Hello there! My name is Amanda Faber and I am the author of Cashmere & Jeans. Let me give you a little background about myself. I am a Michigan native who moved to Chicago in March of 2009. Growing up I always LOVED Chicago, so when a job opportunity became available I jumped at the chance. I have lived all over the city, including Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Logan Square and the West Loop.
I was married to my husband, Kurt, over Memorial Weekend 2014 in Traverse City, MI. Today we live in the West Loop with our two cats and our Pomsky puppy, Addison. We have a full house to say the least! Our cute little puppy has grown into a 50 pound dog (she was suppose to be 25-yikes!). But we still love her 🙂 My pets are the center of my universe, besides my husband of course. Who says you can’t be a cat person AND a dog person?!?!
I started my career of in fashion and at a previous job I worked on launching a website. I LOVED what I did, but things took a turn and I decided to go in a completely different direction. Today I still work as a “buyer” per say but it has nothing to do with the fashion world. I soon realized that I do miss the creativity of my last job and getting to work with product that I am truly passionate about. Every day I take the train to work. Its pretty amazing- I get time to myself, time to read, catch up on Instagram or even take a little snooze. My favorite “hobby” on the train is to read blogs. I love seeing outfit posts on Instagram and seeing what bloggers write about and the advice they give me. One day I had a revelation- I could do this! Starting a blog is exactly the creative outlet I was looking for. And I thought it would be a fun way to document my life.
How did you come up with Cashmere & Jeans?
Once I finally decided I would start a blog- the next step was to come up with a name. I was home back in Traverse City, MI and I was talking to my dad about my ideas for a blog. We were brainstorming names or words that best described “me”. After getting stuck for a bit and not really liking much that we were coming up with, I started scrolling thru my email. And I received an email from a retailer advertising cashmere and jeans. It was like the blogging gods had sent me an email! I thought-“this is a perfect name for my blog!” And this name fits me to a tee!
The “cashmere” part describes the luxurious items in your closet. The items that you obsessive over for a year and that you lust for daily in your online shopping cart. They are those special items that you will own forever. Or cashmere can be taken quite literally. I have always thought of cashmere as being a “special” fabric. Its that extra soft comfy cashmere sweater or that cashmere throw blanket that you are wrapped up in next the fireplace drinking coffee.
The “jeans” part of the name represents my love for denim. I LOVE jeans. My first job in Chicago was at a retail corporation and we had to dress professional. It never made sense to me because we were always climbing around and re-arranging product. I always thought we would be more comfortable in jeans. And all my co-workers knew about my obsession with us wearing jeans. When I decided to leave that job I had to think LONG and HARD about accepting my current position because we could only wear jeans ONCE a month. I know its crazy! But I liked the company too much to not take the position over something so silly.
What you can expect from me?
You can expect outfit ideas, beauty posts including makeup and hair, home decor, my pets, wedding inspiration and a little about my husband and our married life. I have sooo many ideas that I can’t wait to share with you all! This is just the beginning of something great and I am so excited for you all to follow along. I hope you enjoy reading Cashmere & Jeans, as much as I enjoy creating it!
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