AJ Wears :: A Green Blouse

I love jewel tones this time of year. Deep pinks, reds and greens seem to pop against the traditional greys and blacks of the cold season.

But this story isn't about color. It's about going to business mixer and popping a button off my blouse. I spent the rest of the night fiddling with my sleeve and eating all of the pimento cheese I could possibly eat without people noticing and pointing.

Look out, business world. Here I come.

Top, Asos (exact).
Pants, Asos (exact-still avail. in a few sizes).
Heels, Manolo Blahnik (exact).
Coat, Trina Turk (similar).

AJ Wears :: A Pug Sweater

It's official - I'm a crazy pug lady. I can't resist buying anything that has a pug on it. Thankfully, The Limited knows my plight and created this adorable sequin pug sweater. Most things with pugs on them are goofy looking, so I really appreciate that they made something with a cute roly-poly pug on it. They get me.

Sweater, The Limited (sold out! ugh! Here's the link if you want to save it).
Shirt, Asos (exact).
Pants, H&M (similar from Target).
Heels, Kate Spade (similar from Asos).
Coat, J.Crew Factory (exact - on sale).

AJ Wears :: A Funky Cardigan

1. I found my tripod. Things were much more professional today.

2. Several people told me I looked like a school girl today, which I don't mind. I'm a big Gossip Girl fan (not as big as this girl, who based her whole life on Blair Waldorf) and tend to wear funky school uniform type outfits every fall. I also bought way too many headbands when that show was on. NO REGRETS.

3. I need a haircut. This is a shaggy mess and I am one frizz monster day away from just lobbing it off myself. Is it bang season yet?

4. I'm trying to improve my Instagram, but sheer laziness and a lack of fresh blooms and white surfaces to photograph is really holding me back. If I photographed what was actually going on in my house, it would be a table of abandoned podcasting equipment in the corner, a stack of credit card offers on the kitchen counter, a pile of dog toys in the bedroom, and a wine bottle graveyard from the past two weeks (it's been a rough month, OKAY). I mostly just want to smack these girls who have enough time and clean counter space to style a bottle of perfume and make it look like Annie Leibovitz personally took the photos. But, I am trying. There's that. Anyone have suggestions of what they'd actually like to SEE? I really only get momentum on outfits, shoes and when I go to Tokyo.

5. For the first time in a few months, I kind of feel like I've got it all together, but I'm really more concerned about the well-being of my character on Animal Crossing and the career-advancement of my girl on Splatoon than I am myself. Speaking of video games, adult women are now gaming's biggest demographic. Woohoo!

Cardigan, Forever 21 (similar in B&W // similar color).
Top, Forever 21 (exact. so cute).
Skirt, J.Crew Factory (similar from Factory and Imma buy it in grey).
Shoes, Zara (similar from Forever 21).
Bag, Alexander Wang.