25 Things to Complete in 1 Year

Hi Dolls! Today marks the 2 year anniversary of the blog! Time sure flies when you are having fun. Each year I found that I had to take a couple months off for my own sanity but I finally feel like I've been able to find a blog, home, work, life balance. This past year has been wild between getting married, buying a house, gaining a furry family member, & my health. I am looking forward to the 3rd year of the blog. I thought that it would be cool to create a list of 25 things I would like to accomplish this year. Let's get started.
  1. Get to New York Fashion Week
  2. Host a Blogger event
  3. Go to Portugal
  4. Collaborate with 5 new brands or bloggers
  5. Finish the bible
  6. Finish my office/closet
  7. Write a business plan for store
  8. Get my colitis in remission
  9. Make 3 new blogging gal pals
  10. Start book
  11. Host housewarming party
  12. Share my testimony
  13. Volunteer at a food pantry
  14. Finally gigi-ify my desk at work
  15. Run 3 5k's
  16. Read 3 books
  17. Take a spontaneous day trip
  18. Try not to take a break from blogging no longer than 2 weeks
  19. Mentor someone in their walk
  20. Go zip lining
  21. Start styling side business
  22. Missions Trip
  23. Get my own DSLR camera
  24. Join an affiliate program like Reward Style
  25. Do one kind act each month

Wish me luck, I really hope I can accomplish all these things this year! I started this blog to inspire women to embrace themselves & express themselves in a confident way thru clothing! I look forward to meeting more wonderful people this year!

To celebrate you fabulous fash dolls I am running am instagram giveaway starting today September 6th at 6:00pm, I will announce the winner Thursday 9/8 at 9:00am. Go on with your bad self & enter, find us on instagram @fashology.

Well dolls till next time!

Stay Sassy & God Bless!

Gigi xo

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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Valentine Schmalentine

No, I am not some bitter single lonely cat lady. I am not a super huge fan of Valentine's Day, I believe that if you love someone you should be expressing it daily 365 days out of the year. I do think Valentine's Day is a good excuse to go on a fabulous date with your man or to celebrate Galentine's day with your closest friends.

This little ensemble I have put together is perfect for your date with your man or friends on any given day! This season it is clear that I am embracing this faux leather trend. I have paired my faux leather skater skirt with this sangria colored button down blouse. To give it a little evening edge I have paired it with this chain necklace and completed the look with these fierce leopard heels!

Whether you are celebrating this Valentine's with someone special, with your friends, or Ben & Jerry, I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Stay Sassy + God Bless xo

P.S. I do not go out of my way to hate on Valentine's Day or the people that celebrate. You do you, we are all entitled to our own.

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Blouse // Skirt // Shoes