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FRIENDSGIVING #MyKindOfHoliday

Having now permanently lived in the States for over two years, I can definitely say that this is my favorite time of year! October brings beautiful colors into our yards, Halloween candy and treats are followed by November and Thanksgiving, and then, Christmas is right around the corner.

This morning I was browsing Pinterest for holiday decor and DIY ideas, and have fallen in love with the holidays even more. This year I have a whole house to decorate! And Target has great decor and entertainment ideas.

And how can I forget about the holiday fashion? Check out these amazing styling options:

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I especially love the fur!

With these accessories you will be the IT girl of every party!

One thing about being an immigrant is one can often be alone during the holidays. So this year I am planning on celebrating something called Friendsgiving, inviting a few friends over, sharing the laughs, the joys of friendship, and of course the drinks!

White Russian

Shirley Temple

Would you come to my party?

Happy Friday,

Z

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target. But, as always, the holiday picks, ideas and opinions are all my own.

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Styling 3.1 Philip Lim // Review

After bringing home a quiet extensive amount of Philip Lim’s collection for Target Sunday morning, my first thought was – I have to clean! I know you are probably thinking, you should’ve been celebrating, because you were one of the lucky happy shoppers. Yes, there were so many negative reviews and opinions, that I know were experience and not collection related, but I am not going to focus on that! So yes, I did clean, organized my clothes, threw out an idea for other Minnesota Bloggers to organize a Clothing Swap (let me know if you are interested)! Did laundry, laundry and more laundry. Went through my mail, my email, my magazines (most of which ended up in the recycling anyways!), cooked…

And finally, finally at about noon, I put some of it on! And loved it…

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Boom Sweater – Philip Lim for Target, Green Button down – Philip Lim for Target, Mini Satchel in Taupe – Philip Lim for Target, Jeans – Express, Boots – Mossimo

Yesterday was an amazing, emotions filled day, I can’t even describe what a fashion collaboration hype can do to you! Was it worth it? I think so!

Me personal opinion on the bags is – they are good quality, very well made (unfortunately in China, but that’s where all of Target’s stuff comes from). The little metal hooks that attach the strap to the mini satchel are the only thing that look cheapish, but that’s just their color.  The mini satchel fits a large wallet, the front pocket is perfect for your iPhone. I tried putting my Nokia Lumia 928 in there, and that wouldn’t fit! Plus car keys, a small makeup bag or kit. I can definitely compare it to my vintage Coach cross body that you see in a lot of pictures when it comes to what it can fit!

Now for the clothes – I know a lot of people were complaining and saying that the clothes were poor quality, the stitching was off, etc. But the pieces that I got all look well made (for Target – and that’s the one thing I think people most often forget, that it’s TARGET! It’s not the same manufacturer who creates for the designer, and even if it is, well, they won’t be getting paid as much!) I absolutely love the Boom Sweater! It was one of the things that I really wanted, and couldn’t be happier to get! Can’t wait to style the skirt and the other bags for you!

Xx,

Z

 

 

{27 Dresses} Dress 9: Way Up North

A couple weeks ago I went up north and stayed with some friends in a cabin. Surprisingly enough I pulled off wearing a dress even up there! Here is the proof ;)

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Dress: Target (my little shopping therapy after a rough day at work! Yes, even toddler teachers have hard days!), Belt: Target

I also got to meet neighbor’s dog! Isn’t she something?

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And watch sunset on the dock:

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But I have to admit, my favorite part of the day was getting to see and hang out with this child:

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I love you, Ingrid! I can’t believe you are almost 3!

I hope you all had a great weekend! I won a gift card from Marshall’s through their Project Fab on Facebook and have been spending that, so new outfit posts to come! As well as some DIY’s! Only if Marshall’s sold paint… sigh

Until next time,

Zhenya

All pictures were taken with my Nokia Lumia phone provided by Verizon! It was really helpful this time around, I shared Internet with my friends, took awesome pictures and even finished The Mindy Project on Hulu!

Disclousure: I am participating in a Verizon Wireless blogger program, and received the device and 6 months of service for free, in exchange for my honest opinion. For more information, please click on the Verizon Voices Icon!

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{27 Dresses} Dress 4: Art Show

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
Pablo Picasso
I am pretty sure you know where I am going with this one ;) Last night we had our annual art show at work, and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Everyone did such a good job of showing off their classroom’s projects!
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Dress – Target (Shops collection – thrifted) Shoes – my 6 year old shoes from Russia (which I think are finally going to kick the bucket :( I noticed a tiny hole on the toe last night *SIGH*)
If you want to see more ideas on how I wore the same dress, but back in spring click HERE
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Have a fabulous day everyone!
XO,
Z

Swings and Fashion Things

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After channeling out my inner Lumberjack woman and spending 4 hours trimming the hedge at our new house yesterday morning, I knew I had to go back into fashionista mode, and pulled together this cute and simple outfit to share with you guys!

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Top – Gap, thrifted Savers//Skirt – Michael Kors, thrifted, Housing Works//Shoes – Target //

Watch – stole from Sam//Hat – thrifted, Goodwill// Necklace – H&M//Bag – Old Navy

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I also spent some time channeling my inner child and went on the swings! I absolutely love it, and I am so happy there is a playground near by where I can go and be silly whenever I want ;)

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Have a wonderful day dolls! Who are you going to channel today?

Xo,

Z

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A couple weeks ago I attended one of the Minnesota bloggers meet-up events, which was a yoga class lead by Katie of  Strawberry Halls Forever. It was an amazing experience, not only because I got to meet other bloggers in the area, but also because it was my very first yoga class!

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I have been doing yoga for over 4 years now, but never in a group! I am a loner (read cheapskate ;) ) when it comes to working out. I love my work out DVDs and videos I find on YouTube (check out Fitness Blender – it’s one of the best resources out there!)

Now I got into yoga by accident, and let me explain how it happened! Back in my good old nannying days when I lived on the Upper West Side everyone and everything breathed and talked yoga! You see I was always more of a runner, and I loved my strength training as well! Remember Cindy Crawford’s videos from the 1990′s? Those were my go-to workouts for many years! My mom got me into them back when I was in 8th grade! And I still do them 2-3 times a week, though I’ve switched over to Jillian Michaels since then! But let’s return to the UWS though… I was really into FIT.TV and since the family I worked for had Warner Cable, I took advantage of it every day! I got into Gilad’s workouts, and Namaste Yoga by Kate Potter was on right after! So I gave it a shot and FELL IN LOVE! And have been doing it ever since! I tried other workouts by other instructors, but Kate Potter won me over!

And even though I’ve been doing yoga all by myself for a long time, I feel like it’s one of those experiences you need to live through as a group, so one of my goals this summer is to find a yoga class to join, so if you know of a good one in Minneapolis and western suburbs area, please let me know!

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Another thing that I’ve come to realize is that I don’t really have any good yoga clothes, and to me being fashionable at yoga is much more important than when I go for a run. So as I was looking for cute yoga clothes, I came across C9 brand at Target!

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They have very affordable and stylish work out clothes, designed specifically for yogis :) And if you watch their website close enough, you can get coupons and discounts on C9 brand pretty often!

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Show style and strength in this yoga top by C9 by Champion, exclusive to Target!

3312 Bust a (yoga) move in these stylish, snazzy pants from C9 by Champion, a Target-exclusive line of fitness.

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Love yoga? Or just love comfy, stylish yoga pants that keep you covered no matter what? Whatever your yoga pants-wearing style, C9 by Champion at Target has you covered!

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What gives you peace and strength? Whatever motivates you, C9 by Champion apparel has you covered!
I am definitely going to Target to get myself some cute and colorful yoga tops and comfy stretchy pants (don’t worry, those will be worn to yoga classes alone ;) ) Where do you shop for yoga clothes and what type/style of yoga would you recommend?
Xo,
Z
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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.

Mustard, please!

I have done it, I have found the perfect mustard pants! And since I didn’t know what to wear them with today I went for my Ralph Lauren denim shirt. It’s my go-to shirt for almost every occasion, a comfort cloth of sorts! I used to have another “comfort cloth” piece of clothing before that, a gray American Rag cardigan I got at Macy’s a long long time ago! I think it’s still there somewhere in the depths of my closet in Russia!

Do you have any items in your closet that are like this? Let me know, would love to hear what everyone else is obsessing with!

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I am wearing:

Shoes – Target // Pants – NoBo (don’t judge now, nothing wrong with a WalMart brand!) – thrifted

Denim Shirt – Ralph Lauren // Sunnies – Lucky The Weekender // Necklace – GoFavor.com //

Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Also, check out my latest thrift haul (I will admit, I was too lazy to take pics of everything, so I took a video instead)

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Xo,

Z

PS.  Linked up with – Marionberry Style, Small Town Big Wardrobe, and ThePleatedPoppy – WIW (What I Wore) Challenge 

What does $25 Get you at the Goodwill? And Wild Horses OOTD!

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Last Saturday I got to stop by at one of the Goodwills I rarely go to – the Goodwill in Stillwater! I will tell you right away, that this place is pricey, especially if you compare it to the one in Hopkins! But I was still able to score some amazing finds:

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Horse poncho – $9.99

Suede a.n.a. boots – $9.99

Two pairs of tights from Target – $0.99 each

Benefit Dandelion Blush – $1.99 – Yes, I bought makeup at a thrift shop, but in my defense – it was all packaged, sealed and blush makeup has a very long shelf life! More over I think it would’ve been a crime to walk past it and not get it, since this blush retails for $28!

I think I was really excited for everything but the tights. The tights were more of a necessity! But I love my poncho and the boots to death! I would sleep in those boots if I could! And the poncho too, yes, most definitely!

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What does $25 get you at your local Goodwill?

Happy Hump Day! The week is almost over!

Xo,

Z

 

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