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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61 Feminine Essentials For A Complete Wardrobe

61 Feminine Essentials For A Complete Wardrobe

The Bare Essentials

I am no minimalist. I love to be a bit extra & definitely think more is always more. But if I lost everything, or wanted to start my wardrobe from scratch, these 61 feminine essentials would create a complete wardrobe ready for every season. That’s right! This post includes clothes, outerwear, accessories, the whole nine yards! I guess you could say this would be my version of a super chic capsule wardrobe. Honestly, I truly believe every woman would benefit from having these items in their wardrobe. I’m not going to say you need them, because you don’t “need” any of them, but having this solid base will enable you to look chic & feminine with ease no matter what season you’re in.


61 Feminine Essentials For A Complete Wardrobe

Shoes

A woman’s outfit is never complete without a great pair of shoes. Here are my 7 essential pairs:

  1. Classic Ballet Flats
  2. Espadrilles
  3. Knee-High Boots
  4. Rain Boots
  5. “Chanel” Style Shoe With Capped Toe
  6. Embellished Heels
  7. Embroidered Flats
61 Feminine Essentials For A Complete Wardrobe

Tops

It seems a bit crazy to only have 9 tops on this list, but these are truly my essentials. They have stood the test of time & are extremely versatile.

  1. Camel Turtleneck
  2. Striped Long Sleeve Top
  3. Crochet/Broderie White Top
  4. Floral Wrap Top
  5. White Sweater
  6. Classic Cable Knit Sweater (try navy)
  7. Embellished Knit
  8. Flowy Sleeveless Blouse
  9. Smock Top
61 Feminine Essentials For A Complete Wardrobe

Bottoms

These pieces are just so classic. You won’t have to worry about them going out of style.

  1. Wide Leg Pants
  2. Cropped Skinny Jeans
  3. Fall Toned Mini Skirt
  4. Tulle Midi Skirt
  5. Feminine Shorts
  6. Suede/Leather Mini Skirt
  7. A-Line Midi Skirt (solid color)
  8. Tweed Mini Skirt
  9. One Matching Set
  10. Jumpsuit (one that can be dressed up or down)
61 Feminine Essentials For A Complete Wardrobe

Dresses

This was the hardest category for me to narrow down! You’ll find easy day-time dresses as well as perfect occasion wear for any season.

  1. Little Navy Dress (LND)
  2. Wrap Dress
  3. Beachy Maxi Dress
  4. Floral/Striped Midi Dress
  5. Flirty Mini Dress
  6. Night Out Dress
  7. Long Sleeve Sweater Dress
  8. Velvet Mini Dress
  9. Red Dress
61 Feminine Essentials For A Complete Wardrobe

Outerwear

Look chic year-round with these fab outerwear pieces I can’t live without.

  1. Trench Coat
  2. Denim Jacket
  3. Faux Fur Coat
  4. Long Wool Coat
  5. Cozy Pullover
  6. Light Button Front Cardigan
61 Feminine Essentials For A Complete Wardrobe

Accessories

Accessories are so important. They put that final feminine touch to your everyday looks.

  1. Silk Scarf
  2. Classic Sunglasses
  3. Straw Hat
  4. Clear Umbrella
  5. Basket Bag
  6. Evening Clutch
  7. Leather Top Handle Bag
  8. Wide Woven Belt
  9. Seamless Nude Thong
  10. Classic Bikini
  11. Fun One Piece Swimsuit
  12. Colorful Blanket Scarf
  13. Faux Fur Scarf
  14. Beret
  15. Picnic Basket
61 Feminine Essentials For A Complete Wardrobe

Jewelry

Jewelry can sometimes revolve around current trends, but these pieces are timeless.

  1. Gold Studs
  2. Pearl Drops
  3. Floral Earrings
  4. Gold Chain Bracelet
  5. Neutral Evening Earrings

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Feminine Spring White Pieces To Fall In Love With

Feminine Spring White Pieces To Fall In Love With

Feminine Spring White Pieces To Fall In Love With

Bride Or Feminine Fashion

I was so inspired by the gorgeous white dogwood blooms outside my house to create this whimsical feminine white look. My wardrobe was filled with white pieces last year while I was embracing my bride-to-be status. Whether you’re a bride-to-be or not, white in spring is always in.


Feminine Spring White Pieces To Fall In Love With
Feminine Spring White Pieces To Fall In Love With

Outfit Details

White Lace Dress (old, similar here & here) // Daisy Crossbody // Lace Ballet Flats // White Floral Earrings // Parasol


Feminine Spring White Pieces To Fall In Love With
Feminine Spring White Pieces To Fall In Love With


Feminine Spring White Pieces To Fall In Love With

Ultra Feminine Look

This look totally embodies my motto of fearless, feminine, fashion. I love an outfit that has a theme, with this one being all things white & floral. This feminine lace dress in the sweetest floral pattern creates the most classic silhouette. A shape like this is a great thing to look out for when shopping for classic pieces you’ll wear year after year. The high neck, cute short sleeves, & dress length just below the knee, is a look that will never go out of style.

As far as accessories go, I think these white flower earrings might be my favorite earrings of all time. They go with everything & perfectly complete every look. My shoes for this look are these gorgeous white lace ballet flats I purchased on my girl’s trip to Charleston at H&M. These are super affordable & the perfect spring flat shoes to throw on with any outfit. The white daisy crossbody I’m wearing is definitely a crowd pleaser. It looks quite expensive, like it could be a designer bag, but I purchased it for less than $20! Lastly, I added this vintage looking parasol to add a bit of whimsy to this shoot.


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Feminine Spring White Pieces To Fall In Love With

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A Girl & Her Pearls

A Girl & Her Pearls

A Girl & Her Pearls
A Girl & Her Pearls

A Girl & Her Pearls

Wearing/Hoarding All The Pearls

Lately my eye is drawn to one thing, & one thing only…pearls! It’s safe to say, if any accessory or any item of clothing has pearls on it, I want it (or I already have it!). Pearls are the epitome of classic elegance. They are timeless, & therefore it is a no brainer that my wardrobe has gladly welcomed a few new pieces I know I will wear for years & years to come. This look came together like a dream & just begged for one pearl detail after another.



A Girl & Her Pearls


A Girl & Her Pearls
A Girl & Her Pearls

A Girl & Her Pearls

Live A Little!

Maybe it was the pink suede mini skirt, or the fluttery sleeves, but these gorgeous Chicwish pieces gave me new life! I was dancing on the streets, feeling confident, & even a bit sassy. This outfit gave me the much needed reminder to just live a little sometimes. I know how easy it is to get in a rut & stick to what you know, but fashion is a great way to step out! It’s just clothes! You don’t even have to wear an outfit for an entire day if you don’t want to! Take the risk. Be someone else. Our better yet, be your true self. Dress exactly how you’re feeling & just live a little…pearls & all!


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The Feminine Crop Top

The Feminine Crop Top

The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top

T h e   C r o p   T o p   W i t h   A   F e m i n i n e   F l a i r 

Crop tops have been everywhere this summer, & while I do have my fair share of them, sometimes it’s difficult to find ones that will fit seamlessly in my wardrobe. I like my tops to give a very flattering silhouette as well as have the right amount of texture & detail to them to make them special. Bows, ruffles, & buttons are a few things I always gravitate towards when looking for a new top. This lovely number has both ruffles & a bow in the back, so finding it’s way into my wardrobe was a no brainer.


The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top

O u t f i t   D e t a i l s

Feminine Crop Top (only $10!), Floral Skirt (on sale), Ballerina Flats, Straw Bag (sold out – similar), Sunglasses, Earrings – Handmade at Nest, Lip Combo: Liner & Gloss


The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top

H o w   I ‘ v e   S t y l e d   I t 

I chose to wear this feminine gingham crop top with a gorgeous floral embroidered, high-waisted skirt. Crop tops & anything high waisted are just a match made in heaven. That way, even though you are wearing something cropped on top, something high-waisted on the bottom ensures the look stays looking very classic & feminine & not too revealing. I originally bought this skirt to potentially wear to one of my bridal showers, but ended up wearing other things instead, so I’m finally starting to style it for my everyday life. I’m totally loving it’s shape & the sweet floral details. I love how these two pieces look together.

Simple ballerinas like the ones I’m wearing here are my go-to, everyday shoe. They are a classic staple in my wardrobe & I wear them in every season. I also brought back my favorite spring straw bag from this year, which just goes with this look so seamlessly. My pink, quirky sunglasses are the final detail that really completes my feminine look.


The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top
The Feminine Crop Top

W h e r e   I   W o r e   T h i s   O u t f i t

I’ve worn this outfit twice recently because I’ve loved it so much! First I wore it to lunch with a friend, then I wore it to a house-warming party. Even though this skirt could easily lean on the dressy side, paired with this crop top & my simple ballerinas, it’s perfect for an everyday look. I also wore this top with a very different skirt on my honeymoon to the Amalfi Coast which you can see here.


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The Co Ord Trend

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The Co Ord Trend

Hello Everyone!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already April! Since it’s finally starting to feel like spring, I’m here to chat with you guys about a big trend this spring/summer: The Co Ord Trend. This trend comes in a variety of shapes & styles making it so easy to find one that works for you. Let me tell you my thoughts on this trend & show you my favorite pieces on the market now.

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

My Way To Wear This Trend

I feel like you either love or hate this trend. Like, it could be a jumpsuit…or a dress…but it’s cut in half & shows a little skin? Idk, I’m really loving it right now, but I’m picky about which styles I prefer. Finding the right co ord for me means finding a tasteful & feminine silhouette while still displaying that fun & flirty side. I love this set I found while on my daily ASOS scroll. The blue & white stripes are so my style & I’m obsessed with the tie details on the sleeves as well as around the waist. I find pieces that cinch in at the waist like this to be extremely flattering. This co ord trend piece fits perfectly into my feminine wardrobe because even though it shows a little bit of skin, it’s loose silhouette keeps things fun & tasteful.

This is such a wearable set, & perfect for your spring/summer wardrobe. It’s great for a date night out, drinks with your girlfriends, shopping at your local farmers market, & it’s light enough to bring on a beach holiday. To shop this look, click here or the images below!

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend: The Felix & Flora Edit

These shoppable images are a fast & easy way to add this trend into your wardrobe!

The Co Ord Trend

The Co Ord Trend

So what do you think? Do you love or hate this trend?

Will you be rocking one of these pieces this spring/summer? xx

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