By Daisy Nguyen on December 07, 2012
Once upon a time, I lived in the suburbs. I never quite did the minivan thing, but I was a TOTAL soccer mom, brownie mom, and mom-chaffuer. Now that my kids are grown, I'm a TOTAL Uptown girl and LOVING every minute of it.
I live in a great area of Minneapolis, near Uptown. I am just a few blocks from boutiques GALORE, restaurants, bars, salons - everything an Uptown girl or boy could EVER dream of. Yesterday, my bestie (Oscar) & I decided to check out a new bakery in town - Soloman's. NO JOKE, we ate 2 apple turnovers, a spinach & cheese croissant, a chocolate croissant and a pumpkin cake roll. And then we proceeded to buy extra's "for later." And then afterwards we decided to do what we do best - I walked, and Oscar snapped photos for me.
Wandering around Uptown, you've gotta look, chic, yet be comfortable. I opted for these Zara coated jeans & a GORGEOUS Leifsdottir suede jacket in a cream/abalone color.
I LOVE the details on this suede jacket. I nearly fainted when I saw this at Nordstrom a few years ago. Not only such a BEAUTIFUL design - check out the detail on the lapel, and the slight pouf in the shoulder'sleeves, the cute little pockets are perfectly detailed/seamed, and you can't see if in the pics very well, but the sleeves have a lace up detail that is simple GORG. And to top it off, the suede is a buttery soft suede. TDF!
As far as skinny jeans go, you can't ask for much more than these Zara coated jeans. They fit like a GLOVE, they're comfy, they have a little stretch, and their coated for a leather look without the heaviness of leather. These ones have lots of great details, like all the zippers! Zippers at the pockets, an extra zipper on the right, and zippers at the leg openings for a fitted look. If you're looking for them, the website description reads "slim fit coated trousers" and they're only featuring 1 color, but when I picked these ones up at the Austin, Texas store, they had 3 different colors. I'm kicking myself for not picking up a pair in black!
Stella & Dot Wesley Pendent,Judith Jack cocktail ring - simple, elegant, and so UPTOWN chic!
And my FAVORITE suede lace-up shoes, by Trouve!
Jacket: Leifsdottir suede jacket
Bottoms: Zara coated/waxed 3-zip trousers
Shoes: Trouve suede lace-up pumps
Bag: Michael Kors
Judith Jack cocktail ring
Stella & Dot Wesley pendent/necklacecourtesy Karen Smith, and independent Stella & Dot stylest.
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Pair skinny jeans with a short fitted jacket - this is one of those outfits where everything should fit just right. Try to keep the color darker on the bottom and lighter on the top for contrast. To get even an even closer look, choose waxed/coated/leather jeans and a suede jacket or vice versa - mix/contrast the materials for the best interesting combinations! With this outfit, I tried to match details like the lace-up sleeves with the lace-up shoes, and kept the color pallet simple - and in the same hues.
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