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}

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 :)

The Art of Accessorizing!

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Hello dolls! I apologize for the hiatus. Recently I accepted a new position as an assistant buyer for a catalog company. I have been working hard learning this new job and on top of that I got engaged! It has been an exciting few weeks but I've missed my fashionistas! What better way to get back into the swing of things than with a collaboration!

The art of accessorizing is critical to any female's wardrobe. (Especially if you are on a tight budget because now you're saving for a wedding and a house. Face palm) Accessorizing can update any look without breaking the bank. I am wearing an all black ensemble to illustrate the power of jewels! (Whether they are real or costume) These chandelier earrings are absolutely stunning! The green stones are complimented with a touch of gold. When wearing statement earrings like these I suggest pulling your hair back so they will actually be seen. I am a sucker for anything anchor so this double anchor ring is a must have. The best part is that each piece is ONLY $5.00! That is right, I updated this all black look for only $10.00! Check out these pieces and many more at Clubbing Girl { www.clubbinggirl.com } ! I am a fan of fine jewelry but can't afford to stock my collection with it. Coco Chanel taught us to mix fine and costume jewelry to help enhance the apparel items in our closet. The look pictured is great for any weekend adventure and can be changed with accessories like pearls and heels which would be appropriate for a more formal occasion.

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For more tips on accessorizing give my post "Exercise Your Right to Accessorize" a read, it can be found in my archives! While you're at it visit my friends at www.clubbinggirl.com to pick up some fun and fabulous fashions. They ship anywhere in the USA for free! As always it has been a pleasure :)

Stay Sassy xo

P.S. Stay tuned for a giveaway !

{Blazer-Macy's, T-Shirt-Charlotte Russe, Jeggings-American Eagle, Flats-DSW}

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Lovely Leggings

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Leggings have evolved throughout history. When Lycra was invented in the late 1950's leggings became popular because they were seen as a pull on and go garment which was comfortable but often looked shaggy or baggy. Leggings were seen in retail stores again due to the popularity of Flashdance and the exercise craze in the 1980's, the trend eventually faded. Making a comeback once again in the early 21st century leggings seem to be here to stay.  There has been great improvements in both fabric and design making leggings a desirable wardrobe piece by many.

One could argue that leggings are not for everyone but, when worn properly no matter your shape or size you can certainly work it! Leggings give a narrow look on the bottom which should be balanced with a flowing top. Dressing can be a balance act. When you are wearing a top with volume you should balance the bottom with a straight leg or fitted tops can find balance with a wide leg pant. Pictured is my favorite pair of leggings found in my wardrobe, I usually wear mine with tunic tops and completed with either combat boots or ballet flats.  I highly recommend that when wearing leggings the top garment should come to mid thigh covering your rear end.

Leggings have become a staple in women's wardrobe. They are very versatile because they can be dressed up or down and worn year round. I invested in the pair of leggings featured because I knew I would wear them often. If you wear leggings frequently I suggest investing in a solid pair of "go-to's" while, having a less expensive pair or two in your wardrobe. Leggings are available in a variety of colors and can have embellishments like buttons, studs, or zippers. This pair includes a sheer stripe which gives them a touch of sass. Leggings are a fashion item that everyone should have, investing in a good pair is a wise decision because they will last. They are a garment for any shape or size just make sure that your proportions are in check and that your covering your behind. Dip your toe in the fashion staple by purchasing a less expensive pair first. Whether your wearing your leggings lounging, to work, or on a date have fun and rock it!

Stay Sassy xo

Leggings {Sympli the Best found at Daisy Riley} Faux Leather Jacket {Forever 21} Tunic {Found at Accessories the Show in NYC}

Scarf {Nordstrom Rack} Boots {Roxy at Macy's}