Emerald and Leather Pleats

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My love for last year’s pantone color of the year grows stronger every fall. And this year it’s no exception. Shopping designer collections at Target is addicting and worth it. I always end up happy with my purchases, no matter what the reviews may say. This emerald button down is from last fall’s Philip Lim collection, and the faux leather skirt is from Macy’s – I bought it after Courtney Kerr fashion show a couple weeks ago.

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I accessorized the look with Rebecca Minkoff’s 5 zip mini and these lace and sequin embellished heels.

 

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Now on to some exciting news! Shopbop is having a friends and family sale, and almost everything is 25% off! How amazing is that!

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Check out and shop some of my favorite coats and jackets that they carry!

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They also have a great selection of jeans, purses and sweaters for this season, and I can guarantee that Shopbop is always on trend!

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Oversized Coat Trend 2014

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The oversized coat trend is one of my favorites this fall! Nothing like a soft feel of a coat to make you cozy and warm on a chilly autumn day. It’s the Snuggie of the fashion world.

Wearing: Schutz Amisha Slip on Sneackers // Oak Skinny jeans // Oversized vintage coat // Duluth Trading Company Large Leather Tote // Black beanie // Scarf by Josi Severson

Shop Oversized coats, slip on sneakers and beanies to style this fall below:

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iMyne Shop Your Heart Out + Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.
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I have recently recently been introduced to iMyne. With bloggers promoting online shopping in every post and collecting commission on every item sold, I thought it would be good to post about something different for a change. Something that we can all do to bring change. 

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I always get inspired to style and shop when I am reading the latest issue of a favorite fashion magazine, so I did a little research on iMyne.

iMyne is a community of shoppers changing the world, just by buying from sites they already love. Many of the retailers you know and love offer money back as an incentive to shop their sites, but these incentives are rarely cashed in. iMyne works with these sites to send those savings back to you—and your favorite cause. It’s automatic and ongoing and you donate without a penny out of pocket. And, the more people in your iMyne community, the more money you earn and give. It’s easy and simple; safe and secure. It’s not cash-back, it’s cash-forward. Simply shop, earn and give.

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Turns out iMyne is an easy way to donate to the charity of your choice (I picked Hera Women’s Cancer Foundation in memory of my Grandma who died from cancer 3.5 years ago), and earn some cash back. Simply download and install iMyne into your browser, you will see an iMy icon appear, and click to activate it every time you shop. 

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Here is the list of retailers and what percentage you can give to your charity by purchasing there. And here is how iMyne compares to other similar websites:

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And now for the fun part, and my favorite part – check out and enter the iMyne Shop Your Heart Out $2,500 Sweepstakes Now Through 9/2/14 

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Blazer Blast {Thrift Style Thursday}

 

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Brilliant blazers is something I, sadly, don’t have in my wardrobe. I do have a nice pale blue one, that I can’t locate anywhere. And the last time I saw that blazer, it was before we moved to this house. So maybe lost in the move? Polka dots will have to do for today. But I did create a wish list of bold bright and neon blazers for you to check out as well!

Do you wear blazers? What are your favorite colors, styles, cuts?

For more Thrift Style Thursday posts and looks check out:
Buttons and Birdcages // Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J // Confessions of a Refashionista // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity // Alligator Toe // Erika’s Style Diary // Sistas From Cali // Bethie the Boo // Rachel’s Lookbook // Muddy Flowers // Lipstick and Yarn

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Как оказалось, ярких и стильных жакетов в моем гардеробе нет вообще. У меня был один, светло голубой, который я не могу нигде найти. Последний раз я видела его год назад, перед переездом в новый дом. Видимо он где-то затерялся. Так что сегодня, я в горошек. Но я создала лукбук с яркими и даже неоновыми пиджаками, так что надеюсь какие-то из них вам приглянутся.

А вы носите жакеты/пиджаки? Какие цвета и фасоны нравятся вам?

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Fringe + Real Techniques Giveaway

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Obsession with fringe came a few weeks ago when I saw Sonya’s outfit post. Then one of our afternoon aids came in wearing an awesome fringe jacket yesterday, that I absolutely had to try on. And just like that I was in love! Luckily for me there is an abundance of fringe jackets out on the market today. But what I really might go for is the vest, like the one from Forever 21.

It’s also time to say “Thank You” to all of you again, and this time with a Real Techniques makeup brushes giveaway. I use these same brushes everyday, but this set comes with a really cool travel stand as well. Just like always, this is an international giveaway.

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 Бахрома и любовь к ней пришла незаметно. Несколько недель назад я увидела аутфит Сони, а вчера одна из моих помощниц на работе пришла в очень классной куртке с бахромой, которую я конечно же примерила на себя. И я влюбилась. К счастью бахромы сейчас куда ни плюнь. Мне особенно нравится жилет от Forever 21.

Сегодня мне также хочется сказать вам огромное спасибо за то, что вы читаете мой блог и объявить гивэвей. На этот раз, приз – кисти от Real Techniques. Я сама пользуюсь такими каждый день. И как обычно гивэвей международный.

Всем удачи!

 

R is for Roses {A-Z Challenge}

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Roses are red, and perfect, and are on almost everything boho chic this summer. I can never get enough of the rose print, especially now with the summer right around the corner. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

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Q is for Quilted {A-Z Challenge}

quiletd-jackets-boots-purses quilted-pants-dress-skirts-watch quilted-sweatshirt-bracelet-jackets From quilted Chanel bags, to jackets, to even shoes, this trend has made it’s way far out of the regular DIY concept. And I love it. My quilted thrifted Steve & Barry’s jacket is one of my favorite pieces to wear. You can see it here and here. But I couldn’t help to create more quilted wish lists and collections. What do you think?

Wearing: Dr Martens – thrifted, Jeans – 10 Dollar Mall, Bag – 10 Dollar Mall, Green Button down – Philip Lim for Target, Sweater – Old Navy, Beret – vintage
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P is for Pants {A-Z Challenge}

Pants have definitely become a staple piece in almost everyone’s wardrobe. Including mine. I will admit, I am a huge fan of jeans, and pants for me are more of an effort or a special occasion/job interview apparel for me. But everyone sees them differently.

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Due to the nature of my work, you can sometimes hear me say – Pull up your pants! Put your pants on! Keep your pants on! It’s a lot of fun being an early childhood ed teacher. Such item like pants, often don’t make sense to kids. They hate them. All they want to do is trade jeans in for sweats, or better yet pajamas. At least in my class. Girls are known for leggings and tutus combos, or just leggings and shirt… This is when I came to realize that we are not that much different from kids. At least I am not.

I live for next pajama day, when I can wear my sweats or yoga pants to school.

I love distressed denim just like the kids like sticking their fingers in it and distressing it even more. 

Anything that prevents me from sitting criss-cross apple sauce at circle time should be immediately removed from my wardrobe.

Pockets are a sign of status. Discovering and actually utilizing those pockets is a sign of being almost ready for preschool. 

Nothing is wrong with going commando.

Forgetting an extra pair of pants is not a big deal. The lost and found bin is always runneth over.

You can never have too many pairs of pants. 

Always bring an extra pair, or two, no better yet – THREE!

Kids and pants are a funny subject, I hope you enjoyed my observations as much as you enjoyed the collections I created.

 

Do you have a favorite pair of pants? Do you prefer jeans to pants, or pants to jeans? Do tell!

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N is for Necklace {A-Z Challenge}

spring-summer-necklaces statement-necklaces There is nothing like a necklace to make an outfit stand out. And if you ask me, that’s my favorite piece of jewelry! I have so many different ones in my collection! But after creating these necklace boards, I got really inspired to go back to DIYs and make my own. How is this one for inspiration? DIY-necklace-inspiration I can’t wait to show you the final result. I am also starting fashion illustration, and if you want me to draw you or one of your favorite outfits from the blog, leave me a comment below! Happy Friday!

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M is for Muumuu {A-Z Challenge}

 

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One of my favorite wardrobe stylists Eric Daman was known for wearing Muumuus in college. That’s how everyone knew who he was. Of course now everyone knows who he is thanks to the shows like Gossip Girl and Carrie’s Diaries. To me Eric is an inspiration and a reminder never to be afraid to wear something that makes me feel good, and helps me stand out. Hence, this muumuu inspired collection! I am off today, so I think I’ll spend some time reconnecting with the vintage pieces in my wardrobe! How are you spending your Friday?

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