AJ Wears :: White Pants

I almost didn't buy these pants. The first time I found them (on clearance!) at Dillard's, they were WAY too long, even for some of my super high heels. I knew I was unlikely to ever get them hemmed, so I didn't buy them. Fast-forward a few weeks, and I couldn't stop thinking about them, so I dropped by just to see if they were still there. MAGIC AND FAIRY DUST, there they were. I took them straight from Dillard's to the tailor and never looked back. That also encouraged me to finally take my jeans in to get hemmed as well! Win/win/win. I'll skip the part of the day where I fell down a flight of stairs and just pretend like this was the perfect outfit.


Pants, Trina Turk (similar at Dillard's).
Shirt, Zara (If you love the pleats - if you love the color).
Blazer, Forever 21 (similar).
Heels, Sole Society.
Bag, Kate Spade.
Necklace, BaubleBar.

AJ Wears :: A Navy Pencil Skirt

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. As I continue to upgrade my wardrobe piece by piece, there are a few that I'll hold on to (until they fall apart) regardless of where they came from. This skirt (which I swear is navy) is one of those things (it was $8 from Forever 21). It's just a piece of jersey material sewn in the vague shape of a pencil skirt (which I kept getting tangled in every time I went to the bathroom today). But it's comfortable to sit in all day and looks pretty darn professional for something that was probably a pillowcase in its former life.

No, these shoes are not comfortable. Always keep flats at your desk. Look! Bow belt, bow bag. So matchy.


These earrings are awesome. First Lady in the front, last lady out of the clurb in the back. And my hair is thrown into my half-hearted attempt at a messy chignon after seeing this Birchbox video yesterday. I figured out halfway through the day that I had "Leslie Knope Man Hair." Parks & Rec fans, YOU know.

Top, Theory (similar from same).
Skirt, Forever 21 (similar from Target).
Heels, Marceliana from JustFab.
Bag, Kate Spade Beau Bag (exact in other colors - wait for mega sale).
Earrings, BaubleBar (exact).

AJ Wears :: A Striped Vest

I was so big on vests last summer, so it's surprising that this is one of the first appearances of a vest this year. It's like wearing a blazer that doesn't make you hot...ie, perfect for steamier summer days. I recommend the vest for anyone looking to add interest to a simple outfit. Black dress? BORING. Black dress with vest? OKAAAAY.


How cute is this necklace? For those of you trying to read that like an H, it's actually a hashtag - as in, #ootd (outfit of the day!) Little back story - I'm a social media manager by day, so I basically get paid to tweet and hashtag things (I know. Awesome). I thought it would be cool to have a Twitter inspired necklace, so I worked with 9th&Elm to make one! They specialize in handmade, custom, and otherwise awesome goods so I'd definitely check them out if you want some really unique pieces.

Vest, BCBGeneration (exact).
Dress, Forever 21 (similar from same).
Shoes, JustFab (s/o in multi, exact in black).
Necklace, c/o 9th&Elm.
Bag, Alexander Wang.