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Outfit: Black and white x 2! Stripes are always a good idea no matter what season or place. I wore this oversized top with faux leather pleated skirt and platform sandals. Accidental twinning with Kaitlyn made this look even more memorable 😉

Life: Getting used to Milwaukee more and more each day, discovering new places and parks. Absolutely loved Atwater beach, where these photos were taken. Sam and I stopped by the Milwaukee Art Museum today to see American Epics exhibit, wandered through the gift shop, took the long way home along the lake front.

Last week I tried Zumba for the first time, gym is definitely becoming one of my favorite places to go to. Are you as surprised as I am? I have also ordered my very first juice cleanse (Jus by Julie) over the weekend. I won’t start it till August 30, and it’s only a 3 day one, but I will definitely share my experience with you once it’s over.

Listen: Here are top five songs that are on my Spotify playlist this month:





Shop:

Minnetonka Orchards

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About a week ago my friend Kara and I went to Minnetonka Orchards, between hot cider and hay rides, we managed to explore the corn maze, make friends with the sheep and take a whole lot of pictures. Growing up I never had an opportunity to go to an orchard like this, mostly because we don’t do that in Russia, so I was trying to catch up. The highlight of my day there was being called a walking page out of Anthropologie catalog, definitely made my day! I’m going to keep walking 😉

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Thank you so much for checking out the post, now are you more of a stripes or polka-dots person?

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Still undecided? Then there is always boots 🙂 I know we all like those!
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fall trends 2014: the turtleneck

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Booties – Forever 21, Shorts – Ann Taylor, Bag – Rebecca Minkoff, Turtleneck – Target

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Something parisian, yet something so 7th grade for me. Another fall trend to try, and I am so glad I did. See you soon downtown. And thank you Rachel for the pictures!

Do you wear turtlenecks? How do you style them? Here are a few of my favorite ones for fall! Major turtleneck crush over here!

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And what about shorts for fall? There are so many cool ways to style them, with tights and boots, sweaters and vests!

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Barefoot in Grays and Yellows

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I have finally decided to stop caring, and start wearing my weekend aka nice clothes to work. You know when you have a job which implies getting dirty? And you start saving the better clothes for the weekend? Kind of? Well, there are only so many weekends in the year! And after wearing this to my daycare job today, and hearing the compliments from parents and my co-teachers, this rule stays 🙂

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I hope you had a great Tuesday! Enjoy your Wednesday and Happy 4th!

Xo,

Z

Refashion Runway First Challenge: STRIPES

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Hi everyone, I hope you are as excited as I am, because today I am finally sharing my very first submission to the Refashion Runway contest hosted by the Renegade Seamstress!

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!!

I am ecstatic, especially because I completed this challenge last Sunday, and waited and waited all week long to finally show it to you, and the WORLD!

As you know the theme of the first challenge was STRIPES! And there is a story behind this refashion (as always with me!)

I was at work working on the NAYEC portfolio on a Saturday (yes, I do that!), when Beth emailed me, so after spending 4 hours and barely getting anything done, I hit the Hopkins Goodwill (one of the best ones in the Twin Cities in my opinion) and scored an awesome American Apparel striped dress for $5.99 (originally $42), that just screamed REFASHION to me! (I also got a whole bunch of other things, but I’ll tell you more about them later 😉 )

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Do you see what’s wrong with it? Yes, the hood, which was too heavy and looked awkward, and the drawstrings, which looked like a giant shoelace!

So I quickly cut the hood off, creating the new neckline…

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Then I got rid of the shoelace drawstring:

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And swapped it for a bright turquoise ribbon!

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But I went one step further and reused the left over fabric from the hood to create this Great Gatsby inspired head piece:

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I styled the dress with white wedges from Fashionol.ru, Straw Fedora from Goodwill, Bright Neon Necklace from Old Navy, and Vintage Kenneth Cole purse!

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Please don’t forget to go and cast your vote here, so that I can keep refashioning in this wonderful contest!

Xo,

Z

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.