Comfy Cozy in Chicago

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Vest // Leggings (Coming to Garish Gal SOON!!–You can also try these!) // Top

Disclaimer–I am shy in front of the camera! BUT–I love this super warm and cozy fleece lined vest! Also, this black top is an amazing piece. I wear it ALL the time. It is easy to wear to work and a great piece to throw on for date night! THE BEST part of the whole outfit–these amazing liquid pleather Spanx leggings. These bad boys SUCK you right in and feel amazing. I have been LIVING in them. Garish Gal will have these in SOON! They are worth every penny & I can’t wait to add more pairs to my closet! The Jack by BB Dakota version in stock now are equally great. They have a really cool pattern to them and look amazing on. They are also a little more budget friendly than the Spanx leggings.

Happy Shopping, loves!

xo-

M

 

 

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Fun for Fall

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 Garish Gal Feeny Jacket //  Olive Key Hole

Loving this layering combo & these Fall colors for the perfect pair. I love pleather jackets, they are a MUST have in your closet. The Jack by BB Dakota pleather jackets are some of the best quality, longest lasting, and easy to maintain. I am always bringing pleather jackets into the boutique ever single season from them, because I firmly believe there is a perfect pleather jacket for everyone!

Happy Shopping, loves!

xo-

M

 

Fall Must Haves: French Terry

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French terry has become a popular fabric with the resurgence of the atheleisure wear trend.

French terry is comfortable, forgiving, and stretchy fabric.

We have a couple of different pieces of French Terry on ShopGarishGal.com.

However, my favorite piece is this above blazer!

I love how this blazer is structured, but still has a draping look in the front. While it looks great with jeans, it also looks great over a black dress (like either this one or this) or over a blouse and pencil skirt as an update for your work wear.

I love how easy it is to move in this blazer due to the French Terry Fabric. I also love the tweed like look with the contrasting pleather detail. It is a great piece to add to your wardrobe.

Shopgarishgal.com & Save 15% off of all French Terry Pieces with code Fall15!

xo-

M

Fall Must Haves: Fur Vests

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Fur vests are a great way to add some sass to an outfit. I LOVE to wear fur vests, mainly because I am always cold and they are a cool way to keep warm. All of the fur pieces on ShopGarishgal.com are good quality faux fur.

Pictured are two fun ways to wear faux fur.

The first look is a great way to mix textures and prints. The pastel plaid printed blouse brings color to the ivory vest and solid moto pants. I love this look because it is an easy way to be transitional. You can take this look from day to night by adding a pair of heels or booties.

The second look is a fun 70s mod look. The wine pleather shorts are a great way to add a trendy fall color to your look. The cream blouse works as a neutral between the shorts and the fur vest. Black fur vests are great wardrobe staples because they can be worn in various ways. You can pair them with shorts, leggings, denim, or over a dress as a completer piece.

Add these to your wardrobe by going to Shopgarishgal.com & Save 15% using code Fall15.

xo-

M

Fall Must Haves: Pencil Skirt

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Pencil Skirts are work wear must haves- not just fall must haves!

This is a great black pencil skirt– it is so comfortable and stretchy.

I love that the quilted stitching adds a new take to the typical pencil skirt.

Cozy and Comfortable, yet still work wear appropriate. This first look is a great way to pair a cardigan with a pencil skirt. You can relax in the office or switch out the cardigan for a blazer when it’s meeting time! The blouse looks great tucked in, or you can tuck in the front and let the pleated back detailing peak out of the cardigan.

The open mouth/lips is a trend from last fall that we are seeing again for this fall. So I thought the perfect way to edge up a classic pencil skirt is to add this fun graphic tee. I love to wear booties in the fall/winter. They are the perfect completer piece. Of course it is fall so I added my floppy hat!

However you decide to wear your pencil skirt, this is definitely a staple piece.

Use promo code Fall15 to receive 15% off this great pencil skirt!

Shopgarishgal.com

xo-

M

Fall Must Haves: Kimonos

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Kimonos are great because they transition seasons easily!

They not only look great with fall pieces, but also look amazing with summer dresses.

For fall, this first look is a great way to be casual in a kimono. Jeans, graphic tee, booties, and a fun floppy hat is a simple and easy way to rock a kimono. I love the lace and fringe detailing on these kimonos! They are super light weight and breezy. Throwing on a floppy hat is my favorite way to hide day 3 hair!

I really love the kimono dress mix! For Garish Gals in warmer fall weather, I love sassing up this geo patterned dress with the kimono and adding booties for a boho look. The fit and flare structure of the dress is super flattering on any body shape. I am more of a structure girl and tend to stay away from bohemian, but I really love mixing the structured dress with the boho kimono. It’s a fun way to step out of my normal look and play with a new look (at a great price).

Grab these great looks at Shopgarishgal.com & Use Promo Codo Fall15 !

xo-

M

Fall Must Haves: Leather Bottoms

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This week we are highlighting our Fall Must Haves and offering different promo deals every day!!

Today, we are focusing on Faux Leather Bottoms!

Use promo code Fall15 to receive 15% off of all of our faux leather bottoms!

This first look is one of my favorites! Pairing our Rockin’ Rebel Skater Skirt with this brand new Cross My Heart Blouse in red creates a major statement. The sharpness of the red against the black skirt is stark-I just love the contrast.

These moto pants are edgy, adding a sweater is a great way to bring a little edge to your typical sweater look. I normally don’t like to wear pleather pants, but these are amazingly comfortable and giving! Animal print is a great way to bring a pop of pattern to a minimal outfit. I love the texture elements on the pants and how they contrast to the texture of the sweater. This look is a great way to mix texture with pattern in a subtle way. I also love these pants with the Cross My Heart Blouse (the way we style it on the site)!

Shop these great pieces at Shopgarishgal.com & receive 15% off with Fall15!

xo-

Maggie

1 Dress 3 Ways

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Leather is a huge trend for fall and at Garish Gal we LOVE leather.

As you shop the site, that love will become apparent!

This dress is Zocia. She is a great piece because she is a pleather and ponte mix.

What is Ponte?

Ponte is a thicker, stretchy material that is flattering on all body shapes. It is also super comfy!

Zocia can be worn multiple ways and for multiple occasions. Above we restyle her for three different situations: Casual Day Look, Easy Work Look, and a Girls Night Out Look.

Look 1:

The first look was created solely with accessories. By adding a jacket, black booties, a fun necklace, and a matching purse- You create a casual day look that can be worn on chilly fall days. The accessories create a whole new look for Zocia!

Look 2:

The second look is a great work look. Of course Zocia would look amazing by herself, but by adding a graphic printed scarf we add pattern play that makes the dress a little more interesting. Pairing with a great fall bootie makes the look work ready.

Look 3:

The final look is our revamp of Zocia. By adding a graphic envelope clutch and a sexy pair of heels Zocia instantly becomes edgy and head turning. The light pink hues contrast the edgy with a delicate, feminine touch. A perfect look for going out with the girls or your guy!

Don’t forget to use Welcome15 for 15% off your first purchase!

Shopgarishgal.com

XO- M

4 Dresses For Under $100

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10705273_10204136711633915_1010100690_n10714686_10204130861127656_776530371_nAs a budget conscious shopper, I totally get the need to buy pieces that can be worn many ways.  Lucky for you, today from 2pm- 5pm (eastern time) Garish Gal will be celebrating happy hour with 25% off ALL dresses! YES ALL DRESSES- THIS IS MAJOR! (Use Code Dress25)

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Even Better? All of our dresses are under $100!! Pictured above are a few of my favorites!

Ravishing in Red is a great dress for the upcoming holiday season. She is a beaded shift dress, so she looks good on any body type. This is a holiday party must have dress.

Rodella is my absolute favorite dress! She is perfect for any season and any occasion. Wear her to work with a blazer, heels, and a statement necklace. Wear her on a casual fall day with our Edison Cardigan, a cute necklace, and booties. Wear her on a night out by adding heels and a killer necklace. Rodella is a wardrobe staple.

Orange You Glad I Came is the perfect mix of fun and flirty. The ruffles create a pretty feminine look! She is a shift dress as well, so her fit will be flattering to all. She is a great date night dress or perfect for the workplace.

Finally, Perfect Pleat is a great way to transition your maxi love into fall. The long sleeves and high low hem add a fun update to your summer maxis.  You can also dress her up with heels or rock her during the day with a pair of ankle boots. Either way, Perfect Pleat is a perfect match for your fall wardrobe.

Don’t forget that for every $150 you spend, $25 goes towards funding eduction. This quarter we are partnering with Project117.org! Garish Gal is fashion with a future!

xo-

Maggie

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