AJ Wears :: A Leopard Skirt

Did you look up one day and wonder where the heck everyone on Instagram got a leopard silk skirt? Me too. I’m assuming it’s because this particular brand sent their ($200!) skirt to everyone to post about. The side of my brain that has seen The Devil Wears Prada 500 times knows it’s probably because some large brand showed them at Fashion Week, because now there’s a bias skirt in every shop you come across.

Don’t care either way, it’s an instant outfit, breezy for summer, and super cute. I picked mine up for $20 at Forever 21 because girl gets that it’s a fleeting trend and I’m not gonna spend hundreds on it.

Speaking of fleeting trends, I’ll address the sport sandals too. I don’t know why I’m so partial to them. They’re horrifying and weird, but I LOVE the funky casual look (doesn’t hurt that they’re super comfy too). I blame Prada and the fact that I slid into my mid-30s this summer. Next stop: Muumuu city.

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Girls out here selling feet pics and I’m giving them away for free. If you’re a foot freak please PayPal me $100, thanks.

Girls out here selling feet pics and I’m giving them away for free. If you’re a foot freak please PayPal me $100, thanks.

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Top, Forever 21 (old).
Skirt, Forever 21 (similar).
Sandals, Zara (similar from SheIn).

AJ Wears :: A Blue Suit

I've been obsessed with The Bold Type since Hulu recommended it to me a few months ago. If you haven't picked up this show yet, it's like The Devil Wears Prada: The TV show. The fashion is awesome, the storylines are interesting, and the characters are lovable. Yes, even Jan from The Office - she's actually one of the coolest people on the whole show, playing Jaqueline, the editor-in-chief of the magazine where they all work. She's what Miranda Priestly would have been if she'd been allowed to show feelings (or have half a heart).

I'm feeling very Bold Type today. I saw a video of a girl in a blue suit recently and immediately thought, "Oh hey, I need a bright suit." I actually picked this one up from JustFab of all places (it comes in pink too!) and immediately felt like a Jaqueline-meets-HRC vibe. I mean, I only went to work and Happy Hour, but I'm ready to run whatever business you may need me to. Lemme know.

Side note: I also have been VERY inspired by The Bold Type to up my wardrobe game going into fall. I'm talking colors, I'm talking patterns, I'm talking weird puffy sleeves. I filled a cart full of Jane, Kat, and Sutton inspired tops so get ready for some realllllll weirdness up on the blog.

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Suit, JustFab.
Top, Forever 21 (similar from H&M).
Bag, Alexander Wang.
Heels, Stuart Weitzman

 (similar from Forever 21).

AJ Wears :: A Lemon Dress

On my way to work this morning, I thought extensively about the new Beauty and The Beast. While it was magical and enchanting and Emma Watson was a lovely Belle, I found myself thinking it would have been even better had they hired someone who could really sing. Her voice was so over-processed and pushed that they could never have tackled one of my favorite numbers from the Broadway show, Home. A more seasoned singer could have knocked that out of the PARK and introduced a beautiful song to new generations. This is what bothered me about La La Land too - I TOTALLY get that Emma & Ryan would draw in a crowd, and the movie is about normal "just like us" people but why not give that opportunity to a Broadway actress? As someone who spent years of her life in musical theatre and voice lessons, it's always bothered me when lesser-known actresses get glazed over for famous girls that can't really sing that well.

Side note: Did you hear Emma Watson was cast in both B&TB & La La Land and had to choose? Ugh. Really loved you as Hermione and feminist, tho. 

WHILE I'M ON THE SUBJECT - Can we please get a lesser known musical for those "blah blah blah LIVE!" productions? Err'body in the world has seen Grease. Let's see Crazy For You or Thoroughly Modern Millie or Kiss Me Kate or okay now I'm just naming all of the musicals I like.

Anyway, here's what I wore this weekend.

And since I only managed to snap two photos on my iPhone of this outfit, here's a selfie with a corndog. Super casual.

Dress, Forever 21 (as I predicted on Twitter - this has sold out. Check local stores and blame Gal Meets Glam's large following for buying it out // this one's cute tho).
Shoes, Donina by JustFab.
Bag, Louis Vuitton.