AJ Wears :: A slouchy dress

This dress has never made the blog before, but I tend to gravitate toward it for relaxed weekend dinners when I don't want to think about what to wear. It's practically sheer and turns into a wrinkled mess after sitting down once, so it's really not a practical thing to own, but I like it anyway.

 Another piece I've worn several times but somehow have yet to blog. Yay, today's post has a theme! I wore this to a delightful dinner with friends at Brownings followed by karaoke at the Town Pump where I threw down a little Nelly. Standard.

Dress, Can't remember, seriously.
Necklace, BaubleBar.
Shoes, Zara.
Clutch, JustFab.

AJ Wears :: A colorblock dress

I don't always match my outfit to my bag, but when I do...I make sure we're wearing the exact same thing.

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed I fell prey to the Kate Spade sale. It happens to the best of us. I think a large leather tote is always a good thing for a woman to have though, even if it IS a ridiculous bright pink and orange one. I love it. It's also a tiny bit smaller than most leather totes, making it perfect for petites.

Dress, H&M (similar for cheap, similar for spendy).
Bag, Kate Spade (exact).
Shoes, ShoeDazzle.
Necklace, eBay.

Pin to Real Life :: Rachel Bilson's Short look

There's nothing wrong with pulling a little inspiration from Pinterest every now and then. I have a whole board (Every Girl is a Carrie, as in, Carrie Bradshaw) that I draw inspiration from when I've hit a creative wall. So I'm excited to link up today with Sarah's Real Life for her Pin to Real Life challenge! I've had this inspo on my board for a while - Rachel Bilson has always been a fashion DO for me and has impeccable street style, so I decided to remake her shorts + blazer look (a favorite of mine anyway). PS - we're actually the same height, so I love to draw inspiration from her because the proportions are usually great for me too!

Pretty simple concept - but I love the look! The only thing I'd change is since it's summer, I think I'd wear an open toe bootie or a strappy sandal with this look next time. Also, her shorts have me thinking I might dye these red! Pink can be a tough color to wear and I think I might get more mileage out of a red pair. Then again, I saw a red pair at Limited today I could just go pick up too.

Have you ever copied an outfit exactly from Pinterest? Or do you prefer to just use it as a jumping point and make an outfit your own? Are these questions making you feel like you're reading a blog about a small town girl from Kansas?

Make sure you check out Sarah's PINspiring look today and see who else has been remaking their pins!