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!

And the DEETS!

Stella & Dot Wesley Pendent,Judith Jack cocktail ring - simple, elegant, and so UPTOWN chic!

I'm giving away a $100 Stella & Dot gift card! HURRY! Ends December 9th!

And my FAVORITE suede lace-up shoes, by Trouve!

What I'm Wearing:

Jacket: Leifsdottir suede jacket

Bottoms: Zara coated/waxed 3-zip trousers

Shoes: Trouve suede lace-up pumps

Bag: Michael Kors

Sunnies: Chloe


Judith Jack cocktail ring

Stella & Dot Wesley pendent/necklacecourtesy Karen Smith, and independent Stella & Dot stylest.

I'm giving away a $100 Stella & Dot gift card!

HURRY! Ends December 9th!

How to Get the Look:

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.

Are you an Uptown Girl, Downtown girl, Suburban girl, Country Girl?!


-Daisy Nguyen

Fashion blogger in Minneapolis, Minnesota

PS – I’m BANANAS over these waxed skinny jeans from Zara!

PPS - I'm giving away a $100 Stella & Dot gift card! Deadline has been extended to December 9th!

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