True Grit Fall has officially arrived, and what better to tackle it than in style? Today I'm giving away my favorite fall piece from True Grit!

This hooded jacket is softer than literally anything you've ever felt, and looks just as cute on! It's tough for me not to keep this one for myself.

Retailing at $140, this bad boy could be yours! To enter, just @YourStylistAJ on instagram and leave a comment below this post with what your favorite thing about fall is! Mine is definitely new layers of cozy, and grande non-fat lattes at 130 degrees. Yes. (Entries must be in by Tuesday 9am CT) 

Good luck!


This post is sponsored by True Grit, but it's still softer than anything you've ever felt. ever. 

Women's True Grit

Spring Dress GIVEAWAY

I'm crazy excited about today's giveaway sponsored by Bonnie & Clyde! giveaway2


This supercute minty blue dress is one of my faves. It's jersey knit lining will keep you comfy, while the chiffon high low detail adds an element of fancy. This dressy or casual spring piece could be yours! Just enter  below by Friday at 9am!

The deets:  -Dress is a Lucca Couture size M -Belt not included -Shipping on me! -Entires must be in by 9am Friday, 4/25

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Getting Organized ...(a giveaway)


Owning a business, working 40 hours a week for someone else's, and working for the family business, all while dating long distance, AND wanting a social life... um. what. 

Here I am, admitting, I have felt a bit unorganized lately. The frustrating part was not being able to pinpoint what wasn't working. I follow a structured procedure with my business and lifestyle, but I'm human, and was overlooking e-mails and rescheduling dinner dates with girlfriends.

I realized that no matter how dated it seems, I needed an old school planner. I tried keeping track of my life with my iPhone, iPad and iMac, and you'd think those three powerful tools would make me feel on top of it. Wrong. I really tried to think back to the last time I felt 100% on top of everything, and it was last year, when I kept everyyyything I needed to know written down. SO, I ordered a custom planner.

There's something magical about physically crossing things off a to-do list, and don't even get me started on post-its!

How do YOU stay organized?

Please leave a comment below spilling your best tip, and one person will win a complimentary BLOW OUT & KERASTASE DEEP TREATMENT, ($95 value) with me at Thomas West Salon!



  • I need my friends, and the laughter we share
  • Wearing my beats on my way to work= a better day
  • Keratase’s new oil for damaged hair is my new best friend
  • Being booked with weddings through NYE makes me feel downright awesome
  • My clients trust me with the private details of their lives, and this is an honor, a goosebump worthy honor
  • Gilt bar has the best caesar salad in Chicago
  • My boyfriend will always be a kid… he had a longboard and tambourine delivered to the apartment
  • I feel better with extensions in!
  • I deserve a monthly massage… and so do you

Have a perfect Friday! P.S. Congrats to Rachel W. for winning the $50 gift card on the facebook page today :)