AJ Wears :: One Blazer, Two Ways

Another twofer coming your way, peeps! JustFab sent me this blazer to review and I could not resist the opportunity to show it two ways. That's because it is, in fact, a two-way blazer! One quick zip and it goes from a slouchy boyfriend blazer to a sleek short one.

Look 1: Weekend

For a polished weekend look, I wore it long with jeans and flats. I absolutely love the color. I may have the sleeves shortened because I like a 3/4 length, but for now I just rolled them up.

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Blazer, c/o JustFab. Tee, H&M. Jeggings, Old Navy. Flats, Aquazzura via Poshmark (adorable similar from 6pm!). Necklace, BaubleBar.

Look 2: Work Week

I had a presentation last week and I knew I wanted to wear this dress; it's long enough that I don't have to worry about flashing anyone, and the short sleeves are better for any pointing at the screen I was going to do (no one comes to work to see your armpits). So I threw this jacket on with it and realized the length was no good with the length of the dress. In my head, it worked, but in real life I looked kind of frumpy. No worries there, I just unzipped the bottom of the jacket and made it into a cute little blazer.

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Blazer, c/o JustFab. Dress, Treasure & Bond via Trunk Club (similar from SheIn). Bag, JustFab. Necklace, BaubleBar. Heels, Manolo Blahnik.

AJ Wears :: A Leather Vest

Did I forget to blog in June?

Oops. 

Honestly, it's been a whirlwind of stuff the past month. We sold our house, packed up everything we own into a 12x9 Pod, and embarked on homelessness for two weeks while we wait to close on our new place. I'm currently in the second week of homelessness, staying in a friend's basement and wearing the same outfit every day.

The outfit you see here is one I managed to salvage from a suitcase and throw together for dinner with friends that were in town from Dallas. The hair isn't so much washed as it was "watered", but I passed for a fairly normal person that night at Sushi Cafe considering that mere hours earlier I was wearing an outfit for the third consecutive day: Gap yoga pants and a "Puppies Make Me Happy" tank top.

We close on Friday. Just a few more days until I live out of boxes instead of a suitcase.

Vest, c/o JustFab (exact - also comes in red!).
Dress, Treasure & Bond via TrunkClub (exact - one of my favorite summer finds! Just trust me and buy it.).
Heels, JustFab (similar).
Bag, Gucci.
Necklace, BaubleBar.

Sometimes I Shop :: May Trunk Club Review

It's time for another Trunk Club review! I've gotten a few the past couple of months I haven't reviewed fully, because my stylist Jayme and I were on two different pages for spring. Warmer weather is hard to shop for, but she sent a top-knotch Trunk this week and I can't wait to share it with you!

For those of you who don't know, Trunk Club is a personal shopping service that sends you a giant box of clothes and shoes hand picked by your stylist so you can try everything on at home and send back what you don't want. It's so much more personalized than services like Le Tote or StitchFix, because you can message back and forth with your stylist; you even preview your trunk before she ships it and choose what to send, and what you're not loving. If you want to try it, you can sign up here.

The packaging, of course, is always so lovely and it's free to ship and return. Trunk Club has honestly become one of my favorite ways to discover new brands and styles. Here's what Jayme sent this month:

Ruffle Detail Floral Print Tank, Lush, $35

Cute summery tank from Lush, a brand I am really starting to love. Their stuff is cute but very affordable! I passed on this since it wasn't a huge need, but I liked it.

Side Ruched Body-Con Dress, Treasure&Bond, $59

This dress was one of the things in my preview Trunk that I LOVED, and it did not disappoint. There's ruching all down the side so it's a flattering fit, but it's a super soft jersey material that will be clutch for the summer. KEPT IT. I also ADORED these espadrilles...

Marcey Espadrille, Paul Green, $299

...but the price tag is just too steep for right now. I'm going to put them on my wishlist and hope for a sale before summer is over. Not only were they SO COMFY, the little ties were just too cute. I had never heard of Paul Green before, but these shoes seem very well made! See what I mean about new brands? I don't know if I would have picked these out for myself, but they were one of my favorite items and terribly difficult to let go.

Frayed Hem Side Slits Denim Shorts, STS BLUE, $39

STS Blue is another new brand to me, but I'm definitely going to check them out again! I kept these super soft, stretchy cut-offs and imagine I'll be wearing them all summer long. For $39, I am thrilled - especially since I bought some size large shorts from Forever recently that I couldn't even get over my thighs.

Block Stripe Split Back Top, Two by Vince Camuto $59

Do you ever have that thought when you're shopping that something is cute, but maybe not $59 cute? That's how I felt with this top. I actually think the style is really unique with the split back, but there were other things in the box I wanted more so I passed on this one. JUST BARELY...I may have been influenced slightly by my husband. When I told him I got another Trunk, he said, "Oh wow, I can't wait to see what striped shirt you buy to go with all of your other striped shirts." Insert *monkey covering his eyes* emoji here.

Grace Slide SandalSteve Madden, $49.95
Taya Espadrille Flat, Dolce Vita, $119.95

Jayme sent these other two pairs of flats, which were only so/so for me. I recently got a pair of black "X" slides similar to the Steve Maddens, and I felt like they showed too much toe. The Dolce Vita espadrilles were cute, but a little snug. Both passes.

Dress, No idea, no idea the price, can't find it anywhere.

No idea where this dress is from, because I didn't save the little card like an idiot blogger. It wasn't really flattering, but it had pockets. However....I basically have this dress already anyway, so it was a pass. Ugh, just realized this dress makes me look pregnant. HARD pass, then.

This was another hard pass for me. While I appreciate what she was trying to do here, the whole thing was overwhelming on my frame and way too boho for my liking. I felt like I was about to go down to a river to be baptized by someone in overalls. Or sacrificed. Either/or.

Surprise! You know what I definitely needed? Another black top. Whatever, this one from Lush was SO reasonably priced and I love the longer back thing it's got going on. In fact, I put on both these shorts and this top to take my Trunk to UPS.

Three things from Trunk Club this time, not too shabby! If you haven't done Trunk Club before, please consider using my referral link; I'll get a credit to use on my next one, and then you can share the wealth with your friends with your referral link. They charge a $25 styling fee to send a Trunk, but that is applied as a credit to whatever you buy. Nordstrom Card users get Trunks for FREE, fyi, if you're thinking of becoming a cardholder! 

Who's gotten a Trunk and reviewed it lately? Shoot me your links below! And if you'd like to see the Trunks I've gotten in the past, you can find them here.