Grey Craze

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20140126-201152.jpg Jeans – CK, Booties – Target, Sweater – Chico’s, Blazer – Vintage, Scarf – Charter Club, Mittens – Lost and Found, Hat – Target + DIY

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If “50 shades of grey” and song “If I were a boy” had a love child, that would be this outfit!

I’ve been on a grey craze lately. But when you feel the softness of this cashmere scarf, and the warmth of the vintage wool blazer, and realize the coolness of the DIY beanie, it all falls in place and the world is at peace.

Meanwhile inside the house, I’ve been working on adding to the decor. I finally framed this gorgeous print by Rebecca Plotnik.

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Having been in search for inner peace, I have realized that I am often stressed and irritated in my own home. I’m putting a stop to that and cutting off anyone and everyone who is bringing stress into my life.

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My love for coffee is obvious and never ending, and it only made sense to combine it with my other passion – social media. Sunday afternoon I got together with Lindsey of Mavatar, to talk Blogging, Shopping, Styling and Olympics! Uncommon Grounds on Hennepin and 28th is one of my favorite places, and I love meeting all of you, my social media friends! So if you are ever in town, don’t hesitate to tweet me!

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Happy Monday! I’m bummed out school isn’t closed today, but what can I do?

Z

Snow <3

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I’ve been sick for the past few days, and to be honest, it was a good few days to spend at home, but I am so glad for it to be over! Besides there is only 5 more days of work, and my trip to New York is only 10 days away!

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Boots – Susan’s- borrowed, Sweater – hand knit – thrifted, Gap jean leggings with snake skin pattern – thrifted

Sending you all some snow love today!

Zhenya

Independence Day Ready! Red, White and Blue, with a bit of Turquoise too!

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July,4 is one of my favorite holidays! And today I am going to share my Independence Day outfit variation! I hope you enjoy it! I wore this to work today, because like I mentioned in my last post, I am letting my cute clothes out of the closet! And you should too!

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SkirtVintage, thrifted,Goodwill // TopGap, thrifted, Savers // SandalsMossimo, Target // BeltSam’s 😉 // WatchMarc by Marc Jacobs // Necklacethrifted, Steeple People

Have a great Independence Day and don’t forget to check out my new blog called Story and a Half of Our Life – dedicated to our new house, all related DIY and home decor projects! All refashions, beauty, style and thrift related posts will stay on BeingZhenya!

Xo,

Z

Simple Monday

Sometimes simplicity is the best. I usually don’t stress about my summer outfits, simply keeping them simple! I also wanted to take more pictures with my Nokia Lumia 928. Give or take, this phone takes great pictures!

I received from Verizon Wireless, in exchange for my honest opinion. For more information, please click on the Verizon Voices Icon below!

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Happy Monday everyone 🙂

Xo,

Z

Sweater Story

 

 

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There is nothing like the smell of wet wool! It was a rainy day today in Minneapolis, and I got caught in it while I was on the phone making my next $16 haircut appointment at the Aveda Institute…

This sweater came from Goodwill in Hopkins last Saturday as I was thrifting for something striped for my Refashion Runway contest! It caused a big discussion at work today too! But one thing for sure – it’s one of the most comfortable sweaters you want to wrap around yourself on a day like today, and if this is the route our weather is taking this year, I am sticking to my decision!

Z

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I am Wearing:

Sweater – Alcott & Andrews // Jeans – Express // Flats – Nine West // Top – Target

PS. What do you think of the sweater?

Mustard, please!

I have done it, I have found the perfect mustard pants! And since I didn’t know what to wear them with today I went for my Ralph Lauren denim shirt. It’s my go-to shirt for almost every occasion, a comfort cloth of sorts! I used to have another “comfort cloth” piece of clothing before that, a gray American Rag cardigan I got at Macy’s a long long time ago! I think it’s still there somewhere in the depths of my closet in Russia!

Do you have any items in your closet that are like this? Let me know, would love to hear what everyone else is obsessing with!

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I am wearing:

Shoes – Target // Pants – NoBo (don’t judge now, nothing wrong with a WalMart brand!) – thrifted

Denim Shirt – Ralph Lauren // Sunnies – Lucky The Weekender // Necklace – GoFavor.com //

Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Also, check out my latest thrift haul (I will admit, I was too lazy to take pics of everything, so I took a video instead)

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Xo,

Z

PS.  Linked up with – Marionberry Style, Small Town Big Wardrobe, and ThePleatedPoppy – WIW (What I Wore) Challenge 

What does $25 Get you at the Goodwill? And Wild Horses OOTD!

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Last Saturday I got to stop by at one of the Goodwills I rarely go to – the Goodwill in Stillwater! I will tell you right away, that this place is pricey, especially if you compare it to the one in Hopkins! But I was still able to score some amazing finds:

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Horse poncho – $9.99

Suede a.n.a. boots – $9.99

Two pairs of tights from Target – $0.99 each

Benefit Dandelion Blush – $1.99 – Yes, I bought makeup at a thrift shop, but in my defense – it was all packaged, sealed and blush makeup has a very long shelf life! More over I think it would’ve been a crime to walk past it and not get it, since this blush retails for $28!

I think I was really excited for everything but the tights. The tights were more of a necessity! But I love my poncho and the boots to death! I would sleep in those boots if I could! And the poncho too, yes, most definitely!

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What does $25 get you at your local Goodwill?

Happy Hump Day! The week is almost over!

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 😉

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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 BeingZhenya this week!

Xo

OOTD and Savers VIP event

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Suede A.N.A. boots – $10 – Goodwill

x2 Denim Jeans – $8 – Savers

Chico’s top – $4 – Savers

Cardigan – $3 – Savers

Happy Earth Day everyone! What better way to take care of our planet than reuse?! And today I will be sharing one of my 100% thrifted outfits!

I hope you all had a great weekend wherever you are! I shared with my Facebook followers that I have some very exciting news for you! And I will share the first one today! I was invited to the Opening of the new Savers here in the Twin Cities, and I couldn’t be more excited! I get to go in the store 2 days before it actually opens to the public, snap some pictures for you and of course thrift shop! Now I will be shopping for another special even, that I am going to keep SECRET for just a few more days, but it’s even more exciting and I can barely hold it 🙂

I hope you enjoyed the outfit, and happy Monday!

Take it easy,

Z

PS. The new Savers is located at 50 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
 and will be opened to the public this coming Thursday, April 25

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