Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Flannels and Neons

Hi All!

Gonna start off this blog with a very very easy summer outfit! This is something that can be worn anywhere, and people will not think you're too dressed up ;) I also really enjoy pops of color, as well as neons, and this American Eagle tank is perfect for that!

Mossimo Supply Co Flannel, Target, $4.99
AE Tank, TJMaxx, $3.99
Aeropostale Cutoffs, Hand-Me-Downs, Free
Rue 21 Belt, Rue 21, $2.99 for two
Whole Look
The shoes also add a very nice touch! The pops of neon yellow really tie the whole outfit together! And I got them on sale! Even better :)
American Eagle, AE Store, $7.99 (clearance)
Here's the look without the flannel. A little more appropriate for the beach or the store, but works nonetheless!

Thanks for checking in! More to come soon!
(Please excuse the picture quality, still working through the kinks!)


Friday, June 20, 2014

Staple Accessories

Hello again!

I thought it'd be a fun idea and a good first actual post to post my accessory staples! Things that I wear a lot and go with almost anything.

First, my bag that I just recently got.

Steve Madden Crossbody, TJMaxx, $29.99

Lovely tassel.
The back might be my favorite part!

Secondly, my pink crossbody. I do not wear it that often because it is quite small, but I love it when I do.
Great detailing.
Mossimo Supply Co, Target, $19.99

Next, my aviators! I take them everywhere, and they add a nice touch to every outfit. Also my favorite bracelet. It's just the right amount of fabulous.
American Eagle, $11.99 (on sale)
Store in Ukraine, $5

Thanks for checking in!


Who, What, and Why

Hey guys!

This is my first ever blog post! How exciting! Just wanted to let you guys know what to expect, and a little bit about who's going to be running this blerg. First things first, my name is Yuliya {yoo-lee-ya} Ivan and I live in the Midwest. (Originally from Ukraine, hence the unamerican name, but that is another story.) I am a fresh-out-of-the-metaphorical-womb adult (turned 18 recently) and have a bit of free time this summer. I enjoy reading fiction novels, photography, hanging out with friends, as well as playing almost any kind of sports.

My goal for this blog is to showcase affordable, real-person fashion. There are plenty of fashion blogs out there, but they either don't show what someone would actually wear in their daily life, or each article of clothing is hundreds of dollars. This comes from the fact that I am from the Midwest, where style is secondary to comfort and practicality{ee}. (She used the name of her blog, how fun!) I will re-use a lot of pieces, because that is what people on a budget, without closets the size of the Vatican, do. I'm also gonna try to include the prices of clothes and where they are from (expect to see TJMaxx a lot).

My style, as you will hopefully see, is clean, simple, and comfortable. You will not see me in a fur jacket with leather pants and stilettos... not practical. I also don't like scarves for some reason. There are plenty of other accessorizing options. (If you're super into scarves, feel free to stop reading. Just kidding.)

I also would like to incorporate some dessert/food recipes, just because that is a part of my life, and I would love to share them with you! There might be travel ideas as well. (All on a budget!)

Comments and questions/concerns are highly encouraged! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!