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?

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

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Hello Dolls,

I recently came back from an absolutely fabulous vacation to Miami and the Caribbean. It was so nice just to get out of the frozen tundra that I have been stuck in for the past 2 months. Miami is probably my husbands and I’s favorite city. Every time we go, we have an amazing time. We love the beach, the shopping, the restaurants, and the nightlife. This was our first trip with just the two of us. In the past we have gone with friends, so it was nice to just spend some quality time together. In the past when my husband used to go he would stay at Fountainbleu, so this time we decided to try one of the newer resorts, so we opted for the SLS. The hotel was built just a few years ago and is the old Ritz Plaza hotel which was gutted and redone. It actually still has the original Ritz Plaza sign and has kept the Miami Art Deco feel as you will typically find in South Beach. I definitely recommend the hotel if you’re looking for a posh and trendy atmosphere, and the service was impeccable. I typically love staying on Collins in south beach since it is walking distance to the restaurants and shopping, but far enough from the craziness on Ocean Drive. We did the usual: went to the beach, the pool, shopping, and went out to dinners.

My favorite place to shop is Lincoln Road even though some of my favorite one-of-a-kind stores, like Follies and Astoria, are no longer there. I usually don’t leave disappointed. Also, Bal Harbour is normally the mall that I would go to, but this time we decided to check out the Miami Design District because the Hermes store moved there and I absolutely had to go there. The Design District is not as gorgeous as Bal Harbour and I didn’t see quiet as many Bentleys and Birkins, but all the top brands are there like Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Celine, Christian Louboutin, etc. Uber in Miami is super cheap and it was a short Uber ride from SLS.

We had breakfast every morning at the outdoor restaurant at SLS. For lunch on Thursday we went to La Sandwicherie because my husband is obsessed. On Friday we went to Sushi Samba, it was good, but the one in Las Vegas is better. For dinner we went to our favorite restaurant in the world…..Prime One Twelve. The food there is heavenly and it’s fun to stargaze, but be prepared to wait to be seated even if you have a reservation. Friday night we went to Villa Azur and were a little disappointed! The food was nothing compared to Prime One Twelve, but then again can you really compare anything to Prime One Twelve? Also they seated us at one of those tables where the neighboring table is about 5 inches away and we hated it. The service felt like they were trying to get us in and out, all of our food came out a little too quickly for it to be made to order. I do have to say the place is gorgeous, so if you are ever in Miami stop by Villa Azur, have some drinks, take some pictures, and then go eat somewhere else.

This is a long post with lots of pictures thank you for reading!

E-mail me if you have any questions Masha@MashaGabriella.com and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @MashaGabriella

Masha

And now for my outfits…….

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My travel outfit I like to be cute and comfy, and yes I changed into sandals and lighter jacket at the airport
Jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmeid – seriously more comfortable than some of my leggings. This color is no longer available but here is a similar pair
Tank: Victoria’s Secret
Jacket: Oldie but goodie, my mother in law gave this to me a few years ago
Bag: Louis Vuitton, this crossbody is perfect for trips and for going shopping. I was going to Miami and the Caribbean and was not planning on carrying a lot of stuff around with me on the islands.

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First stop: The Beach

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Swimsuit: Beach Bunny Girl on Fire, not available at the moment, similar here

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Prime One Twelve

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Top: Necessary Clothing, no longer available 😦 similar: here, here, and here. Mine is part of a skirt and top piece similar: here and here
Skirt: WantMyLook, the black one is sold out but the grey one just went on sale. Also similar here, leather version here
Belt: Bebe similar here, here, and splurge here
Necklace: SouthMoonUnder
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

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Appetizers: Escargot and Kobe Sliders
Dinner: Filet Mignon for me Chicken and Waffles for him, Lobster mac & cheese to share
Desert: Fried Oreos

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Pants: Abbeline other colors still available at SouthMoonUnder similar: here
Crop top: Groceries other colors still available at SouthMoonUnder similar: here and here
Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples
Sandals: Vince Camuto similar: here and splurge here

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Villa Azur

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Bodysuit: WantMyLook
Skirt: Vintage Dolce & Gabbana – I don’t know if there is anything out there quiet like this skirt. Somewhat similar here and here
Belt: SouthMoonUnder
Shoes: Christian Louboutin – these are still available at Neiman Marcus
Clutch: Saint Laurent

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Necklace: ArdenB, actually got this one last time I was in Miami – similar: here
On the lips: MAC mineralize rich lipstick in Good Taste and lip pencil in Magenta – this is the first MAC lipstick that does not dry out my lips

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Love him ❤

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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,

As the days get shorter and the sunshine limited,  I decided to throwback to my favorite weekend this summer. I love to travel and experience new things, but somehow every year my husband and I end up in LA, Miami, Las Vegas, or all of the above. We recently discovered south of France, but given the distance, a weekend trip to Monaco wouldn’t suffice. When we got the idea to surprise our cousin, Ninelia, for her birthday in Las Vegas, there really wasn’t much thought. I don’t think I can ever describe the craziness that happens when Nini and I get together, our times together are always unforgettable. Put us together, and no matter where we are there is sure to be some crazyness. So me + Nini + Vegas seemed like perfection. We stayed at the Aria, which is one of my favorites. It was my second time there, and I love the location, its in the middle of everything and its connected to the Shops at Crystals and the Cosmopolitan,

We got there on Friday morning so we could be there before Nini and Vic got in from LA. I was so excited for them to get there, I couldn’t sit still because Nin really had no idea we were coming. When they finally checked in and got to their room, Areen and I, with our bouquet of pink balloons, knocked on their door and the crazies began when Nin opened the door with a reaction I will never forget.

We spent our first night having dinner at Nobu and resting up for the next day. I’ve been to the one at the Atlantis in the Bahamas and the one in Miami, but this was my first time at the one in Vegas, and as always, I was not disappointed.

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Croptop: Edgelook, Boca Raton (similar 1, 2, 3)
Skirt: Under Skies Vegan Leather (similar: 1, 2)
Belt: Belgolux (similar: 1, 2, 3)
Shoes: Aldo
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Saturday was when it all really began. We want to Drai’s Beach Club and pretty much turned the place upside down. I don’t think there was any other table there that was having nearly as much fun as we were. When I said we turned the place upside down, I meant we literally turned everything upside down, everything at our table. The ice, the soda water, the lemons, the limes, the orange juice….all got dumped on someones head. Everyone around us was just staring at us wishing they were having that much fun. Unfortunately, Drai’s did not feel the same way so they asked us to leave because we were making a “mess”. We decided to continue our party in the limo on the way back to the hotel.

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Swimsuit: Beach Bunny Swimwear as seen in Sports Illustrated
Bodychain: Etsy
Shorts: Charlotte Russe (similar: 1, 2)
Sunglasses: Gucci

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Areen and I decided to stay in Vegas for one more night because that weekend was also our 4th wedding anniversary. We celebrated by going to the High Roller Ferris Wheel and then having dinner at the Eifel Tower restaurant at Paris. I was surprised at how beautiful the view was, it overlooked the fountains at the Bellagio, so it was a perfect romantic dinner to celebrate our anniversary and a perfect end to a perfect weekend.


Masha

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Outfit: Necessary Clothing (similar: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar 1, 2)
Clutch: Louis Vuitton
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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,

This weekend, we celebrated my husband’s best friend’s birthday. Friday night, we had a casual evening at Top Golf in Alexandria, VA.  It was quite a fun experience, especially since they had pink golf balls – it made it even more exciting for me ;).

I went with a casual look: sweater, skinny pants, and my favorite flat boots. When I first saw the fringe on this sweater, I knew it belonged in my closet. I just recently picked it up, so if you happen to love too, follow the link below the picture. After all, I had to be comfortable if I was going to beat everyone at miniature golf. I think we stopped keeping score after the third hole because we were too busy laughing at our outstanding golfing skills.

Check back tomorrow for my Saturday look details 😉

Masha

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Sweater: Blank NYC from Southmoon Under
Pants: J Brand (similar: 1, 2, 3)
Boots: Steve Madden

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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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