H&M Burnsville Grand Opening December 18

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H&M is opening its new location in the Twin Cities and they asked me to help them host it! So December 18 come see me at the Burnsville Center! The store will open it’s doors at noon, but make sure to come early for some fun giveaways:

If you’re one of the first 100 shoppers in line, you will receive an all-access fashion pass valued up to $300 off your entire purchase!

Bring in old garments to be recycled before the store opens at noon for the chance to win an H&M gift card valued between $50 and $100.

The first five customers that tweet me @BeingZhenya with the hashtag #HMLovesBurnsville will receive a style consultation, early access to the store at 11:30AM, and a free H&M $100 gift card. Make sure to tweet me on Thursday and be at the store!

Get ready to do some serious shopping to the in-store DJ spinning all the latest hits! Here is the Facebook page for the event as well!

Are you excited? I know I am! I am hoping to see a lot of you there on Thursday! And to tie you (and myself over) here are a few of my favorites from H&M!

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Wide-cut Wool-blend Jacket $129

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Wide-cut Sweater $29.95

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Mohair-blend Cardigan $79.95

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Long Cardigan $29.95

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Wool-blend Coat $149

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Sequined Jacket $29.95

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Sequined Jacket $49.95

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Slim-fit Pants High waist $19.95

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Leather Boots $99

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Lace Dress $49.95

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Jeans with Zips $59.95

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Textured Jumpsuit $69.95

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Suede Boots $69.95

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Sandalettes $59.95

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Shoes $24.95

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Biker Boots $49.95

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My #MomentsofChic with Piperlime

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Today I am bringing you a new post in collaboration with Piperlime. You may have seen other blog posts and followed the #momentsofchic hashtag on Instagram (if you haven’t you totally should).

I was so excited to pair the Joe’s Boyfriend Slim Jeans with this white Schaefer Top by Rachel ZoeI am absolutely in love with the stitching detailing of the top, that creates it’s own white on white pattern. And the jeans are seriously one of the stylish and most comfortable ones I’ve owned. 

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This semester I tool a Fashion Ethics and Consumption class, and there was a questionnaire in one of the lectures, and one of the questions was – Have you ever bought something that had rips and was distressed on purpose. Well, now I have. I personally think that this is the way to go with boyfriend jeans. You need that distressed look to make the jeans look yours, feminine and stylish.

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I paired the jeans and the top with my hand-made crochet scarf (click for instructions here), as well as my favorite studied booties, Rebecca Minkoff 5 zip mini bag and a leaf locket necklace.

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I thought there were no boyfriend jeans to fit my body without making me look ridiculous. Even though I have that slightly boyish figure. But these jeans made it so easy. So after wearing them non-stop for a week, and I will probably continue wearing them this week as well, here are

Some tips on wearing boyfriend jeans:

1. Choose a darker wash. It’s not that the dark is slimming, in my opinion it just looks better on most of us.

2. Choose distressed. Like I mentioned before rips, tears and frays are going to be your new favorite.

3. If you are like me (not too big of a butt), go a size up. I know that’s not something you normally hear. But that extra size adds on to the slouch and the lower hanging crotch that I like so much. (I can also take these jeans off without having to unbutton or unzip them ;) )

4. Cuff or uncuff. That’s up to you, I like them cuffed with sneakers, booties, and slip ons, also sandals and flats. But I also think boyfriend jeans look extremely cool uncuffed with a pair of heels or platforms.

5. Oversize the top, maybe just a little. You know I am into the oversized trend, and I love when sweaters or tops are a bit big on me. So if you are not top heavy (34B over here), I say do it!

So check out my look, and all the pieces, and get ready for more style tips. DIY posts and our Christmas Tree story later this week!


Sweatshirts in Style – Olivia Palermo Inspired

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So while we are getting more and more inches of snow by the hour, let me show you the look inspired by Olivia Palermo from a couple weeks ago. I wore my outfit to the Minnesota Blog Conference in October. I love the conference, mainly because I get to meet new people and reconnect with my old friends. And I can’t wait for next year already!

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More stylish sweatshirts below. The banana one is definitely a favorite.

How would you style your sweatshirt?

Check out the ideas below featuing some awesome jeans, pants, leather leggings or skirts.

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Coat – Via Spiga, Purse – Forever 21, Jeans – Express, Heels- Unknown, Sunglasses – Lucky Brand

 

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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!

Spoolish // Buttons and Birdcages // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J

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

Eclecticity // Confessions of a Refashionista

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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


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

Leave Nothing to Chance – Blue Nile Holiday GIVEAWAY!

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Disclosure: This is a PR post for Blue Nile. Some of the images have been provided by the company. They also sponsored the Giveaway! But as always all opinions are my own, including the ones I have on Blue Nile jewelry.

Leave Nothing to chance is not only a great saying (esp. for control freaks like me), but a great app that has recently been launched by Blue Nile. It’s a fun holiday game, that doesn’t only help you pick out a gift for yourself, or a friend, but also adds little fun comments and creates your personality profile. And since I’ve been a sucker for filling out personality tests since I was a teenager (seriously, that was one of my favorite pass times), I decided to give this one a go. Besides, it was going to show some amazing jewelry suggestions in the end! All that can be shared on social media. That way, your friends and family can select the perfect gift – no more guessing! It’s a lot of fun to play, and eliminates the need for those often missed subtle hints.

Want to see what I got?

After questions like:

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I was ready to see my results:

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I loved the way the app is so holiday inspired, it puts you in a great mood right away! And when you see the final results it just makes you go Awww! Now I don’t personally agree with the jewelry choices the app made for me, but I do love my Blue Nile Leaf earrings and arrow necklace!

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So if you decide to go through with the questionnaire, let me know how accurate it was for you, and whether or not you like the jewelry suggestions it made! The best news is, if you participate and do the app questionnaire, you will also be entered to win a three carat diamond tennis bracelet on the website!

Now a Blue Nile giveaway is great, but a Being Zhenya one is awesome too! So I am giving away $50 to Blue Nile and you have a little over a week to enter!

Click here to enter —> Blue Nile giveaway

Or simply go to my Facebook page for an easier way to enter!

And on top of all this, here is a code for 10% off on all of your Blue Nile purchases – BNAPP2013 – valid until December 31, 2013!

Good luck and happy holiday shopping!

Zhenya

Did you go shopping on Black Friday? If yes, what did you buy?

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Easy DIY Leather Necklace

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1.Cut out the shape you want your necklace to be from leather of your choice.

2. Add embellishments (I had these gold studs left over from one of my previous DIYs left) using fabric fusion glue (trust me, it works wonders on leather!)

3. Find an old necklace that you haven’t worn in years and remove the chain.

4. Using tools (or in my case tweezers and a nail) make holes in the leather and insert the new chain links through the holes.

5. Wear loud and proud! Just make sure the fabric fusion glue dries first ;)

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Happy Friday and have an amazing weekend!

Xo,

Z

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I’m the Cool Cat in the Hat // Thrift Style Thursday

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Erin, this one’s for you! I will always be a cool cat to you and you will always be a cool cat to me! We have to get together soon! You know I would love to visit Texas! And if you ever miss snow, just come to Minnesota!

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I am so happy you’ve joined me and the girls for yet another Thrift Style Thursday! It means a lot to us! We are also excited to welcome Justine of thetwocentchick.com ! We are so excited to have you on board! Remember if you want to join Thrift Style Thursday all you need to do is shoot me a FB message or Tweet me! I am a social media junkie, I will respond within 5 minutes!

When picking out today’s theme, we went through a lot of options, but settled on hats! And I knew exactly the one I wanted to show off! If you follow my *ahem* writing career, you’ve probably read my posts for the Goodwill Blog . I featured this hat in the very first one! And because it is so fabulous, I will share it today, it only makes sense, because it snowed a whole lot here in Minneapolis!

I found this vintage hat at the Hopkins Goodwill and just couldn’t pass it! I had to have it, even though it is a tad bit too big! Well, I can always grow more hair, I thought, paid for the hat and went home! But isn’t it a beauty? It’s even worth having just for a collection sake!

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And look at the details inside, the craftsmanship, the bow! Ah, I am in love!

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What kinds of hats are you wearing this fall/winter? Do tell! And don’t forget to check out other girls’ posts!

Nout at Sandpaper Kisses

Miche at Buttons and Birdcages

Jackline at Sincerely Miss J

Martyna at Spoolish

Justine of The Two Cent Chic

Happy Thursday everyone!

Z

 

 

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