The 5 Day Challenge: Blocked Jeans

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We're back with the 5 Day Challenge and this month we've asked Dionna, creator of fashion blog Made me Pretty, to style our blocked jeans five ways. Read on for her tips on how to pair these edgy jeans with different pieces. "Confession time: I am not a fan of winter! I don't like being cold, at all. But the one bright spot of winter is all the holiday festivities! I have so many wonderful people in my life— friends, family and even my colleagues. And like me, they all like to celebrate! My December calendar fills up quickly with all kinds of fun and festive events, and I need to turn up the style at every one!

This season is particularly special for me, because I’ve had so much transition in my life in the past year. It was this day one year ago that I said goodbye to the people I love on the East Coast for warmer pastures in San Diego. And now I’m back, and even though I’m freezing, I’m so warmed by the love I feel from those closest to me here in D.C. So this season I am definitely living for the holiday parties and have a lot to be thankful for!

These ELOQUII blocked jeans remind me of tuxedo pants— with an edge. From happy hour to parties to train travel, I love how versatile these were."

 

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DAY ONE

"I wasn’t going to be heading to California for the holidays this year, but I’ve still got plenty of out of town places to visit during this time of the year. And even though traveling during the holidays can be super stressful, I still believe in being stylish while on the go. This plaid cape and ruffle mock neck sweater fall into the category of comfy and chic!"

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DAY TWO

"My style changes all the time, but I’m at my best when I’m serving serious glam! My ideal Saturday night is filled with specialty cocktails, tasty bites, followed by dancing at one of my favorite spots. All my girlfriends bring their style game wherever we go so I always have to be on my A game! That said, it’s cold out in these streets! I’m a big fan of dresses over pants, so to keep me fly but warmish, I layered this faux leather bustier dress over the jeans. I had way too much fun twirling in this dress! And because these jeans are giving tuxedo vibes, it lent itself well to the jeans."

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DAY THREE

"Not a lot of people know this about me, but when I was younger I spent a year of my life being homeless. I was working full time, but like a lot of people in those circumstances, it just wasn’t enough. That experience humbled me, and the issue of homelessness and hunger has been one of the most important issues in my life. Volunteering is a part of my life all year round, but it feels even more important during the holidays. If anyone could use with some love, compassion and kind words this time of year, it’s people who are going without. This embellished placket long sleeve button up is comfy enough to roll up my sleeves and plate some meals, and brings a bit of festive cheer with the sequin red embellishment."

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DAY FOUR

"Bring on the champs! Getting together with friends after a long day at work is one of my favorite things to do, especially during the holidays. I, and a number of my friends work in nonprofit and this is a crazy busy time of the year for us. These happy hours are not only fun, they’re necessary!"

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DAY FIVE

"I looooved the faux leather bustier dress over the jeans, but it was difficult to see the awesomeness of the jeans head to toe. I have a lace off the shoulder dress that I want to play around with so that I could see the full length of the jeans. I have never been one to shy away from see-through/mesh pieces, and I am pro showing my belly! #rockthecrop. I couldn't decide which look I loved more so I have to share both!"

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