Winter Wonderland Essentials

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Happy spring! What better way to celebrate than with some snow flurries; like we haven’t had enough already. If you live in New England you are fully aware that it looks like a winter wonderland. Despite the fact that we are now in “spring”, there is no denying that a winter coat is an essential for the colder temperatures. Since we are in a season transition it is the ideal time to purchase your winter coat for next year (and the tail end of all this snow). Typically retailers will put the left over cold weather gear on sale in an effort to get rid of this merchandise before bringing in new spring products. February and the beginning of March is usually the slowest time of year for retail stores, in an effort to generate business retailers will send out coupons or incentives to get you, the consumer, into the store. Watch for these coupons in your email inbox because you can score some pretty sweet discounts.

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Preparing for a winter apocalypse doesn’t mean you have to look like Randy and Ralphie from A Christmas Story, bundled up till you can barely move. I picked up this houndstooth coat at Macy’s a few years ago and I find it fabulous yet functional. I paired it with this red scarf for a pop of color. There are a variety of cold weather coats available to you that will fit your fashion personality while keeping you warm. Other accessories other than the coat and scarf appropriate for cold weather months include beanies, ear muffs, gloves, or mittens. As I mentioned prior, there is a plethora of different styles, fabrics, and patterns available to you in all the items mentioned. The idea is to get cold weather items that reflect you while still keeping you warm, which is top priority. Purchasing a winter coat is an investment but you can find a good deal around this time of year.

Well dolls thank you for swinging by! Good luck finding your winter wonderland apparel and keep the faith! The warmer weather is on it is way!

Stay Sassy xo

{Coat+Boots-Macy's} {Sunglasses-Ray Bans} {Handbag-Michael Kors}{Jeggings-American Eagle}{Scarf-Gifted}{T-Shirt-Charlotte Russe}

P.S. The mister and I have found a venue and date for the wedding! I might be sharing that with you soon :)

Score in Style

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One day I had found myself along side my other half as we commuted home, he had left work and I had just finished a day of classes in Boston. He had picked me up at the train station and waited till I settled into the car to ask me a very important question, "Would you want to go to the Bruins game?" I replied, "Of course!" as if there were no other answer.

The date of the game drew near and my inner tomboy was jumping with excitement while, the fashionista in me was scrambling to decide on what to wear. I obviously was not going to attend this game in my Sunday best but, I wanted to look presentable. There is nothing wrong showing up to a game in a jersey and jeans, I personally tend to have a difficult time with dressing down. The outfit pictured is exactly what I wore to the game! I had to show my Bruins pride with this graphic tee shirt and paired it with the faux leather trim cardigan, creating a fun yet fashion forward look. To complete the ensemble I wore skinny jeans and brown boots. I love cross-body bags because they give you hands free movement (one hand for a beverage, the other for your phone).

Dressing for sporting events can be more than just a jersey and jeans. I suggest showing team pride with a graphic tee shirt but, giving the look a fashion edge with a blazer, cardigan, cool pants, or a funky shoe. The choice is yours based on your personal fashion style. Whether you will be in the stands at a football, soccer, hockey, or basketball game make sure to score in style!

Stay Sassy! xo

PS. Check out this photo of me with my mister at the TD Garden! (photo from my IG @gigi_fashology) We had a fun night :)

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Falling for Maxi Skirts

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Maxi skirts are like crotch-less yoga pants except they exude elegance. I have always loved the maxi skirt (or dress) look and felt that I could never pull it off due to the fact that I am vertically challenged. One spring day I found myself at an Express taking a fashion risk, I had purchased my first maxi skirt. These skirts are chic yet comfortable and to your surprise can be worn year-round. As customers we invest money into our clothing; I believe that we should get the most wear out of these purchases. Pictured is my maxi skirt and t-shirt, an outfit typically worn in the warmer months with sandals. Here I transitioned my beloved maxi for fall by pairing it with my military green jacket, scarf, and wedged heels. Layers are important for the fall, the mornings can start out frigid and end warmer than anticipated. To bring your maxi thru the colder months add a cardigan, jacket, or accessorize with combat boots or ankle booties. Prevent cold legs by wearing tall socks or tights, nobody will be aware you have them on and you'll stay toasty warm. The maxi skirt is a versatile item to have and is a new wardrobe staple. The wearer has the ability to dress it up or down based on the occasion. I hope that those who don't have a maxi discover one that fits their fashion personality and those that already own one find these tips helpful to get their moneys worth!

Happy Dressing! Stay sassy xo

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