AJ Wears :: A Stripe Sweater

You know what my closet REALLY NEEDED?? ...another striped sweater. I know, I know, that's a lie, but I came to terms with the fact that I love stripes last year. And if you love wearing something, feel free to buy multiple items that fall in that category because that's what you're going to reach for. The fact is, I can't wear the same striped sweater every day, so if I want to wear a striped sweater I have options now. See? I can justify just about anything. Plus, it's cashmere so it's basically like, a need.

Also, I was TOTALLY that girl that busted out a sweater, leather, and booties the second the temperature dropped. I regret nothing.

Sweater, Equipment via Last Call (exact but whoa, I paid WAY less so wait for a good sale, similar for less).
Button Up, Bardot (similar).
Skirt, Trina Turk (similar from Sanctuary).
Booties, c/o JustFab Luxe (exact).
Bag, Coach via Marshall's (similar from Sole Society, this year's version from Coach).

AJ Wears :: A Cargo Jacket

Well, I had fully intended on publishing this post before I left on vacation last week, but never got around to it! I have approximately zero outfit posts from this past week - I spent most of my time in a bikini and sarong. It was a much needed vacation from both work AND the blog, you know? Rather than stress myself out trying to line up scheduled posts and guest bloggers, I took the week off, and it was lovely. And y'all didn't even notice. I recommend all bloggers take this route, personally. A week off won't kill anyone. Although - TWO weeks off from blogging will kill your SEO rankings.

Jacket, c/o JustFab (exact).
Top, Cabi (similar).
Jeans, Hudson (exact).
Bag, Coach (exact).
Shoes, Jessica Simpson (exact).

AJ Wears :: Leopard Lace-ups

Happy Friday. My posts are usually a day or two behind (or like yesterday, a week behind!), so you rarely get to see my "Casual Friday" ON a Friday. Today, I'm wearing a striped tank and some floral high tops you likely won't catch on the blog any time soon, but this combination of ankle pants and a silk tee is a great casual Friday option.

Top, Rebecca Taylor (exact - but I literally paid a 1/3 of that so wait for a sale or price adjust).
Pants, The Limited (exact).
Shoes, c/o JustFab (Name: Kriss. I love them.).
Necklace, local boutique Fringe (similar from UO).