New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday of the year because I have been celebrating this special holiday with my family since I was born. I have such wonderful memories of NYE over the years as Russians loves celebrating it with the best parties of the year!
During the year, I tend to be hard on myself when it comes to my goals. Are you familiar with that feeling of, "am I doing good enough?" This is why I love the end of the year when I take time to reflect upon and feel proud of what I accomplished in 2016 which gets me super motivated to bring you an even better 2017!
The biggest challenge for me since I have children is time. Time is precious and I realized that I can't continue doing everything I did before because now family is first! So this year focused on investing my time into blogging and I am so pleased with results.
There have been so many amazing highlights that have appeared as a result of the blog, one of them is collaborations with Israel's first fashion house, Maskit and touring with them around the States. Working with Sharon Tal, Maskit's new head designer was pure honor and a remarkable experience.
Last but not least, my Instagram page reached over 10,000 followers in the 2016! (ahh)
Looking back on these posts, I feel a great sense of pride in what I accomplished in 2016 and it also provides inspiration for what type content to work on for the coming year. I already have so many exciting ideas and potential projects, yay! As always if you have any special requests for content of 2017, please comment below. I would love to hear them!
Thank you for an incredible year and for allowing me to create a platform to share everything that is fashion, art, and beauty. I sometimes want to pinch myself because I am so happy to do what I do and I feel extraordinarily lucky to have you!
I wish you the happiest 2017, full of laughs, love, peace, positive vibes, good health, empowering goals, AND of course, style.
If this year was a difficult one for you, I am sending extra hugs and strength your way.
Here’s a cheers to you!
P.S. I am celebrating with a 70’s disco party at the Soho Chicago. Follow along on Instagram stories.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
MY HOLIDAY OUTFITS + PICKS UNDER $100
5 UNFORGETTABLE GIFT IDEAS TO MAKE ANY WOMAN FEEL SPECIAL
You know how much I love layers and versatility. It is the secret to dressing chic and creating an efficient wardrobe. Furthermore, I whole-heartedly believe that the best investment pieces are those that are versatile, tailored, and made with high quality materials. I prefer to invest in quality rather than quantity and encourage my friends and clients to as well.
This is why I adore SAMIMAY, a Chicago based brand that was founded by two friends, Sylvia and Izabela. All of their pieces are hand-made by Sylvia's sisters at their home in Poland using high quality materials from England and Italy.
For the crazy weather here in Chicago, SAMIMAY’s versatile shawl capes, beautiful oversized shrugs, and fabulous short vests will keep you plenty warm in style! (You know I am a huge fan of vests!). And the meticulous craftsmanship is exceptional - you can just feel love in each piece!
Wear this number with denim like I did here or pair it with Hold Your Haunches leggings. I would also wear it with fitted mini or midi dress.
Wearing this piece on top of leather jacket is a game changer for an outfit. Here is a look from a few years ago that showcases this trick.
I also love wearing it under a coat or jacket as I did here.
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