AJ Wears :: Neon Pink

I have no idea why certain pieces stick. I can't pinpoint if it's color, style, or just general new-ness of a piece that makes me want to wear it over and over again, but this neon blouse has been on my body at least once a week since I got it. Work? With a blazer. Date night? Leather jacket and cool heels. Casual Saturday? Under some black overalls. That's the magical clue we're all trying figure out, isn't it? What is it that makes a piece extra perfect? Once I figure it out, I'll let you know, but until then it looks like it's a little bit of trial and error, and a lot of luck.

Blouse, J.Crew Factory (exact).
Jeans, DSTLD.
Jacket, Milly (this LOFT jacket has a cute similar feel).
Heels, Manolo Blahnik.
Bag, Balenciaga (check out pre-loved Citys on Poshmark, where I found mine!).

AJ Wears :: A Pink Vest

I perplexed a young millennial today. See, I technically fall into the category, but I'm so old that I had to ask someone, "Is this a top or a skirt?" So I often forget the difference that 10 years can make and say weird things. Like...

"Oh, I love your shoes, where do you get them?" Me: "Zara! They're very Annie Hall, right?"


It's fine. Everything's fine. If you need me, I'll be watching Diane Keaton's Snapchat.

Vest, Banana Republic (Similar from Oasis).
Shirt, J.Crew (similar in popover style from Factory).
Jeans, DSTLD.
Shoes, Zara (similar from Forever 21).
Fur Ball, Indigo (similar).

Other times I wore awesome vests:

AJ Wears :: Stripes + Gray

A couple of things.

1. How is it already MARCH? This year is already flying by. I'm not wishing it away right now, since warmer weather is on the way and you guys know how much I hate that. New plan: Get a job somewhere really north before June. I'm sure my husband is on board.

2. This jacket. I love it. It was bought to replace a tweed moto I loved hard and eventually split down the back, but it's become SO MUCH MORE. It's the perfect light jacket, super comfy thanks to the sweatshirt-like material, and doesn't wrinkle when you wad it up and throw it in your back seat. Bonus: when it got too warm to wear, I tied it around my waist. S'cute.

3. These jeans: They're a new favorite. DSTLD was running a pretty heavy Facebook campaign when my husband saw the ad and decided to buy a pair. He's a JBrand wearer normally, so the idea of buying a pair of jeans for under $100 was definitely appealing. I was so impressed with his that I ordered this super stretchy black pair for myself. The fit is fantastic - still need to get them hemmed, though. So heads up for shorties - I ordered the petite/ankle and they were STILL too long. For me, sizing ran a little small too, but don't trust me on that, because I'm a little heavier than normal right now and they might be tight just because I've eaten too many nachos.

Top, The Limited (similar from XXI).
Jacket, J.Crew Factory (very close! from XXI).
Jeans, DSTLD.
Sneakers, Nike (the latest model).