Oversize Me OOTD

Everyone knows that these days it’s the baggier the better, to a certain extent of course! When I put something oversized on top, I make sure to go skinny on the bottom, and this is how it usually turns out:

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Top – Old Navy size M (it’s HUGE!) but since it was bought on sale for a ridiculously small amount of money, and they didn’t have size S anywhere, I got it. It’s comfy and soft, almost at the point where I want to wear it around the house with a pair of sweats, but am fighting this urge!

Jeans – X2 Denim by Express, thrifted at Savers, $8

Scarf – Christmas gift from a few years ago

Floral necklace – Gofavor.com, that necklace was ordered for about $4 back in the day when I went through – Let’s order as much cheap crap costume jewelry from China as I can. If I could, I would return every single product I ordered there, because… well you see the crossed out word above! The metal is so cheap it fades away after 2 or 3 uses. This necklace has been kind of okay, but I don’t want to jinx it here! So I’ll keep wearing it out and about, and maybe later you’ll see it in one of my DIY projects!

Boots – Christmas gift from Sam 🙂 <3

And of course my Marc Jacobs Watch! I have to wear it, everyday, yes, that’s how much I like that watch!

On the other note, winter isn’t going anywhere here in Minneapolis. After a snow thunderstorm last Thursday I am hopeless, on the verge of depression, someone please help! At least this blog is becoming more bright and colorful, I’ve finally figured out how to create a row of social media icons on my blog, yay me 🙂

In other news, I have a lot of DIY projects coming up for you dear readers, so stay tuned!

Love,

Z

PS. Did you notice I am not wearing any make-up in this picture?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill Outlet Crazy Experience and Finds!

After having read blog posts and seen numerous pictures from Goodwill Outlet from one of my favorite vintage style bloggers Sammy Davis, I finally found some time to make it to a Goodwill Outlet here in Minnesota, in St. Paul to be more precise. The store is located right off of 280 and University Ave. And I was by no means prepared to what I saw. It’s basically a giant wear house, with tons and tons of stuff. A picture is worth a thousand words, so here is one for you:

In case you didn’t know here is how Goodwill Outlet works:

1. Your cart is always supposed to be against the wall.

2. Every now and then the staff does cart checks, and if you are not by your cart, they’ll dump it all out!

3. You are not allowed to touch anything while the staff is unloading boxes.

4. Bring your own bags.

5. All items are priced based on weight.

6. Have FUN!

So I grabbed a cart, put some tobramycin in my eyes and went digging 🙂 I spent about 2 hours at the outlet, going through it all, and in the end, after having paid a little under $11, I came home with all this:

1. Some accessories:

2 Pairs of Shoes

3. A couple items to refashion – the ideas are brewing in my head as I type 🙂

4. Some vintage tops:

5. And some every day clothes 🙂

Let me know which of the pieces you liked the most! And follow my blog to see how I style these finds in the nearest couple of weeks!

Xo,

Z

Fall Uniform

This is again another IFB Project, that I thought I’d do. I think this is an amazing way to see what fashion bloggers are actually wearing, and not just blogging about 😉 I wear so many different coats, that I thought it would be pointless to show them all, but I will show my fav print. The most important items that comprise my fall uniform are my boots, scarves and bags – so here you have it – BeingZhenya’s Fall Uniform!

Plus my favorite fall print of all times:

XO,

ZhenyAH!

PS. What is your fall uniform?

Rainy Day Outfits

This morning as we walked out of our building, there was smell of rain in the air! And the asphalt was still wet!

The smell of rain is probably one of my top favorites! And it inspired me to write this post!

Even though it’s warm and sunny in Minneapolis today and as one of my friends said “The 50 degree weather got me all excited about fall … and now it’s 80 again. Darned injuns. We don’t need a second summer”, I have decided to blog about perfect fall/rainy day outfits.

1. Boots with Skinny Jeans

I am really loving the blue jeans/brown boots combo! It’s not tacky, it’s classic! And I am all for leather boots for rainy days instead of rain boots! There are so many leather protectants out there, you shouldn’t even be afraid to ruin your boots! And remember – suede is perfect for dry and warm days!

2. Poncho Sweaters

They come in many colors and variations, with collars, pockets, and sometimes, even hoods! The first one is actually from Target, and is only about $25. I am not a huge fan of the one Jessica Simpson is wearing, but tastes differ! The last one is my favorite, I am absolutely loving the front pockets and the ribbed hem! And I couldn’t resist putting in this Missoni for Target picture in here for good measure, even though this poncho is probably only available on eBay for three times it’s original price!

3. Maxi (or any kind of dresses) with Jackets

I am absolutely in love with this trend, and even though most of my dresses aren’t maxi. I love the idea of transforming a summer outfit into a fall one! Don’t have a maxi dress or a skirt? Don’t worry! Just put some tights with your dress, throw on a jacket and a scarf and carry on!

I hope you all are having a wonderful week! I have more exciting posts coming up for you guys this week!

Love,

 

 

 

Thrifting for Treasure: Scarves from Z to A!

This Thrifting for Treasure post is going to be different from all the rest that I have ever written! This time I am going to show you the freecycled scarves that I was able to pick up from a person, who lives about 10 minutes away from me.

What is the difference between freecycling and thrifting? The first one is FREE! The only catch is – you never know what you are going to get inside, just like with life! (Anyone noticed me hinting at Forest Gump here?)

So today, I played dress up and took pictures of all the scarves I got this past week! I am also showing the different ways of wearing scarves, and that is always popular! Hope you like it!

1. Check out these lovely fall colors!

2. This one makes a perfect vest!

3. Check out this geometric print!

4. Tied up and Tousled!

5. Very Oriental

6. A Headband!

7. Bun on the side!

8. A Double Headband.

9. Back to School with Saks Fifth Avenue Scarf!

10. Pin it up!

11. Can you find the scarf in this one?

12. Braid it for a romantic look!

13. Bibs aren’t just for Babies!

14. Everyone needs a Good cover-up!

Let me know what you think of these scarves and the ways you would wear them! Have a great weekend you guys,

Xo,

ZhenyAH!