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O is for Overalls {A-Z Challenge}

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How could I not post about overalls? The more important question here though is – How do I still not own a pair? I don’t know. I am trying and looking and hoping to find an awesome pair at a thrift store. But, alas, nothing so far. Only my Mavatar collections, which you can check out here:

 

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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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K is for Kimonos and Kaftans {A-Z Challenge}

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I am a little behind on my A to Z challenge, but here is letter K post. I am really excited about it, because I made it all about kimonos and kaftans (caftans). I know a few brave people who have actually worn those in real life, and looked amazing! I am hoping to be able to pull one off sometime this summer. But don’t you just love oriental inspired clothing?

Zhenya

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Spring Jewelry 2014 and A Majestical Giveaway


Jewelry will always be one of those wild favorite things for me. I like a nice statement necklace. But I like my gold too. And anything vintage – sign me up! I brought a couple of my Grandma’s pieces from Russia and I cherish them more than anything else in the world. And as some of you know my wedding bands are 1960′s vintage square rings. Do you have a special piece of jewelry that you treasure?

Spring is all about necklaces for me, and I will be honest, it’s almost always about necklaces for me. I found some amazing pieces to share with you today, that scream spring 2014 to me!

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And nothing better half way through the week than a jewelry giveaway! Today I am teaming up with Majestical to bring you a couple great prizes! We are giving away this beautiful pair of earrings, that would complete every boho look

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And a $20 giftcard to Majestical.com to use towards your purchase. That you can spend on some of these:

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Don’t have the patience to wait another week and want some jewelry today? Shop with the code 15DOLLARSOFF and get $15 off orders of $55 or more.

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Good luck and happy Wednesday!

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Black and Nude

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After a weekend of walking, Mall of America shopping, puddle jumping, and light rail riding, it’s so nice to sit down with a cup of hot chocolate, and think about everything that happened.

I often joke at work – I am Forever 21. Anytime someone asks me how old I am, I say I am forever 21, and I got some of the mom’s to adopt my way of thinking as well. It fascinates me that there are people out there, my age, with 2 kids already. But, I am forever 21. 

The apple print dress is Marc Jacobs. Being a teacher, it fit’s me perfectly. I shopped Forever 21 for accessories, and the hat is something I immediately fell in love with. And I feel like I will be able to wear it well through the fall. The boots are something I’ve been looking for since last fall. There is something sexy and feminine about a heavy black shoe with a chunky heel, and skin showing, don’t you think?

How was your weekend?

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Dress: Marc Jacobs Boots: Forever 21 Hat: Forever 21 Accessories: Forever 21 Watch: Marc Jacobs

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Accessories, Shoes, Home Decor

Sundays are perfect! They are laid back, they are relaxed, they are mine! Sundays are great for planning, for inspiration. Since moving into our new home, we’ve been trying to decorate it and set it up just the way we like it. And so far, only the living room has been coming along. Of course setting up a home takes time, and a lot of patience, but I have been really focusing on the upstairs story and half space, that is also my office/writing space. Would you like to see my wish board?

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The rest of my wish board is here:

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My other weakness are the shoes, and this spring, above all else, I want to be comfortable! What about you?

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And finally, some accessories to share with you on this beautiful Sunday morning! I hope there is less snow where you are ;)

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More of my picks of sunglasses, hats, scarves, and keychains here:

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend! See you tomorrow – I have an exciting new Giveaway for you coming up!

Zhenya

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Shopping at Goodwill {Thrift Haul}

As some of you may know, I went thrifting – AGAIN, and ended up with a good amount of items in my shopping cart! I just couldn’t resist the brands, the fits, at the fabrics, and the prints. And of course the shoes!

And as some of you know, sometimes I make YouTube videos (I have a pretty popular Russian channel), but this video is in English. So sit back, relax, enjoy my hipster look and see what I scored at Goodwill this time!

Have a great weekend everyone! And make sure to comment and let me know which one of my finds you liked the best!

Z

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My Philip Lim

Yes, I got up at 7 am on a Sunday to go to Target and shop the Philip Lim collection! I am not going to extensively write about the experience, I am sure you’ve all been there done that (or not), but it was very civilized, no one was running or trampling over other shoppers’ bodies. This definitely wasn’t the Black Friday Wal-Mart edition.

I was the third in line, one of the store employees came out and talked to us, made sure we were all going to behave and assigned one of the shoppers son as a bouncer :)

He also kept calling him Lin, so we had to correct him :)

I got all I wanted and maybe even more, those of you who follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen it all, and you also know that I will be giving away one of the items that I bought. So if you missed out on the whole thing, don’t worry. Plus I don’t think this collection will sell out like Missoni did a couple years ago. Sure some items will, but there will be plenty left!

Also, consider opening a Target card, if you are like me (a crazy shopper and all), you do have good chances of saving some money! Another way to go is through ShopKick app, I redeemed a $5 gift card right at the register. It wasn’t much, but everything helped. I think I ended up saving a little over $10!

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Stay tuned for the Giveaway!

And have a great Sunday,

X,

Z

Warby Parker Class Trip Kick Off in Minneapolis

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I will tell you upfront my favorite phrase of the night was: “Minneapolis is very hip, not quirky hip, but fashionably hip!” Yes, we are! And it was amazing to see it all last night at the Warby Parker Class trip event!

There was a band, there was food from Crave, there was designer eyewear and a school bus! I mean a real redesigned to be a store school bus (which will be staying in Minneapolis through September 1 by the way, and will be parked on Lagoon and Gerard! So make sure to go check them out!)

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I am wearing: Jeans – Rockstar by Old navy, Shoes – Urban Outfitters, Top – Old Navy, Blazer – Club Monaco, tote – Old Navy

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I have to mention 514 studios! What an awesome space! And I absolutely love the choice of North Loop district for the launch party – couldn’t have found a better place. It’s one of my favorite places in town!

Were you there? If so, drop me a line! I’m going back this Saturday :)

Xx,

Z

Savers Thrift Haul

One of my favorite Savers in the Twin Cities area is located in Woodbury, and last Saturday I finally got to go there! And of course I scored :) How could I not! I will be honest with you though, some of the finds might surprise you, but it’s all about confidence and whether or not you can pull it off ;) I also feel like some of you who have just started following me, might enjoy not just a picture, but a video post! Here is my Thrift Haul, which includes an answer to a question every thriftier has asked themselves at least once: What’s inside those jewelry jars? You know the ones they price at $10-$15 and fill with chachkies? I always thought they were broken pieces of jewelry and was going to repurpose them, but it turns out that all of the pieces are absolutely fine!

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Everything but the watch and the necklace around it came from the Savers Jewelry Jar! Watch is Marc by Marc Jacobs, and the necklace that I am wearing as a bracelet is vintage, it used to belong to my grandma, I brought it from Russia!

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In my next post we’ll talk more about the Mustard color wool jacket! I have a very easy solution to the oversized jacket problem!

Have a great weekend!

I don’t know about you, but I am going sailing!

Z

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