AJ Wears :: Dots & Overalls

I wear a lot of stripes. My husband even likes to point out when I'm wearing a striped shirt and pretend it's a surprise, as in: <sarcasm> Oh wow, stripes, that's a new one! </sarcasm> So when I'm trying to mix it up, dots are a great alternative. I've found that dots have even more variations than stripes, as they often come in polka, animal print, or sporadic patterns like this top.

Also, do not be startled by my lack of sweater, boots, or scarf. This was taken last week on a 98* day, nbd. Just slowly melting up here in Little Rock. 

Overalls, Current/Elliott (similar from Alloy).
Top, Asos (exact).
Flats, Zara (exact).
Bag, Kate Spade (exact, on sale!).

More Times I Mixed It Up With Dots:

AJ Wears :: Stripes + Dots

The week before vacation is always the hardest. I leave for the beach on Friday and everyone and their dog is going to make sure I work for it.  So rather than devote my brain power to things like getting dressed, I will be employing a bit of a uniform for the week: Black pants. They always make me feel more polished than jeans (even in flats!) and when I feel polished, I feel more confident, and I get more work done. There's some sort of wardrobe science there someone should investigate.

Shirt, J.Crew Factory (similar from Romwe).
Sweater, Equipment (similar from Chicnova).
Pants, The Limited (exact).
Flats, Zara (similar from Forever 21).
Bag, c/o JustFab. (exact)
Trench, Coach (similar from ASOS).

AJ Wears :: A Tan Coat

You know those packages you get in the mail and you try on IMMEDIATELY? I love those kind of boxes. After a long weekend in Texas, I came home to a porch full of potential new favorites. This coat climbed its way to the top almost instantly. Toggles! Hood! Delicious fall color! It was a kind of love at first sight situation. Notice you didn't even get a photo of the outfit beneath the coat. This was partially because I knew the coat could hold its own, and partially because my husband was annoyed by the cold rainy weather and just wanted to go inside. I need a robot photog.

Coat, c/o Boohoo (exact).
Top, J.Crew Factory (similar).
Sweater, Banana Republic (exact, on sale).
Leggings, Fabletics.
Boots, ShoeDazzle (similar from Nordstrom, on sale).
Bag, Alexander Wang.
Necklace, BaubleBar.