April 29, 2010

Style Stalker.

Do we like? I found this website accidentaly and their dresses put a spell on me. They are very simple and yet with a twist. And I love that everything is in black/white/nude. The first dress reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. And I've got one thing to say: I'm in love...

Did I show you this?

April 28, 2010

Banana white chocolate & cream cheese. Interested yet?

Hi guys!
Today was rather a nice day. I had a morning class followed by an hour of baking. Then shower, hair, makeup, shopping, and finally reading. I felt so easy and on top of my to-do list, that I didn't want to stop. So, I just finished doing weights. Random, I know.
So, I baked cupcakes today and they came out delicious! Here is the recipe:
150g of unsalted butter,
150g of icing sugar,
2 ripe bananas,
2 large eggs,
125g of plain flour,
25g of corn starch,
1tsp of baking soda,
and 50g of white chocolate chips.
For frosting:
100g of cream cheese,
200g of icing sugar,
25g of unsalted, melted butter.
1.Preheat oven to 355F
2. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
3. Add mashed banana, eggs - cream well after each addition.
4. Sift the flour, baking powder and corn starch over the banana mixture and add the white choc. chips. Do not over work the batter.
5.Fill each cupcake case 3/4 full.
6. Bake in preheated oven for 20-22 min.
7. Transfer the cupcakes to a cooling rack and let them cool completely before decorating them with cream cheese frosting.
For the Frosting:
1. Whip the sifted icing sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Use mixer.
2. Pour melted butter and whip for a couple of min.
3. Let the cream cheese frosting set in the fridge for an hour before using.
5. Garnish the cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting and some sprinkles.
Very easy, and oh so yummy!!!

April 27, 2010

For those who LIVE in their JEANS!

So, many of you know, that I'm a student. And what I have noticed over the years, is that now more and more girls in my school look stylish. There are a lot of girls who are into sweatpants and a hoodie outfits, but there are some that look very fashinable. And I love it. I cannot say that I'm very stylish, but I do try to wear somehting cute and comfortable to school. One of my favorite pieces of clothing is of course jeans. Simply because, I think with jeans you can have a dressed up or dressesed down look. Therefore, I put together this collage, inspired from Jessica Alba's outfit. Super simple and yet stylish look for anyone who lives in their jeans. Jessica Alba is wearing heels but if you are not comfortable in heels you could wear any flats or sandals.

Scarf, NY & company $11.86

Bag, Lucky brand $99.99

Striped Cardigan, Michael Stars $85

Heels, Steve Madden $199.95

Skinny Jeans, American Eagle $29.50

The same exact aviators, Ray Ban $189

April 26, 2010

Summer 2010 Sandal picks!

Hello, dear bloggers!!! I decided to make a list of sandals that are IN this summer, and also give you some variety in price and style. All of these are flats, because I've already done a post on wooden heels that seem to be the most popular. Please, let me know which one is your favorite! It doesn't have to be from my list, just leave a link in the comment box.
1. Sam Edelman Damian $$
2. Bakers Hunter $39.95
3. Aldo Tellado $50
4. Aldo Farrens $50
5. Sam Edelman Daria $$
6. Nine West Captivate $69
7. Aldo Putzel $65
8. Aldo Nickolls $60
9. Aldo Vegetabile $100

All of these are available at http://www.shopbop.com/. For more info just click on the name below.

1. Ash $195
3. Tory Burch $65
I really hope that you guys enjoyed this post, cause I enjoyed making it! And don't forget to let me know, which one is your favorite summer sandal!!
XOXO, Olya

Mini makeup tutorial

Today I will tell you guys, step by step how I did my eye make up for the "Before the rain we smile" post. Enjoy!!!
This is what I used for the total look:
Urban Decay Eye lid primer
Clinique Even Better liquid foundation
Loreal Voluminous mascara
MAC "Trax" eyeshadow
MAC "All that glitters" eyeshadow
ELF eyeshadow duo in Mocha swirl
Brown or black eyeliner, I use Teddy by MAC
MAC Viva la glam GAGA lipstick
1 eye shadow brush
1 blending brush
clear lip gloss

1. Prep your eyelids with any primer that you use. I use Urban Decay

2. Take "All taht glitter" and with an eyeshadow brush put it all over your lid and even in the crease.
3. Take "Trax" and with blending brush, put it in your crease. Try blending Trax with All that glitters, so there would not be a harsh line between them.

4. Use the light color from ELF Mocha swirl duo and highlight your brow bone - I put it right under my eyebrow. Use any eyeshadow brush, that u prefer for highlight.

5. Use any brown/black eyeliner and eyeline your upper lid with a thin line.

6. Apply your favorite mascara.


On my face I use Clinique Even Better makeup, some bronzer. For lips- GAGA lipstick with clear gloss over it. Oh, and I just realized that I didnt include the eyeliner in the picture, but you can see it here. It's the best brown eyeliner that I have ever used!!!

April 25, 2010

Before the rain we smile:)

Hi!!! I finally got around to blog this post. It seems like everything was determined to distract me tonight from blogging, and then my pictures wouldn't upload. So, yeah, I'm pretty annoyed. Anyway. I noticed that Sunday is usually the day (the night) when I do my outfit of the day post, and I tried very hard not to break my promise.
Um.. yeah, about the outfit... It's not very special, just something I put together for the movie night with my bf. I did like my eye make up, though. So, I might do a tutorial for this look. Let me know if you guys are interested. I never spend too much time on my make up, therefore, it would be a very simple tutorial.
What else is funny, is that half an hour after we took these pictures, there was lightening, thunder, and pouring rain outside. So, I managed to take pictures of the beautiful flower bush in my back yard, right before the rain. I wonder what's left of it after the storm?
P.S. For those who asked for a swatch, I'm wearing my Viva la glam GAGA lipstick, with some clear gloss on top. And excuse my hair do, it's because of the weather.

I'm wearing:
Ralph Lauren white Tee
Calvin Klein light grey blazer
H&M mini skirt
Target tights
Nine West shoes
Longchamp Le Pliage medium tote

Aren't these beautiful???

April Showers

April 23, 2010

The Wooden "SOUL"

From MiuMiu to Lucky Brand, this 70's style gives everyone a taste of wooden platform. And it's pretty impossible for me to ignore all the choices that Steve Madden has to offer. I can't wait to get my hands on a pair from this list. Which one is youe favorite?
1. Dannyy - $ 109.95
2. Hanley - $ 149.95
3. Daynty - $ 99.95
4. Wyndi - $ 149.95
5. Averry - $ 89.95
6. Durann - $ 149.95
7. Dignifyy - $ 99.95


Hello, guys!!! I just wanted to post some more pictures of Daria Werbowy. But this time it's a beauty editorial. I hope you like it. And also, because I am signed up to recieve update e-mails from Tarte cosmetics, I got a coupon today. I wanted to share this information with you. You get 30% off sitewide, and it's good until 11:59 pm on April 25th. The promo code is: EARTHDAY. So if you are interested, go check it out here.

April 22, 2010

I've got summer on my mind.

Man! today was a tough day! I had a test, work, some daily chores, and I had to go buy a suit for my boyfriend. We are invited for a wedding on May 1st, so we had to get some new stuff. I bought a dress at Bebe. I love it!!! it's so nice!!! Can't wait to show you guys!!! Among all of that, I also made an online order with Victoria's Secret. I ordered a swim suit ( lower left side of my collage). It's something different for me, since I only use simple bikinis or bandeau bikinis. This time I've got bling/chains going on. I hope it's going to fit now! Anyway, I also saw few other nice ones. I realy like the one in the middle, so I might be back, once I get another coupon in the mail:)
I hope you guys had a nice day, and I will be back soon!!! I wrote few other post for you. I just need to edit them.
TTFN, Olya:)

Velvet Magazine May 2010

Valentina Zalyaeva for Velvet magazine, May 2010 issue. I love this girl!!! She did such a good job for Ralph Lauren's ads for so many years. Time to shine outside of that box!

Absolutely gorgeous! The last picture is my favorite!

April 19, 2010

Моє серце... до останньої весни. My heart... till the last spring.

I finally got the beads to fill out the rest of my brush holder. Along with that, here is few new things that I picked up last month or so and forgot to blog about them.
Viva Glam Gaga lipstick, greasestick in Dirt, and All that glitters and Swish eyeshadows from MAC. OPI Tropical Punch.

This is funny

Outfit of the day and some new goodies:)

I went to a birthday brunch today and that's what I wore. I hate being so vain and cliche, but I don't know a better way of putting it, than just : here's what I wore today... lol
So, let's continue with my cliche description of the outfit:)
I did not wear anything new, only accessories are new. Very new, to be honest, just bought them yesterday.

Jacket ZARA (S/S '09), Dress French Connection (S'09), Shoes Nine West (F/W 09), Tights Target, Bag Marc by Marc Jacobs (2008), Sunglasses Cole Haan.

And now, I will just elaborate on the things I got at the mall yesterday. First of all, I would like to say, that the only reason why I ended up in the mall is because I had to get a gift for the birthday girl. And of course along the way, I picked up few things for myself.
Number one, are these flats. I really do not need another pair of shoes, but as I walked in to the store they gave me one of those scratch off coupons AND MINE WAS 50% OFF!!! I never get anything like this. So, I just gave in and spent $45, which think is not that bad.
Then, I saw these at Lohmann's (not quiet at the mall, but whatev'). I freaking love these sunnies!!! I was looking for a pair of round sunglasses for so long!! and TA-DA!!! They were discounted from $175 to $24.99. And that's why I go to Lohmann's, for deals like this:)
And last, but not least, this long side way cross chain and a three finger ring from Forever 21. Super cheap, but I like it.

April 17, 2010




Yep!!! I made my picks!!! I'm sure there is more to come but for now these are my faves!!!
OPI tropical punch, OPI Gargantuan green grape, Sally Hansen - 420 Yellow Kitty, 310 Gilty Pleasure, 620 Wine Not, 640 Plum Luck, and 340 Black Platinum.
Hove a good Saturday!!!
XOXO, Olya

April 16, 2010

Vogue China May 2010

I decided to write about this editorial of Vogue - China, because I am very annoyed with all the Russian/Ukranian/Slavic people, who keep saying that Natalia Vodianova is not that pretty and that there are plenty of girls in Russia, who are much prettier than her, and blah, blah, blah... I personaly, think that she is gorgeous! With a very unique face, that not every model has. And she worked very hard to be where she is now!!! And all the people who are saying that she's not pretty, are just haters! Cause she is absolutely fabulous!!!! And what is the most shocking?! Her own people are talking badly about her! I cannot stand it!

April 14, 2010

breathing the air, feeling the sky...

Hi guys! I'm not really sure what I want to blog about tonight, but I felt like writing something:) Therefore, here Iam.
I guess, I could always talk about the weather and how much it sucks.
Sunshine, rain, wind, sunshine, rain, freezing, sunshine, wind, rain, sunshine.
Is it just me, or any of you are as puzzled as I am? I left the house it was freezing, later on it's warm, then closer to the end of the day it rained. I don't even know what to wear these days! And that's why I haven't posted an outfit of the day post, because I look like a maniac throught the entire day! Also, my allergies are getting bad, and I keep itching my eyes and sneezing. No makeup goes along with that. I am also having trouble with picking out clothes, just because I'm really sick of everything that's in my closet. I need to make some changes in my wardrobe. I actually made a list of things I want to buy in the next 2 months. However, you know how sometimes you know exactly what you are looking for, but cannot find it anywhere, no matter where you look? Well, that's my luck!!! I've been looking for the perfect nude flats or pumps and no luck at ALL... It's pretty sad actually, because I have been looking for them since last summer.
Anyway, I don't want to complain too much, cause life is soo good to me. Maybe if the weather would stop being so crazy, that would be enough for me:)

This past weekend I went to visit my parents and this picture is taken then. I actually caught up with my fashion magazine reading. I have all these magazines sitting there, still in packages and no attention paid to them. So, there, I read "lucky" and "vogue":))


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April 08, 2010

Something cute

Fashionable Education.

Today I came across these pictures and I thought they were so perfect to post on such a beautiful spring day. I took them from shopbop.com. They have a Marc Jacobs lookbook of his S/S 2010 collection. It's just really adorable and the setting is in college. How cute is that?

How do we feel about the bow headband? I have a similar one from H&M.

OMG!!! this reminds me of RCC library!!

I'm in love with those bracelets!!!!