The Wedding Weekend and my OOTD

Last Saturday my friend Sarah married her best friend Ryan, a guy she’s known for about 7 years. It’s been a long journey for them, but I remember back in 2006 when I first met Sarah at Decision Hills UMC, she made it clear to all of us at staff training who Ryan was and that she called dibs on him 😉

I was more than honored to be there to share her special day! She looked gorgeous. And I am sure she won’t mind me sharing some of the pictures with you guys, because I know you all are dying to see the wedding dress and maybe, probably, hopefully (?) what I wore to the wedding as well 🙂

Since the wedding was taking place in Willmar, about 2 hours away from the Twin Cities, Sam and I left around 1.30 pm to be there for the 4 pm ceremony. Now my husband has a thing for driving, he isn’t really fond of it, but we took route 12, which went through all these cute little towns, and that kept him entertained 😉

This is the church where the ceremony took place.

Having been to Willmar plenty of times before, I have to admit that I’ve never been to the UMC there (oops, my bad)

At least I got it taken care of now 🙂 Here is the inside of the church:

Some shots from the ceremony during which the pastor mistakingly referred to Ryan as God 🙂 That was a joke for the rest of the night, and I am sure will run in the family for many years!

And Ta-Da – they are married:

There is nothing better than sharing the joy of a newly married couple, I tell you! Here is Sam and I outside the church:

And here is just me:

So here is what I wore: Via Spiga shoes, the most comfortable heels ever! Necessary Objects Dress, that was a gift from Mia, I used to baby sit for her! The little black bolero is some unknown brand and came from a swap in NYC. I also have an Etra clutch, pearl necklace, and faux pearl earrings. And imagine that – I did my own hair! How awesome is that? I really didn’t think I could do it! If you are wondering what the dress looks like without the bolero – here is a pic:

Make up wise, here is a close up I posted on Instagram on the way to Willmar:

I used Physician’s Formula tinted moisturizer SPF 15, Lorac Social Beautifly palette eyeshadow, Maybelline gel liner, Clinique mascara, Mac highlighter, Sally Hansen cream blush, a little of the Revlon Photo Ready pressed powder, and Clinique chubby stick on my lips!

After the ceremony we went to the reception, and what kind of roadtrip is it without getting lost? Google maps totally googled us over 🙂 But we found Holiday Inn, after pulling a U-turn somewhere on the outskirts of Willmar!

Look at the adorable favors:

And here is the couples first dance:

Me, bride, and the made of honor, the two are sisters, if you can’t tell 😉

I also realized what a city girl I am 🙂 Sorry small towns, you are simply not for me!

Hope you had a fun weekend! A refashion post is coming up tomorrow!

xo,

Z

 

OOTD and some new shoes

Hey everyone, I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I know I did 🙂 And thanks to everyone who was a part of it! You all rock! I wanted to share an outfit and my two new pairs of sandals today. I know it’s not a lot, but the outfit is practically all thrifted and the shoes were buy one get one 50% off at Target! By the way the coupon is still there, and by there, I mean http://coupons.target.com/#lnk=GlobalPromise|&intc=263580|null

Just click on the apparel and accessories on the left and it’ll pop up! I just think that getting 2 pairs of shoes for $25 is pretty amazing, even if I am going to wear them only for a season!

Now on to the outfit! I am wearing a thrifted Calvin Klein dress, and a thrifted Gap jean jacket, the shoes came off a clearance rack at Marshall’s and were only $15! Too bad I totally ruined one of them on Saturday night when we went out to the W hotel :/

And here are the shoes! My friend Kara was wearing the same pair as the one on the left when she came over on Friday, and I loved them so much, I had to get my own! And the other pair was something I picked up just so that I could get the coupon to work!

Cheers,

Z

Everyday Fashion From Around the World: Kazan, Russia

Happy Friday everyone, and today, since it’s such a gorgeous day here in Minneapolis, much much better than yesterday, I decided to share a little more sunshine with you that came from half way around the world, Kazan, Russia, to be more precise.

As you know I feature bloggers from all around the world and their outfits on my blog, so today, I am sharing some more of Renata’s photos with you. If you remember, I’ve already featured her a few weeks back, but when she emailed and asked me to post about her Outfit again, I couldn’t say no!

Don’t forget to check out her blog here!

“Hi guys!!! The weather is so great today! And  I decided to share something positive with you! Have a nice day 🙂Аnd be happy;)”

Tunic-Kira Plastinina
Shoes- H&M
Jeans-Camelot
Bag-Befree
Sunglasses-H&M

Thanks for hanging out with us!

Doodles,

Z

Everyday Fashion from Around the World: North of France

Today’s outfit is all the way from France, I really appreciate Anna jumping in and agreeing to share her outfit and a bit of her life with us!

Anna lives in the north of France, has a career, loves taking walks around the city and travelling.

Jeans Jacket – Mango
Jeans – Camaieu
Flats – André
Sunnies – Mango
Scarf – Promod
Purse – Galeries Laffayette
Bracelets – H&M, I AM

I hope you all took a trip to the north of France with Anna today!

Salut!

Z

Сегодняшний наряд дня для моего блога согласилась представить Анна, она живет северо-востоке Франции, работает, любит городские прогулки и путешествия.

Наряд Анны состоит из

Джинсовая куртка – Mango
Джинсы – Camaieu
Балетки – André
Очки – Mango
Шарф – Promod
Сумка – Galeries Laffayette
Браслеты – H&M, I AM

Я надеюсь что мы все смогли побывать во Франции, благодаря Анне и ее наряду!

Салют!

Z

 

Outfit of the Day – Dressing up for the Dentist

Today was my last visit to the dentist. Now I am not talking about cleaning or anything, I was getting my teeth fixed big time, no I mean it, BIG TIME!

I guess dental care in Russia sucks, because when I was leaving last July, I went to see a dentist, who told me I was going to be fine and that my teeth looked okay. Then I came here, and they took the X-rays, and it all went downhill from there. Well now it’s all fixed, and I am a happy camper. I am also happy the anesthesia wore off and I can enjoy dinner, without having to worry about biting my lip off! But in all it’s honesty, I had 8 or 9 teeth done, that’s how bad it was!

It always helps when the dentist calls you hun though 🙂

But enough me blabbering – here is what I wore today:

Loafers – Lucky Brand

Jeans – Dollhouse

Shirt and undershirt – Old Navy

Purse – Ralph Lauren, duh!

Watch – Marc Jacobs – It’s actually not in the picture, but I don’t leave the apartment without putting it on!

Check out my bicycle necklace – how awesome is that? Yup, I won it in a giveaway!

I was also wearing my Steve Madden shades, but those aren’t in the picture either!

And finally, I haven’t been blow drying or straightening my hair for almost a month now, feels awesome! Anyone out there need an extra curling iron?

Doodles,

Z

Сегодня был мой последний визит к дантисту. И я не имею ввиду чистку зубов, мне лечили зубы и еще как лечили!

Как оказалось, зубные врачи в России не знают, что они творят, за что мы их конечно простим, но когда я переезжала сюда на ПМЖ в прошлом июле, мой русский врач сказала, что у меня все в порядке. А потом мне сделали рентген и понеслось! Но сейчас уже все заделано и вылечено и радости полные штаны! К тому же заморозка отошла к ужину, и мне не нужно было задумываться о том, откушу ли я себе нижнюю губу или нет? Но на полном серьезе, мне вылечели 8 или 9 зубов! Да, все было так плохо!

Но всегда приятно, когда зубной врач обращается к тебе ласково, меня моя называла “hun” (сокращенно от “honey”)!

Но хватит болтовни, лучше расскажу из чего состоял мой аутфит:

Мокасины – Lucky Brand

Джинсы – Dollhouse

Майка/кофта – Old Navy

Сумка – Ralph Lauren, удивились?!

Часы – Marc Jacobs – на самом деле на фотографии часов нет, но я без них из дома не выхожу!

Обратите внимание на мой велосипед на шее – правда классный? Его я выиграла в конкурсе!

Я также была в своих солнечных очках от Steve Madden, но их тоже нет на фотографии!

И еще, хотела отметить, что уже почти месяц я не подвергаю свои волосы никакой термической обработке, и чувствуют они себя на все сто! Никому не нужна плойка? У меня одна лишняя!

Всем всего самого хорошего,

Z

 

 

 

Everyday Fashion From All around the World: Chile

When it comes to my perfect combo choice, I am going with fitness and beauty. I am continuing my all around the world outfit segment and today’s featured blogger is Elena from Santiago, Chile, who is a personal trainer, and yoga and pilates instrucot. She loves fitness, going for walks and riding her bike. Lena has a fitness blog in Spanish – http://www.sportinstructor.blogspot.com/ and more of a personal one about life in Chile in Russian! Yay for another bilingual blogger out there! http://www.chilelavida.blogspot.com/

I highly recommend you check out her blogs, she’s got a lot of great info on there, and it’s always fun to learn about life in other countries.

Cheers 🙂

Z

Когда речь заходит об идеальных парах, я выбираю красоту и фитнес. Сегодня я продолжаю раздел моего блога о Повседневной моде со всего мира, и сегодняшний блоггер – Елена, из Сантьяго, Чили.

Лена: “Я живу в Чили в Сантьяго, я персональный тренер, а также преподаю йогу и пилатес. Обожаю, естественно, спорт, гулять, ездить на любимом велосипеде. Мой основной блог о спорте на испанском языке этот http://www.sportinstructor.blogspot.com/
А также на русском о Чили этот http://www.chilelavida.blogspot.com/” В общем пальцы вверх за еще одного двуязычного блоггера! Я всем рекомендую зайти на ее блог, там очень много полезной информации, и мне кажется всем интересно узнать о жизни в другой стране!

Всем отличного дня,

Z

J’s Everyday Fashion on BeingZhenya

Alright, so I am more than excited to announce that my blog will from now on be bilingual, yes, I will be adding Russian translation to every post, because I do have a lot of Russian-speaking readers!

Second of all, I am more than excited to continue my Everyday Fashion From All Around the World segment, and I am more than excited to have J from J’s Everyday Fashion on it today!

I hope you enjoy her retro Barbie outfit, and please check out her blog for more outfit inspirations!

Cheers,

Z

Итак, с сегодняшнего дня я с радостью объявляю, что мой блог становится двуязычным! Я буду добавлять русский перевод к каждому посту, так как у меня очень много русско-язычных читателей!

Во-вторых, сегодня я продолжаю раздел своего блога – Повседневная Мода со Всего Мира, и представляю вам Джей, которая ведет свой блог J’s Everyday Fashion. Я надеюсь вам понравился ее наряд, который она назвала Ретро Барби! Всем советую заглянуть на ее блог, там очень много классных аутфитов!

Всем отличного дня,

Z

PS. Пожалуйста не судите строго за мой русский язык )))

Everyday Fashion From All Around The World

I have decided to start a new section on my blog, where my lovely readers and their outfits will get featured on my blog. And since I have readers from all over the world, I want to encourage you to participate, whatever country you are from! You can email me at evgeniahutson@gmail.com with your photos and a short description of yourself 🙂

Today I am featuring Renata – a teenager from Kazan, Russia. She loves dancing, shopping, traveling and just having a good time.

And here is her outfit!

Jacket & Jeans-H&M

T-shirt – Kira Plastinina

Shoes – Camelot

Bag – Mango

Necklace-Lady Collection

Thanks for stopping by and checking this post out, once again, if you want to be featured, feel free to email me 🙂

xo,

Z

1 Day 2 Outfits and Boo

Yesterday was my day off! And days off are amazing, I am sure you all know that! Plus I was on a mission – to buy Boo the cute little dog for Ingrid – the girl I baby sit! If you don’t know who Boo is – here is a picture!

I was able to order both the plush toy and the book about Boo from our Uptown Urban Outfitters, and have them ship it to my house for free 🙂 Oh the beauty of ordering from the store instead of online (that would’ve cost me $10!)

Anyways, once Boo makes it to my house, I’ll make sure to take some pictures of him for you before I pass him on to the cutest little girl in the area!

Now, I don’t want to be vain, or God forbid pull a Samantha Brick on you, but I went through 2 outfits yesterday. Here is the first one:

I am rocking my thrifted COACH cross body and BCBG Max Azria Jacket, my dress came from a sale at Macy’s, and the boots were a gift from my hubby, before we were even married. And then you know, the watch is the usual – Marc Jacobs, yes, I am obsessed 😉

After I placed my order at UO, I went to check out the Ragstock, and ran into my friend Tom, whom I haven’t seen for about 5 years! Here is some interesting info for you – there are 2 Ragstocks in uptown, both are in the same building, but I was so excited about everything I bought there, I had to immediately go home and change!

Hence, Outfit of the day #2:

As you can tell I am recovering pretty well after my surgery 🙂 Thank you all for warm wishes and loving messages! I appreciate all of them so so much!

Hope you had a good day yesterday!

doodles,

Z

Outfit of the Day – October, 29

Sharing the gorgeous Minneapolis weather with you! I heard it snowed on the East Coast today, so I wanted to share a little bit of sunshine, and my outfit!

Outfit breakdown:

Suade boots by Mexx

White coat from Nordstrom’s (thrifted at the Salvation Army for $4)

BCBG Max Azria dress

Steve Madden sunglasses.

Hope you all are having a fabulous Saturday, we are celebrating my husband’s Birthday today, that’s our 2nd celebration this week, tomorrow is the final one with his parents!

Xo,

ZhenyAH!