AJ Wears :: A new haircut

When I woke up this particular day, I didn't know I'd be cutting off all of my hair. It wasn't exactly a premeditated thought. The string of events is as follows :: I see myself on TV and think, "Dang! My hair looks long and skanky!". I ask my husband if he likes a particular haircut and he doesn't hate it. I start pinning medium length bobs to Pinterest. My friends text and ask why I'm doing that. I wake up the next morning and call a salon recommended by my friend Amy. They ask if I can come in at 2:15. I take this as a sign and ask them to chop it all off.

And that's it. When the stylist sat down, she went on and on about how gorgeous my long hair was, and I was like, "Ehhhh....you aren't gonna like what I want you to do then!" But it was fun and I LOVE the results. I don't know, I haven't had my hair short in probably ten years. There was so much of it and it was so damaged and colored and tangly and it's about to get so hot and I use so much product and I was so bored and I needed something more...polished.

Halfway through the cut I showed her a picture of how curly my hair gets and she freaked out a little. I can't wait to see how this curls naturally! I bet it's even springier now that I've gotten rid of some weight. I'm excited to experiment with different ways to wear it. It was time for change. We cut off 10-12 inches and I'm stoked. Now all of my hair is healthy again! (PS - I went to Tayler at Swank and she was great! So was the salon. Highly recommended for Central Arkansans).

Also I got another new bag. I might need a mini purse intervention. This one is just SILLY, it's so small. But I think it's adorable and the coral color is such a fun punch. Fact is, when I'm running around town doing errands and things, I like a small crossbody with just enough room for my keys, a lipgloss, my cards and my phone. This one is light and fits JUST that much. I might should have saved another hundy and gone for the full size Willis, but I have a weakness for cute tiny things. My husband says I'm a marketer's best dream. It's true. I buy those mini Coke bottles too. Adorable!

Top, Forever 21 (Exact in 3 colors).
Pants, Forever 21 (Similar from WHBM).
Shoes, Tuesday by ShoeDazzle.
Bag, Mini Willis from Coach (Exact in 4 colors).
Necklace, H&M.

AJ Wears :: A Gingham Shirt

I love a gingham shirt. I found this one on the clearance rack at Target and was wooed by it's adorable little ruffle back. Y'all know I love a detail...especially a girly one. I imagine this can still be layered under a sweater or jacket, but looks really cute on it's own (without being, you know, too cowgirl).

Look, I'm not apologizing for this bag. I asked on Twitter the other day if it was cheating to buy it because it's technically a Phillip Lim dupe.  The consensus was, it's gorgeous, who cares? Now that it's arrived, I'm repping this thing like it was $900 and not $40. I LOVE IT. I'd even consider spending the money on a real one if I didn't have adult responsibilities like taxes and mortgages and car payments and feeding my family. Man, being a real person is so lame sometimes. The good news is, I'm completely in love with my "inspired" purchase and can still pay the bills. Score.

Shirt, Target.
Belt, Forever 21.
Jeans, Forever 21.
Shoes, Copacabana by JustFab.
Bag, Midtown by JustFab.