Holidays with prAna

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My favorite part about the upcoming holidays? Giving Gifts of course! I love seeing people’s faces light up with excitement and joy! And while I may not be the best at wrapping gifts, I think I am pretty good at picking out gifts!
Over the past couple of years I’ve really enjoyed giving gifts to my co-workers, they are the people I spend most of my time with during the week after all!
prAna is one of the brands I am partnering with this holiday season to give you ideas about what kind of gifts you can get for your family, friends, and even yourself! prAna’s mission of making things better by giving…quality, durable and stylish clothing that’s thoughtfully designed is very close to my heart and I own a lot of their work out and casual clothing. I actually look forward to their catalog coming in the mail!
The outfit that I am wearing not only looks but feels good and can be transformative. I will be honest I was skeptical about the Kara Jean at first, because they are a low rise, but the fabric is so comfortable, stretchy and different, I actually wore these all weekend last week! I can wear them to work, but also out hiking and exploring, I am a big fan of day trips if you didn’t know!
The Rockaway Jacket not only keeps me warm and comfortable but also reminds me of the time I spent living in New York (there is a neighborhood in Queens with a very similar name). I call it my Far Rockaway Jacket 😉
Another cool thing about prAna is that during this holiday season they are really focused on giving back. prAna is committed to giving back to the people who produce the clothing, as well as their employees and the community. How are you giving back this holiday season?
If you love my outfit and want to check out more prAna styles visit their website at prAna.com, and if you choose to place an order, feel free to use code CMBZ17 to get 15% off your order!

4th of July in style

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This 4th of July let’s have fun, celebrate in style, spend time with those we love, and set off a firework or two. Sam and I got lucky to get outfitted by Tipsy Elves this year. Their 4th of July styles and clothes are incredibly comfortable and easy to wear on any other day, and in any weather! Tops and Tees are so vivid and bright, we can’t wait for next weekend!

What can be better than having one of the founding fathers on your shirt? Party like a Patriot tank is my favorite for this year, but you will see me in my Honestly Hungover tank on campus in the fall. Sam really liked his I want you to Beer Me and Drunk off my Ass Tees, and as far as the windbreaker goes, we sail, so it’s going to come in handy on lake Minnetonka!

We’ll be at the Edina parade this 4th of July, so if you find us in the crowd, come say hi!

Photo credits: Blake Anderson

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Welcome to #25DaysofGlam!!!

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Happy December 1! And happy only 24 days until Christmas! Today I along with a few other amazing bloggers are bringing you our own version of the advent calendar, called 25 Days of Glam! It’s going to be a fun, fashion full experience, with a little lifestyle on the side! We are so excited to be launching this! It took a lot of late nights to put it all together! So make sure you stop by on my blog daily for new Holiday Themed posts, giveaways and announcements.

We are starting off with a giveaway! So on the right foot! I know we have all just spent too much money on Black Friday, am I right? So we’ve partnered up with Mavatar to Support St Jude Children’s Hospital (A charity that is really dear to my heart).

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Thank you for joining us for #25daysofglam, feel free to use and follow this hashtag on Instagram and Twitter, check us out, send us some love and have fun!

I am off to get ready for class with my hot chocolate and curling iron in hand!

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Add Some Spice to Your Holidays #TargetWedding + Giveaway

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After having been married for over 3 years, Sam has finally started cooking for me. Before, the most advanced meal he’s cooked was mac ‘n’ cheese, or scrambled eggs. But this fall something happened and he makes me dinner at least once a week. I am sharing this because my husband is an amazing cook, but the fact that it took him all these years to realize that still makes me pretty sad. So I want to help you avoid this situation and encourage you to cook together as a couple.

Of course our cooking experiments are not experiments, we have a recipe book called “How To Boil Water”. I am sure that you may have guessed from the title that Sam and I are no chefs. But it works wonders for us. We love trying out the new recipes, and there is something nostalgic about using a recipe book versus the now popular cooking apps.

So far Sam has made me delicious chicken with olives and dates, salmon, baked pasta, and quinoa! I can’t wait to see what he makes me this week.

Target Wedding Registry has a lot of great products that will not only give you ideas for wedding gifts, but Christmas gifts as well. Check out the my Christmas Wish List board on Pinterest!

I’ve been dreaming of a kitchen renovation, and once I am done with college, I think we’ll definitely make it happen. So I’ve been eyeing items and thinking of my color palette. Threshold Bistro Ceramic 16-Piece Dinnerware Set

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Calphalon Stainless Steel Cookware (on my personal Christmas wish list)

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Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer is something that I own, and absolutely love. I used it to mix pancakes yesterday! It’s that handy!

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From a tranquil dinner for two to a decked out Thanksgiving spread, a Target registry sets you up wiht all the tools and ingredients for epic kitchen feats and delicious feasts all season long.

And finally the Giveaway! I know that Black Friday is over, but Cyber Monday is on it’s way! That’s why I am hosting this really short 2 day flash Giveaway, and you can win $25 to Target! I don’t know about you, but I think $25 could buy a nice gift for someone 😉

So all you need to do for the giveaway is fill out this short form below and in comment section tell me what kind of posts would you like to see on my blog more often! Good luck and I will announce the winner on Monday!

 

And stay tuned for a fun series of Holiday Posts I will be doing in collaboration with other bloggers. There will be recipes, giveaways and Twitter chats 🙂

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Christmas Outfits

Did you know that if you google ‘Christmas outfits’ you are going to end up with a whole bunch of images like this:

 How about something more classy I say? Red is always a popular color:

But if that’s too much, opt for black…:

French connection has some great sparkly sequin dresses, so does Saks off Fifth!

… or white:

Make sure you don’t end up looking too much like the Snow Queen though! The goal is to look fabulous, yet approachable!

Make up wise, here are some amazing tutorials from the best YouTube gurus out there!

The second one is my favorite, maybe because the hair actually corresponds with the make up, and she isn’t wearing a scrunchie! I do have a thing against those! Anyways, let me know what you are thinking for the holidays!

xo,

ZhenyAH!

Hotel Style Mix

This week I am blogging about my trip with CHC (Children’s Hopechest, aka Nadezhda Fund) to Pokrov orphanage, where I used to be a discipler (I visited the kids every week, and did a class on morals/ethics, as well as brought them letters from their American sponsors, candy and some fun crafts to do).

Now the thing that I always get excited about is staying in all different hotels. And this one is yet to beat! It’s called Kornilov, and there is a spinning chef figurine right in front of it, so if you are ever in Russia driving down M-7 from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod, you won’t miss it!. This is a new hotel, with some amazing free wireless internet. (This blog was in serious danger of being abandoned for a week! Because Sam didn’t want to pick it up from me!) Anyways, this post is dedicated to our hotel, to our hotel room to be more specific. The room actually looks like someone off of Jerseylicious decorated it. Just look at this lamp

Now they also wanted to give us some tropical feel, no no we don’t have any tiki torches, but we have this amazing column

To give you a better look of our interesting floral wall paper (and I see nothing wrong with florals, I actually love them) and the entry way, take a look at our mirror and the table under it. You can get a good look at my Bobble too! And yes, I absolutely love it!

Now the bedside tables are pretty cool, there are also some in the hallways

And FINALLY the MASTERPIECE of our dwelling for the week – The Throne (we have 2 of them! )

And there I was, thinking hot pink heart shaped bathtubs were tacky! Have a great week everyone, I know I will 😉