AJ Wears :: Maroon Pants

I've been on the hunt for a pair of red pants in a cranberry or oxblood.

These are not those pants. The Limited is calling them "red," but I find they skew much more purple-ish, like a deep mauve. I made the same mistake with a pair of pants from J.Crew a month or so ago, so now I have TWO pairs of pants in this dreamy color. I don't mind the mistake, though;  When I saw this pair hanging next to this camisole, I immediately envisioned them like this:

Also, lets talk about the fact that they have pockets, but they ZIP. UP. That way, you can use them if you like or zip them up and avoid the dreaded pocket hips. I'm a fan.

Pants, The Limited (exact).
Camisole, The Limited (can't find online - recent in stores).
Blazer, J.Crew (similar from Factory).
Shoes, Forever 21 (similar from F21).
Bag, Coach via Poshmark (found an exact on Amazon! Get it!)

AJ Wears :: A Denim Shirt

I'm having a love affair with short sleeve button ups right now. I have no idea why. They do provide a certain amount of extra coverage on the arms, which I can appreciate; but I think it's the actual shape that I'm so drawn to. It makes the shape masculine, but feminine. Cool, but classic. I saw this photo on Pinterest today and almost lost my mind, so now I'm searching for a cropped sweater with short sleeves too (because that's practical). Anyone else feeling me on the grandpa look right now?

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Shirt, Zara (my favorite similar).
Pants, Asos (exact).
Loafers, Forever 21. (exact. I can't stop wearing these!)
Bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Bracelet, Rocksbox (1st month free with code "ajxoxo"! do it.)

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).