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).

AJ Wears :: A Pantsuit

I'll admit it - I did not care about politics the first time I was able to vote. I was actually doing a semester abroad in Australia for the 2004 election and forgot to get an absentee ballot, so I didn't exercise my right to vote until much later. Honestly, I didn't have the time or passion to care until I met my husband, a news junkie who couldn't wait to vote when he turned 18.

I'm glad my husband got me interested in politics. In a world where young people can be so apathetic about so many things, it feels good to care about things

I'm not going to make this more political than that; a fashion blog is a place for life's daily costumes, not opinions on who should run the country. But it felt appropriate to commemorate what I'm wearing today, which is probably more of a statement than I could possibly write. No matter who you're siding with today, get out there. Vote like your country depends on it. 

And also send me all of your pantsuit selfies. 

Blazer, The Limited (exact, on sale).
Pants, The Limited (similar on sale).
Bag, Alexander Wang.
Blouse, Theory (similar in mint).
Heels, JustFab (similar from XXI).
"I Voted" Sticker, USA.