{27 Dresses} Dress 11: Going to a chapel…

 

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Sam’s cousin got married last Saturday! Congrats Danny and Amanda! We are absolutely excited for you!

And even though I won’t be sharing any of your wedding pictures (that’s 100% your prerogative), I will share some of mine 😉

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The inside of beautiful Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church

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I am wearing:

Dress – Ann Taylor, NecklaceAnna Tail Designs, Shoes – Mossimo, Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

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The reception was at a St. Paul College club. I don’t know St. Paul really well, but the trip out there made me want to explore that city! So maybe one of those weekends 😉

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Of course I had to take the picture of the cupcakes! They were delicious – the best icing I’ve had in a long time!

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I was absolutely in love with this light fixture! Now if only I had where to put a similar one!

Once again, congrats Dan & Amanda!

Lot’s of love,

Zhenya (and Sam)

I wouldn’t have been able to take any of these amazing photos without my Samsung Galaxy!

Disclosure: I am participating in a Verizon Wireless blogger program, and received the device and 6 months of service for free, in exchange for my honest opinion. For more information, please click on the Verizon Voices Icon!

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{27 Dresses} Dress 10 : Are You Ready to Jump?

Remember this dress?

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It was my first refashion in the Refashion Runway project, and it was absolutely perfect for that weekend. The dress is American Apparel thrifted for $5 from the Hopkins Goodwill and still had the original tags 🙂

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And it wouldn’t be fair to the girls if I didn’t share this picture:

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And this:

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And this:

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And finally this:

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Happy Monday 🙂

Xx,

Z

{27 Dresses} Dress 9: Way Up North

A couple weeks ago I went up north and stayed with some friends in a cabin. Surprisingly enough I pulled off wearing a dress even up there! Here is the proof 😉

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Dress: Target (my little shopping therapy after a rough day at work! Yes, even toddler teachers have hard days!), Belt: Target

I also got to meet neighbor’s dog! Isn’t she something?

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And watch sunset on the dock:

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But I have to admit, my favorite part of the day was getting to see and hang out with this child:

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I love you, Ingrid! I can’t believe you are almost 3!

I hope you all had a great weekend! I won a gift card from Marshall’s through their Project Fab on Facebook and have been spending that, so new outfit posts to come! As well as some DIY’s! Only if Marshall’s sold paint… sigh

Until next time,

Zhenya

All pictures were taken with my Nokia Lumia phone provided by Verizon! It was really helpful this time around, I shared Internet with my friends, took awesome pictures and even finished The Mindy Project on Hulu!

Disclousure: I am participating in a Verizon Wireless blogger program, and received the device and 6 months of service for free, in exchange for my honest opinion. For more information, please click on the Verizon Voices Icon!

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{27 Dresses} Miche’s Dress

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Today’s dress is brought to you by…
Just kidding!

My friend Miche of Buttons and Birdcages answered my call to join the 27 dresses project and I couldn’t be happier! She was with me on Refashion Runway, but I’ve actually been following her for a while!

Here is what the dress is all about:
“I actually found this dress at a thrift store for $1.99! It was a little big, and way too long but I figured those fixes should be easy enough given that it was already pretty cute to begin with. It turned out to be an amazing summer dress 🙂

So here you have it a perfect thrifted summer dress that simply needed to be altered! Doesn’t it look great?

Check Miche out here: Blog – http://www.buttonsandbirdcages.com, Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/buttonsandbirdcages

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Happy Wednesday!

Xx,

Z

PS. Shoot me an email at evgeniahutson@gmail.com if you would like to be featured in this project! And don’t forget to grab the button off the sidebar if you want to start your own!

{27 Dresses} Katie’s Dress

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I am always looking for new blogs to read and follow. Last week I came across Katie’s thrift haul from http://myclosetnbeautyfinds.wordpress.com! And I immediately wanted to feature on of her finds on my blog, and it was, obviously, a dress!

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 Katie is a 22 year old college student who loves drugstore makeup, and about 3 months ago she discovered the beauty of thrifting and can’t get enough of it! On her blog she mainly does beauty reviews and thrift hauls, and sometimes just ramble about whatever is on her mind, don’t we all?
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She bought this dress from a local consignment shop. But she also told me that she rarely wears dresses. Though I personally think they look great on her!
Katie is a perfect example of a girl who wears dresses only on special occasions, she is more of a jeans and a T kind of girl on a day to day basis, but she, herself said she’d love to get out of her comfort zone and wear more dresses! I hope this project inspires her and a lot of other girls out there to wear more skirts and dresses!
Have a great day everyone and don’t forget to stop by Katie’s blog!
Xx,
Z
PS. If you would like to be featured in my 27 dresses project, shoot me an email at evgeniahutson@gmail.com

{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

 

{27 Dresses} Dress 5: The Bridal Shower

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Last Saturday I got to go to Amanda’s bridal shower. She is Sam’s cousin’s fiancee and will soon be joining the family! It was really good to see and meet some of the family members I’ve never met before. I was really excited about finally meeting Sam’s other cousin Michelle, who lives in LA!

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I refashioned this dress a while back, here is the TUTORIAL!

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Don’t you just love these glasses? I got to take 2 home! And the mimosas were just fab!

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The cupcakes were delish too!

We also played a game, where we had to design a dress for the bride! Here is what I came up with (I’ve been really into black wedding gowns lately):

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Michelle and me

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Sandra and me

And I had to do a selfie in the mirror at the end of the day! Sadly I forgot the duck face 😉 LOL

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What dresses have you been wearing? Do tell!

Xo,

Z

PS. Don’t forget to enter the Shabby Apple Giveaway!

{27 Dresses} Dress 2: It’s Still My Birthday

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I know, I know, but let me tell you about this amazing place called Burger Jones! Oh wait, you already knew?!? I sure hope so!
Well let me start by showing off my new living room furniture! It took Sam and I a pretty long time to find the pieces we knew we absolutely loved. And we looked almost everywhere there was to look in the Twin Cities. But you know what it all came down to? Macy’s furniture store in Edina!

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My mother-in-law came over and we went to Sur la Table at 50th and France, and got the rest of the beautiful silverware set that my in-laws have me for my Birthday!

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We also got some frozen yogurts at the Yogurt Lab, and the Chili Chocolate is to die for! So is salted carmel 🙂 YUM

Now we are getting to Burger Jones 😉 After one “Big Sloppy Kiss”

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And this specialty pesto burger

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Surprisingly enough I had room for dessert! Which was on the house!

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If you are wondering about the dress 😉 I like it, but it has this really awkward length, and the pleats don’t go all the way down, so it looks a bit off if you take a closer look!

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And here you have it! A second day of my 27 dress project! Don’t forget to enter my Shabby Apple giveaway!
Happy Tuesday,
Xo,
Z

{27 DRESSES} Dress 1: It’s my Birthday

Have you seen that Birthday episode of How I met your Mother, where Lilly goes –

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!!!

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And I am actually excited to be 27! But 26 has been really good to me! I like my job, I love blogging, I really feel like BeingZhenya.com has actually gotten somewhere over the past year, and it’s only going to continue developing and being there for you, to hopefully inspire and encourage you! We got a house, I mean who would’ve thought that a small town girl from Russia would actually be living far far away from home and doing what she loves!

I do get an occasional hater who comments and says – Zhenya, you moved all the way from Russia, now work at a day care, shop at thrift stores, your life sucks. And even though those comments get deleted, I just want to tell you, that life is what you make out of it, and I feel like my life is just beginning now, and it’s wonderful. I hope you all have a wonderful day today, and a wonderful life. And now a few shots from my Birthday that we celebrated with my family yesterday!

Enjoy,

Xo,

Z

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Dress – H&M // Shoes – bought in Russia over 6 years ago o_0

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Love me some ice-cream cake and look! they spelt my name right! (Thank you, Neal and Sandra!)

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Our new silverware! Don’t you just love it! Now say it with me – Sur La Table 😉

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Can’t wait to go sailing!

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Bonfire and s’mores at the end of the day!

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