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Coat – Via Spiga, Purse – Forever 21, Jeans – Express, Heels- Unknown, Sunglasses – Lucky Brand

 

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InterLACEd {Thrift Style Thursday}

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Today’s Thrift Style Thursday post is literally fresh off the press! I just took these photos! So if you want to know what I currently look like – there you go! Minus the boots, and plus a blanket!

The polar vortex was merciful to me again, and I scored another day off. I really need a break from the whole “Ms. Zhenya…..” gig! (I am a teacher for those of you who didn’t know)

When it comes to lace, I personally believe that it’s hard to pull of. There are very few pieces that can actually be 100% made out of lace and NOT make you look like a giant doily.  In fact this dress is the only lace piece I have in my wardrobe.

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My goal today was to show off a look, that is based around lace, but where lace isn’t the center of attention, and is concealed. So I threw a newly thrifted Chico’s sweater over this Urban Outfitters dress. Added a couple accessories and viola!

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You may notice my Ted Baker bag. Well we are in a love-hate relationship here. The bag was the very first prize I ever won in a Giveaway! It was absolutely amazing, because I won it all the way from Russia, and it was mailed to Sam’s house. I knew I was going to marry him at that point, so I could trust him with a handbag! But I haven’t gotten much use out of it, and it’s been in the closet for a couple of years. It’s also lost some of it shape! But I am determined to make it work this season. I am bringing my Ted Baker bag back!

Feel free to check other girls’ posts and join us! We welcome you with open arms 😉

Spoolish // Buttons and Birdcages // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J

Aligator Toe // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity

Happy Thursday! I hope you have a good day, and if you aren’t, I hope this gif makes it better!

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Xo,

Z

MakerWear On

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Disclosure: The hats shown in the following post were provided for my honest review, the opinions and styling suggestions shared below are my own. 

After coming back from New York, I didn’t only change as a person, my style changed as well. It became more laid back, more relaxed, more hip.

So when an opportunity to style MakerWear hats came along, I gladly agreed. MakerWear is all about artists. Only the best designs get made – “curated crowd sourcing” – is what takes place when they want to bring new fashion to market.

Having trouble accessorizing lately, I am also stepping out of my comfort zone and trying on new pieces with this style challenge.

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Put a Bird on It Maker: J.J Spectre

A design nerd, type lover, and unicorn. Enjoys déjà vu and long walks on the moon. Dreams in color.

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Moshi Moshi Maker: Gian Ogreant

Indonesian artist, designer and photographer who finds inspiration in vintage retro and ogres.

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Bacon Tail Maker: Deedee Lazuardi

A screen printer and skateboarder so punk, he wouldn’t even tell us if he actually likes bacon.

I am definitely happy with the quality of the hats. I especially like the Moshi Moshi, it is by far my favorite! I really thought I’d like Put a Bird on It more, but the vizor is too wide for me. I wish I could get away with keeping it flat, but I will have to bend it. And of course Sam thinks I am in a gang now 😉

What did you think of my pics? Which designs would you pick?

To check out more designs visit the MakerWear website, and enter their amazing contest for a chance to win $1000 and a photo shoot! MakerWear hats are available nation wide in a Target near you!

Happy Monday,

Z

Love-Coat Relationship {A Thrift Style Thursday Post}

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Happy Thursday! So excited to be brining another Thrift Style Thursday post to you today along with all the other girls! We are also excited to have Alex of Snippetswithalex and The Fair Trade Fashionistas join us today!

You can never have too many shoes, purses… too much clothes, or make up…  If you ask me, you can never have too many coats! I learned it the hard way, the good way, living in Minnesota. 

Coats and outerwear are one of the first sections I check out when I go to a thrift store. Here is why:

– I am always looking for a new coat,

– I am always looking for a new VINTAGE coat,

– I am always looking for a new WARMER coat!

It took me a while to decide which coat to style for today’s post, but I settled on this vintage one, that I bought a couple years ago at Salvation Army. It’s not only vintage, but it was made here in Minneapolis, plus the festive red color puts me in a holiday mood, and I am so excited the holidays are right around the corner! So from the oversized pockets, to the side zippers, to the missing buttons, this coat has as much character, personality and history, as I do.

Happy Thursday everyone, and don’t forget to check out every one else’s posts:

Nout at Sandpaper Kisses

Miche at Buttons and Birdcages

Jackline at Sincerely Miss J

Martyna at Spoolish

Justine of The Two Cent Chic

Kristi of Alligator Toe

Alex of Snippets With Alex

The Fair Trade Fashionistas

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PS. And yes, I did rake the leaves just for this post!