AJ Wears :: A Chunky Sweater

This has been the year of the chunky sweater! On cold days this winter, I basically lived in an oversized sweater and legging jeans. I was thrilled to wear this one, which I snagged from Trunk Club, one more time this weekend after a warmer than average February. It's soft. It's textured. It's exactly the sort of thing you'd wear to have a beer on a Sunday afternoon (which is exactly what I did).

Sweater, Madewell (exact).
Jeans, Old Navy (exact).
Booties, Kendall + Kylie c/o Shopbop (exact).
Bag, Alexander Wang (exact).

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).

Sometimes I Shop :: Shopbop's On Sale!

First things first: There is no such thing as an "Early Black Friday Sale." That's just a sale, people. Black Friday didn't come early (I'm looking at you, Macy's), you're just pushing the season.

Second: Stores open on Thanksgiving. Can we stop?

Third: Is Kohl's still open 24/7 during Christmas hours? I can't imagine who needs a crockpot and socks at 2 a.m.

ANYWAY, Grinch aside, I do most of my shopping online. Shopbop has graced us with yet ANOTHER Buy More, Save More sale this week and they're not attempting to pass it off as a Black Friday sale. In fact...you can shop it right now. So fill up on turkey and wine, then treat yourself to a little tipsy purchase. Here are some of my favorites right now:

1. Kendall & Kylie Booties: This is literally a no-brainer. These sleek booties are way cooler than I am (v. model off duty!), and K&K's collection is pretty affordable. PS - they come in grey suede too!

2. Rebecca Minkoff Moto Bag: Love the slouchiness of this cool take on the bucket bag.

3. Gift Boutique Luggage Tags: Perfect for gifts! Also perfect for me, who is going on vacation in December. Of course, these are super cheap so they only qualify once you've spent $200 - but they're a good add-on if you're trying to get there!

4. Stuart Weitzman Mules: Y'all know I'm on a mule kick and these are GORGEOUS. UGH.

5. Sincerely Jules Camille Trench: I've been eying this coat for over a year...might be time to pull the trigger! I love the darker camel color.

6. Karen Walker Crossbody: I need a black crossbody. The tortoise shell detail on this one is too cool.