Giving Fall the Cold Shoulder

Hello fash dolls! Giving fall the cold shoulder but, not really. A major trend that has been on the fashion scene is the cold shoulder. This can be seen on sweaters, tops, & dresses. Who would have thought a top with no shoulders could be so hot? Women everywhere are falling for the cold shoulder because no matter your size or age your shoulders will always be a smooth. Not to mention it is a subtly sexy way to show a little skin.

This specific cold shoulder sweater is from K Posh Boutique. I paired it with my new fav lucky brand jeans & black perfed booties. This sweater is cozy yet fabulous. Not only is it showcasing the cold shoulder trend but has this awesome sheer blouse detail in the back.

Try this trend for yourself! Fash dolls I wish you a fabulous long weekend. Till next time!

Stay Sassy + God Bless!

Gigi xo

 

 

 

Sorry Lulu

Sorry (not sorry) Lulu, Lulu Lemon. Not that I am hating on Lulu Lemon I actually really like their product but dang those prices are killing a new homeowners budget! This active look is brought to you by T.J. Maxx!

If you have been following you know that I got married in June & bought a home at the beginning of the month. Needless to say I have been on a budget for sometime. I have staples which I have spent more money on. But when it comes to my activewear I tend to not spend as much. They get sweaty, go thru the wash all the time,and just get beat up. T.J. Maxx & Marshalls carries affordable activewear that fits in in my budget.

To get into shape for the wedding I really got into barre. It was easy on my back (I slipped a disc) & toned me up. I facilitated this with running & playing soccer!

I don't consider myself a health freak but I think it is important to exercise regularly & eat healthy (I try to stick to 80/20). I find that when I stick to this I feel more energized!

Well fash dolls till next time!

Stay Sassy + God Bless.

Gigi xo

Pucker Up-LipSense

Honestly I am not a cosmetics guru. My daily make up routine consists of moisturizer, bare minerals, mascara, & chap stick, eye shadow on a good day. But I found a lip gloss that has been absolutely amazing, LipSense. It doesn't smudge or rub off & it's waterproof! I can literally put it on & within seconds of drying give my husband a kiss. It won't rub off on his lips so we both won't be wearing it.

The color I am sporting is cappuccino but there are plenty of other colors to choose from. To get the best look apply 3 coats of color between each time let the color dry 3-5 seconds. Then apply a coat of gloss! You are then good to go for the day. I accidently slept in mine once. When applying color you may feel tingling the first few times but this will subside.

You can purchase each piece separately or a starter kit bundle. The starter kit includes a color, gloss, and oops lip color remover. Also available separately is the moisturizing lip balm which also works wonders.

I got my kit from K Posh Boutique get one here & receive 15% off by using my coupon code >GIGI15<.

Give this a shot for yourself! If you have beauty suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments. I am also open to trying new things.

Till next time dolls! Stay Sassy + God Bless.

Gigi xo

 

Bridesmaids Dress Shopping

You got the man, you have a wedding date, you have your wedding dress, but what about your girls? Don't get me wrong the day is all about you & your other half but keep in mind you asked your bridesmaids to be apart of your special day they should look & feel good too!
We got our bridesmaids dresses at David's bridal. I had one out of state bridesmaid but it made it easy to get all the same color because they had a large variety to chose from. You could also go to any bridal salon to find your girls dresses. No matter how big or small your bridal party is there is a few concepts you can dress them in.
The first & most traditional is to have all your girls wear the same dress & color. This creates a unified look which is a positive. But keep in mind it is hard to find something that looks good on all different body types.
The second option would be to pick one color & have the bridesmaids pick which dress they would like (with your approval). This is the way I went. I wanted the girls to get something they would wear again & was unique to them. But if you would like a more unified symmetric look go the more traditional route.
Lastly a trend I've noticed is picking  a color & ombre the dresses meaning each dress is a shade of that color from light to dark. This is defiantly a unique concept but super cool.
I remember I wanted to get everyone to go together which could be difficult to coordinate with your bridesmaid depending on their schedule. Also keep in mind that you are with a group of girls & that is a lot of estrogen. Everyone has different opinions. Stay true to your vision but try to have some consideration for your friends & family.
Happy Planning! Till next time dolls!
Stay Sassy + God Bless.
xo Gigi

Real Wedding Ceremony Tunes

June 24th, 2016 was easily the best day of my life. I said "I do" & married my best friend. Over the past year & a half we put in a countless amount of time planning this special day. It went by in a flash. I thought I had my i's dotted & t's crossed when it dawned on me 2 weeks before the wedding I had no clue what I was going to be walking down the aisle to, oops.

In a panic I had begun to research ceremony songs. I emailed my DJ asking a million & 5 questions. I had an idea of what I wanted but 2 weeks away from the big day I had to figure it out! Generally you need 3 songs for a ceremony: one the bridal party & family walks down to, the bride's entrance, & the recessional for when the bride & groom accompanied by the bridal party & family exits the ceremony.

See below our song selection for our ceremony.

  1.  Bridal Party- Only in Time (Instrumental)-Enya
  2. Bride- Canon D-Pachelbel
  3. Recessional- Wedding March- Fleix Mendelssohn

These aren't the only options you have to chose from! If you are a bride-to-be use this for inspiration. We wanted something more classical for the ceremony but maybe you & your spouse are more modern or contemporary. This is a special time & your day should reflect your relationship. We had our DJ play at our ceremony maybe you want a string quartet. The beautiful thing about planning your wedding is that it is about what you want! Don't be afraid to ask questions either, your vendors are there to help you.

Well dolls till next time! Stay sassy & God bless.

Gigi xo

 

Hello Old Friend(s)

Hello old friends...& new friends! It may seem like I have fallen off the face of the planet seeing how I haven't posted in about 5 months but with good reason. There has been a lot of good happening but there has also been some less than fab things happening that all kind of consumed my time.

On June 24th, 2016 I married my best friend. This day was easily the best day of my life but there was a boat load of planning and appointments along the way! I was never that girl that dreamed of her wedding & not that I didn't enjoy the planning process (because I did) it was just a lot. I was of course looking forward to our special day but I had my mind set on the happily ever after with Ricky.

Not only did I go from Miss to Mrs. we have been trying to buy a house which if you have gone thru the process yourself you know its not easy. If you haven't, you have heard your friends & family probably complain about it. We would see a house online, call our realtor to set up a showing, & by the end of the day there was an offer accepted on the house we wanted to see. We officially put in an offer on the perfect mermaid grotto & are on track to close by the end of the month.

On top of those two wonderful yet crazy things I was diagnosed with colitis in April, a little TMI but I want to be transparent. With everything going on & finding this out I was drained. Unfortunately the blog had to take a back seat. I needed to focus on these life changes & taking care of myself. Life can be crazy, especially being from New England I am accustomed to being on the run. I have learned that sometimes you need to take a step back say no to things & take care of your mind, body, & soul.

Last weekend Ricky & I welcomed a new addition to our little family, Audrey Hepburn Williams. She is about 12 pounds & is the most precious German Shepard puppy. Her paws are too big for her body so she is a little clumsy but she will grow into them. She is already a daddy's girl.

I am still trying to figure out my health situation but as the dust settles with everything else I am back to blogging. I couldn't be happier! I am feeling more inspired than ever. Thank you all for reading today and those of you that have read since the commencement  of this site. I can't even believe that it has been 2 years in September.

Cheers to the future!

Stay Sassy & God Bless,

Gigi XO

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What on Earth is Cost per Wear?

Every purchase something and only wear it once? Now every time you pass it in your closet a sense of buyer's remorse just infects your conscious. Cost per wear is a wonderful tool to prevent this feeling! When making purchases especially apparel purchases you should feel good about them. You just bought this fabulous new piece that flatters your figure, will be an excellent addition to your wardrobe, and you'll wear it over and over again. Well when out shopping this isn't always the case. I myself have been an offender of the impulse buy. Not all impulse buys are created equal but most times they are the purchases we tend to regret.

Let's cut to the chase. Cost per wear is taking the cost of an item divided by the amount of times you plan on wearing it. Take the faux leather skirt for example, I purchased it last year on sale for $20. Now I have worn it both this winter season and last, it has become a staple in my wardrobe. But for the sake of argument say I wore this skirt 5 times (which I have worn this far more than 5 times), it has only cost me $4 each time I have worn it!

Retail/Times Worn= Cost Per Wear

These boots are another great example! If you have been following the blog you probably noticed that I prop these often. It is a really cool and easy to understand concept. To prevent regretful purchases I invite you to exercise the cost per wear strategy. Before shopping I would suggest going in with an idea of what you need opposed to going in blind sided and just purchasing things you "like". Take a look at your closet before you go out shopping to see what you'd like to add. These practices will help decrease the buyers remorse feeling.

Well till next time dolls.

Stay Sassy + God Bless xo

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