AJ Wears :: A striped skirt

Here's what happened. Target posted a stupid instagram with a stupid striped skirt and I realized I had to have one. Yes, I already have one, but I needed a JERSEY one that could be worn CASUALLY. Naturally, Target had no such skirt in store. So when I found it's short step-sister at Forever 21, I was like, Okay.

And then I put a vest on it and I went to book club and this month we're reading The Interestings. I'll let you know how it is. As for the skirt, I love it. Consider it two thumbs up from this skirt critic.

Skirt, Forever 21 (exact).
Vest, H&M.
Shoes, Aveiro from JustFab.
Bag, Vintage Coach Station (similar, ebay).

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 :: Stripes on Stripes

It's been unusually cold for May. We broke a low record this weekend and I actually had NO IDEA how to even dress myself. Last year I was in NYC and fully expected cooler weather. This year, my brain can't function and I still have new wedges I haven't worn yet. I ended up going with a tried-and-true favorite of legging pants, striped tee, and fun scarf. I figured some bright flowers on the scarf and fun shoes would make things feel springy (even if the weather wasn't feeling that way).

 Look at Little Rock showing off. Even when it's cold, it's still trying to be gorgeous. We spent the weekend at Made By Few, a conference for tech/design/developer types that was really inspiring. I spent my Saturday at the Clinton Library listening to some amazing people (like that guy who designed the FarCry 3 posters and that guy who founded Threadless). What it reminded me was - I have an amazing job where I have the flexibility to pay the bills and the time to focus on what I love...this blog. I get to be an art director, photographer, graphic designer, and content creator in my free time and I LOVE it. This blog is my passion project, and I'm glad I get to share it with you. Work when others are resting.

Top, Love 21.
Pants, Forever 21.
Flats, ShoeDazzle.
Jacket, Forever 21.
Bag, JustFab.
Scarf, Charlotte Russe.