Denim on Denim

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Guess Denim Dress (similar)/ Ferre Jacket (similar) / Ivanka Trump Boots (similar)
Kate Space Violet Kinslee Handbag (on sale!) / Gina Made It B&W Stripes Turban (c/o)

Last weekend proved that there are plenty of ways to embrace my “Russianness” here in New York. I’m not talking about meeting my Eastern European friends (I do it regularly), but rather…enjoying Russian food! I spoke a few times on my blog about not being a fan of eating Russian cuisine on a regular basis, as most Russian dishes are too heavy and not gluten-free. However, there are a few restaurants that propose gourmet versions of my favorite Russian delicacies that I don’t mind at all.

Last weekend, Ben and I met our good friends for brunch at the Russian restaurant Mari Vanna in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, and it was one of the best Russian culinary places I’ve been to here in New York. Pickled veggies, handmade jams—it was a nostalgic food heaven!

On that relaxed Sunday, I decided to wear my new denim dress combined with my old beloved Ferre jacket. Denim on denim seems like a new big thing—and I was thinking, why not try it? You probably remember these suede OTK boots from my spring break destinations post, but the bag is brand new. It’s by Kate Spade, a brand I’m feeling more and more passionate about. There is also a preppy turban by Gina Made It, a striped brother (or sister) of this fuchsia pony scarf you saw last week.

How often do you meet friends for brunch? Have you ever tried Russian cuisine?

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  • I love the restaurant Mari Vanna! I ate at their Washington DC branch and tried to speak Russian there…I minored in Russian in college but am so rusty! Also, love your purse 🙂
    Xx, K

    • Ohh that’s so sweet! I had no idea they had a restaurant in DC too!

      Wow that’s so exciting to hear that you studied Russian! I’m trying to teach my boy-friend a few words, but he says this is the most difficult language he ever tried to learn.

  • Anna Hubbard

    This outfit is absolutely STUNNING! I love everything about it!
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  • Carolin

    I had Russian in school for 8 (!) years and my teacher was so passionate about the culture so I know a few dishes (fish soup, soljanka, blini, palmeni ect). Denim will be a massive trend this year and I can totally see why: you look fabulous, the jacket is to die for! hope we’ll speak soon xxxx

    Caz | Style Lingua

    • That’s so sweet of you, Carolin! You know so many Russian dishes – it’s amazing! I wish I knew how to cook any of them ;))

  • You look so pretty in this denim on denim look with the OTKs. And your bag is really pretty as well. Great look hun!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  • Alexia Rebing

    I agree, denim on denim is huge right now. At first I wasn’t sure if I liked it but I’m beginning to be very fond of if!! Looking good! Love the bag too! Kate Spade is definitely a great brand.


    • I am obsessed with everything Kate Spade lately! Have you seen an ice cream truck bag? It’s such an eye candy!

      Yes, denim in general is not my favorite thing, but I had this designer jacket in my closet for so long that I decided to give it a try. After this one experiment, I am wearing more and more denim piece those days!

  • Russian cuisine is something I’m totally interested in and in my old neighborhood in Queens there used to be a lot! I’ve heard of that Maria Vanni place, I think they’re known for having a really great brunch buffet!


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    • Yes, that’s exactly what we’ve tried – their brunch buffer is amazing! I’ve been there a few times during the week and was not very impressed thought… Perhaps, because I am not a fan of Russian food :0) However, I do recommend to check it out on the weekend – the crowd and food is so good!