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How to Style Two Striped Pieces in One Look

Remember my recent new blog series on Spring 2017 trends? I jump started it by saying that stripes will be super trendy for the upcoming season and that I was planning on updating my collection with a few stripe items. A few…

Spring 2017 Trends - Stripes

Spring 2017 Trends: Stripes

ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE // SIX SEVEN // EIGHT // NINE // TEN // ELEVEN // TWELVE Technically speaking, spring beings this weekend. Regardless actual weather (like blizzard that happened in New York on…


Feminism… According to Russians

If you follow me on InstaStories, you know that last Wednesday I attended an International Women’s Day celebration hosted by one of my favorite fashion retailers, Farfetch. The star of the night, an Instagram famous poet and women’s rights…


Military Meets Denim

Military trend is in full swing this winter, same as kick-flare jeans. Trying to finally build relationships with denim clothes, I decided to combine these two trends and see if I feel more comfortable wearing jeans. Well, technically these…

TopShop Moto Embroidered Jamie Jeans

Trend Alert: Embroidered Denim

With the new trend on embellished and embroidered denim my usually small jeans collection is rapidly growing. I just started getting used to my pearl decorated jeans and—bam!—TopShop launched their new jeans collection and literally killed it! To say that I…


3 Ways to Style a Velvet Blazer

Judging on what I saw at New York Fashion Week this and last seasons, velvet is not going anywhere. That’s actually super great news for our wallets as you can wear velvet pieces from last season in spring and fall…


How To Stop Your OTK Boots From Sliding Down

I didn’t write about New York Fashion Week on the blog this season (instead, I sent the update to my newsletter subscribers), but this is one of the looks that I wore to the shows. Well, with a slight…


Body Positive

While I consider myself to be experienced in styling different types of clothes, there is one item that is rarely welcome to my wardrobe—a bodysuit. I’m one of those girl who wear skirts and dresses all the time, but somehow…


How to Wear Color on Valentine’s Day

I was going through my Instagram the other day and noticed that all the looks my blogger friends dedicate to Valentine’s Day are playing around three main colors. Black (because it’s universal). Red (because it’s a color of love.…


Ordinary Things That Make Me Happy

Last week, I went out to pick some flowers for the house and was somewhat surprised when a person selling flowers asked me, “Are you having a party?” I don’t know why exactly he said that, but I assume…


How To Wear Summer Clothes in Winter

If I was a famous Russian writer Anton Chekhov I would say, “Just add a faux fur vest to it!” But I’m not a short story genius so here comes my long story describing pretty much the same thing.…

Retro Florals Trend 2017

Friday Ten: Retro Florals

I’ve always been skeptical about floral prints because oftentimes these remind me Soviet-style wallpapers, but this season something has changed as so many designers came out with amazing floral print pieces. Whether you like it or not, florals are…

Ted Baker Black Coat

It’s Good To Be Back

While I truly enjoyed ditching all of my fancy clothes while going through my fashion detox, I have to admit that it’s good to be back! There is something magical about dressing up, putting on a pair of sparkly heels,…

what to wear during fashion detox

Reflections on Fashion Detox

In case you don’t know, earlier this month Ben, Lilusik, and I went to Florida where we had the most relaxing vacation ever! No makeup, no cooking, no tours, no dinner plans—all we did is just sitting near the…

Best Colorful Winter Accessories of 2017

Friday Ten: Colorful Winter Essentials

When we arrived home from vacation, I couldn’t believe how cold it is. I know it’s all about comparison of Florida and New York, but it was way too windy and gloomy even for Russia where I am originally from. For…

Friday Ten - Love Is In The Air

Friday Ten: Love Is In The Air

Winter holidays have just ended and retailers already released Valentine’s Day inspired pieces. Whether it’s a sweater, dress, or a handbag, I’m really enjoying all of the sentimental pieces featuring hearts and kisses. As you probably already know, my…


How Much Lace Is Too Much?

It might be a bit off the season for my readers from New York, but I packed this white lace dress with me on vacation and I really feel like sharing my thoughts about it. Ben took photos of…

Fitness Outfits

Why 2017 Is The Year of Juicing

New Year should be about resolutions, right? Well, I have one that I actually already started working on back in 2016. For the last few months I tried… drinking more juice! I’m not talking about pre-packaged sugary ones that…

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Holiday Hair with Aveda & FourteenJay

Remember my post on when I changed my hair color from blonde to brunette at the FourteenJay salon? This week, I had just another great occasion to attend this exquisite hair salon as Aveda invited me for a fun holiday event.…