Thrifting for Treasure and Shopping for Sales

This weeks thrifting for treasure is going to be mixed with some sales that I was able to score yesterday at Macy’s. And even though I don’t shop retail on a regular basis, the Macy’s sale is something that is hard to miss. And once you see my finds, you’ll understand one!

But I am going to start with the Salvation Army finds! $1.99 100% silk skirt, originally from Sears, the brand is called First Issue, and since I don’t shop at Sears, I am not really familiar with their lines. Anyways, this beautiful forest green color is going to look amazing with some of my chunky sweaters in the winter, and I am not even going to start on the spring and summer 2012 trends πŸ˜‰

Even though I usually don’t buy Target brands at the thrift stores, I couldn’t resist this Mossimo loose sweater/wrap. It only cost $2.50, so what the heck, thought I and added this baby to my cart!

My final find was this Betty Hanson red dress, perfect for the holidays. Besides some of my readers have already started asking for Christmas apparel ideas. Once this dress is cleaned, styled and photographed, you are going to be amazed! The cool thing about it is that it’s made in Italy too!

Β I also picked up some toiletries, and finally got some of my stuff back from NJ, where it was being held hostage πŸ˜‰

I also fell a victim to the Macy’s one day sale. The savings were amazing, the brands were my favorite, and my husband was all for it!

The dress is DKNY Jeans, and the tops are American Rag! Needless to say, I couldn’t have been happier! Hope you are having a great week, it’s almost over too πŸ™‚

xo,

ZhenyAH!

Becoming more Feminine

I know I am already feminine, I wear dresses and heels, and put on make-up every day, but today while I was at SPSS on South Lyndale Ave, I decided that I need more girlyness in my life.

So how do I do that?

1. First of all – I am not going to wear T-shirts anymore, the kind that looks like this:

I actually wore the exact same shirt today, lol! These shirts are only going to be left in my closet for one reason – to work out! Even when you go to sleep – wear some sexy pajamas.

2. No baggy, loose pants or boyfriend jeans.

I have a pair of loose Ralf Lauren shorts size 4 which I freecycled back in NYC, and my husband hates them. Today he told me that my butt looks big in them πŸ™‚ That’s his way of telling me to get rid of those shorts.

Mine are the same style, but navy blue. My advice is to simply wear pants that fit! Also a tip – Boyfriend jeans look good on girls with flat butts (seriously) – if you have curves – don’t be afraid to show them!

3. Accessorize!

Scarves, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets are going to be your best friend. And remember Coco Chanel’s famous quote – “take oneΒ thingΒ off before leaving the house”!

4. Say good bye to ugly shoes (flip-flops from Old Navy or other cheap stores – leave those for the beach). FYI – UGGS are ugly too, in fact I think UGG is a derivative from UGLY. Besides they don’t support the arch of your foot, and that’s not good!

5. Make-up is your best friend, and the older you get, the more helpful it becomes:)

Also check out these YouTube gurus, especially their make-up tutorials, pay attention to the before and then after πŸ™‚

http://www.youtube.com/user/Lisasz09

http://www.youtube.com/user/emilynoel83Β 

6. Make sure you take time to groom yourself – hair, skin and body need to be in top shape! I do know some girly girls who let themselves go, and then they become fat and ugly, and all the cuteness is gone. I am sorry, but it’s true. So invest some money into regular hair cuts, skin care products and good tennis shoes.

And remember – investing money into beauty procedures isn’t just the celebrities’ prerogative – you can do it too, and you can do it on a budget! There are plenty of beauty recipes on a budget!

I hope you all have a fabulous night, tomorrow I am going to blog about staying fit without going to the gym – and some foods that keep me skinny!

Hardcore CRIME!

Alright, no one did anything, don’t panic. I just want to share smth that’s been on my mind ever since I got back from the mall. Yes, I went to the mall today, mom had a gift card to one of the make up stores, so I went to spend it (on her, and well I got something for myself too πŸ™‚ ) Anyways, I am going to talk about white pants today. For some reason, once the summer cometh, everyone is obsessed with them! Well, a lot of women forget that white pants need to go hand in hand or butt cheek in butt cheek with white underwear. And I saw that living in NYC too, I am not only blaming the Russian women for that!

Since I was too shy to take a pic with my phone, here is a link to a different blog where you can visualize what I am talking about, though I would highly recommend you didn’t, it can cause emotional instability!

http://laist.com/2007/06/12/white-pants-suck.php

So there I was in a store, in the presence of a 15-16 year old girl wearing white pants and a pair of blue underwear. And you know how in Russian stores security guards follow you everywhere you go? Yeah, I am pretty sure he was following that girl for all the wrong reasons. PERV!

So, dear ladies, please, please, please double check before you leave your house! I mean we all dress in front of the mirror, don’t we?

And plus, there is always this VS alternative

Thank you Victoria’s Secret!