AJ Wears :: Festival

I'm not gonna lie, I've never understood the whole "festival" style thing. My first "festival" was Warped Tour circa 2000, where I wore an Eyeliners tshirt and Chuck Taylors, and almost got crushed to death from crowd surfers coming over the barrier when I was on the front row of NOFX (for the record - I was just there because I wanted to be front row for Something Corporate, duh). It was not fussy. It was not flower crowns and wedges and bodysuits. WHO THOUGHT BODYSUITS WERE A GOOD IDEA? You are probably going to the bathroom in a porta-potty. Plan accordingly, ladies. Rompers are not your friend.

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That being said, I saw this dress on RTR and thought, "Hey, that's a good outdoor concert dress." And in theory, it was. I felt cute and for the most part, I was comfortable. Sure, it was like 90 outside and maybe sleeves were a little ambitious but in the shade it was fine, and my shoulders let the heat out. That's what I'm telling myself, anyway.

I'd also like to apologize to the dry cleaners at Rent the Runway. I'm sure you deal with a lot and I did not help you at all with that.

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Dress, Free People via Rent the Runway (exact).
Backpack, Longchamp (exact - review coming soon!).
Sandals, Sole Society (similar from Forever 21).

Oh, and also - I'm going to start reviewing my RTR rentals with whether or not I'd buy the pieces. This one? TOTAL buy! It comes in white and red too!

AJ Wears : A Cobalt Sweater

It's finally gotten cold enough around here to break out my coats. I prefer bundling to shorts so it's nice to finally get some winter around here. December, I'm looking at you. You were a freak.

Also, happy 2016 and all that. So far, I've spent more of my year in pajamas than real clothes, so it's going great.

Sweater, Asos (similar from Forever 21).
Blouse, Bardot (similar from River Island // lol or buy a dickie).
Jeans, Hudson (exact).
Heels, Sole Society.
Bag, Coach (exact, on sale!).
Coat, J.Crew Factory (exact).

AJ Wears :: A Burgundy Hat

I wore my black wide brim fedora two days in a row recently, and realized that I needed more hats. They're the best way to hide less than fresh hair, and they're super cute. Period. This hat also shielded me from some rain on my walk to my car, which really put the function in fashion.

Plus, you know. It's my favorite color right now.

My latest necklace from Rocksbox is SO. GOOD. I'm planning on buying it, I love it so much. I have loved my Rocksbox subscription and highly recommend it - for only $19 a month, you get to rent designer jewelry, and buy at a discount if you really love it. Get your first month free with code AJXOXO.

Hat, Sole Society (exact).
Sweater, The Limited (similar from Boohoo).
Blouse, MICHAEL Michale Kors (similar from Target).
Pants, Asos (exact. they're awesome.).
Flats, JustFab (exact).

I just did hats, so...Love this sweater? I also wore it this way: