Hello Dolls,

Halloween is next week! Are you ready? If you are not you have come to the right place! I love to dress up and I love to be unique! I went to an 80s party this past weekend so that inspired me to talk about Halloween costumes. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to put some of these costumes together. Can’t wait to see what everyone dresses up as next week!

Thank you for reading!

Masha

Lara Croft

My favorite costume that I have ever done was Lara Croft and it was probably the easiest.

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I wore black spandex shorts and a black t-shirt. My husband went to the ranger surplus store and got a couple of toy guns you can try a Halloween store or any toy store to find something like this and gun holsters like these. I also got black boots like these which I ended up wearing for a few years after!

80s Madonna

Any 80s costume is usually easy and amazing!

I did 80’s material girl/Madonna inspired by Sarah Jessica Parker on Sex and the City. I can’t take all the credit as my amazing cousin found this idea for me. I had a complete costume disaster on the day of the party, my corset never shipped because Victoria Secret had my wrong billing address and my tutu dress got locked in my mailbox and I was still able to pull this off. I found a tutu like skirt in my closet you need something like this. I have pearls and had already gotten a black corset belt like this and lace tights so all I needed was a corset, denim vest, and something to wear in my hair. I went to Victoria’s Secret and got a corset that is not available online because it was on sale! For my denim vest I got a long sleeveless denim shirt like this from Forever 21 and cut it up. It was such a fun costume to do so I highly recommend this one!

Minnie Mouse

All you need is a red tutu, black top (I would do crop top) and Minnie mouse ears.

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Princess Jasmine

This is one you probably have to buy like the one here or here.

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Rosie the Riveter

I have not done this one, but its another super easy one. All you need is jeans a denim top and a red bandanna.

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Cowgirl

If you own cowgirl boots this is an awesome one to do. You need jeans and a plaid shirt (I would tie it short and make it into a crop top) and of course a cowgirl hat!

Cowgirl Halloween Costume

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Hello Dolls,

I cannot believe its already fall! Where has the summer gone? I’m not a big fan of the fall because all I can think about is that winter is coming and winters in the mid-atlantic are brutal. The only bright side of fall is fashion week — and of course boots, jackets, scarves, comfy sweaters, cuddling by the fireplace and hot cocoa ;). So ladies, without further adieu, it’s time to put away all your sun dresses, bathing suits, and flip flops and get out your jeans, boots, and scarves! To kick-start the fall spirit, I am going to share my favorite denim looks because recently I am seeing denim everywhere!  This season, there really is something for everyone. My favorite look is the high wasted flair with a crop top or tucked in blouse. I recently tried on this fabulous pair of Blank NYC jeans at SouthMoonUnder that I think I am going to have to go back and get. They are currently 20% off so don’t miss out!

Thank you for reading!

Masha

Top: Forvever 21 similar here and here love this one and this one
Jeans: True Religion no longer available except for on eBay 
Shoes: Tory Burch similar here

Top: Forever 21
Blazer: H&M similar here, here, and  love this one
Jeans: Rag & Bone Thrasher
Belt: Hermes
Shoes: Guess similar here

Top: Nordstrom Rack
Jeans: Rock & Republic – these are at least 6 years old, but I love them and can’t get rid of them!
Shoes: Tory Burch similar here

SKINNY

#1 MissGuided $50
#2 True Religion Moto Legging $198 – True Religion is one of my favorite jean brands and their new collection is everything!

FLARED

#1 Paige Denim $239 – this color is to die!       #2 True Religion $199       #3 Blank NYC $98

DISTRESSED

#1 Rag & Bone Thrasher $295 – these are probably one of my favorite jeans that I have ever bought I just love them! If you are going to go for ripped might as well go all out!
#2 Whitefox Boutique $64.96 AUD

Hello Dolls,

Last week I shared my top 7 leather jackets for this season, so let me share with you one of my favorite leather jackets from my closet. My husband and I went on a Mediterranean cruise 2 years ago to celebrate our anniversary, and it was one of our most amazing vacations. One of the stops we made was Rome. We had both been to Rome with our families when we were younger, so we decided why try to rush around to see sites when we can just go shopping. For someone like me, surrounding myself with Italian fashion is probably more exciting anyway. We walked down Via Del Corso because along the way we were still able to stop at the major monuments like Venetian Gate, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. When I spotted this pink leather jacket I was beyond excited because it really was perfection. I am pretty picky with clothes in general, and nice leather jackets are hard to find so if you spot a gem like this, don’t leave the store without it. This jacket was probably one of the best purchases I made on that trip.

This look was for a casual day of shopping, so I styled my jacket with jeans, a scarf, and flats. You can never go wrong with leopard and leather!

Thanks for reading!


Masha

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Jacket: from Rome, Italy but love this one, this one, and this one
Scarf: Southmoonunder similar here, here and also love this one
Jeans: True Religion similar here and here
Flats: Bakers

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Hello Dolls,

It is definitely jacket weather here in Washington, DC, and the best part of this weather is layering pieces. One of the best layering pieces is a leather jacket! You can dress it down with jeans and pumps or dress it up with a miniskirt and boots. A black leather jacket is a wardrobe staple, but if you already have a black one, maybe this is the time to venture out to a different color. So here are my top 7 faux leather jacket for this season.


Masha

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Cusp by Neiman Marcus Peplum Asymmetric-Zip Faux-Leather Jacket, Wine

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BLANKNYC Faux Leather Jacket

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Hello Dolls,

This weekend, I went to visit my sister and baby niece, Noela, in New Jersey. She is so adorable, and I can’t get enough of her. She’s only two weeks old, so I was excited to be there to witness her very first ride in the new stroller. We took her to Edgewater where you can see spectacular views of the NY skyline. We got very lucky with amazing clear skies, and the visibility was perfect. It was a little windy, but perfect for an October stroll. To me, Fall is all about layering. I love jackets, chunky sweaters, and of course ponchos, like the one I am wearing here. It is so comfortable and not as bulky as say a leather jacket.

And guess what! I just purchased all of this stuff, so if you love it, you can get it too from the links below!

Masha

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Poncho: Kersima from Southmoonunder (comes in solid or striped)
Leggings: Lyssee from Southmoonunder
Top: Tee from Nordstrom Rack
Purse: Louis Vuitton
Flats: DSW
Sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli

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photocredit: my beautiful sister, Leana

Hello Dolls,

Winters in the DC area have not been very kind as of late, so you may wonder how I get myself through seasonal depression. By updating my wardrobe! Here are my 7 wardrobe must haves for this fall:


1. Leather skirt

I love leather especially in the fall and winter months. This season we are going to have a variety of faux leather items. As much as I love leather jackets and leather pants, my favorite for this fall is a skirt. Like this pencil skirt from Zara. If you look on their website, they have it paired with a hideous sweater. That is NOT what I would wear it with! Sometimes I wonder who styles for these companies. I would wear it with a crop top and pumps, or tucked in button down blouse.

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Or this gem from Southmoonunder. Wine colors are my go to shade in the fall, I just can’t get enough.

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2. Snake skin leggings

Snake skin leggings like these from Southmoonunder. I just got these last week and can’t wait to wear them with a poncho or sheer blouse. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably own a pair of black leggings, so why not spice it up this fall with a pair in a fun print like snakeskin!

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3. Long sleeved crop top

Just because its cold outside doesn’t mean you have to put away your crop tops. I love wearing mine with high waist, below-the-knee pencil skirts, or high waist leggings. I love the sheer on this one from Revolve Clothing if you are looking for something classy yet sexy.

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The lace sleeves are absolutely stunning on this one from Forever 21 and its only $14.80.

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4. Black Boots

How can anyone ever survive the fall without a pair of black boots? I love wearing my boots with everything: skirts, leggings, jeans, shorts and tights – you name it, I have worn it, and I cant wait to pull out all my boots for the fall. I love suede, leather, over-the-knee, and of course riding boots. And don’t forget how warm these will keep you when you are wearing your mini skirts! I am absolutely obsessed with these suede black ones from Nordstrom! So hurry up and get yourself a pair!

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5. Blazer

Layering is one of my favorite things about fall. Everyone needs the perfect fall blazer or even a couple. You have to have a black one that is versatile. I also love the rich fall colors like burgundy, brunt orange, navy blue, deep magenta, or military green. You can be wearing jeans and a t-shirt, and when you add a blazer, your outfit goes from simple to glam in no time. I couldn’t stick to just picking one fall blazer because you can have more than one perfect fall blazer, so click on the pictures and decide which one is your favorite.

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6. Leopard print shawl

Layering a shawl over a blazer or sweater is always amazing. If you are not into animal print try another fall color like brown, burgundy, or a deep green color to add a little spice to you outfit.

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7. Fall lipstick

Change up your makeup with the season as you change your wardrobe. Red wine lips for the fall and winter are a crowd favorite. My 3 favorite colors are: MAC Diva, Chanel Rouge Allure #40 La Sensuella, and MAC Dare You. Don’t forget to get a matching lip liner because most darker colors will look like they are running if you don’t line them. Diva is definitely the most dramatic one, but MAC Dare You and Chanel #40 are great for day or night.

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Left to right:  MAC Diva, Chanel Rouge Allure #40, and MAC Dare You


Masha