TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods #SweetMeetsSpicy

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Being done with one of the most difficult semesters of my college life feels incredible. I am definitely enjoying this time I get to spend at home, reflecting and preparing myself for the next stage of my life. The ability to spend a lot of time at home is also something I am going to cherish, since Sam and I are getting ready to sell our house. We’ve learned a lot being home owners, living here, and now leaving here.

Another perk of being on a short spring/summer vacation is reading. I went to the library and checked out some books that I could read for fun, that weren’t textbooks, that weren’t mandatory, these are the books I can truly enjoy.

And finally, I’ve been able to enjoy cooking, baking, and making all sorts of treats for myself and my loved ones. My latest obsession is the new TAZO® Chai Latte. There’s something about that rich and creamy taste with every sip providing a spicy and sweet escape. And the best part about the new TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods is that you can explore a world of flavor from the comfort of your home. Growing up in Russia, tea has always been a big part of my life, especially black Indian tea, which probably partially explains my obsession with this product.

TAZO® Chai Latte combines the flavors of sweet cinnamon, fragrant cardamom, and spicy ginger. There is a perfect amount of sweetness and spice, with spice coming in at the end for a much needed kick. Needless to say this drink contains a perfect amount of caffeine, which makes this drink my new morning favorite.

NEW TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods are made from milk, tea leaves and spices. Brewing the drink is a two step process, you start by adding a powdered mix, which is basically a sweetened dairy blend, to the cup before you brew. Then brew the K-Cup® pod as usual, stir and enjoy!

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And finally, I wanted to make sure to share that TAZO® has partnered with New York Times Bestselling author and host Padma Lakshmi to celebrate the release of the new K-Cup® pods. Tea and chai have always been a part of Padma Lakshmi’s life and family heritage and she is excited to celebrate the flavors of chai with TAZO®. In addition, she has also developed recipes that pair perfectly with a cup of chai and you can find them by visiting TAZO.com/chai/pairings. To learn more about this collaboration visit TAZO.com/chai!

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Find where to buy TAZO® Chai Latte K-Cup® pods here.

MIA + MOA T-shirt Project

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MIA is celebrating it’s 100 Birthday this year and this time they have partnered up with MOA and 5 famous designers to create limited edition t-shirts that went on sale last week.

The designers are Kota Ezawa, Jenny Holzer, Chris Larson, David Rathman, and Alec Soth.

I was able to attend the launch party at MIA last week (although I had to be reminded of it twice 😉 – thanks Emma!), and have been wearing the t-shirts I got around town this weekend. They are $25 each and come in fitted and relaxed. And just because I can, I am going to say that Jenny Holzer’s designs are my favorite!

Check out all the designs here and make sure to get your T-shirt at the MIA gift shop!

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ShopBop Sale – up to 25% off Designer Items!

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ShopBop is having another amazing sale – starting today and lasting through Sunday, March 8 at 3 a.m. CST.  Here is what’s up:

You save 15% with purchase over $250

You save 20% with purchase over $500

You save 25% with purchase over $1000

Use code BIGEVENT15 at checkout!

As all of you know I am a big Shopbop fan and here are some of my favorite pieces and designers!

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Prabal Gurung 

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CM Cia Maritima 

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Phyllis + Rosie Jewelry 

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Calvin Klein Underwear Sale on Shopbop

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Just as heads up, before New Year hits, get all Calvin Klein Underwear on sale on Shopbop. There are plenty of pairs with Calvin Klein written on the band, and that always makes me think of Back to the Future. So I don’t know about you, but I am getting myself those 😉 Four pairs to be exact!

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Sorry if this post is TMI, but we are all girls here, right? So watch out Instagram #MyCalvins is going to be abused in 2-3 business days!

There is also a 3 for $30 deal, which has great styles:

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CK also has amazing lounge wear and pjs, so make sure to check those out as well!

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I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I have some exciting posts for you next week, as well as a giveaway!

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Shopbop Sale Starts Now

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As a lot of you know, Shopbop is my absolute favorite online retailer. And I am more than happy to help them spread the word about their sale! Here is how it works: the more you buy, the more you save!

Spend $250= 15% off

Spend $500= 20% off

Spend $1000 = 25% off

The Sale begins today – Tuesday, November 25 7:00AM U.S. Eastern (New York) Time Zone and will go through Monday December 1, 11:59PM Pacific (L.A.) Time Zone. 

Here are some of my favorite items that I’ve been eyeing!

The Button Downs

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The Tie Dye

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The Boho 

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Don’t miss the biggest sale of the year on Shopbop! I know I won’t 😉

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Best Buy The Holiday Shopping Destination: LG OLED TV

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

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This holiday season I really want to talk about something other than clothes. So I will be partnering with Best Buy, and bringing you a few tech posts to inspire you to get on your nerdy side this year.

Even though I am super busy with classes and exams this semester, also trying to fit blogging in between too, and taking outfit photos for my Instagram, I still like my Netflix and Hulu. And even though we have replaced gin with sitcoms, TV is a great way to destress and catch a few laughs.

I still like Once Upon a Time. That’s probably the only show I have been in to for the past couple of years. The new favorite is The 100, with a couple actors from Battlestar Galactica. Nothing else has really stood out to  me. What shows do you watch these days?

I am also excited for all the holiday movies that will be airing soon. Wouldn’t it be great to watch them on an OLED TV?

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What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com

Best Buy’s everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500)). 

Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

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·         Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.

·         4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.

·         Super thin design (consider how to show visually)

·         Find content faster with webOS

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Oversized Coat Trend 2014

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The oversized coat trend is one of my favorites this fall! Nothing like a soft feel of a coat to make you cozy and warm on a chilly autumn day. It’s the Snuggie of the fashion world.

Wearing: Schutz Amisha Slip on Sneackers // Oak Skinny jeans // Oversized vintage coat // Duluth Trading Company Large Leather Tote // Black beanie // Scarf by Josi Severson

Shop Oversized coats, slip on sneakers and beanies to style this fall below:

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iMyne Shop Your Heart Out + Giveaway

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I have recently recently been introduced to iMyne. With bloggers promoting online shopping in every post and collecting commission on every item sold, I thought it would be good to post about something different for a change. Something that we can all do to bring change. 

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I always get inspired to style and shop when I am reading the latest issue of a favorite fashion magazine, so I did a little research on iMyne.

iMyne is a community of shoppers changing the world, just by buying from sites they already love. Many of the retailers you know and love offer money back as an incentive to shop their sites, but these incentives are rarely cashed in. iMyne works with these sites to send those savings back to you—and your favorite cause. It’s automatic and ongoing and you donate without a penny out of pocket. And, the more people in your iMyne community, the more money you earn and give. It’s easy and simple; safe and secure. It’s not cash-back, it’s cash-forward. Simply shop, earn and give.

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Turns out iMyne is an easy way to donate to the charity of your choice (I picked Hera Women’s Cancer Foundation in memory of my Grandma who died from cancer 3.5 years ago), and earn some cash back. Simply download and install iMyne into your browser, you will see an iMy icon appear, and click to activate it every time you shop. 

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Here is the list of retailers and what percentage you can give to your charity by purchasing there. And here is how iMyne compares to other similar websites:

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And now for the fun part, and my favorite part – check out and enter the iMyne Shop Your Heart Out $2,500 Sweepstakes Now Through 9/2/14 

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Utopian Eyewear

denim-outifit-minneapolis-fashion-blogger denim-on-denim-look-being-zhenyaHaving been taking back roads to work for the past couple of weeks, I noticed a development, a big cluster of identical houses, and town homes tucked away behind Excelsior Boulevard. And for some reason it reminded me of Pleasantville. Even though the connection is completely off, now that I think of this whole establishment, it’s more of a Zamyatin “We” scenario. Anyways, last weekend Sam and I walked around and explored those few blocks of identical living.

It’s also this time of year, when sunglasses become more of a necessity than an accessory. And I am shopping for new eyewear. There are so many options, like these by Ray-Ban – from colorful to mirrored, I know they’ll have my eyes covered. rayban-sunglasses   I also love these Tory Burch ones, good cat eyes are really hard to find! Tory-Burch-sunglasses And, finally, I couldn’t leave this eclectic, futuristic and altogether out of this world eyewear by 3.1 Philip Lim unnoticed! 3.1-philip-lim-sunglasses Which do you like the most? Which ones would you wear? What shape sunglasses do you prefer?

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I am wearing: Gap jeans – thrifted, Lucky Denim Jacket – thrifted, Forever 21 Pink Tank top, TJ Maxx Beige Button Down, Lucky sunglasses – TJ Maxx, Sam & Libby Sandals – Target, Vintage Coach purse, Vintage silk scarf

Make sure to enter my GIVEAWAY for a chance to win some amazing makeup brushes!

Уже несколько недель подряд мы ездим на работу обочными путями. Все потому, что везде ремонт, и все перекопано! И конечно же я не могла не заметить район, состоящий из почти идентичных домов. Мне сразу вспомнился фильм Pleasantville. Хоть я и понимаю, что тут все напоминает книгу Замятина “Мы”, с ассоциациями не поспоришь. В прошлые выходные мы с Сэмом решили обойти эти утопические кварталы.

Наступает лето, а значит солнечные очки переходят из разряда аксессуаров, в разряд вещей первой необходимости! И я присматриваю себе новые. Очень понравились очки от Ray-Ban, особенно зеркальные. Отличные очки есть и у Tory Burch, хороший кошачий глаз найти очень сложно, а в этой коллекции у дизайнера несколько пар. И, напоследок, я обратила внимание на 3.1 Philip Lim – эклектика и футуризм в одном флаконе.

Какие очки понравились вам? Какие бы вы надели? Какую форму очков вы предпочитаете?

R is for Roses {A-Z Challenge}

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Roses are red, and perfect, and are on almost everything boho chic this summer. I can never get enough of the rose print, especially now with the summer right around the corner. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

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