Fash Files – Gal Meets Glam

Have we mentioned lately that we love our job? Not only does part of the day entail meeting gorgeous bloggers (like you!), we also have the luxury of spending time browsing the blogosphere and seeing stunning style from all over the globe.  Lucky, right? Today, we’re opening the style files of one of our favorite West Coast girls…

 

Julia Engel – Gal Meets Glam

 

We are delighted to unlock the archives of Julia Engel from the always inspiring blog, Gal Meets Glam. Surely you’ll agree that her style is undoubtedly feminine, with classic silhouettes punctuated by bold patterns and sparkly statement pieces.

Hailing from San Francisco, Julia’s approach to fashion is consistently less-is-more, with an injection of ‘wow’. Her ensembles are impossibly chic, yet she maintains a down-to-earth approachability that is refreshing to witness.

We adore her unique approach to everyday fashion and are constantly inspired by her incredible photos. We’ve been browsing the Gal Meets Glam style catalogue and selected Julia’s must-see looks – isn’t she stunning! We’re curious, which look would you most like to re-create if you had the chance?

Julia Engel - Gal Meets Glam

Julia Engel - Gal Meets Glam

Julia Engel - Gal Meets Glam

Julia Engel - Gal Meets Glam

Julia Engel - Gal Meets Glam

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Glam Girl – Kat Tanita

We’re delighted to be chatting with the oh so chic girl behind With Love From Kat! This perfectly polished style blog is where Kat Tanita shares her love of fashion, beauty and decor, as well as providing a fabulous glimpse into her everyday life in New York City. Join us as we discover more about her inspirations, beauty secrets and style advice…
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What motivated you to start your blog?
After graduating from college with a degree in design I started to miss the creative outlet my classes provided. I started my blog as a way to document the things I love and 3 years later it’s my full time job!

How does the city you live in inspire your day-to-day fashion?
I love seeing chic girls in the street and admiring the beautiful store windows around the city. Living in NYC has pushed me to be more fashion forward and take risks!

Who are your style icons?
Jackie Kennedy, my mom, and Miranda Kerr.

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Name one piece every woman should have in her wardrobe and why?
It’s hard to name one! Black skinny jeans – because they can dressed up or down. I live in them!

What items do you always carry in your handbag?
Wallet, cellphone, planner, Mac lipgloss in C-Thru, antibacterial stuff for when I take the subway, and Celine sunglasses.

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What is the best beauty trick you’ve ever learned?
Foundation!!! I didn’t start using it until a few months ago – it is life changing. I use Giorgio Armani foundation #6.5.

Tell us…what is something not many people know about you?
I can wiggle my ears! It’s a super random inherited trait from my mom! :)

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What are your favourite prints or colors to mix? Do you have any tips?
I love stripes, neutrals, paisley! Stripes + leopard print is a really cute combo right now.

When you need a little pick-me-up, how do you add sparkle to your life and feel good?
Flowers, mani/pedis, a spritz of my favorite perfume… CHOCOLATE!

How do you start your day? Do you have a morning routine?
As soon as I wake up I make myself a green smoothie (coconut water, pineapple, raspberries, spinach, almond butter and flax seed.) Then I head to my desk and start tackling the emails and working on projects.

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FILED UNDER: Featured, Glam Girl, News
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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How To – Style A Blazer

The classic blazer is a key wardrobe pieces you need to invest in. A truly timeless piece, this item will have you looking chic for seasons to come. We adore how easily an ensemble is transformed, simply by throwing a classic blazer around the shoulders.

The best thing is, there are so many variations that even the most discerning shopper is spoilt for choice! We love demure and elegant navy or black, a pop of color to make a statement or something textured for a more eclectic, playful look. Be sure to play around with different combinations – try a bold colored blazer over a striking pattern, or pair a textured top with an elegant black blazer for a more timeless look.

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One thing is for sure, once you have mastered styling the classic blazer, there is no turning back! Lucky for you, we have some fabulous items available on Bloggers Closet from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Zara or J. Crew. The best thing? They are all listed for well under retail so you’re sure to find something perfect at just the right price…

The Classic Blazer - Bloggers Closet
Classic Blazer: Atlantic Pacific  |  Brooklyn Blonde  |  Pink Peonies  |  The Blonde Salad

 


Shop The Look For Less

Need to update your blazer collection? We bet you’ll find what you’re looking for on Bloggers Closet.
Browse our most popular listings or discover some of our top picks below:

 

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Navy Vegan Leather Blazer

 

Classic Blazer - Bloggers Closet

Gorgeous *New* Turquoise Blazer 

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H&M Printed Blue Blazer 

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

Glam Girl – Caitlin Lindquist

We are very excited to be introducing Caitlin Lindquist of the ever-beautiful style blog – A Little Dash of Darling. Caitlin is a Utah-turned-Arizonan and delivers a colorful, playful style that is as feminine as it is classic. It’s easy to see why A Little Dash of Darling has become a daily source of inspiration to all those who follow it. It’s no secret that we’ve been obsessed with Caitlin’s fabulous style for a long time now, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to be discovering more about her today…
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What motivated you to start your blog?
I started my blog in my third year of law school as a much needed creative outlet. I have always had a knack for playing dress up and I decided it was time I try doing what I love as a hobby (and I hoped others would enjoy it too). It took me a long time to build up the courage to finally pull the trigger, but I finally realized there will never be the “perfect time.” You just have to be willing to go for it… and I did.

How does the city you live in inspire your day-to-day fashion?
I recently moved to Arizona with my husband and it has been a big change from the ever-constant San Diego weather that we were used to. In the desert it can go from 120 degrees down to 30 degrees and back up again. As a result, Scottsdale has had a big influence on my day-to-day wear and I have had to learn to be ready for whatever as we explore our new state.

Who are your style icons?
I will always admire Diane Kruger for her edgy picks with feminine flair. She can rock a menswear suit and hat with a sexy bold red lip like no other. I also love watching Olivia Palmero for her fun and flirty frocks. I’d love to steal her closet for a day (er, lifetime).

 

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Name one piece every woman should have in her closet and why?
I am a huge fan of sneakers. Not only are they comfortable, but they can be a perfect way to dress down an otherwise dressy outfit and they give your ensemble a little does of “cool.” I also believe you cannot go wrong with a good blazer because they are so versatile.

What items do you always carry in your handbag?
I cannot leave home without a chic pair of sunglasses and my YSL lipsticks. They just feel like butter and when I need a little extra oomph to my look it’s a good way to go. Oh, and I kind of sort of cannot go anywhere without a little brush to tame this beast of a hair of mine.

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What is the best beauty trick you’ve ever learned?
I used to get a little eyeliner happy on my bottom lashes. As I have gotten older I have realized that lining only my top lashes with a little subtle cat eye really opens up and brightens my eyes, giving the appearance of bigger eyes. Now I save the sultry bottom-lash liner for sexier occasions.

Tell us… what is something not many people know about you?
Although it may not come across this way because I am pretty goofy and like being silly, I am actually quite shy and have a hard time letting people in on my private life. I mean, I used to be so scared of just ordering a meal from a stranger/waiter at a restaurant… I would have my mom do it for me (aren’t mom’s wonderful for taking such good care of us?!). Thank goodness I grew out of that phase and I am working on opening up more.

 

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What are your favorite prints or colors to mix? Do you have any tips?
For me, leopard prints have always been a closet staple and a neutral in my book. I love mixing animal prints with stripes and/or dots for a fun geometric contrast. I am also a sucker for pink and pair with anything from red to lime green for a little unexpected pop.

When you need a little pick-me-up, how do you add sparkle to your life and feel good?
Besides a morning salted caramel hot chocolate from Starbucks, I love picking up fresh flowers, getting a manicure or buying a new nail polish or lipstick for a little added slice of happiness. Since we moved to Arizona I also love googling new places to try and exploring our new home… it makes it feel more like, well, home.

How do you start your day? Do you have a morning routine?
The first thing I do in the morning is check my phone (which is a habit I REALLY need to break). I then try to get my butt to the gym for some feel-good endorphins or do some form of exercise like running, hiking, biking or tennis. In an ideal world I then check my emails (which, let’s be honest… rarely happens). Then the rest of my day falls in line.

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FILED UNDER: Featured, Glam Girl, News
AUTHOR: Lauren Slade

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The Quilted Skirt

A quilted skirt is the perfect item for this time of year. Think classic style with tights and boots for a grunge-meets-glam look that will take you seamlessly through winter and beyond.

We’re looking to Song of Style who pairs her quilted skirt with a detailed blazer and pointed booties for a timeless look that is oh so chic. The Style Scribe proves that details are everything, combining bold black & white stripes with a tweed coat and black leather skirt. We’re totally inspired by M Loves M’s contrasting beige midi with a pop of fuchsia – the girl’s got style!

Walk in Wonderland is looking every bit the style maven playing with textures in her quilted black number with over-the-knee suede boots and woollen sweater. Last, but certainly not least, we’re looking to Wendy’s Lookbook for a winter style that is completely swoon-worthy – quilted black skirt, tights, fur vest and mustard coat. Can we say, style perfect?

Tell us, which of these winter looks is your fave? Do you have a quilted skirt in your repertoire?

The Quilted Skirt - Song of Style
Song of Style

 
 

The Quilted Skirt - The Style Scribe
The Style Scribe

 
 

The Quilted Skirt - M loves M
M Loves M

 
 

The Quilted Skirt - Walk in Wonderland
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The Quilted Skirt - Wendy's Lookbook
Wendy’s Lookbook

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

The Edit: Fashion Blog Faves

We are nearing the end of 2014 and the celebrations that ensue are almost upon us.  We have adored browsing your latest looks and outfit posts, such endless style inspiration! In today’s edit, we’re showcasing the top five New Years Eve outfit ideas from some of our fave fashion blogs… Which look do you love most?

We begin with ethereal Tuula who has styled a structured strapless dress with a color palate of pinks, red and blue arranged in a moroccan inspired geometric pattern. Seriously stunning. With Love From Kat is tres chic in a classic black floor length dress punctuated perfectly with a golden clutch and statement necklace.

The Fashionista’s Diary proves that sparkles are always the answer in a pair of gold sequinned pants, simple top and nude pumps for a look that is totally effortless. Meanwhile, we adore Viva Luxury for wearing the pants and styling a tuxedo with a feminine flair. Black and white and such a delight! Last but certainly not least, we selected Extra Petite who will be bringing the new year in style in a party dress that channels the style mavens of the 1950’s and is paired perfectly with golden pumps. Tell us, who wins your fashion blog NYE style award?

The Edit - Fashion Blog Faves - Tuula
Tuula

 
 

The Edit - Fashion Blog Faves - With Love From Kat
With Love From Kat

 
 

The Edit - Fashion Blog Faves - The Fashionista's Diary
The Fashionista’s Diary

 
 

The Edit - Fashion Blog Faves - Viva Luxury
Viva Luxury

 
 

The Edit - Fashion Blog Faves - Extra Petite
Extra Petite

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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Christmas Eve Pajamas

The tradition of wearing festive Christmas Eve pajamas has taken off in recent years. We have to say we love the idea! What better way to begin celebrating Christmas day than by waking up in a pair snuggly, holiday themed night clothes? 

The best thing is there are so many cute varieties to choose from. Perfect in plaid, cute as a button striped onsies, and cosy flannelette are just a few of the options we have been spotting. Safe to say, this is one tradition we’ll be taking on board. We’ve rounded up some gorgeous bloggers in their Christmas best for inspiration. We’re curious, do you have any Christmas traditions in your family that are unique?

Christmas Eve Pajamas - Barefoot Blonde
Barefoot Blonde

 
 

Christmas Eve Pajamas - With Love From Kat
With Love From Kat

 
 

Christmas Eve Pajamas - Hello Fashion
Hello Fashion

 
 

Christmas Eve Pajamas - Seersucker & Saddles
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Christmas Eve Pajamas - Pink Peonies
Pink Peonies

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

The Edit: Fashion Blog Faves

Just like that, the week of Christmas is upon us! We hope you have been having a beautiful holiday season so far. We have been so impressed with the style posts published in the past week – thank you for the endless supply of gorgeous inspiration! We have cast our discerning eyes over the fashion week that was and selected a few images from around the blogosphere to share.

To begin, we have Atlantic Pacific in an uber glam ensemble that combines two of our favorites – feathers and femininity – isn’t she gorgeous? A classic weekday uniform from Harper and Harley proves that getting back to basics is anything but drab, while a stunning floral dress styled by Sincerely Jules is punctuated perfectly by a pair of metallic oxfords.

Pink Peonies stars in a fabulously festive ensemble that combines, sparkle, green and Valentinos – of course! Finally, a sweet and simple lace dress paired with over-the-knee leather boots is pretty beyond words from Gal Meets Glam.

Tell us, which is your fashion blog fave? Which of these looks do you love the most?

The Edit: Fashion Blog Faves - Atlantic Pacific
Atlantic Pacific

 
 

The Edit: Fashion Blog Faves - Harper & Harley
Harper & Harley

 
 

The Edit: Fashion Blog Faves - Sincerely Jules
Sincerely Jules

 
 

The Edit: Fashion Blog Faves - Pink Peonies
Pink Peonies

 
 

The Edit: Fashion Blog Faves - Gal Meets Glam
Gal Meets Glam

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured, The Edit
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

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New Years Eve Style

We have a prediction. You have been focusing all of your energy on Christmas Day – decorating the house beautifully, finding gorgeous presents for friends and family and planning the perfect menu. Before you know it, New Years Eve will be here and you have a fabulous party to attend with nothing to wear! Never fear, we have been on the search for the best of the best New Years Eve style looks from a few of our favorite fashion blogs for inspiration. We suggest a dress fit for dancing the night away, a pair of delightful colorful heels and a statement clutch for maximum style impact!

Want to know the best news you’ll hear all day?  You can get the look for less at Bloggers Closet! We have a range of gorgeous items from the likes of Kate Spade, J.Crew and Zara, to name a few. Take a peek at the top picks we have selected below…

New Years Eve Style - Bloggers Closet
New Years Eve Style: M Loves M  |  Angel Food Style  |  Stylish Petite  |  A Spoonful of Style  |  
Pursuit of Shoes
  |  A Little Dash of Darling 

 


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Do you have a New Years Eve party to go to but nothing to wear?
Lucky for you, Bloggers Closet has a fabulous range on offer!

Take a peek at our most popular listings or discover a few of our top picks below:

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Gorgeous Peach Garden Party Dress

 
 

New Years Eve Style - Bloggers Closet
Zara Blue Faux Suede Pumps

 
 

New Years Eve Style - Bloggers Closet
Stunning Stella Rittwagen Statement Clutch 

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick

The Embellished Jacket

An embellished jacket is a statement wardrobe item that is worth the investment. Such a piece calls to old world travels, jewels and silks of times gone by. Bold yet intricate, structured and fitted – an bejewelled jacket is a beautiful statement and a sure way to stand out in style.  The key to styling a piece that demands so much attention is to pare back the remainder of your look. Try teaming with basics such as skinny jeans and a v-neck sweater, or over a black skater dress with tights for an ensemble that is classically elegant and refined. We have been on the lookout for inspiration on how to style this stunning wardrobe piece. Tell us, which is your favorite combination?

Embellished Jacket - Kayture
Kayture

 
 

Embellished Jacket - Song of Style
Song of Style

 
 

Embellished Jacket - Tooth Fairy Fashion Tale
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Embellished Jacket - Lovely Pepa
Lovely Pepa

 
 

Embellished Jacket - Sequins & Stripes
Sequins & Stripes

FILED UNDER: Fashion, Featured
AUTHOR: Jessica Derrick
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