Buttons Up

Hello, beautiful! Happy Friday! I hope your week has been super productive. I'm not going to lie to you I am super pumped about the long weekend. If you have been following along you know that I am an assistant buyer for Chadwicks of Boston. Not only are we wrapping up the winter/holiday 2017 season we have begun planning for spring/summer 2018 if you can believe that.

Anyway let's get to the real reason why we are here, the fashion.

Buttons up! (Haha see what I did there) Button front skirts have been a trend first seen in the fall & continuing into the warmer months. During the fall/winter we saw faux suede mini skirts with snap buttons. For the spring/summer I am seeing them in denim & other lighter fabrications. 

I actually got this skirt about 7 years ago when I stepped into my first Zara. Which was not actually in the USA but Lisbon, Portugal. This skirt has been a spring/summer staple in my wardrobe. Typing this I honestly can't even believe I've had it for that long.

Completing this look is a ruffle knit tank, braided pink belt, & sky high wedges. The tank I actually got from the boutique I once managed, Daisy Riley in Plymouth, MA. The belt I believe I also got at Zara, I have wrapped the excess belt preventing it from flopping all over the place. And the shoes I got from DSW. I particularly love this skirt because it has pockets.

Not only will you be able to find the button front treatment on skirts but on dresses as well. It is a lovely spring/summer trend. How will you be wearing it?

Well fash dolls this concludes our post. I hope that you feel inspired to try the button front trend for yourself. Till next time!

Stay Sassy & God Bless!

 

Oshkosh Called, They want their Overalls Back

Hello, beautiful! Happy Friday! I hope this week has treated you well. I have one of my bestie's weddings this weekend & I can't wait to be able to stand next to her on her big day. The same friend inspired my to buy my first pair of overalls since my childhood. My second job in high school was as a sales associate at Oshkosh B'Gosh, you know the kids clothing store? Overalls were in high demand during my time there. Now they are one of the hottest trends for adults coming in overall skirts, pants, or shorts (pictured). Keep scrolling to see more details.

I love the overall shorts. I think they are a fun spring/summer trend. Easy for the weekend or to throw on over your bathing suit when you hit the beach for the day. This particular one piece I got from Macy's online, they literally only had once size left. My friend got hers from the GAP outlet. 

For a fun yet casual look I have outfitted my overalls with a crop top, espadrille wedges, & a choker. No weekend warrior outfit is complete without a coffee in hand. In this outfit I feel like 90's grundge meets a hint of girl next door. 

Maybe this trend isn't for you or maybe you want to give it a shot but are hesitant. If that is you I would suggest maybe starting out with the overall skirt. I feel like that is a smoother transition. Like dresses or jumpsuits overalls are a great throw & go instant outfit. Life can be crazy so simplicity is our friend.

Well fash dolls that concludes today's post. I hope my overall look has given you some outfit inspo. I find that it is always refreshing to go outside our outfit comfort zone. I definitely stepped out of mine with this look. Have a great weekend.

Stay Sassy & God Bless!

 

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

Giving Fall the Cold Shoulder

Hello fash dolls! Giving fall the cold shoulder but, not really. A major trend that has been on the fashion scene is the cold shoulder. This can be seen on sweaters, tops, & dresses. Who would have thought a top with no shoulders could be so hot? Women everywhere are falling for the cold shoulder because no matter your size or age your shoulders will always be a smooth. Not to mention it is a subtly sexy way to show a little skin.

This specific cold shoulder sweater is from K Posh Boutique. I paired it with my new fav lucky brand jeans & black perfed booties. This sweater is cozy yet fabulous. Not only is it showcasing the cold shoulder trend but has this awesome sheer blouse detail in the back.

Try this trend for yourself! Fash dolls I wish you a fabulous long weekend. Till next time!

Stay Sassy + God Bless!

Gigi xo

 

 

 

Lace Up Your Dancing Top

Hi Fash dolls! I can hardly believe it's the last day of September. Maybe this isn't a dancing top but hopefully you got my pun.

Lace up is one of the hottest trends out there. Literally there is lace up on shirts, dresses, down sleeves, or like the neckline of this top. It's bananas but awesome! I found this little lace up top number at TJ Maxx online. I absolutely love this burgundy color for fall it's so rich. Did you catch the bell sleeve on this knit? Just another reason I feel for this top. The jeans are lucky brand which I found for a steal at TJ Maxx in store. I have a hard time finding pants because I'm short & curvy but these fit like a dream.

I challenge you to get a lace up something whether it be a top or dress in your wardrobe. You will certainly be able to find something within your budget & personality! Well dolls tills next time. Happy Shopping !

Stay Sassy + God Bless!

Gigi xo

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Bohemian Beauty

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Looking for a new trend to try? The bohemian style is back in full swing. This whimsical and carefree look is 70's inspired and I am definitely crushing on it. Boho babes like Rachel Zoe, Nicole Richie, and the Olsen twins have perfected this Woodstock chic look. To exude a bohemian flair try wide leg pants, bell sleeves, or floppy hats. I would also suggest trying suede, fringe, neutral floral prints, and flared jeans.

This breezy peasant dress is boho chic paired with stacked heeled boots. Peasant style necklines and sleeves also radiate a bohemian style. This muted floral print allows me to channel my inner flower child.

Whether you dip your toe in this trend or all full steam ahead make sure that you are making smart purchases. Look for things in your budget and personal style. This trend is everywhere and as mentioned earlier there is a variety of ways to try it. Well dolls I hope you enjoyed this week's look as much as I did. Stay tuned for more fashion and fun.

Stay Sassy & God Bless xo

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Put Your Very Vest Forward

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If you live in Massachusetts (even if you don't), you should be aware that it is going to hit the seventies on Monday. I repeat seventy degrees in October. No matter your location, New England is notorious for its unpredictable weather. A vest is a perfect way to keep up with the constantly changing atmosphere. Not only are vests a good transition piece but they are the latest trend. Right now you will see tailored vests which are super chic (and I am currently on the market for one myself) but this one is flowy and fun.

This vest I got at a little boutique in Connecticut on my way to one of my buying trips to NYC. I fell in love the neutral tie dye and the versatility of this piece. It is outfitted with black skinny jeans, booties, and a tank for this warmer weekend. Take it into winter by switching out the tank with a long sleeve black t-shirt and push it to summer by throwing it over a dress with sandals. The vest trend is here to stay and worth investing in. I favor this trend over others because the vest can truly be worn all year round. You are spending money on clothing and you want to make sure you are getting your monies worth! Vests are out there and you will be able to find one that perfectly fits your personality and budget. As always make sure it flatters your wonderful and unique shape.

Well dolls till next time! Happy shopping and enjoy this lovely weekend.

Stay Sassy xo

{Vest- Boutique in CT, Jeans- American Eagle, Tank-H&M, Booties-MetroStyle}

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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}