The Long Vest + Monday Mode’ New Weekly Link Up

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The Outfit: This long vest has been on repeat since I bought it at Kohl’s a couple weeks ago! I absolutely love the versatility and the ease of styling that it brings. I might have to go get the grey one too 😉 Distressed jeans are still hot and aren’t going anywhere any time soon. These moss colored Kenneth Cole booties are growing on me, I tend to reach for them more and more every week. And to top it off, I layered my favorite bracelets and a Daniel Wellington watch, because sometimes you need to give FitBit a break. You can save 15% off your next Daniel Wellington purchase with code ‘BEINGZHENYA’ – valid through Sept 15, 2016!

monday mode link up The Surprise: Welcome to the new weekly Link Up brought to you by Rachel of Rachel’s Lookbook, Jewel of Style Optimist and yours truly! We are so excited to be sharing this with you today and every Monday from now on in our effort to express our styles, bring the fashion community closer together and meet new people! A lot of you know I moved from Minneapolis to Milwaukee a little over a month ago, but I wanted to stay in touch with my blogger girlfriends, and this link up is also a way for us to stay in touch, collaborate and bounce ideas off of each other!

Since this is a celebration of a new beginning, we thought it would only make sense to kick it off with a giveaway! I am so happy to be able to give away some of our favorite NYX Cosmetics goodies to you today, make sure you enter today!

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The Link Up: Join in the fun, share your latest outfits, make sure to show some love to others linking up and have fun!

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thrift style thursday link-up // july 21 // planning for fall

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It’s never too early to start planning for fall! Last Wednesday was a nice cool day here in Minneapolis (compare it to almost 100 degrees today), so I got to wear my new Steve Madden booties I got through ThredUp.

Booties were such a hit this spring and last fall, that I went ahead and got myself a few pairs, preparing for the season and my new job. Of course I had to get several different pairs all in different colors – black, brown, and olive. You will definitely be seeing them in the upcoming posts.

And now for the link up (yes, I know I am a day late 😉 )

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Floral Fall Trend

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Blogging is an interesting and weird thing. We go online, write a post, upload some photos, create a SEO title and put in some keywords. Then we share it on social media. Sometimes we share a lot, sometimes way too much. But then you meet people who share your interests and passions, you make friends, you attend events. And somehow in the end it all makes sense, so we keep doing it.

And while you are contemplating your existence now, I am sharing my favorite part about transitional seasons – fall floral trend, that is until the first snow falls.

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Dress: Bel Kazan | Faux Leather Jacket: TJ Maxx | Booties: Forever 21 | Hat: Forever 21

 

Minnetonka Orchards

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About a week ago my friend Kara and I went to Minnetonka Orchards, between hot cider and hay rides, we managed to explore the corn maze, make friends with the sheep and take a whole lot of pictures. Growing up I never had an opportunity to go to an orchard like this, mostly because we don’t do that in Russia, so I was trying to catch up. The highlight of my day there was being called a walking page out of Anthropologie catalog, definitely made my day! I’m going to keep walking 😉

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Thank you so much for checking out the post, now are you more of a stripes or polka-dots person?

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Still undecided? Then there is always boots 🙂 I know we all like those!
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Fall Blues // 3.1 Philip Lim Giveaway

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I woke up today to a gray cloudy sky, rain and a chilly breeze coming from the kitchen window. Fall is here, I thought. But the more depressing the weather gets, the brighter I want to dress. And this cobalt blue dress that I thrifted a few weeks ago was perfect! I paired it up with my black suede boots, and a brown quilted jacket, grabbed my Philip Lim tote bag, and was out the door to run some Saturday errands!

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Brown Quilted Jacket – Similar one here

Cobalt blue dress – Similar one here

Black suede boots – Similar ones here 

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And finally, a long ago promised Giveaway, which is open internationally and will last 2 whole weeks!

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How excited are you? I know I am psyched! You all have been amazing faithful readers, commenters, and supporters, so it’s time that I give back to you! Please enter by clicking the link below, or go to my Facebook page for an easier way to enter!

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Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

Zhenya

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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Goodwill Easter Seals Blog is Up and I am in!

That’s my big news everyone, starting this September I will be regularly appearing on the Goodwill Easter Seals blog as a guest blogger, along with other amazing local thrifters! This project has been in the works for quiet some time now, and I can’t believe it’s launched!

You are more than welcome to check us out here(blog) and here(Facebook)! And see my first post here! Because it’s all about fall fashion and how to make it fab!

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Have a great weekend everyone,
Z

Be yourself, together! Let’s talk Wedding Registry!

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Be yourself, together is this year’s Target’s theme. And it’s no secret, that Target is one of the number ones wedding registry destinations.

I am yet to attend a wedding where the bride and the groom weren’t registered at Target! Two years ago Sam and I were on the list as well!

And today I am collaborating with Target and will be sharing a unique wedding gift idea (or two) for both parties in the wedding!

I will be honest with you, I had so much fun shopping and window shopping for this collaboration post. I love weddings. I do, I do, I do.

And the gift ideas at Target are endless. From their new Gifts to Go section, to designer collaborations (not only when it comes to clothing, but when it comes to home appliances too!)

These Jackie Shapiro designed appliances would be a perfect match for a Threshold dinner set! I think Threshold is one of my favorite Target collections these days. You’ll see more of the Threshold pieces later 🙂

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And how about these sheets paired up with this amazing and almost matching pajamas?

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When I think  of coffee, I think of books, and Target has a great variety of those, including major best-sellers. I am especially looking forward to reading “Revenge Wears Prada”. That’s why I think this coffee machine would be perfect for creating that great tasting cup when you are snuggling with a book on a cold autumn day.

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.

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But I bet you are dying to see what I picked. What my perfect Target wedding registry gifts are! Drumroll please!

Being a personal blogger I can’t imagine my life without a camera! And I chose to pair it up with a pair of booties, that would spice up my fall outfits!

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And of course Sam would be the photographer!

Some of my other picks were:

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Amazing Threshold furniture! Who can say no to that?

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Picture frames of all shapes and sizes!

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And this really neat section called Gifts to Go if I am not mistaken, filled with fun and unusual designer curiosities.

So what would you like to receive as a wedding gift? Or as a gift in general from Target? And don’t forget to check #TargetWedding 😉

Xx,

Z