AJ Wears :: A Slouchy White Blouse

I'm a stalker. I mean, yeah, I'm sitting outside of your house with binoculars right now, but in this blog I mean a SHOPPING stalker. I often fill up my cart when I'm online shopping, close the browser, and then spend the rest of the day fretting about whether or not I should pull the trigger. I had one of those moments last night - I loaded up a cart at Last Call, left work, and by the time I got home the shirt I really wanted had sold out. I didn't care enough about the rest of the cart to go through with it after that, so I saved myself some $$$.

I tell you all of that to say - I shop stalked this shirt and panicked when the small sold out and the medium was in low quantities, and I'm glad I didn't abandon the basket this time. It took about 5-7 days before I was ready to commit, but I've worn it at least four times since it arrived. It looks more flattering in person, I promise. You can come outside and see for yourself.

Top, ASOS (exact but s/o. save it though, things often come back // similar with embellishments).
Pants, The Limited (this year's version).
Heels, Marne by JustFab.
Bag, Coach (several colors on Amazon).
Ring, c/o RocksBox subscription (get a month free with code AJXOXO!).

Love List :: High Rise Pants

Something crazy happened in the past year. I realized that pants with high waists were WAY more comfortable than other pants were. I had the epiphany when I bought Hudson Jeans in the Barbara cut. They go all the way up my hips, which means there's no muffin top. They're also easy to sit in all day. Whether crisp trousers, slouchy harem-style pants or a high rise jean, I'm slowly replacing my uncomfortable pants with styles that clear my belly button. No shame.

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So in my search to expand my high rise collection, I went back and found some of my favorite outfits using a higher waistline! (Sorry to anyone on RSS - there's a nifty slideshow if you click through)

AJ Wears :: A White Blazer

Okay, so I felt cooler in this outfit than it actually looks, and that's okay. Fashion is about the FEELS, right? But for a Monday, I'm gonna say that I did okay.

I also feel the need to confess that everything I'm wearing today is stretchy pajamas. It feels good. The material, not the confession. The confessions was actually more of a brag.

Blazer, 3.1 Phillip Lim via Bib+Tuck (very similar from Nordstrom).
Top, from local boutique Tulips (similar).
Pants, Chico's (I recommend all of their So Slimming pants - they're comfortable but controlling! omg. I sound so old).
Flats, Zara (similar from XXI).
Bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs (exact, purchased with a c/o gift card from Shopbop // amazing similar from Vince Camuto for 1/3 the price).
Necklace, Mark.
Sunglasses, Karen Walker.