AJ Wears :: A Short Suit

I’ve worn a short suit on the blog before, 1000 years ago. This one happened quite by accident, though. I bought the shorts at Zara when I was in San Diego in March, and the blazer from Asos in July. I was absolutely tickled when I realized they would match. Because the short suit is perfect for days when it’s too hot for pants but you still wanna be business cazzzsssh. How do you spell shortened casual? The world may never know.

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Blazer, Asos (exact).
Shorts, Zara (similar from WHBM).
Tank, Forever 21 (exact in pink).
Heels, 1.State (exact in several colors).
Bag, Coach (similar from Amazon).

AJ Wears :: A Tan Blazer

I really enjoy my tan blazer from Banana Republic (last seen here), but it’s really more of a coat and quite warm. So I set out to find a lighter blazer in a similar color for the warmer months. This brand from ASOS has quite a few cute blazers and I LOVE the fact that the sleeves are already ruched. I’ve always preferred 3/4 sleeves or rolling my jackets, and it wasn’t until I saw someone say that long sleeves didn’t feel as feminine that I realized why.

Well, that and being short. I just don’t like stuff hanging around my wrists. I could blame left-handedness as well, since I grew up dragging my sleeves through whatever I was writing.

Anyway, what was I saying? Right. Blazer. Shorts. I wore this to work, as an effort to continue defying all laws of office dress code.

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Blazer, Asos (exact, sold out // similar from Kohl’s).
Shorts, Dunno. Penney’s I think but they’re old (similar from Forever 21).
Tee, Chaser for Peloton (similar from Walmart).
Heels, 1.State (exact in a few colors).
Bag, Anine Bing (exact // Inspired strap from XXI // similar from Amazon) .

AJ Wears :: Floral Shorts

Behold, the compliment shorts. No matter where I wear these things, someone stops me to compliment them. I'm not sure why I wear anything else.

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Funny story about these shorts, though. They were almost the shorts that weren't. I had to make an exchange with Trunk Club and told my stylist she could toss some other stuff in there for me to check out. It was a particularly busy week so I didn't really get to do a full try-on and blog post, but the morning I was boxing everything up I picked up this bag and said, "Oh, this is a cute print. Are those shorts?" Mr. AJ and I are literally about to walk out the door and I ran to the bedroom to try these on. He was watching me try to shimmy into these shorts saying, "You're never gonna get those on." Which only made me shimmy harder because DARNIT I KNEW THEY'D FIT.

They just needed a little coercion. I was in a hurry, after all, and elastic is a stubborn beast. I took one look in the mirror and said, "Okay, those are cute," before tossing them aside and taking the rest of the trunk down to be picked up. 

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Long story longer, they fit, this was a great impulse buy, and I've worn them almost once a week since. They're not super expensive and look way cuter in person than on the website, so I'd give them a try if they have your size (these are the large and I'm a fairly solid 8/10 these days).

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Shorts, J.O.A via Trunk Club (exact).
Tee, Everlane.
Shoes, Sole Society (similar from Asos).
Bag, Coach (Edie Style: exact style from this season // second hand // similar for less)