My most important lessons that I learned in my life

5:56 PM
Hello, hello, everyone! Today I would love to share with you some lessons that I learned in my life so far. We all make mistakes, no matter what we do, but there are some people who don't take these lesson in life. But I consider myself a good student. Since I have lived in different countries and had a of experience in my life so far, I think it will be interesting to share with you some of my lessons so you don't make the same mistakes.  
  • First, I learned never trust people who you don't know, but you think that you do. These types of people are the most dangerous, because you thought you knew everything about them, but it then turns out that they wear a mask of two-faces. They can be super sweet to you, but as soon you leave the room, they will talk trash about you. My problem in life is that I let some people be close to me and later they hurt my feelings. 
  • Second, don't wait until tomorrow. Haha, I'm a person, who keeps saying I will do something tomorrow and sometimes tomorrow turns into the next day. Well, but there are some days, when I'm actually a good girl and do everything on time. It really makes your life easy when everything that you planned is done.
  • Third, always have cash. Yes, we live in modern life when we all have credit cards or can pay by phone. But to be honest, my phone dies so quickly that I feel like my life is over, because I'm so dependent on my phone. You never know if something can happen to your card and you can't pay, which sucks if you're out and about (or even traveling!). Having cash in your pocket might save you time and maybe your life.
  • Never, ever lie. I never got caught lying, because I'm a good liar.  Haha. But I know the better way to go is to just not do it! Unless, you are a professional spy or something. 
Anyway, I hope some of this advice will help you. As for the photo shoot below, I'm wearing my new cardigan that I got from Kolonmall from their Lucky Chouette collection.  I absolutely love Kolonmall.  I hope you guys will check them out!

Turtleneck | Bloomingdale's    Skirt | Macy's  Cardigan | Kolon Mall Boots | Public Desire

2017 is going to be ACTIVE

8:02 AM
Hello and happy 2017! My year started quite interestingly and full of adventures.  Before the year ended, I shared with you my goals for 2017, and one of them was to be active, fit and healthier. It seems not so difficult, but when your life is full of travel, delicious food and parties, it gets hard to find time to stay healthy. But I found a solution. Let’s be honest, most of the time we are just lazy and find excuses to not pursue our fitness goals. A lot of my friends roll their eyes when I tell them that I need to exercise and they keep saying that there is no need to stay active, because I’m too skinny. That being said, you don’t want just to exercise because you want to only lose weight. There are many other reasons for why you need to stay active!

It is good for your body, mood and motivation. You can stay active while you are playing with your children, while catching a flight or even walking around the neighborhood to take care of things.  When I wake up in the morning, I do a couple of exercise that will wake up my body, which are better than coffee!

To start the year right, I got myself some new active wear from JCPenney.  Active wear sets the tone and keeps me in a positive mindset.  JCPenney has a wide collection of active wear for every woman, for any age. These pieces are not just affordable, but also trendy – like my slim stretching leggings that I wear for my running exercises or yoga.  Since it is quite chilly for running outside, I’m wearing a Nike sweatshirt that I got from JCPenney too. #SoWorthIt ! How are you going to stay active this year?

P.S. JCPenney is continuing its partnership with the YMCA. This January, become a new Y member during Jan 15-31, get bounceback JCP coupon on Active/Xersion!

 BUY MY LOOK: Sweatshirt | JCPENNEY  Leggings | JCPENNEY

Why you should try out AirBnb

11:46 AM
Hello, guys! You probably totally lost track of when and where do I travel. My year have been full of adventures lately. Anyway, a few weeks ago, I have travelled to Washington DC. I have been here before many times, but the city is so big and beautiful, that I can't resist coming back and imagining myself living there. Who knows - maybe one day, we will! Dreams come true! 
My point of this post that if you really want to experience the life of the people who live in this city, you should book via Airbnb. This post is not sponsored or paid (i hope one day they will pay me haha). I just think that you never know where it might bring you. I travelled across the country and experienced staying in different apartments, condos and houses. The best part of is that you can enjoy a beautifully design interior, and maybe get inspired for your future house in wonderful neighborhood. To be honest, I probably would never go to this part of town, though Airbnb made it happen.  The condo that we booked had a separate entrance, kitchen, bed room and living room. I was able to enjoy watching TV shows, doing my laundry and just having space. To be honest, when we planned our photo shoot, I felt like I was a Carrie Bradshaw, because the house looked similar to New York. Anyway, staying in a place where people might live makes you discover new neighborhoods, just because most hotels are located by the tourist attractions. 

Coat | Boohoo      Skirt (Similar) | Shopbop    Scarf | H&M     Boots | Public Desire

Anyone get buried in the snow this week?

7:20 PM
Hello, hello! Anyone get buried in the snow this week? I'm so happy that I got the chance to travel to the east coast and experience some real winter weather. I never thought that I would ever miss snow, but living in California changed my mind. Monterey usually has beautiful or gray weather. It made me sometimes jealous to see my family back in Kazakhstan building snowmen while throwing snowballs at each other. I'm a person who loves when it is over 80F and the sun keeps me blooming, but I have so many cool memories of my childhood of how we were happy when it snowed. Another cool aspect of snow is that you can create really beautiful photos. Here we go! I'm wearing one of my coats that I got last year from Lamoda along with my cute favorite sweater and vintage skirt that I bought at an Etsy store. For shoes, I decided to wear my leather long boots that I got G. H. Bass & Go. These boots are my savior during rainy or deep snow weather. Also, to keep my lips moisturized in cold and windy weather, I'm using Rouge Volupte Shine Oil Lipstick by Yves saint Laurent. What is your favorite time of the year?
Coat  (Similar) |  Neiman Markus   Sweater (Similar) | Bloomingdale's   Skirt | Etsy  Boots | G. H. Bass & Go

What to wear this winter / Tart Collection

11:33 AM
Hello 2017! I hope you all made spectacular plans for the coming year. I shared some plans earlier on my Instagram and was quite surprised what other ladies are planning to achieve this year.
Before saying goodbye to 2016, I had the chance to experience some cold winter days in Seattle. I'm a person who freezes easily as soon as it gets below 60F. For this shoot, I truly enjoyed having some snow since I was wearing my new faux fur coat that I got from Tart Collection.  (use "QUEENHORSFALL1" to shop). I styled it with my Zara sweater, Macy's skirt, and Public Desire long boots.  How would you style your fur coat?
Coat | Tart Collection  Skirt | Macy's Boots | Public Desire  Earrings | Stella Dot
 
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