SUNNIES 😎

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Happy Friday! Aren’t these sunglasses the cutest? I am obsessed, and sorry for the overload of photos I just loved them all. I have never had a pair of sunglasses that felt so light. They literally feel like a feather and  feels like I am not wearing anything. The style of them is perfect, I love that they are round and not too big where they take over your face lol.  Also on the side of the sunglasses I love the little design that them look elegant. I have linked the glasses down below so be sure to check them out. Wednesday was my 1️⃣ year anniversary of blogging and I wanted to share the sweetest thing my sister in law and hubby did for me. They both got up super early and decorated the apartment with balloons and all of my Instagram photos from when I first started my blog. They were either hanging on the balloon strings or all over the house. I literally woke up and was like “wow whats going on” lol. I opened my eyes and was very surprised and shocked. I have such and amazing hubby and the best new family I am seriously so blessed. I hope you enjoyed this post and these bomb glasses. Have a fabulous weekend!

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Sunglasses: (here)

1️⃣ YEAR OF BLOGGING 🎉

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Happy Wednesday everyone and a happy 1 year blogging to me. 🎉🎉 I am so thankful to God first of all for helping me grow and giving me the strength to never give up. I am also so grateful for my sister in law Olga she never gave up on me and pushed me to start blogging and believed in me (oh and she also takes all of my photos). So if you are reading this, I LOVE YOU, oh and you rock! 😜 I am thankful for each and everyone of my followers because without you reading my posts or even commenting on my photos I would not even have a blog. Thank you for all of your love and support. You guys don’t  know how much this blog means to me, its something I truly enjoy and it makes me so happy that I get a chance to help women and young girls be comfortable in their own skin and being able to try new things. SO THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 😘

Back to the shoot. I am so in love with this classy look, its just the perfect look for Christmas or even for the New Years. I styled it with a simple white sweater, grey tights and some black pointy heels. For accessories I added a black clutch and fun sparkle earrings. There are so many ways to style this amazing skirt, by adding a plaid top, sweater or even dressing it down with some booties and a hat. This skirt is from scoutandcloth.com and if you buy anything from her site you will get 20% off your entire purchase just use the code (MODAPRINTS) and thats through December 31st. So if you haven’t found anything for that holiday party you are in luck. I have no clue what I am doing this morning the hubby has a surprise for me and I can’t wait. I hope you have the most fabulous day. Oh and I love you.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Sweater: (here) Skirt: (here) Earrings: (here) Clutch: (here) Tights: (here) Heels: (here)

<< Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing than you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man / women before you know it. >>

-Al Lopez

BELL BOTTOMS 💄

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Happy Monday. Back to reality, I really hate when weekends go by so fast. 😕 I hope yours was great though. I had a Madewell styling event on Friday night and it was a blast. I love being able to help women and young girls be comfortable in their own skin and try out new clothing. We had a ton of customers and it was a amazing. Thank you all who came out. I really apperciate it and it means a world to me. On Saturday me and my sister in law Olga did a few photo-shoots. After that I came over to her place and we watched a christmas movie called Family Stone and ate pizza while both of our husbands were at work. That movie was the cutest, if you love christmas movies you have to watch it. On Sunday we went to church, had some lunch and watched the movie Exodus in the theater that was also an amazing movie. When we got home we lounged around the house with the hubs, I just love sundays. Now its back to Monday 😳 I have to work and then later go and get the rest of my christmas shopping done. So its going to be a great start to my week so far. Back to the shoot. I am loving this look, its so cozy and warm. By the way these bell bottoms are the best I love how comfy they are. It literally feels like I am wearing pajamas, no joke and they are only $12.00 from shopbrokegirlstyle.com they are also doing 20% off for your entire purchase just use the code MODA20. I styled the bell bottoms with a black long sleeve top and a white faux fur vest. For accessories I added a black hat and my all time favorite necklaces and bracelets.

I had the pleasure of working with the amazing talented jewelry maker Meehan Shannon with Finn & Sparrow Jewelry. Two of her bracelets are featured on the last photo of this post. She had told me a little bit about her background and how she started this whole business. She was born and raised in Santa Barbara California, when she got married she moved to Africa where she worked for two and a half years with women in crisis pregnancy and abandoned children. She has always had a passion for jewelry and wanting to use business as a means of job creation for people in some of the countries. The nonprofit that she used to work through now has a program that helps women learn a skill in sewing. She is hoping to use them to create the packaging for her jewelry business as it grows. A link to their work is thebabysafe.org or empoweramom.com. I love working with companies like this one because I have a big heart for those who are whiling to do what ever it takes to help the ones that are hurting and need our help. For more amazing jewelry pieces and if you can help in any way you can check out her Instagram (here). I hope you have a fabulouse week and ill see you soon.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Fur vest: (here) Black long sleeve: (here) Hat: (here) Necklace 1: (here) Necklace 2: (here) Bracelet: (here) Pants: (here)

<< The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love. (Psalm 147-11) >>

RAWR! 🐯

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Hey there beautiful. I hope you are have a wonderful Thursday morning so far. In todays post its all about layering a summer dress. I bought this dress last year at H&M, so down below I have linked similar dresses because that one isn’t available any more. 😕 I styled it with a mustard yellow sweater I recently purchased from Forever 21. I have been looking for that color for a while now and found it on sale for $15. 😱 Also if you didn’t know already that is my favorite color and I think it goes well on my skin tone. I also added grey leggings, grey beanie and black booties. For accecories I added a black belt and my all time favorite Sunnies. I love the pop of colors and hope you do as well. Today I am working a few hours and then doing some photo shoots with my sister in law. My favorite part of being a fashion blogger is putting outfits and shoots together. Seriously I have a blast every time my sister in law takes photos of me. I also can’t wait to share all of these photos with you. I will be doing a ton of holiday styled looks. So stay tuned. It is also my 1 year blogging anniversary next week and I have something fun to share for that day. Have a fabulous Thursday.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Bennie: (here) Sunglasses: (here) Sweater: (here) Dress: (here) (here) and (here) Belt: (here) Tights: (here) Booties: (here)

 

<< The Lord is higher and greater than any mountain you could possibly face! In the Word, the Lord invites us to simply speak to those mountains getting in the way of our hopes, desires and dreams. Have faith in the Lord! Bring Him in on all things you face! For nothing is impossible with Him! He is your power, and in Him is your destiny! No matter what you have behind you, He is with you presently and into your future—and there is hope! He is your hope! “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that those things he says will be done he will have whatever he says” (Mark 11:23). >>

STRIPES & A POP OF CHEETAH

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Happy Tuesday! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was great but busy. We had another wedding this saturday which I helped bake for on friday night and decorate saturday. It was fun. Sunday we went to church and then hung out with my sister in law. Back to the shoot. I wanted to show you how you can wear your scarf a different way by adding a belt. I think it makes this outfit pop. I wore a stripped dress, long sleeve white tee, black tights, booties and added a pop of yellow clutch for some color. If you don’t already know, I will wear a dress everyday of the month of December to raise awareness and funds in hope to oppose worldwide trafficking and exploitation of women all over the world. This is so much bigger than a dress. So if you would like to donate even if its $1 you can do that (here). You can also see my daily dress outfits (here). Hope you enjoyed this look. I am meeting a jewelry diseigners this morning and I cannot wait to show you all of the pieces. I am also getting my hair done by the amazing talented Bree Marshall and we will be teaming up for a giveaway. Stay tuned for that. Happy Tuesday.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Scarf: (here) White long sleeve: (here) Dress: (here) Tights: (here) Belt: (here) Clutch: (here) Boots: (here)

 

<< He will cover you with his feathers and his faithfulnes will be your shield. >>

 

 

 

MADEWELL EVENT 🎄

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“Gift Well. Come join me Friday, December 12 from 5-8pm at Madewell Park Meadows for a look at my favorite holiday gift-giving pieces! Enjoy holiday sips and sweets, styling advice from me and 20% off of your purchase of $125 or more!”

Cant wait to see you there!

Xo, Alena Gidenko

PONCHO & A CUP OF JO

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Happy Thursday everyone! I have teamed up with ntyls.com to do a $20 gift card giveaway to their online store so head over to my Instagram page (here) to see how you can enter. This poncho I am wearing above is from them and I adore it sooooo much. I styled it with a grey skirt, polka dot tights, hunter rain boots and a fun necklace for a cozy touch. I am obsessing over tights lately and I think a pair of printed tights make an outfit so fun. This poncho is so cozy and warm. I noticed that everyone is wearing these nowadays and I wanted to show you a different way of wearing one instead of just a poncho with jeans. Which is also adorable but I like to think outside of the box sometimes and experiment with my outfits. I hope you enjoyed this look. I think I am going to get another cup of coffee after looking at these photos lol. They are so cozy. 😛 If you read yesterday’s post (thank you) but if you missed it please take a look at it. I will be wearing a dress for the month of December to raise money and awareness in hope to oppose worldwide trafficking and exploitation of all women all over the world. If you would like to help out in anyway, anything will help even if it’s $1 and you can do that (here). You can see my daily dress posts on my Instagram (here). Have an amazing rest of your Thursday and thank you for following and reading my blog. I love you guys.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Pancho: (here) Necklace: (here) Rings: (here) Skirt: (here) Tights: (here) Hunter boots: (here) Cup: (here)

DRESSEMBER

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Hello friends, happy Wednesday to everyone. I will be teaming up with Dressember to embrace the unique femininity and freedom that all women deserve. I will wear a dress everyday of the month of December to raise awareness and funds in hope to oppose worldwide trafficking and exploitation of women all over the world. This is so much bigger than a dress. Last year they raised $165k and this year they hope to raise $500k. I am so excited to be a part of this cause and cannot wait to share my daily outfits of my dresses. I questioned myself a few times and tried to make excuses whether to do it or not because it can get so cold here in Denver. I’ve decided that the cause is bigger than me and I will just layer up and be fine. Something as simple as wearing a dress for a whole month to raise money and awareness for a good cause is worth it. I will do anything and even freeze my buns off lol. You can donate (here) and if you would love to join us it is never to late. Happy Wednesday.

The rules:

< I must always be wearing a dress, but it can be over pants or under a skirt or even with a top over it to change the way it looks.

<You can find all of my looks on Instagram (here)

<I will still have blog posts in things other than dresses as I may still have collaboration obligations, photos previously done, etc. But all of my daily, real time #ootd posts will be in dresses.

 

<<  Mathew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. >>

Sweater dress: (here) Faux white fur: (here) Tights: (here) Hunter boots: (here)

FUR & SHORTS

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Good morning and happy Tuesday! I hope your Thanksgiving was great. A few of our friends flew over from Portland for the week so we spent a lot of time together. We shopped and showed them around Denver a bit. Thanksgiving day we stayed in bed till noon and cuddled with my main squeeze, then headed to my in laws for a dinner which was alot of fun. After that we took our friends back to the airport and headed to the movies to watch The Penguins. It was such a cute movie, well I thought so but my husband fell asleep half way through the movie lol. Overall Thanksgiving was great and I am so thankful for everything in my life at this moment. God is good all the time. Back to the shoot. I teamed up with Danquin May to show you how you can wear shorts in the winter. I styled mine a bit dressy since the holidays are here (its cray how fast the holidays came) lol. I wore black shorts with a sparkled top, a fur green jacket and black heeled booties. For accessories I added a green ring and a neon bag for the outfit to pop. Head over to Danquin May’s instagram and see how she styled hers. I hope you enjoyed this look. See you soon.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Fur jacket: similar (here) Shorts: (here) Top: similar (here) Bag: similar (here) Ring: (here) Booties similar (here)

 

 

REMINDER TO BE GRATEFUL

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Happy Tuesday! Its almost Thanksgiving so decided to do a shoot on what to wear for dinner. I love this classy look. I found this amazing skirt from Goodwill a few months ago for $2.00 and thought it would be perfect for the holidays. If you don’t have a long skirt like this one you can literally use any dressy skirt and it will still look stunning. I also added this long sleeve crop top I found at Forever 21 for $9.00 and that top isn’t even on sale. I love it so much. To accessorize I added some amazing earrings from Stones and Seams and a gold clutch. This look is perfect for the holidays and all the gatherings with family and friends. I hope you and your loved ones have an amazing Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for this year? I am thankful for my best friend I call my husband, my family,  all of my followers on my blog and social media for all of the support and love. Most importantly I am so thankful for having food on the table and my health. Sometimes we take life for granted and we should be thankful everyday for the life God has given us. There are people starving or don’t have a place to call their home and I am so thankful for what I have. So take a deep breath, kiss and hug the ones you love really tight and thank God for everything you have.

Xo, Alena Gidenko

Top: (here) Skirt: similar (here) Earrings: (here) Clutch: similar (here)

 

<< Each day we live is a gift,… so thank God in the morning for another day of life, and thank God in the evening for getting you through the day. >>