AJ Wears :: A Tuxedo Dress

It is a rule: If you get something dry cleaned because it kind of smells, the next time you wear it it will be abnormally hot and you'll need to take it right back.

This is a fact. Don't @ me.

In other news: I love the idea of wearing a tux as a dress, à la Judy Garland. This dress is particularly versatile;  I always thought it would look cute layered over something, so s/o to this shirt fresh from the dry cleaners for making that dream come true. 

Shirt, Banana Republic (similar on sale from WHBM).
Dress, Mango (similar from Nasty Gal).
Boots, Stuart Weitzman 5050 (shop SW boots here!).
Bag, Alexander Wang Rocco (little sister Rockie available on Shopbop).
Necklace, trade show (similar from Rack).

AJ Wears :: A Trench Dress

Apparently, I wear this dress on Wednesdays. I wore it last Wednesday with some lace-up red heels, and I wore it yesterday with my favorite loafers as of late. As my friend Katherine put it, "It's like a blazer/trench without sleeves with nothing under it, so you could literally just flash someone whenever." Yes, that's exactly it. It's a great dress. 

Dress, Mango (exact - in white as well).
Flats, Forever 21 (exact. I love them. Three colors.).
Bag, Barbara Bui (similar from ChicNova).
Necklace, no idea (similar, kind of).
Glasses, Karen Walker (exact // similar for less).

AJ Wears :: A Striped Skirt

These are my confessions.

I wore this entire outfit on Easter Sunday, and then I wore it again the Monday after because there would be no overlap of seeing the same people.
Sometimes, I'll go to the fridge to refill my water and I'll grab a piece of cheese and eat it. Not slice it off the block, I'll just take a bite right out of the block like a heathen.
I haven't washed my hair in...well, actually, I can't remember. Clean hair is for suckers.
Most mornings I actually pull myself together in 15 minutes, because I like to stay in bed until the LAST. POSSIBLE. SECOND. 8:45 am? Challenge accepted!
This outfit is wrinkled because I sat at a desk all day. The tassel on my purse is wonky because I was in a hurry to meet my friends for happy hour and didn't really review my photos. I also took zero photos looking at the camera. Why? MYSTERY. Nah, I probably just wanted to show off that I finally have enough hair to make a halfway decent bun.

My final confession? I fell asleep during Monday night's basketball game. The only thing I remember is the Little Caesar's commercial that came on after. Bite bite! Sip sip! You know the one.

Skirt (today's top ten piece): Kate Spade Saturday (similar from The Real Real, cute stripe option from Romwe, another one from ChicNova).
Shirt, Forever 21 (exact - awesome deal!).
Sweater, The Limited (similar from BooHoo).
Flats, Mango (similar from XXI).
Bag, Gucci (similar for less).
Glasses, Prada (similar for less).