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

 

Mock Neck Must Have

Happy Weekend Fash Dolls! I apologize for the little 2 week hiatus. A girl just needs a break sometimes especially in light of the election. I'm sure I'm not the only one that avoided social media this week.
Anyway let's move on to fashion! I have never been a super big turtleneck or mock neck* fan. I just felt restricted but as my personal style has grown I have learned to appreciate them & got over the restricted feeling. Turtlenecks & mock necks* have become fall/winter staple, it is a sophisticated look! I am personally loving the long sleeveless mock neck sweaters perfect for layering.

I have paired mine with some faux leather leggings. These leggings are a party in the front & business in the back as the back features a ponte knit fabrication. Completing the look are these wedge booties, scarf, & faux leather jacket. To make this more business professional the other day I swapped the faux leather jacket for a blazer for a work meeting.
Well Fash dolls I hope you were able to glean some fashion inspo. Always remember to stay true to your personal style because you are fabulous & beautiful. Till next time my friends!
Stay Sassy + God Bless!
Gigi xo
*mock neck: is a more simple version of a turtleneck. It does not include the fold over fabric of a turtleneck.

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

Cardi Party

Happy Valentine's lovelies! I hope you are all enjoying your day. The temps have been drastically dropping in Massachusetts and are allegedly going back up to the 50's on Tuesday. Whether you live in a bipolar climate like myself or your in and out of the office all day it is important to dress in layers.

If you have been following along you probably know I am obsessed with faux leather. When I spotted this cardi with faux leather trim at a show in NYC I knew I had to get one in for myself.  I layered this cardi with a flannel and completed the look with boyfriend jeans and booties.

This ensemble is perfect for the weekend warrior or casual Friday in the office. Layering is good throughout the year. You can add a layer if you are cold and shed one if you are on the warmer side. Keep this in mind especially as we transition seasons.

Well dolls till next time!

Stay Sassy + God Bless xo

 

 Cardi-Adore/Flannel- Macy's/Boyfriend Jeans-Kut from the Cloth/Booties-Steve Madden

Faux Leather in the Office

I am obsessing over faux leather. Skirts, dresses, pants, little accents, you name it. I wore a faux leather skirt for Thanksgiving and I am a true believer in wearing faux leather anywhere, even in the office.

This dress features a ponte knit top with a faux leather skirt. I paired this number with a white blazer, covered my legs with black tights, and completed the look with pearls and cheetah heels. This ensemble exudes femininity with an edge, it is classic yet chic. A great example on how to wear your faux leather in the office.

Faux leather can come off rather edgy and often thought as a fabrication for a night out. Well the perfect combination of accessories can transition your faux leather to the office. I challenge you to put your most fashionable foot forward next time you head into work. It is easy to get in the habit of forgetting style when dressing for work. Don't forget that dressing and fashion simply isn't just about garments and name brands, it is about expressing yourself and exuding confidence in who you are!

Till next time dolls! I hope the snow didn't hit you too hard.

Stay Sassy + God Bless xo

{Blazer- Macy's, Dress-Lord & Taylor, Heels-Metrostyle}

It's the Holiday Season

 

It's the holiday season! Deck the halls, light the menorah however you celebrate do so in style.  This time of year can get extremely hectic with all the preparation and parties, this doesn't mean you need to compromise your sense of style.

This ensemble would be perfect for a holiday party. The faux leather skirt is paired with this animal print blouse. Tights and booties complete the outfit. The faux leather skirt brings an edge while the blouse balances it exuding a feminine look. This outfit is fashionable and festive.

Well dolls, I hope you have a Happy Holiday season. Consider stirring clear from the ugly sweaters and wear something that expresses who you are.

Happy Shopping!

Stay Sassy + God Bless xo

{Skirt + Booties-Kohls, Blouse-Work Sample Sale, Handbag-Michael Kors}

What does the Faux say?

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What does the fox say? Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! I remember listening to this song for the first time and having a hard time breathing because I was laughing so hard. Here at Fashology faux says fabulous! My fall fashion risk featured a faux fur vest, my latest winter obsession is this faux leather skirt (I own it in 2 colors). Paired with this flannel, tights, pearls, and booties this ensemble exudes an edgy yet feminine look. Although this skirt looks effortless searching for it was not. You know that phrase "when you stop looking it will happen" well that held true when I picked up this piece. I was looking literally everywhere for the ideal faux leather skirt and I wasn't impressed with what I was finding. Finding something faux whether it be leather or fur can be difficult because it can easily look like poor quality. I actually stumbled upon this gem at Kohl's while helping a friend look for new additions to her wardrobe. This skirt is by LC Lauren Conrad's collection and only cost $15.00. The faux leather skirt is a modern day closet must have. This piece is versatile, as shown I wore this to work and then to a family Christmas party the same day. I also packed it for a night out with the girls when I went to California, ditch the tights throw on a crop top and strappy heels with a clutch. The faux leather skirt is a new twist on a wardrobe classic. When shopping for your faux leather make sure the fabric is of good quality and fits your fashion personality! Till next time.

Stay Sassy xo

P.S. On the same shopping trip I found these awesome booties Simply Vera by Vera Wang also at Kohl's, not somewhere I typically shop but I scored.

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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