Welcome to the Garish Gal Fashion Blog! 

 Hey there Garish Gal!
I am Maggie Talbert the founder of Garish Gal.
Growing up in the Midwest, my style has always been a little bit garish. 

Where Did “Garish” Come From?
Growing up I was lucky to spend a lot of time with my Great Aunt Rosemary. 
She was the coolest woman I had ever met.
She was a self made woman who had lived an incredible life in Chicago.
She even personally interviewed historical icons Helen Keller and Teddy Roosevelt. 
Yeah, she was an incredible lady!
She was always dressed in head to toe all black and wore heels so often that her feet were damaged permanently.
She once told me that every woman had a little “garish” in her wardrobe. 
When I asked her what she meant, she explained that it was the piece that is a little weird, different, or showy. 
It’s the piece that gives you individuality and defines your style. 
Growing up in the Midwest, my style has always been a little bit garish.
I totally fell in love with that idea! So Garish Gal was founded in honor of her and her idea of individuality. 

I wanted to create an online store that was fashionable and had the ability to empower the shopper to bring about social change.  

Why Do We Do This?
I’ve always had a heart for female sex trafficked victims. After reading a few books and doing research, I discovered that most young girls lack to funds to attend school. If they do attend school, they are less likely to find themselves trapped in the sex trade, more likely to family plan, and budget expenses better. 
But I also found that many young boys lack the funds to receive education as well. 
All children should have access to education.
A friend of mine started a school in Haiti and I was able to go visit in June to help put on a kids camp. Those kids turned my world upside down!
We are an extremely blessed country. Those kids were so materially poor, but so happy and had such rich souls. I wanted Garish Gal to change the lives of the shopper and poverty stricken children around the world. 
This is why Garish Gal empowers the shopper to help fund education. 

How do we do this?
For every $150 you spend at shopgarishgal.com, we donate $25 of it to an organization that funds education. The donations will be collected over the course of the retail quarters and donated to the project of that specific quarter. 
For our first quarter Garish Gal will be donating to Project117.org
This is the school I visited in June. 
I know that the money will be used to directly fund the education of the local left behind kids from the village as well as children from the neighboring orphanage.

So About That Kimono:
I wanted to keep the products affordable, yet fashionable. I also want you to know how to wear each piece. Too many times we buy something we totally love, but it stays tags on in our closet because we simply don’t know how to wear it!
I love this Kimono. The pastel colors are very on trend for fall. The lace back inset adds a delicate feature to the piece. 
Pairing it with the rough, distressed Black Pussy (yes, that is their vendor given name!) black denim pants and boots create an edgy, yet feminine look. 
This look is so easy and so pretty! 

Click the link to shop this look! 

PS. We don’t believe in photoshopping our models, so what you see is all realness!


XO- Maggie
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