AJ Wears :: A Leather Vest

 I picked up this vest a couple of years ago from a clearance rack at Dillard's. And it has hung in my closet ever since. I'll occasionally try it on and decide it just makes me look wider than I am and back it goes. But for some reason, when my friend Elizabeth called and said they were headed to Vino's for a little Saturday afternoon fun, I threw it on without any second thought. I added a belt at the last minute for some waist and E said it was one of her new favorite outfits of mine. Perhaps I'll get dressed like I'm meeting my girls in 10 minutes more often.

 What's that? New boots? Yes, again (plzdontjudgeme!). Forever 21 had an insane 50% off sale and I'd been eying these a while as a potential cute travel bootie, so I picked them up for $5! Can't beat that with a stiletto.

And after this, we went and got Elizabeth's tragus pierced and then went downtown and ate cheese fries at Dugan's. A fabulous time was had by all.

And when I found this gem on my camera today, I couldn't NOT share it. Why I was doing this, I couldn't tell you. This sort of thing happens sometimes. Happy Monday.

Shirt, Old Navy (similar).
Vest, Dillard's (this one from Wet Seal is cute!).
Jeans, JustFab.
Boots, Forever 21 (not $5. but fab).
Belt, Target.
Bag, Express.

What I Wore :: Last Friday Night

Today's get up feels rather Game of Thrones to me. I wasn't a watcher when I bought this sweater, but fur collars were all the rage and I just had to have it. Now I'm one step away from being adopted by the Starks. Either way, this may be the last time you ever see me photographed in this spot!

 What? No more parking lot shots? No more people walking their dogs or participating in the Tour de LR behind me? Bummer. Yes, today the movers arrive and we will officially live in our new house. There are still some things here and there that need to be taken care of but for the most part, if that's where the bed and internet is, that's where we'll be too.

 As for today's outfit, the forecast promised me a cool crisp day so I decided to pull out the boots and the fur (worn separately, not like the song). And look, a little grape denim just to shake things up and make the outfit a little less "little rock housewife". Woo, I'm crazy like that.

 Check out that bling - these are the earrings I wore for my wedding! They're so big and sassy. Love them. Bonus feature of this sweater - the fur collar comes off so you can either wear just the cardi, or add the collar as a stole to something else. I have done neither, of course, and have owned this sweater for a year now. BUT YAY VERSATILITY!

BOOTS! I've had these in my wishlist at JF since last year (Alexis is the name), so I was ecstatic when they brought them back. They come in black or taupe, and the black version reminds me a little of some Marc Jacobs boots I was obsessing over a few years ago. They're pretty comfortable, too.

And y'all can thank my dear husband for the booty shot. Have an awesome weekend!

Sweater, The Limited. Jeans, clutch, and boots, JustFab. Earrings, XXI.