AJ Wears :: Wide Leg Pants

I put these pants on last week and I was super pumped to wear some giant wide legs. They flow like a maxi skirt and with the fitted waist and tie suspenders, they’re about as unique as you can get.

And then I walked outside and realized it was pouring.

Since I didn’t want to end up with puddles up my legs, I swapped them out for a pair of cute ankle pants and went on with my day. If you’ve ever had to change due to weather circumstances, you know how disappointing it is. Your second outfit is never as cute as the first one and you spend all day thinking about how you COULD HAVE been cute, but the rain got in the way.

I mean, I wasn’t gonna walk around all day holding up my pants, so I was obviously better off, but still. 

There is no surprise ending to this story. I decided to wear this outfit on a better day. And here it is.

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Suspender Pants, c/o SheIn (exact // get 15% off until March 31 with code “Q1ajwears15”!)
Top, Loft (similar from Nordstrom Rack).
Boots, Stuart Weitzman (similar from Nordstrom Rack).

AJ Wears :: A Big Sweater

Last season, I rented this sweater from Rent The Runway and fell in LOVE with it. The oversized sleeves. The big, chunky knit. The way it was just long enough to wear with leggings without swallowing me whole. Unfortunately for me, I couldn't find it anywhere. I considered just never sending it back and seeing if they noticed. I scoured the internet for weeks after trying to find it. I even emailed Revolve to see if they could track one down for me from the designer.

And then a magical little sale alert popped into my inbox and told me Urban Outfitters had one in my size - and it was on sale. Twelve seconds later, I had an email confirming my order and I was pleased as punch.

Thanks to a mild winter, I didn't get to wear my beloved big sweater too much, and I suspect this might be the last time I'm in a sweater until next Fall, since it's going to be 80 degrees this week. I'm listening to George Washington sing "One Last Time" as I write this.

What? I'm a little dramatic.

Sweater, Elliatt (rent it // similar from Missguided).
Leggings, Spanx (exact).
Necklace, Fringe (local!).
Boots, Stuart Weitzman (exact, I'm wearing Topo // similar from Kohl's).
Bag, Louis Vuitton Favorite MM.

Faking Fall :: The Sleeveless Sweater

While things have cooled off a bit in Arkansas, we're still hitting highs in the 80's most days. Enter my favorite fake fall trick: sleeveless sweaters. They're great for this time of year, because they give that "fall feel" without completely overheating you. I love them for winter too though, because they fit nicely under jackets. Nobody likes sausage arms.

Tunic, Express (cute similar from Rack!).
Jeggings, Old Navy (I bought two more colors, what? exact here).
Boots, JustFab (similar from Macy's).
Bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar from Kohl's).