Sorry Lulu

Sorry (not sorry) Lulu, Lulu Lemon. Not that I am hating on Lulu Lemon I actually really like their product but dang those prices are killing a new homeowners budget! This active look is brought to you by T.J. Maxx!

If you have been following you know that I got married in June & bought a home at the beginning of the month. Needless to say I have been on a budget for sometime. I have staples which I have spent more money on. But when it comes to my activewear I tend to not spend as much. They get sweaty, go thru the wash all the time,and just get beat up. T.J. Maxx & Marshalls carries affordable activewear that fits in in my budget.

To get into shape for the wedding I really got into barre. It was easy on my back (I slipped a disc) & toned me up. I facilitated this with running & playing soccer!

I don't consider myself a health freak but I think it is important to exercise regularly & eat healthy (I try to stick to 80/20). I find that when I stick to this I feel more energized!

Well fash dolls till next time!

Stay Sassy + God Bless.

Gigi xo

Just a little note

IMG_4569 Hello friends! Long time, no post. There are certain times that one finds life getting in the way. Since my last post, some amazing things have happened. First of which was  beginning my new employment opportunity in the fashion industry. I have been learning a lot and it has been a wonderful experience which I hope to share with you along the way. A week after starting my new venture I got engaged! It was such a pleasant surprise. As you could imagine, starting a new career, on top of planning a wedding, could drive anyone mad. Now that I have settled into my job and the wedding planning has calmed down, I am ready to produce more helpful fashion advice! I am here to help you establish a wardrobe fit for your body and personality. I am not here by any means to tell you what to wear. I am here to inspire you to be the best you can be!

Now this wouldn't be Fashology without talking fashion! Here is a little peak of my engagement pictures with Ricky. I wanted to wear something that represented my personality; feminine yet playful. The tank top is from Marshalls and the tulle skirt is from Tobi, completing the ensemble with Converse Chuck Taylors.

Stay tuned for lots of fun to come! In the meantime keep up with us on social media!

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Stay Sassy xo

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.

Channel Your Inner Animal

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We all have a part of us that can't be tamed. It was May in New York City, I was there doing fall buying for the shop. My boss and I had stopped by one of our vendor's booths when I spotted this faux fur vest, nothing was going to stop me from purchasing this one for myself. I had been longing for the perfect faux fur vest and had almost given up hope. Being 5'2 with curves its difficult to carry any heavy fabric without looking like a fur ball. Once I tried this vest on I knew it was a fashion risk I was willing to take. Faux fur is a trend worth buying into and can be versatile. I could dress down this outfit by simply pairing it with jeans and boots or spice it up for a dinner date with leather leggings and stilettos. Feeling fierce but, don't want to completely take the chance with a vest? I suggest trying a faux fur scarf or poncho with faux fur trim. It will be subtle yet still accomplish the fashion forward look. Channel your inner animal by trying the faux fur trend this season!

Till next time dolls! Stay Sassy xo

Pictured: Vest {Adore}, Flannel {Pacsun}, Skirt & Bag {Marshalls}, Shoes {Madden Girl}