Happy Birthday, America!

U S A! U S A! I’m gonna celebrate by eating some sweets with my sweet and (maybe) lighting a couple sparklers. IMG_6212How will you celebrate today?



For Auld Lang Syne

Wow, it’s been a whole year already! So much has happened in 2013, where do I even begin? With the coming of 2014, I wanted to take this time not just to look back, but to thank all of my greatest supporters.

My mission from day one has been to inspire those who are living on a modest paycheck to take another glance at their wardrobe and see it’s full potential. I truly believe that the way you present yourself to the world has the power to change your outlook on life. It’s easier said than done, but making a modest living and looking great is possible. Your wardrobe can reflect the person you want the world to see and you can do this on a limited budget.

I’ve gotten such great feedback from my readers. It’s beyond touching to hear that my words have made a positive impact on some of you. So much of PJA’s success is because of you, the readers. I can’t thank you enough for making a little time out of your day, (or week if you’re like me and let your blog reading pile up!) to stop and see what’s happening in my world.

A great big thank you to the businesses (Urbanity Style Sharing and Marmalade) for working with me on a couple collaboration posts. I’m so looking forward to working with you in the new year. Here’s a look back on our work together. Business love

A HUGE thank you to my girl, Jessie Marie, for coming with me on crazy mis-adventures to take some blog pictures! I REALLY couldn’t have done it with out you. Here’s a look at some of the amazing work she does. the looks

We all have so much to look forward to in this bright and shiny new year. Your budget is limited, but don’t let that limit your dreams. Let’s make 2014 the best year yet!

<3, PJA

Resolution #1

2013 is coming to a close and resolutions can be funny things. My trick is to set attainable goals; small little wisdoms to live by that are easy to follow through with everyday. In leu of the new year, I’m counting down with resolutions that are easy to stand by. Ever.

Image courtesy of Create as Folk.

Simple enough, but in a world of fast fashion and flash sales the cheaper option can be quite appealing. If you want something bad enough, it’s worth searching and waiting for. Settling for anything can put anyone in a very unhappy place.

Start small. Save the money you would spend on those knock-off Charlotte Olympia kitty flats towards a real pair. Maybe you have the perfect, little black dress in the back of your mind. Instead of getting that one that is not exactly what you’re looking for, but it’s on sale, hold out! The perfect fabric, style, and cut is out there somewhere and worth every penny.

<3, PJA

Tee’s Me Tuesday

Let the Christmas movie marathon begin! Yesterday, an old favorite Home Alone stopped me in my tracks. Even though I have probably seen this film about a million times over, I couldn’t pull myself away from Kevin’s mischievous antics. Can you imagine my sheer delight when I found this t-shirt?! I was like a kid on Christmas morning!
Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Crew T-Shirt For Women In Red With...

In honor of this Christmas classic, order a cheese pizza for yourself and don this Kevin McCallister approved attire. Home Alone


Clockwise from top left: Beanie, H&M. Filthy Animal tee, Bonanza. Circle scarf, Scotch and Soda. Shirt, Madewell. Boots, Modcloth. Khakis, Zara.

<3, PJA