POLKA-DOTS & SPARKELS

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Happy Thursday! Ok, I know I have been posting and wearing a lot of fun skirts but I can’t help it because I am obssesed. This one is my favorite and I may have to tell you my secret. I am in love with polka dots and strips but if those prints are on a skirt or a top sign me up. I might have a ton of these prints in my closet but I won’t tell lol. I paired this skirt with a sparkle top, gold jewelry and added a black blazer just in case it gets cold in the evening. I also threw in a gold clutch to finish up the look. I wore this outfit to the wedding that I went to last week and I had a lot of compliments on how adorable it was, it made me feel like a princess. I hope you enjoyed this look. Tonight is the Release Cover for Denver Style Magazine and if you are going I can’t wait to meet you. Also you might see a few faces you know in that magazine so come and join the fun it’s free to get in all you have to do is RSVP here. Hope you have an amazing weekend. I am sooooo excited I finally get to meet my favorite blogger on Monday her name is Christine Bennet, we have been Face-Timing and texting non stop and we finally get to meet. I am so excited to drink coffee, talk about jesus and our favorite thing to do like shopping and taking photos. Enjoy the rest of you day.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Top: (here) Skirt: (here) Blazer: (here) Clutch: (here) Necklace: sold out similar (here)

 

>> Why wish upon a star? when you can pray to the one who created it. >>

FASHION ID APP

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Good Morning! I know this is different than my usual posts but I recently stumbled upon an amazing app thats called Fashion ID and you absolutely need to download it if you are a fashion lover like I am. This app is a way for young women to express their love for fashion by posting photos of their favorite outfits and tagging the company from which you’ve purchased them. You also receive points on every outfit you post, these points give you discounts to buy anything on the App you absolutely love and need in your closet . It’s such a fun and a great way to help the fashion world grow and not be afraid to stand out and be different. Oh and guess what? Its absolutely free. So download it today and start posting your #ootd. Join me I would love to see your beautiful faces on there. Up above are some screen shots of the app it is so easy and fun. I can’t wait to start using my points. Have a happy Wednesday, also leave a comment after downloading this app I would love to hear your input on it.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

App: (here)

BLUE TULLE

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Good morning and happy Tuesday! Don’t you just adore this tulle skirt? I am obsessed with it, I love how girly it looks. I paired this skirt with a lace yellow top, threw on a striped sweater, layered jewelry and added black heels with cream socks. I am so into adding socks to your booties and heels I think it makes your outfit so fun and different. Hope you enjoyed this look. Today I have nothing planned just sending out some emails and bringing my hubby some lunch and coffee oh and hit the gym. I have been so lazy and have not been going lately, I need motivation :( so wish me luck. Have a great rest of your day and smile because you are living and breathing.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Top: (here) Sweater: old similar (here) Skirt: (here) Heels: sold out similar (here) Necklace 1: (here) Necklace 2: (here) Necklace 3: (here)

SWEATER WEATHER

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Happy Friday! I’m so excited right now because I am drinking a cup of coffee and blogging in bed, one of my favorite things to do hehe…. I love this cozy shoot so much. I know its so simple and not super bright and crazy like all of my other looks but sometimes simple is nice. I have been in need of some new skinny jeans and did not want to spend a lot, so I went into American Eagle and tried on this pair. They are so comfy I feel like I am wearing leggings, no joke and the color is perfect. I paired the jeans with a cozy cardigan that I have been living in the past week lol, its so soft and warm. I also added a white flowy top, amazing loafers that I scored at Old Navy (they are on sale) so hurry and snatch them up. I hope you enjoyed this look. My hubby finally has this weekend off so we are going to make a DIY mirror (well he will, I will be watching lol) and just lounge around the house so I am super duper excited. On Sunday we have a wedding to attend so I have a feeling this weekend will be great. Have a fabulous Friday.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Cardigan: (here) Top: (here) Jeans: (here) Loafers: (here) Purse: (here) Bar necklace (here) & (here) Branch necklace: (here)

 

>> Don’t let anyone EVER dull your sparkle <<

 

50’s INSPIRED

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Hey ladies! Hope your weekend was great. My hubby worked on Saturday so I ended up cleaning and running errands, then later went to his cousins baby’s birthday party. Sunday we went to Church service, had some lunch and went home because it was cold and wet outside. Later that night went out with some friends for dinner. Monday was a Monday always needing a ton of coffee to realize the weekend is over lol. Soooo there is this app I recently stumbled upon, its called Fashion ID you absolutely need to download it, if you are a fashion lover like I am. This app is a way for young women to express their love for fashion by posting photos of their favorite outfit and tagging the company you bought that item from. You also receive points on every outfit you post, these points give you discounts to buy anything you absolutely love and need in your closet. It’s such a fun and great way to help the fashion world grow and not being afraid to stand out and be different. Oh and guess what? Its absolutely free, so download it today and start posting your #ootd. Would love to see your beautiful faces on there. Back to the outfit. How amazing are these photos? Gina from galerisablog.com took them and every time she does it I am in awe of how beautiful they come out. I styled this gorgeous beige skirt with a white crop top sweater for a fall touch and added a fun hat that I found at the Dollar Tree. Hope you enjoyed this look. Happy Tuesday.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Sweater: sold out similar (here) Skirt: (here) Bar necklace: (here) Long necklace: (here) Watch: (here) Fashion ID App: (here)

 

>> You are a child of God you are wonderfully made, dearly loved, and precious in his sight. Before God made you, he knew you… there is no one else like you!

SIMPLY WHITE

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Good Morning! Woohoo its Friday and another giveaway. I have teamed up with a local online boutique called www.chic-talk.com and we are doing a $50 gift card to spend at her store. She has adorable stuff and its affordable, so down below will be directions on how to enter. Back to the shoot. I am obsessed with this look. I love how simple and chic it looks. The dress is so comfy and with the floral jacket it makes it pop. I added a black hat and some simple summer heels. I hope you enjoyed this fun outfit. Have an amazing weekend. My hubby is working :( so I will be cleaning and running errands lol. Tonight we are hoping to make it to the movies for a date night. I really want to watch Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No good, Very bad day! lol longest title ever. Happy Friday!

Xo, Alena Gidenko

 

Jacket:(here) Dress:(here) Heels: sold out similar(here) Hat:(here)

 

How to enter for the giveaway:

1. Follow @shop.chictalk and @modaprints on Instagram

2. Tag 4 friends below the picture

3. Repost the photo with #shopchictalk 

(Winner will be announced October 20th if you have a private account please comment below the photo that you have done all of the above)

Good Luck!

 

2 YEARS AND COUNTING….

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Happy Tuesday! Today’s post is very special to my husband and I, its our 2 year Anniversary and I cant believe how time fly’s by. We met through one of his best friends a few years ago on New Years, they drove down to California for the weekend and we all hung out New Years night. Honestly the first time we met it was a bit awkward and I did not think this would go anywhere. The next morning we all had some breakfast at a local diner. We all laughed and had a great time and after finishing up I was in a hurry to go to work so I said my goodbyes and ran out the door. He tells me he tried to run after me to get my number but I really don’t think so because back then I was a slow runner haha. Anyways, two days later he book faces me aka (FaceBook) telling me he had so much fun and would like to have number so he can call me sometime. So I gave him my number and couple days later I get a call from him. It was such a weird conversation lol, we were both very shy and awkward. He started texting me a few days later and we texted for a while until he made that second phone call, and after that we hit it off. It was a long distance relationship and it was very hard, we saw each other once a month. The following year he bought me a ticket to fly out for New Years, when I arrived in Denver I was so exhausted from starting work at 4am that day. I was ready to just watch a movie and cuddle up but he insisted to take me to the mountains and build a snow man, which I thought it was pretty weird. So we did, but when we got their I had no gloves so we just walked instead. We took a walk on this beautiful trail then stopped to see the beautiful views, while standing there we got on the subject of marriage and I told him laughing you will never propose.  As soon as I said that he gets on one knee and asks me to marry him at first I thought he was joking so I got a little sad, then he pulls out this gorgeous ring and asks me again I started jumping and of course, said yes. Seriously best decision I have ever made in my life is to marry this guy. We got married on Oct 7th 2012 and marriage is not easy and has its ups and downs but I would not trade it for anything else. I don’t mean to brag but this amazing husband of mine is so caring and loving. He massages my feet to this day almost every night, every morning he makes me coffee (if I am up), warms my car up when its freezing outside, he literally treats me like a princess and I am so blessed and so lucky God saved this man for me. I have prayed for a godly, loving, caring man like him and he is finally mine. I thank God everyday for this miracle of mine and always wonder how did I get so blessed? I know there are a lot of young girls out there. If you are one of them reading this, do not just choose some guy that treats you horrible because you don’t think you can do any better. Trust me sister pray about it, tell God and give it all to Him. He will send you a man of your dreams, someone that loves you and will do anything for you. Most importantly a godly man, someone that is on the same page as you because a couple that prays together stays together. I hope you enjoyed this fun photo session that Gina from www.GaleRisaBlog.com shot for us, I love love love this shoot and I hope you did as well. See you soon.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

 

Sweater: old similar (here) Button up white top: (here) Skirt: (here) Necklace: (here) Bow tie: (here) Heels: (here)

SOCIAL MEDIA FAST

IMG_8298Happy Saturday! So Christine Bennet from www.moxieafashionblog.com and I did a Social Media fast yesterday. I wanted to share my experience with you guys and let you know that it was pretty amazing. My hubby and I got up early, I made us breakfast and we read the word. While he went to work I went to the gym, ran some errands, did some cleaning and bit of cooking. After that I went into my bedroom and talked to God, told him how I felt and prayed for my husband and family. I prayed about our future plans and gave it all to Him. Often in life we make plans for the future, jobs, marriage, kids but does it ever end the way you want? Sometimes, but not always. I struggle with that fact a lot, I just need to step back and give it all to our Heavenly Father. In the end He is the only one who can give us anything we pray for. I love this verse I read. 

Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Mathew 7:7.

Every time I read that verse it gives me chills knowing we have an amazing God that has our back and watches over us daily and we take that for granted sometimes. When you are having struggles in your life and it doesn’t fall into place, get on your knees and pray, or pray on your way to work, trust me things will change in a good direction. God will never leave us nor will He ever forsake us. Take a leap of faith and tell God your plans and struggles, your life will be changed when you give it all to the one who is worthy of all your praise. This was put on my heart and I hoped it helped and gave you hope. If you need someone to talk to about faith or even fashion please email me at modaprints@yahoo.com I would love to hear from you. Have a beautiful day.

Xo, Alena Gidenko 

A POP OF PINK

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P.S. Christine Bennett from www.moxiefashionblog.com and I are doing a social media fast on Friday just to get away and read God’s word together, because Social Media can sometimes take over our lives and we have to step back and take a break. So when we come back we will share our experience and if you would like to join us we would love to hear about it. See you soon.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Top: (here) Jeans: disstressed them myself (here) Scarf: (here) Hat: (here) Shoes: (here) Bag: (here)

 

// The time you spend alone with God will transform your character and increase your devotion. Then your integrity and godly behavior in an unbelieving world will make others long to know the Lord.

Charles Starley 

DAISIES

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Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a great weekend. My weekend was absolutely amazing my hubby and I went on a drive to see the fall leaves to Aspen. The views were breathtaking, we had such a good time walking around taking photos while sipping on coffee and enjoying God’s beautiful creation. On Sunday we went to church and after had a great lunch with friends and did a fun shoot with Gina from www.GaleRisaBlog.com . I love these photos and the vintage feel to them, Gina literally has such an amazing talent so call her if you need a photographer. Back to the outfit, I paired this adorable daisy dress with a stripped crop top, grey leggings, mustard yellow heels and a fun gold clutch. I love the prints on prints it makes the outfit pop. I hope you enjoyed this look. See you soon.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Dress: (here) & (here) Crop top: sold out similar (here) Leggings: (here) Earrings: (here) Clutch: (here)