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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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 

passion for blogging. 



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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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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.


Earth Tones

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I never would’ve thought I’d be wearing a skort, but here it is, and it’s amazing! I have a few fun things and events coming up this week and next. There will be another shoot, a store event, a fun Valentine’s Day giveaway and a couple exciting announcements.

Also, this semester I am writing for CollegeFashionista, and I am pretty pumped about that! I will make sure to share my posts and photos with you here and on Instagram.

The photos are from a shoot I did for Alacloth Vintage with Eric Sorensen a couple weeks ago.

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Vintage Jeans

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Sometimes I think I was clearly born in a wrong era, but then I like my internet too much, because how else would I share these awesome jeans with you that I got from Alacloth Vintage and that I shared last week in this post.

I also absolutely have to show off my new Diesel boots. That moss green just got me, I think it’s the perfect color for the Minnesota winter photoshoots, and definitely different from the typical black/brown boots that I wear.

The sweater and the scarf are both from H&M, and yes this is more of a neck warmer than a scarf, but man is it warm!

And of course my Tess + Tricia necklace that I got for Christmas! What was your favorite or most memorable gift this year?

Have a great Monday everyone!

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Day After Christmas

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Sam and I spent Christmas day together, just the two of us. We went on a long walk along the Cedar Lake Trail and I even convinced him to take some pictures for me. Since I spent all night Tuesday baking, I thought I deserved it ;)

We are leaving for Eau Claire today, which is exciting! Here is hoping I get to go thrifting there! My friend Ann (who I did the photo shoot with) told me about a store there that’s so amazing it even sells cars. While I am not looking for a car, there are a few vintage pieces I would love to get my hands on. I have been looking for a camel coat, and any sweaters I can find.

I also got a Tess + Tricia necklace for Christmas, and if you haven’t heard of them, they are a local jewelry brand out of Excelsior, MN. I just learned that their jewelry will be available in over 80 Core Power Yoga locations, which is huge!

The sweatshirt I am wearing is H&M and it is a save version of the Rachel Zoe one I wore in this post. $14.95 vs $275, you do the math ;)

Notice how red my hands are in the photos. It was pretty cold out, even though we have no snow!

And by the way these quilted boots were only $30 from HauteLook.com. I used to order from there a lot a couple years ago, and now, that I can return to Nordstrom Rack, I think I will be shopping there more often!

Meanwhile I am enjoying my break, watching Twin Peaks, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and waiting for Friends to go on Netflix.

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Vintage Lookbook with Alacloth and Eric Sorensen Photography

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Yesterday I had the most amazing opportunity and time of my life to shoot a few vintage looks for my friend Ania (Ann) of Alacloth vintage with a local photographer Eric of Eric Sorensen Photography. I met her through a friend, and was always fascinated by her commitment to finding and selling the highest quality vintage items she could find. And of course her Russian roots. We shot in the rain (yes, it rained here on December 22! Go figure Minnesota weather!) by the tracks on Hiawatha in Minneapolis, and had so much fun!

One of the train yard workers asked us what we were doing, so we had to explain the situation, and then offered to take his picture as well. He said he was going to think about it :)

Since it was a pretty public place we also had a guy drive by, honk and blow kisses. All in all it was an eventful Monday photo-shoot and I am so excited to be sharing it with you!

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TC Style Magazine Cover + Christmas Colors

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This winter I get to be on the cover of TC Style Magazine. TC stands for Twin Cities. My friend Jasmine is the Editor-in-chief, and we’ve been planning this since summer! But she surprised me by putting me on the cover! Jasmine is a sweetheart, she loves and looks like Taylor Swift, and told me yesterday that she is going to New York City over New Years, flying in New Years Eve and leaving New Years Day, they are not staying anywhere, no hotel reservations. How awesome is that? Here is me keeping my fingers crossed for spring break! A lot will depend on the next few weeks. Plus I am waiting to get my grades back, so the browser refreshing game is on and it’s strong!

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The magazine is free and local and you can find it in the boutiques around the area.

I also have several festive nail polish options for you this holiday season. They are all SinfulColors which is a chic and affordable brand made in the US. The nail polish is very long lasting and  this season – pretty glittery! The colors I have here are Twilight Twinkles, Galax-Sea, Hottie, and Ice Dream.

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H&M Burnsville Grand Opening December 18

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H&M is opening its new location in the Twin Cities and they asked me to help them host it! So December 18 come see me at the Burnsville Center! The store will open it’s doors at noon, but make sure to come early for some fun giveaways:

If you’re one of the first 100 shoppers in line, you will receive an all-access fashion pass valued up to $300 off your entire purchase!

Bring in old garments to be recycled before the store opens at noon for the chance to win an H&M gift card valued between $50 and $100.

The first five customers that tweet me @BeingZhenya with the hashtag #HMLovesBurnsville will receive a style consultation, early access to the store at 11:30AM, and a free H&M $100 gift card. Make sure to tweet me on Thursday and be at the store!

Get ready to do some serious shopping to the in-store DJ spinning all the latest hits! Here is the Facebook page for the event as well!

Are you excited? I know I am! I am hoping to see a lot of you there on Thursday! And to tie you (and myself over) here are a few of my favorites from H&M!

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Wide-cut Wool-blend Jacket $129

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Wide-cut Sweater $29.95

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Mohair-blend Cardigan $79.95

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Long Cardigan $29.95

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Wool-blend Coat $149

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Sequined Jacket $29.95

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Sequined Jacket $49.95

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Slim-fit Pants High waist $19.95

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Leather Boots $99

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Lace Dress $49.95

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Jeans with Zips $59.95

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Textured Jumpsuit $69.95

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Suede Boots $69.95

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Sandalettes $59.95

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Shoes $24.95

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Biker Boots $49.95

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