AJ Wears :: A Comfy Sheath

Life is too short to wear uncomfortable clothes. In my old age, I have started slowly chucking pieces that pull weird, sit wrong, dig in uncomfortably, or that I fuss too much with. In fact, I decided I loved being comfortable SO much that I placed a giant Old Navy order last month (surely I wouldn't keep all $200 worth, right? Lol wrong) in an effort to revolutionize my wardrobe into the worlds most comfortable closet.

Enter: This dress. It's a nice thick jersey so you don't feel exposed, but it's still stretchy enough that it doesn't wrinkle easily and moves well. I love this thing so much, I want it in black too.


Dress, Old Navy (red s/o online but available in other colors).
Heels, Steve Madden (exact // similar for less from DSW).
Bag, Alexander Wang.

AJ Wears :: A Grid Print Jumpsuit

Hello, it's hot outside now. Which means I face a daily struggle getting dressed for work. I want to look cute, but I don't want anything to touch my body. Okay, what I *really* want is to stay home and work in my pajamas, let's be real. 

Honestly, I should be utilizing services like Rent the Runway more often during the summer. They did a "Rent One, Get Two Free" (ROGTF? There's no ring to that) special recently so I rented a dress, skirt, and this jumpsuit for a few summery outfits. Because when you feel like wearing nothing, you might as well wear something completely the opposite.


Jumpsuit, J.O.A. via Rent the Runway.
Bag, Balenciaga via Poshmark.
Shoes, Christian Louboutin (similar from Lord + Taylor). 

AJ Wears :: A Little Red Dress

This weekend, I turned 34. Like, whoa. 34 sounds like the kind of age I would have thought was an "adult" when I was a kid.


While I participate fully in adulting-type things like paying a mortgage (and POA, bless it), going to a 9-to-5, voting, or remembering to get your oil changed every so often, I don't really *feel* very adulty sometimes. I still play video games most days of the week. I love - and have bought in the past year - stuffed animals. I have a really hard time turning down chicken nuggets in favor of a salad. 


(Shout out to Sephora for this killer makeup for my birthday dinner, FYI)


I like all of the fun stuff you get to do as an adult, though. I love staying up as late as I want, despite my body begging me to give in (and complaining loudly about it the next day). It's nice to have my own money to blow on stupid things like a Furby or eye masks that look like cucumbers. I really enjoy entertaining friends in our home, spending late nights by the pool laughing, and exploring the globe. 

Every year, my friends and I go out for my birthday. We sit around a table in one of my favorite restaurants, we drink good wine and laugh about stupid things. A lot has changed in my 33rd year, some things I would change, others I wouldn't dare. Some really great, some really terrible. What I can say without hesitation is - even if 34 still feels like I'm waiting to grow up sometimes - my 30s have been some of the best years of my life so far. So cheers to you, 34. 

Dress, Bec & Bridge via Rent the Runway.
Shoes, Stuart Weitzman (exact).
Earrings, Stella & Dot.
Makeup: Eye shadow, Anastasia BH Soft Glam, Lashes, Lilly x Sephora.