AJ Wears :: A Denim Dress

What EXACTLY do you call this dress? Jumper? Pinafore? Fancy skirt overalls? Whatever term you may choose, I randomly remembered it the other day and decided to see if it fit (a lot of old stuff is doing that lately!). I had been dreaming up this sleeve / jumper combo in my head and was delighted when it actually worked.

It also made for the perfect pairing for my new shoes, a birthday gift I bought myself when I was in NYC. No one knows how to spoil me like me.

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Dress, Reformation. (similar from shein // similar from asos).

Shirt, Endless Rose (similar from shein).

Flats, Chanel (super similar for less from asos!).

AJ Wears :: A Beret, Kind of

A couple of things.

A) I struggled with this beret. I was thinking, “Oh, I’m so cool, look at me with my quelle femme féroce vibe in my little hat.” And then when I saw the photos, it looked all wrong, propped up on the back of my head like a marshmallow floating in cocoa. Later observation of some far cooler girls on Pinterest led me to realize that it’s supposed to go closer to my forehead. You know, like a hat.

B) I also feel the need to confess that I never wore this jacket. I took it with me when I left the house, thinking perhaps it was colder than it was. But when I tried to put it on for the photos, I was thwarted by tiny arm holes fighting against my sweater sleeves. So here I am, draping it casually over my shoulders in the ultimate blogger power move. The color looked good with the outfit in photos and what is blogging if not a big fat lie? I could make a career out of Photoshopping trees out of the back of pictures and making my arms look a little thinner (JUST FOR ME, OKAY??). Victoria’s Secret catalog, call me.

3. Remember that time I tweeted about walking my dog with a purse strap? This is that purse, and that is why there is no shoulder strap on this purse. We couldn’t find Zoey’s leash so I grabbed this as a substitute. It never found its way back to the purse. C’est la vie.

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Sweater, Asos (similar from Charlotte Russe).
Skirt, c/o SheIn (exact // 15% extra off with code Q1AJWears15!)
Pointless Coat, Banana Republic (similar from Boohoo).
Useless Hat, SheIn (exact).
Loafers, Gucci (exact // similar from Walmart).
Bag, Coach Swagger 27 in Gold (Poshmark // similar from Zulily).

AJ Wears :: A Fiesta Dress

Who knew a dress with yarn on the sleeves could be this much fun? SheIn sent me this dress and I had *so* much fun wearing it. I always like to experiment with weird stuff from them, and this was a total hit.

I tossed it on for work, totally forgetting it was our company's big 10th birthday party that day. Not only did I get an insane amount of compliments on it from co-workers, strangers actually stopped me to say how much they loved it. I have to admit, I loved it too - super comfy, fun to wear. And yes...it has pockets. It transitioned seamlessly from work to happy hour that evening, and had I not dropped a meatball on it I probably would be wearing it again today.

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And yes, it went perfectly with my work party hat. Boom!

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Dress, c/o SheIn (exact).
Shoes, Steve Madden (exact).
Bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim (This is the Medium Pashli // similar-ish).