Hello Dolls,

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet because I have a few amazing things in the works, so stay tuned ;).

My husband hosted a car meet at his bakery, Classic Bakery, and I wanted to dress the part. I knew I had to involve leather of some sort. What’s better than my new river island faux leather jacket from ASOS? I was so excited that I finally got to wear it because I am absolutely in love with this jacket, and it is perfect for early spring! It’s fitted, which for me is a must. It has gold zippers, tufting, and an amazing faux fur collar – what else can you ask for in a leather jacket? The one that I got available here is almost sold out in all the normal sizes, but it’s available in other colors here and here. It runs a tiny bit small, so be careful, mine is a US size 4. Check out the end of this post, I added a few alternative leather jackets for spring. Click on the images to go directly to where to buy them.

Thanks for reading!

Masha

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Jacket: ASOS
Top: Express similar here, here, and here
Jeans: True Religion similar here and love these
Belt: Hermes
Boots: Tory Burch similar here

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ASOS $117
ASOS $117
Want My Look $44.99
Want My Look $44.99
Bebe $149
Bebe $149
Topshop $95
Topshop $95
House of CB $138
House of CB $138

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

Hello Dolls,

When it’s cold outside and you can’t seem to stay inside on a Friday night, what do you do? You pull out your favorite over the knee boots, pair them with a vegan leather skirt, and top it all off with a faux fur coat to keep you warm and fabulous! At least that is what I did this past weekend. We went out for a friends birthday in 10 degree weather, and guess what, I was nice and toasty! I actually started out the night wearing tights under the skirt and then had to take them off because I was getting a little too warm.

Because I am so obsessed with over the knee boots, and because I love all of my readers so much, in my next post, I’ll be listing a range of the latest over the knee boots with links to purchase online!  I personally think I’m in need of another pair, so I may join in on the spree 😉

Thank you for reading!

Masha

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Bodysuit: Bebe, still available
Skirt: French Connection old similar herehere, and here
Boots: Shoedazzle, similar here check back in a few days for more
Necklace: ArdenB similar here
Cuff: a gift 😉
Coat (below): Bebe old, see my favorites at the end of the post

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check my Instagram @MashaGabriella for my makeup details

Mango $64.99
Mango $64.99
Topshop $84.98
Topshop $84.98
Milly $525
Milly $525
Nasty Gal $138
Nasty Gal $138
Forever 21 $44.90
Forever 21 $44.90
Asos $156
Asos $156
Unreal Fur $391
Unreal Fur $391
Forever 21 $59.8
Forever 21 $59.80
Forever 21 $56.52
Forever 21 $56.52
Nasty Gal $89.60
Nasty Gal $89.60

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Hello Dolls,

On the weekend before Thanksgiving, we were invited to my BFF’s housewarming party. Yeorgia and her husband, Adrian, purchased their beautiful new home, and had a small group of friends over to celebrate. I didn’t get a chance to post it earlier because Thanksgiving week was so crazy! We had so much fun at their house that I had to write about it even though I’m a little late. Their house is adorable, the food was delicious, and the company was perfection as always. Yeorgia and I went to college together, so we have been friends for over 10 years. I must say its quite satisfying witnessing each other build families with loved ones.

I chose to wear my favorite black skinny pants with leopard & leather because clearly I can’t get enough of it. Swear to God I did not plan these posts back to back like this. I didn’t even realize it until I started writing about my outfit. Oh, and I also wore my lovely rock & republic booties from Kohl’s!

Thanks for reading!

Masha

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Jacket: Mackage similar: here and here and love this one
Top: Olivaceous get it at Southmoonunder also love this one
Pants: J Brand similar here and here also love these
Booties: Rock&Republic on sale at Kohl’s also love these, these and obsessed with these
Jewlery: Custom made “Masha” necklace and Origami Owl locket

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This was the best idea: Yeorgia and Adrian had a painting that they asked all of their guests to add to. This is my husband painting a wedding cake.

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The Girls:

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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,

I cannot believe fall is here so soon! To celebrate the turning of the season, I present to you my first fall outfit! Given my Russian roots, it’s quite ironic how much I absolutely can’t stand cold weather, but I do love being able to pull out my jackets, boots, ponchos, and all the fun fall layering pieces!

When I put this outfit together, I was feeling casual and edgy.  I wanted my outfit to match my new car – so I went with this blazer that I snagged from H&M in LA the last time I was there. I particularly love this piece because it can be dressed up or down. The faux leather on the sleeves is everything. I am not usually crazy about graphic tees, but I couldn’t pass this one up for obvious reasons. If you are looking for a casual yet trendy outfit, you can never go wrong with dark jeans and a blazer. The jeans: True Religion, is probably my top 2 favorite brand of jeans, they fit amazing and these are incredibly comfortable.  I had a very busy day with a checklist of errands, so I decided to go with a pair of my super comfy Vince Camuto sandals, otherwise, I would have loved to wear boots or pumps.


Masha

IMG_0534Blazer: H&M (similar)
Shirt: Necessary Clothing, NYC
Jeans: True Religion (similar 1, 2)
Sandals: Vince Camuto (similar 1, 2)
Sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli
Bangles: Vince Camuto
Photo credit @Yui Gosak

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Oh, and yes, I got a new car because my old one was totaled when a lady plowed through it while it was parked in my office lot, then proceeded to drive 25 feet into the office building. Yep, that was quite the day, nothing like looking out your office window and seeing your car smashed into a tree. Thank God no one was hurt!

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Bye bye Benzie. Even though it was just a car, this was my wedding present from my husband, and I’ve had a lot of wonderful memories with this car!

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And this is the car that hit me…

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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