High Waisted Wide Leg Pants

 

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My new favorite pair of wide leg pants. Faux suede – check. Pockets – check. Soft and comfy – check. ¬†Elastic waistband – check. On sale at H&M – check. I am not in my early 20’s anymore – check.

A summer must-have. Period.

In other news – nothing can make a person move out of state like a bad driver’s license picture. That’s a fact! I am seriously looking into relocating as soon as possible after I graduate.

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MW and April A to Z Challenge

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Last year I participated in an awesome A to Z challenge, and as far as I remember, I never completed it. I want to try it again this year, and my theme is going to be 30 days of outfits. I am going to share a new outfit a day, there won’t be any particular theme, but the outfits are going to somehow start with the letters of the alphabet and go in that order for the whole month of April! I am also going to post outfit photos on Instagram for those 30 days with a special hashtag #30daysofoutfits. I am pretty sure I have enough pairs of shoes to last me through the 30 days, but if I don’t, shoes are the only items that will be repeated. I am hoping to revive some of the forgotten pieces from my closet, and bring up my style game!

Monday Wants though, skirts! And lace! And can’t forget about bright summer shoes (the snowy Minnesota weather outside my window is mocking me silently!)

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MW – Minimalism

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Monday wants are back, and my minimalism stage continues. Although, once my Bel Kazan orders come in, the simplicity of solids will be broken up for a while.

A great big shoutout to the people who are not afraid to come up to me and ask about my blog. I really appreciate each and every one of you! You make my day!

It’s finally warm here in the Twin Cities, and by warm I mean 50s, so I am back on track running around the lakes and trails in SLP. It’s amazing! That runners high from last night lasted well through this am, making my Monday stunningly beautiful and pleasant!

Now to find out my marketing midterm grade ūüėČ

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ShopBop Sale – up to 25% off Designer Items!

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ShopBop¬†is having another amazing sale ‚Äď starting today and lasting through Sunday, March 8 at 3¬†a.m. CST. ¬†Here is what’s up:

You save 15% with purchase over $250

You save 20% with purchase over $500

You save 25% with purchase over $1000

Use code BIGEVENT15 at checkout!

As all of you know I am a big Shopbop fan and here are some of my favorite pieces and designers!

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Koku

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Prabal Gurung 

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CM Cia Maritima 

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Phyllis + Rosie Jewelry 

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The Great 

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MW – Breath of Spring

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Mondays are hard, and after having spent all weekend at work and babysitting, I decided to add a new section to my blog that will focus on wish lists and my Monday Wants. Today some of my wants are:

1. Warmer weather.

2. Spring come sooner.

3. Fun and flirty dresses.

4. For my cold to go away.

5. Raw Oregon Hazelnuts from Trader Joe’s.

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How is your Monday going?

Woodbury Lane

 

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Have you heard of Woodbury Lane? It’s my friend Katelyn‘s online store and she has been working so hard on it. It launched today and looks absolutely beautiful!

At Woodbury Lane we believe that great style is defined by pairing simple, quality pieces with a subtle trend.

I know how much work and time and love Katelyn has put into WL, and I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Set for Spring with Rachel’s Lookbook and Lyst

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About a week ago Lyst offered me an exciting opportunity to create a wish list using their app, but there was a twist! The wish list wasn’t for me, it was for my friend Rachel of Rachel’s Lookbook! Rachel and I have been blogger friends, turned real life friends for a few years now, and Lyst helped us treat each other to a special surprise this Valentine’s Day. I know we wouldn’t have been able to make it this fun without them!

So Rachel and I created wish lists for each other, and I must admit, it was very hard not to peek and see what she had on hers. The only thing we exchanged was our sizes! Fortunately enough when your friend is a fashion blogger you get a good sense of their style and taste. I also remembered from a few months ago, when we were talking about Christmas gifts, she mentioned Michael Kors. I knew she loved that brand, so make sure to check out Rachel’s post and see what I surprised her with and the original wish list I created for her.

Rachel did an amazing job picking out my gifts! I got lucky, because everything she ordered came from NastyGal – one of my most favorite online stores! And with all the goodies I got, I am more than ready for spring! I will share more of the pieces and looks on the blog within the next couple of weeks.

I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day and a special someone to spend it with!

Shopbop End of Year Sale

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Extra sale on sale items! Shopbop couldn’t get any better. And what else am I to do on my winter break anyways?

Over the past year I’ve learned to love and appreciate online shopping, navigating through millions of sizes and brands, websites, and online stores, return policies and free shipping offers.

And Shopbop has remained my favorite through all that. Check out their sale and see my top picks below!

Bag sale

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Shoe sale

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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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2015 Fashion Trends To Look Forward To

Before we jump into the 2015 trends (I also have a special Pinterest board dedicated to 2015 trends here), let me tell you what I’ve been up to!

School has been amazing, I love the U, and so proud to be going there. But I can’t wait for the semester to be over, for the year to be over, and for all the new beginnings 2015 will bring. Going back to college at 28 is probably the best decision I made in 2014, and I can’t believe how many amazing people I’ve met and connected with, and how many of them are supportive of my blog. I am so excited that I had so many fun opportunities this year, and I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store.

Friday morning as I was french pressing my coffee, I pushed down too hard on the handle and burnt my arm with boiling coffee/water. It quickly blistered, as I was running cool water over my right wrist, while using my left hand to text Sam and let him know what just happened. Luckily it didn’t hurt for long, and I was able to write my math final without any problem. I have two more finals on Monday and Tuesday, and a project due on Wednesday, but once it’s all over I will be back with style posts, DIYs and a couple beauty reviews.

As far as my burn goes, I’ve been telling people that when I am stressed I burn myself, or that I slit my wrist, or that I don’t feel safe at home, or that it’s how I put my cigarettes out. One of my coworkers was so sweet to ask if I got a tattoo, I was really flattered she thoughts I was that bad ass. Maybe some day.

Now back to 2015, here are the trends I am really excited for:

Leather 

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Shirtdress 

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Culottes

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Trenches 

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Flats 

Sandals

As you may know, Shopbop has been one of my favorite websites to shop online, and for the next three days they are offering extra 20% off on all sale items! Don’t miss it! Get those holiday gifts for yourself and the ones you love!

 

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Have a great Monday! I have an exciting announcement coming up tomorrow!

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