WIW: high-waisted jeans, lace-trim sweater, and a hat

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing- Sweater- INC International , Jeans- Free People, Coat- INC International, Boots- The Frye Company, Bag- Zac Posen, Hat- Vintage

A hat is always a good idea! And I feel like we never give hats the attention they deserve. I always want to wear one, but somehow never do it enough. I’ve had this one for a long time, but am really looking to expand my collection. Anyone have any good hats they recommend? I’m really liking this one with a wider brim, and this one is just adorable.

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All-American Classics

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Photography: Oksana Berman

Wearing: Sweater- Vince, Jeans- Levi’s, Boots- Frye, Coat- White House, Black Market, Bag- Zac Posen

Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic, All-American look. And with quality, timeless pieces, the whole outfit is just easy, elegant, for lack of a better word, a classic.

Mom and I had a really great day shopping in Friendship Heights yesterday, a place with many high end shops like Saks, Neimans, and Bloomingdales. I love walking through dreamy designer handbags, swoon worthy shoes, and trying new fragrances (like the Chanel collection- 1932 is so good, so unique!). We stumbled upon a BCBGMaxaria store that was closing and selling everything for up to 80%. I picked up these gorgeous red sandals (got so lucky with this sale!) that I’m so excited to style!

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Lace, lace-ups, and new neutrals

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Dress- BCBGMaxazaria, Shoes- 3.1 Phillip Lim, Bag- Zac Posen, Sunglasses- Michael Kors

You might gather that I have a thing for lace. I’ve worn this dress several times for evening occasions, but I really wanted to try a day time look. I think these gorgeous blush lace-up flats really did the trick.

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First day of spring kind of look

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Top (under)- Guess, Lace top (over)- INC, Skirt- Loft, Shoes- Schutz Shoes, Bag- Zac Posen, Sunglasses- Michael Kors, Trench- INC

Happy first day of spring!

Hopefully, it will actually start feeling like spring now. Yesterday it did for a hot second, so Greg and I took advantage and shot some season ready looks. He’s off to Germany for business this next week (soooo jealous), so we really wanted to get as much done as we could.

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Red dress, scalloped jacket

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Photography: Greg Beuning

 Wearing: Dress- Zara, Jacket- INC, Boots- Via Spiga

Happy Monday!

I love red, and this Zara dress does not disappoint! Red is a universally flattering color and adds fun to a look without going overboard. I also think it’s a great color for those who are not big on patterns and prints, as this is definitely not boring, but again, also not too much. Continue reading

Spring vibes with a printed maxi and peep-toes

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Dress- Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jacket- All Saints, Shoes- Schutz Shoes, Bag- Rebecca Minkoff

I just got these adorable leather peep-toes earlier this week and immediately had to wear them! My favorite part has to be the embroidery. It just makes them so unique!

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On the go sweater dress + OTK boots

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Dress- Nasty Gal, Boots- Stuart Weitzman

There is nothing more stylish than a sweater dress and over-the-knee boots. Not to mention universally stylish to pull off. I want to make sure to squeeze a couple more of these looks before the weather changes, and my attention is focused completely on spring.

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How to style a printed sweater

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Photography: Greg Beuning

 Wearing: Sweater- Michael Kors, Skirt- Loft, Boots- Jessica Simpson Collection, Sunglasses- Michael Kors, Bag- Rebecca Minkoff

I’m definitely in a spring vibe right now, because I just bought a ton of pieces for spring, specifically new peep-toes and a beautiful pair of flats. I also got this gorgeous white button down dress that I can’t wait to wear with either shoe. Outfit posts to come!

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Go-to maxi dress

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Dress- Express, Boots- Via Spiga, Jacket- INC, Bag- Rebecca Minkoff

Maxi dresses are perfect for Spring. They’re a fun way to wear a dress and experiment with shape and print, while still being covered enough in case it gets chilly. I have had this green and purple print one for a couple years now, and I always break it out come March as my go-to transitional piece.

In the summer I pair it with sandals, but since it’s still February, I went with heeled booties. I’ve also been wearing this scalloped jacket everywhere (as you may have noticed from blog posts and Instagram), and it is just such a great layer to complete this look. I actually felt a very boho chic vibe wearing this outfit, perfect for an outdoor concert of festival. I think partly it had to do with the hair; I switched up my regular look slightly, by twisting a few pieces and pinning them in the back.

Speaking of hair, I’ve really only recently begun to sport the waves, and am still perfecting the technique. But I think it’s a look that not only works great for my face, but is also super stylish and effortless. I want to do a hair post soon, so be on the lookout.

This weekend I was able to go shopping and I picked up the most amazing Zac Posen bag, with the most gorgeous details! I can’t wait to style it, and the color and shape is perfect for Spring and Summer. I hope everyone has a fabulous start to the week, and I’ll definitely be sharing more transitional outfit ideas!

-Masha

 

WIW: Last Weekend (and what to wear this weekend)

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Photography: Greg Beuning

Wearing: Dress- Lou Lou Boutiques, Jacket- INC, Boots- Frye, Bag- Kate Spade, Sunglasses- Michael Kors

Last weekend was absolutely gorgeous, and this weekend (minus some rain on Saturday) is sure to be another opportunity to wear a pretty sundress, soak up the warmth on the patio, and sip some much deserved rosé. I truly can’t believe how warm it is in February. But hey, no complaints!

Greg and I spent last weekend walking around the 14th St./U St./Shaw neighborhoods. We did a little shopping, did a little drinking, and in general had a good time. And I was able to wear spring clothes! It’s always exciting when we can start incorporating less bundled up pieces into our wardrobe.

This pink ruffled dress is the epitome of spring for me. It’s light and bright and airy. The material is very breathable, which is perfect for spending a lot of time outside. I picked up this number a couple weeks ago, at this cute little boutique by my office. When I first tried it on, I thought I resembled a cupcake (a cute cupcake). But it kept growing on me, and I had to have it. It will actually be perfect for my Miami trip coming up in May, paired with some studded sandals and a fedora. The ruffle is so fun, and such a trend this season! I also really love this one and this one.

But since it’s not technically spring I roughed it up a bit with my go-to black leather Frye boots. These boots match pretty much everything in my closet, look super edgy chic, and are wonderful for walking. The leather is of course beautiful quality, but I will say that it is a bit stiff at the beginning, so be prepared for a breaking-in period. But after that, they’re forever boots. I’m loving not only the classic ones I have on, but also these and these.

And then I topped it off with a little suede jacket featuring razor cutouts and scalloped edges. Surprisingly, I’ve actually had this hanging in my closet for several years, and haven’t gotten too much use out of it. Sometimes we just forget really terrific pieces we already own. I’m happy to say that I’ve rediscovered it, and am wearing it non-stop. Isn’t the spot where the scallops and the ruffle meet so cute?

I hope I’ve given you a couple ideas and some style inspiration for this weekend. The formula is simple: cute dress, boots (or sandals if it really does get that warm), and a cute jacket with detailing. This look also transitions great from day to night; switch out the boots for a pair of heeled peep toe booties like these ones (or wedges), add a clutch and you’re set.

This weekend Greg is out of town visiting his parents, so Jorge (my Jack Russell mix cutie) will be spending the weekend snuggling, and I might even sneak in a shopping trip. Follow my Instagram and Insta Stories for the latest!

-Masha