Shopbop End of Year Sale

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Extra sale on sale items! Shopbop couldn’t get any better. And what else am I to do on my winter break anyways?

Over the past year I’ve learned to love and appreciate online shopping, navigating through millions of sizes and brands, websites, and online stores, return policies and free shipping offers.

And Shopbop has remained my favorite through all that. Check out their sale and see my top picks below!

Bag sale

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Shoe sale

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Designer sale

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Vintage Jeans

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Sometimes I think I was clearly born in a wrong era, but then I like my internet too much, because how else would I share these awesome jeans with you that I got from Alacloth Vintage and that I shared last week in this post.

I also absolutely have to show off my new Diesel boots. That moss green just got me, I think it’s the perfect color for the Minnesota winter photoshoots, and definitely different from the typical black/brown boots that I wear.

The sweater and the scarf are both from H&M, and yes this is more of a neck warmer than a scarf, but man is it warm!

And of course my Tess + Tricia necklace that I got for Christmas! What was your favorite or most memorable gift this year?

Have a great Monday everyone!

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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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Day After Christmas

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Sam and I spent Christmas day together, just the two of us. We went on a long walk along the Cedar Lake Trail and I even convinced him to take some pictures for me. Since I spent all night Tuesday baking, I thought I deserved it ;)

We are leaving for Eau Claire today, which is exciting! Here is hoping I get to go thrifting there! My friend Ann (who I did the photo shoot with) told me about a store there that’s so amazing it even sells cars. While I am not looking for a car, there are a few vintage pieces I would love to get my hands on. I have been looking for a camel coat, and any sweaters I can find.

I also got a Tess + Tricia necklace for Christmas, and if you haven’t heard of them, they are a local jewelry brand out of Excelsior, MN. I just learned that their jewelry will be available in over 80 Core Power Yoga locations, which is huge!

The sweatshirt I am wearing is H&M and it is a save version of the Rachel Zoe one I wore in this post. $14.95 vs $275, you do the math ;)

Notice how red my hands are in the photos. It was pretty cold out, even though we have no snow!

And by the way these quilted boots were only $30 from HauteLook.com. I used to order from there a lot a couple years ago, and now, that I can return to Nordstrom Rack, I think I will be shopping there more often!

Meanwhile I am enjoying my break, watching Twin Peaks, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and waiting for Friends to go on Netflix.

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Shop boots:

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White sweatshirts:

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And necklaces:

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Vintage Lookbook with Alacloth and Eric Sorensen Photography

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Yesterday I had the most amazing opportunity and time of my life to shoot a few vintage looks for my friend Ania (Ann) of Alacloth vintage with a local photographer Eric of Eric Sorensen Photography. I met her through a friend, and was always fascinated by her commitment to finding and selling the highest quality vintage items she could find. And of course her Russian roots. We shot in the rain (yes, it rained here on December 22! Go figure Minnesota weather!) by the tracks on Hiawatha in Minneapolis, and had so much fun!

One of the train yard workers asked us what we were doing, so we had to explain the situation, and then offered to take his picture as well. He said he was going to think about it :)

Since it was a pretty public place we also had a guy drive by, honk and blow kisses. All in all it was an eventful Monday photo-shoot and I am so excited to be sharing it with you!

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Canon EOS Rebel T5i is a great blogger gift from Best Buy

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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More and more often I come to a realization that soon I will need a new camera soon. I like what I currently have, but I am often not satisfied with the picture quality. And I would love to get a new camera before my spring break, which we are planning on spending in New York City.

Having asked my blogger friends, I discovered that a lot, if not most of them use Canon. So I did some research, and here is what I learned about The Canon EOS Rebel T5i.

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The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.
•      Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
•      Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
•      The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

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Special offer: Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20″

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories!

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TC Style Magazine Cover + Christmas Colors

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This winter I get to be on the cover of TC Style Magazine. TC stands for Twin Cities. My friend Jasmine is the Editor-in-chief, and we’ve been planning this since summer! But she surprised me by putting me on the cover! Jasmine is a sweetheart, she loves and looks like Taylor Swift, and told me yesterday that she is going to New York City over New Years, flying in New Years Eve and leaving New Years Day, they are not staying anywhere, no hotel reservations. How awesome is that? Here is me keeping my fingers crossed for spring break! A lot will depend on the next few weeks. Plus I am waiting to get my grades back, so the browser refreshing game is on and it’s strong!

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The magazine is free and local and you can find it in the boutiques around the area.

I also have several festive nail polish options for you this holiday season. They are all SinfulColors which is a chic and affordable brand made in the US. The nail polish is very long lasting and  this season – pretty glittery! The colors I have here are Twilight Twinkles, Galax-Sea, Hottie, and Ice Dream.

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H&M Burnsville Grand Opening December 18

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H&M is opening its new location in the Twin Cities and they asked me to help them host it! So December 18 come see me at the Burnsville Center! The store will open it’s doors at noon, but make sure to come early for some fun giveaways:

If you’re one of the first 100 shoppers in line, you will receive an all-access fashion pass valued up to $300 off your entire purchase!

Bring in old garments to be recycled before the store opens at noon for the chance to win an H&M gift card valued between $50 and $100.

The first five customers that tweet me @BeingZhenya with the hashtag #HMLovesBurnsville will receive a style consultation, early access to the store at 11:30AM, and a free H&M $100 gift card. Make sure to tweet me on Thursday and be at the store!

Get ready to do some serious shopping to the in-store DJ spinning all the latest hits! Here is the Facebook page for the event as well!

Are you excited? I know I am! I am hoping to see a lot of you there on Thursday! And to tie you (and myself over) here are a few of my favorites from H&M!

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Wide-cut Wool-blend Jacket $129

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Wide-cut Sweater $29.95

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Mohair-blend Cardigan $79.95

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Long Cardigan $29.95

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Wool-blend Coat $149

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Sequined Jacket $29.95

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Sequined Jacket $49.95

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Slim-fit Pants High waist $19.95

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Leather Boots $99

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Lace Dress $49.95

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Jeans with Zips $59.95

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Textured Jumpsuit $69.95

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Suede Boots $69.95

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Sandalettes $59.95

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Shoes $24.95

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Biker Boots $49.95

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2015 Fashion Trends To Look Forward To

Before we jump into the 2015 trends (I also have a special Pinterest board dedicated to 2015 trends here), let me tell you what I’ve been up to!

School has been amazing, I love the U, and so proud to be going there. But I can’t wait for the semester to be over, for the year to be over, and for all the new beginnings 2015 will bring. Going back to college at 28 is probably the best decision I made in 2014, and I can’t believe how many amazing people I’ve met and connected with, and how many of them are supportive of my blog. I am so excited that I had so many fun opportunities this year, and I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store.

Friday morning as I was french pressing my coffee, I pushed down too hard on the handle and burnt my arm with boiling coffee/water. It quickly blistered, as I was running cool water over my right wrist, while using my left hand to text Sam and let him know what just happened. Luckily it didn’t hurt for long, and I was able to write my math final without any problem. I have two more finals on Monday and Tuesday, and a project due on Wednesday, but once it’s all over I will be back with style posts, DIYs and a couple beauty reviews.

As far as my burn goes, I’ve been telling people that when I am stressed I burn myself, or that I slit my wrist, or that I don’t feel safe at home, or that it’s how I put my cigarettes out. One of my coworkers was so sweet to ask if I got a tattoo, I was really flattered she thoughts I was that bad ass. Maybe some day.

Now back to 2015, here are the trends I am really excited for:

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Shirtdress 

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Culottes

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Trenches 

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Flats 

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As you may know, Shopbop has been one of my favorite websites to shop online, and for the next three days they are offering extra 20% off on all sale items! Don’t miss it! Get those holiday gifts for yourself and the ones you love!

 

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My #MomentsofChic with Piperlime

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Today I am bringing you a new post in collaboration with Piperlime. You may have seen other blog posts and followed the #momentsofchic hashtag on Instagram (if you haven’t you totally should).

I was so excited to pair the Joe’s Boyfriend Slim Jeans with this white Schaefer Top by Rachel ZoeI am absolutely in love with the stitching detailing of the top, that creates it’s own white on white pattern. And the jeans are seriously one of the stylish and most comfortable ones I’ve owned. 

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This semester I tool a Fashion Ethics and Consumption class, and there was a questionnaire in one of the lectures, and one of the questions was – Have you ever bought something that had rips and was distressed on purpose. Well, now I have. I personally think that this is the way to go with boyfriend jeans. You need that distressed look to make the jeans look yours, feminine and stylish.

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I paired the jeans and the top with my hand-made crochet scarf (click for instructions here), as well as my favorite studied booties, Rebecca Minkoff 5 zip mini bag and a leaf locket necklace.

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I thought there were no boyfriend jeans to fit my body without making me look ridiculous. Even though I have that slightly boyish figure. But these jeans made it so easy. So after wearing them non-stop for a week, and I will probably continue wearing them this week as well, here are

Some tips on wearing boyfriend jeans:

1. Choose a darker wash. It’s not that the dark is slimming, in my opinion it just looks better on most of us.

2. Choose distressed. Like I mentioned before rips, tears and frays are going to be your new favorite.

3. If you are like me (not too big of a butt), go a size up. I know that’s not something you normally hear. But that extra size adds on to the slouch and the lower hanging crotch that I like so much. (I can also take these jeans off without having to unbutton or unzip them ;) )

4. Cuff or uncuff. That’s up to you, I like them cuffed with sneakers, booties, and slip ons, also sandals and flats. But I also think boyfriend jeans look extremely cool uncuffed with a pair of heels or platforms.

5. Oversize the top, maybe just a little. You know I am into the oversized trend, and I love when sweaters or tops are a bit big on me. So if you are not top heavy (34B over here), I say do it!

So check out my look, and all the pieces, and get ready for more style tips. DIY posts and our Christmas Tree story later this week!


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