Fantasy is the best Reality

Hello Glam & Sassy loves! Are you having as much fun with all of the fabulous fall clothes as I am?  I love shopping 365 days and all 4 seasons, but there is just something about fashion this time of year that is so fantastic. Maybe it is the luxe leather, the soft suede, the  cozy cashmere, or my love of layering, but whatever it is, I want it ALL! If you could fill your closet with everything your heart desired, what would it be?  I invite you to enter my fantasy world and I’ll share with you what’s inside…

Leather Bound:

It’s girls night out and you want to look flirty while keeping it casual. Dark denim is a great way to achieve this, but turn up your hotness factor and slide yourself into leather pants. When you are shopping for the perfect pair, buy a size that fits right and by right I mean tight. There is nothing sexy about baggy pants and  leather gives with wear. You want it to mold to your beautiful body over time. I am excited to say I have finally found my ideal match named  Bowie. This leather and ponte pant from W by Worth feels like my second skin and I believe it was made especially for me, but I will share it with you. It comes in three colors (black, navy and rootbeer) so there is plenty of Bowie to go around, ladies.

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Lacey Intimates:

Lace camis aren’t just for the bedroom. They are one of this season’s most perfect layering pieces in fabric that feels like a dream. Find one made of a silk or poly blend with adjustable bra like straps.  Layer it under a jacket or style it with the above mentioned leather pants and get looks that linger all night.

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Soft to Touch:

Fall wouldn’t be complete for me without pumpkin lattes (crave them), falling leaves (miss them) and faux furs (love them).  Fur shorties are very on trend and look great styled with anything from a dress to jeans. Another fun way to add softness in your life is a cuddle worthy fur scarf. I am obsessed with this ombre fur oblong . I have styled many of my clients’ in this and it has become their must have accessory of the season. One more of my fave things about autumn is my upcoming birthday month so stayed tuned to check out my birthday suit/outfit. All I can tell you is it will be very Glam & definitely Sassy.

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Bowie Leather Pant

Lace Camisole

Ombre Fur Oblong Scarf

Essentially Perfect

Hello Glam & Sassy loves! I just wrapped up showing the W by Worth Fall collection and styling 6-7 clients a day for 7 days. What I found to be most interesting wasn’t the more outrageous pieces that the ladies loved, but rather, what they all needed. The essentials.  So I started thinking about my own essentials which are, in no particular order, my dog, strong Italian coffee, working out, good music, family, friends who are like family, and anything pink. I add to this list whenever I discover something that makes me as happy as unexpected chance meetings.  For fall fashion, however, the list is a bit more universal and includes clothing every Glam & Sassy girl should have as part of her repertoire.

Staying Skinny:

I am pretty active.  Going to the gym is part of my daily routine and I also strive to hit 10,000 steps a day and dance whenever no one is watching, or even if everyone is, I don’t care. But I am good at it. So maybe that’s why.  The essential wardrobe skinny is actually in the form of a turtleneck. When I moved to beautiful, warm southern California from dreary, cold New Jersey, I was quick to donate any and all winter clothes. Now I realize we DO have a winter here, which happens when it reaches a chilly 60 degrees, so I need to replenish said clothing . This skinny turtleneck is perfect to wear alone and comes in so many yummy colors.  It is also a great layering piece under a jacket, sweater or poncho. Which brings me to my next item…take a guess!

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Cuddle Time:

This is not something I want to do if I am trying to fall asleep, but once in a while, like taking a nap in a freezing cold hotel room, I am all about it . Throw on a cozy W by Worth poncho with leggings and look super chic without even trying. Let’s be honest, there are days we all wish we could stay wrapped up under our blanket. When you wear a luxurious poncho, “essentially” you are.

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Feel like a Champion:

Just like there’s nothing a little lipstick can’t fix, the same is true of our favorite jeans. Find your right fit and when you slide them on, you will feel like you are on top.  My absolute obsession is Frame denim. Although I currently prefer dark, any wash can be dressed up with a sexy top and heels. You can also just keep things casual until you see how much you really like them. If you find yourself wanting to be in them from day to night, then you may have just found your match.  Which of these essentials are perfect for you this season to be Glam & Sassy?!?  I’d love to hear your comments and also check out https://www.instagram.com/glamandsassy/ for more must have looks!

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Skinny Turtleneck

Poncho

Skinny Jeans

Block ‘Em

Hello Glam & Sassy loves! Who agrees that the block feature may be the greatest thing since our cell phones?  If you have utilized it, you probably wonder how you ever got by without it. From an annoying telemarketer to an even more annoying ex, blocking them protects you from the crazy.  The beauty of this feature is that the person on the “block you” end, receives no indication that they have been shunned from your life.  They are just out there trying to feverishly contact you wondering why you are not responding. It would be cruel except they usually deserve it.  I’ve only used it on very rare occasions but the peace that follows makes me very grateful to the techies at Apple who created it. Some people could benefit from a reverse blocking feature that would require a complicated pass code or , I don’t know, maybe a breathalyzer, before being able to send OUTGOING messages. You know who are.  In regards to fashion, color blocking is very on trend for fall. Here are a few ways to block effectively .

Top to Bottom:

Color blocking on the top and bottom gives the eye maximum pleasure. The key is to choose two pieces with coordinating color combinations and sleek shape.  This merino wool long skirt  and pullover makes a power couple with a bold stripe on each. It is a flattering fit and also feels amazing because the fabric is ribbed for our pleasure.

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Flatter Yourself:

Hey, if you don’t do it, how you can expect anyone else to?  In color blocking, it is important to choose a pattern that has blocks in all the right places. I love this slightly cropped top  styled with solid black pants or slim skirt for a professional look and it creates the perfect silhouette…not that you don’t already have one.

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Bold Girl:

Contrasting colors that are reminiscent of the 80’s are back and better than ever (no neons this time around). This W by Worth ponte dress is a striking combo of black and rhubarb that knows how to tease, tempt and flaunt.  I would rock this dress from the office with pumps to date night with sexy OTK boots and walk home in the morning with zero shame. As long as we keep it classy ladies, we’ll always be Glam & Sassy.

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Gray and Black Pullover

Gray and Black Skirt

Multicolor Top

Long Sleeve Dress

 

Element of Surprise

Hello Glam & Sassy loves!  I love being surprised.  I love surprise gifts, surprise parties (even if they aren’t for me), and surprise love affairs. The latter being a surprise because they say it happens when you least expect it.  Try surprising yourself once in a while. Go for that extra cardio burn that you didn’t think you could endure or apply for that promotion and land it!  It is pure exhilaration and it can be quite addicting and the reason we keep searching for our next high! I get a similar feeling when I am styling my clients and make them try a style they think they could never wear. And they can. And they end up loving it. In sticking with today’s theme, here are a few fashion trends with an element of surprise!

Role Reversal:

I am considered to be very girly.  I work in fashion, my nails are always done, and my fave color is pink…’nuff said! However, I have the mental toughness of a dude and will be a boss in order to get stuff handled.  That’s what makes us Glam & Sassy, right ladies?!? If we can do a total 180 throughout any given day transitioning from work to play, so should our outfit! This season, I am searching for pieces that I can get leverage out of. I certainly do not NEED anything, so I am only interested in things that add value to my life and my wardrobe.  Let’s talk about this hot tank dress, shall we?  I actually do NEED this in my life! I love this dress because it is body skimming, not body hugging, which means you can wear it to work with a jacket and it looks polished and professional.  I appreciate anything that can stand on its own too, and this dress is the perfect one piece outfit to slip into if you want a more body baring look. Get even more surprising use out of it by styling with OTK boots in the fall or open toe heels right now. This dress is a must have and will keep surprising you all year!

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Two is Better Than One:

Anyone who is in a (happy) relationship knows this to be true.  It occurred to me, the next garment I come home with should give me double the pleasure.  I am sure there is an app for that, but I easily found these duos in the W by Worth fall collection. These fabulous tops are fully reversible, and not one side with a color you would never dream of wearing. They have two beautiful colors that you will rock AND post on IG twice and no one would know you were photographed in the same top ! Surprise!!!

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Shock Value:

The only time we make it an absolute no -no for our guy to see what were are wearing is on our wedding day. How unfortunate. I think we need to make them wait for the big reveal as much as possible. Date night. For sure. Bed time. Absolutely.  How much more exciting things would be if we kept our outfit a surprise until he lays eyes on us.  It puts the fun back into getting dressed…and later undressed (wink).  If you are looking for your next jaw dropping outfit, go all out. Make it sexy. Make it short. And make it count! If you are often in black, show up in an unexpected color like red. If you live in your fave jeans, even if your booty looks ah-mazing in them, show some leg in a dress. And if you don’t have a date, don’t worry. Someone will be sure to be looking at you …because you are Glam & Sassy!

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Tank Dress

Reversible Tops

 

 

 

Blog Repost: Nat Out and About

Hi Glam & Sassy loves! I was so excited when fellow Fashion Blogger, Natalie Neece, came to me to be styled and featured the experience in her blog, Nat Out and About. Check out her post below and her picture looking all Glam & Sassy!

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Hey there San Diego fashionistas! Browsing the mall, boutiques and scrolling on your phone for the latest trends to add to your wardrobe can be time consuming and repetitive. What if you could shop and be personally styled all at the same time by a local fashionista herself?! Glam and Sassy began as a pop up boutique and unique personal shopping experience over 6 years ago.  In that time, it has grown to be so much more. To be Glam & Sassy is to feel confident in a look that is the perfect fit for your lifestyle, body and personal style.

Below is my outfit  by W by Worth that Gina from  Glam & Sassy styled for me. Read on more about this unique shopping experience.

Natalie Neece:  How did you get inspired for Glam & Sassy?

Gina: My mom was always a fashionista and entrepreneur.  I developed a passion for fashion at a young age and my favorite pastime was browsing the stores.  As a result, I chose a career in fashion after I graduated college and one of the most exciting moments was working in the Fashion District in NYC for companies such as DKNY, Liz Claiborne, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

NN: What is W by Worth?

G: It is a unique, intimate approach to shopping. W by Worth is a beautiful luxury clothing collection from NY boasting of quality fabrics, styles and sizes for every woman.  The very personal styling appointments are tailored to each client and their wardrobe needs. I offer style tips and trends, as well as closet edits, so that my customers know how to get the most use out of each and every garment.

NN: What are you favorite fashion trends for 2016?

G: I love fringe and am so glad it is still going strong in 2016.  I also love the Off the Shoulder trend and feel it is a very wearable trend on every BODY.

NN:  What are you fashion must haves?

G: Premium denim is a must for me.  My current fave denim is Frame because it feels amazing and has some much stretch! I also must have fun, flirty tops to wear with them and I am finding some great pieces from W by Worth that I can style with denim for day or evening.  This summer, everyone must have the perfect LWD, which I featured in my Glam & Sassy blog.

NN: What is your fashion inspiration?

G: My fashion sense is definitely east coast inspired with a little Glam and a lot of Sassy!

NN: How can people get in contact with you?

G: Let’s get social! You can find me on IG @glamandsassy, Twitter @ginaglamnsassy and Facebook.  I personally reply to all messages and comments and can also be reached at gina@glamandsassy.com

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Take a Bite

Hello Glam & Sassy loves! Anyone who has been to New York knows the endless amount of fun and excitement that it offers.  It is also the fashion capital of the world so that alone makes it one of my favorite cities.  I worked many years in fashion in the Big Apple so I look forward to getting back as much as possible now that I live on the opposite coast. I actually  just returned from a fabulous trip there to preview the W by Worth fall collection and I had no idea I could get so excited over a cool weather season in the middle of summer! As soon as I saw the versatile styles and felt the luxe fabrics, I was ready to come back to the 80 degree heat and start styling my clients for the months ahead.  Since I am all about instant glamification, I thought it best to start with the buy-now-wear-now styles we can rock in July and straight into fall.  Here are the styles you need not wait until September to enjoy.

Tastefully Bare:

During this sizzling season, we want to wear the least amount of clothing as possible…at least in public:)   I found some sexy sleeveless tops that I am having fun with now and also later in the year as layering pieces.  I am all about showing some skin but doing it with class.  A cute little cami or a beautiful drapey cowl neck tank are both perfect picks. The fabrics are as soft as our summer skin and the styles are year round appropriate. I am putting my clients, and myself, in these right away to ensure maximum enjoyment and plenty of room to go back for seconds and thirds!

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Yummy Colors:

Summer is the season of color.  The palettes may change every year, but it is always lip smacking and refreshing after a long winter.  If you choose your colors right, you won’t be limited to wearing them just when the sun is out and the temps are high. Looking ahead to fall, we are seeing splashes of bold colors such as Chili and Royal Blue.  I am loving dresses in these color pops because they are easy to style now with a beige heel and later with a black boot. Which one do you crave?FullSizeRender(9)

Unwrap and Enjoy:

For all the ladies who hustle in their careers and social lives like me, I found something I have been looking for for a long time.  Check out this blouse that is professional for work, yet flirty enough for date night.  It is a faux wrap so it stays perfectly in place with just the slightest hint of a peek.  This unique combination of sophistication and sexiness is what makes this top, and all of us ladies, Glam & Sassy !

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Lace Trimmed Camisole

Cowl Neck Tank

Red Dress

Blue Dress

Faux Wrap Blouse

 

 

Summer Love

Hello Glam & Sassy loves! Summer is, without a doubt, my favorite season.  I live in southern California where we enjoy summer almost year round and I purposely landed on the coast when I moved here. Give me sun, give me water, give me seventy degrees every day and I am one happy camper…or “glamper” since these well manicured hands have never pitched a tent. The best thing about summer fashion is one piece dressing. It is easy and effortless the way it should be when something is right.  Here are three of my must have outfits for this season that I love.

A Quick Romp:

The romper is the rebel sister of the sundress. It is bold, fun, flirty and sexy…sounds like the perfect catch to me. And let’s talk summer color, shall we?  Nothing is better than a bright burst of hot pink!  It just seems to scream “let’s party!”As I am writing this, I realized I just described myself, so I think I better buy this one from Adelyn Rae at my happy place, Nordstrom! It is so me and it is so perfect for an afternoon summer soirée !

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Hands on Skin:

This wouldn’t be the sexiest season of the year if we didn’t bare our bodies. That’s the reason for hitting the gym on the reg so slip into a sundress that shows off those shoulders, girl.  Lucky for us, Off the Shoulder is trending now and it is trending hard.  I love this dee elle dress and would style it for both day and evening  by changing up the heel and adding some sparkle.  You will stay cool and look chic at the same time. This flowy fabric begs to be touched.  The only thing softer than the material is your skin so expect to be caressed in this dress.

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Dress a Mesh on the Floor:

What other time of year can you wear mesh as a dress besides summer? This style from W by Worth is actually two dresses in one.  Here is your Glam & Sassy clothing budget lesson for the day…take the price and divide it by two and you’ll realize that you can’t afford NOT to get it! This shift dress can be worn alone or with the mesh overlay. The mesh dress can also be worn separately as a bathing suit cover up.  I can picture it now and I hope you can too. It is as hot as summer itself…and very Glam & Sassy!

 

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Adelyn Rae Romper

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W by Worth Mesh Dress

 

Have fun with fashion and always show your best sparkle!