AJ Wears :: A Pineapple Tank

Happy Friday, Happy August. My favorite casual Friday combination is skinny jeans + blazer + tank or tee. It usually transitions well to patio dining later in the evening if you're wearing heels, and you can always ditch the jacket if it gets too warm. But rather than keeping it stuffy, I like to add a little whimsy with a bright color...or, you know, pineapples. At lunch today, one of my friends leaned over to examine my tank and said, "Are those little pineapples?!" Yes. Yes they are, and they're fabulous. I'm having a very pineapple moment lately - both my iPad and phone have pineapple backgrounds too. Mmmmm. Delicious.

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Tank, Old Navy (exact).
Blazer, Gap (similar from ASOS).
Jeans, Hudson (exact).
Bag, Coach.
Wedges, JustFab (love these from Charlotte Russe).
Rings, BaubleBar.

AJ Wears :: A Vest & Maxi

Making a summer maxi work appropriate is often as easy as adding a layer. And then, you're sitting at your desk in a giant bag and it's just GLORIOUS. This particular maxi has been a bit of a wardrobe workhorse this summer, and it's currently on sale! I'm wearing it in the short length (I'm 5'2") which has been perfect for flats or low wedges. My friend Amy wore this same dress in a citron color when we were in Dallas and got at LEAST 15 compliments. It's goooooood.

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Dress, Victoria's Secret (exact on sale!).
Vest, Forever 21 (LOVE this one from Nordstrom).
Bag, Kate Spade (similar from Amazon).
Ring, c/o RocksBox.

AJ Wears :: Lace & Leather Shorts

While everyone in the world is acting like the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is THE only sale that has ever existed, us 'round these parts were getting hyped about the Dillard's Clearance Sale. It's that special time that comes who-knows-how-often where all items on clearance are an additional 30-40% off. I found myself in the contemporary section on Thursday holding about six different leather items, trying to decide HOW MUCH leather is too much. The sales associate helping me assured me there was no such thing - she confessed to owning over half of the items I was considering herself.

She made the sale in the end by convincing me leather was in again for fall. What can I say? I love a little edge and these were basically free.

Top, ABS Platinum (similar from Bluefly).
Shorts, Trina Turk (Exact if you're curious - paid only 20% of that! Affordable option from JCP).
Heels, ShoeDazzle (similar from Steve Madden).
Necklace, Vintage (similar from River Island).
Bag, Rebecca Minkoff (exact in new prints!).