Hey hey hey to all of my snow bunnies out there. Am I the only one that is tired of this weather ugh… so over it. It has been freezing for a while now and I can’t wear any of my Spring clothing. 😕 All kinds of sobbing going on right now. Praying and hoping for better sunny days 👐 can I get an Amen? Anyway even when its super cold out and all you want to do is cuddle in bed but you can’t cause you are a big girl and have a job or things to do. *sigh… 🙈 This cozy look is just perfect for one of those days. I got this jacket for $10 on sale at H&M last week and I have been in need of one its the perfect style, color and it fits amazing and on top of that I feel like a snow bunny so ya you probably need one if you live in Denver CO or if its cold where you are at. I have attached a similar one down below because obviously sales aren’t great online if you see it in the store you gotta snag it before its gone. So I got super lucky. You can always check you might get lucky and find one your size. I styled this jacket with a button up denim top and a pair of skinny jeans and my new favorite boots. I have been wearing these a lot because of the snow. I love how they look with skirts and dresses, I will try to style and post about how to wear them with dresses and skirts. Hope you enjoyed this cozy look. Stay tuned for more. Yesterday I met some amazing bloggers at Glo Minerals even and OMG! I am so excited to share all of the fun spring lipsticks I received EEEEEE. I am so excited I could literally pass out lol jk no but really to me lipstick is something I can’t live without. I am so into the whole natural look on the face and eyes and a bold fun color on your lips. Cant wait to show you all. Today I have so much errands to run and then work later on. I really hope it won’t snow today. 😕 Have an amazing rest of your Wednesday and I will see you soon.
Xo, Alena Gidenko
Jacket: (here) Denim top: (here) Jeans: (here) Socks: (here) Shoes: similar (here)
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Hey hey hey! Happy Monday, this is probably one of my favorite posts… Why you ask? Well because who doesn’t like pretty long hair and polka dots. First let me just say never in my wildest dreams would I ever have extensions in my hair I hated that extra time it took to put them in. Each morning has a lot on its plate from getting up for some coffee in the morning and brushing your teeth to getting ready so you look somewhat decent with some makeup on, no one has time for extensions. 🙈 I told my self I would never do it….. but never say never I have changed my mind friends. 😜 I am obsessed with these hair extensions, not only they are clip ons but you can take them out or put them in whenever your little heart desires within minutes. They are the best, quality wise and I cant stop wearing them. It literally takes me 5 minutes to clip them in my hair and bam I got me some beautiful long set of hair. I am obsessed with braids so I am excited to start playing with these. I am also trying to grow out my hair and these will definitely help me. From now on I am only air drying my hair after my showers and using curling irons once a week to help it grow. I have also started taking Biotin hair vitamins so hopefully they start helping. Another thing that has been keeping my hair soft and not dry is this amazing shampoo from Sally’s called Coconut Oil Shampoo which I use with Coconut Oil Conditioner and also the leave-in conditioner that I use once a week. Try it out if you have super dry hair, its amazing.
I also got my new hair extensions colored and cut by thee amazing Bree from bamhair.com and omg… she is a hair queen. She makes me feel so pretty after she cuts or colors my hair, not only is she a hair queen but also has the biggest heart. I adore this girl to pieces. If you need to feel pretty again or just need to do something else with your hair because you aren’t feeling it anymore call her up and she will change your life. Well, at least your hair’s life hehe! Check out her website (here). I LOVE YOU BREE, end of story.
Now back to this amazing outfit. If you can’t tell yet or you are new to my blog hieeeee 👋 um, I love stripes and polka dots. I have a ton of tops with polka dots and stripes. 😜 I might have a problem lets just end it at that. 🙈 I love how the leggings look with the polka dot blouse. Its such a fun outfit and trust me you will have people look at you funny but its all good being different rocks! I styled the leggings and blouse with some fun black heels that I can’t stop wearing (only when its warm). I want every color. The heel is the perfect size and they are so comfy. 🙌 This whole outfit is from Forever 21 so get it before its gone. I have linked everything down below. Have a safe rest of your Monday and thank you for always reading love you all.
Xo, Alena Gidenko
Top: (here) Leggings: (here) Heels: (here) Extensions: (here)
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Happy Thursday! Oh how I adore these photos of Karissa and I. We did this shoot for a magazine called NUE and we are doing a section on how to style fun colored tights. I absolutely love how they turned out and all the colors are so fun so I wanted to share these with you all. I styled this gorgeous floral tulle skirt with a black long sleeve crop top, purple tights and my all time favorite black flats. Head over to Karissa’s blog to see details of her outfit as soon as its posts it. Either way you should still head over to her blog because she’s the cutest and I just want to give her a hug lol. This week is crazy with blogging, working and moving. I have so much to do today but looking forward to coffee, hehe. Its still snowy and cold out I just want to cry. When is Spring coming? I have so many fun shoots and outfits planned and all I can do now is wait. 👊 Anyway have and amazing rest of your day. Thank you for always reading. MUAH!
Xo, Alena Gidenko
Crop top: (here) Skirt: similar (here) Tights: (here) Flats: (here)
Happy Monday ladies! Ok, this snow is getting ridiculous 😕 I want spring to be here already but there is nothing we can do but buy pretty warm snow boots and take photos outside in the freezing cold. 🙈 The only thing good about this weather is my hubby stayed home all weekend and we just cuddled at home, made homemade queso dip and watched movies. I love weekends with my boo. So now that you and I are sad about the weekend being over, you should buy a pair of these boots. They are so warm but most importantly they are as cute as can be and they will make you feel better 😜. I styled them with my favorite striped turtle neck that I have been obsessed with, a red sweater and striped pants. I love this fun cozy bright look. The red sweater just makes this outfit pop in the snow. This look will be perfect on a getaway snow trip to the mountains you will be found right away if you get lost in this red sweater, lol I got your back. 😜 Anyway it’s supposed to snow all week so I guess you will be seeing more photos of what to wear on a snowy day so stay tuned for that. I hope you enjoyed this bright look I will see you soon. Oh, If you are going through something and you are just unsure where your life is taking you just know God has bigger and better plans for you, just trust in him. This week has been crazy amazing I am not sure if I am ready to share what has happened and what good things are coming for my hubby and I but stay tuned, 😀 and no I am not pregnant lol. I love you all and thank you for always reading. Today consists of sleeping in a bit because I worked last night. Some cleaning, cooking and laundry before I head back to work at 8pm. Have a great rest of your Monday and smile. 😀
Xo, Alena Gidenko
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Happy Friday y’all! Hope you are having an amazing Friday so far. Enjoy this rocking up-do. Love you all and see you soon. BTW please give me a thumbs up and subscribe if you would like to see more. (here)
Xo, Alena Gidenko
Happy Wednesday everyone! I am obsessed with this bag. I love the size, style and how comfy it is. Its just the perfect size for my MacBook. If you are in need of a bag this size I suggest you get one 😜. This whole look is so chic and simple, I kind of love it. I also recently got this amazing hat from Anthropology and its my favorite, I just love how perfect it looks. For the outfit I styled a fun cozy white sweater with a button up polka dot top underneath cause you know me I can’t stand to be without some sort of prints lately lol. I added these amazing skinny jeans from Madewell and they are now on sale I have linked it down below for you. 😀 I also added a fun green ring from Forever 21 and my favorite over the knee boots. I hope you enjoyed this simple look. I’m off until Friday so I have no idea what I am going to do. I think I might do a hair tutorial for you guys. I literally thought of one while going to bed last night and got really excited. So I will try it today and hopefully it comes out as perfect as it was in my head. 😍 Have a fabulous day and thank you for always reading. I love you guys.
Xo, Alena Gidenko
Sweater: (here) Polka dot top: (here) Bag: (here) Hat: can’t find it online 😕 Jeans: (here) Knee high boots: sold out similar (here) Ring: (here)
Good morning! Ahhh, doesn’t this cup of coffee just look so amazing and scrumptious right about now? It does to me. I just got home from a long night of working and slipped into my pajamas in bed. I decided to do a post before I take a long three hour nap. This week was sad and happy at the same time. Sad because I found out one of my 92 year old resident I took care of passed on Friday. 😕 He was one of my favorites and when I heard the news it made me sad and I teared up. One of the reasons why I don’t like my job is you just get too attached to these folks and it breaks my heart but I know he is in a better place and I just need to be stronger when it comes to those things. One of the other things I was coping with and trying to understand and just getting used to was, we have a resident that is 80 years old and she has Alzheimer’s Disease. I have never been around that and just did not really know what to do and how to act but this quote just opened my eyes and I wanted to share it with you.
“Do not ask me to remember, don’t try to make me understand. Let me rest and know you’re with me. Kiss my cheek and hold my hand. I’m confused beyond your concept, I’m sad and sick and lost. All I know is that I need you, to be with me at all cost. Do not lose your patience with me, do not scold or curse or cry. I can’t help the way I’m acting, I can’t be different though I try. Just remember that I need you, that the best of me is gone. Please don’t fail to stand beside me, love me ’till my life is gone.”
As soon as I read that I started crying, I know some people may think its cheesy but some of these folks don’t even have a family. It breaks my heart knowing they have absloutely no one to kiss them, hold them and give the best care they deserve. These are their last days and if that was me I would want my caregiver to give me her all in helping and taking care of me. So that being said, sorry I poured out my heart I just wanted to share a little something that went on last week.
Now for something happy. 😀 How was your Valentine’s day? Mine was amazing. I made a romantic dinner for my hubs and I. I found this amazing Baked Tilapia Vegetable Casserole recipe from natashaskitchen.com um y’all need to try it (party in your mouth) I made it with a side of mashed potatoes. After dinner we decided to go and watch a movie, so we watched Kingsmen. It was ok not one of my favorites. I would love to hear all about yours, leave me a comment down below. ❤️ Now back to the shoot, coffee and clothes are two of my favorites, so this post is my favorite lol. I absolutely adore this wifey sweater, I have been wearing it around the house almost everyday. Its warm and just the coziest sweater I own. I paired it with faux leather leggings and my new favorite blue booties. Oh and isn’t my hair just the bomb? Christine Bennett actually took these photos and curled my hair when she was in town. Ah you guys have no idea how much I miss my soul sister. I can’t wait to see her again, not sure when but I need to plan something soon or I’ll start twitching lol. Well I better get some rest, have an amazing rest of your Monday. I will see you soon.
Xo, Alena Gidenko
Sweater: (here) Leggings: (here) Booties: (here)
Happy Valentine’s day you guys! 💕 I can’t describe how much I adore this man of mine and maybe you can tell in these amazing photos. He melts my heart to peices through our ups and downs, I am so blessed and can’t imagine my life without him. (he is also going to be the best baby daddy to our kids one day 👶👶👶👶) 😜 I can’t wait. 👐 So for that last minute date night look this is literally a splash of Valentine’s day inspired outfit, literally a perfect pink dress, red tights, striped turtle neck and black pointy flats. This look might be a little crazy for some but I love it so much. It honeslty makes me giddy any bright colors just make me happy in general. Hope you enjoyed these fun photos. Today my hubby has to work for a few hours, so Im going to make us an early breakfast, get some coffee with a friend right after and I also have a few errands to do. We will stay in tonight, I will make a fancy romantic dinner for two and maybe watch a movie. We are such home bodies we would rather stay in then go out in the craziness. Im sure it will be packed, so if you are going out I will pray for you. 😜 What are your plans for tonight? I would love to hear all about it. See you guys later, have a fabulous night, be safe. Oh and if you need a last minute hair insperation check out my Valentine’s hair tutorial (here), thank you for always reading.
Xo, Alena Gidenko
Pink dress: similar (here) Turtle neck: (here) Tights: (here) Flats: (here)
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Hey ladies! Its almost Valentine’s Day. Karissa and I decided to do a fun school girl inspired look. I absolutely love how we styled our outfits and the photos came out amazing, her boyfriend took them BTW. I styled this fun pink skirt with a similarly fun baseball tee, a vest and some fun converses. I got this skirt for $3.00 at H&M when Christine Bennett was here visiting me and not only it is stinking adorable but at that price it was practically a steal. I needed it in my life. This look is so fun and if you are going to have a relaxed Valentine’s date this would be perfect for it. ❤️ Head over to Karissa’s blog and see details of her outfit. Hope you enjoyed our fun looks. Tomorrow I will be posting another Valentine’s day shoot with my hubby, can’t wait to share so stay tuned. Oh and I love you guys, thank you for always reading.
Xo, Alena Gidenko
Denim vest: (here) Baseball tee: (here) Skirt: similar (here) Converse: (here)
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Here is a fun updo for Valentine’s day. Subscribe and give me a thumbs up if you loved it and would like to see more (here)
Xo, Alena Gidenko