Minnetonka Orchards

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About a week ago my friend Kara and I went to Minnetonka Orchards, between hot cider and hay rides, we managed to explore the corn maze, make friends with the sheep and take a whole lot of pictures. Growing up I never had an opportunity to go to an orchard like this, mostly because we don’t do that in Russia, so I was trying to catch up. The highlight of my day there was being called a walking page out of Anthropologie catalog, definitely made my day! I’m going to keep walking ;)

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Thank you so much for checking out the post, now are you more of a stripes or polka-dots person?

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Still undecided? Then there is always boots :) I know we all like those!
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Emerald and Leather Pleats

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My love for last year’s pantone color of the year grows stronger every fall. And this year it’s no exception. Shopping designer collections at Target is addicting and worth it. I always end up happy with my purchases, no matter what the reviews may say. This emerald button down is from last fall’s Philip Lim collection, and the faux leather skirt is from Macy’s – I bought it after Courtney Kerr fashion show a couple weeks ago.

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I accessorized the look with Rebecca Minkoff’s 5 zip mini and these lace and sequin embellished heels.

 

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Now on to some exciting news! Shopbop is having a friends and family sale, and almost everything is 25% off! How amazing is that!

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Check out and shop some of my favorite coats and jackets that they carry!

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They also have a great selection of jeans, purses and sweaters for this season, and I can guarantee that Shopbop is always on trend!

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Let Me Entertain You

Having been obsessed with home decor lately (probably because now that I am in school my house is a mess and looks nothing like I want it to), I have finally started to come to a realization what I want my house to look like in the long run. So maybe 5-10 years down the road. And yes, I love everything white, and no, white on white will never get old. I decided that if I can’t start with having everything the way I want it, I am going to begin with a few touches here and there.

Vases and Bowls

I love the gold and rose gold shades in all of these, they bring an element of shine every girl likes.

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Jewelry Boxes and Candles

Something I can never get enough of! And notice how candles are monogrammed? What a great touch!

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Candles and trinket trays

Champagne scented candle? Yes please! More room for my jewelry? I adore!

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Paperweights, more candles and trinket trays that scream unique and personal!

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What are some ways you personalize your space?

And make sure to stop by this Calvin Klein underwear sale! It’s 25% off! I know you don’t want to miss it!

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Coffee Table Fashion

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I am always looking for new books to add to my coffee table or any other flat surface in my living room. You know, the kind that you can look through on a rainy day and doze off. The kind that inspires you. The kind, that like a good friend has few words, but understands.

So here are some of my choices for your coffee table ;) Enjoy!

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Make sure to check out more Fashionable reads here!

Layers of Fall #ThriftStyleThursday

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Fall has always been about layers for many, and I am no exception. There is something about cozying up in a favorite sweater or scarf. It’s to the point of emotional attachment almost. And I don’t even want to try and explain it.

When fall becomes an accessory, you know you are doing it right!

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It’s been a tough September for the Thrift Style Thursday group, but after everyone has reconsidered, we came back together, maybe not such a large group as before, but we are determined to bring you style and love every Thursday! Even if it’s not all thrifted ;)

Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses //  Lipstick and Yarn

Aligator Toe // Buttons and Birdcages // Bethie the Boo


Beauty Brunch: Happy Legs with Skintimate

Disclosure: “I made my legs happy with Skintimate as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SkintimateStars” All opinions are my own. 

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This fall I have taken on a new challenge – college! I am following my dream, my passion, my calling. Confidence is key, and there are days when I don’t have it, but then there are days when I am ready to take over the world. Dresses and boots have become my go-to look, my uniform of sorts. I am always out and about between the three campuses, and for some reason dresses work very well for me. Maybe it’s the ease of it, maybe it’s the fact that a dress is an outfit of it’s own. But when I get up in the morning it’s almost like BAM and I am ready for the day! Plus all the awesome superhero women always wear dresses and boots, so my outfits make me feel kick ass!

But my goal is to not only look good, but feel good as well. So I make sure I take care of my skin and make my legs happy. A couple weeks ago I switched to Skintimate Skin Therapy lotionized shave gels. Because let’s be honest, Minnesota winter isn’t here yet, and I still have time to show some leg.

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Skintimate helps nourish, moisturize and protect your skin, for silky smooth legs, so you can channel your inner wonder woman and be your own superhero. Here are some of my tips on achieving silky smooth legs.

  • exfoliate
  • take your time to shave to avoid cuts and/or missed spots
  • moisturize
  • be proud of who you are

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Channel your inner wonder woman today!

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Courtney Kerr on Fashion, Blogging and RewardStyle

Thursday after class I was in a rush. But it wasn’t to get home and study for the next midterm. I was on my way to Macy’s Southdale to interview Courtney Kerr and attend the fashion show after. Courtney and I talked about blogging, rewardStyle, social media, coffee and makeup! She is absolutely amazing in person, and reminded me of another favorite TV personality – Chelsea Handler.

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Just click play to listen to the interview:

The Macy’s Fashion Rocks event that followed was absolutely amazing. Courtney is a great host, and made the looks so relatable. She followed the current trends: menswear and rocker chic, and gave helpful style advice to the audience after. Needless to say, I did some shopping afterwards, and if you follow me on Instagram, you will probably see the looks before anyone else ;)

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Grey Area

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Everything is changing and everything is constantly moving. I can’t believe I’ve already been in school for a month! University has definitely pushed and stretched me in more ways than I could’ve ever imagined. But one thing remained the same – I still love vintage and clothes, and styling my daily outfits. Probably even more now, than ever.

I have told the story of the jacket in my Instagram post yesterday, but I will share it again here. And if you are a thrifter, or a vintage shopper you will understand what I went through to get it.

I was at Steeple People on Franklin and Lyndale, actually trying to find someone new to talk to (for a class assignment), when I noticed a girl find this jacket. She actually asked one of the store volunteers to get it down for her, because it was hanging up high under the ceiling. Of course now I wanted it too. It was a perfect jacket that I wanted before I even knew I needed or wanted it. After about 30 minutes she decided against it, and set it back down. I guess I just got lucky this time, because I am literally living in it this fall. And just in case you are wondering, it is a wool Talbots jacket in light grey, the softest, most comfortable thing I’ve worn in a long time.

In this look I wore it over a vintage black dress, paired with a scarf I got from Popsugar Must-have box, and the black boots I got for Christmas two years ago, that my father-in-law brought from Germany.

I am wearing it again today, so make sure you follow me on Instagram!

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Fall of Thoughts: Feminism

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October is here, with rain, and leaves, and puddles, and smell of Halloween in the air. October brings new posts to my blog. I decided to start a series of posts that relate to relevant subjects, and issues that we may face in the society today. I guess it started with observation, my morning and night commute to and from the U. My passion to share not only the daily styles, but the daily thoughts as well.

Feminism has been on my mind lately. Of course it’s also been on national television and social media. Starting with Emma Watson’s speech at the UN, to the Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 collection presentation that ended with a staged protest (Good article on Jezebel about that). The same topic, raised in two different ways. Staging versus reality. Personal opinion versus trend. Going with the flow versus standing up for yourself.

So how do we stop the feminism from becoming a trend? Because Taylor Swift is already on the band wagon praising Emma Watson? I don’t think we can. I think what comes next is education all the young high school girls on what feminism is and what it isn’t.

Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

Feminism is not girl power! It’s not a group hug and a yay! It’s more! Feminism is not about calling a hook up after a party rape. Feminism is knowing the facts, numbers and standards of economy, and being able to apply that knowledge to the current situation.

But now that we know what feminism isn’t, it seems like that’s what we want it to be a whole lot.

Just like with everything in life, we need to be selective with feminism. Unless you want to walk down the runway, protesting in an imaginary world created by designer, whose main goal is to sell clothes.

September Grunge

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Reflections, and maybe thought about the past have been on my mind a lot. September is always a hard month for me, with my Grandpa passing away last year, and me not being there, like I was for my Grandma, I get emotional and feel incomplete.

Maybe that’s why I more than feel the grunge trend of the 90’s? It makes me feel closer to home, closer to my childhood.

It was 11 years ago in September that I started college, and now I am at it again! Dejavu is stronger than ever!

September, I am glad you are almost over.

More of the grunge trend below! Check out my favorite plaid sweaters and moto/combat footwear.

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