Hi Dolls,

So we are heading into winter and that actually makes me want to run screaming in the direction of LA.

Since I won’t be leaving the mid-atlantic region anytime soon, I have to at least try to make the best out of the frozen tundra that is upon us. To keep myself warm, I make sure to stock up on cozy accessories! I love comfy socks, sweaters, scarves, pajamas, and anything that will keep me from shivering uncontrollably. Below are some of my favorite things to keep you looking cute and comfy while you sip your hot coco and watch the snow fall through the winter months.

Free People has an amazing selection of socks this season. I will include a few of them, but go to their website for more because I honestly love all of them!

Thank you for Reading!

❤ Masha

  1. Free People Filomena Over the Knee Sock $28
  2.  Free People Chambers Wrap Legwarmer – $38
  3. Anew Legwear-Lemon Slipper Faux Fur Sock – $40
  4. Forever 21 $17.90 – Cozy leggings. I have a similar pair and I live for them in the winter!
  5. H&M Scarf – $9.99
  1. Elfish Cropped Sweater – $30.60
  2. Santa is my BAE – $34.00
  3. Blanket Wrap – $34
  4. H&M Heart Sweater -$14.99
  5. Victoria’s Secret The Fireside Long Jane Pajama $54.50

Hello Dolls,

I cannot believe it’s already July and I have not talked about sunglasses! I love love love sunglasses! I never leave the house without a pair, and I even throw on a pair in the winter when it’s not that sunny. I think sunglasses are like shoes, you can’t leave home without them. I also think it’s important to match your sunnies with what you are wearing which is why I have a nice collection that I have compiled over the years. I am very picky with my sunglasses and I’m sure you all know that not all sunglasses look good on everyone so when I get a new pair I get really excited. This past January, I got a pair of these Dita ones that I wore on 4th of July in the picture below. Actually, my husband bought them for himself and I stole them because I loved them so much. Before these, I think I hadn’t found sunglasses that I really liked in over 2 years. I am very happy with the Dita brand because unlike most sunglass brands, Dita actually designs and makes their own sunglasses and these particular ones have 18 karat gold hardware ;). When you pick up a pair of Dita’s and see the quality and craftsmanship that they put into each pair, you will quickly realize not all sunglasses are equal.

As always, I am going to include a few pairs of my favorite sunglasses that I have seen out there for all you shopaholics out there.

Thank you for reading!

Masha

IMG_6550 Top: Alternative Earth
Shorts: Charlotte Russe, old similar here, here, here, and here
Belt: Hermes in fire orange
Wedges: Tory Burch, similar here
Sunglasses: Dita Victoire, only available on eBay 
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Le Specs $79
Le Specs $79
Tom Ford $380
Tom Ford $380
Tom Ford $320
Tom Ford $320
Valentino $326
Valentino $326
Oliver Peoples $325
Oliver Peoples $325
Oliver People $365
Oliver Peoples $365
Dita $700
Dita $700
Ray Ban $170
Ray Ban $170
Chloe $346
Chloe $346

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Hello Dolls,

I’m sure you have noticed by now that fringe is kind of a big deal this season! It has been slowly making a name for itself and now it’s everywhere. I wasn’t really into fringe until my best friend got me this amazing fringe vegan leather skirt, but now I am obsessed! I paired my skirt with a white cropped tee and some gold jewelry for a very simple yet polished black & white look.

I am loving fringe because it is so fun, and there are so many ways you can incorporate it into your wardrobe. I would definitely invest in at least one fringe piece because it isn’t going anywhere for a while. To help you out, I’ll share some of my favorite fringetastic finds at the bottom of the post. Happy shopping!

Thanks for reading!

Masha

IMG_6244 Croptop: Groceries
Skirt: Vakko Sport
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Clutch: Saint Laurent
Necklace: SouthMoonUnder

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TOPS

WINDSOR STORE $34.90           WINDSOR STORE  $36.90               COTTON CANDY $42            WANT MY LOOK $44.99

BOTTOMS

          BEBE  $64.99                HOUSE OF CB $91                ASOS $57                      ZARA $25.99                   ASILIO $242

DRESSES

                 NASTY GAL $68.60                               BCBGMAXAZRIA $338

JACKETS

                 BCBGMAXAZRIA $328                           FOREVER 21 $54.90                                       BLANK NYC $138

VESTS AND KIMONOS

PURSES

       NASTY GAL $180.60                   FOREVER 21 $24.90           REBECCA MINKOFF $125 DIANE VON FURSTENBERG $298

SHOES

LOLA SHOETIQUE $41.99           LULU’S $65                   ZARA $69.99     NECESSARY CLOTHING $34.99 NECESSARY CLOTHING $24.99

Hello Dolls,

With the start of a new season, us women are usually thinking about how to update our wardrobe for that season without buying entirely new sets of clothes. One of the fun ways to achieve not breaking the bank, is to get new accessories like a new bag that you can use over and over again. It’s not like buying a new shirt or skirt that you will wear once in a while. This season is all about the bucket bag. So here is a selection of some of my favorites. My theory on purchasing new purses is I only splurge on classics that I can use for years. Below I’ve included a few splurges, but mostly reasonably priced ones that are not going to put a hole in your wallet and you won’t feel bad if next year you no longer want it.

Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below or feel free to e-mail me at Masha@MashaGabriella.com

Masha

Rebecca Minkoff $171.50     See by Chloe $395     Diane von Furstenberg $298    Tory Burch $550

Street Level Vegan Leather $54                  Marc by Marc Jacobs $298                  Love Moschino $208

Rebecca Minkoff $375                                Zara $99.90                                              Zara $99.90

    Saint Laurent $1350    3.1 Phillip Lim $1395        Alexander Wang $542.50        Deux Lux $140

Hello Dolls,

as most of you are well aware, I am really into dressing up and being fashionable everywhere I go. Being fashionable doesn’t always have to mean being uncomfortable. I love being comfortable, and if I am able to pair the two – well it doesn’t get much better than that. Enter the maxi skirt. In my opinion, the maxi skirt is a must have for spring and summer. I love that I can wear wedges or heels if I want to, but I can also hide my flats if I am going to be doing a lot of walking. Skirts are so feminine and I am a super girly girl so I love to wear skirts. The outfit that I am wearing below I wore to a brunch. Unfortunately, the skirt that I am wearing is no longer available, so make sure to check out a selection of my favorite skirts below. I am loving all the variety of maxi skirts available this season from a variety of different designers. There is something for any look you are going for whether you are feeling casual, romantic, or sexy, there is a maxi skirt out there for you. Not all of them are going to hide your flats, but it’ll be totally worth it otherwise.

Let me know which one is your favorite.

Thank you for reading!

Masha


IMG_5686 Crop top: Groceries
Skirt: Michael Stars
Belt: ADA Collection
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

Pleated

    Lookbook Store $33                                           Bebe $89                                            Urban Outfitters $69

Side Slit

MissGuided $50                      MissGuided $50                     Naked Wardrobe $36               Hot Miami Styles $29.99

Front Slit

MissGuided $50                                   Hot Miami Styles $39.99                                      Lulu’s $49

Printed

ASOS $68                                           Forever 21 $12.90

Fringe

Windsor Store $24.90                                        H&M $69.95

Summer Colors

Rachel Pally $198          Blaque Label $127            House of CB $106        Lookbook Store $33          Windsor Store $32.90

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Hello Dolls,

This week I wanted to share with you whats in my makeup drawer. A lot of you have asked what are some of my favorite products. I am a little bit of a makeup junkie. I love playing with makeup, testing out new products, and broadening my makeup collection. Below are some of my absolute favorite go to products, most of them can be purchased at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, or Sephora.

Primer/Foundation

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I love Smashbox BB creams. I’ve tried MAC, Chanel, NARS, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, but my favorite is Smashbox. I don’t like really heavy foundation so I use BB creams because they give me that light even coverage. I use the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, a darker shade Camera Ready stick BB cream to contour and the lighter shade Camera Ready BB Cream on the rest of my face. I am planning on trying Armani Luminous one of these days and when I do I’ll let you know what I think.

Concealer

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I use Corrector Perfecton Long-Lastin Concealer by Chanel it’s not a great highlighting concealer, but it’s amazing for coverage. I have recently started using Bobbi Brown Tinter Eye Brightener under my eyes and its amazing if you are looking for that highlighter under your eyes. I apply it in a triangle under my eyes. Sometimes I use it by itself and sometimes I mix it with the Chanel concealer if I am looking for more coverage.

Bronzer

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I like to mix a matte and a shimmer bronzers. I use the Sunkissed Matte “Bronze Lights” Bronzer by Smashbox around the face. For my cheeks and t-zone I use NARS Bronzing Powder in “Laguna”.

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I contour with the darkest shade in my Bobbi Brown “Bronze Shimmer” Brick Compact or Hoola Bronzer by Benefit Cosmetics. These products are great if you are either keeping you makeup light without any foundation or are adding more dramatic contouring for a night out. The Bobbi Brown brick is more shimmery, while the Hoola is more matte so just depends on what you are in the mood for. I have even mixed the 2. The Bobbi Brwn brick is awesome because it also has a highlighter and you can mix the darker shades with the lighter ones to use as an all over bronzer, a really great product to have in your purse!

Highlighter

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I use “Soft Lights” highlighter by Smashbox this one is more soft pink. My other go to is the highlighter in my Bobbi Brown “Bronze Shimmer” Brick Compact which is more white gold, I use this one closer to my eyes.

Blush

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My every day go to blush for years has been “Orgasm” by NARS. I have recently discovered Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink. This one is a more pink blush and gives you nice rosy cheeks. Be careful if you are doing heavy makeup because it may be a little too much! This one is great if you are doing simple makeup for a fun day outside.

Eyeliner

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I don’t leave home without my eyeliner. I use a liquid liner for my eyelid and a pencil for the waterline. My favorite liquid liner by far is the Magic Marc’er Precision Pen by Marc Jacobs. I’ve tried Nars, MAC, and Smashbox, but have always come back to this one. If you like a pencil for you eyelid then Eye Kohl in “Smolder” also by M.A.C. is amazing but be careful of using it on your waterline because it runs.

For the waterline I use Kohl Power Eye Pencil in “Feline” by M.A.C. Powerpoint Eye Pencil in “Engraved” by M.A.C is another good one.

Mascara

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When I’m not wearing lashes, I like to use 2 mascaras. I use the Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum by Dior followed by 5 coats of YSL “Shocking” mascara followed by 2-3 coats of Diorshow mascara. There are a few new Diorshow mascaras out that I haven’t tried yet. I just got Diorshow Blackout and I hate it! If you want to skip this whole process Younique 3D Mascara is AMAZING! It makes your lashes look incredibly long and thick!

Eyebrows

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Don’t even think about trying anything else besides Anastasia Beverly Hills “Brow Wiz”! I came across this line by accident a few years ago at ULTA when I was looking for a Clinique eyebrow pencil. Since then I have never even thought about trying anything else. It is SO easy to use and they have a great color selection!

False Lashes

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I loooove Lilly Lashes. I used to sweat by Ardell, but ever since I’ve discovered Lilly Lashes I just can’t go back. They are more expensive so I try to compensate for that by wearing them at least twice. My favorites are Venice, Tehran, and Paris.

Lipstick

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MAC has the best colors hands down, but it dries my lips. Their “Mineralize Rich” Lipstick line is their best line that does not dry your lips too much. NARS is coming along with their colors and they have these awesome “Velvet Gloss” lip pencils. I also like Chanel, Smashbox and Tom Ford. My current favorite is Tom Ford I just got it in “Indian Rose” and it’s a beautiful color! Burt’s Bees now has a lipgloss and lipstick line which is all natural, I have gotten a few of those for every day wear.

Thank you for reading!

Masha

Hello Dolls,

This past weekend one of my very close friend from college got married. It was a beautiful wedding in Connecticut and I am so happy my husband and I got to share the special day with the beautiful couple. Now that the wedding season is in full bloom I want to talk about how Rent the Runway is an amazing service for anyone who has weddings to attend this spring and summer. I love to dress up and I love fun and unique dresses, but I don’t usually like to re-wear them and I don’t like to clog up my already overflowing closet with things that I may never wear again. I also have to be in the mood for my outfit as I usually get tired of things, so Rent the Runway makes it so you don’t have to think twice about edgy and over the top styles. You can rent fabulous designer dresses for a fraction of what they would cost to purchase. I discovered rent the runway about 3 years ago and have used it for many events. I have been very happy with them and their service. The dresses have always come in good condition, and their customer service is great! Once they even shipped a dress to my hotel in New York City when I needed something last minute.

Renting is very easy, and it is like shopping on line. You enter in the date of your event and the size you are looking for and rent the runway narrows your search to the available dresses for the date needed. I recommend renting in advance because then you will have more dresses to choose from, but they have a huge inventory so even if you need something last minute its probably not going to be a problem. I have ordered a dress on a Monday for an event that was on a Thursday. They offer 2 rental options, a 4 day rental, and an 8 day rental. I have only used a 4 day rental because even if I was going out of town I’ve been able to ship my dresses back within 4 days. When you rent a dress you can order up to 2 sizes at no additional charge so you don’t have to stress about the dress not fitting. Also for an additional $32.50 you can rent a second dress in case you don’t like the first one. I recommend doing this because the dress usually comes in the night before your event, so just in case you first choice doesn’t work out you at least have a backup. You can also rent accessories like jewelry and handbags to complete your look. For all the brides out there they now have a bridal accessories rental section.

I recently joined their pro membership. For $29.95 I get free shipping and insurance for 1 year. Normally with an order there is a $9.95 shipping charge and a $10 insurance fee which covers you for any damage to the dress. If you are going to rent more than once in one year this is a great option to look into.

If you are ever in Washington, DC, New York, Chicago, or Last Vegas they have Rent the Runway stores where you can rent from their inventory or order your rental to be shipped to the store and and try it on for free before committing to the rental. If your entire order arrives but does not fit, or if you don’t like it you can submit a return for fit claim and get your money refunded to you. I’ve done that once and got my money back right away with no questions asked.

If you are like me and you love fabulous dresses but know that you are probably not going to wear it again, then I highly recommend you try them out.

Below are 2 dresses I’ve rented recently.

Thank you for reading!

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Masha

Ellie and Kevin’s Wedding

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Dress: Marchesa Notte from Rent the Runway
Shoes: Jimmy Choo, this color no longer available but similar here and here
Clutch: Louis Vuitton, color was a limited edition similar here
Earrings: Rocksbox, use code mashagabriellaxoxo to get your first month free
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Share a Cause Casino Royal Event

My husband’s business, Classic Bakery, was one of the sponsors of this amazing event

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Dress: Halston Heritage from Rent the Runway
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Clutch: Louis Vuitton, color was a limited edition similar here
Cuff: SouthMoonUnder

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Hello Dolls,

This week, I want to share with you a dark side of me very few know about – I am talking about my clumsiness. I am seriously one of the clumsiest people around, and my latest story lives up to the hype. I typically run into various objects, trip over chairs and shoes, and usually, the only damage is a bruise here and there, but in this story, my shoe was the casualty. At my very good friend’s bridal shower, I managed to step into a floor vent and I completely destroyed the heel of my brand new Christian Louboutin shoe. You would think that nothing would happen to your shoes inside a house. It’s practically like wearing them around your own home, but since I am so famous for being clumsy, it wouldn’t have been right if I didn’t leave my mark. I had gotten this pair for Christmas and it was only my 3rd time wearing them. Surprisingly I thought, well it’s shoes, what am I going to do? But when I got home and assessed the damage, I was a little annoyed with myself. Thank God I remembered that I had seen a repair shop on the Christian Louboutin website called The Leather Spa in New York City. Conveniently, I had a trip planned to NYC the following weekend so I was able to drop off my shoe while there. Before I left, I e-mailed them a picture to make sure it was something they could fix, and they said no problem. They even said they would try to contact Christian Louboutin to see if they can get the same original leopard print material from the shoe to bring it back to life.

I wanted to share this with you all because I was so happy with the staff and service The Leather Spa provided me. They repaired it and shipped it back to me in less than 2 weeks, plus my shoe looks almost brand new! They also kept me updated through e-mail on the progress of my shoe. If you ever mess up one of your nice shoes, I highly recommend this place.

And of course, if you love the shoes they are still available at Neiman’s!

Thank you for reading!

Masha

The Damage

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All Better

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Can you even tell which shoe was the one that was repaired?

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Hello Dolls,

Hope you all survived this crazy snow – unless of course you are some place sunny and warm at which point i’m super jealous! Today, I want to tell you about an amazing blazer I recently purchased. I love, love, LOVE sequins, so when I was shopping for an outfit to wear to my beast friends 30th birthday, I spotted a sequined blazer I had to get. I actually had no intention of wearing it to the party until it arrived at my house! This was my first purchase from House of CB and I am very impressed! The quality of the blazer is exceptional which is important especially when it comes to sequins. You never want a cheap sequin piece mainly because there comes a point when there are no more sequins left. The color is a midnight blue/black hybrid, but it still adds a pop to an all black outfit and you can clearly see the contrast. The satin on the lapels give it the tuxedo look making it a definite statement piece and must have! And guess what, the blazer is on sale, so grab one before they’re all gone!

Thank you for reading!

Masha

IMG_4049_2 Blazer: House of CB
Corset Crop Top: Bebe this exact one is no longer available but similar here, and here, here
High waisted Legging: Guess
Shoes: BCBG
Necklace and Ring: SouthMoonUnderIMG_4054 IMG_4060

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Hair and makeup by Me If you want details leave a comment at the bottom of this post

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Hello Dolls,

I don’t know how I ever survived without a pair of over the knee boots. I feel that they are a wardrobe staple, and if you don’t have a pair – well you better go out and get one. I love them in all shapes and sizes: flat for casual looks, heeled for a night out, wedges that are comfortable, and even peep toe to wear all year round!

 I have an amazing pair of boots that I got from Shoe Dazzle. They are wedges so they are super comfortable and they keep me really warm in this weather. I’ve worn them a few times this season and I can’t seem to get enough!

It is actually really hard to find the right pair of boots, so as promised, here are my favorites along with an outfit I recently wore with mine.

Thank you for reading!

Masha

IMG_3854 Croptop: Free People
Belt: SouthMoonUnder
Skirt: Willow & Clay, sold out a few days ago 😦 similar here, here, and here
Boots: Shoedazzle

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Jeffrey Campbell + Free People $288
Schutz Pennia Boot $280
Schutz Pennia $280
Charles David Persona Boot $180
Charles David Persona $180
Nina Originals 'Allure' Over The Knee Boot $199
Nina Originals Allure $199
Jessica Simpson 'Valentia' Over the Knee Platform Boot $279
Jessica Simpson Valentia $279
Marciano Patricia Boot $231
Marciano Patricia $231
Stuart Weitzman Highland Boot $798
Stuart Weitzman Highland $798
Rachel Zoe Luna Boot $448
Rachel Zoe Luna $448
Grafton Over the Knee Boot $248
Seychelles Grafton $248