AJ Wears :: A White Pleated Top / Dress

I’m honestly not sure how Zara intended for anyone to wear this thing. It’s marked as a top on their website, but on my 5’2” frame it’s certainly long enough to be a tunic, if not a full dress. But I do suspect they want you to wear it with pants, since the thing is entirely unlined. It’s certainly the sort of piece you’d want to wear something under - hence my black sports bra + spanx shorts situation here. The entire thing may be destined to become a bathing suit coverup one day.

What’s that? They make these things called slips, in nude and whites even so you CAN’T see what’s going on under my dress? Shhhhh. Never heard of it.

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Dress / Top / Whatever: Zara (exact).
Jacket, Old Navy (almost identical).
Bag, Alexander Wang. 
Sneakers, Asos (exact).

AJ Wears :: A Pink Suede Jacket

Can we talk about how thrilled I was with the weather this week? Buying a suede ANYTHING in Arkansas this close to summer is a serious gamble (and probably a little dumb), but you gotta think ahead. Things sell out. The world moves on, and I'm minus one super cute pink suede moto jacket. But Mother Nature threw me a bone and I actually got to don this on a beautiful April day.

If you want to talk about the bag too, we can. I've been admiring the Jimmy Choo biker bag for years now, "hearting" on Poshmark and stalking the internet looking for a deal. My diligence finally paid off - I managed to find a well-loved Biker and only paid $200 for it! Not only is this style not sold anymore, these things went for $1500 new! I think we can safely call this the deal of the year.

Jacket, Asos (exact).
Tee, H&M (recent in store, similar from Nordstrom).
Jeans, c/o JustFab (exact).
Heels, JustFab.
Bag, Jimmy Choo via Poshmark (shop gently loved Bikers on Posh!).

AJ Wears :: Floral + Leather Jacket

I'm still working through my wardrobe resolutions for 2017. Not that I'm making any solid goals, but I feel like I'm still working through a transition period in my style. I'm still working out what exactly is my style - I had a small personal crisis after watching America's Next Top Model. Each model was tasked with defining her style in two words, and I cannot for the life of me figure out what my two words are. Edgy femme? Modern Avant-garde? Leather...and floral stuff?

If it's leather and floral stuff, I am set, for here is the world's coolest jacket. This was an outfit that felt decidedly me, if not a little cooler. I'll have to keep working on the words.

Jacket, c/o Shopbop (exact).
Shirt, Forever 21 (similar from Last Call).
Pans, ABS (similar from Macy's).
Bag, Gucci (similar from Rebecca Minkoff).
Heels, Stuart Weitzman c/o Shopbop (exact // similar from H&M).