Outfit of the day

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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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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Celebrity Inspired {Thrift Style Thursday}

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You will often find me killing time on the internet. Who doesn’t these days? We tend to lose ourselves in all the images and ideas streaming through. That’s where I find inspiration for most of my posts, including Thrift Style Thursday.

Having been browsing celebrity looks for a while now, and trying to at least look for something remotely resembling winter appropriate outfits, I came to a realization that you only need a few things to copy any celebrity’s street style:

1. Skinny Jeans

2. Boots

3. Sunglasses

4. Leather anything (bag, jacket, skirt, clutch, etc.)

5. Bold lipstick

Black leather outfit

Black leather jacket – TJMaxx, Sunglasses – Lucky – TJMaxx, Leopard print shirt – Savers, Black Skinny jeans – Savers, Boots – Steeple People, Purse – Fossil, Lipstick – Ageless Derma in Cranberry, Scarf – Express, Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Black and leopard outfit ideas Leopard and black celebrity street style And there you have it! A celebrity inspired look, that actually speaks to my heart due to the abundance of black!

Happy Thrift Style Thursday! Join us, because every week is a new styling adventure!

Zhenya

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Top 5 Winter Looks

1. Chunky Sweater + Corduroys

2. Monochrome
3. Maxi
4. Fur
5. Puffy Coat

White, Wine {Thrift Style Thursday}

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Imagine you are walking down the street, minding your own business, when a garage door opens and you see a girl in retro glasses with a camera on the tripod pointed straight at you? And it’s way below freezing outside! That’s how I freaked out one of the neighbors on Tuesday. But as long as the pictures get done, what do I care? Plus I always talk to strangers, and maybe that girl will see this post! Wouldn’t that be fun?

Once again I am sharing Minnesota winter with you on the blog, this time it’s a Thrift Style Thursday theme – Winter White. Pairing up the white chunky knit sweater with the wine colored corduroys I created a simple, yet comfortable look. My 60′s inspired sunglasses couldn’t be more handy in this weather. That snow is bright! You can’t have a winter Minnesota look whiteout scarf and mittens, so I added those in! And finally the vintage white cross body bag, that I haven’t worn in public yet (only in my posts), to complete the look.

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Happy Thrift Style Thursday! Check out other girls’ posts and don’t forget that you can always join us, and create your own looks! Want to learn how? Tweet me! 

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What do you like/dislike about winter?

Z

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

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