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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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stand Out

We can basically categorize people into two groups. Those that stand out and those that blend in. Since you are taking the time to read this ever so entertaining blog, I am going to assume you are the former and not the latter.  Perfect. So am I. That does not mean I have to be the center of attention EVERYWHERE I go (there is a time and a place and as long as I know I am the queen in all situations, then that is really all that matters). It does mean, however, that whether in a crowded club, a hot new restaurant, a sky full of stars, or just to my man when I walk in the room, I want to be noticed.  Shocked? Don’t be. There is nothing wrong with feeling this way or admitting it.  Don’t judge. Bottom line, if you put in any effort at all into getting ready, then you want to be noticed too.  Just be sure you are getting noticed for good reasons.  Here are a few style suggestions to get you the double take you deserve.

Half of It is I: Coupled up? Nothing is sexier than arriving with your guy and you are both looking stylish and put together.  Reference Kimye . I am sure a Glam & Sassy girl such as yourself landed a handsome and classy guy but it is ok to upstage him once in a while or, you know, all the time.  Make the effort to look like you did the first time you went out.  This includes, but is not limited to, a to die for dress that is revealing but not slutty (we are Glam & Sassy, not Glam & Trashy), bold accessories, sultry makeup and sexy heels. Having a hard time rallying after a long day at the office? Put on your fave music, turn it up loud, now louder, and get ready wearing only your lingerie while you prance around your apartment.  It will feel like playing dress up and you will be energized for an unforgettable night as the It Couple. Take lots of pics to relive how hot you are later.

Dress the Population 'Zoe' Sequin V-Neck Body-Con Dress

Body Con Dress at Norstrom is the perfect amount of sexy.

Alexandre Birman - Python & Suede Cage Sandals

Alexandre Birman heels were made for turning heads.

Look fabulous in fringe earrings.

Dancing Queens: Got a fun night planned with the girls? Awesome! Do not feel bad if you are the hottest of all of your hottie friends. They actually benefit from your level of gorgeous simply by association. You’re welcome. For a GNO, play up your best assets and experiment with bold colors and lots of bling. There is room for only one queen and that’s you.  Make sure your shoes are somewhat comfortable though. No dancing queen can be caught sitting down before 2am.

Strappy Lace Bodycon Dress

Attention grabbing red dress from Topshop.

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So much bling I need shades.

Table for One: No BF and your BFF has other plans? That is no reason to stay home in your Lulu’s and order take out and Netflix.  Get off your cute and well toned booty, slip on (or jump into) your fave jeans and fabulous top and take yourself out! If you look this good, you will not be alone for long.  Put your phone down and be approachable. You are only allowed to pick it up to check out his IG account when he goes to the restroom to make a quick assessment of his claim to be single. Then, relax, have fun, and know that it was worth putting the finishing touches on your perfection so that you could feel glam tonight, and of course, sassy.

Paige USA, Margot - Rydelle, rydelle, Shop by Rise : Women : High, 2098521-2508 W2508

Paige denim and your booty. Perfect together.

Fringe was made for shaking what your mama (or the Doctor) gave ya.

 

Where to get it Guide 

Dress the Population Dress

Alexandre Birman Heels

Glam & Sassy Fringe Earrings

Topshop Red Lace Dress

Glam & Sassy Bling Bracelet

Paige Denim

Glam & Sassy Fringe Top

 

Fringe Benefits

Fun and Flirty Fringe Handbag
Fun and Flirty Fringe Handbag
I love fringe and was so excited to see this super fun and flirty trend still around this season! Maybe I love it because I enjoy dancing and this fantastic addition to a skirt, dress or handbag adds movement and flair. It catches the eye and makes a statement that says “I am sexy and cool with a touch of a free-spirit.”

This handbag is now my new every day fave. I carry it around town proudly and run my fingers through it occasionally to keep the long, luscious, genuine leather strands swinging freely about. Who needs a hair flip and a giggle when you have fringe and a smile? Grab one of these fabulous bags and watch how much more fun you have being Glam & Sassy!

Craving Something New

 

Sapphire Princess
Sapphire Princess

 

Satisfying Sparkle
Satisfying Sparkle
Flirty Fix
Flirty Fix

Here we are three weeks into 2014.  The celebrations and resolutions are almost long forgotten, but every year at this time, I crave something new…whether that is a new accomplishment, relationship or experience,  just to make sure the current year far surpasses the previous one.  It’s a crazy cycle,  but one that keeps me moving forward and progressing, so it’s actually a good thing

The same goes for my wardrobe.  I have many pieces that I love to wear, cannot wait to wear, and feel oh-so-fabulous when I wear, but isn’t there always room for something to out do even those favorite looks?  As a stylist and owner of Glam & Sassy, I realize I have an unfair advantage as I get my retail therapy in the form of a legit business buying trip (aka SHOPPING), but the good news is, my clients also benefit from it too!    These are the newest items I added to my assortment of goodies in order to get my fix for something new this January.  A word of advice to my clients…hurry and get them now before they ALL end up in MY closet!