Sleigh Girl

Hello beautiful! Happy Holiday season to you & yours. I am not going to lie to you I have been a bit more of a hot mess lately than usual lately. If you have been reading a long you know that I am an assistant buyer for Metrostyle catalog & let me tell you this time of year is cray. Between prepping for our summer '17 photo shoot & setting up fall/winter 2017 I have just been tired. I don't think the fact that it gets darker out early helps my cause but I am also notorious for always being on the go then crashing. Anyway this isn't a sob story or a rant, I just miss you all! So I am getting my positive pants on & am ready to conquer the rest of this year with you.

My next few post are going to be brought to you by the holiday season & hope that they give you some outfit inspo. I bought this tulle skirt for Ricky & I's engagement photos & other bridal events but I am not the type of shopper to buy an item for just one use. I have paired this Carrie Bradshaw inspired skirt with a flannel, tights, & my fav cheetah pumps. I'm going to wear this outfit Christmas day to my mum's for brunch then to my in law's for dinner.

I know this season can get kind of stressful but try your best to enjoy it. Take a deep breathe & try not to over commit to events. I know we can all experience FOMO (fear of missing out) but sometimes you need to take a minute for yourself & truly enjoy the magic of this time of year.

Anyway fash dolls till next time! Stay sassy + God Bless :)

Gigi xo

The Art of Dressing, a Balancing Act

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"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." These words were spoken by the late fashion icon Coco Chanel. Fashion is not just clothing, it is a form of self expression and to me can be considered an art. When a woman is wearing something she feels beautiful in, she radiates confidence. However, when one is not so comfortable in an ensemble, it shows. I have seen it personally first hand. When I was at the clothing boutique and was working with a client, I could see how she felt the minute she walked out of the fitting room. Why try to wear something that doesn't flatter your figure? Dress for your life style, personality, and budget.

As mentioned prior, dressing is an art of self expression and can be a balancing act. The outfit pictured is pretty much a uniform for me since I adore wearing skirts and hate wearing pants but it showcases the balance. Notice the skirt is full of volume and the tank is fitted to my body. This is a balanced look. This little trick can work vice versa with a fitted bottom like a legging or straight pant paired with a flowing tunic. Apparel is typically broken up into tops and bottoms, the concept is that if you are carrying volume in one area typically you should balance it with a narrow more fitted companion. This is a tip I use frequently when dressing myself. It gives an hourglass look and ensures that it doesn't look like your swimming in clothing.

Now there are always exceptions to tips and tricks, I have seen women pull of full fabulous looks. This is just a general helpful tip that I use. Try it for yourself, experiment and have fun! Don't forget to always stay true to yourself and dress to flatter your beautiful and unique figure. Be you, be fabulous!

Well my friends till next time. Stay sassy xo

{Tank-H&M, Skirt-Charlotte Russe, Necklace-Pacsun, Heels-T.J. Maxx, Handbag-Michael Kors, Costume Ring-A Shop in Portugal, Sunglasses-Rayban, Watch-Michael Kors}