AJ Wears :: Floral + Leather Jacket

I'm still working through my wardrobe resolutions for 2017. Not that I'm making any solid goals, but I feel like I'm still working through a transition period in my style. I'm still working out what exactly is my style - I had a small personal crisis after watching America's Next Top Model. Each model was tasked with defining her style in two words, and I cannot for the life of me figure out what my two words are. Edgy femme? Modern Avant-garde? Leather...and floral stuff?

If it's leather and floral stuff, I am set, for here is the world's coolest jacket. This was an outfit that felt decidedly me, if not a little cooler. I'll have to keep working on the words.

Jacket, c/o Shopbop (exact).
Shirt, Forever 21 (similar from Last Call).
Pans, ABS (similar from Macy's).
Bag, Gucci (similar from Rebecca Minkoff).
Heels, Stuart Weitzman c/o Shopbop (exact // similar from H&M).

AJ Wears :: Trouser Jeans

Fun fact time! About 7 or so years ago, I was a manager at The Limited. I'd say about 70% of my closet was Limited by the time I left, including a gorgeous pair of trouser jeans in a teensy size 2. Life happens and I eventually grew out of those amazing jeans, which were absolutely perfect for work, weekend and beyond.

When I saw these at The Limited last week, I almost couldn't believe it. The cut has modernized slightly, but the bones are still there. A deep blue wash, pleated front, and a fabulous wide leg (at 40% off, of course). Paired with my favorite Schoolboy blazer from J.Crew? Fall work wear magic, people.

Jeans, The Limited (exact).
Blouse, Theory (similar from Dillard's).
Blazer, J.Crew (similar from Factory).
Bag, Coach (exact from Amazon).
Heels, Gianni Bini (similar from Madden Girl).
Scarf, Vintage (similar from Lord & Taylor).

Three more times I wore this J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer:

AJ Wears :: A Floral Coat

Confession: You won't see every single one of my #Top10Remix outfits this month. Some days it's too rainy, some days it's WAY too busy, and some days I just don't have great hair. BUT, I'm going to snap a quick photo on my iPhone each time I don't do a full photoshoot, so you'll still see all 30 outfits by the end! It's just way too much pressure to blog every day for me. Also, don't you love how I said "photoshoot" like I have a full team and lights and shiny circles and stuff? Nope, it's really just me taking my tripod into the park and snapping like four photos with a remote and hoping a few work out. GLAMOUR! FASHUN!

The story behind THIS outfit is, I have no idea how it came together, but it was a popular pick around the office today! I told you I was trying to branch out and wear color, so here you go. This ought to hold me for a few days.

Today's other awesome story is about this bag, and this coat. Remember Sarah's coat story (yes, I feel like a stalker right now)? I too, found this coat in the back of my coat closet and instead of listing it on Poshmark, thought about how cute it would look with stripes. I'm pretty sure I bought this in college for like...$15. Score! As for the bag, I've been stalking the Borough bag since it was introduced, but didn't really want to pay the $500 price tag. When I found this one on Poshmark and snagged it for $150, it felt like fate. It fits my Macbook EXACTLY and was in fabulous condition. Spring isn't looking so bad after all.

Of course, the pants are from my Top 10 today. These were also an amazing deal, $90 from $350, and mine was the only size left. Some days, you just get lucky. Today's outfit was absolutely full of luck.

Pants, Trina Turk (similar from Missguided).
Coat, Old Navy (couldn't find anything close, but this one is cute!).
Tee, StyleMint (similar).
Bag, Coach.
Heels, Stuart Weitzman c/o Shopbop (I'm wearing Adobe, 1/2 size up).
Necklace, BaubleBar (exact, on sale!).