AJ Wears :: A studded denim jacket

Today's ensemble is slightly inspired - I picked up this studded denim at H&M over the weekend and love how fun it is. It's soft and stretchy so it's ridiculously comfy, but the studs give it that funky edge I'm always looking for. Did I need another denim jacket? Shhhhhh. No. This one is totally different.

Look what came in while I was gone! After stalking eBay for a month or so, I finally snagged a vintage Coach Legacy bag (this one is Station). Extra Petite did a whole blog about the subject, and I had no idea that you could even FIND something like this on eBay. And after seeing Fran restore her vintage Coach, I knew I had to at least TRY it. Luckily, this bag was in pretty good condition and only needs a little work. I used some of the Coach moisturizer on it to clean it up and I might attempt repair (and flattening that front tab) in the future, but for now, it's the perfect size bag for around town.

Skirt, eLeigh's (local boutique, here's one from ASOS).
Jacket, H&M (really similar!!).
Loafers, JustFab.

AJ Wears :: A Winter Maxi

 I jumped on the maxi bandwagon pretty much when they first came "in" - which means I purchased several questionably shaped and horribly patterned maxi dresses from Target that were more appropriate for a trip to the pool than the mall. I've since wised up and learned that if you're going to have a giant bag covering 95% of your body, at least make sure it's not ruffled, patterned, or ugly.

 Thankfully, this EShakti skirt is none of those things. Look at that gorgeous pleating! It adds just enough interest that it's not a lumpy giant bag (love the defined waist). It is about 5 inches too long, though, which is totally my fault. EShakti actually lets you custom order any of their clothes, so instead of just ordering my standard size, I could have ordered it in a length more suited to someone 5'2". Oops. Instead, I'm wearing my highest heels here. I might hem it for summer so I can wear flat sandals underneath. Oh, I'm forgetting the best part. POCKETS.

What's the consensus on the maxi skirt? Should it just be saved for summer, or can we layer it up for other seasons?

Skirt, c/o EShakti (same skirt, different color)
Jacket, Forever 21.
Bag, JustFab.
Jewelry, JewelMint.