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,

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,

How many of you are all done with your Christmas shopping? If you’re like me and wait till last min because you are either too busy or simply like to procrastinate, then here is my gift to you – A gift guide to kick you right back on track. I read a lot of gift guides, and its crazy how most of them don’t have any gifts I would ever actually buy no matter how desperate I am. I have no idea who picks those and “recommends” them, but I am here to give you something that will ease your mind. Everything that I am going to post is something I would give to someone or something I would love to get myself. I would never buy something for someone else that I wouldn’t also buy for myself.  Also, if you don’t have time to run to the mall, go online. The selection is even better online, and you don’t have to wait in line to pay. A lot of places have free shipping around the holidays as well. And if its December 24th and you still haven’t finished your shopping, then there is always gift cards!

Happy Shopping and thanks for reading!

Don’t forget to  follow me on Instagram for all my holiday looks.


Masha

CANDLES are a great gift, and who doesn’t love candles? My go to places for nice candles are: Z Gallerie, Henri Bendel, and Southmoonunder. Below are some of my favorites. The Vanilla bean candle from Henri Bendel is amazing! I have to give the credit to my sister for this one. She loves it so much that I bought it for her last year as a gift and figured I would get one for myself to see what its all about. I am now obsessed!

Henri Bendel Vanilla Bean Signature Candle $30 or 2 for $50
Henri Bendel Vanilla Bean Signature Candle $30 or 2 for $50
Z Gallerie Beaded Candles $12.49-$15.99
Z Gallerie Beaded Candles $12.49-$15.99
Missoni $88 + Free Shipping
Missoni $88 + Free Shipping

JEWELRY: Everyone loves jewelry. You can get really amazing  pieces at stores like H&M, Princee P. Jewelry, Francesca’s, and Southmoonunder. If you are looking for something faaaaancy try Nordstrom or Swarovski. Here are a few of my favorites:

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Princess P. Jewelry Chunky Necklace $28.99
Princess P. Jewelry Kim Bracelets $29.99 with Clavo Crystal Bangles $145
Princess P. Jewelry Kim Bracelets $29.99 with Clavo Crystal Bangles $145
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Oscar de la Renta Swarosvki Crystal Ring $250
H&M Bangle $7.95
H&M Bangle $7.95

MAKEUP: you can never go wrong with jewelry or makeup and a gift receipt just in case you got the wrong color. I usually shop at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Ulta, and Lorac. And this is the season of “gift with purchase” meaning not only do you feel good because you just found the perfect gift for your BFF, but you also got something for finding the perfect gift for your BFF!

If you know someone who does not own an Urban Decay Naked Palate, its your duty as their friend to get them one. I don’t know how anyone can survive without it.

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Urban Decay Naked Palate $54
M·A·C 'Keepsakes - Smoky Eyes' Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition) $39.50
M·A·C ‘Keepsakes – Smoky Eyes’ Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition) $39.50
Bobbi Brown Mini Brush Set $75
Bobbi Brown Mini Brush Set $75

I also love lip gloss gift sets because I like to put together gifts for my friends. I take apart these gift sets and then add individual glosses to gifts.

Smashbox 'On the Rocks' Be Legendary Lip Gloss Set  on sale for $14.00
Smashbox ‘On the Rocks’ Be Legendary Lip Gloss Set
on sale $14.00
Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss Trio On Sale: $43.20
Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss Trio On Sale: $43.20
Lorac Lip Lustre Duo On Sale $18
Lorac Lip Lustre Duo On Sale $18

ORNAMENTS: Are always really great additions to any gift. I love personalized ornaments. Nordstrom always has a great selection and usually every mall has a “Holiday” store where they can personalize ornaments. Sur La Table has very cute food related ornaments.

Sur La Table Latte Ornament $9.06
Sur La Table Latte Ornament $9.06
Pandora Dangle CHarm Ornament $60
Pandora Dangle Charm Ornament $60
Crystal Embellished Eiffel Tower Ornament $22.78
Crystal Embellished Eiffel Tower Ornament $22.78
Michael Aram Leafy Cross Ornament $49
Michael Aram Leafy Cross Ornament $49

FOR THE HOME: Z Gallerie is the best, they have a great selection of accessories like candles, candle holders, coasters, place mats, etc. I love this stardust tealight holder and these mirrored coasters.

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Stardust Tealight $39.95
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Gisele Coaster Set $19.95
Corksicle Air $24.95
Corksicle Air $24.95
C. Wonder Monogram Cheese board $28
C. Wonder Monogram Cheese board $28

PAJAMAS: After all we are going into the frozen tundra season unless you are one of the lucky ones that live in a warmer climate. My favorite PJs are Victorias Secret. I have a pair of flannel and satin ones. I love the flannel ones when its really cold and satin all the other times. Right now VS has free 2 day shipping on orders over $100 so you don’t even have to leave your house.

VS Satin Pajamas $59.50
VS Satin Pajamas $59.50
VS Flannel Pajamas $39.5
VS Flannel Pajamas $39.

HAT, SCARF, AND GLOVES: I mean it is winter after all.

Southmoonunder Evelyn K Faux Fur Solid Infinity Scarf $48.00
Southmoonunder Evelyn K Faux Fur Solid Infinity Scarf $48.00
Want My Look Glam Beanie  $22.99
Want My Look Glam Beanie $22.99
Fraas Metallic Loop Scarf On Sale $47.60
Fraas Metallic Loop Scarf
On Sale $47.60
AQUA Animal Print Scarf On Sale $54.60
AQUA Animal Print Scarf On Sale $54.60
Justin Gregory Metallic Foil Fingerless Gloves On Sale $21.99
Justin Gregory Metallic Foil Fingerless Gloves On Sale $21.99

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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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