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StyleSprinter Voodoo Vixen Polly V Tiki Shorts

I have a no-joke problem with adapting to the American lifestyle. My English is okay overall, but there are two words that I can’t pronounce correctly 99% of the time. They are ‘short’ and ‘shirt.’ I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I asked at the store for shorts and ended up with a bunch of t-shirts and vice versa. Ben and his mom gave me multiple pronunciation lessons on how to distinguish those two words, but somehow those lessons didn’t stick with me. Funny enough, if I try to explain what I am wearing in those photos, you will probably have no problem with understanding what I mean: shOrts and a shIrt. Haha!

Katya Bychkova StyleSprinter Russian Bloggervoodoovixen Polly V Highwaisted Tiki Shortsvoodoovixen Polly V Tiki ShortsPolly V Highwaisted Tiki Shorts

Voodoo Vixen Polly V Highwaisted Tiki Shorts (c/o) // Guess Off-the Shoulder Top (also love this one)
Gastone Lucioli Wedges (sold out; similar) // Urban Outfitters Round Readers
Photos by Vital Agibalow

  • that’s a simple & tiny mistake. at least you know more than your native tongue which is more than I can say for myself. I know little bits of French, & Spanish but that’s about it. I love this colorful look. :]

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    • Ohh you are so sweet, Carmen! Thanks for your support!

      I start learning French this September and I am concerned that it might also influence my pronunciation… Imagine how I will be speaking English with Russian and French accents at the same time? LOL We’ll see how it goes ;))

  • Megan

    That is funny, but people understand! I love those fun shorts!

    • Yeah they understand in most of the situations. Wait when I start learning French this September though as there will be much more opportunities for language confusion LOL

  • Ellen Smith

    I think it is so cute that you have trouble with pronunciation. I am sure you’ll get the hang of it soon. Your outfit is gorgeous though. 🙂 I love both the crop top and the vibrant shorts, they make your outfit pop with colour which is lovely in the summer!


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    • Thank you, Ellen! It takes A LOT OF time to fix my pronunciation but I think I am doing okay. Those are just a couple of words that I still confuse. Well, one day my English will be perfect (hahaha does it sound realistic? ;)) Have a wonderful day, dear! xoxo

  • GoFashiondeals

    You are too cute! It’s ok if you can’t pronounce some words. Love your outfit! Those shorts are amazing!!! 🙂

    • Thanks so much! :)) Yes, I’ve been wearing those shorts non-stop. For instance, we recently attended Foo Fighters concerts and I wore those with my red Melissa shoes. Very comfy! xoxo

  • LOL at shorts and shirts! Having moved to Canada, I finally realized that my pronunciation has not been perfect too. Oops! What lipstick are you wearing here? That shade is stunning!

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  • Hahahha at least it’s only two words. When I taught English in Korea I used to get so many of the words confused when they would speak to me! Loving these shorts on you! The print is so gorgeous!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Well, those are two words that I’m aware of… Who knows how many more I pronounce incorrectly hahahha ;)))

      Thanks for your comment, sweet Denise!

  • oooh, you are working these shorts! Love the look!


  • Those shorts are amazing! I love how you brought the tropics into the city! Thanks for linking up and being themed with us on Start the Week Stylish
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