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Saying I Do

Hello Glam & Sassy loves! We are embarking on that season where everything is in bloom. It is refreshing to wake up to birds chirping and the sun shining and my summer body is almost in full effect. Also in full effect is the bridal season. I recently had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of a very posh bridal boutique in La Jolla, California,  Online Consign Couture.  Maryanne Sefton, President , had a dream to bring joy and happiness to each bride by offering affordable prices on lovingly worn designer dresses, and it shows! When I entered the beautiful home turned boutique, I was greeted by the fragrance of fresh florals and the eye candy of gorgeous gowns.  It made even this Glam & Sassy girl for life, whom I am devoted to, in sickness and in health, feel as if the words “I do” were about to roll off my tongue and out of my parted lips while my eyes gazed at the couture filled room! A feeling this good is as exhilarating as an unexpected chance meeting which I also experienced this time last year. See, it is definitely a “Spring Thing” so here are a few of the reasons I fell in love at first sight!

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The One:

The show stopper for the night is actually the gown I want to feature because I don’t believe in saving the best for last. I am not into wasting anyone’s time, especially mine, so let’s get down to it. This breathtaking bridal is by Ines di Santo and as if the train wasn’t stunning enough, I was blown away when I saw it removed and then removed again until all that was left was a perfect party dress, and let’s be honest, the party is the best part! Not only do I love every aspect of this gown, but it eliminates the need to have a second wedding dress to change into AFTER the wedding. This three way is so exciting and I am ready to shout it from the rooftops that I am in love! Groom is tbd.

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Second Time’s a Charm:

The other cool thing about Online Consign Couture is after the honeymoon phase is over, you can consign with them and know your precious dress is going to make someone very happy the second time around! They specialize in designer wedding gowns with an original retail of $4500 or greater and you can get more info at http://onlineconsigncouture.com/ .   The nice thing about consigning is you could turn your wedding night bliss into a new Chanel bag faster than you can say “Vera Wang”.

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Happily Ever After:

Whether you have always envisioned the wedding of your dreams mimicking a fairy tale, or would be ecstatic with a quickie chapel ceremony in Vegas, your wedding day will be captured forever in pictures.  Be sure to have no regrets. Choose your dress wisely and you’ll look Glam & Sassy for years to come.

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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

 

 

Dress You Up

Hello Glam & Sassy loves!  If there is one thing we never outgrow, it is playing dress up.  I used to love as a little girl, playing in my mom’s closet, putting on her jewelry (usually all at once) and trying to walk around in her pumps.  Thankfully, I accessorize better than I did when I was 6 and can get around with much more grace in heels.  Otherwise, not much has changed!   As a personal shopper and stylist for my business, Glam & Sassy, I dress my clients and I get a huge satisfaction from seeing them smile when they know they look good!  I still enjoy being on the receiving end of this process and I found this fantastic boutique, Social Butterflies LA, with the cutest clothes and accessories. Now it was my turn to be styled by the fabulous owner and jewelry designer, Michelle Roy.  So! Much! Fun!  While I was there, I tried on a variety of holiday looks that I wanted to share with all of you, my wonderful blog followers and friends!

Multiples? Yes please!

Who doesn’t love the excitement of knowing  multiples are possible?   While playing around in the boutique, my fingers caressed this wonderfully soft, cozy poncho.  I am all about ponchos this season as a very chic layering piece.  Michelle then showed me all the ways this garment can be worn…I was tied, wrapped and draped!  So many different uses and looks out of this one luxurious item. I love the versatility and knowing I can wear it and re-wear it to dinner, drinks, and even a movie (why is it 32 degrees in every theatre!) and always look different!  My favorite is the off-the-shoulder look. Which way would you wear it the most?

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Opposites Attract

Holidays equal sequins. Period.  Don’t get me wrong, I will wear sequins and sparkle all year, but for those of you who save your shine for December and New Year’s, your time has come!  The key to styling a fully embellished top or bottom, is to keep the rest of your outfit simple.  Stay away from pairing sequins with silk or satin or (gasp!) other sequins to avoid looking overdone. The contrast of a sequined skirt with a casual tee is super chic and super Glam & Sassy.  This is the perfect look for a party and no one will mistake you for the disco ball.

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My Two Fave “F” Words

Fringe and Feathers! Both are huge trends for holiday and  I gave in to my addiction for them at Social Butterflies LA.   I couldn’t resist this black and white daisy print cocktail dress trimmed in fringe.  To give it more of an edge, I styled it with my go-to shoe of the moment, peep toe booties (check out the blog if you somehow missed it and you’ll understand).   I am thinking I will wear this for NYE. I don’t have plans yet, but I have my perfect dress! Then I put on a  white feather jacket with my boyfriend jeans and fell in love with the flirt factor of  it all.  One look in the mirror and I was saying another one  of my favorite “F” words…  FABULOUS!!!

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I’d love to hear which looks you like the best!

Shop these  at fun and flirty pieces at  http://shop.socialbutterfliesla.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nailed It

Hello Glam & Sassy loves! I hope you are all having a glam week and ready to get sassy this weekend!  I have been busy working with clients and helping them get their sparkle on for upcoming holidays and parties. So there I was styling my customers in fabulous clothing and accessories when I noticed I was ready for a manicure.  I actually don’t enjoy getting my nails done.  I love how they look polished, but I find it to be torturous to sit for an hour with nothing to do.  Don’t you think there should be a device that turns the magazine page for us while we have one hand soaking in a bowl and the other under a UV lamp? Then there are the myriad of color choices ! I have to enter the nail salon with an idea of the color I want otherwise the decision can take longer than the manicure itself.  I have done a little research on what the hot and trendy colors are right now and wanted to pass this info along to you, my fabulous followers!

The Dark Side

Like it or not, we all have the desire to go dark and this is the perfect time to experiment with it.  I traded in my fave summer shades of hot pink for a darker berry.  I chose a gorgeous jewel tone, Black Cherry Chutney by OPI,  and now my nails look like precious gems!

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Go dark with OPI Black Cherry Chutney

 

Chocolate is a Great Substitute

For gray, ladies!  What did you think I was going say???  I still love the look of metallic gunmetal, but this season try a yummy brown and feed your chocolate craving without the calories.

Dolce & Gabbana Chocolate Polish is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings.

Go Nude

Taupe is always a safe choice. It goes with everything and chips are almost unnoticeable. This time of year, if you are going to stay neutral, chose one with some glitter and shimmer. That way, you can go nude… but still be Glam & Sassy!

Sparkle is a must for a Glam & Sassy girl like you

 

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OPI Black Cherry Chutney

Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquer

Formula X Brushed Metallic Taupe