Twirl into Fall

Hi fash dolls! I hope this week has been treating you well. I did treat myself to a pumpkin spice latte as the air has been cool & crisp. There is no denying that fall is in the air. I think that every gal needs a dress to twirl into the new season.

This dress I actually got for $3 at my office’s sample sale. Good news for you! There is a ton of trapeze style t-shirt dresses like this one out there now. They make the perfect transition piece. I am wearing mine right now with open toe booties & a fabulous fall hat. When the colder months roll in you can pair a dress like this with tights, tall boots, & a fur vest!

Not to mention this dress is super comfortable. Pick up a dress like this for yourself; it is the perfect fall/winter staple.

Well till next time dolls!

Stay Sassy + God Bless!

Gigi xo

Craving Scallops

It was a humid summer New England afternoon a gal, her bestie, & a camera decided to embark on an adventure for scallops!

Okay maybe not scallops as in the food sense but isn't this scalloped trim dress adorable?! It was so humid this day that the scallops weren't really cooperating. I got this coral number at K Posh Boutique. Scalloped hems are one of my favorite spring/summer trends. They are playful, girly, & feminine. You can find scalloped hems on just about anything: skirts, tops, dresses, & shorts!

Try this trend for yourself while the summer is still here! Shop the stores now because there are major sales everywhere.

Also enjoy a sweet treat of 15% off at K Posh Boutique by using my code >GIGI15<. You will receive free shipping on any order over $25.00.

Well Fash Dolls till next time! Don't forget no matter what you put on be you because you are beautiful!

Stay Sassy + God Bless

Gigi xo

 

Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

FullSizeRender Yes, I am the weirdo on the far left that had found the perfect dress for my fiancé and I's upcoming June 2016 wedding. I am accompanied by some of my lovely bridesmaids! Based on my wedding dress shopping experience here are my tips. Whether you have been dreaming of your ideal wedding since you were a little girl or are single I hope that you find these tips helpful for yourself or a friend.

Research!

When it comes to anything wedding related or making any major life purchase it is key to always do some research. I would first start by defining a budget. There is nothing worse than falling in love with something you can't afford. Next I would look to Pinterest for inspiration! Have an idea of what looks good on you and what style you are interested in. Look for particular designers you are fond of within your budget and the bridal shops that sell them.

Who Should you Bring?

Who and how many people you want to bring is entirely up to you! If you can handle a lot of different opinions open it up to your bridal party, sisters, mum, mother-in-law, and whoever else you want to bring. Maybe you would like a smaller entourage, your mum and sister(s) I feel like are always a must! It is what YOU are comfortable with, this should be a fun time.

Where Should I Go?

You remember that research you did? Use it! Set up appointments with bridal boutiques you found that carry the designers you are interested in. Maybe you want to go to "Say Yes to the Dress" NYC's salon Kleinfeld or maybe you want to stay local. It is your experience! I would suggest making at least 3 appointments with different salons. Avoid overwhelming yourself by only trying 8/10 max dresses for each appointment.

Keep an Open Mind!

Try to keep an open mind when you are shopping. I thought that I definitely needed buttons on my dress but, the gown I fell in love with didn't have buttons. Maybe you thought you had your heart set on a certain shape but, you might try another style that looks even better. You will know when you have found the dress.

Decide and Celebrate!

Say yes to the dress already! I literally found my dress at the first store that I had gone to. I went to another bridal salon after to try more and I still couldn't get my dress out of my head. Go with your gut and choose what makes you feel gorgeous! And of course don't forget to celebrate. Pop a bottle of bubbly and enjoy the fact you checked another big to do off of your list :)

I hope this helps! Till next time dolls. 

Stay Sassy + God Bless xo

 

Dress Crush

Apparently I was an exceptionally good girl this past year because Santa brought me this fabulous dress! I love this little number so much it maybe my new favorite. As a no pants advocate I truly believe that every gal should have a favorite dress, something easy to throw on and go.

I have paired this Michael Kors number with a faux fur vest and completed the look with these stacked heel boots. This print is very 60's mod inspired the faux fur adds a touch of glam. I also love the way this dress fits. It flatters my figure and that is the goal, to get something that flatters your beautiful and unique figure.

I challenge you to go out and find your go to dress, something that fits your personality and figure. When you are on the go you won't regret having your own throw and go dress.

Till next time dolls! Happy shopping.

Stay Sassy + God  Bless xo

{Dress- Michael Kors at Lord and Taylor, Vest- Daisy Riley, Boots-Chadwick's of Boston}

Bohemian Beauty

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Looking for a new trend to try? The bohemian style is back in full swing. This whimsical and carefree look is 70's inspired and I am definitely crushing on it. Boho babes like Rachel Zoe, Nicole Richie, and the Olsen twins have perfected this Woodstock chic look. To exude a bohemian flair try wide leg pants, bell sleeves, or floppy hats. I would also suggest trying suede, fringe, neutral floral prints, and flared jeans.

This breezy peasant dress is boho chic paired with stacked heeled boots. Peasant style necklines and sleeves also radiate a bohemian style. This muted floral print allows me to channel my inner flower child.

Whether you dip your toe in this trend or all full steam ahead make sure that you are making smart purchases. Look for things in your budget and personal style. This trend is everywhere and as mentioned earlier there is a variety of ways to try it. Well dolls I hope you enjoyed this week's look as much as I did. Stay tuned for more fashion and fun.

Stay Sassy & God Bless xo

P.S. Don't forget to check in on Wednesday for a special surprise and keep up to date by following on instagram @fashology101

Thankful for Ruching

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I hope that everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones! I know I did and I am so thankful for you, my readers. This week it was only appropriate to shoot in front of the Mayflower in Plymouth, MA. Dressing for any holiday can be stressful and we tend to find ourselves over indulging. Two obstacles that are common in holiday dressing include spending money on something you may only wear once and trying to feel fabulous after that extra slice of pie. Rarely, I find myself purchasing items I will only wear once because I try to get the most wear for my money. I constantly remind myself and clients of cost per wear meaning, that if a dress cost $50 and it is worn 10 times the item has cost you only $5 per wear. The beauty behind this shopping tactic is that you can change the look of that dress with accessories to give it a completely different ambiance. The dress pictured I have worn to Thanksgiving but, I have also worn it to work, shopping, or lunch with the girls. I have it dressed up with wedged suede booties but, can easily transform it to casual wear with a pair of flat boots, a scarf, and a tote.

Holidays usually involve drinking and eating too much which can make anyone feel bloated. Ruching is my saving grace, this is when the fabric is pleated typically flattering your midsection. This dress pleats through the waist, gathering at the side cinching in my waist. Ruching will give you the look of a thinner waist. The empire waist is also a good alternative because it comes in under the bust and flares at the bottom giving the wearer an hourglass shape. The holidays can be a crazy time, dressing for it does not have to be. Shop for holiday ensembles that you can wear more than once and make sure that you feel comfortable in them. When you don't feel comfortable in what you are wearing it does show. I always tell my customers if you don't absolutely love it don't get it. Flatter your body and be fabulous!

Stay Sassy xo

Dress from Daisy Riley! Feel free to join us on Small Business Saturday today November 29th :)

Shoes Charlotte Russe and Clutch DSW

Dress to Flatter your Figure

At some point everyone experiences discouragement when out shopping for clothes. I am sure you have felt that it is you or your body but, its not I promise. The key to avoiding this feeling is to know what works on your body and what does not. Personally, I have a difficult time finding clothes. I am 5'2 have busty girls and a booty so, many curves packed into such a short person giving me a  short torso. I hate pants because they fit perfect around my thighs and booty but, are too big at the waist. I know that I could never wear a bra-less style dress or top due to the fact that my girls need support. The fact of the matter is, I know what I have to work with and how to dress my figure to flatter my assets. In this post I used myself, 2 of my closest friends, and my sister to illustrate 4 different body types and how to dress them.


1.IMG_9539 The Rectangle

Meet my friend Sarah! Sarah has an athletic physique with toned arms and legs. Rectangles have a straight body with little curve. The goal to dressing shape is to define the waist and create curves. Here she is wearing an a-line dress and I cinched in her waist with a belt. We topped her off with a scarf to balance the bottom of the dress to create curves.

Tops with ruffles, embellishments, and blazers will look nice on you. Tops that flow at the bust will give the appearance of a larger bust. Make sure to avoid vertical patterns, form fitting tops, and square necks. When choosing pants go for something form fitting and avoid something to wide legged or baggy.  Belts are your friend, they help define your waist as shown. When you can show off your arms, strapless styles will help accentuate your rocking bod!


IMG_95322. The Apple

Lauren is killing it in this cobalt blue shift dress. Apples typically are big busted with great legs. (Flaunt it) This dress gives her a great waist and the v-neck flatters the girls.

Apples should avoid ruffles and embellishments they will take away from the bust. Do wide straps and v-necks on top that are slightly fitted. Make sure that your jackets and tops end at the hip. The idea is to accentuate your best features and balance your top half with your bottom. If you are searching for pants or skirts look for a straight lines or slightly flared. You will learn to love the empire waistline because it cinches you in and flares creating a more balanced line. When belting an ensemble use a wider style belt they are more flattering on you.


IMG_95403. The Pear

Oh Emma, my sweet little sister. Her bust is smaller compared to her booty which, makes her a pear(work it girl). Like, the apple the purpose is to balance the top half and the bottom. Emma is wearing this flattering black empire dress paired with a scarf to balance the top.

Avoid shapeless tops or shirts that have decorative patterns that end at the bottom, they draw the wrong attention to your hips. On top do more fitted tops that are v-neck or u-shaped. You can nip in your waist by wearing cropped jackets. If you are an apple I would suggest wearing dark wash jeans with either a boot cut or straight leg. The darker denim will be more flattering on your booty. Wrap dresses and a-line skirts will also flatter your figure. Avoid pencil skirts or capris they will make you look choppy.


IMG_95254. The Hourglass

Hourglasses have a pretty even balance of bust and booty with a defined waist. Here I am wearing a peplum top which flatters the waist with straight legged turquoise pants. One with an hourglass shape should wear appropriately form fitting clothes but, not night club tight.

Scoop and v-neck tops that sit on your waist look great on this frame. Hourglasses should avoid wearing slouchy clothing like, empire waistlines or baby doll tops because they tend to hide your fabulous features. In the case that you own an over-sized top, belt it to define your waist. For bottoms steer away from anything overly short. Bottoms that will look lovely on you include a-lines, pencil skirts, and jeans that are fitting around the hips and waist.


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Well ladies I hope these tips and tricks help you dress to flatter your body. We all have different body types, each with their own fabulous assets that should be embraced and celebrated. As women, we beat ourselves up by getting consumed by the numerical digit on the tag of our pants. Newsflash: each brand or line cuts their garments by different specifications. This means that you could be a 2 in one pair of jeans and an 8 in another, this is okay. I have garments in my closet ranging between sizes 2-10 but, I know that each brand or even style is cut differently which, is why I pay no attention to size. Purchase what fits and flatters your body. Don't convince yourself to make the "I am going to loose 10lbs to fit into this" purchases because 8/10 times it doesn't happen and you could have invested that money into something else. Dress for you, dress for your body now. If you are stuck on the number on your tags, I invite you to cut them off because they don't matter.

Till next time dolls. Stay sassy :)