Chambray + Gray

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Button downs have been my go-to lately. Whether it comes to creating an outfit, or adding a layer, or even using them as an accessory (more on that later this week). This thrifted chambray shirt is my absolute favorite, it’s thin enough, it’s oversized to the right size and shape, it’s color matches almost everything in my wardrobe. And to me it made perfect sense to wear it with this Zara dress.

As you can probably tell, it was freezing on the day of the shoot! Well, Minnesota weather has been a lot nicer to us lately. I was on the phone with one of my best friends who lived in the same town in Russia for a while, and now lives in Texas. She wants to see the snow, I don’t. Isn’t the grass always greener? Or snow always whiter? Whatever they say…

Here is to Monday and a first full week of classes!

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Blanket Scarves and Oversized Coats

Here is the story of a girl who can never have too many blanket scarves, and too many coats – me. This started about 8 years ago, and I am not seeing an end to this not so minor obsession. So I am embracing it. And the trend. My most favorite oversized coat ATM is:

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How I wear it:

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The plaid blanket scarf that you see on every blogger

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The vintage hand woven wool Irish blanket (actual blanket!!!) worn as a scarf

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And the latest addition – my DIY blanket scarf from a thick fabric my mother-in-law gave to me

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It’s the fashionista snuggie. What are you gonna do?

More of my favorite coats, scarves and purses below! You know I would fill my closet with those if I could! Maybe after I graduate 😉

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2014 WINGs Flight of Fashion

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I love when fashion meets a good cause. And when it comes to WINGs Flight of Fashion, they don’t call it the most meaningful fashion show in the Twin Cities for nothing. And last Friday I had an amazing opportunity to attend that fashion show.

United Way WINGs is committed to investing in women by providing them with the tools to succeed both financially and professionally. Flight of Fashion helps support the WINGs mission by empowering women through fashion and philanthropy.

They raised over $25,000 to support all the different programs they have for girls and women just that night!

The show took place in a beautiful Radisson Blu at the Mall of America and was hosted by Minneapolis-based style expert Grant Whittaker, and Allison Kaplan from MPLS St. Paul Magazine.

Plus a huge shout out to Haus Salon for the wonderful hair! Totally digging all the braids!

To learn more about United Way Women’s Giving, click here.

Of course on top of seeing new styles and looks from local boutiques like Maha, Minq, Motto, Grethen House, June, Fashion Avenue (my favorite upscale consignment shop) and Arrow, was seeing my wonderful blogger friends from Minneapolis/St Paul area! Aren’t we a great looking group?

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From left to right: Katie from To Live for Style, Yours Truly, Cate and Tammy of Wild Ruffle, Meg and Nora of Two Birds, and Sally of Already Pretty 

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 I am wearing: DKNY sequin pants – thrifted, nude heels – Target, button down – TJ Maxx, Necklace – Wild Ruffle, tote – Free People

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