AJ Wears :: A Fluffy Red Coat

I’ve officially dubbed this coat “The Elmo Coat.” It’s ridiculous, it’s bright, it’s actually SUPER warm. You’ve already seen it on Instagram a few times if you follow me there.

I wore this out one night and the restaurant hostess said I looked like Cruella de Ville, if she lived on Sesame Street. AND I. AM. HERE FOR IT.

The thing about wearing a super fluffy coat is that people want to pet you. As long as you’re prepared for that, it’s otherwise a fun and rewarding experience. You also have to be prepared for constant whispers behind your back. Some will love it, some will hate it. Some will try to pose with you, thinking you’re the Times Square Elmo. Own it, girlfriend.

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But most importantly, never forget where you came from.

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Coat, Asos (exact - on super sale so heart and watch for returns).
Sweater, Atlantic Pacific x Halogen (exact sold out // similar from NY & Co).
Skirt, JustFab.
Boots, Stuart Weitzman (this dupe on Amazon has great reviews!).
Bag, Balenciaga (City bags on Poshmark).

AJ Wears :: Yellow Plaid

Since 1995, Cher Horowitz has had the lock on yellow plaid. It does not matter what you wore, be it a full (and fabulous) skirt suit, or just a small backpack - someone will definitely make a comment about you looking, like, totally Cher-esque.

Now, thanks to a 90’s revival, you can find everything from sweatpants to full two-piece sets in Cher’s beloved plaid. Finally, a reason to dress like a fictional valley girl the other 364 days of the year.

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Plaid Co-ord Set, c/o SheIn (exact - 15% off your order with code “Q1ajwears15”!).
Blouse, Elizabeth & Clarke (exact).
Blazer, Asos (similar).
Boots, Stuart Weitzman (exact // similar for less @ Amazon).

AJ Wears :: A Blue Suit

I've been obsessed with The Bold Type since Hulu recommended it to me a few months ago. If you haven't picked up this show yet, it's like The Devil Wears Prada: The TV show. The fashion is awesome, the storylines are interesting, and the characters are lovable. Yes, even Jan from The Office - she's actually one of the coolest people on the whole show, playing Jaqueline, the editor-in-chief of the magazine where they all work. She's what Miranda Priestly would have been if she'd been allowed to show feelings (or have half a heart).

I'm feeling very Bold Type today. I saw a video of a girl in a blue suit recently and immediately thought, "Oh hey, I need a bright suit." I actually picked this one up from JustFab of all places (it comes in pink too!) and immediately felt like a Jaqueline-meets-HRC vibe. I mean, I only went to work and Happy Hour, but I'm ready to run whatever business you may need me to. Lemme know.

Side note: I also have been VERY inspired by The Bold Type to up my wardrobe game going into fall. I'm talking colors, I'm talking patterns, I'm talking weird puffy sleeves. I filled a cart full of Jane, Kat, and Sutton inspired tops so get ready for some realllllll weirdness up on the blog.

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Suit, JustFab.
Top, Forever 21 (similar from H&M).
Bag, Alexander Wang.
Heels, Stuart Weitzman

 (similar from Forever 21).