Shopbop Sale Starts Now

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As a lot of you know, Shopbop is my absolute favorite online retailer. And I am more than happy to help them spread the word about their sale! Here is how it works: the more you buy, the more you save!

Spend $250= 15% off

Spend $500= 20% off

Spend $1000 = 25% off

The Sale begins today – Tuesday, November 25 7:00AM U.S. Eastern (New York) Time Zone and will go through Monday December 1, 11:59PM Pacific (L.A.) Time Zone. 

Here are some of my favorite items that I’ve been eyeing!

The Button Downs

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The Tie Dye

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The Boho 

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Don’t miss the biggest sale of the year on Shopbop! I know I won’t 😉

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Palm Saturday

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Happy Weekend! Fridays are now indeed my FriYAYs since college started. And even though I enjoy school, I still like my weekends more.

I have been looking for something new and different to wear, something to stand out in! That’s why this re:named ensemble is perfect! Besides someone on Instagram has already called this flashy 😉 Mission accomplished!

I especially like this outfit because, even though it is a crop top, it covers in all the right places, and my belly button isn’t showing (I’m like Taylor Swift when it comes to showing my belly button). And it was so easy to style for fall – all I had to do was add tights, cardigan or a jacket (this is actually thrifted! I am still thrifting in case anyone is wondering 😉 )

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Check out more ways of how to style your midi skirt or crop top! I know I won’t be giving up that trend anytime soon!

Croptops Midi skirts And check out re:named and their pieces! I am literally obsessed with that brand!

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Black and Nude

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After a weekend of walking, Mall of America shopping, puddle jumping, and light rail riding, it’s so nice to sit down with a cup of hot chocolate, and think about everything that happened.

I often joke at work – I am Forever 21. Anytime someone asks me how old I am, I say I am forever 21, and I got some of the mom’s to adopt my way of thinking as well. It fascinates me that there are people out there, my age, with 2 kids already. But, I am forever 21. 

The apple print dress is Marc Jacobs. Being a teacher, it fit’s me perfectly. I shopped Forever 21 for accessories, and the hat is something I immediately fell in love with. And I feel like I will be able to wear it well through the fall. The boots are something I’ve been looking for since last fall. There is something sexy and feminine about a heavy black shoe with a chunky heel, and skin showing, don’t you think?

How was your weekend?

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Dress: Marc Jacobs Boots: Forever 21 Hat: Forever 21 Accessories: Forever 21 Watch: Marc Jacobs

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The Renegade Seamstress BurdaStyle Webinar

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I am really happy to announce and support my friend’s Beth first live web seminar with BurdaStyle. Beth and I met through our blogs back in the day when I used to do a lot of refashions. She’s always been extremely supportive, always stopping by to comment and share her thoughts. She is so kind and optimistic, it radiates through her photos and refashion ideas. 

So please join her on Monday, March 31 at 11:00 am EST for

Refashion: Inspiration and Projects to Revamp and Recycle Your Wardrobe

I know how excited Beth must be, and I hope you’ll join her for that online event. There will be loads of new inspiration and it promises to be lots of fun. I know she is planning this web seminar like she would be planning a party.

“It’ll be like we are next door neighbors hanging out for awhile. It’ll be like we’re going thrift shopping together and then working with each other to give new life to some secondhand clothes”.

Please head over to BurdaStyle to get more information and sign up.

I hope you had a great weekend and are not traumatized by a loss of 1 hour of sleep, because I know I am!

Zhenya

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{27 Dresses} Dress 3: Top Knot

Have you ever wondered what your hair would look like after you’ve been wearing it in the top knot for the whole day? Today you’ll find out!

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Here is a dress I’ve had since my NYC days, so circa 2009. I got it at the famous Housing Works on the UWS! I absolutely loved that store, for some reason there was always something there for me! So if you can – go check it out! It’s on Columbus and W 74th St!

And if you ever wondered what a top knot does to your hair… Well, here is the answer!

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Happy Hump Day!
The weekend is almost here!
Xo,
Z

Swings and Fashion Things

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After channeling out my inner Lumberjack woman and spending 4 hours trimming the hedge at our new house yesterday morning, I knew I had to go back into fashionista mode, and pulled together this cute and simple outfit to share with you guys!

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Top – Gap, thrifted Savers//Skirt – Michael Kors, thrifted, Housing Works//Shoes – Target //

Watch – stole from Sam//Hat – thrifted, Goodwill// Necklace – H&M//Bag – Old Navy

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I also spent some time channeling my inner child and went on the swings! I absolutely love it, and I am so happy there is a playground near by where I can go and be silly whenever I want 😉

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Have a wonderful day dolls! Who are you going to channel today?

Xo,

Z

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Barefoot in Grays and Yellows

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I have finally decided to stop caring, and start wearing my weekend aka nice clothes to work. You know when you have a job which implies getting dirty? And you start saving the better clothes for the weekend? Kind of? Well, there are only so many weekends in the year! And after wearing this to my daycare job today, and hearing the compliments from parents and my co-teachers, this rule stays 🙂

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I hope you had a great Tuesday! Enjoy your Wednesday and Happy 4th!

Xo,

Z

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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t be afraid of the Military! OOTD

It was my father’s in law 60th Birthday last Sunday, and since he is really into tanks, especially Russian pre-world war 2, tanks, and the armored vehicles that were manufactured in England and later exported to Russia.

It took me a while to figure out what to wear, but then I remembered this Maeva dress that I got from my friend, Mia, two Christmases ago, and this is how I looked:

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Dress – Maeva – gift

Boots – Salamander – gift

Coat – Via Spiga – thrifted – $12

Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Black cardigan – sale at Target!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, enjoying your family and friends! I know I did 🙂

Have a great Tuesday!

Xo,

Zhenya

Rain, Rain, Go Away Outfit of the Day

Spring is slowly on it’s way to Minnesota! And even though it rained this past Saturday, Sam and I still made it to one of our favorite places in Minneapolis – Target overstock basement at the Salvation Army! And here is what I wore:

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Jacket – Land’s End, thrifted Salvation Army

Jeans – Mossimo (Target brand), thrifted, Salvation Army

Boots – Macy’s, Christmas gift from Sam, 4 years ago, I think?!

Bag – Coach, thrifted, Salvation Army

Scarf – Banana Republic, from a clothing swap

Our trip to SalVal was surprisingly good! I found a GE juicer for $25, and let me tell you, I’ve been juicing ever since:

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So let me know what are some of your favorite juicing recipes are! I will be definitely sharing some of mine later this week or early next week, once I’ve tried a few more out!

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Xo,

Zhenya

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