Sweater Weather

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While I am here buried under my homework, Minnesota is buried under the snow. Sweater weather is here, along with  heavy coat weather, and Sorel boots weather. They are saying it will rain on Sunday, which means Monday we are going to skate all over the highways!

I hope you are all doing well. I am having a little spending problem here… (seriously everywhere from MOA, to Goodwill to online!) So excuse me while I go shop online some more 😉 Unless you want to join me! Haha

How amazing are all these gloves, turtleneck sweaters and jackets?

Gloves Jackets Turtlenecks

 

Old Navy Haul (Super Cash in Action)

You all know how I feel about certain brands, and that I will never wear Aeropostale or Hollister or whatever else junior high girls wear these days. I am 25 for Christ’s sake!

Surprisingly I’ve been able to find certain items at Old Navy that I like. Remember my post about Easter? That skirt came from ON, as well as some of my new T-shirts for the summer, which I don’t think I’ve shown to anyone, but I’ve been wearing them to work, and in all honesty, I’ll be extremely happy if they last me through the summer. Those t-shirts and all of my dresses, heh!

Anyways, today’s haul was in a way “sponsored” by my previous shopping trip to ON, when I was given $20 in super cash. If you don’t know how Super Cash works, it’s basically a 50% off coupon, that includes clearance and sale items and everything in between. And my super cash was going to expire on 4/17!

And it was cold today, and I wasn’t sure whether I should go, well you know, the usual blah blah blah

I ended up coming home with 2 bags full and all I spent was $25!

So here is what I got:

$4.17

$1.94

$1.94

$1.94

$6.12

$3.05

$3.05

$3.07

My receipt and another coupon 🙂 Yes, they are doing everything to lure me back in, and they are succeeding!

I can’t wait to show you how to style and accessorize these items! Especially the sweaters, since I have a special make-over in mind for those! I am sure you’ve noticed how loose everything is! Yes, I am into loose tops this season, skinny jeans and loose tops, what can be better?

Let me know what you think about this haul, and ON as a brand in general!

Cheers my fellow fashionistas and shopaholics 😉

Z

Многие из вас знают, как я отношусь к определенным маркам одежды,  и что я никогда не одену что-либо, купленное в Aeropostale или Hollister,  или в каких-то других магазинах, популярных среди учениц старших классов школы. Мне 25 как-никак!

Но к моему удивлению, я уже несколько раз нахожу подходящую одежду в магазине Old Navy. Вы читали мой пост про Пасху? Юбка, которая в тот день была на мне, была куплена как раз в этом магазине!  Я также прикупила там несколько маек, которые я никому не показывала, но уже носила на работу 😉 На самом деле я буду рада, если эти футболки продержатся хотя бы это лето! Футболки и многочисленные платья – что еще нужно летом? Ах да, шорты!

Сегодняшний поход в магазин был “спонсирован” (лучше сказать – спровоцирован!) моим предыдущим походом в ON, когда мне дали купон на скидку в размере $20, или так называемые Супер Наличные. Если вы никогда не слышали про такие “деньги”, это обычный купон на 50% скидку, который можно использовать на покупку вещей, которые на распродаже (sale) и на очень хорошей распродаже (clearance) ну и на прочие товары! И срок действия купона заканчивался 17 апреля!

Сегодня было холодно (снег с дождем утром :/ ) и я все думала, стоит ли вообще ехать по магазинам, ну в общем все как обычно…

В итоге, я вернулась домой с 2 сумками, потратив всего лишь 25 баксов!

(Фотографии и все цены смотреть выше! На последней фотке мой чек и еще один купон – в общем они заманивают меня обратно как только могут!)

Скоро будут посты про наряды дня, и какие аксессуары я добавила к купленным сегодня вещам! Обратите внимание на свитера, про них будет отдельный пост, так как у меня есть особая задумка 😉

Напишите мне что вы думаете про Old Navy как бренд и про мои покупки!

Особенный привет всем модницам и шопоголикам!

Всего самого!

Z

Outfit Musings

As I lay there in bed awake at 3am, I found myself creating different possible outfits for the upcoming week. Holidays are coming up, so a girl needs to look her best, esp. when going out.

I will post my looks once I wear them, don’t want to spoil it for you all. But I found some similar outfits on line, so you can get an idea of what I am going to look like this winter!

Maxi Skirts and Sweaters:

 Dresses:

Hats and scarves:

Happy Monday,

xo

PS. Did I tell you I am in love with bacon now? Also tomorrow – a BeingZhenya special – Christmas wreath DIY, so don’t forget to check back tomorrow!

 

Thrifting for Treasure: It’s getting colder outside edition

Fall is finally here. It rained all day yesterday, when it didn’t rain, it drizzled, when it didn’t drizzle, the sky was gray and it was windy. Good thing I stocked up on sweaters and outerwear! You know how some animals start eating before the winter, to gain some fat? Well I am like that with clothes – warm clothes. Since I am not planning on fattying myself up, but rather staying the 117 lb that I am, I choose fashion to satisfy my need for warmth, that and my husband! He is a great heater 😉

I wanted to share some of my finds with you and how to style them. (Since I only do laundry over the weekend, it’s going to be a while until I actually post pictures of myself wearing these items, so just be patient with me 🙂 )

We are going to start with the sweaters. Both are Macy’s brands, and one of them came with tags attached! I love finding brand new things at the Salvation Army.

1. Norwegian pattern sweater

I bet most of you thought I was talking about a sweater with reindeer on it! No, I am far from wearing Rudolph on my sweater. I was never into the whole trend of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters on my clothes! Anyways, here are the two ways how you can style a sweater like this:

a) with skinny Jeans

b) with a skirt and a pair of boots

I know that in this picture the sweater is pretty cut off, but you get the idea! Plus I have that exact same skirt, that I can’t wait to wear with my new sweater! By the way it’s Evan-Picone, a Macy’s brand, and it only cost me $3.99 😉

2. Tribal print Sweater

It’s a fitted sweater by Charter Club. With tags still attached, and a little sample of gray string to mend it if necessary! This was a $3.99 purchase, but it was also a white tag, which meant it was 50% off, Boo-Yah!

How to wear something tribal:

a) With skinny jeans and a solid color scarf

You don’t want to overkill the look with some striped or other patterned scarf, so going for a solid color is your best bet!

b) As a mini dress

These ones are available at Bloomingdales, but the sweater that I bought can also be worn as a mini dress. Though I will have to lose another 5-7 lb before I can come out in public like that.

c) with leggings or jeggings

I am really digging this whole nerdy look, with the hair pulled into a bun like that and some geeky glasses! If you find a norwegian pattern sweater that’s long enough, you could pull this look off as well.

3. Gray maxi skirt

This was the cheapest item in my cart before all the discounts – only $2.99. Plus it’s Green Cotton, made in Denmark! How cool is that!?!

So here are some ideas on how to style this amazing find:

a) wear it with a bright top, because almost all colors go well with gray!

b) go all gray

Don’t forget to choose accessories that will stand out!

c) Layer it up with white

d) Style Copycats

Hillary Duff or Ashley Olsen? You choose!

I hope you guys enjoyed my thrift finds! Let me know what you all think!

Xo,

ZhenyAH!

PS. The total price of everything was $11, but I paid only $7.22, thanks to the half price tags and the 25% off coupon that I got through the Choose to Reuse program!