Playing with Textures + Monday Mode Link Up

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Textures are my favorite. From this vintage fur coat to the crinkled silk Escada skirt I thrifted in Colorado a few years ago, to this light Fendi dress that I am wearing as a top here, I am obsessed with everything tactile!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are staying warm and cozy with your loved ones! I have exciting new changes coming to Being Zhenya in 2017 and I can’t wait to share them with you!

I apologize for not posting the link up last week, my site was down and then it was being updated and backed up, but we are now good to go! Please make sure to join this week’s link up! I am always so inspired by your looks! And don’t forget to email me if you want to co-host with us next year!

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Hat Trick {Thrift Style Thursday}

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Hats are amazing summer accessories, and can not only add on to your outfit, but make the outfit!

Do you know what my hat trick is? No, I am not going to pull a white rabbit out of this hat. My hat trick is pulling this outfit together for under $5! That’s right! IT’S UNDER FIVE BUCKS!

Here is how: hat – lost and found – free, shoes – hand me downs from a co-worker – free, high waisted jeans – Buffalo Exchange – $1 Earth Day sale, top – Talbots – Salvation Army – $3.50.

Even I am impressed with myself! And you can too, it’s easy! Thrifting is addicting, thrilling and saves you a lot of money! How do you think I am able to afford college?

Happy Thursday! And make sure to connect with other Thrift Style Thursday Gals!

For more Thrift Style Thursday posts and looks check out:
Buttons and Birdcages // Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J // Confessions of a Refashionista // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity // Alligator Toe // Erika’s Style Diary // Sistas From Cali // Bethie the Boo // Rachel’s Lookbook // Nuttier than Nutella // Lipstick and Yarn

And feel free to find me on:
Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Minneapolis a la Mode // Bloglovin’

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Vintage Navy

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I am wearing: Vintage navy dress – VintageSwank, Sperry’s Top Siders – TJ Maxx, Neon yellow belt – Target, Bulky chain necklace – thrifted

A vintage item often tells its’ own story. You don’t make the outfit. The outfit makes you. We were talking about what fashion means to us yesterday with some girlfriends on Twitter, and to me,

Fashion is self-expression in its’ truest form

But it’s a little different when it comes to when I wear vintage. These items have a story to tell, these items lived before me, and some of them were made long before I was born. And that’s why I respect vintage, cherish and treasure them.

This navy dress is structured, and feels more like a suit when I wear it. But it made me feel real, feminine and unique.

I am so so happy it’s Friday! I had a 3 day work week, but, man, am I exhausted! I hope you all spend time with your family and get a chance to relax! Stop by tomorrow to join the weekly wear link up and see my Monday-Friday outfits!

And feel free to connect with me on:
Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Minneapolis a la Mode // Bloglovin’

Винтажные вещи говорят сами за себя. И не вы создаете образ, а образ создает вас. Вчера мы обсуждали в Твиттере, что мода значит для нас, и для меня,

Мода – это наивысшая, чистейшая форма самовыражения 

Но когда я одеваю винтаж, то вещи рассказывают свои истории. Эти вещи были и жили до меня, некоторые из них были сшиты задолго до моего рождения. Поэтому я уважаю винтаж, и храню его в своем гардеробе.

Это темно-синее платье настолько структурировано и архитектурно, что я чувствую себя в нем, как в брючном костюме. Но в нем я чувствую себя настоящей, женственной и уникальной!

А еще я очень рада, что сегодня пятница! Я работала всего лишь 3 дня на этой неделе, но я так устала! Желаю вам отличных выходных и приглашаю вас к себе на блог завтра, потому что по субботам выходит моя регулярная рубрика – Что я Носила/Weekly Wear.

Weekly Wear May 11

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Another week in outfits is here, and once again I managed to skip out on a day! This time I’m missing out a Friday look. But if you read my Thrift Style Thursday post you’ll know that I recently scored a pair of overalls at Ragstock for only $10. That’s what I wore on Friday.

Tuesday’s outfit was also a backup. I was in downtown Minneapolis meeting with Josi and learning about her Kickstarter campaign. After our meeting I went and grabbed a coffee at Caribou, which I then successfully spilt all over my outfit. Yeah, it was one of those days.

Wednesday was PJs day at work, so I wore yoga pants all day! Don’t we all need days like this?

How was your week? Do you have an outfit you want to share? Link it up below, and I’ll make sure to check it out!

Happy Mother’s Day and don’t forget to connect with me:

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Minneapolis a la Mode // Bloglovin’

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I love a plain white T and jeans outfit, and it only makes sense that it’s my go-to look on the weekends! It’s comfy, chic and I can’t even tell you how important a great pair of jeans is!

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I have finally convinced Sam to climb to the top of the stairs at the south side of Main Street in Stillwater! And it was amazing! Oh the view! We also took a walk around the block at the top of the hill. I don’t know what it is about Stillwater, maybe it reminds me of New Jersey, the first place I really lived in in the US… but I love it! It’s just so historical compared to everything in Minnesota! Sam says he’d rather stay on the west side though 🙂

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I am wearing:

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Striped Blazer10 Dollar Mall

The New Icons Shirt – Romwe

Color Block Crossbody Bag10 Dollar Mall

Jeans10 Dollar Mall

Flats 10 Dollar Mall

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I hope you enjoyed the outfit and the pictures! Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Thrift Style Thursday post 🙂 Girls and I will be styling hats!

Xx,

Zhenya

Thrift Style Thursdays: Summer Dress Turned Fall Fab (together with Spoolish)

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I have been looking for a thrift/style blogger to collaborate with for a while, but it’s really hard to do when the person who approaches you (or vice versa) doesn’t read your blog. But that’s not the case with Martyna of Spoolish and me. We’ve been blogging buddies for a while now. I think it’s our passion and love for thrifting that brought us together, as well as our Easter European heritage 😉 She even interviewed me for her blog a few months ago, that was a big honor for me!

We are going to make this a weekly post on both of our blogs, and depending on how it goes, planning on starting link-up parties for our fellow thrift and style bloggers! Hopefully you guys will want to join in!

Our first item is a summer dress, and how to style it for fall:

Since I’m a firm believer that maxi dresses are a fashionista’s version of sweat pants, I decided to style a maxi dress, throw in some bold jewelry and definitely add a chunky sweater. I am a huge fan of wool, because it’s a warm and cozy material, that doesn’t retain unwanted odors. I also threw in some wedge booties, and viola! My stylish, thrifted, fall outfit is ready!

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I am wearing: Mossimo Maxi Dress – thrifted, Ann Taylor sweater – thrifted, Black Wedge booties Enzo Angiolini – thrifted, Being Zhenya necklace from oNecklace, thrifted bracelets and necklaces, Marc by Marc Jacobs watch. My lipstick is Bobbi Brown in shade Slopes.

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Have you also noticed my “Being Zhenya” necklace? Thanks to oNecklace I am now able to wear my blog around my neck 🙂

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And you can get one too on their website, plus you can get 10% off when you use code GIFT at checkout!

Don’t forget to check out Martyna’s post on Spoolish.com!

Have a great Thursday and please let us know if you like the link up idea!

Xx,

Z

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