Tag Archives: Fall Fashion

Pack Your Bags

Hello Glam & Sassy loves! I am writing this blog on my flight from LA to NYC. Since I have about 5 hours to kill, I thought I would use them to do something more productive than my usual guilty pleasure of scouring through trashy tabloids. I am super excited to touch down in the fashion capital of the world where I will be meeting with other fabulous stylists to preview Spring 2017 from the clothing company, W by Worth. I love travel, but no matter how many trips I take, packing is my biggest challenge. I typically begin the process at least 2 ½ days prior to departure and painstakingly plan out, which involves trying on, every outfit complete with shoes and accessories. I have found if I already have the perfect travel pieces in my closet, it saves a ton of time.  So I complied a few of my go-to looks that work (and play) on almost any trip.

Pack a Ponch:

Ponchos are not only very on trend, but are also the perfect travel companion. They are versatile, warm, and double as a blanket if you tend to freeze at 30,000 feet like I do. I love a pretty poncho to layer over anything from a dress to leather pants to jeans for a look that is instant chic. Like most of us, I wear A LOT of black. This black asymmetrical style with a crisp white border goes with about 90% of my outfits so I will be wearing it multiple times during my stay in the Big Apple.

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Bow Down:

Sweaters are a necessity in fall fashion. So why not choose one that also has a cute design detail like bows. Bows are hot right now and I am obsessed with silk ones around my neck. This is such a sexy look, and all I need are earrings to accessorize. This wool v neck pullover was the style I had all of my clients try on during their fall wardrobe planning session. It comes in three amazing neutral colors, with cypress being my absolute fave, because it goes with everything I would pair with black, including black! Awesome! I chose this for travel because the luxurious wool blend is warm without the bulk…in my suitcase or on my body.

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Slip it On:

As much as I love and live in my fave jeans, I am equally enamored by flirty dresses. Being the girly girl that I am, I always look forward to showing up at any occasion in a daring dress.   A slip dress is a must in every Glam & Sassy girls’ suitcase. Allow me to tell you why. This dress, known for its body skimming NOT hugging silhouette, makes it though the day then straight into evening. Style it with a jacket for a business meeting power suit alternative then soften her up with a scarf for dinner and drinks. I also will rock this dress on the weekend with comfortable knee high boots and throw on the above mentioned poncho for a casual look. See, that just took care of three outfits in one dress leaving room in my luggage for all the clothes I plan on buying in NYC!

 

I’d love to hear what your must have travel essentials are…especially if it is a bunch of trashy tabloids! For other looks and outfit inspiarations, please follow me on Instagram @GlamandSassy. More luxurious styles can be found at http://www.wbyworth.com/gina-morell. Happy Shopping and enjoy being Glam & Sassy!

 

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Poncho: http://www.wbyworth.com/infinity-poncho-4/

Sweater with Silk Tie: http://www.wbyworth.com/silk-tie-v-neck-pullover/

Slip Dress: http://www.wbyworth.com/lace-trimmed-slip-dress/

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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!

FRAME 'Le Color' Skinny Jeans (Film Noir)

 

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Skinny Turtleneck

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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

 

 

 

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

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Fall in Love

Working in fashion for many years, I can confidently say that most women are enamored with the rich colors and cozy fabrics of autumn. I had to get out of my current residence in Southern California and go to New York City , to remember , in the rest of the country, women are no longer running around in tank tops and open toe heels (as I was the day before my flight).  It was a refreshing change in mid- October to think about wearing sweaters, booties, and gasp, a coat! If you are interested in my go-to looks from now until March (of course you are!), keep reading to check out the pieces I am currently in love with.

Monogamy in the City:

In a place where the unofficial uniform is head to toe black, my first day in New York was a stylish monochromatic look starting with the perfect black pant, button down and this season’s on trend pointed pump.  Another day I wore black printed denim with a black top , open black cardigan and black booties.  I do not ever believe that ANYTHING is the ” new” black. Not gray, not army green, and certainly not orange haha. Black is always my one and only  to which I will always be true.

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Sam Edelman 'Orella' Pump (Women)

 

Falling for You:

This is the time of year we get to enjoy all of the gorgeous colors on the trees, especially on the east coast. The Pantone Fashion Color Report mimics this rich blend of golds and reds.  It is epitome of the season and I love to style my clients in different shades and hues of their favorite earthy tone. Digging neutrals?  Pair a cozy cashmere sweater in Honey with a dark brown pant. So yummy! In the mood for merlot? Wear a darling navy pleated skirt with a burgundy side tie blouse .  Don’t forget a skinny belt or printed tights to pull it all together.  This fabulous look is one that you, and everyone else, will fall for!

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All Tied Up:

Scarves are on trend which is perfect since we need them to keep the chill out and the warmth in. Already have your “it goes with absolutely everything “neck adornment but not sure how to tie it? Check out this helpful how to video and you will know more knots than there are days till spring…and you’ll look Glam & Sassy each and every one!

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Sam Edleman Pointed Pump

Vince V-Neck Sweater

Urban Outfitters Side Tie Blouse

Ann Taylor Stripe Scarf