Tuesday, March 31, 2015


It seems like winter didn't quite let go of us yet, so there's a sweater weather outfit of the day for you.

This boys club/tennis black & white piece has been on repeat ever since I picked it up at Rue21 few weeks ago. It's so soft and comfortable I never want to take it off! 

My favorite feature has to be the plunging neckline and black details. They both add just enough twist to what otherwise would be another boring sweater. Such a classic piece! 

I got this little number on sale (for $6!) and I'm pretty sure Rue21 doesn't sell it online anymore. BUT. I've seen many other bloggers rocking the same piece before, and there are still many different stores that carry similar ones, so I'll link them below for you.

Happy shopping! 

Rue21 sweater (similar HERE & HERE)
H&M faux leather pants
Nike Genicco sneakers (HERE)
Walgreens mirrored sunglasses

Saturday, March 28, 2015


Instagram has to be my favorite sharing space besides, of course, my blog.
There is no surprise why it quickly became such a hit:


And share. 
And because SHARING IS CARING, I decided to create a new weekly segment just for you. From now on, every Sunday I'll be posting an #INSTAWEEK roundup my favorite posts from a recent feed.

What can You expect?


Plus many more things I'm inspired by! Here's a little preview of what's to come. I hope You enjoy it! 

Mondays are tough. That's a given. It is usually around that time when you can find me posting some inspirational reminders, anything to get me through the day.

Because my Instagram account is mostly a platform for sharing and connecting with people reading my blog, you'll see a lot of outfit pictures all over the place. My busy school/work schedule doesn't allow me to shoot fashion pictures every day and that is when Instagram comes in handy. It is my go-to place whenever I quickly want to share some new finds and pairings. It's also kind of a preview of what's likely to appear on the blog. #selfie

Travel bug! These have to be my favorite kind of Instagram photos to share. I love reliving some of the greatest memories I've had throughout my years of experiencing America and Europe. Every Thursday, I'm posting #ThrowbackThursday pictures, so make sure you check them out. It is sure nice to see how I've changed after all those years (or should I say my hairstyle. ;)) #traveldiaries

I also love to eat! I don't follow any specific diets, so you'll quickly find out I eat just about anything I can find. While I don't post food pictures of my every meal because let's be honest, that would be a really tough job! It's already hard enough not starting to eat up my plate, whenever I have something really good in front of me. So yes, very often I simply forget to snap a picture. Mostly though, my plates are just not that presentable :P #beautifulmess 

Another obsession of mine: DESSERTS! I mean, I need to have something sweet every.single.day. Even if just in a small dose, I need my daily medicine! As for the coffee, I'm a bigger tea drinker, but every now and then I'm forced to drink one. I know, tough life. #thestruggleisreal

Also, let's not forget about my little love! She's the brightest, cutest, happiest and smart little girl and I'm so grateful I get to see her grow every day. She's also a future model, so every now and then I'll take some portfolio pictures for her. She'll thank me later! #nannylife


P.S.You can find me under: @shenaniganska


Friday, March 27, 2015


As I mentioned in my last post (HERE), I wanted to end our cross country trip in Las Vegas to celebrate my 24 birthday in a proper manner ;) 

On our second day in the city, we got up bright and early (and by that I mean about 4 a.m.) and were off to making another one of our biggest dreams come true - visiting Grand Canyon

This trip was the one and only guided tour we decided to buy when planning our trip. Everything before that was pretty spontaneous and up to us and our hosts. Because Grand Canyon is still quite a drive from Las Vegas (yet still closer than we have ever been to it), we decided to play it safe and let the guide take us there. 

Today just a little bit about our quick pit stop - the Hoover Dam.
This is probably one of the musts and guarantees when booking a trip to Grand Canyon. 

Aaand a little history: 
Located between the states of Arizona and Nevada, Hoover Dam has been around since 1930s (built during the Great Depression). Its construction cost over hundred of lives, and it's one of the most common facts about Hoover Dam. As for the purpose, it was mainly built to control floods, provide irrigation and produce hydroelectric power. Infamously named after the president Herbert Hoover.

I didn't want to wait for my own picture with the sign, so I just joined the picture with this gentleman.

Me when realizing I'm finally making my dreams come true :)

More about Grand Canyon and the second leg of our tour in the next post!
Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 22, 2015


And so we made it to our last stop on our cross country adventure! 

It was my wish to spend my 24 birthday in Las Vegas and I couldn't be happier that we made it happen! Being a July baby is always hard for me to gather all of my friends together and celebrate my birthday. If I'm lucky, I'm usually able to spend my day with two (at the most) of my closest friends, the rest is always busy traveling (or working). Anyhow, this time I had my best friend Maja by my side and we were ready to rock the desert!

Honestly, though, Las Vegas is no joke you guys. The day we went to check out the Welcome sign, it was over 100 degrees (end of July). The walk was only about 30 minutes from our hotel and let me tell you something... I thought I'm going to die! I swear I never had such a strong reaction to the heat. I mean, yes, we didn't have any hats or even water with us, so it's totally our fault. 
Anyway, about halfway through we came across McDonalds and boy did I chug that ice tea right away! Needless to say, we survived!

And the sign is a must see when you're in Vegas ;)

Stay tuned for more!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Throwback Thursday: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Before I show you around Las Vegas, I wanted to pay a quick visit to another town in Texas.
San Antonio happened to be a nice one day detour trip on our cross country adventure. Because we were already down in Austin, we thought why not taking a 3-hour long bus drive down South and add another city to our 'achievement' list. The best part about this decision though, was the fact we happened to score the best bus tickets ever...
See, one of the advantages of planning your trip months in advance is getting good deals. For young travelers on a budget like us, to score $1 tickets (yes, you read it right!!!) from Austin to San Antonio, was like winning a lottery. Again, all thanks to MEGABUS - our all time trusty travel carrier.

The main tourist attraction in San Antonio is of course the historic landmark - THE ALAMO. The history of this Roman Catholic mission and the site of the big battle goes back to the 18th Century. As an American Studies graduates, me and my friend were really excited to see this place in person.

To learn more about the history of Alamo, go HERE.

Couldn't help myself but to jump into a picture with those handsome Mexicans :)

You can only imagine what the weather must be like in South Texas in the middle of summer. Scorching hot! Honestly, we were happy it was a short visit... Admiring Alamo in all its glory was as special as it could be. Standing on the hot pavement, not so much. Thankfully, right next to the landmark was a little oasis waiting for those who needed to catch a breath, and were dying for some shade!

 I have to mention here my good ol' Forever 21 dress. You might have seen it before on my blog (a lot). It is hands down one of my favorite dresses ever! It is so lightweight and perfect for summer, I never travel without it. This piece always makes a statement without any effort ;) Needless to say, it was also just right for the hot wet summer in Texas.

Oh and yes, I like to dance in random places.

For those looking for some shade and relief from the heat, there's one more spot where you can get a break from the sun. 


It is not only good for hiding from the sun, it is also so picturesque. My favorite cities in the world has always been those surrounded by water, and canals are just one reason why. It is so relaxing and not to mention - romantic to take a stroll by the water, and forget for a second the business of the city.

 Another historic thing I couldn't miss to show you. In the evening, we took a bus to get to another part of the city and this is what we came across. What a great reminder of an important American piece of history.

I hope these photos inspired you to pay a visit to this full of history city!

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