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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 2015: Portland Head Lighthouse | Coach

Hi, babies! Here is my second outfit from Portland, ME. If you remember my previous post, I wrote about how we visited one of oldest lighthouses in Maine. This place is incredibly beautiful. It was the best decision to snap couple of outfits for my blog! Comparing to Virginia, Maine weather is much cooler.  Even though we saw some people dressed up like it is a hot summer, it didn't work for me. I was freezing! A cozy sweater was necessary to keep me warm. To bring some summer vibes, I chose to wear my new Coach mini bag! I'm just in love with how this perfect bag popped out from the entire monochrome outfit. What is your big trend obsession?
Sweater | C/Meo    Dress | Front Row Shop      Bag | Coach    Shoes | Missguided

Monday, July 27, 2015

July 2015: You can always look like $1K with a $50 dress!

Hello babies!  The last time I was folding clothes, I thought that maybe I should toss or give away some of my stuff that looks pretty used.  My next thought was, "Why do I love this shirt so much?  I don't need it, so why keep it?"  I'm pretty sure many of you have thought the same thing before! Some of my clothes are so old that they barely fit.  I still love them anyway.  It's not like anything was incredibly expensive either.  I would never buy anything over $1K.  I'm sure somebody will call me crazy or ask, "Don't you ever want to have Celine or Chanel bag?"  But you know, I don't!  There are so many other things in life that you can spend your money on instead of one bag!  There isn't strong enough reason to buy these bags and clothes!  Fashion goes fast.  Everything changes within the blink of an eye.   Why do you want this bag?  Because all other famous bloggers or celebrities wear it!  Good advertising makes us want things that we do not need!  Today, the world gives us unlimited resources and opportunities to make an impact in the fashion world.  Clothing stores like Poshmark, Chicwish, and Zara keep pace with fashion at affordable prices.  You can always look like $1K with a $50 dress!  My mom always told me, that during the Soviet Union days, there were not so many stores where you can find trendy items.  It was hard to look different and stylish.  We are lucky in today's world to be able to express our style.
In the spirit of my long thought, I want to show my next elegant look where I spent less than $100. Chicwish has very affordable prices for any fashionista.  Their clothes are not only cheap, but also very stylish and of great quality! My mint mini-bag was totally free after collecting coins at IFCHIC. For pumps, I chose my wedding shoes that I bought at Zappos (2 years ago!). 
Dress: Chicwish     Pumps | Zappos     Mini bag | Ifchic 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

July 2015: "What does Home mean to me?"

You know, I have been living out of my home country (Kazakhstan) for about 7 years, and most people ask me if I miss my home. Most of the time, I say, "Yes, I do! I miss my family, my friends, traditions and everything else there that is important to me!"  Even so, I am comfortable being in new places. I adjust easily. Maybe it's because of my Kazakh nomad heritage. Lol. Every time I move to a new place, I feel that it is my new home. I asked myself today: "What does Home mean to me?"

Home is the place where I'm safe, where music tells me to dance, where nature captures me in her magic circle, where people make me feel happy and make me smile, where inspiration grows and spreads around me, and most important, where my love (husband) motivates me to live and create. I love and enjoy to discover new places, all of which I can call my home!
I wear:   Headphones | Ankit       Ice Cream Phone Case | Ankit    Romper | Missguided

Thursday, July 23, 2015

July 2015: Editorial at York State River Park

For this editorial photo shoot, we decided to drive to York State River Park. You will not believe me, but it was insanely hot (99F), and it started rain before we got to the park. I was quite unhappy, because of the rain, but at same time, it is the best time to shoot during cloudy weather. Even though we were sweating when trying to get to the lake, I changed my outfit and we started to shoot! My curls went down and my make-up looked like I cried. I had no choice but to wear sunglasses. I planned from the beginning how will I style this look. This incredibly beautiful printed skirt is from Chicwish, which I wore with a striped "top" (it is a romper, sssshhhhh, that's a secret).
Skirt | Chicwish    Top/Romper | here   Necklace | Made by Me