Just Another Tuesday

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So I’ve ditched this blog for over 2 weeks, checking it today was as hard as checking a grade for a class I know I am not doing well in.

The semester is almost over and my summer internship starts May, 18.

Mason is doing really well, he is my absolute favorite. A lot of my friends say that he is their favorite Hutson now. He is seriously so stinking cute, I can’t stop instagramming him. I am one of those crazy fur moms now.

Last week I stopped by Goodwill outlet in St Paul, and guess what, I can get a whole wardrobe there for under $10! You don’t need the expensive stuff this world tells you to buy. I am perfectly fine in my thrifted shirt and jeans. And Mason still likes me, so that’s all that matters.

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Age of Adaline Screening at the Mall of America on Monday – Tickets Giveaway

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Blake Lively is probably one of my favorite recent actresses. She is like the younger version of Sarah Jessica Parker, wouldn’t you agree?

And I am so excited to be able to attend the screening of Blake Lively’s new movie Age of Adaline at the Mall of America this Monday April 13 at 7 pm! And you can too! I have about 10 more tickets to give away and you can win one or two (for you and your friend) by either commenting on this post or tweeting me @BeingZhenya and letting me know that you would like one!

Here are some of my favorite outfits that Blake has worn. Which ones do you like the best?

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Gold lace + Shopbop friends and family event

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Happy Tuesday! How are you all doing today? I am so excited to be sharing these shots with you today (Once again huge thanks to Eric of Eric Sorensen Photography). This is my new favorite dress, the go-to, the “wear everyday if I could” dress.
And for the next 3 days you are able to take 25% off your Shopbop order with SPRING25 code! Kate Spade, here I come! For the gentlemen in your life, 25% off code is also good on East Dane!
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Full skirts and fuzzy socks 

Monday. I have a story for you. After spending about an hour and a half studying at Wilson library and talking to my mom and uncle on Skype, I started packing up my stuff to go to my Psych lecture. And I put my notebook in my laptop case. It took me a minute to realize what I’ve done! 

Even though I have a lot going on this week, I’m excited to tackle it all down. 

Today’s look is not on me, it’s on the floor, and it would’ve been perfect for tomorrow because it’s all grey, but I had several guys hold the doors open for me, so I did something right with this look! 

   

   

Also, Mason says hi! Look who is the king of the castle now 😉 

PS. It was a rainy day today and just like thousands of other girls at the University of Minnesota I put mine on over my fuzzy socks. If I am wearing rubber on my feet, I might as well be comfy cozy! 


Blue – the most human color + #ThriftStyleThursday

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Blue is one of my favorite colors, always have been, especially the beautiful lapis, like the sweater that you see in the photos. I almost wore blue shoes today too, but went with my gut and these Frye boots instead. You know how some people wear flip flops year round? I wear my Frye boots! I only have two pairs so far, but I am sure I will be expanding my collection soon.

Yesterday I shared my love for the Avett Brothers, today I can’t help but mention one other favorite artist of mine – Regina Spektor. Her song Blue Lips is where I stole the title for todays post from. But my new favorite song of hers is I cut Off My Hair! You have to listen to the lyrics, they are hilarious. I used to live in Manhattan, and she sings about it, so it brings back the memories, the good times and makes me want to go back!

Some of my other favorite things that start with B are bears, beets and Battlestar Galactica (I am 100% serious!)

This post for #AtoZChallenge ties in so nicely with our #ThriftStyleThursday theme. Today’s post is supposed to be inspired by nature. And once again, the sky has always been one of my main sources of inspiration. It’s not the limit, but it’s a great way to forget about your everyday life and kind of dissolve in it. That’s why I really cherish my mornings now when I let out Mason, and I sit on the back deck, drink my coffee or tea, and start the new day!



Azura, Avett Brothers T-shirt and Accessories

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Three things that begin with A! Three things that I managed to wear today!

I have recently gotten some new rash guards at the boutique where I work. You know why? They are perfect for working out, running, and all, and they have a built in SPF! Call me crazy but I wore one to class today. I love the bright colors of this Azura top and the geometric pattern. It looked amazing over my Avett Brothers T-shirt and my distressed boyfriend jeans. It was really windy in Minneapolis today, and at some point I thought the wind will pick me up and drop me off at OZ! I also have a ton of little tiny gravel rocks in my hair, and there was one in my eyebrow! Go figure!


MW and Meet Mason

Happy Monday, guess what? Sam and I got a dog. His name is Mason, and we found him through Doberman Rescue of Minnesota. He is the sweetest, silliest little (well 90 lbs) guy, and we are absolutely in love. I never would’ve imagined that a dog could make me so happy! We drove all the way down to Faribault to meet him on Friday, and knew he was the one! So Saturday we were able to pick him up and bring him home with us, and I even made it to the Minnesota Bloggers Favorite Things Party on time!

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Now for the Monday Wants! As you may remember from last weeks post I am starting an Outfit A-Z challenge this April. I did something similar last year and it was a ton of fun! So this Monday I really want a Joby tripod for my iPhone!

Having been a fan of Alice + Olivia for a long time, I was so excited to see their new spring line on Shopbop! It’s all about World Domination and achieving it in 8 easy steps 😉 Which is totally doable if you are wearing the right clothes!

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Spring is the perfect time to bring out the denim! And this season I am intrigued by a brand called Mother. Cropped skirts and shorts, mixed in with bell bottoms, skinny jeans, and even some boyfriends!

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And finally backpacks! I have had a really nice leather tote by Duluth Trading Company this year at the U, and I am wondering if I should switch to a backpack? What are your thoughts on that? But I am dying over this one by Stella McCartney for Adidas!

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Happy Monday and don’t forget to enter our Gift of Thrift Giveaway, and win a whole thrifted outfit from Beth and me!

Gift of Thrift Giveaway

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This is probably the most fun and exciting giveaway I have ever participated in! You get to win a fully thrifted outfit from Beth and I. We have recently had a Thrift Style Thursday swap, where all members of the group were paired up and got to send, or in our case, give each other goodies in person. And since it was so much fun thrifting for another person, we decided to pass on the Gift of Thrift to 4 other people! And that’s where you come in! We would love to gift you a fully thrifted outfit, and in our case, since Beth and I both live in the Twin Cities area, if you are from the area, you get to go thrifting with us, and we will style you! And probably take you out for lunch or coffee too!

I will add pictures of what Beth thrifted for me a little bit later today. This Friday is a super exciting day for Sam and I, and if you follow me on Instagram, you will probably find out soon enough 😉

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MW and April A to Z Challenge

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Photo Credit – Eric Sorensen Photography

 

Last year I participated in an awesome A to Z challenge, and as far as I remember, I never completed it. I want to try it again this year, and my theme is going to be 30 days of outfits. I am going to share a new outfit a day, there won’t be any particular theme, but the outfits are going to somehow start with the letters of the alphabet and go in that order for the whole month of April! I am also going to post outfit photos on Instagram for those 30 days with a special hashtag #30daysofoutfits. I am pretty sure I have enough pairs of shoes to last me through the 30 days, but if I don’t, shoes are the only items that will be repeated. I am hoping to revive some of the forgotten pieces from my closet, and bring up my style game!

Monday Wants though, skirts! And lace! And can’t forget about bright summer shoes (the snowy Minnesota weather outside my window is mocking me silently!)

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Trespassing

Monday I had a photoshoot with Eric at the Sculpture Garden, one of my favorite places in the Twin Cities. I lived in Loring Park for 2 years and the Sculpture Garden was just across the bridge, or the 6 lanes of traffic on Hennepin Ave. It always had this power over me, it made me happy, calm, collected. I got married at the Sculpture Garden, I also went there after my grandpa passed away a few years ago. It’s been my sanctuary. Plus the parking is only $3.50 a day, so 😉

The green house is usually closed on Mondays, but one of the Emergency Exit doors was open, so we were able to get in, along with 30 other people or so. But no one seemed to care!

I kind of have to explain the pants. They are the most comfortable Bel Kazan creation I’ve owned. And they are not leggings. They are an awesome patterned sweat/legging/pant hybrid, that I want to wear everywhere now. And they look absolutely amazing with this moto jacket.

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