AJ Wears :: Anchor Shorts

Two things - I don't know what's happening. I remember Arkansas in August as moving into my dorm, sweating off about 25 lbs, and barely making it up and down the dorm stairs. So imagine my surprise at an Arkansas August that's amazing enough to sit on the patio at 4pm and then you need a sweater by 9! I'm in love. Secondly, today's ensemble is super chill but this is what I wear to run errands and patio drink. These espadrilles were an earlier summer purchase, but then I stepped in a giant mud puddle while I was walking my dog and almost destroyed them! After a Dawn and Shout bath, they're almost as good as new. To be honest, I really wanted the Tory Burch espadrilles, but they sold out and I'm not a gazillionare. Thanks, TJ Maxx!

PS - I accidentally published this like, last week. So if you've already seen it...oops! SAHRY. :)

Shorts, TJ Maxx.
Flats, Franco Sarto via TJ Maxx. 
Cardi, Target. 

AJ Wears :: Pajama shorts

 I've been slightly intrigued by the "pajama short" trend that I've been seeing lately. At least, I guess that's what you'd call it. I wish I could pinpoint the other people I've seen wearing slouchy, printed shorts with blazers and sweaters, but I don't really remember. I was randomly in Forever this week and saw these on sale - plus an additional 50% - making them $6 and the perfect platform for testing a trend.

 What I discovered is, silk shorts are like, SUPER comfortable. I wore these to play the slots in Tunica with my husband for his birthday, and then they transitioned perfectly to evening for birthday dinner and drinks with friends. I'm eager to see if they translate into fall with slouchy sweaters and tights. For now, I'll wear them while I can and then just add them to my actual pajama wardrobe when the fad is over. I was so into the pajama trend, I even created a collection on Pose to see if I could find more people playing with silk.

I made two JustFab orders this month. Vivienne, the studded pump you saw last week, and Brigette, which my shoe friends convinced me I needed. I had to exchange for 1/2 size up, but these pretties are going to be fabulous for fall. I'm pretty sure I didn't have any green shoes! They rubbed a little after a full day of walking but I suspect once they're broken in they'll be pretty comfortable.

Anyone else hopping on the pajamas in public train? Here's to hoping I don't look like I forgot my pants.

Blazer, Target.
Shirt, MICHAEL Michael Kors.
Shorts, Forever 21.
Shoes, JustFab.

AJ Wears :: Stripes and shorts

Some days, simple is better. When I'm not thinking, especially during summer, I throw on shorts and a top and I'm out the door. Casual, flats or sandals. Dressier, pumps. It's kind of fool proof.

Latest shoes from JustFab - I love these studded beauties! They're a little fall-forward for August, but I couldn't wait to bust them out, honestly. At least they aren't booties (you'll get those soon enough). I ordered true to size and found them to fit similar to JF's Joss.

But seriously, besides the shoes, it doesn't get more summer than that. True story. In other news, I've decided I like lipstick now, even though it rubs all over the place and only looks good 10 minutes after you put it on. Woot.

Shirt, The Limited (love this one from Asos - on sale!).
Shorts, NY&Co (on sale!).
Shoes, Vivienne by JustFab.
Bag, Midtown by JustFab.