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Hello Dolls,

I started this post to share my Christmas eve outfit because I wore my favorite copped sweater. I then thought to myself, why don’t I dedicate this post to exactly that: my cropped sweater obsession? The cropped sweater is a must have for every wardrobe this season. You can style it with a high waisted skirt, high waisted pant, or over a loose blouse with leggings or a skirt. It’s a great piece to dress up or down and keep you cozy all winter long. I love bulky sweaters as well, but feel that the cropped sweater is more flattering and gives you a more polished look. Here are a few of my favorite cropped sweater looks followed by some sweater picks. The first looks is one that I wore on Christmas eve which I also wore at work. As you can see, you can wear it with boots or pumps. Yes ladies, occasionally I do wear outfits more than once, how un-fashionista of me, but if I love something, I definitely wear it again.

Thanks for reading!

Masha

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Sweater: H&M not available online, but see similar ones at the end of the post
Skirt: Ann Taylor sold out, similar here
Boots: old similar here and here

Cropped Sweater and Skirt

Sweater: H&M not available online, but see similar ones at the end of the post
Skirt: Ann Taylor sold out, similar here
Shoes: Steve Madden similar here and here
Necklace: Origami Owl

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Sweater: H&M not available online, but see similar ones at the end of the post
Blouse: Nordstrom Rack
Leggings: Lysse get them here
Boots: Tory Burch no longer available, similar herehere and love these

Cropped Sweater

Sweater & Blouse: Forever 21
Jeans: Joe’s Jeans get them here
Boots: UGG Australia
Necklace: Origami Owl

Here are my cropped sweater picks. Click on the picture to buy it:

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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

IMG_0860.JPGHello Dolls,

I have been a little behind on my posts, but I have some amazing news. God has truly blessed our family with the most precious gift, and I am now a proud auntie to the most beautiful baby girl. Over the last few days I have been a little busy soaking in the excitement, and have been spending every minute of my time watching her first few days of life.

Last week, I spent an afternoon in Annapolis, MD with my husband. He and my father in law own one of the premier bakeries in the Washington DC area called Classic Bakery. We made the trip to deliver a wedding cake, so we figured we would take advantage of our time there to walk around and enjoy some delicious Maryland blue crab. We went to Phillips for dinner, and since this was kind of an impromptu trip, I stuck to some comfy fall basics.

Denim is so in this season! I was in love with this shirt when my sister gave it to me, and immediately I knew It was the perfect fall top for a casual day out. Paired with what I believe are the makers of the best leggings in the business, Lululemon. Originally they came out with their first variant and had issues with the transparency, but since they have reworked the material so they are now nice and thick which cover your under garment extremely well!

My Steve Madden boots that I’m wearing are one of my favorites. I actually bought them for a Halloween costume when I was Lara Croft, and never did I think that I was going to get this much wear out of them. I’m not big into flats, and actually didn’t own flats until I met my husband, but these boots are amazing and are my go to when I am feeling casual ;). Plus, boots are one of my favorite accessories for fall!

What is your favorite fall accessory?


Masha

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Shirt: Forever 21 a gift from my sister (similar: 1, 2, 3)
Leggings: Lululemon wunder under pant
Boots: Steve Madden (similar: 1, 2, 3)
Bag: Marc Jacobs (similar: 1)
Sunglasses: Gucci

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IMG_0840Lipgloss: Lorac Lip Lustre Gloss in Ruby

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