The GJ Dress

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The GJ dress

Let me share with you the history behind the GJ dress featured in today’s post:

Since I was a little girl, I was always fascinated with the idea of designing my own clothes.

I remember cutting sheets and cloths until my mother had to take them away from me.  You see, I always dreamt of designs in my mind that I just couldn’t find in any store.

So, when I decided to start my blog, I thought that maybe…just maybe…I could show little-by-little my own fashion designs, but of course, I am not a professional designer, I’m just someone with a huge imagination, right? :)

Then, one day while having tea after tennis, I was discussing the Stunning Chic blog with a new friend.  We shared many of the same childhood fashion fantasy stories.  She was telling me when she was a young girl, she always wanted to be in style and have beautiful clothes as well.  But she decided to go to college and become a professional Fashion Designer.  WOW! I could not believe it!  I told her how much I would love to make a dress, but I just did not know how to execute the idea.

So another day (while talking about fashion, of course) I showed her some pictures and explained how I would love to have a dress that looked like this.  Amazingly, from those ideas, and our discussions, she created this fabulous dress!

My wonderful friend’s name is Jaimi Peterson Runyan, and I feel like she and I make a perfect team together.  Both of us love fashion as a way to express to the world who we really are!

We decided that this dress needed to be light pink and black with gold buttons, the three colors represent my personality, and this blog, the best!

I’m so proud to share with all of you our very first dress.  The GJ dress!

Why “GJ“?  “G” for Gemma, “J” for Jaimi :)

Be creative on your own, and stay Fabulous!

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Description: GJ dress by  Gemma Donohue and Jaimi Peterson Runya, shoes by Jessica Simpson, sunglasses by Burberry, Purse Forever 21

A Touch of Style

Hello gorgeous ladies.

Today my forte is: “Low bugets with high expectations!”

I’m the girl who knows all too well my Gucci from my Burberry as well as TJM from H&M. I guess what I’m trying to say here is that style + class doesn’t mean $$$$$$.
The point is, to be passionate about knowIng your own style, and enjoy the ride.

I highly recommend exploring every store, from high end boutique regulars stores to low budgets stores. Each are full of their own surprises.  For me, it is hard to focus on just one designer or brand. Why should I eat just one type of chocolate when there are many other flavors out there ?  Get in the fashion fever mood and try different options.

Sometime as women, we feel like: “Well, if my friend looks so stylish with those clothes…or my coworker with that sexy intellectual outfit….or what about the sassy girl from next door…must line up each of those different looks.”
But honestly girls, is not about she or them!  Instead of worrying about everyone else’s look, let’s try to understand our own style.  Be independent in your choices!
Develop a good relationship between your taste and your wallet, enhancing productive projects for your closest, but making sure your account doesn’t drain.

I noticed that many times we get so stuck in all the fashion magazines.  Every time I go to the grocery store and am waiting in line to pay, I grab a magazine and look at what all the famous people are wearing, with all the extravaganza.
For the celebrities who look so perfect on the Red Carpet, or on any occasion when the paparazzi capture their photograph, its totally surreal the difference between them and us. Their image is their job. Behind each of them are many fashion and style advisers, making sure each and every detail is going to look impeccable, but there is so much excitement in fashion for all of us. We create moods and show our own emotions according how we feel in each particular moment. There is so much HONESTY in what we wear everyday.

The point is: There is no excuse to not look fabulous and feel pretty about ourselves, there is a budget for every smart woman.
Look inside yourself and choose your preferences wisely.
Is a win win situation.

Stay Fabulous!!!

El secreto para verse chic y elegante, no es la cantidad, sino la calidad.lo mas importante es tener nuestro propio estilo,nuestra propia identidad,nuestra presencia, es nuestra carta de presentación, dejemos huellas de clase y glamour en nuestra vida diaria. No hay escusas para no hacerlo.

Stay Fabulous !!!!






Blouse by H&M, Pants and Jacket by Zara, Sunglasses by H&M, Scarf and belt by Burberry, Purse by Michael Kors. Shoes by Gianni Bini. Hand crafted jewelry by Christiane St. Clair.

A mix of few designer and brand together,nothing wrong with that. Smart shopper is the key :)

So today I mix  warm and cool colors. Blue is one of my favorite, make me feel fresh and happy, and if I add some camel, brown the outfit look so rich :)