Hello, Moto!

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Happy Saturday!

Above all else today I wish you spring, and joy, and edge! I wish you the ability to freely express yourself and be who you are, and be with who you want to be!

Zhenya

I’m wearing: Dress – JCrew – thrifted, Faux Leather Jacket – TJ Maxx, Cut out boots – Forever 21, Tote – Free People, Sunnies – Lucky

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That Plaid

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Something happened to me last time I went thrifting. I bought something I never bought before. A brand so stereotypical in my mind, a brand called Abercrombie & Fitch.

I have always associated A&F with middle/high school girls, and made sure to stay away from the stores. But when I found this shirt at Goodwill for only $5, tried it on, and realized that it fit perfectly, it hit me – I need more plaid in my life!

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A&F plaid shirt – thrifted, Grey Cardigan Merona – thrifted, Black Jeans X2 – thrifted, Sole Society wedges – 10 Dollar Mall

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A&F shirt – thrifted, JCrew merino wool sweater – thrifted, Express jeans – thrifted, Sole Society wedges – 10 dollar mall

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Are there any brands you stopped/started buying? Why or why not?

Happy Monday,

Zhenya

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Put Those Sleeves to good Use!

Yesterday I made a top out of a T-shirt. Remember? Well guess what, I still had the sleeves left. So I decided to put them to good use! And what better use can there be than to make some fabric flowers!

Now there are plenty of web-sites, blogs and photos on the Internet that teach you how to make those. So I basically found one, and followed the instructions!

1. First, I cut out fabric circles, you can do it by tracing a bottom of a cup, or wing it. I made about 20 circles of 2 different sizes. (I am really sorry I forgot to take the pictures 🙁 )

2. Then you fold the circles in half and sew them together. You only need to make a few stitches.

3. For the smaller flower, I also cut along the circle to give it a “Chrysanthemum” look.

PS. Check out these brands that also make such types of flowers!

J Crew

Anthropologie