The Wolfepack is Back

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When a backpack comes to mind the first thing that crosses ones mind is a school bag filled with books, binders, and pens. One of the hottest trends that is here to stay is the backpack. They are no longer just an item for school kids but, a fabulous and functional accessory for the ladies. They are a great update to a handbag and allow for hands free adventuring. I am smitten with this bag, the wolfepack by Gina deWolfe. This Boston designer hand crafts each piece out of genuine leather hides. The style is minimalistic making it versatile piece with impeccable quality. The wolfepack is an investment piece that is a wardrobe addition made to last. This bag will add instant chic to any ensemble.

I paired the wolfepack with this asymmetric dress, studded boots, and a faux leather jacket. I can't bring myself to wear tights just yet. This dress is flattering to my shape and these boots are my favorite. The combination of the wolfepack and boots adds edge to this look.

Feel free to check out Gina deWolfe's website and get a wolfepack of your own, you won't regret it! If you want to dip your toes into the backpack trend search for one that suits you, they are out there. But like I said this one is hard to pass up! Whatever you add to your wardrobe make sure it fits your style personality, lifestyle, and budget. Keep in mind that any good handbag is an investment and with any purchase make sure you will be getting a good cost per wear. Till next week dolls. Happy shopping!

Stay Sassy xo

{Jacket-Forever 21, Dress-Sympli the Best, Boots-Steve Madden, Wolfepack-Gina deWolfe}

P.S. Give Gina some intagram love @ginadewolfe ! Tune in Wednesday for our new "Whatever Wednesday" segment.

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}

What is your Fashion Personality?

Welcome to my first post and how appropriate that I start blogging during New York Fashion Week! The first step to creating an awesome wardrobe for yourself is defining your own Fashion personality.  As individuals we have personalities that define who we are, our behavior, and what we do. Believe it or not our closets like, people have personalities of their own. Fashion personality is the way you express yourself through clothing, defining your personality will give you guidelines for when you are out and about shopping for wardrobe additions.  There are 4 main personalities 1.Sporty 2.Classic 3. Dramatic 4. Natural. I have styled a little black dress (investment piece) to illustrate each FP. IMG_9395IMG_9383IMG_9387IMG_9390

Sporty: I paired the little black dress (LBD) with Converse Chuck Taylors and a denim jacket. People that normally fall under this category are outgoing, enjoy being active, and tend to be spontaneous. The clothing choices typically include denim, t-shirts, khakis, and comfortable shoes. Someone sporty leads an active lifestyle, what they do for work most times reflects this. They could be a trainer, coach or, physical therapist but, whatever their wearing allows for flexibility to endure spontaneous adventures.

Classic: Here we see the LBD topped off with pearls and nude pumps a very simple yet, timeless look. A "classic" is traditional, responsible, and organized. You can see a classic wearing a black pencil skirt, cashmere cardigan, dark denim, and black pinstripe jacket and pant suit. An individual that carries these fashion characteristics has a wardrobe consisting of mainly staple pieces that they have invested in. The classic look is not focused on the current trends.

Dramatic: My dramatic look is show stopping typical for this personality. The LBD is covered by a tie-dye sheer overlay giving the dress a completely unique look, the ensemble is completed with black peep toe wedges. A person that displays the dramatic personality tends to be bold, resourceful, and seeks change. They will be spotted wearing bright colors, animal print, bold statement jewelry, and fitted clothing. A dramatic individual wants to stand out and they come off trendy. This personality is all about sharing their individual expression.

Natural: This look seems effortless with the scarf draped over the shoulder and finished off with neutral booties. Naturals have authentic and trustworthy personalities, take them as they are.  They will be caught wearing flare leg pants, neutral colors, cotton tops, and favor the relaxed fit. They desire easy dressing and will fuss with nothing, if it is complicated they will not buy it.

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Ingénue- youthful and innocent

Alluring- sexy, stilettos, V-necks, red lipstick

Eclectic- unexpected, always changing and carefree

Romantic- feminine, lace, and bows

 

 

IMG_9400How do you arrive at the definition of your fashion personality? Evaluate your lifestyle, individual personality, and budget. Say you work in cooperate America it is not appropriate to wear sneakers in the work place so, you may have one pair for the weekends where as someone that is a sports coach will have a few pairs of sneakers. If it helps write it down: what you do for work, how often do you need to be dressed up, do you work full-time or part-time, how much time to you spend at home? Asking yourself these questions will help you answer your fashion personality. Keep in mind that you do not have to be a slave to one specific category, maybe you are a combination of things which is alright. This is an expression of who you are and it is designed to give you a direction when you are out shopping because it can be overwhelming.

Well dolls, I hope this has helped and that it has been as enjoyable for you as it was for me. Remember to stay true to who you are, embrace it, and work it.

Happy Sassy Saturday!

xo Gigi

PS. No matter your fashion personality I highly suggest that you invest in a Little Black Dress. I have illustrated in this post many ways to wear your LBD, dress it up or down it is a staple.

I got mine at Daisy Riley in Plymouth, MA (where I work) it was $99.00 and I wear it all the time!

 

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