What’s your Statement?

Statement pieces should be in every woman;s wardrobe, period. Now you are lucky if you have one, if you’ve got more than one, well you are either amazingly lucky, or don’t really know what a statement piece is.

A statement piece is an interesting, attractive and relatively eye-catching wardrobe items that reflect your personality. It’s usually quite bold and unique, but not necessarily brightly coloured and oversized. It’s often, but not always, the thing people notice first about your outfit. Sometimes it becomes an item that people associate with your signature style.

A statement piece can be an accessory, or even an item of clothing. To give you some idea – here are great examples of statement pieces:

    So the question is – what’s your statement piece and why? I am in the progress of determining/creating mine!

xo,

Z

DIY Friday: Afghan square clutch

From all of the crochet patterns popular in the US, I think afghan square is the most popular one. And if you don’t know how to crochet, learning how to make an afghan square should be a must.

What I did was turn a square into a clutch, I also added a “golden” button to create a vintage feel 😉

     Have a great weekend everyone,

xoxo,

Z

Anthropologie Arrangement

Since I am going to be at 50th and France tomorrow, I might as well pop into Anthropologie, and check some things out, hopefully even buy something. But knowing me, I’ve already checked everything out in the catalogue (both physical and on-line), and I created this board of fun Anthropologie stuff. Call me crazy, but I think this pharaoh one piece swimsuit is something I would totally wear!

 xoxo,

stay warm if you are in Minneapolis!

Z

Shopping at Forever 21 after 21!

Yesterday while getting Sam’s watch adjusted at Rosedale Mall, I snuck a peek at the Forever 21 windows. I haven’t shopped there in ages and was pleasantly surprised by the variety of looks appealing to me, a 25 year old cynical fashion blogger, who shops for brands at thrift stores. So today I went on their website and picked out a few things that I consider age appropriate and flattering for myself and other 25 year olds like me! Enjoy!

Dolman Tribal Dress $19.80

 Floral Shirtdress $27.80

 Longline jacket $29.80

 Teardrop Bead Necklace $ 6.80

 Ikat Print Tote $ 19.80

 Lace Up Wedge Booties $ 32.80

Have you also noticed the same number over and over again after the decimal? .80? What’s up with that? Taking a break from the good old .99 I see, Forever 21? Anyways I thought these items were exceptionally cute, and who knows I might just pop into a Forever 21 one of these days!

xoxo,

Z

PS. All pictures and prices were taken from the Forever 21 website

I got Brooked at Sanctuary!

The hair dilemma is solved! I did it, and I did it Aveda way! The Sanctuary Salon and Spa is the place where I went to. I had my appointment with Brooke, and she was absolutely wonderful. The second I entered I knew I smelled something wonderful – a blend of mint and rosemary, then my coat was taken by a very friendly receptionist, who later offered me some peppermint tea. My hairstylist was a young stylish girl, dressed in all black. I first got a scalp massage, and that was the 2nd time I’ve ever gotten a head massage, needless to say, it was wonderful! Then she washed my hair – and they have heated sinks there! How awesome is that? From the small amount of Aveda products that I’ve tried, they are wonderful and smell great! The haircut was fun and effortless. It only took Brooke about 25 minutes to cut and blow out my hair and do some more cutting once the hair was dry. She demonstrated and explained every product she used, what it was for, and it’s benefits. She never tried selling any of those products to me, which was great, I hate it when you are getting talked into buying something, because that pushes me away from the person/business. But enough of my blabbering, let the pictures speak for themselves!

Day 1

Day 1

 Day 2

And for everyone who is looking for a good hairstylist in the Twin Cities, I highly recommend taking advantage of Aveda’s New Talent program and get your hair cut by Brooke!

xoxo,

Z

Haircut dilemma

It’s not a bad thing, it’s just something that every girl has to go through, especially when her hair is long enough for her to be able to pull off basically anything. I am no Rapunzel, but my hair is longer than it’s been for a while. Plus it’s going to be the first time for me getting my hair cut in Minneapolis. I am yet to find a good hair stylist, so if you know anyone in the Twin Cities, leave me a comment!

Now on to the hair cuts. Of course I could’ve tried some personal styler, but I am too lazy, so we are basically going to overload this post with pictures of Blake Lively! Because she is gorgeous, and I love her hair! There, I said it 🙂

    So there you have it, this is how I am getting my hair cut (read: trimmed) next week. I am also expecting to magically turn into Blake Lively after the hair cut!

Happy weekend everyone!

xoxo,

Z

Wear Time around your Neck

Moving on from the age of owl necklaces and jewelry, which only lasted what? a few months, today’s trend are watch lockets. Have you gotten one yet?

 

The irony of the situation is – if you combine owls and watches – you get the real trend!

xoxo,

ZhenyAH!

 

Winter White

Who says you can’t wear menswear? Following the instructions from “I know You Want It” and being currently addicted to Gossip Girl, I picked up a pack of 5 Fruit of the Loom V-necks at our downtown Target. Those were probably the cheapest shirts I’ve ever bought, $11 for 5, that’s $2.25 each, a good deal to me! So today we are going to style them, together, in front of the mirror.

 With a skirt, maxi or high waist, with shorts or skinny jeans, a white T is a win-win in any situations! Style yours today!

xo,

ZhenyAH!

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