Faux Fur, Plaid + Distressed Denim

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Here they are, my DIY distressed jeans making an appearance in another post paired up with a plaid button down and a faux fur vest. I am obsessed with how this pair turned out, and can’t wait to work on my next one. If only it was warmer in Minnesota. I keep telling myself – Only 2 more cold days, then it’ll get better.

This whole look sans the shoes and the hat is thrifted, and I couldn’t be more proud at how it all came together!

It’s week 4 of school now, and all my projects are starting to get more serious and intense. But as some of you know, I am not working this semester, just focusing on school, so that definitely makes things a lot easier.

I wanted to quickly mention a really cool book I am reading in my Retail Environments and Human Behavior class. It’s called Why We Buy? by Paco Undersell. The book focuses on different aspects of stores, from visual displays, to decompression zones, to strategically positioning merchandise in specific places on the floor. So if you are interested in retail, or simply want to know more about the science of shopping, definitely check it out. I will be working on an observational research paper in this class too, so if you are interested, definitely let me know, and I will share about my research in the next post.

PS. Happy Valentine’s Day! Can you tell which hand is mine?

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The Color Blue

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A couple weeks ago Sally McGraw of Already Pretty invited me to attend Girl’s Night Out put on by Lee Jeans. I had to agree because I have never owned or even tried a pair of Lee Jeans on in my life, and the event also took place at the McNamara Alumni Center at the U. And since I was already on campus that day I didn’t want to miss out on hanging out with some of my favorite blogger people, and meet new ones.

The party was amazing, just what I needed after a long day of class. Plus I got to catch up with Sally, Katie Schutrop, Megan and Nora of Two Birds, and finally meet Elizabeth Dehn of Beauty Bets.

Now about the jeans. I will be honest, I was impressed. Shelby, who works for Lee was extremely helpful and attentive when it came to picking out the size or the style. It was all about what I wanted and what I was looking for.

I am a huge skinny jeans fan, and I really wanted a pair of those, but they were out of my size. So instead I walked away with a pair of bootcut jeans, which I loved, and may be more on the classic side and not my edgy side, but gotta tame that edge somehow, right?

One thing about those jeans though – they are so comfortable and literally feel like yoga pants. They stretch but at the same time don’t stretch out, so they don’t lose their shape by the end of the day, which is amazing.

I have been wearing them on and off for the past week and a half, and last Saturday night when my brother and sister in law were in town, we all went to the Walker, which is celebrating its 75 anniversary, so all of the galleries are open, including their selfie station! We had a blast!

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