Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I'm reflecting on all the little and big things I'm thankful for today. In the past year I've realized the importance of family and friends. Enjoy today with the people you love, treasure them, and eat as much pumpkin pie as you can. Caloroies count tomorrow :) My mom created this beautiful table arrangement! Queen Victoria gets in the way of everything.



Oh here's a little something, something :) my kitty is a model too LOL!!
Today my second guest blog has been released! It's been a pleasure styling clothes with an unorthodox twist. Casual and comfortable can be fashionable too! Here are a few behind the scenes photos that I have been dying to share!! I am really proud of my makeup artist Dakita, Art Directory who is actually my mom (she has a gift), and my talented photographer Ivan Lesko who all helped me :) You can check out the full story at HERE!

Сегодня мой второй блог гость был представлен ! Это было очень приятно - одежда в неортодоксальной твисте. Повседневная и удобная одежда может быть и очень модной! Вот некоторые фотографии, я умру если с вами не поделюсь впечатлениями! 
Я очень горжусь своей командой: визажист Dakita , так же Арт Директор, которым на самом деле является моя мама (она имеет талант) и мой талантливый фотограф Иван Леско - они все помогали мне :)
 Вы можете посмотреть всю историю сдесь :)

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Macy's $100 Look #2

This holiday season Macy's and Societygrl have teamed up to bring you fab holiday looks and the chance to win a $100 Macy's GIFT CARD! I will be hosting the giveaway on my Instagram (@societygrl) & will be posting 5 outfits, every 5 days for your go-to Style Guide for festive holiday-chic outfits for every occasion! You can check out Look #1!
You can win your own Macy's $100 gift card for your holiday shopping by getting involved and Liking or commenting on your favorite looks every 5 days, and after all the looks have been debuted, I will post the top 2 looks with the most love to choose a winner! Those who vote will be eligible to win :) (USA ONLY + Must be following me)


In the midst of last minute Thanksgiving shopping, I decided I wanted to take one out of Chanel's book and layer a flared skirt with an oversized sweater for my outfit to my boyfriends house. I love the pleated leather Guess skirt, it instantly caught my eye, but it could easily be too edgy, so I paired it with a casual oversized Rachel Roy top, love the details for the holidays, to soften the look. I personally can't stand wearing a skirts without tights or socks because it doesn't match the season. Plus, I'm scared to get sick!! Finished off with black tights and Ivanka Trump thigh high boots.



For one of my recent stories, I did a lot of research on the trends for Fall RTW, and probably spent about a couple hours scrolling through designers collections. It's so cliche, but I really love what Chanel has released this fall. Karl Lagerfeld really outdid himself this time (when does he not)? Really, everyone knows Chanel can do anything they want and still take over the world but I find that sometimes his collections are a little hit or miss for my taste, but this fall 2013 collection, I absolutely ADORE!!
 Vogue explains second-skin thigh-high boots garlanded with heavy metal hardware, they were moving billboards for Lagerfeld’s passion for emphatic lines." I really love the leather thigh high boot or even the full wool legging on the girls, it's classy but still modern. Everyone knows I'm partial to over the knee socks and thigh high boots so no wonder this collection stood out to me. The "short, full skating skirt, with an hourglass- or boule-shaped jacket or sweater above it" ( also is a trend that I have been obsessing about on street style photos, especially from London. It's so simple, yet so difficult at times to master. Definitely will be bringing inspiration from some looks.I would wear almost everything in this collection. Gorgeous. 

Для одного ис моих моих рассказов, я сделала много исследований о модных тенденциях на осень RTW, я потратила несколько часов для просмотра дизайнерских коллекций. Это так клише, но я действительно люблю то, что Шанель выпустила этой осенью. Карл Legerfield действительно превзошел себя в этот раз. Я видела его предыдущие коллекции , и точно , Шанель действительно может делать все что угодно . Иногда его коллекции проходят мимо меня, но на этот раз я абсолютно обожаю эту линию ! Vogue рекламирует лайковые высокие сапоги с металическими аксессуарами, это сейчас на всех рекламных щитах. ''Я очень люблю кожаные высокие сапоги или шерстяные легинсы на девушках, это классно, и очень современно.  Всем известно, что я неравнодуш к гольфам и высоким сапогам и поэтому не удивительно что эта коллекция не прошла мимо меня."  "short, full skating skirt, with an hourglass- or boule-shaped jacket or sweater above it" ( также является модной тенденцией. 
Я балдею от фотографий с городским видом, особенно из Лондона. Это так просто смотрится и так трудно порой сделать. Определенно мне будет приносить вдохновение некоторые looks. Я бы носила почти все из этой коллекции . Великолепно!

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Love this bag!

No shame in my game. I've started my WISHLIST in the tab above :) I will be updating it with my wants and needs through the season. 

On that note, I have been eyeing this Saint Laurent 'Duffle 6' Satchel all summer. So beautiful. Definitely my most wanted this year. I NEED! 


Dear, Thigh Gap

Thigh gaps. We can't live with them or without them. I honestly didn't even know thigh gaps were a thing until a year ago when I started reading twitter accounts. It became an obsession. I HAD TO HAVE A THIGH GAP. It was the cool thing to do, and not to lie, it looks good in photos. The ironic thing though, once I got my "thigh gap", the tables completely turned and I was bullied for having one. 

My thigh gap is my award and symbol for all the years of hard work I had to put into dieting, discipline, and working out. All the cookies, and dinners, and cakes, and pizzas, and sushis, and ice cream I didn't eat because I wanted to be the skinny friend. Granted, it consumed my life for quite a bit, but it not longer defines me. Why should I feel bad for that?? Although, I must admit it's a struggle sometimes not becoming too thin, I am ALWAYS taking photos and I just want people to think they look great. I love the high of delivering great photos. 

I can't count how many emails I've received asking how to get a thigh gap, and honestly it's not something you target. I've heard it's also genetics, but it happens when you have no fat or muscle on your legs. Yes, muscle too. I don't work out because once I do, my legs get bigger. I know that I am not as fit as I used to be, but adding on inches makes it hard to fit into runway sizes. The gap comes naturally when you shed weight, as it did to me. 

I just think thigh gaps are so overrated - if you have one GREAT! If you want one, work for it! If you don't, it's not a big deal. However, it should not be something people are ashamed about having and bulled because they are "too thin. It's all about finding a 'happy' weight, where you put on a dress and feel like a bombshell. 

It's hard sometimes because I can never find the balance of making people happy. Someone either calls me a stick or too fat. I've realized at the of the day, it's my own happiness that matters. I live with my body and only my opinion matters. 

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Macy's $100 Gift Card Giveaway- LOOK #1!

This holiday season Macy's and Societygrl have teamed up to bring you fab holiday looks and the chance to win a $100 Macy's GIFT CARD! I will be hosting the giveaway on my Instagram (@societygrl) & will be posting 5 outfits, every 5 days for your go-to Style Guide for festive holiday-chic outfits for every occasion! 
You can win your own Macy's $100 gift card for your holiday shopping by getting involved and Liking or commenting on your favorite looks every 5 days, and after all the looks have been debuted, I will post the top 2 looks with the most love to choose a winner! Those who vote will be eligible to win :) (USA ONLY + Must be following me)


Last night I went to the Macy's Holiday Kickoff party in Seattle for the local fashionistas in town, and I got the chance to be able to style my look from Macy's! I am so obsessed with this outfit, I don't know what I love more the Rachel Roy jumpsuit or the Rachel Roy blazer that I got. Sometimes just throwing on a dress is too boring. This jumpsuit fits like a glove, I've always wanted one (I'm sure I'll wear it during the summer time too ) and it makes a fashionable statement when you walk into a room :) Finished off the look with my red bottoms, a leather clutch, and my have Vince Camuto Ring. 

Вчера вечером я имела Macy's  праздничную вечеринку в Сиэтле для местных модниц, и я имела шанс чтобы показать свой наряд от Macy's! Я безума от этого наряда, не знаю что мне нравится больше комбинезон или жакет от Rachel Roy, которые я получила в подарок! Иногда надоедает одевать платье и именно в этот момент подходит комбинезон, я всегда хотела иметь такой ( я уверена, что буду носить его летом тоже), и этим вы делаете модное заявление, когда входите в комнату :) Завершает мой костюм туфли с красной подошвой, кожаный клач и кольцо от Vince Camuto

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

30 Days of SG: DAY 21

Today, on Day 21, I finally wore my new Tildon boots! I recently went on a Topshop shopping spree so I am looking forward to styling different looks with their clothes. I like that it's easy to mix and match so it saves some time of stressing in the morning. I like the leather on leather look, I haven't done much of it this season! Finished off the look with a pop of cheetah (my favorite new trend) and a white blanket scarf. 
I actually had my first styling experience with a gal who I have met a few times prior. Honestly, I can't explain the difference a few new items made. She seriously felt like a different person walking out. She was glowing. It's true, clothes literally transform you and the way you feel about yourself. Can't wait to write about it! Makeovers are so fun :)

Сегодня 21 день, я наконец -то одела своу сапожки Tildon! Недавно я ходила на шопинг и теперь с нетерпением хочу одевать и сочетать различные стили одежды...Мне нравится смешивать несколько стилей одежды вместе, кстати это экономит время и бережет нервы с утра.
Мне очень нравится носить кожаные вещи. Кстати, это хит сезона! Завершить наряд леопардовой кофточкой и обьемным шарфом.
Вчера, кстати, я помогала одной девушке подбирать одежду. Четно говоря, я не могу обьяснить реакцию людей на пару новых вещей. Она сказала, что  почувствовала себя другим человеком. Она просто светилась вся. 
И это правда, одежда буквально преображает вас и меняет отношение к себе. Я очень хотела поделиться этим с вами. Makeovers это классно!!!

Gucci Sukey Tote (my life is in this thing)
I love love love this new top finger ring!!! Got it at Nordstrom - Leith Snake Rings:)


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Newest Lip Gloss Obsession

I am usually the type of girl who leaves the house with ChapStick on, but I have fallen in love with this Saint Laurent 'Rouge Pur Couture - Vernis a Levris' lip stain.  It really is a lip stain, I wore it for the Seahawks photo shoot the other day (can't wait for you guys to see the blog, the photo's look so good!!) and it lasted the whole time. Here is my photo before the shoot from my Instagram! The color is something I wouldn't neccersaly pick up walking by, but I'm happy I gave it a try. It's warm and festive enough for the holidays + a nice change from the red lip. Love!

Я девушка, которая предпочитает использовать простую гигиническую помаду с блеском, перед выходом на улицу. Но я влюбилась в этот блеск для губ от Saint Laurent ''Rouge Pur Couture - Vernis a Levris''. Это действительно классно смотрится на губах, я использовала ее на последней фотосессии для Seahawks (не могу дождаться, чтобы вы увидели мой блог) Этот блеск держался на губах всю фотосессию, что просто замечательно! Вообще я не поклонница таких цветов, но сейчас очень рада, что попробывала на себе этот новый цвет. Это теплый, праздничный цвет и плюс хорошая альтернатива крассной помаде!!! Обожаю!!!

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Monday, November 18, 2013

30 Days of SG: DAY 18

Today, on Day 18, of 30 Days of Societygrl, I realized my house is photogenic and wore my favorite pair of flared jeans. I mean, my parents built this gorgeous 'castle' and I should totally take it to my advantage. It's a tad bit Martha Stewart living isn't it? 
When working at home, the only way I can be motivated is if I'm dressed and ready to go. Today, I decided to throw on an oversized knit cardigan with an oversized top to match. Paired with my favorite Citizen of Humanity jeans and my slippers. 

Not many people know, but Starbucks has always been my thing - I even coined the term #starbucksing on Twitter, that obviously had caught on quickly. It's so appropriate because my mother and I collect Starbucks cups that we gather around the globe! We have more than I can count, but I love to incorporate them into pictures. This one is for my New York followers, I fell in love with the city and I can't wait to go back. 
Lounging around the home doesn't mean you have to sacrifice looking good, right?

I'm sure you've noticed, but I'm using my trilingual skills (I speak Russian, Ukrainian, and English fluently) to use and am going to translate my blog posts into Russian, like below :) 

Сегодня, день 18 из 30 дней Societygrl. Я поняла, что мой дом очень подходит для моих фотосессий. Мои родители построили этот великолепный ''замок'' и я должна воспользоваться этим. Это как Martha Stewart Living не так ли? Ха! Ха! 
Даже когда я дома мне нравится чувствовать себя красивой, это один из способов мотивировать себя к работе.
Сегодня я решила одеть большою, удобную, вязаную кофту от ZARA с парой любимых джинс от Citizen of Humanity и мои удобные, теплые тапочки-сапожки.
Не многие знают, что Starbucks это одно из моих любимых вещей. Я даже придумала фразу ''Starbucksing'' на Twitter, которую все очень быстро полюбили. Я с моей мамой, мы собираем Starbucks чашки со всего мира!
У нас уже очень большая коллекция из этих чашек и я хочу использовать их в своих фотосессиях. Это одна из кружек, привезенная из New York. Я влюбилась в этот город и не могу дождаться когда поеду опять...
Если находишся дома, это не повод выглядить плохо, не так ли?


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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Shoe Wishlist

Starbucks cups are forcing me to realize it's the holiday season (well technically only Thanksgiving) but I couldn't help but start looking at some holiday wishlist items, starting off with SHOES! I've been eyeing these beauties for a few months now!! *love eyes emoji*

Starbucks чашки заставляют меня понять, что начался праздничный сезон (именно - День Благодарения), я хочу начать свои праздничные желания с ОБУБИ! Уже несколько месяцев назад я присмотрела эти великолепные пары туфлей....Это просто Мечта!!!!


Friday, November 15, 2013

My Guilty Pleasure

This is 1 post out of a novel.. I could write so many different posts about what I love to snack on. Granted, everything in moderation, but I have one huge variety of cravings on a regular day. One of my absolute weaknesses and guilty pleasures are Russian pastries. I have no idea how these things are made, and I don't want to know the calorie amount. I was at a friends get together last night and I spotted these on the table - now, any Russian or Ukrainian will know that these 2 delicious assortments are only found on special occasions like Christmas or a wedding, so I had to snap a picture. 
These pastries are gluten and dairy free (which I didn't know was possible), and melt in your mouth when you bite into them. My photographers mother made them! The walnut shaped pastry is filled with caramel-like filling and the creme filled roll is vanilla bean and heaven sent. The key here is that they are the best when they are home made, buying them at the Russian store just doesn't do them justice.

I know eventually I want to dive into recipes and my diet here on my blog, but we shall wait for that day to come. 

Even though I embody an "American", I still have a lot of influences from Europe, from the way I live, the way I was raised, and even dress. My Ukrainian heritage will always be a part of me and I'm not afraid to share it with the world :) 

Today, I didn't have time to take photos for Day 15 of 30 Days of SG but I will be double posting soon! My Seahawks photo shoot is tomorrow so I've been prepping. Wish me luck!

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

30 Days of SG:Campus Chic, DAY12

Today, on Day 12, I had my first class cancelled... All I have today is Race, Crime, & Law and International Relations. This time last year I was so excited about learning about these topics, but with recent events I don't even know what I want to do with my life. It's odd because I always know what I want. I am taking this time to take step back and just enjoy the ride. 
I don't do layering much, but I was inspired by my previous post below, and decided to try it out. Truthfully, I hate being cold, and I didn't feel like wearing my nicer jackets today. I just want to feel like a college student sometimes!! My lettermen jacket is from my Seahawks 'A Seahawks Woman' post, it was the 3rd look, and it has got to be one of my favorite pieces I got from Seahawks Pro Shop. Even though it's a mens jacket, I think some mens trends look better on a woman :) This size is an XS, but still a little loose for the 'oversized' chic. I even pulled out the leg warmers today!

Plus, wearing Seahawks gear around here in the Seattle area is considered holy. 

I think with the constant posts, it's evident that I love some items and wear them to death. That's what usually happens, I wear something all the time for a week or two and never wear it again. For example, my DV boots and my favorite jeans. 

(1. Seahawks Suede Zip Up Jacket 2. Lulu Lemon zip up 3. A&F jeans 4. DV boots 5. Leg warmers 6. Gucci Sukey Tote)

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