Five Nail Polishes You’ll Need This Halloween

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Today I am going to share SinfulColors Halloween Nailpolish collection with you! It’s called Wicked Colors and has some of the most exciting glitter polishes (that double as top coats) that I’ve ever seen. And of course the Glow in the dark top coat is my favorite! The polishes are so easy to mix and match, you are going to have fun with them! I know I did! So make sure to get your hands on one! For $1.99 it’s a steal!

Happy Halloween!

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Palm Saturday

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Happy Weekend! Fridays are now indeed my FriYAYs since college started. And even though I enjoy school, I still like my weekends more.

I have been looking for something new and different to wear, something to stand out in! That’s why this re:named ensemble is perfect! Besides someone on Instagram has already called this flashy ;) Mission accomplished!

I especially like this outfit because, even though it is a crop top, it covers in all the right places, and my belly button isn’t showing (I’m like Taylor Swift when it comes to showing my belly button). And it was so easy to style for fall – all I had to do was add tights, cardigan or a jacket (this is actually thrifted! I am still thrifting in case anyone is wondering ;) )

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Check out more ways of how to style your midi skirt or crop top! I know I won’t be giving up that trend anytime soon!

Croptops Midi skirts And check out re:named and their pieces! I am literally obsessed with that brand!

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The Color Blue

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A couple weeks ago Sally McGraw of Already Pretty invited me to attend Girl’s Night Out put on by Lee Jeans. I had to agree because I have never owned or even tried a pair of Lee Jeans on in my life, and the event also took place at the McNamara Alumni Center at the U. And since I was already on campus that day I didn’t want to miss out on hanging out with some of my favorite blogger people, and meet new ones.

The party was amazing, just what I needed after a long day of class. Plus I got to catch up with Sally, Katie Schutrop, Megan and Nora of Two Birds, and finally meet Elizabeth Dehn of Beauty Bets.

Now about the jeans. I will be honest, I was impressed. Shelby, who works for Lee was extremely helpful and attentive when it came to picking out the size or the style. It was all about what I wanted and what I was looking for.

I am a huge skinny jeans fan, and I really wanted a pair of those, but they were out of my size. So instead I walked away with a pair of bootcut jeans, which I loved, and may be more on the classic side and not my edgy side, but gotta tame that edge somehow, right?

One thing about those jeans though – they are so comfortable and literally feel like yoga pants. They stretch but at the same time don’t stretch out, so they don’t lose their shape by the end of the day, which is amazing.

I have been wearing them on and off for the past week and a half, and last Saturday night when my brother and sister in law were in town, we all went to the Walker, which is celebrating its 75 anniversary, so all of the galleries are open, including their selfie station! We had a blast!

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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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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

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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.

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