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Denim Dish/Potomac Mills Recap

Obviously I'm quite overdue for an update.... I've spent the majority of my days off doing homework (which is the goal for Thursday as well).

I've been on a denim spree the past few weeks and bought three new pairs but my total purchase costs were under $75 with tax!

I bought a pair of skinny/straight-leg jeans by Hydraulic on sale for under $20 at Nordstrom and I was surprised the inseam ran shorter than usual. Any jeans that I can buy without having to shorten and alter the hem sounds like a good deal to me- because you have two choices when you're 5'1":
(a) buy everything in the petite department
(b) cut it off and HEM IT!!!

While perusing through Potomac Mills last week, my friend and I checked out this store called Urban Planet. The clothing selection there definitely has a more urban/hip-hop feel but they had nice selection of extremely affordable trend-styled jeans (dark rinses, grey washes, skinny legs, straight legs, pocket details, etc.). My inner style diva guided me towards the clearance rack and I found a pair of skinny/drainpipe leg jeans for $10 in a black-blue wash with some distressing in spots and they were the perfect length as well!

The new Levi's store recently opened at Short Pump Town Center and I decided to check that out this past Monday. I tried on a bunch of their jeans and finally decided on the Levi's 504 Slouch Straight in the "Black Bird" color (dark rinse blue-black). The best part is my new Levi's are a size 1!!! The slouch fit seems to have a bit more room which allows you to go a size down if you want them more fitted. I also find straight leg jeans to be more classic and versatile (they look fab with heels or cute when cuffed with flats).

So there's the "denim dish" but let me finish my re-cap of Potomac Mills. I ended up with three cotton Couleur de Rose tunic tees (white, black, and a punchy green), a pewter screen print tee with a rock-and-roll-ish crown print by Eyeshadow, a black hoodie by Caslon, and black kitten-heel leather pumps by Preview (a brand exclusive to the Nordstrom Rack) all from the Rack. I stopped by the the Cosmetics Company Store/Outlet and bought this sparkly neutral eyeshadow by MAC called Tempting and a Pinkphonic Glitterliner as well! The Glitterliners are a discontinued item but a little goes a long way and they're great for adding a bit of sparkle when having a night out with the girls! Plus I got the awesome $10 jeans as mentioned above in the "denim dish"!

So I think I now need to give my wallet a break...

Oh, and if you haven't picked up the new MAC VivaGlam6 Lipglass - you MUST! It's a perfect pinky-plum color and all the proceeds go to the MAC Aids Fund. So a great color and a good cause - sounds like another winner for me!