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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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

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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 styleAnd 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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Inspired

“Nothing inspires me more than people”, is what I usually say. But nothing, nothing inspires me more than the city. “Hi, honey” – is what came out of my heart flying over Manhattan. Can someone please explain the feelings and emotions that I have? Because I can’t put them in words. I can put them in the images, and share them with you, and hopefully through this post, you will feel inspired too!

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New Designs from Romwe

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Super Hero Print Apparel:

http://www.romwe.com/pink-super-hero-print-beachwear-p-60711.html

I have been collaborating with Romwe a lot lately, and I am sure you’ve noticed! I don’t think I would’ve picked this website if I didn’t like their designs and clothes! I have a few packages on the way and I can’t wait for them to get here, so I can show you what I got! But if you have never been on their website, theses images should give you a pretty good idea! Enjoy!

Xo,

Z

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Lion Print Apparel: http://www.romwe.com/lion-face-deep-cut-swim-suit-p-42148.html

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Stripes  http://www.romwe.com/white-and-black-strips-shirt-p-59644.html

image004Retro Floral Dress: http://www.romwe.com/retro-printing-blue-dress-p-43643.html

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Peacock Inspired:

http://www.romwe.com/%EF%BB%BFgolden-sequin-bandeau-peacock-dress-p-50527.html

image006For the Simpson’s fan in all of us: http://www.romwe.com/simpson-light-blue-shirt-p-51110.html

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Skeleton Hands:  http://www.romwe.com/skull-hand-black-tshirt-p-38869.html

I think my favorite pieces are the sequin dress from the peacock inspired board, and the retro style floral dress! Which designs did you like the best?

Xo,

Z

Disclosure: I will be receiving store credit from Romwe.com for this post.

My “Minor” Obsession with ROMWE!

As some of you may have noticed, I started mentioning ROMWE more and more in my posts! That’s simply because I think it’s a website that offers great clothes at affordable prices! Plus they have the sales you cant beat! Check out for yourselves!

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Lightning Print Leggingshttp://www.romwe.com/lightning-print-leggings-p-39612.html

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Universe Print Leggingshttp://www.romwe.com/universe-print-leggings-p-41574.html

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“The Simpsons” Leggingshttp://www.romwe.com/the-simpsons-leggings-p-49666.html

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Mysterious Night Bodycon Dress:

http://www.romwe.com/mysterious-night-bodycon-dress-p-42496.html

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American Flag Hoodie: http://www.romwe.com/flag-print-hooded-sweat-hoodie-p-17675.html

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Riveted Mint Jumper: http://www.romwe.com/goldtone-riveted-mint-jumper-p-46458.html

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Floral Print White Sweater:

http://www.romwe.com/floral-printed-white-irregular-sweater-p-41008.html

Where do you like to shop online?

Xo,

Z

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, I will be receiving store credit for posting these images and links.

My Perfect Red

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It’s a well known fact that red lipstick does wonders, it’s practically a miracle worker (well, that’s if you believe in miracles <— You can tell I just watched the latest Star Trek). It doesn’t only make your teeth appear whiter, but your nose smaller, it basically draws attention to your lips, away from all the other features (that’s only if you want it to) And even though there are people who are so very against it, all I have to say is suck it up and give it a shot!

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I AM WEARING:

Dress – Unknown Brand (Designed in France though) // White Tank – Forever 21 //

Purse – Vintage Kenneth Cole (available in my Etsy store) // Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs//

Sandals – Target

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Who is my perfect red then? This little guy by Faberlic – from the Premium Lipstick collection, #4295. I know that most of you States side are not familiar with this brand, but if you live in Europe, I am sure you heard about it. It’s very similar to Avon and Mary Kay! I was offered to try out some of their products a while back and this red lipstick was one of the items I picked out:

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Who is your perfect red and do you wear red lipstick in general? I think it’s perfect for the summer, can’t wait to show it off more often!

Xo,

Z 

Dandelion Queen

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Saturday after all the rain has passed, Sam and I went to one of our favorite places in the Twin Cities – Lake of the Isles. If you’ve never been to the Twin Cities, that  is probably the number one place I would recommend you go to! We don’t have Central Park, like some of you, lucky New Yorkers, but we love what we’ve got!

And of course I had to take advantage of my new Samsung Galaxy camera*, and get some shots!

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I AM WEARING: Dress (which is actually a skirt 😉 ) – Orsay (Bought in Russia) //

Vest – Ralph Lauren (thrifted) // Bag – vintage Via Piaggi // Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs //

Sandals – Target

How was your weekend? Did you go to your favorite place? If so, tell me about it!

Xo,

Z

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Style Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

Rain, Rain, Go Away Outfit of the Day

Spring is slowly on it’s way to Minnesota! And even though it rained this past Saturday, Sam and I still made it to one of our favorite places in Minneapolis – Target overstock basement at the Salvation Army! And here is what I wore:

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Jacket – Land’s End, thrifted Salvation Army

Jeans – Mossimo (Target brand), thrifted, Salvation Army

Boots – Macy’s, Christmas gift from Sam, 4 years ago, I think?!

Bag – Coach, thrifted, Salvation Army

Scarf – Banana Republic, from a clothing swap

Our trip to SalVal was surprisingly good! I found a GE juicer for $25, and let me tell you, I’ve been juicing ever since:

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So let me know what are some of your favorite juicing recipes are! I will be definitely sharing some of mine later this week or early next week, once I’ve tried a few more out!

I hope you all had a great weekend!

Xo,

Zhenya