New Year Giveaway!

jan 2016 giveaway.jpg Happy New Year dolls! I personally want to wish you a happy, healthy, and fabulous year. I thought that we could kick this year off with a giveaway! These fabulous gold tone earrings will be given to one lucky winner. How to enter? Easy, start by going onto your Instagram and going to our page @fashology101 then follow the steps bellow:

  1. Find this post and like it. This is your entry into the contest.
  2. Start following @fashology101.
  3. Optional- for another entry tag a friend or two.

We will be announcing the winner within 48 hours. Note that we will be checking that all the steps have been completed and that the winner will be chosen at random. This contest is not sponsored by Instagram. We will ship the prize out to the winner. Ready, set, go! Good luck :)

Set Yourself Apart

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Fall does not offically start till September 23rd so there is still time to wear those sleeveless tops. Chilly? Throw on a denim jacket, layers are key during this transition in season. Set yourself apart with a fabulous clothing set! This set is from Ann Taylor Loft and I absoluelty adore it. Although bought seperately these pieces work together or with other garmets making it a versatile ensemble. Anything you can wear with other items in your wardrobe will give you more bang for your buck. This tank would look awesome with boyfriend jeans and heels. While the skirt would work back to a basic tee and scarf. Each piece features a chic lazer cut design brining them together.

Sets are hot right now and can instantly make you look put together. There are a variety available and can easily be found at any store. When I bought this I happened to stumble upon it. I fell in love with the skirt first thinking that would complete my purchase until my mum (my shopping buddy) showed me the tank. Give it a shot! Find one tailored to your liking and your personal style. Don't forget to express your fabulous self.

Well dolls until next time! Happy shopping :)

P.S. Stay up to date by following us on Instagram and Twitter @fashology101

{Set-Ann Taylor Loft, Watch- Michael Kors, Wrap Bracelet-Rush, Necklace- Daisy Riley, Sunglasses-Rayban, Shoes-BCBG}

The Art of Accessorizing!

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Hello dolls! I apologize for the hiatus. Recently I accepted a new position as an assistant buyer for a catalog company. I have been working hard learning this new job and on top of that I got engaged! It has been an exciting few weeks but I've missed my fashionistas! What better way to get back into the swing of things than with a collaboration!

The art of accessorizing is critical to any female's wardrobe. (Especially if you are on a tight budget because now you're saving for a wedding and a house. Face palm) Accessorizing can update any look without breaking the bank. I am wearing an all black ensemble to illustrate the power of jewels! (Whether they are real or costume) These chandelier earrings are absolutely stunning! The green stones are complimented with a touch of gold. When wearing statement earrings like these I suggest pulling your hair back so they will actually be seen. I am a sucker for anything anchor so this double anchor ring is a must have. The best part is that each piece is ONLY $5.00! That is right, I updated this all black look for only $10.00! Check out these pieces and many more at Clubbing Girl { www.clubbinggirl.com } ! I am a fan of fine jewelry but can't afford to stock my collection with it. Coco Chanel taught us to mix fine and costume jewelry to help enhance the apparel items in our closet. The look pictured is great for any weekend adventure and can be changed with accessories like pearls and heels which would be appropriate for a more formal occasion.

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For more tips on accessorizing give my post "Exercise Your Right to Accessorize" a read, it can be found in my archives! While you're at it visit my friends at www.clubbinggirl.com to pick up some fun and fabulous fashions. They ship anywhere in the USA for free! As always it has been a pleasure :)

Stay Sassy xo

P.S. Stay tuned for a giveaway !

{Blazer-Macy's, T-Shirt-Charlotte Russe, Jeggings-American Eagle, Flats-DSW}

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Wanderlust 1

1717 Happy New Year, welcome to Fashology 2015! I am elated to start a New Year with infinite possibilities. This month I am going to visit one of my dearest friends in Los Angeles. This adventure inspired the 2 serious post, Wanderlust. Traveling can be a wonderful experience, packing not so much. I have compiled a list of helpful tips that can be used for business or leisure. Enjoy!

201. Know your Destination and Itinerary

This may seem basic but it is key to prevent over packing. Research your destination's weather. It is important to know what weather to expect because this will determine what clothing you will be bringing. When visiting New England during the winter one would bring heavy clothing like wool and denim. Since I am visiting LA the weather will be 60/75 degrees which means I can bring lighter clothing and a denim jacket. Knowing your itinerary is also important. This is a list of things that you will be doing throughout your trip. A traveler planning on going rock climbing would wear active gear while a business trip would consist of professional clothing. I love to make lists and if you are anything like me I would recommend  making a list of everything you plan to bring; clothing, accessories, shoes, and toiletries.

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2. Clothing Selection

If you are also anything like me you will experience the urge to bring your entire wardrobe "just in case". These tips are designed to suppress this feeling. With the research completed in the first tip choosing the clothing to bring should come easier. I would suggest for every bottom bring at least two tops to go with it. To prevent wrinkles and create more space in your luggage I suggest rolling your outfits together. To avoid over packing stick to a versatile color story, I like to pack neutral garments and colorful accessories to give my travel ensembles a pop of color. These accessories typically include scarves and jewelry which are an easy pack.

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3. Shoes and Undergarments

I know you probably just read that title and thought shoes and undergarments, what an odd combination? Let me explain. Instead of packing your shoes in another bag, line them along your luggage.  This will eliminate extra bags and will still give you room for your garments. Socks and other things store inside your shoes! Another fabulous space saver.

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4. Hanging Organizer

I highly suggest that everyone invest in a hanging organizer. This one is Vera Bradley but other brands make them as well. It was definitely one of my smartest purchases. My hanging organizer contains my toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, hair supplies, hair tools, make up, and other toiletries supplies. Even when I am not traveling I hang it on the back of my bathroom door to stay organized.

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Well doIls I hope that you enjoyed these tips and tricks. Stay tuned! Next we will be covering what to carry in your carry-on and how to dress for on an airplane.

As always thank you so much for reading. Safe travels!

Stay Sassy xo

Making Your List and Checking it Twice!

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Christmas is upon us! Although working retail during the holidays can be exhausting, I really enjoy assisting customers in hand picking beautiful gifts for their loved ones. This time of year can be stressful and with only 5 shopping days left Fashology and Vintage Parallels have joined forces to compile a list of fabulous gift ideas! We hope this helps.

 ipad mini1. Ipad Mini $249.00 The Ipad Mini is perfect for the techie you know. With the ability to have your life at your finger tips the on the go gal will love this! When purchasing the Ipad Mini you are given the option to rely on wi-fi connection or adding cellular (additional fee). An Ipad Mini Case would pair nicely as an additional gift! http://www.apple.com/

2. Watchbrighton watchmk watch Watches are a chic and elegant gift suited for any special lady on your nice list. Right now Rose Gold is a hot trend, this Michael Kors is priced at $250.00. Take a more classic approach with this lovely silver Brighton Modena Watch $125.00. This is a gift that won’t be forgotten. www.macys.com http://www.brighton.com/

3. Yoga Classes For the fit chick in your life get her the gift of yoga classes! If you are in the Massachusetts and in the South Shore we suggest Sanctuary Studios in Plymouth, MA. They offer a variety of classes at different levels. Gift certificates are available or purchase 5 classes for $65.00 or 10 for $125.00 (other offers available). This gift is just what the stress ball needs in your life. http://findsanctuary.com/

the giving keys4. The Giving Keys Stumped on what to get the good do bee in your life? Look no further! The Giving Keys is an amazing company. Created by musician and actress Caitlin Crosby, she employs homeless people and they hand stamp the keys with inspirational words like, fearless and grateful. This in turn transitions the employees out of homelessness while creating a super unique necklace, ring, or bracelet! Get one before Christmas at Daisy Riley in Plymouth, MA! You can order online but, they won’t be in before the holiday. You can also tell your story on the blog, pay it forward. Proudly made in the USA; starting at $25.00 and up.      http://www.thegivingkeys.com/

bb5. Bourbon and Boweties “Made Proud by Southern Hands” This new line is on the rise, seen at Daisy Riley first it is now found at Nordstrom! These fabulous bangles are made of a variety of stones, pearls, or coins! Stack ‘em up or wear a single bangle, they are sure to make a fabulous statement for the fashionista on your list! Starting at around $30.00 and up. https://www.facebook.com/BourbonAndBoweties

IMG_1685Vintage Parallels Top Pick!

1. Urban Decays' Naked 2 Basics eyeshadow: These are our FAVORITE color shadows of the season! These basic nude colors are amazing and can make so many combinations in your looks. The matte colors, inexpensive price and overall versatile look is great for any makeup lover this season.

2. Necklace and earrings combo: These are great for any daring fashion girl this holiday. Statement necklaces are very big and you can find some amazing looks at boutiques across the country! Depending on your price you can purchase ones like these at Target, Francesca's Collection or Macy's.

3. Blanket Scarf: Want to give something more cozy and personalized? Try this amazing;y warm scarf... better yet MAKE this scarf! For all of eight dollars, a pair of scissors and twenty minutes you can give a lovely personalized gift.

4. Embellished headband: Have a girl who wants a little sparkle? Try this headband as a great little stocking stuffer. This little gift great for any girl who wants to add a little oomph to her hair for very little effort!

5. Gift card: Now some people think gift cards are the least amount of effort for a gift. We think wrong! Gift cards are great for the indecisive shopper and the hard to buy for loved one. Try one to your favorite thrift store!

Check out Vintage Parallels Website! Kendall and Chelsea are wonderful people plus, they have great thrifted finds :)

http://vintageparallels.com/

From myself and the ladies at Vintage Parallels we hope you have Happy Holidays!

Stay Sassy xo

Thirsty for Sangria

 

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"Sangria, an exotic red that evokes a sense of glamorous adventures and faraway destinations..." (Pantone)

Sangria is smooth, fruity, and delicious; making it one of my favorite drinks. Not only is it an enjoyable beverage consumed by many, it happens to be a chic color that is making a splash this fall. According to the world's color authority, Pantone, Sangria is one of the "it" colors for fall. This beautiful deep red does not wash you out and looks great on most skin types. To give you some inspiration, pictured is a variety of clothing pieces in the latest color trend. Want to give this shade a taste test? Interested in playing with Sangria but, feel a little hesitant experiment with accessories. I would suggest trying a scarf, statement necklace, earrings, tights, or a handbag! When wearing Sangria colored clothing you can accessorize with either silver or gold jewelry. This color is rich and perfect for fall. I dare you to give Sangria a fashion sip!

Stay Sassy xo

PS. Thanks to Kendall, Nikki, and Kendra for joining me in this photo shoot, you ladies killed it! Another giant thank you to Chelsea of Chelsea Lowe Photography for always capturing the vision!

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