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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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

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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.