AJ Wears :: Stripes + Leopard

How do you avoid burnout? To be honest, I've been feeling exhausted lately - not just with my blog, but with work in general. 2015 started as a whirlwind of travel and adventure, and adjusting back to the reality of two jobs and a boatload of freelance work has not been a seamless transition. Unfortunately, the blog seems to be the first thing to suffer when I'm feeling overwhelmed. I have decided this year not to post just for the sake of posting, though. I'm reserving it for those outfits and photos that I really loved.

This is one of those outfits. I've no doubt worn some variation of this before, but I've felt better today than I've felt in a long time. I'm also wearing real pants for the first time this week, so that's something. I'm still managing to make deadlines and feel cute at the same time; Isn't that all we could ask for? PS - the secret to feeling put together when you're feeling nuts - stripes, black pants, and some awesome shoes. Throw on a little lipstick and you're ready to conquer the world.

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Coat, Vintage Trina Turk (similar, on sale!).
Sweater, Equipment (similar at Chicnova).
Button Up, Old Navy (similar at Old Navy).
Pants, The Limited (this season's verson, on sale! I bought petite).
Loafers, c/o JustFab (exact).
Necklace + Rings, c/o Rocksbox (first month FREE with code ajxoxo!).
Bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Bow, H&M (similar from XXI).
Glasses, Prada (exact).

Oh, and the lip? Lipstick Queen Sinner in Scarlet Red. Never fails.