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St Patrick’s Day Outfit Ideas

Whether you are dressing up for a night out with friends, or just a celebration in the office, St Patrick’s day has made it’s way into our daily lives even if you are not Irish. Green is a great color, but you don’t want to overdo it. So we are going to keep it classy, but flirty and fun at the same time.

Personally for me, getting dressed up for a holiday is definitely something I’ve gotten a hang of since I moved to the US. And even though I am definitely not Irish, here are two St Patrick’s Day outfits that I have put together for you (originally posted on the Goodwill MN blog)

 

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The first outfit is based around an emerald green button down shirt, worn tucked in, under a blazer. It’s a perfect look for work. The large amount of green can be overbearing; it is, after all, a bright and bold color. By concealing the shirt under a striped blazer, you are still showing Sr Patrick’s Day spirit without being too “in-your-face.”

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The second look is all about fun and flirty. It’s a variation of the whole “Kiss me I’m Irish” slogan. After all, you want to be kissed for the right reasons – not because your T-shirt says so. I added the golden jewelry to both of these looks, because – who knows? – you might just find your pot of gold on St Patrick’s Day! Not too sure about the whole holiday thing? Or green is just not your color? It’s always a safe bet to go with accessories, or make up. Green nail polish is also a huge hit!

 

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Do you participate in St Patrick’s Day festivities? What are some of your favorite things to do on that day?
Stop by tomorrow for some makeup ideas and inspirations for St Patrick’s Day!

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DIY Vintage Doily Coffee Table Runner

I am back with a DIY Friday post! I hope you are as excited as I am! Because I am finally going to start showing bits and pieces of my new house!

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About a month ago I went to an estate left overs sale in Hopkins. It was organized by Empty the Nest, one of my favorite thrift/vintage household items resellers in the Twin Cities. I scored 2 large bags of stuff for $10 (it was a 5 dollar bag sale!)
And among my many many finds were these vintage doilies. So I decided to create a runner for my oval living room coffee table.

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First I laid everything out, and then stitched it together, using just a needle and a thread. I was originally going to use my sewing machine, but decided against it.

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I am really happy with the final result, and glad I waited so long to get the doilies. The living room is coming together and I’ll have another post for you soon (get ready for some peacocking ;) )

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Have a great Labor Day weekend! See you on Tuesday!
Xx,
Z

Introducing Anna Tail Designs

Today I want to introduce you to my friend Anna of Anna Tail Designs! She makes beautiful beaded jewelry, embroidered jewelry pieces, which include custom made and designed items as well!
Anna is originally from St.Petersburg, Russia but now lives and works in San Francisco, CA!

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A Burberry inspired bow!

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And the best part is – she is offering 20% off on all the orders in her Etsy store right now! So go ahead and check her out!
And stay tuned for an outfit featuring a unique custom made piece on my blog!
Xx,
Zhenya

{27 Dresses} Dress 7: Checking Out Some Books

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I will be honest with you, library is one of my favorite places to go to! It’s relaxing and inspiring for me at the same time! So I don’t think I am going to surprise you if I tell you that I dress up to go to the library! Well I dress up to go almost anywhere, even work ;) and that’s how this project started!

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All the books are safely tucked into the Zabar’s bag that I’ve had since my New York days. And if you are interested in what I am reading now, here is my list:

Paulo Coelho – Manuscript Found in Accra

Paulo Coelho – The Winner Stands Alone

Gary Shteyngart - Super Sad True Love Story

Victor Pelevin – T

I am also reading Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

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Have a great day everyone!

Xo,

Z

По-русски: Все уже, наверное, знают, что я обожаю библиотеку и хожу туда как на праздник! Ну и не удивительно, что я специально нарядилась для подобного случая. Я могу провести в библиотеке весь день, я так релаксирую и расслабляюсь, ну и нахожу своеобразный источник вдохновения. Если вам интересно, что я читаю, то вот список:

Пауло Коэльо – Манускрипт, найденный в Акко

Пауло Коэльо – Победитель остается один

Виктор Пелевин – Т

Гари Штейнгарт – Super Sad True Love Story

И на моем Nook я читаю “Игра Эндера”

Читали ли вы что-то из вышеперечисленного? Мне будет очень интересно ваше мнение!

Женя

 

Shabby Apple Giveaway!

As some of you know, I am starting a series of posts called “27 dresses” on Monday.  I will simply be wearing dresses for the next 27 days, and encourage you to do the same! Just like DVF said in her wrap dress campaign – Be a Woman, Wear a Dress – I hope my campaign inspires you! No repeats! I promise :)

And what better way of kicking off this campaign than with a dress giveaway? And not just by anyone, but by Shabby Apple themselves! I love that vintage clothing online store, their styles are to die for!

So the dress I picked for you my dear readers is … drumroll please…

The Moon River!

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A gorgeous dress that I think will look flattering on all figures!

And now the rules:

1. Giveaway is open only in the US (sorry my dear international readers! I promise I’ll have something going on for you soon!)

2. You must be a subscriber to BeingZhenya.com (either via email, or WordPress, or Bloglovin’) – all the links are on the home page of my blog! Let me know if you are having trouble finding them!

3. Leave a comment telling me what kind of post you want to see on my blog! I really want to make an effort and make my readers happy!

4. For additional entries, please go HERE or to my Facebook page!

Good luck everyone! The Giveaway will end on July, 28! And I will announce the winner on my Facebook page July, 29!

Have a great Sunday!

Xo,

Z

PS. And don’t forget to check out my second blog  Story and a Half of Our Life!

Sewing Goodies

Disclaimer: I am participating in a Verizon Wireless blogger program, and received the device for free, in exchange for my honest opinion. For more information, please click on the Verizon Voices Icon above!

I just have to share these with you! As some of you may recall I was on Refashion Runway, and today I wanted to share what was in my awesome prize that I got from Katherine of Pillows A-La Mode! And to make it easier for everyone, I took a video with my new Nokia Lumia phone! Check it out here:

Hope you had a great weekend! Check back often for outfit, beauty, fashion, style and sewing posts!

Xo,

Z

 

Independence Day Ready! Red, White and Blue, with a bit of Turquoise too!

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July,4 is one of my favorite holidays! And today I am going to share my Independence Day outfit variation! I hope you enjoy it! I wore this to work today, because like I mentioned in my last post, I am letting my cute clothes out of the closet! And you should too!

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SkirtVintage, thrifted,Goodwill // TopGap, thrifted, Savers // SandalsMossimo, Target // BeltSam’s ;) // WatchMarc by Marc Jacobs // Necklacethrifted, Steeple People

Have a great Independence Day and don’t forget to check out my new blog called Story and a Half of Our Life – dedicated to our new house, all related DIY and home decor projects! All refashions, beauty, style and thrift related posts will stay on BeingZhenya!

Xo,

Z

Bicycle is a Girl’s Best Friend

 

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Style Voices programand have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

What do you get when you put a fashion blogger on a bike? Here is what…

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I AM WEARING:

Jeans – Express // Polka Dotted shirt – vintage Lady Manhattan (thrifted at Goodwill outlet) //

Jacket – Club Monaco // Shoes – Fashionol

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None of the photos (especially the action ones – I almost ran my husband over twice! – would’ve been possible without my Samsung Galaxy Camera!)

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Do you ride bikes? And what do you usually wear?

Happy Hump Day!

Xo,

Z

Please don’t forget to take the pledge against Distracted Driving! Go to - http://itcanwait.com/

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PS. Stop by Romwe and check out their flash sale! Leggings Flash Sale of Romwe New Collection! Only $19.99 for any pair. 3 days only! http://www.romwe.com/manage_activity/19.99-flash-sale/

http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?m=32222&u=768369&d=146591

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Here is to the 80′s!

We all love different fashion decades, and even though I am a 20′s girl at heart, 80′s fashion appeals to me and has somehow found it’s way into my closet!

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I AM WEARING:

Pants – Vintage Alfred Dunner // Shoes – Unknown brand (bought in Russia) // Purse – Coach (vintage)

White lace top – my Grandma’s (vintage from Russia) // Striped Jacket – Necessary Objects //

Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

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And remember no matter what you do…

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Xo,

Z

You are Diamond!

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Today my husband’s grandparents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary! How awesome is that? 60 years with the same person! Sam also has his Grandpa’s wedding band, which is more meaningful to us than any words can describe!

So Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Bob and Betty, and may the 5 o’clock gins continue for many many more years!

We love you,

Sam and Zhenya!

PS. The photo was taken on their wedding day (May 15, 1953), and is a curtesy of my mother in law!

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