AJ Wears :: Socks with Heels

When I go in on something, you guys know I go ALL IN, right? I couldn’t buy just one pair of fancy socks to try the socks and heels thing. I had to order 10 different pairs from Amazon so we could do a trial and error run before finding the perfect combination. This was simply the first effort.

Mr. AJ didn’t get it and made fun of me (standard). The guy at the coffee shop said he was digging the look. A couple of people work called them “cute”. I think next time I’ll try an open toe heel or a pair of slides, but I love the idea of cutesy socks with fancy shoes! It’s not like they’re actually keeping our feet warm or anything, but I’m pretending that socks + non-sock shoes is like winterizing them.

What I’m saying is, stay tuned for more socks outfits…whether you like it or not.


Side note: I can see people posing for photos all the time on this parking deck from my house, and I like to spy on them with binoculars. Now I’m the one casually posing during my lunch hour like a doofus, but I’m not up there to make fun of myself.

I would have definitely made fun of me during the next photo.


So casual. So normal. I am actually laughing at myself since it was just me and a self-timer, but I don’t know at what. The wind? The fact that I can’t put on a coat properly? Because I feel like an idiot? Likely all of the above.

Coat, Banana Republic (similar from ASOS).
Top, Express (exact camisole).
Skirt, The Limited (similar from SheIn).
Socks, Forever 21 (exact).
Heels, ShoeDazzle (similar from Forever 21).
Bag, Alexander Wang.

AJ Wears :: A "Car Wash" Skirt

Go ahead, use this opportunity to belt out "WORKIN' AT THE CAR WASH!" right now. I'll wait.

🎶 Toot toot yeeeeaaaahhhh, beep beep! 🎶

Yep, apparently skirts that look like those strips of fabric at the car wash are a thing. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, I'm pretty sure skirt + turtleneck is the answer to office Christmas parties. It's not so out there that you can't wear it to work, but it's just festive enough to transition to the party if you can't go home first.

Of course, if your office holiday party was anything like...well, all of them, no one remembers what you wore anyway. Cheers!

Skirt, Cinq À Sept (rent it // buy it - on sale!)
Turtleneck, Nordstrom (similar).
Heels, Manolo Blahnik (exact // similar under $40!).

AJ Wears :: A Plaid Skirt

MERRY MERRY! I'm a "Christmas all month" kind of person, so I'm always looking for ways to make my wardrobe a little more festive. Enter: Red plaid. 

I actually had this skirt in my cart on Asos for a month before I pulled the trigger, watching it go in and out of stock. Thankfully, someone didn't realize their petite sizes run small, and I was able to scoop up this return. SO CUTE RIGHT?

I also apologize for the phone photos, but as it is THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR, it is also the darkest time of the year. Gotta get those photos in when I can, camera or not.

Skirt, Asos (exact in petite // similar).
Sweater, The Limited (similar from Last Call // similar from XXI in three colors).
Shirt, Elizabeth & Clarke (exact).
Boots, Stuart Weitzman (exact).
Coat, Zara (exact, I LOVE IT).
Necklace, BaubleBar (exact).