Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam

Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam

Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam
Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam

The Dreamiest Gal Meets Glam Collection

I have been a long time fan & follower of Julia Engel of GMG. Her feminine, classic style has inspired countless women around the world. Last year, she launched the Gal Meets Glam Collection & each month she produces some of the most gorgeous & well made dresses on the market today. Though the collection started out with only dresses, she has also brought out jumpsuits, jackets, scarves, matching sets, & sweaters. I’ve even hear rumors of coat coming out this fall/winter!

Since their launch last year, I’ve acquired 3 of her dreamy dresses which I absolutely love to death. They are just out of my budget most days, but worth the splurge for a special occasion. (See them here, here, & in this post)

This post is all about my total crush on the Gal Meets Glam Collection. See the designer pieces I’m currently swooning over & find out ways to get the look for less.


Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam

Gal Meets Glam Designer Pieces I’m Loving


Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam
Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam

What I’m Wearing

Gal Meets Glam Dress // Espadrilles // Basket Bag // Scarf // Bracelet // Earrings (old, similar here) // Pearl Hair Clips // Pearl Ring


Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam
Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam
Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam
Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam

How To Get The Designer Look For Less

Gal Meets Glam is all about the romantic florals, the classic & vintage silhouettes, & feminine details like ruffles, bows, & buttons. Retailers are catching on to her timeless style & I love finding pieces that feel inspired by her style.

This dress that I’m wearing I actually bought during the LikeToKnow.it Day sale. The best way to get the designer look is to actually get the designer pieces. Her dresses frequently go on sale on her site, but some can also be found on Anthropologie & Nordstrom, so when their sites have sales (like Nordstrom is having now – see my edit here), her gorgeous pieces also go on sale.

If you have not heard of Julia or her dresses before now, check out her Instagram here. Hear about me gushing over her gorgeous dress I wore to my rehearsal dinner here.


Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam


Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam
Designer Crush: Gal Meets Glam

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My Most Worn Summer Shoe (It’s A Designer Dupe!)

Designer Crush: Self-Portrait

Designer Crush: Self-Portrait

If You Buy One Pair Of Shoes This Summer…

We all want that one pair of shoes that will go with everything. That one pair that is both stylish & comfortable & can be dressed up or down. Now what if I told you I’ve found that magical pair for under $50?! That’s right! These classic white espadrilles are an amazing designer dupe you need in your closet. If you buy one pair of shoes this summer…

BUY THESE!

This is not sponsored or anything, I’m just genuinely obsessed with these shoes & the amount of photos I have from just on year of wear can prove that! I love being able to share my affordable fashion finds & this is one of the very best ones.


Summer Smocking
Espadrilles

The Designer Dupe!

This pair of espadrilles look EXACTLY like the Castaner designer pair, but for less than half the price! When I first ordered them, I was a bit worried that the material would feel cheap or that since they were white, they would get dirty very quickly. I have worn them literally so many times & they look good as new! These gorgeous shoes are amazing, & you just can’t beat the price. In fact, I’ve just ordered another pair, the white lace version this time. I cannot wait for them to arrive! Be watching for them on my Instagram stories…

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Designer Crush: Dolce & Gabbana

Designer Crush: Dolce & Gabbana

Designer Crush: Dolce & Gabbana

Bold & So Extra!

I’m so excited to share with you my Designer Crush for June! Dolce & Gabbana has been a stand out designer for me over the years. I’ve always been attracted to the bright colors, bold prints, & extravagant accessories. This look has been my most fun to put together to date. With D&G, more is always more!

In this post, you’ll see D&G photos I’m totally inspired by, get details on my look, learn how you can create your own D&G look, & shop some super affordable D&G inspired pieces! Just keep scrolling…


Designer Crush: Dolce & Gabbana

Outfit Details

Sheer White Dotted Blouse // Colorful Floral Dress (A Goodwill find! Similar here) // Zebra Shoes // Anne Klein Bag (old, similar here & here)// Sunnies // Earrings // Bracelet // Flower Crown


Designer Crush: Dolce & Gabbana

Designer Images To Be Inspired By


Designer Crush: Dolce & Gabbana
Designer Crush: Dolce & Gabbana

How To Get The Look

My Dolce & Gabbana look is all about mixing prints, textures, & most of all COLOR! These are things D&G definitely does not shy away from & neither should you. The idea for this look first came from this dress I found at Goodwill last summer. It immediately reminded me of D&G resort wear & I knew I had to create a look with it. (similar dresses here & here) To add a bit of drama to this outfit, I layered this sheer pussy bow top underneath (also worn here & here). Then it was time for a bit of print mixing, so I added my zebra shoes to contrast with the floral dress. Sticking to the animal theme, I knew this blush bag would be perfect for this look because of the gold chain strap & the lion head clasp.

Then it came down to accessories. I’m totally obsessed with the D&G large & in charge jeweled earrings. Whether they’re floral, fruity, or just big, they bring the sparkle & color big time. I found these colorful floral jeweled earrings for only $4! What a steal! Of course, I had to include this gold chain bracelet with pendant coins because is quickly becoming one of my everyday accessory. To finish it off, I wore this super fun flower crown (because, why not?!) with a fun & interesting pair of sunnies.

It’s All About Confidence

Wearing a Dolce & Gabbana inspired look is all about confidence. It’s about how you wear the bold colors & prints & jewels with pride. Let me tell you, people will stare, but I’m saying let them stare! D&G, just like F&F, is all about fearless fashion. Dare them to stare. Rock your look. Be creative & be bold! Remember, more is MORE!


Designer Crush: Dolce & Gabbana


Designer Crush: Dolce & Gabbana

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Designer Crush: Self Portrait

Designer Crush: Self-Portrait

Designer Crush: Self-Portrait

Master Of Details

Self Portrait is a designer I’m totally crushing on at the moment. His designs are simple, yet so intricate at the same time. These are some of the most universally flattering pieces on the market because of how classic the silhouettes are. They are both feminine & edgy by mixing feminine lace, colors, & ruffles with mesh, structured lines, & showing a little bit of skin. His pieces are so iconic & sought after, that many affordable brands are creating their own Self Portrait inspired pieces. I’ll share with you what to look for & how to get the designer look for less.


Designer Crush: Self-Portrait
Designer Crush: Self-Portrait

Designer Pieces To Be Inspired By


Designer Crush: Self-Portrait
Designer Crush: Self-Portrait

Outfit Details

Red Crochet Dress // Scarf as Belt // Espadrilles // Earrings // Bag // Lipstick


Designer Crush: Self-Portrait


Designer Crush: Self-Portrait

How To Get The Look

To get this feminine & edgy look at an affordable price, all you have to do is look for the details. Keep an eye out for interesting crochet or lace patterns. Many times these details are in interesting lines or geometric shapes. Self Portrait is not afraid of color, but does some its best work in the most classic neutrals. Even this white dress I recently wore has very strong Self Portrait vibes. Finding these pieces in navy or black are a great, timeless staple to have in your wardrobe.

Customize Your Outfit

It’s your clothes, wear them how you want! This dress actually comes with a cute red collar attached at the neck. But when I was putting this look together, I loved how it looked when I just tucked the collar in! You can’t even tell! It’s almost like having two dresses. Also, I wrapped my cream silk scarf around my waist like a belt to put my own spin on this Self Portrait inspired look. Don’t let fashion or pieces of clothing confine you. You do you, girl!


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Designer Crush: Zimmermann + I’m In A Magazine!

Designer Crush: Zimmermann

Designer Crush: Zimmermann

First Things, First…

OMG I can’t even believe it! My two worlds have collided in the most amazing way. I have a two page fashion focused spread in a magazine I grew up reading. As a teenager, reading through Pointe Magazine & dreaming of becoming a professional dancer, I never thought that one day I would be featured in that very same magazine! The article in the April/May issue that I am a part of is called Studio To Street. In this article, I talk about Felix & Flora, my personal style, & how that also translates into my ballet studio style. Thank you, Pointe Magazine, I feel truly honored to have been chosen for this article. (Pointe Magazines are sold in Barnes & Noble stores if you want to see the print version. I will link the online version as soon as it’s live.)

Now onto this month’s Designer Crush…


Designer Crush: Zimmermann

The Dreamy Zimmermann

Zimmermann is know for his flowing designs, feminine cut outs with dreamy floral ruffles, & the most figure flattering silhouettes. If Oscar de la Renta was my first designer crush, Zimmermann was definitely my second. Each Zimmermann piece is dreamy & iconic in it’s own way. He combines everything I love about feminine clothing & gives it just the right amount of edge.

Below are few Zimmermann images that I’ve been totally crushing on…(notice the sweater in the second picture!)


Designer Crush: Zimmermann
Designer Crush: Zimmermann

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Designer Crush: Oscar de la Renta

Designer Crush: Oscar de la Renta

Designer Crush: Oscar de la Renta

New Series!

I’ve been so inspired by designer looks from fashion week. The fabrics they are using, the color combinations, the accessories & makeup, just everything has me in awe. If you guys have been following my Facebook page or my Instagram stories, you will have seen that I’ve been posting a lot about some really affordable designer dupes. I know that dupes can be a bit of a touchy subject at times, but my philosophy is that imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery. If I can get the same feel or look as what I’m seeing designers make for an affordable price, I’m going to go for it.

This series will highlight some of my favorite designers, the pieces I’m currently crushing on, & all the affordable dupes & designer inspired pieces I’ve found lately. I’m so pumped for this series. Let’s dive into the amazing Oscar de la Renta.

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was my very first designer crush back when I was in high school. I had an app that let me scroll through all of the runway show looks, & each time I was captivated by the colors, prints, florals, & silhouettes of OdlR. Since then I’ve continued to be constantly inspired by these designs. Twice I’ve worn real OdlR earrings to galas & felt like an actual princess (see here & here).

Below are a few Oscar de la Renta pieces I’m currently crushing on. I’ve found some amazing dupes & designer inspired pieces to share with you guys…


Designer Crush: Oscar de la Renta
Designer Crush: Oscar de la Renta

Affordable Pieces With Designer Feel

1. Red Lace Dress

This gorgeous red lace dress has a sweet floral design almost exactly like the Oscar de la Renta original. It’s the perfect length for spring & I love the flutter sleeves & the unexpected collar detail.

2. Pearl Cluster Earrings

No shocker here that I’m still crushing on all things pearl (see more here & here). I love the statement these pearl cluster drops make. Other OdlR inspired earrings include these bows, these gold florals, & this incredible star burst pair.

3. Wide Belt

My belt collection is definitely growing at the moment. I’m drawn to these OdlR inspired wide belts with large square buckles. Loving this white one featured in this post as well as this gold embellished one for under $10!

4. Classic, Feminine Khaki Dress

One of my favorite things about OdlR is that the collections are full of extravagant, lovely pieces that somehow seem so wearable. I think every woman needs a good ole classic, feminine khaki dress. A piece like this is perfect to keep in your wardrobe for those days you don’t know what to wear. This dress will always be a winner.

5. 3D Floral Bag

I’m ordering this 3D floral crossbody that’s under $20 as I write this post! Obsessed with the effect a bag like this makes on an outfit. Swooning over the OdlR floral bags, but this white one, this cute clutch, & this sweet vintage inspired one are all super affordable & give that same designer feel.

6. Flowing Yellow Maxi

Yellow is a big trend this season, & a super wearable, yet dramatic dress like this is giving me life right now. You might recognize this dress because I wore it in a recent post (see here). The color, draping skirt, & the slit are all very OdlR inspired.

7. Lovely Toile & Botanical Print Pieces

Feeling so nostalgic for all this toile print. Yes, this classic print was popular for curtains & pillows back in the day, but I also owned a few Laura Ashley dresses in toile print during my childhood. I’m so in love with the fact that it’s coming back! It’s difficult to find affordable toile pieces at the moment, but these botanical prints are a huge nod in that direction. I absolutely adore the dress I’m wearing here as well as this botanical print blouse I’ve recently added to my wardrobe.


Designer Crush: Oscar de la Renta


Designer Crush: Oscar de la Renta

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