Sassy in Suede

Hello, gorgeous! I hope your week is going well. Yesterday I helped my step sister & her husband welcome their handsome baby boy, Landon into the world. Ricky & I went to visit after work. Life is a beautiful thing.

Enough about my personal life let's get to the fashion. Today's post features this fabulous genuine suede skirt from Chadwicks of Boston. Did I mention it is on sale for only $59.99?! I paired this warm luggage colored skirt with this sangria lace up top, I just love the bell sleeves. Completing the look are my go to stacked heeled black boots & my faux leather jacket. Suede is another one of those trends that has been around. It can be found in many different forms of apparel & offered in genuine or faux. I loved this skirt because it has a sassy little front slit.

I challenge you to pick up something suede whether it is genuine or faux for yourself.

Anyway fash dolls that is all I have for you. Today I will be participating in a giveaway which you will be able to win a $500 gift card! This is an instagram giveaway so make sure to follow me on there @fashology.

Till next time!

Stay sassy & God bless!

xo, Gigi

Party in the Front, Business in the Back

Hello, beautiful! Happy Friday to you (insert happy dance). This week I have been getting to know my new customer as I have been transferred to another catalog in my company. The new gal I am buying for is a lot more conservative, classic, & chic than my old target market. So far so good!

My company has annually sample sales which we can pick up some photo & fit samples for ourselves. At the last sale I picked up this vest & these leggings both I am absolutely loving. Both pieces are on trend & fit my personal style.

Let’s start with the vest, I love that is has pockets & buttons at the neck. The fringe trim is my favorite; it is pretty clear that fringe is here to stay for another season or two. Long vests whether they are in a sweater or suiting fabrication are making waves. These leggings are a party in the front, business in the back. Meaning they are faux leather in the front & a ponte knit fabric in the back. They are so comfortable & very versatile; they have been getting a ton of use.

I challenge you to try a vest or some faux leather leggings for yourself! Get both the vest & leggings on sale here: VEST LEGGINGS .

Well fash dolls, till next time!

Stay Sassy & God Bless!

xo, Gigi

 

3 Must Have Jeans

Hello, beautiful! I hope this post sees you well. Not going to lie to you I am feeling real motivated this week, I have some awesomeness in the works for you & I cannot wait to spill the beans. Anyway today we are breaking down the 3 must have jeans for your wardrobe. Maybe all three styles won't work for your body but I guarantee one maybe even two will. (If the short curvy girl can pull off all 3 so can you)

The Skinny Jean

I don't care if the magazines are saying that skinny jean is going out or not. In fashion there are no rules & to me skinny jean is a necessity. To balance long flowing tops & tunics a slim pant is needed on the bottom.  These skinny beauties are great to tuck into boots.

The Bootcut

The bootcut/wide leg jeans are making a comeback baby. Personally, I totally dig them. These flared finds give shape to those with a more narrow rectangular body shape. The bootcut also plays up curves. Perfectly pair with pumps, heeled booties, & clogs.

The Boyfriend Jean

The boyfriend jean is a more relaxed fit than the skinny. Instead of the skinny slim fit the boyfriend is a straight leg allowing for more give. The boyfriend is a great option for those that aren't comfortable with the skinny jean. Dress down your boyfriend jeans with sneaks as pictured or dress them up with a fitted top & pumps!

You may have noticed that two out of three of my jeans are cuffed. I like to show a little ankle not to mention I am 5'2. Petite girls I suggest getting short or petite jeans when available. For my fash dolls that are vertically blessed look for long or tall jeans, they will have your additional length. Jeans come in different kinds of washes as well: white, light wash, dark wash, medium wash, the list goes on. I suggest dark was because the color typically lasts longer.

Well fash dolls that is all I got for you today. Want to see something specific? Feel free to reach out on social media >instagram & snapchat @fashology< >twitter @fashology101<.

Stay sassy & God Bless!

xo, Gigi

Buffalo (Plaid) Solider

Hello, beautiful! I hope the first week of 2017 has been treating you well. If you have been following along you know that I work on Metrostyle catalog, as of Monday I will be now working on the sister catalog Chadwick's of Boston still as an assistant buyer. New year, new catalog. Anyway let's get to the fashion.

Three things that I have been wanting are a buffalo plaid flannel, ripped boyfriend jeans, & shell toe Adidas. This look has all three! I received the sneaks for Christmas from my hubby. (Isn't it great when men pick up on things?!) The shirt & top I actually stumbled upon at H&M. It was Friday night December 23rd, I was headed to the Celtics game with my friend Lauren & needed to kill some time. I found myself looking to spend a store credit at H&M, where I found the buffalo plaid flannel & jeans I had been looking for!

I literally used to own three pairs of these sneaks in high school. What goes around, comes back around. This look is really casual for me but this has become my weekend warrior go to; perfect for shopping, lunch, & adventures.

Well fash dolls I hope this look inspired you to try some casual pieces for yourself. Till next time!

Stay Sassy & God Bless!

xo Gigi

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2016 Best Looks

Hello beautiful! As you may have read in my last post personally 2016 was a huge year for me. I took about 4 months off from the blog this year due to the fact that I had to take care of my health, getting married, & buying a house. With that said somehow we still managed to TRIPLE our views from last year! Holy guacamole! To close this year I wanted to recap the most viewed looks of 2016, viewed by you fabulous fash dolls.

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5. Kimono Krazy

There you go, your top 5 favorite looks most viewed by you! Which one was your favorite?! I have some fun stuff brewing for the new year. I thank you all for reading this year, I hope you got as much out of this as I did. I wish you all a very happy & healthy New Year! Let's make 2017 amazing :)

Make sure to follow along & get social on Instagram here!

Till next year!

Stay Sassy & God Bless!

xo Gigi

Ring in the New Year in Style

Hello beautiful! I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. I can't believe we are moving on to 2017, time flies when you are having fun. This year I hit major milestones in my personal life; I married my best friend in June, welcomed our fur child Audrey to the family in July, & we bought our first home in August. Not to mention I was diagnosed with a tummy issue in April which I am finally starting to feel like a normal human again (Praise God). Despite the obstacles faced in 2016 I feel completely blessed.  This past year has been amazingly awesome yet wild all in one & I wouldn't have had it any other way. 2017 I am ready for you.

This year the hubs & I will be celebrating the last moments of 2016 by having a little shindig at our humble abode with some of our favorite people. I will be sporting this lace two piece skirt set which I absolutely fell in love with. I paired it with my black stud pumps. I love how the top is scalloped providing extra coverage compared to a typical crop top.

Do you have your NYE look picked? This night is the perfect opportunity to pull out your lace or sequined numbers (or your most comfiest pajamas if you are staying in). Whatever you do I wish you a very happy & healthy New Year.

Till next time Fash Dolls!

Stay Sassy + God Bless!

xo Gigi

P.S. There are some major happenings coming up (cough new site cough) so follow along on Instagram @fashology  :)

 

Holidays with Nanette Lepore

Hello beautiful! I hope your week is going dashingly. I can't even believe Christmas is this weekend! I still have some things that I need to wrap up but it always gets done.
Continuing the holiday outfit inspo series is this fabulous dress by Nanette Lepore. It was a Saturday afternoon & I was flipping thru the racks at TJ Maxx when I found this black beauty. She was calling my name, this dress is everything classic & sophisticated. I of course had to add a touch of animal to make this look a hint edgy. I love the collar & pleated detail at the bottom. This dress seriously has me reconsidering my outfit choices this weekend. I see myself also wearing this dress to work. I love this shape because it falls effortlessly but I can also eat as much as I want & not feel uncomfortable afterwards.
I hope this look was able to give you a little holiday outfit inspo! Till next time Fash Dolls.
Stay Sassy & God Bless!
Xo Gigi

Lovely in Lace

Happy Friday beautiful! I hope you are bundled up today especially if you are in the Northeast, it's a cold one. Continuing our holiday look series, today's look features this lovely lace number from Betsey Johnson.

Last Christmas I received this dress as a gift. (My mom has good taste) I could hardly believe that it was Betsey Johnson but I just love it. I have paired it with tights & animal heels giving this look a little kick. The dress displays two different colors of lace but on the skirt the lining ends at mid thigh giving this number a pinch of spice.

I am planning on wearing this to Christmas Eve service at church which will be followed by dinner at my grandmother's. This look is elegant & classy with my own touch of sass.

What are you wearing this holiday season?!

Well fash dolls till next time.

Stay sassy & God Bless!

Gigi xo

Casual Chic

Hello beautiful! Welcome back to the Fashology holiday outfit series. Today I am chefing up some outfit inspo for the casual girl. Not all of us find tights or heels comfortable & that's okay, maybe your event doesn't call for dressy attire. You can still be festive yet comfortable.

This outfit is casual chic with skinny jeans as the base. I suggest wearing a top that is a "holiday" color, this could be red, maroon, green, black, etc. I topped off this ensemble with a faux fur vest. I feel that a good faux fur vest will always take any outfit to the next level. Dig the hat? Good news for you, a friend of mine is making these & they will be going on sale soon. Until then feel free to give her Instagram a follow @kuronne.co .

I would wear this look to a low key holiday party, causal Friday, or just for any day! I hope that this has given you some casual chic outfit inspo for the holiday season. Not everything you wear this month has to be covered in sequins.

Well fash dolls till next time.

Stay Sassy & God Bless!

Gigi xo

 

December Giveaway!

giveawayHello beautiful! To brighten this Monday I wanted to run a little giveaway. I will be giving away this Fries Before Guys pouch from Francesca's!  Follow the steps below to be entered to win! This is an Instagram giveaway.

  1. Follow @fashology on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fashology/
  2. Like the picture shown here
  3. Tag a friend or two in the comments below

This giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram. I will be announcing the winner at 6:00 on Tuesday December 13th. Good luck fash dolls!

Stay sassy + God bless!

Gigi xo

Gobble Gobble

Happy week of Thanks fash dolls! I am thankful for you, my readers. Without you there would be no Fashology or fash doll community. I appreciate you following along & really hope you glean helpful advice & inspiration from my posts.

Let's get to the fashion! This year my hubby, Ricky & I are hosting our very first Thanksgiving in our first home. It is all super exciting & a lot of work. I want to cook & host in style, this colorblock dress does just the trick. I love this camel/black combo for this time of year it is neutral & warm. I kicked it up with a pair of animal pumps. With a bottle of wine in hand what's not to love?!

Dressing for the holidays is totally based on your personal style. I love to dress up so I accomplish this with a dress & pumps. Maybe a pair of jeans, cozy sweater, & boots is more your style. Whatever it is do your thing! I hope you all have a fabulous holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gigi xo

 

Girl's Night Out

Happy Friyay Fash Dolls! We made it thru another week. A few weeks ago I had sent out a survey to get a sense of what you, my fabulous readers wanted to see. One response I got was girl's night out outfits. Well ask & you shall receive!

I saw this dress at Lord & Taylor when I was out shopping with my team for work. I fell instantly in love. I myself have always struggled with dressing for a girl's night out. My wardrobe consists predominantly of work clothes which can be too dressy or conservative for a GNO. When going out for a girl's night you typically want to look sexy yet classy. This dress is the perfect combination of just that. We've discussed before that when dressing you want to show off one part of your body whether it is a backless garment, shoulder less something, it could be a dress or skirt with a slit. The lace up of this dress is this  GNO's touch of spice. Keeping it classy is the dress silhouette, boots, & leather jacket.

I hope that this look inspired you for your next girl's night out! Till next time fash dolls.

Stay Sassy + God Bless!

Gigi xo

Window Pane & Faux Leather: These are a few of my Favorite Things

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Hello fash dolls! Today's article title is inspired by none other than the Sound of Music. A couple of my favorite trends currently are window pane print & faux leather.
Window pane has been around for a couple of seasons but it looks like it's here to stay. This print is still prominent & was one of my best selling prints for the catalog I work on. I paired this window pane blouse with a flounce faux leather skirt. This skirt color is a great for fall. I love how flattering the shape is. Faux leather comes in many forms, it can be seen on skirts, leggings, vests, jackets etc. I completed this look with wedge back zip booties & a snake cross body.
Give windowpane or faux leather a whirl for yourself! These are 2 trends that have been around & are here to stay! Whether you were them together, separate, or just try one trend is entirely up to you. Don't forget to stay true to your personal style.
Well fash dolls till next time!
Stay Sassy + God Bless!
Gigi XO

Let me Tell you Something About my Vest Friend

Happy Friday Fash Dolls! Although this week was a short one it was still just as busy as a full week. Let me take a minute to introduce you to my furry vest (best) friend, Audrey Hepburn Williams. She was finally ready to make her blog debut as the newest member of the Williams family! Anyway let's get to the fashion.

My favorite fall fashion item is a good flannel. I got this one at Macy's last year. Another item I am totally loving is the military inspired vest. This utilitarian chic number is perfect for fall actives like apple/pumpkin picking, hayrides, long walks with your dog, etc. It is fashionable yet functional. I love the fact that I have pockets to put my phone, keys, or even some money for hands free adventuring. This vest I got at my office's sample sale for only $3, what a steal?!

Well fash dolls I inspire you to find your own vest or flannel as they are the perfect fall pieces for your wardrobe.

Till next time!

Stay Sassy + God Bless!

Gigi xo

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

 

 

 

BFW Opening Night Party

"Every year the women of New York (or Boston) leave the past behind and look forward to the future... this is known as Fashion Week."Carrie Bradshaw Sex and the City: The Movie 

September is like an unwritten New Year for the fashion industry. The Bible size magazines can be found in mailboxes & in stores. Fashion week has been completed in NYC, London, & Paris. Leaving the past season behind & looking a head to the future like our girl Carrie said. I had the pleasure of attending Boston Fashion Week's Opening Party with my coworker & friend Rebecca of The Imbeccable Blog Friday September 23rd.

The evening begun with a pomegranate cosmo provided by Wanderlush & light hor derves. Attendees mingled & had the opportunity to shop the pop up shop which included Holly Nichols illustrations, Kent Stetson handbags, & beautiful shawls from Denise Hajjar. Of course I couldn't leave empty handed. Holly Nichols & Kent Stetson launched their collaboration handbag which you can imagine is everything fabulous. One was even auctioned!

The night continued as 14 lucky attendants were live sketched by Holly Nichols herself. Cool, right?! Proceeding the sketching was a roof top Denise Hajjar fashion show. Her line exuded old school Hollywood glam. Her collection showcased different shades of red, velvet, sequins, ombré fabrics, & over the knee boots. It was a stunning show!

Nights like the Boston Fashion Week Opening party inspire me.

Wells Fash dolls I hope you enjoyed my BFW Opening Party recap & my basic iPhone pics.

Till next time! Stay Sassy + God Bless

Gigi xo

Lace Up Your Dancing Top

Hi Fash dolls! I can hardly believe it's the last day of September. Maybe this isn't a dancing top but hopefully you got my pun.

Lace up is one of the hottest trends out there. Literally there is lace up on shirts, dresses, down sleeves, or like the neckline of this top. It's bananas but awesome! I found this little lace up top number at TJ Maxx online. I absolutely love this burgundy color for fall it's so rich. Did you catch the bell sleeve on this knit? Just another reason I feel for this top. The jeans are lucky brand which I found for a steal at TJ Maxx in store. I have a hard time finding pants because I'm short & curvy but these fit like a dream.

I challenge you to get a lace up something whether it be a top or dress in your wardrobe. You will certainly be able to find something within your budget & personality! Well dolls tills next time. Happy Shopping !

Stay Sassy + God Bless!

Gigi xo

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The 70's Called

Hello lovelies, we made it to Friday! This week's look is brought to you by the funky vibes of the 70's. There are so many trends going on in this look so let's get started.

This look features a window pane blouse, faux suede fringe vest, trouser jeans, & clogs. Hi the 70's called & they hope you're enjoying this look. Window pane & fringe are still very prominent trends. This neutral colored vest gives this look some relief, not to mention suede & faux suede in many forms is huge right now for both fall & early spring. Although I am a sucker for a good skinny jean there has been a shift to bootcut & wide leg jeans, they are the best selling shapes in my catalog & have been seen everywhere. I topped this look of with clogs & a belt!

Now I felt a little daring to throw all these trends into one look but, you don't have to! Maybe you only pair a couple of these trends together. Like fringe & wide leg jeans or window pane & faux suede, the possibilities are endless. In fashion there used to be these unwritten rules like don't wear white after Labor Day. Well these unwritten rules are a thing of the past. As long as you love your look & can rock it confidently, go for it!

Well Fash dolls till next time.

 

Stay Sassy + God Bless!

Gigi xo