Independence Day Ready! Red, White and Blue, with a bit of Turquoise too!

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July,4 is one of my favorite holidays! And today I am going to share my Independence Day outfit variation! I hope you enjoy it! I wore this to work today, because like I mentioned in my last post, I am letting my cute clothes out of the closet! And you should too!

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SkirtVintage, thrifted,Goodwill //ย TopGap, thrifted, Savers //ย SandalsMossimo, Target //ย BeltSam’s ๐Ÿ˜‰ //ย WatchMarc by Marc Jacobs //ย Necklacethrifted, Steeple People

Have a great Independence Day and don’t forget to check out my new blog called Story and a Half of Our Life – dedicated to our new house, all related DIY and home decor projects! All refashions, beauty, style and thrift related posts will stay on BeingZhenya!



2012 in Outfits

Happy 2013! Here is to more subscribers, readers, followers, and quality posts, and to a 365 times better year!

Feel free to click on the month to be taken to the original post!

I do have to come clean, I didn’t have any outfits for January and February, so I substituted them with a couple outfits from March and April ๐Ÿ™‚

January 2012



February 2012


March 2012


April 2012


May 2012


June 2012

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July 2012


August 2012


September 2012


October 2012

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November 2012

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December 2012

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And don’t forget that:






Happy 2013!



Best Thrift/Consignment Finds of 2012

2013 is almost here, and I thought it would be a good idea to somehow sum up this year. I did it in yesterday’s post by reviewing my best (In my opinion) refashions. Today I am going to share my favorite/best thrift finds of the past year!

And don’t forget to CLICK on the image to see the full post ๐Ÿ™‚

10. $ 15 Rock Band Drums – Brand New in box from Target Overstock/Salvation Army Warehouse distric, and spotted by my husband! I do feel like I need to inspire more male thrifters in this world, that’s why #10 is going to Sam ๐Ÿ™‚

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9. A very Paul Gauguin dress

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Love this dress, perfect for the summer, even if you don’t know who Paul Gauguin is ๐Ÿ˜‰

8. Vintage Polka Dot Top


7. I got Xanax in my pockets sweater


Yes, there were 2 Xanax pills in the pocket of this Pure sweater! Not so pure after all, is it? I will never tell what I did with them!

6. Leather “Basket Weave” Style shoes


5. A Very Zig Zag Dress

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4. Vintage Folk Skirt

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3. Via Spiga Coatย 

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2. Corso Como $6 boots


1. London Fog leather backpack, found at Empty The Nest store in Burnsville, December 29, 2012. The search for a perfect backpack is now complete! I will never need another one again!


More about this amazing find later!

Happy 2013, and hopefully next year will be 365 times better for all of you, and may it be filled with thrifted and vintage goodies, and a little sweetness on the side!


Walking my New Shoes

I’ve been dying to wear my new thrifted Cabin Creek shoes. And today, I finally did ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is what else I wore

Cabin Creek shoes – Goodwill – $4.99

Vintage Skirt – Salvation Army – $1.99

Grandma’s top and necklace – PRICELESS

Vintage Coach Bag – Steeple People – $10








Hope you al had an awesome weekend!



Rehearsal Dinner Outfit

So it’s been a few days since the wedding and the rehearsal dinner, but I kinda feel like bragging about my rehearsal dinner outfit. I apologize for bragging in advance, but if you are a vintage lover like me, you’ll understand why ๐Ÿ™‚

So here is what I wore (I am the one on the right, in case you were wondering):

So let me break this down for you: top – Banana Republic – freecycled in NYC, belt- also freecycled in NYC, skirt – vintage Sophisticates by Pendleton – $1.99 – Salvation army. Too bad my Etra clutch isn’t in any of these pics, but it’s in my previous post. Now I wore all this with this pair of shoes from Target (these were my emergency shoes that I bought when my sandals broke in the middle of the street, and they go amazingly well with this outfit)

The shoes were on Clearance for about $13, I believe. Now the total outfit comes down to $16, not bad for a rehearsal dinner, I think ๐Ÿ™‚

Tomorrow I will let you in on another secret about the skirt!




PS. Our rehearsal dinner was held at Buce di Beppo – amazing place if you ask me!

My Vintage Collection – Part 3 – Jewelry and Purses

This is the last post about my vintage collection. Today I’ll show you some jewelry and purses that I acquired, hope you enjoy them!

1. Brooches and Pins. These are all vintage. The one on the bottom right is

missing a stone, I just need to buy one, and glue it in! The one on the top right is a pin I usually wear on my hand-made Italian coat that I got at a garage sale in Murray Hill for $1. The apple pin was a perfect find for me, because I work as a teacher. I wonder when my Grandma got them all?

2. Earrings and Pins. All earrings are gold, which of course makes them even more special.

Now I’m not so certain gem-wise, I need to go get them appraised. Pay attention to the pin on the top right – I love the green of the flower (as one of my fellow vintage lovers noticed – I love florals, and flowers, and basically everything that has to do with them!)

3. Bracelet. I know that this bracelet is definitely from the 80’s, it used to belong to my mom.







4. Purses.












5. Uncategorized

A vintage shirt that makes you want to sing “I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike…”








A beige jacket.








A one size fits all kind of white top with a vintage necklace







And a “paper bag” skirt







Love and Lace Flowers,


PS. Comments and suggestions, as well as corrections, are appreciated and welcomed!