TC Style Magazine Cover + Christmas Colors

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This winter I get to be on the cover of TC Style Magazine. TC stands for Twin Cities. My friend Jasmine is the Editor-in-chief, and we’ve been planning this since summer! But she surprised me by putting me on the cover! Jasmine is a sweetheart, she loves and looks like Taylor Swift, and told me yesterday that she is going to New York City over New Years, flying in New Years Eve and leaving New Years Day, they are not staying anywhere, no hotel reservations. How awesome is that? Here is me keeping my fingers crossed for spring break! A lot will depend on the next few weeks. Plus I am waiting to get my grades back, so the browser refreshing game is on and it’s strong!

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The magazine is free and local and you can find it in the boutiques around the area.

I also have several festive nail polish options for you this holiday season. They are all SinfulColors which is a chic and affordable brand made in the US. The nail polish is very long lasting and  this season – pretty glittery! The colors I have here are Twilight Twinkles, Galax-Sea, Hottie, and Ice Dream.

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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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Culottes

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Trenches 

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Flats 

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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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My #MomentsofChic with Piperlime

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Today I am bringing you a new post in collaboration with Piperlime. You may have seen other blog posts and followed the #momentsofchic hashtag on Instagram (if you haven’t you totally should).

I was so excited to pair the Joe’s Boyfriend Slim Jeans with this white Schaefer Top by Rachel ZoeI am absolutely in love with the stitching detailing of the top, that creates it’s own white on white pattern. And the jeans are seriously one of the stylish and most comfortable ones I’ve owned. 

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This semester I tool a Fashion Ethics and Consumption class, and there was a questionnaire in one of the lectures, and one of the questions was – Have you ever bought something that had rips and was distressed on purpose. Well, now I have. I personally think that this is the way to go with boyfriend jeans. You need that distressed look to make the jeans look yours, feminine and stylish.

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I paired the jeans and the top with my hand-made crochet scarf (click for instructions here), as well as my favorite studied booties, Rebecca Minkoff 5 zip mini bag and a leaf locket necklace.

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I thought there were no boyfriend jeans to fit my body without making me look ridiculous. Even though I have that slightly boyish figure. But these jeans made it so easy. So after wearing them non-stop for a week, and I will probably continue wearing them this week as well, here are

Some tips on wearing boyfriend jeans:

1. Choose a darker wash. It’s not that the dark is slimming, in my opinion it just looks better on most of us.

2. Choose distressed. Like I mentioned before rips, tears and frays are going to be your new favorite.

3. If you are like me (not too big of a butt), go a size up. I know that’s not something you normally hear. But that extra size adds on to the slouch and the lower hanging crotch that I like so much. (I can also take these jeans off without having to unbutton or unzip them ;) )

4. Cuff or uncuff. That’s up to you, I like them cuffed with sneakers, booties, and slip ons, also sandals and flats. But I also think boyfriend jeans look extremely cool uncuffed with a pair of heels or platforms.

5. Oversize the top, maybe just a little. You know I am into the oversized trend, and I love when sweaters or tops are a bit big on me. So if you are not top heavy (34B over here), I say do it!

So check out my look, and all the pieces, and get ready for more style tips. DIY posts and our Christmas Tree story later this week!


Welcome to #25DaysofGlam!!!

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Happy December 1! And happy only 24 days until Christmas! Today I along with a few other amazing bloggers are bringing you our own version of the advent calendar, called 25 Days of Glam! It’s going to be a fun, fashion full experience, with a little lifestyle on the side! We are so excited to be launching this! It took a lot of late nights to put it all together! So make sure you stop by on my blog daily for new Holiday Themed posts, giveaways and announcements.

We are starting off with a giveaway! So on the right foot! I know we have all just spent too much money on Black Friday, am I right? So we’ve partnered up with Mavatar to Support St Jude Children’s Hospital (A charity that is really dear to my heart).

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Thank you for joining us for #25daysofglam, feel free to use and follow this hashtag on Instagram and Twitter, check us out, send us some love and have fun!

I am off to get ready for class with my hot chocolate and curling iron in hand!

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Shopbop Sale Starts Now

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As a lot of you know, Shopbop is my absolute favorite online retailer. And I am more than happy to help them spread the word about their sale! Here is how it works: the more you buy, the more you save!

Spend $250= 15% off

Spend $500= 20% off

Spend $1000 = 25% off

The Sale begins today – Tuesday, November 25 7:00AM U.S. Eastern (New York) Time Zone and will go through Monday December 1, 11:59PM Pacific (L.A.) Time Zone. 

Here are some of my favorite items that I’ve been eyeing!

The Button Downs

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The Tie Dye

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The Boho 

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Don’t miss the biggest sale of the year on Shopbop! I know I won’t ;)

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Best Buy The Holiday Shopping Destination: LG OLED TV

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

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This holiday season I really want to talk about something other than clothes. So I will be partnering with Best Buy, and bringing you a few tech posts to inspire you to get on your nerdy side this year.

Even though I am super busy with classes and exams this semester, also trying to fit blogging in between too, and taking outfit photos for my Instagram, I still like my Netflix and Hulu. And even though we have replaced gin with sitcoms, TV is a great way to destress and catch a few laughs.

I still like Once Upon a Time. That’s probably the only show I have been in to for the past couple of years. The new favorite is The 100, with a couple actors from Battlestar Galactica. Nothing else has really stood out to  me. What shows do you watch these days?

I am also excited for all the holiday movies that will be airing soon. Wouldn’t it be great to watch them on an OLED TV?

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What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com

Best Buy’s everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500)). 

Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

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·         Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.

·         4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.

·         Super thin design (consider how to show visually)

·         Find content faster with webOS

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Sweatshirts in Style – Olivia Palermo Inspired

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So while we are getting more and more inches of snow by the hour, let me show you the look inspired by Olivia Palermo from a couple weeks ago. I wore my outfit to the Minnesota Blog Conference in October. I love the conference, mainly because I get to meet new people and reconnect with my old friends. And I can’t wait for next year already!

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More stylish sweatshirts below. The banana one is definitely a favorite.

How would you style your sweatshirt?

Check out the ideas below featuing some awesome jeans, pants, leather leggings or skirts.

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Style It: Midi Skirt

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My new favorite midi skirt by Joa is one of the most tactile textural pieces that I’ve owned. Also one of the few grey ones. The thick polyester makes it perfect for chilly fall days, and the coming winter. And of course the polka dot pattern. I will be honest this pattern has grown on me over the past few months. Here it’s very subtle, and I really like that.

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you are all dressing up and having a party this weekend! I’ll have some pics on my Instagram today and tomorrow! So make sure to check those out.

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How would you style this skirt? Looking for more inspiration? Check out these midi skirts!

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I personally love midi skirts with loafers! So check out these awesome designs!

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Palm Saturday

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Happy Weekend! Fridays are now indeed my FriYAYs since college started. And even though I enjoy school, I still like my weekends more.

I have been looking for something new and different to wear, something to stand out in! That’s why this re:named ensemble is perfect! Besides someone on Instagram has already called this flashy ;) Mission accomplished!

I especially like this outfit because, even though it is a crop top, it covers in all the right places, and my belly button isn’t showing (I’m like Taylor Swift when it comes to showing my belly button). And it was so easy to style for fall – all I had to do was add tights, cardigan or a jacket (this is actually thrifted! I am still thrifting in case anyone is wondering ;) )

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Check out more ways of how to style your midi skirt or crop top! I know I won’t be giving up that trend anytime soon!

Croptops Midi skirts And check out re:named and their pieces! I am literally obsessed with that brand!

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