Chicago Weekend // Monday Mode Link Up

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Spontaneous weekend getaways are my favorite.ย Sam and I used Valentine’s Day as an excuse to go down to Chicago and enjoy the 60 degree February weather that we had here! Today I want to share my weekend in outfits. Enjoy my journey from riverwalk to the beach, from Logan Square to Lincoln Park with a little West Loop and Village thrown in between, and don’t hesitate to link up with us ๐Ÿ™‚

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My Weekend in Outfits – Chicago || Monday Mode Link Up

chicago-weekend

chicago

chicago

chicago

chicago

Spontaneous weekend getaways are my favorite.ย Sam and I used Valentine’s Day as an excuse to go down to Chicago and enjoy the 60 degree February weather that we had here! Today I want to share my weekend in outfits. Enjoy my journey from riverwalk to the beach, from Logan Square to Lincoln Park with a little West Loop and Village thrown in between, and don’t hesitate to link up with us ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cold Shoulder Dress from LATTORI + Monday Mode Link Up

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Happy Halloween! Even though I don’t have a Halloween costume post for you, I wanted to share this gorgeous dress I’ve recently received from LATTORI. It’s a stylish cold shoulder maxi done in a gorgeous velvet fabric. If you’ve been following current trends, you noticed that cold shoulder trend is popping up everywhere, from dresses to tops, to even sweaters. Have you recently worn a cold shoulder top? How did you style it?

Kaitlyn and I went to Lake Michigan for this shoot, and I absolutely love how she was able to capture the crashing waves against the rocks. I will be honest, I always wanted to climb these rocks to be honest. Today I finally got to do it in my heels!

This is not the last time you are going to see LATTORI on my blog, I have a few other amazing dresses to share with you, which Kaitlyn captured beautifully! Meanwhile make sure to check out some of my favorite cold-shoulder pieces ๐Ÿ˜‰


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The featured blogger from last week is Hypnoz Glam:

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And now for the link up:

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SAIC 79th Annual Fashion Show

As you know during my last weekend’s trip to Chicago I was able to attend SAIC fashion show! It’s a show put on by sophomores, juniors and seniors of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and they do a wonderful job! I actually have something special coming up on the blog next week, SAIC related, so stay tuned, you don’t want to miss it!

And the show was amazing! We all got to sit in the front row, take pictures and videos with our new Samsung Galaxy cameras (See Disclosure) and chat about the designs in between! I think the most interesting thing for me (other than the clothes of course) was reading the names of the students, and the different scholarships they’ve received!

Now I am going to let pictures and videos do the talking!

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I am wearing: Dress – Diesel (thrifted)//Jacket – The Limited (thrifted)

Boots – A.N.A (thrifted)//Clutch (not pictured) – ETRO (thrifted)

Necklaces – H&M, river pearls (Russia)

I hope you were able to experience some of the fashion show’s ups, because there were no downs ๐Ÿ˜‰

Xo,

Z

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

Art, Fashion and What in the World did I go to Chicago for?

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As you know I just got back from Chicago, but not all of you know what I was doing there!

You might have also noticed this badge on my sidebar:

So here goes:

I was contacted by Verizon Wireless to participate in their Fashion and Style Blogger program a couple weeks ago, and at first it seemed too good to be true! They offered to fly me to Chicago, pay for my hotel, take me out to SAIC Fashion show and a dinner at a hip restaurant, get a chance to meet other bloggers, and have fun!

And to top it all off I was also given a new device to play with.

Needless to say I agreed to come even before I asked for that day off at work ๐Ÿ˜‰

The device turned out to be a Samsung Galaxy Camera that comes with 4G LTE, a touch screen, a 21x optical zoom and a whole bunch of other perks (which I am going to talk about in one of my later posts), plus you can upload photos and videos directly to your social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), it’s packed with editing apps, which definitely saves a lot of time! The only thing that it can’t do is make calls. And the funny thing is, Sam and I were at Best Buy the weekend before looking at that exact camera! So now my camera dilemma is solved and my husband won’t have to listen to me whining. Though he will be definitely taking more pictures for sure!

But I think I am going to stop talking now, and show you what the camera can do!

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

At Marla Mullaney Art Studio

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On Lake Minnetonka

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We also got some ice cream at licks unlimited…

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And I spotted this ceramic sewing machine figurine at one of the other artists’ studios! Isn’t it the cutest?

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I am WEARING:

//White Denim Jacket – GAP//Boots – Steve Madden//Purse – COACH//

//Dress – The Webster Miami at Target//Sunnies – Lucky Weekender//

Hope you all had an amazing weekend,

Xo,

Z

Warby Parker’s New Limited Edition 1922 Collection

Warby Parker, a company that brings us the latest designer sunglasses at affordable prices, has come out with another great eye wear collection with a vintage twist and I am so excited to be sharing it with you today!

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This time the designers are taking us back into 1922! And before I share pictures of the product, let’s look back into the era (photos courtesy of Shorpy.com)

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I actually think those ladies could use some Warby Parker sunglasses to go with those hats ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Now let’s take a look at the collection:

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The New Collection includes 3 new styles: Porter, Duke and Joplin. That includes both eyeglasses and sunglasses! Let’s take a look at some of those:

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Duke Optical in Gold

 

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Joplin Sun Silver

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Porter Sun Gimlet Turquoise

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I hope you enjoyed the release of this limited edition collection as much as I did! Which style do you like the best? I think I am definitely a Joplin girl!

Happy Tuesday and stay tuned for more posts on BeingZhenyaย this week!

Xo

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