90s Style Fever {Thrift Style Thursday}

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The shinier, the denim-er, the awkward-er, the better. Here is to the 90s! To the fashion, to the beauty, to the fever. Finally this cut off skirt makes an appearance on my blog. Knowing me, you’ve probably learned that I will save that one particular item, for that one particular day, for that one particular outfit that I will shoot three years in the future. And overkill or not, I am loving this look, this style, and everything silver in between.

Happy Thrift Style Thursday my loves! I hope you enjoy this 90s style look, and it inspires you to create your own, channel your inner child, teenager, alter-ego, cat lady, vintage lover, nerd, geek, whoever there is inside of you that needs to come out!

This week I am so excited to welcome Sarina of Nuttier Than Nutella to our gang! We are excited to have you and hope you love #ThriftStyleThursday!

Here is our June schedule! I hope you are as psyched for it as I am! And if you want to join us, feel free to jump in! Make sure to let me or one of the other girls know, so we can add you to the list!

For more Thrift Style Thursday posts and looks check out:
Buttons and Birdcages // Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J // Confessions of a Refashionista // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity // Alligator Toe // Erika’s Style Diary // Sistas From Cali // Bethie the Boo // Rachel’s Lookbook // Muddy Flowers // Lipstick and Yarn

And feel free to connect with me on:
Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Minneapolis a la Mode // Bloglovin’

Ну что, привет, 90-е! Чем чуднее, тем моднее! Сочетаем несочетаемое и ищем чем заполнить пробелы! На этой неделе пробелы я заполняла вот такой серебряной кофтой! А юбка эта лежала года 3, ждала своего момента! Делала я ее сама, вернее обрезала. В общем одна радость в этом посте сегодня!

Правда ведь классно шопиться в секонде? Дешево и сердито! Зато весело! Мой внутренний ребенок прыгает на трамплине от радости! Муся!

Всех люблю и хочу обнять мир!


From the Bottom of my Heart <3

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Happy Valentine’s day! 

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A little update on my blog – I am now self-hosted. It was a tough decision, but a right one. I hope you will support me and keep following me! The next step is redesigning my blog and finding the right theme, plugins, and all that! So if you know anyone, or you are that  someone! Shoot me a line! I am brining BeingZhenya.com to a new level!

Have a great weekend everyone and remember – YOU ARE LOVED!

Xo,

Z

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OOTD and Savers VIP event

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Suede A.N.A. boots – $10 – Goodwill

x2 Denim Jeans – $8 – Savers

Chico’s top – $4 – Savers

Cardigan – $3 – Savers

Happy Earth Day everyone! What better way to take care of our planet than reuse?! And today I will be sharing one of my 100% thrifted outfits!

I hope you all had a great weekend wherever you are! I shared with my Facebook followers that I have some very exciting news for you! And I will share the first one today! I was invited to the Opening of the new Savers here in the Twin Cities, and I couldn’t be more excited! I get to go in the store 2 days before it actually opens to the public, snap some pictures for you and of course thrift shop! Now I will be shopping for another special even, that I am going to keep SECRET for just a few more days, but it’s even more exciting and I can barely hold it :)

I hope you enjoyed the outfit, and happy Monday!

Take it easy,

Z

PS. The new Savers is located at 50 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
 and will be opened to the public this coming Thursday, April 25

Oversize Me OOTD

Everyone knows that these days it’s the baggier the better, to a certain extent of course! When I put something oversized on top, I make sure to go skinny on the bottom, and this is how it usually turns out:

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Top – Old Navy size M (it’s HUGE!) but since it was bought on sale for a ridiculously small amount of money, and they didn’t have size S anywhere, I got it. It’s comfy and soft, almost at the point where I want to wear it around the house with a pair of sweats, but am fighting this urge!

Jeans – X2 Denim by Express, thrifted at Savers, $8

Scarf – Christmas gift from a few years ago

Floral necklace – Gofavor.com, that necklace was ordered for about $4 back in the day when I went through – Let’s order as much cheap crap costume jewelry from China as I can. If I could, I would return every single product I ordered there, because… well you see the crossed out word above! The metal is so cheap it fades away after 2 or 3 uses. This necklace has been kind of okay, but I don’t want to jinx it here! So I’ll keep wearing it out and about, and maybe later you’ll see it in one of my DIY projects!

Boots – Christmas gift from Sam :) <3

And of course my Marc Jacobs Watch! I have to wear it, everyday, yes, that’s how much I like that watch!

On the other note, winter isn’t going anywhere here in Minneapolis. After a snow thunderstorm last Thursday I am hopeless, on the verge of depression, someone please help! At least this blog is becoming more bright and colorful, I’ve finally figured out how to create a row of social media icons on my blog, yay me :)

In other news, I have a lot of DIY projects coming up for you dear readers, so stay tuned!

Love,

Z

PS. Did you notice I am not wearing any make-up in this picture?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Shabby Chic swimsuit Coverup

Hi everyone, and thanks for stopping by for today’s DIY post!

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It’s going to be an easy “Get Ready for Spring/Summer 2013″ refashion/sewing project:

Start with picking your fabric! I got this curtain/table cloth material at Goodwill for only $2.99

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Don’t you just love it?

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Then I laid it out flat, and as you can see the front is shorter than the back (yes, I intended it to be like that! :) ) and placed a shirt on top of it, to see where the seams would approximately go:

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Then I cut along the lines, pinned it like so:

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And here you have it! A very chic and shabby swimsuit cover up!

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Now if only spring would come!

Xo,

Zhenya

Laundry

Yes, this is a video about how I do laundry and yes, I don’t use the dryer!

ENJOY!

Have a great weekend,

Z


DIY Classroom ideas: “In the Grass”

As some of you may know, I quit my job at New Horizon Academy, there were a number of reasons why, but I am not going to go into detail now. But in spite of the fact that I wasn’t going to stay in the classroom, I helped decorate it for the next month’s theme, which is “In the Grass”

I started off with making these flowers! You will see them a lot throughout the pictures. I used green pipe cleaners for the stems and the flowers themselves came pre-made, I simply mixed and matched :)

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The clock also required an update, if you remember, this used to be a Big Ben, now it’s a sun, shining over the flowers, a carbon monoxide alarm disguised as a giant pink chrysanthemum, and a blue bird:

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I hung green ribbon from the ceiling for a cozy in the grass feel:

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Remember the Love Tree I had up in February? I took some of the hearts down, replaced them with flowers, and viola – a spring time tree:

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And finally an updated Family Board (I blurred out the faces, I am sure you understand why :) )

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Today I am starting a new job at Orchard Park Childcare Centre, and I couldn’t be more excited! I will continue posting classroom ideas about once a month, so don’t forget to subscribe if that’s something relevant to you!

And don’t forget that Blue Nile earrings are still up for grabs – enter to win them HERE!

Happy Monday everyone! Tomorrow is Tuesday, that means I have OFF, so I’ll be running around doing all sorts of fun blog related things!

Xo,

Zhenya

 

Win Blue Nile Sterling Silver Earrings!!!

Hi everyone,

I am so excited to announce this Giveaway on my blog today. I have partnered up with Blue Nile a couple times to announce their Facebook Giveaways, but this time I am going to do my own! I will be giving away a pair of Blue Nile Sterling Silver Leaf Chandelier Earrings. I have my own pair, and love them – they are so light weight, but elegant at the same time.

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CLICK HERE to enter this GIVEAWAY! 

Giveaway starts at midnight Central time 2/20/13 and ends at midnight 3/8/13!

It’s open internationally, I will ship it to you if you win no matter where you live!

I am excited to be using Rafflecopter, I hope you are too!

And don’t forget to subscribe to my blog :)

Good luck everyone, I can’t wait to see who wins!

Cheers,

Z

Всем привет, сегодня у вас есть возможность выиграть чудесные серьги от фирмы Blue Nile как раз к восьмому марта! Я уже несколько раз сотрудничала с этой компанией, писала о разных конкурсах и розыгрышах, которые они проводят на своей странице в Facebook. Теперь пришло время и мне провести свой конкурс!

Как вы уже поняли по фотографиям выше, у меня самой уже есть такие серьги, они очень легкие, и одновременно элегантные.

Конкурс продлится с 20 февраля по 8 марта и для его проведения я буду использовать Rafflecopter.

Конкурс международный, так что не переживайте, ваш приз найдет вас в любой точке земного шара!

И не забудьте подписаться на мой блог!

Всем удачи, очень интересно, кто победит!

Женя

Husband’s Shirt into Tunic Refashion/Перешиваем мужскую рубашку в тунику

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I am going to be honest with you, this was supposed to be a dress. But then my proportions were really off, so I had to turn it into a tunic. But I have a couple more shirts that my husband has gladly (yeah, right!) donated, and maybe one of them will eventually turn into a dress!

Here is how:

1. Take a shirt and lay it out flat:

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2. Find a dress or shirt that fits you well, and lay it on top of the shirt, trace it:

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3. Cut along the lines:

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4. Hem the neckline and the sleeves, add personal touches (I went for a vintage lace collar and lace fabric), and you are done!

Have a great weekend everyone, and don’t forget to stop back tomorrow, I am having a SALE on my blog!

Xo,

Z

Всем привет! Сегодня я покажу как можно перешить мужскую рубашку в нечто носибельное для себя! Изначально это задумывалось как платье, но что-то не пошло! В общем мой муж пожертвовал (добровольно! хотите верьте, хотите нет) еше несколько рубашек, и одной из них суждено стать платьем!

Итак,

1. Берем рубашку и раскладываем ее.

2. Сверху на рубашку кладем платье или футболку, которые более-менее сидят по фигуре, и обводим.

3. Обрезаем рубашку по линиям.

4. Обрабатываем горловину и проймы, добавляем что-то свое (я выбрала винтажный воротник и кружево для нижней части) и готово!

Всем отличных выходных, и не забудьте заглянуть сюда завтра! Я устраиваю первую РАСПРОДАЖУ на своем блоге!

Женя

Warm and Cozy Winter Tote DIY / Уютная Сумка-торба Крючком

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I started crocheting this color block tote several months ago, using left over yarn that I either freecycled or thrifted. It really is a quick project if you dedicate yourself to it, and not let it lay around in your closet for months, like I did :/

To make this tote all you need is:
- thick acrylic yarn,
- number 3.5 crochet hook,
- handles either from an old bag or from a craft store (mine came from Jo-Ann’s)
- some fabric for the lining

We are going to start by crocheting the bottom of the tote, all stitches will be double crochet. You can decide how wide and how deep you want your tote to be. Mine is 10 DC wide and 22 DC long and 33 DC high. If you are using a lot of different colors, it’s helpful to draw a color scheme! But you don’t have to :)

Once I was done crocheting the tote, it looked like this:

 

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Then I traced the tote, making a pattern for the lining, adding an inside pocket as well

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To attach the handles, I simply pulled strips of fabric through the metal rings, and inserted them between the lining and crochet shell:

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And here is what it looks like on the inside:

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I hope you liked this DIY. I just can’t decide what to do with this tote now, should I keep it, or should I give it away? Please comment below!

Happy Monday,

Z

Эту цветную сумку я начала вязать несколько месяцев назад. Мне нужно было использовать пряжу, которую я купила в секонде и раздобыла на сайте freecycle.org Это очень простой проект, которому нужно просто посвятить время, а не так как я – забросила недоделанную сумку в шкаф почти на пол года!

Итак, нам понадобится:

- толстая акриловая пряжа (любые остатки подойдут)

- крючок номер 3,5

- ручки, отрезанные со старой сумки, или из магазина для рукоделия (эти я купила в магазине Jo-Ann Fabrics)

- ткань для подкладки

Сумку вяжем столбиками с накидом, начиная с дна, так вы можете регулировать длину и глубину сумки. Параметры моей сумки – 10 столбиков с накидом – ширина дна, 22 столбика с накидом – длина дна и 33 столбика с накидом – высота самой сумки. Если вы будете использовать много разных цветов, то лучше нарисовать схему, чтобы не запутаться!

Когда я довязала сумку, то она выглядела так: (см фото выше)

Затем обводим нашу сумку – это будет выкройка для подкладки, не забудьте добавить внутренний карман (см фото выше)

Ручки пришиваем протянув полоски из ткани через металлические кольца (см фото выше)

А так наша сумка выглядит изнутри (см фото выше)

Я надеюсь вам понравился этот пост. Теперь нужно только решить, что я буду с ней делать: оставить себе или подарить?

Оставляйте ваши комментарии внизу, я им всегда очень рада!

Отличного всем понедельника,

Женя

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