In Shorts

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Shorts are one of those articles of clothing that can make you look 16 again. I don’t know if you do, but sometimes I want to turn back time. And I guess I am in these neon frayed blue shortsI got from Moddeals for only $10. I am yet to wear them out in public though. So far it’s been home and garden only.

Another thing I want to mention – bicycle shorts. Apparently a lot of girls wear them under dresses and even shorts here in Minnesota, and more than half the time they aren’t even riding a bike. I understand the idea behind it, but don’t you sweat even more? Do you wear shorts under your dresses? I know I can’t, otherwise I am going to start treating my dress like a top. And when I bike? I’d rather bring a change of clothes. Yes, I started biking to work this week.

Outfit details: Shorts Moddeals.com – $10, Shoes Moddeals.com – $10, Top American Rag Macy’s, White Crossbody – vintage, Sam’s old watch.

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Here are some more great shorts, and ideas on how to wear them:

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Do you wear shorts? How do you style them? How many pairs of shorts do you have?

Weekly Wear June 7

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Another week has come and gone, and it feels like summer. Summer is stellar. It’s my favorite time of year, after those 2 weeks in may when everything is in bloom.

I changed a lot this week! Tuesday was a photo shoot day, Thursday was Elvira’s graduation! I am so proud of her, and all her accomplishments. I also have a fun haul from Moddeals to share next week (some of the pieces are already featured in today’s post), so stay tuned.

That’s all. Happy Weekend! Don’t forget to share your weekly wear posts! Meanwhile, you can find me on the couch, blogging, reading Divergent, and watching Orange is the New Black. Tomorrow I’ll be sailing on Lake Minnetonka. Adios!

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Tuesday

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Thursday

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Train of Thought

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Wearing: Target Flats – thrifted, Proskin leggings, Diesel dress – thrifted, Jones New York reversible coat in leopard/brown – thrifted, Scarf – ShawlSmith, Tote – Free People, Glasses Lucky Brand – TJ Maxx

I guess it’s time to get off the streets and onto the train tracks. I don’t know about you, but I always wanted to shoot an outfit on the tracks. And even though we live near tracks in St Louis Park, these are actually in Minneapolis. Sam’s best friend is moving into apartments right in front of those. So maybe, just maybe there will be more train photos from now on? But don’t worry, these tracks are inactive.

This is also the outfit I wore right before Envision Fashion Show on Saturday! It was chilly, so I had to layer up! And when it was time for the show, I simply switched out the shoes and lost the leggings. Easy-peasy.

After checking out our friend’s new place, we headed to downtown and ate at Brit’s Pub. And then off to the fashion show I was. How was your weekend?

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It’s Raining Through My Fingers

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How was your Easter?! Sugar coma anyone? I hope you spent the day with those you love and care for!

I did some damage to my wallet on Friday. That’s what happens when you have Good Friday off, right? But after going to Patisserie 46 for coffee and desserts with a friend, we absolutely had to stop by at Opitz on Excelsior in St Louis Park. And even though I love TJ Maxx dearly, Opitz, hands down, has better designer items at better prices. So I stocked on some amazing Free People items, like this lace sweater and the distressed jeans! And man, fitting into a size 26 felt really good!

Saturday I stopped by our Buffalo Exchange, to support the $1 Earth Day sale, and see what they’ve been up to there, and came out with some amazing stuff as well! So I have a lot a lot a lot of haul videos to make!

Now I am trying to recover from the Easter feast and get back on track with my job and blog! What are your goals for this week?

Zhenya

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Florals and Flare

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Gap flare trouser pants – thrifted, Merona grey cardigan – thrifted, Mossimo black booties,
American Rag top – Macy’s, BeingZhenya necklace – ONecklace.com, Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs,
Lucky Sunnies – TJMaxx

Yesterday was absolutely beautiful outside and I couldn’t NOT spend at least half of my day in the park. It’s very easy when you have my job. I might have caught a little sun on my nose as well!

I sort of fell for the flare trend again, and was specifically shopping for wide bottom jeans last Sunday at Goodwill. I am so glad these cost only $4.50. They are truly magical, like in that Sisterhood series, they make my legs look so skinny, I love the visual illusion and silhouette they create. And I’ve never gotten so many compliments on my pants before.

Too 70′s? What do you think about flare?

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Chambray shirt – Ralph Lauren, Necklace – thrifted, Jeans – 10 Dollar Mall, Converse – TJMaxx

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Oh Minnesota winter, when will you leave already? Spring has been teasing us this weekend, only to delay it’s arrival until next weekend. What can I say? I can’t live comfortably unless it’s 60 degrees outside.

Spring signs are everywhere though, and I can’t wait to see what comes up in my garden. 

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Monochrome Me {Thrift Style Thursday}

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This red dress won by popular vote and by default, based on what you said on Twitter anyways. I do have more red items in my wardrobe these days, especially after my last thrift haul. And when Monochrome theme Thrift Style Thursday came around, I thought to myself, why not go all red? I know it may seem like too much, but I am also showing ways and offering tips on how to tone it down, so sit tight!

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The dress is Calvin Klein, size 4P, I am lucky like that, I can pull of petites. But of course this dress is sleeveless, which makes it so much easier. It also creates a nice waistline, thanks to the cut. And the best part is – it was brand new from Goodwill for only $8.99.

The shoes have already been featured in last week’s Thrift Style Thursday post, and I am madly in love with them! They are a darker shade of red, which helps create some contrast, unlike the clutch. Yes, the clutch matches the dress in color almost to a T. I won it in a giveaway over 3 years ago. I wish I used it more often.

Not so sure about the whole red thing? Throw a different colored blazer on top and/or put on another pair of shoes. Trust me it makes all the difference? Want to see?

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Would you wear a monochrome outfit? Why or why not? Exciting news, we have started a Pinterest board for all of the Thrift Style Thursday bloggers! Make sure to check it out and follow if you like! Also don’t forget to check other girls’ posts!

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Print and White

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When Peter Pilotto meets Midnight Velvet boots, and I end up staying at my in-laws house for a weaken, outfits like this happen!

The dress is one of the three pieces from the Peter Pilotto for Target collection that I bought last Sunday, and to my excitement, it doesn’t need too much styling! It speaks for itself. Heck it almost wears itself :)

The boots are from Midnight Velvet, and I only got them, because I CAN’T WAIT FOR SPRING. I am actually willing to skip spring and go straight into summer! That’s how desperate I am. Plus, I live in Minnesota, so I am going to fit right in in these boots this summer. The downside is they are faux leather, I personally prefer real leather footwear. But they are white, floral and cowboy. And if you can tell, they are high enough for me to prance around in all that snow. Another thing that bothers me about these boots is the smell. I’ve been sent a purse before that had a similar problem, and it took forever to get rid of it, in fact, I think it still smells, laying there in my garage (I am embarrassed to donate it!)

Anyways, I can’t wait to style these boots once spring comes around, and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog! I have a couple exciting giveaways coming up! And if you want to, check out the Midnight Velvet on Social Media: FacebookTwitterGoogle+YouTubeBeautyBlogPinterest

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Happy Monday,

Zhenya


L-O-V-E {Thrift Style Thursday}

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Vintage + Thrifting + Dresses + Purses + Shoes + Art

There are so many things I love! Family, husband and values aside. Let me be “shallow” for once, let me talk about my passions, let me talk about the loves of my life!

I love blogging, I absolutely adore all my readers and blogger friends. I don’t think I can live without you! I love Thrift Style Thursdays, I love the inspiration, the ideas. I love the new levels you all take me on! Love is easy, give love to receive love. Think love. See love. Wish love.

Love the simple things. Love yourself. Love to love.

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Thrift

Style Thursday!

Love,

Zhenya

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Alligator Toe // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex

Eclecticity // Confessions of a Refashionista

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Tuesdays Off

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Sweatshirt – Peter Pilotto for Target, Dress - Persunmall, Leggings – ProSkins, Boots – Ana (thrifted)

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Days off are blogging days. That’s how they are classified at our house. They are days I get up early, make Sam’s lunch and see him off to work. I often skip breakfast and spend the entire morning in bed with my laptop. I catch up on blogs, my Social Media channels, and any shows that may be on Netflix or Hulu. This week I am catching up and watching live New York Fashion Week.

I often work out on my days off, and am really looking forward to checking out the new Barre DVDs that I got my hands on! I do it all in the basement, or in my living room, where is more light.

Tuesdays are also Twitter chat days, and once a month it’s #FashionUnfold, while other days, it’s just random chats, usually British! But I love my UK blogger friends and talking to them. Twitter keeps me connected to the whole world.

Sometimes I have coffee dates with friends. Honey and Rye has been on my list for a while now. But no one wants to go there with me! Maybe you? Sometimes I go shopping and buy things, but sometimes I don’t need anything.

This week I have hope. This Tuesday, after having checked out the weather for the next 10 days, I saw something promising in the forecast – 35F! That is above and beyond what I’ve been hoping for for many weeks now, along with thousands of others here in the North Pole Minnesota.

Tuesdays are also my days to take pictures. There are a lot of new additions to my wardrobe that need to be styled, worn, photographed. I do dishes and laundry in between. The bathroom needs cleaning too.

Some nights I am lucky and we go get Papa Murphy’s for dinner, sometimes we have left overs. But either way, I am always so happy when Sam comes home!

What are your days off like?

Z

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