*party spirit intensifies*

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Imagine this: an old factory building, rusting pipes, sound of dripping water, cracking windows and dust everywhere, wind blowing through the corridors slamming doors. A small room crammed with concert sound equipment, disco balls and wires. Formed a picture? Here are the photos. Natasha and I built an improvised studio right in the middle of the aforementioned windy corridor to shoot some party looks. This is my casual holiday outfit featuring my favourite thigh-high boots. I’m sure next time we’ll give more justice to the eerie location. Did you know that throwing confetti and maintaining a straight face are two actions human body cannot perform at the same time?

Casual party look for the holidays on A Handful of Stories.

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Photos and editing by Natalia Karpova

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  • Such fun photos! They definitely get me in the NYE spirit!


  • Lanae Bond

    This is an excellent photo shot. You and Natasha really did a great job because the pictures are cute and fun!

  • Beautiful photos you and Natasha captured, perfect for ringing in the new year.

    Thank you for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me”

    Rachel xo


  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I will have a Xmas linkup party on Thursday. I hope you can make it.

  • This looks like such a cute shoot! I love the party details in the background.

    Alicia | Between the Pearls

    • Thanks, Alicia 🙂 This was such a last moment DIY, but I guess you can’t go wrong with sparkles for the holidays.

  • These photos are gorgeous!! Love your top and boots!!

    xx, Elise

    • Thank you, Elise! Those are my favourite boots of the season 🙂

  • Tea

    Your photos are fabulous! I can see why throwing confetti would make it hard to keep a straight face – lol – it’s just too fun! Love your outfit – and your necklace is fab!

    • Most shots are of my blurry cheesy smile 😀 Thank you for stopping by, Tea!

  • What a cool shoot! And your causal holiday outfit looks so fab. Where do you get that fabulous confetti and gold backdrop for the shoot?!

    – Liz @ Downtown Demure

    • Thank you, Liz 🙂 Everything’s from a nearby grocery shop, the backdrop is just these pieces of shiny paper cut into strips. I don’t know what they’re called, but it’s a favourite decoration for many in Russia. I’m generally not a big fan, but it reflects light beautifully and serves as a perfect festive background.