As the director of career services at UND, Ilene Odegard, of Buxton, N.D., tries to set a good example for the students who come into her office to practice interviews. She sets an example in her speech, body language and in the way she dresses.
Wearing black yoga pants with red cheetah print accents and a matching long sleeve zip-up top both from Bebe, Tammy Campbell, of Grafton, N.D., burned some calories walking around the mall with her cousin before stores opened.
Wearing a cozy, cream sweater and a dark knit scarf, UND freshman biology student Caitlyn Carlson, of Bismarck, kept warm walking to class on a chilly, fall afternoon. She finished her look with pale pink pants and brown riding boots from Target.
In Grand Forks for just one day, Carmela Perez, of Saskatoon, Sask., took advantage of her time by visiting Columbia Mall and buying clothes and accessories, including a black jacket lined with leopard print — her signature print.
For an early-evening coffee meeting at Urban Stampede, Brooke Kupcho, of Fargo, wore a cozy, layered look perfect for fall. Kupcho was in Grand Forks to pitch her quarterly publication, “Wolftree Magazine” to the North Dakota Museum of Art and had several other meetings scheduled throughout the day.
Wearing a beautiful, long taupe trench coat with ruffle details, Brittany Ruhr of Fargo grabbed a light lunch at Dakota Harvest before heading back to work. Ruhr recently started a new job at BBI International in downtown Grand Forks, where she works with advertising and online content.
Wearing light khaki crops, a gray top and warm caramel jacket, Mary Froese created the perfectly polished ensemble from head to toe. Froese, of Winnipeg, was in Grand Forks visiting old friends with her husband. Before returning to Canada, she stopped at Macy’s in Columbia Mall to see if anything would catch her eye.
Townes, a Texas native, moved to Grand Forks to complete her doctorate degree in higher education at UND. She said her bold styles make her stand out in Grand Forks. But, with a bright, friendly personality, Townes would stand out anyway.
Wearing highlighter pink shorts, Esada Mujcic, could be seen from across the UND campus. The junior occupational therapy student from Fargo sat outside, waiting for her next class. Her pink shorts were paired with a blue button-up shirt — both from Target — and casual sandals, which created a perfect look for a warm school day.
Pairing a simple black bodycon skirt with a gray top, Mikayla Stark created a comfortable back-to-school look for her first week back in the classroom.
A senior at Central High School, Stark said she likes to follow the current fashion trends while staying comfortable.
Carrying her leftovers from lunch, Brittney Blake of Grand Forks was in a hurry to get back to work. Wearing dark slacks, a blue and white striped button down and a caramel blazer, she was sporting the perfect modern, business-casual look for her job as a law clerk in downtown Grand Forks.
At the Blues on the Red summer concert series, Paola Bahamonde stood out from her group of friends all dressed in long skirts and maxi dresses. Bahamonde, a preschool teacher at the Child Development Center, sported a pair of high-waisted acid wash shorts and a crop top, both from Forever 21, which created the perfect festival look.
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