Sassy in Suede

Hello, gorgeous! I hope your week is going well. Yesterday I helped my step sister & her husband welcome their handsome baby boy, Landon into the world. Ricky & I went to visit after work. Life is a beautiful thing.

Enough about my personal life let's get to the fashion. Today's post features this fabulous genuine suede skirt from Chadwicks of Boston. Did I mention it is on sale for only $59.99?! I paired this warm luggage colored skirt with this sangria lace up top, I just love the bell sleeves. Completing the look are my go to stacked heeled black boots & my faux leather jacket. Suede is another one of those trends that has been around. It can be found in many different forms of apparel & offered in genuine or faux. I loved this skirt because it has a sassy little front slit.

I challenge you to pick up something suede whether it is genuine or faux for yourself.

Anyway fash dolls that is all I have for you. Today I will be participating in a giveaway which you will be able to win a $500 gift card! This is an instagram giveaway so make sure to follow me on there @fashology.

Till next time!

Stay sassy & God bless!

xo, Gigi

Buffalo (Plaid) Solider

Hello, beautiful! I hope the first week of 2017 has been treating you well. If you have been following along you know that I work on Metrostyle catalog, as of Monday I will be now working on the sister catalog Chadwick's of Boston still as an assistant buyer. New year, new catalog. Anyway let's get to the fashion.

Three things that I have been wanting are a buffalo plaid flannel, ripped boyfriend jeans, & shell toe Adidas. This look has all three! I received the sneaks for Christmas from my hubby. (Isn't it great when men pick up on things?!) The shirt & top I actually stumbled upon at H&M. It was Friday night December 23rd, I was headed to the Celtics game with my friend Lauren & needed to kill some time. I found myself looking to spend a store credit at H&M, where I found the buffalo plaid flannel & jeans I had been looking for!

I literally used to own three pairs of these sneaks in high school. What goes around, comes back around. This look is really casual for me but this has become my weekend warrior go to; perfect for shopping, lunch, & adventures.

Well fash dolls I hope this look inspired you to try some casual pieces for yourself. Till next time!

Stay Sassy & God Bless!

xo Gigi

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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

Elite Workshop-Goals for Growth

do-what-you-loveIt was Sunday November 13th around noon I walked thru the doors of The Palm Restaurant in Boston which later that week was scheduled to host Andy Cohen. What brought me to this restaurant with windows allowing the sun to beam through was more grand (to me) than Mr.Cohen himself. I walked thru the doors of an intimate dining room to be greeted by a group of powerful boss babes all of which were here to attend the Elite Workshop "Goals for Growth". This event was hosted none other than the fabulous Andy (Andrea) Delucia of Elegance & Grace Weddings . You can read my full article here about her business & how these inspirational workshops came to be. The Elite Workshop "Goals for Goals" was the 3rd & final workshop of this year. The list of g4gguest speakers included Jimmy Guzman a highly regarded marketer & owner of JNG Event consulting, Christine Fitzgerarld partner & found of Belcher Fitzgerald LLP, founder of Bitchless Bride wedding planning & bridal coach Deborah DeFrancesco, & none other than Andrea herself. The day also include afternoon bites provided by The Palm, a panel discussion & Q&A with Sarah Boucher sales & marketing manager of Willow Estates & Sonya Highfield creativepreneur of Sonya Highfield Photography, & the day/evening concluded with an Elite Workshop Launch Party.

Unfortunately I was only able to attend half of the day because I had a wedding myself to attend. I was able to catch Jimmy's presentation regarding guerrilla marketing. He had started his career managing a hotel which included a restaurant successfully turning that business around. From there he went to work for Winston Flower's & then to Mark Hall Design, LLC. With each of these unique ventures one thing remained the same, he became each business. To successfully turn each business around & expand each target market he designed a narrative & networked with the market that he desired to target even if that meant going to Nantucket for the day to understand the higher end client. He now applies these practices to his own business JNG Event Consulting.

foodFollowing Jimmy was Christine of Belcher Fitzgerald LLP. As mentioned prior she is a founder & partner in her law practice. She stressed the value of planning & protecting your business. Often as creative minds we get wrapped up in our ideas & fail to protect our brand. Christine also brought to the audience's attention that lawyers & law firms have an intimidating & expensive aura about them. Going to a smaller firm can make this aspect of business more approachable. Another take away that I gleaned from her discussion was that the money that you don't spend in preventative measures you may pay for down the road if you ever find yourself in a legal dispute. All of which was very helpful information.

The last speaker I was able to catch was Ms. Andy herself. A mother of 4 & successful business owner I found her inspiring from the becoming of covering this event. Andy andy2spoke on listening. Selling services has its own obstacles that tangible products don't because customers have something physically to touch & hold. Listening with services is key because you really get to know your client & what they desire out of your service. From there you can make suggestions & up sell. Another topic she touched upon was how much to charge with your service, this can be a difficult answer to come to. She challenged the crowd to know their value & explore the market.

As each guest speaker presented it was encouraging to see them back on another up. As much as I would to love to hear Deborah's presentation & Sarah & Sonya's Q&A it was helpful to get their input throughout the day.

Closing this portion of the day the audience was instructed to write down one goal. A goal that is specific, achievable, & with a time line. All of our goals should be thought out like this! Andy feels writing out your goals allows you to make a commitment to it. Goals should be attainable and have actionable steps to achieve them. Personally I find myself often writing down huge massive goals with no specific deadline. How is one going to accomplish any goal like that? After this exercise I had taken this method of specific, achievable, & with a time limit to each of my goals.

g4g2Although I was only able to attend half of the day I left feeling amped & inspired. It was empowering to be in a room full of boss babes (& one boss guy). As entrepreneurs it is vital to our success to create a tribe that we can trust & seek council from. That is just Andy's mission with the Elite Workshops to develop relationships & boss babe communities.

This small business Saturday I pass on Andy's challenge to you create a specific & achievable goal with a deadline for your business. Reach out to a couple of inspirational ladies & lift each other up! Andy really getitknows how to host a fabulous & informative event. Her speaking abilities really captivate a room. She is available for career coaching & other speaking ventures. Stay tuned for next year's Elite Workshops, I highly recommend attending.

"The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you're very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, & above all be humble."

Stay informed on upcoming events by visiting the Elegance & Grace Elite Workshop facebook page: .

Till next time fash dolls! Stay Sassy + God Bless.

Gigi xo