White Out #ThriftStyleThursday

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Valenki – Fashion Avenue 2, Dress – Madewell, Sweater – Eileen Fisher, Scarf – Thrifted, Necklace – Thrifted

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Happy Thursday everyone! Tomorrow I leave for Chicago! I am so excited! Sam and I are headed down there right after class! So I have to pack pack pack tonight. Pack for the both of us. I am quickly trying to finish up all the homework I can possibly and impossibly have, because I want to spend as much time with my friends as I can. Sam and I haven’t had a date night for a while, so that’s going to be a whole date weekend. So I am really glad I decided to renew my Russian passport, because otherwise this trip wouldn’t be happening ;)

This week’s #ThriftStyleThursday theme is Winter White out, and for the first time this January I wish we had more snow. I guess it’s all on the East Coast today! Mother Nature is just screwing with us all here in the Midwest. I am still expecting shit to hit the fan in February.

So thank you Megan of Eclecticity for coming up with a theme for this week! Let me know what you think of my outfit, I kind of cheated and it’s not all white, but, let’s be honest, I didn’t even wear all white on my wedding day, so….

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Bel Kazan

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Classes are in full swing and all of a sudden I am busy with all my assignments and readings. But I love it. It does mean a little less time for the blog. A little less words. Though that’s what we need sometimes – less words.

Here is a dress so beautiful and unique you may think I am weird. It’s a Bel Kazan. And is more of a summer dress than anything. I really don’t care what season it is though, I just want to wear it.

I styled the dress two different ways. Do you like it more with a sweater over it or a leather jacket?

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!

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College Student Winter Makeup and Skincare Must Haves

I was compensated for this shop by Collective Bias, Inc. on behalf of Neutrogena for this #NewNeutrogena campaign #AD #Collectivebias. All opinions are mine alone.

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Winters in Minnesota are brutal, and since I am also trying to stay on a budget with my tuition due any day, I headed to Target to pick up some new and more winter appropriate skin care products to add to my beauty routine. The products I picked up were conveniently located on the end cap in the beauty/skincare section, which made them super easy to find. Gotta love Target!

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Of course the number one step when it comes to fighting dry skin is hydration. I’ve been drinking a lot of water, but this winter it just wasn’t enough. So I picked up a Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Eye to give my skin the extra oomph.

I always start my beauty routine with moisturizer. And I apply eye gel first. Is that weird? What do you apply first: facial moisturizer or eye moisturizer?

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I am in front of my computer a lot now that my semester has started and my eyes get tired and puffy, especially if I stay up late studying, so a good eye moisturizer is a must. Sometimes I even carry it with me to the U and reapply throughout the day. That’s been working really well for me, you should try it too. And don’t forget to apply your eye gel using pinkie or ring finger, they are the weakest fingers and won’t pull on the skin as much as the other ones.

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I also prefer a facial moisturizer that is a gel, as opposed to the cream. I think my skin absorbs the gel better, and I like the light texture and the cooling effect. The fast absorbency also helps my foundation application.

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Lately, I have been going for the single eye shadow look. I love mixing and blending colors, but when I have a bus to catch, I can’t afford that. So a great solution is to just apply one color all over the lid. And this is what I am doing here.

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Mascara comes next and I am using Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara here (Neutrogena has great cosmetic products in general in my opinion). My eyes have recently become sensitive, and this mascara has been a life saver. I had to throw away some of my other mascaras, because I couldn’t use them anymore. Also in the winter my eyes usually water, especially when I leave the house and the cold winter wind blows in my face. I noticed that this mascara, even though it’s not waterproof doesn’t run as much as the other ones. It’s also really helpful when I am rubbing my eyes. As bad of a habit as it is, sometimes I do it automatically, without realizing what’s going on. In situations like this it’s great to have a mascara that doesn’t smudge easily.

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And finally I touch up with some blush. I like to accentuate my cheekbones, and this Neutrogena blush is wonderful. I prefer blushes that are made of several different colors. That way the blend is more natural and flattering.

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So here you have it, my winter skincare/fast makeup routine with a couple helpful tips along the way. I’d love to hear about your winter skincare and makeup routine! Leave a comment sharing how you do it in the winter.

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Pinspired #ThriftStyleThursday

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I often see outfits on Pinterest or Instagram and think to myself – I really like this look, I wonder if I could pull it off!

And this is the case with this pinspired outfit. I paired my vintage wool skirt with a hand knit thrifted sweater, my Frye boots and this Duluth Trading company bag! This is my school bag and I absolutely love it, because it fits my laptop, all my notebooks and the ridiculous amount of lipsticks that I carry around with me.

Hope this post inspires you! I am spending the day in bed with my textbooks!

Get my look: Frye boots, plaid skirt, knit sweaters, leather bags.

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Signature Shade + What Wives Wear Link Up

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I’ve been really into camel color lately, and by really, I mean REALLY!

And maybe it’s a little much for some, I see this look as chic and unique.

A few days ago someone at work said that I have outfits that not many can pull off and I took it as a compliment. Yes, sometimes my clothes may be odd, but they are me and I love the confidence they give me!

Do your outfits express who you are?

Get my look: plaid skirts, camel color sweaters, beige boots.

 

Welcome to the

What Wives Wear Link Up!

Week 37

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This week we are welcoming Zhenya as our guest co-host.Zhenya has always loved fashion since she was drawing designs 

in middle school. 



Her blog Being Zhenya is where she shares her 

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Please checkout her blog for style & beauty advice.



Guest Co-Host:

 

What Wives Wear Link Up is a place for wives/moms 

to express their own personal style. 

Link up your favorite outfit post of the week. 

Get inspired while inspiring others!



We will meet and link up every Thursday



Each week the hosts will choose the Top Two looks 

to be featured for the next weeks link up.

Join us each week and we may just pick you!



This week we picked Nora who is sharing a chic look with her son.



Nora is wearing a green metallic pinstriped blazer that is 

detailed with leopard cuffed sleeves.



She is debuting one of her very own lovely silk tie-dye scarves. 

That can be ordered on her website. 



Her black waxed jeans match perfectly with gladiator sandals.



Sofia is wearing a cute & cozy winter look.



Sofia has a black quilted puffer jacket that includes a 

gold accent belt and fur lined hood.



She is also wearing black leggings and black

buckle booties.



Her green beanie hat completes her look.


Nora@Jacket Society


Sofia@Stylishly In Love

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Black Madewell Dress + Style To Inspire Link Up

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I hope you all had a great weekend. I’ve been at work, but I am really excited to start classes this week! I am taking 17 credits again this semester. We’ll see how it goes ;)

I finally got my hair done last week, and my hair stylist was wearing this black dress that I really liked. She told me it was on sale at Madewell. So of course after my appointment I had to go and at least try it on. And since the sale was so good (much better than online), I got it, plus another dress. I also gave my university email account at the register and turns out I got an extra 15% off with my student ID! I was so excited to get this dress for under $50! I am going to film a haul video tomorrow and share it here so you can see some of the latest additions to my closet, as well as a pipe rack my friend Blake built for me!

I’m so obsessed with this dress, I’ve worn it at least 3 times since I bought it!

Do you have pieces that you wear all the time?

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I am also very excited to be a co-host for this weeks Style to Inspire Weekly Link Up! Make sure to link up your style posts below!

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Cozy Sweaters – #ThriftStyleThursday

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Welcome to another week of #ThriftStyleThursday! I am so excited we are back on track with our weekly posts! It just makes me so happy!

This week’s host is Beth of Life with Bethie The Boo, and she came up with a cozy sweater theme. This winter I feel like I am the sweater queen! I obtained a lot of new different sweaters, and I am wearing them with everything! I especially love layering them over dresses.

The oversized sweater look is definitely my favorite!

Do you wear a lot of sweaters? What styles do you prefer?

Make sure to head over to other gals’ blogs and check them out! This week we are so excited to have Mounia of Chic-ky join us!

Shop my look: Plaid Skirts and Skorts, Oversized and Grey sweaters, Plaid scarves, and Brown boots.

Missed last week’s #ThriftStyleThursday? No worries, here is the post.

And as a quick reminder, there is a Vanity Fair Lingerie Giveaway going on for Valentine’s Day!

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Vanity Fair Lingerie Valentine’s Day Giveaway

 

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With Valentine’s Day being only a month away I thought I’d start preparing and posting for it early this year! And luckily I have Vanity Fair Lingerie help me out.

Who doesn’t like comfortable but stylish lingerie? The kind that you don’t want to pull through your sleeve immediately after you come home from work?

So here are a few options from Vanity Fair that are my favorite:

Lily of France – your perfect T-shirt bra.

Vassarette – affordable luxuries bra.

And now for my favorite part – you get a chance to win a bra of your choice and your size! (because that’s the most important part!)

So depending on the bra size, you will win a certain type of bra! If you are:
- A Cup: Lily of France Sensational Lace Push Up
- B-DD: Vanity Fair Beauty Back
- C-DD: Vanity Fair Breathable Comfort

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Happy Monday everyone! I have been so busy at work this weekend that I hardly had any time to blog or even take pictures. But today is the last day of the event and I will be off till Friday, but then work all next weekend again. One of my blogger friends Diana from The Barr Blog stopped by the store on Saturday and I got to see pictures of her baby and hear her mom’s inspiring cancer survival story!

School starts in a week and a half! And I will be going to Chicago that weekend! So many fun things, so many exclamation points!

I quickly wanted to share that I will be at Primp Excelsior this week on Thursday, and I would love to see you all! We will be doing free earrings with each purchase, plus a gift giveaway which will include a signed copy of the TC Style magazine, a couple framed prints from the magazine and a $25 Primp gift card!

The address is 50 Water Street Excelsior, MN 55331, I hope to see you soon!

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Style Resolutions 2015 – #ThriftStyleThursday

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We all have goals when it comes to personal style. Yesterday 2015 style resolutions even got brought up during #stylechat on Twitter! Today I though I’d share some of mine:

1. Wear more solids. I haven’t really been into patterns, and now every time I shop or thrift I seem to be gravitating towards solids (unless it’s a swimsuit!), I have cleaned out my closet a few times over the past month, and even though I have quiet a few patterns left, I am going to be wearing them with a lot of solids.

2. Wear more vintage. I go through “vintage craze” stages, and if before it was accessories, now it’s definitely clothes (denim, shirts and sweaters in particular). I have a couple velvet dresses that I can’t wait to show you.

3. Wear more handmade. I am trying to make more time to knit, crochet, sew and DIY some pieces for myself, as well as for my Etsy store, hopefully 2015 will be a good year for that, and I will stay organized and on top of stuff!

4. Wear what I already have. Thrifting lets me switch up my wardrobe every week. I could shop at a thrift store every week if I wanted to, but this year I am going to make an effort to wear what I already have, and shop less.

5. Have fun! I want to inspire with my outfits, but I also want to have fun! So if you see me wearing my husband’s graphic T-shirts, don’t be alarmed! I’m just having fun!

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Denim – Alacloth Vintage, Shirt – Goodwill, Scarf – Handmade

 

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and Carissa of Carissa Knits! So excited to have you join us this year!

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Shop similar look: High waisted jeans, White shirt, and Orange coverup.


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