Garish Gal How To: Ikea Shelving Hack

Hi Garish Gals-

It has been a LONG time since I last blogged. Truth be told, I was lacking Inspiration. However, the GARISH GAL BLOG IS BACK.  Not only are we giving you fashion, but also outfit inspo, home decor, DIY projects, and fun recipes!

For the first post back, I am sharing a DIY Ikea hack that I recently completed! Hopefully you find it as easy & fun as I did!



This is from the offices at that they had featured on their instaStories. SERIOUSLY OBSESSED! Their offices are PERFECT.


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I started with the Hyllis Ikea Shelf unit (seriously, it’s only $14.99!!). Gang, this thing is BRUTAL looking when you pull it out, but don’t worry we are about to make it CUTE.

Step 1–

I took out all the pieces and laid them on cardboard on my garage floor. I started spraying them with this Metallic Gold Spray paint that I purchased at Menards. I also used this incredible thing to avoid ruining my Mani with spray paint!

I sprayed every square inch the give you! I knew I would be covering the shelve tops with contact paper, but I sprayed them anyway. I used 1.5 cans of the gold spray paint and each received 2 coats!

I had read a tutorial where the gal had assembled first and then sprayed everything. However, I wanted to make sure I coated everything the best I could. I took some cardboard and my drill to drill the screws into a piece of cardboard. Thats how I sprayed them! Super Easy!

Once I was done, I used the drill to back out the screws! Easy peasy!

After I was done I brought the shelves inside my house before the next step. Again, I didn’t really care about the tops so you can see there are some paint blemishes.

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Step 2–

CONTACT PAPER!! I have actually used this stuff in the fashion truck, so I had some left over and then ordered another roll of it. I would say 2 rolls would be sufficient. I had some left over in the end. I also used a box cutter (and exact-o knife would have been amazing, but I couldn’t find mine).

I laid the paper down and then put the shelf on top and cut like I would if I was wrapping a present! Once I had cut the outline, I flipped the shelf over, left about 1 in for the end, and then started slowly sticking the paper to the shelf. You MUST go slow (I know it’s hard, I’m not patient either) in order to push out all the air bubbles. I just used my pinky, but you can also purchase a tool if you feel so inclined. My pinky worked great!

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I cut out the overage on the corners so there wouldn’t be funky overhang. Sometimes the contact paper doesn’t want to stick, if that happens to you, then I suggest using either hot glue, or E6000 glue to seal it down!

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Step 3–

Start assembling!! Follow the directions from the Ikea box–they aren’t as bad as everyone says!! Also, I poked little holes in the contact paper so you can easily see where the screws need to go in!


Once you have assembled, it’s time to start STYLING!!

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Here’s a full view of my office! I am living for Mid Century Modern styling, so this fit PERFECTLY with my decor.

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What You Need-

Shelving Unit – Purchased at Ikea

Spray Paint- Purchased mine from Menard’s, but you can really find it anywhere!

Spray Paint Gun – This this was a life saver! Bought mine at Hobby Lobby (with their 40% off one Item coupon), but it can also be found on Amazon.

Contact Paper– Purchased from Amazon

Send us pics if you make this for yourself! We would LOVE to see!

Enjoy, Garish Gals!



Top 5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Starting a Business


Garish Gal has officially been in business 3 YEARS! I can’t tell you how exciting, but also shocking that is! It certainly does not feel like it has been three years, but I am excited to see where the next few years take GG.

I get asked a lot about what it is like to start a business. Everyone wants to know what the journey is like, but few actually want to put in the work it takes to do so. I thought I would put together a list of things that no one really talks about. I feel like everyone wants starting a business to sound like it is all roses and immediate success, but that isn’t always what it actually is. So here are the Top 5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Starting A Business!

1. You will Lose Sleep

Every time I get charged for a shipment, I have a mini panic attack. I worry if the customers will like the new merchandise and I worry if it will sell. There are many nights you can’t sleep because your mind is so focused on the business. There will be mornings (and I am NOT a morning person) that you wake up at 4am thinking about something you should be doing for the business instead of sleeping. Learn to shut it off. It took me a long time to learn this. If I am being honest, I am still learning. I could worry myself to death with all the things that need to get done, but I know that I have to carve out time for myself. So I make a list of the things I need to do by the end of the day, once those are completed I move the rest to tomorrow’s list. Don’t let it consume you and find an outlet to relieve the stress and pressure!

2. It’s Okay to Delegate

It is okay to be bad at certain things within your business. I think when we start a business we think we have to do it all to save money. I learned the hard way that in the long run I was hurting sales because I was trying to do things I don’t do well on my own. We all have weaknesses, but we all also have strengths. When we recognize where we are weak, we also recognize where we are strong. Hire the photographer, hire the accountant, hire the social media person, hire someone for your weaknesses so that you can build your strengths. Your business will thrive much better when you focus on what you are good at and hire others where you are weak. We can’t do it all and we don’t have to.

3. You will Sacrifice A LOT

People tend to think that if you own a small business you have a ton of money and you are making a ton of money. This could be farther from the truth. If you took all the hours you spent working on your small business, you would be the most underpaid person in the world. You have to sacrifice time–be it with family, friends, or from something you want to do. But all the sacrifice is totally worth it. The minute someone comes in and buys something they LOVE, it makes every sleepless night and all the long hours seem like nothing. It drives you through the times when you have to miss that party you really wanted to go to, or the concert everyone is at but you.

Sidenote–I am not saying you should sacrifice relationships for your business. Success is incredible, but we were build for relationship. There is nothing more lonely than achieving success and having no one to celebrate it with. That doesn’t just mean partner, but friends and family as well! When you are surrounded by good people, your success actually increases. So make sure your tribe is one that uplifts and supports your dream!

4. It takes HARD WORK

As a millennial, I constantly hear how we are notorious for not being hard workers. Owning a business will throw that out the door. I grew up surrounded by hard workers–my parents and my grandparents taught us to work our tails off. I am so grateful for that because I see SO many people think they can start a successful business by doing the bare minimum. I see business after business fold because people don’t want to put in the work. The old adage you get out of it what you put into it holds true. It takes a lot of work to make a business thrive and there will be times when you don’t want to do the work. When that happens I promise you will immediately see the consequence of that laziness. So prove them wrong–show them that as a millennial you can work hard and drive a successful business. Otherwise, you are just wasting time and money!

5. It will be the Most Rewarding thing You Do

There is no better feeling than seeing my business have successes. I don’t like to say Garish Gal is successful, I like to say she has successes. Every day is different and every day is a challenge. There will be failures, or as I like to call them lessons learned. Don’t let them keep you from going after your dream. I remember before I started GG I told a boy I liked that I was starting a business. His response was “really are you smart enough and do you have enough money for that?” It almost stopped me from starting GG altogether. I remember thinking he was so right I am not smart enough, after all I was only 22. I had started reading a book by Brene Brown and she made some statements that stopped me in my tracks.

“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.

Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage.

A lot of cheap seats in the arena are filled with people who never venture onto the floor. They just hurl mean-spirited criticisms and put-downs from a safe distance. The problem is, when we stop caring what people think and stop feeling hurt by cruelty, we lose our ability to connect. But when we’re defined by what people think, we lose the courage to be vulnerable. Therefore, we need to be selective about the feedback we let into our lives. For me, if you’re not in the arena getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.” (Brown, 2012)

So I started Garish gal knowing that I might not have enough money (that’s what SBA loans are for) and that I might not be smart enough, but I had to get in the arena and try. I get to learn new things when I encounter something I am “not smart enough” for, and get to grow and stretch into a better business woman daily. Get in the arena, it will be the most rewarding thing you have ever done.

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#MomPicks by Garish Momma

My Mom wears Garish Gal almost every single day. Sometimes she will open Garish Gal shipments for me and take what she wants! The worst part is she forgets to tell me! Don’t worry, I eventually catch her and make her pay just like everyone else!

My Mom is my best friend and inspiration. She has shattered the glass ceiling time and time again. She has been my business sounding board. She even opens and hangs up Garish Gal shipments when she knows I am overwhelmed. She is a strong bad ass boss lady and I am fortunate she has raised me with the confidence to be the same. But she is more than just a boss lady, she also been there for every break up, every failure, every fight, and every single time I have needed her. Even 2am sobbing phone calls, or angered rants where I just word vomit endlessly. I honestly don’t know what I would do without her.

So it only seemed fitting that I let her tell you what she wants for Mother’s Day, because after all it is her day and who knows what a mom wants better than my mom! Without further ado, Gals Meet my Momma Carol Talbert!

As Mother’s Day approaches, Maggie asked me to share my favorite pieces available at Garish Gal.  I have several favorite spring pieces that I love and I have my eye on…  Many times the clothes arrive when Maggie is traveling so I get to open the new arrivals and put them on hangers for her.  Some of my favs never make it to the Boutique.   I snatch up my size right away and tell her that her shipment was short one size large in that item.  She then kindly bills me for the missing item!  Others of my favorites I watch closely to see if they are purchased or not.  I like to give them 2 – 3 weeks and if no one has purchased my size, then it is fair game for me to purchase! 

My most recent favorite is one I have been waiting on since she posted it when she was at market to place her orders.  I love this jacket!  It fits perfect.  It works great for rainy and/or spring chilly days like we have had this week.  This jacket came in earlier this past week when Maggie was traveling.  I grabbed my size and wore it the next day!  It will transition perfectly to early summer cool mornings and nights with the shoulder and side venting.  There are several new items that are my favs from the shipments last week that are only available currently in the Garish Gal Mobile Boutique.  (Look for the Galaxy Girl Long Sleeve Flowered top- you will love it!)**This top will launch on the website NEXT Tuesday!**

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Of course, I always love the Kimonos that Garish Gal carries.  I have my eye on a new black Kimono in stock… (I already have a green one that I wear year round.)   I also have my eye on the BB Dakota Butler Cozi Cardi and the BB Dakota Lamour Fringe Cardigan.   These are always great pieces to help transition any outfit from day to night.  




I don’t wear dresses very often but Garish Gal has talked me into the Summer nights BB Dakota Beah printed Maxi Dress.   It is both flowing and flattering.  I have plenty of wedding and summer events this year, so I need more pieces like this in my closet. 


I am hooked on the Black Spanx Leggins!   They are AMAZING. ** These will be back in stock for the Fall!**

For day to day wear, I have so many favorite blouses from Garish Gal.  My two current favs are the BB Dakota Brando Printed Blouse and the Lace Long Sleeve white Tunic.  The tanks available at Garish Gal are endless!  I love the Chambray Ruffle Tank and the Ash Tunic Tank!  Garish Gal has a Navy Cute Cropped Blouse that transcends Spring into Summer!  I love it with hot pink earrings! 


I can’t forget jewelry too!  I have the black Arrowhead necklace and the Arrowhead bangle.  I wear the Grey Stud Earrings almost every day.    My favorite LipSense Glossy Gloss is Heartbreaker! 


Garish Gal’s grandmother proudly wears several pieces from the Boutique.  Her favs are always jackets-  BB Dakota Carnation Black Pleather; BB Dakota Yohan Light Grey Jacket; and the Lush Olive Green Zipper Jacket.    She even wears the BB Dakota Leggings!


How do I say this politically correct…, you don’t have to be under 35 years old to enjoy shopping and wearing items from Garish Gal!   Garish Gal has items that Maggie wears but are also still appropriate for me or her grandma to wear.  It is all in what you pair it with and how you carry it off.    Remember, the inspiration for Garish Gal, Great, Great Aunt Rosemary, lived well into her 80’s.  She never got too old to always have a flair of Garish in her closet to set her outfit apart! 

If you are not sure how to wear an item or what to pair it with, ask Garish Gal!  She will be very helpful and honest with you on how to dress for your style!    

I am extremely proud of my Garish Gal, Maggie, and her drive for success.   Her brand is selling “Fashion with a Future” through donating a percent of the proceeds from her sales to benefit 501 organizations supporting the education for young women.   I know my purchases not only support Garish Gal but I am also aiding organizations that help provide education to a young girl that may not otherwise have that opportunity. 

So this year, ask for Garish Gal for Mother’s Day!  You will not only be rocking a great look but you will also be giving back to help a young girl learn to read and write!   Happy Mother’s Day to you and to the women in your life!  Celebrate them with love!

All my love to you my sweet Baby Girl and Beautiful young woman!  I will always love you to the moon and back!     Keep following your dream and passion!    Garish Mom


Mom’s Use Promo Code: HotMomma15 for 15% off your purchase through Sunday, May 14th!


Books to Bring to the Beach


For some of our shoppers, Spring Break time is upon us! While I am not going on any Spring Break trips (sigh) I always love when I see posts about books people have read and LOVED.

I took my own little vacation earlier this year to Florida. All I packed in my suitcase: books & bikinis. I am an introvert and LOVE my alone time. So I packed my bag full of books and bikinis and headed to the beach. I couldn’t have asked for a better combination.

Here are some of my favorite recent reads that you can take with you to the beach, or just a comfy spot on the couch if you are having a staycation!


The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

I loved this thriller! She definitely keeps you guessing to the end. There are twists and turns at every corner. I read a lot of books like this and ended up figuring it out about midway through. There were a few surprises that I didn’t see coming! This one is for sure a must read–you literally feel every range of emotion!


In a Dark, Dark Woods by Ruth Ware

I LOVED this book. It starts out a little slow, but then has you FREAKING out the entire rest of the book. It was one of those you were REALLY trying to figure out what was going on because it was SO messed up. I could not put this book down, once it got going, it was a crazy rollercoaster! Great fast and suspenseful read!


The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

This was hands down my favorite that I have read in a while. I was actually so scared at one point, I had to stop reading! The suspense and story line was SO intense. You had NO idea what was going to happen next, who was good or bad, or if the main character was even alive!! This is a must read and one your really need to read in one setting. This Book Binge is better than a Netflix binge, I promise!


All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

This one really threw me! I usually can predict what is going to happen in suspense thrillers, but I totally didn’t see this ending coming, which made it even more fun to read. This one really messes with your head. It travels backwards through the plot line leaving you trying to figure out what will happen next. I can’t say I loved how it ended, but it was for sure an interesting read.


The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

As someone who literally watches Investigation Discovery channel EVERY SINGLE DAY, loves history, and listens nonstop to true crime podcasts, this was a great real life tale of the man considered to be America’s First Serial Killer. The fact that he killed SO many people and was able to get away with it still blows my mind. I also love the mix of building the city up while another person was breaking the city down. It also follows the architects that worked extremely hard to build up Chicago in time for the World’s fair, meanwhile H H Holmes is using the World’s Fair to murder people! My sister lives in Chicago and I had never heard of H H Holmes until I read this! It is a slower read, but truly fascinating.

For the #BossBabes….


Do the KIND thing by Danial Lubetzky

I loved reading this book. It was a great read if you have your own business, want to have your own, or looking to pursue your passion. Garish Gal is a socially responsible company as we donate 10% of profits to education based nonprofit organizations (mainly Project 117 in Haiti). The whole idea of KIND as a company is AND meaning that you can sell something great AND have a socially responsible mission. He talks a lot about how to create a successful business after failure, which I think all business owners need to read about!

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This black distressed tunic is a boutique fave! Only a few sizes left, so make sure you get yours ASAP!


Let me know which reads are your favorites in the comments!







LipSense & Garish Gal

Have you heard about this incredible LipSense Lip Gloss?? Seriously- I am ALWAYS skeptical of direct sales products, but LipSense is all that is promises and MORE! I LOVE to play around with lip glosses and I’ve tried everything from Kylie Jenner LipKits to NYX Soft Butter Mattes. I will say–NOTHING has impressed me like LipSense.

I personally don’t wear much make up, it is a rare event if I even wear eyeshadow. Lip glosses have become an easy way to add a little extra to my look without extra time. However, I would get SO self conscious every time I put them on. Is it smeared? Is it on my teeth? Does it still look okay? Ugh, I hope my date doesn’t notice my lips have come off on my wine glass. I would get SO frustrated that I would usually go to the bathroom and take it off shortly after putting it on. I also had a boyfriend that refused to kiss me if I was wearing lip gloss!

With LipSense all of those problems are fixed! Here’s everything you NEED to know about LipSense:

What is LipSense?


I recently learned that my ever present need more than life support chapstik was actually hurting my lips. Wax in the chapstik blocks your lips from naturally moisturizing themselves because it acts as a moisture barrier- thus making you dependent on chapstik. OF COURSE-DUH MAGGIE–Business 101 make the customer NEED your product. Instead, you should use products with Shea Butter in them to help your lips naturally moisturize. The LipSense Glosses are made with Shea allowing for your lip to stay hydrated so your lips won’t get that dried  out crusty looks.

Okayyyy, So How Much Does it Cost?

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LipSense is super reasonable–I have spent a lot more at the Nordstrom counter, Sephora, and Ulta on less superior products. These tubes last a 4-6 months (based on daily use) and a single wear lasts anywhere from 4-18 hours (depending on how many layers you applied). Meanwhile, my KJ LipKit barely lasts an hour.

How Do I Apply it?

  1. Clean your lips and make sure they are completely dry.
  2. Shake your LipSense well before applying.
  3. With lips parted, place applicator on your lip beginning at the outside corner and apply in a fluid sweeping motion to the opposite corner of the lips. Avoid touching lips until Glossy Gloss is applied.
  4. Apply three even and thin layers, letting your color dry (10-15 seconds) in between layers.
  5. If your lips are dry, chapped, or cracked, it may tingle when applying. The Shea Butter in the gloss will help to restore moisture and tingling should subside with regular use.

How Do I Remove it?

LipSense can be removed using anything oil based (baby oil, coconut oil, etc.) a warm washcloth, Oops SeneGence Remover, and any makeup remover towelette.

What Colors Do You Recommend?


As a lip lady, I LOVE nudes, light pinks, and mauves for every day colors. Reds and Bordeaux colors are great if you are feeling a little sassy!

I usually only purchase the colors I really love for Garish Gal (usually in the above hues). You won’t ever see us carrying a black, or brown, or something totally out there. It just isn’t true to the Garish Gal brand.

Garish Gal currently has the following colors in stock:

Strawberry Shortcake




Apple Cider


Aussie Rose

Pink Champagne





Glossy Gloss and Pearl Gloss

Below are some hand swatches!! 


Top to Bottom: Blu-Red, Strawberry Shortcake, Heartbreaker, & Hazelnut all with Glossy Gloss

These WILL GO FAST! So don’t hesitate! Get yours today–either DM us on Instagram (@garishgal) or purchase on our website!

If you have any questions–ask in the comments!




Blushes & Blues: Which are you?

As one of the biggest trends for Spring, the question begs to be answered: Which are you? Blush is forever a flattering and feminine color that emerges Spring after Spring as a must wear color. Varying shades of blue have dominated the runways and now instagram/fashion blogger scene! Personally, I am loving both of these trends, but tend to lean more towards the blue for myself!

Check out all the Blushes & Blues available at Garish Gal!


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SO, which are you? Blush or Blue?

Post your pick on our last instagram picture!



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!





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!




Garish Gal is TWO!!


Two years of being in business. 

I would be lying through this keyboard if I said that statement doesn’t bring tears to my eyes. Owning a business is the best and hardest thing I have ever done. The sacrifices and stress seem to be endless, but then again so do the rewards.

When I started my business, I had really low self esteem. I was coming off of some major life changes and honestly didn’t know who I was or what I wanted. In the back of my head I had this aching feel that I wasn’t smart enough to do this. That I wasn’t good enough & that I was wasting my time and money.

Garish Gal has so proved me wrong in so many ways, but I think this is the most important. Not only has Garish Gal given me confidence I didn’t know possible, but it gives other women confidence. I started the business with the intention of reaching out to the outcast–that person who doesn’t necessarily mesh with what society or a small town says is acceptable. I guess I have always been that person–usually described as weird, or as I like to think, Garish.

I love when a woman comes into Garish Gal for the first time and finds something she loves, but is scared to try. There’s nothing quiet like that moment when she comes out of the fitting room and sees herself for the first time. That moment she realizes she looks great & can rock that which seemed impossible a few minutes before. She walks out of that little enclosed cargo trailer, bag in hand, with a new found confidence in her heart.

That to me, is worth everything. 


I want to thank everyone who has made Garish Gal what it is today. I don’t have the capacity to thank every single person in this post, but if I could I SO would.

Allie Ault, I don’t know what I would have done this year without your help! You love my business like I do & that is so incredibly special to me.

Marlee, you little beauty you, I love that I have such a great ambassador modeling Garish Gal clothes on the website. You saved me from having to do it myself (which I HATED) so I am forever grateful.

My Mom, Dad, & Grandpa for being my drivers, stand in help, support, and advisors. The moment I told you all I wanted to start a business, you were there offering any help AND you still are. I demand a lot and you all have an amazing way of meeting those demands no questions asked. I love you all to the moon & back a billion times.

I know I am forgetting people, so I am sorry if I miss you! BUT know I am beyond grateful for you!

LAST, but certainly not least, Thank YOU –all of my amazing customers. There wouldn’t have been a year 2 if you weren’t so supportive of GG! To thank you, use promo code 2CUTE for 30% off all day today.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Praying for another amazing year of blessings & success! Thanks for allowing me to do what I truly love. 




Phil. 4:13

Fresh For Fall


In case you can’t tell, I love fall fashion. Shockingly, I don’t love Summer. I hate to sweat and I don’t like wearing shorts–at all. So my Summer wardrobe involves A LOT of dresses.

However, as it is now AUGUST, I am officially allowing myself to reach for my Fall transitional pieces. Yes Ladies, that means fur vests, flowy dresses, and booties. I couldn’t be happier.

So as you could assume, Garish Gal fashion is at its’ best during the Fall. I go overboard with great Fall pieces that can easily transition into Winter. After all, Garish Gal is about great wardrobe staples that you can wear all year around.  So let’s dive into some of this Fall’s upcoming trends you MUST invest in.

  1. The Colors: Olive Green & Oxblood

We have seen these colors really start to stick for Fall year after year, which isn’t surprising because these two are great for almost any skin tone. I LOVE olive green (or military green) because it really accentuates my green eyes and tan.  Oxblood is a beautiful deep plum color that screams Fall to me. I love how great it looks with tan OR black booties. Both of these colors pair well with denim, which is obviously important. Below are two of my favorite options available at Garish Gal right now.

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Olive Kimono $28                                                  Wine Lace Kimono $38

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Open Shoulder Plum Dress $45                     Wine Turtle Neck Dress $38

2. (Faux) Fur Vests 

I live in Faux Fur Vests from Fall into Winter. I love how a fur vest can dress up an outfit and also add a little edge. I love adding a fur vest to a shift dress to create a shape and break up the straight up and down of a shift. I also love that it keeps me a little extra warm on the chilly days. Garish Gal has A LOT of options when it comes to fur vests. I strongly believe that each fur vest works differently with particular outfits and looks.

The ivory faux fur vest is supposed to look a little more elegant and soft. I had this the first Fall/Winter I was open and it was the first item I ever SOLD OUT of. So I am loyal to this particular style. It looks great dressed up over a dressier dress during the holidays or with a sparkly short for a holiday party.

Then there are two versions that are meant to look more like fur without actually being a real fur. One is a cropped version, which I love over flowy dresses or rompers. This version is going to look super cute without being overbearing or too much.  It also looks great with a flowy top and denim.

Finally, the third faux fur vest is a longer-real looking fur. This longer version is great for leggings or denim! I love how you can wear this version so casually every single day (don’t judge me if you see me do this!).

Figure out which look you are going for and check out the below options. These faux furs are low maintenance and great quality so they won’t look ragged like cheaper versions. Invest in quality like these and you will be able to wear for years to come.

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Ivory Cordova Vest $52

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Belting Fur Vest $54

3. Plaid

I love the deep, dark, rich colors in the Fall plaid’s for Garish Gal. I don’t do a whole lot when it comes to plaid with GG, because plaid will be all over in every store. That being said, I do like to make sure they are special pieces–like the plaid long maxi. I love that it is a great transition piece and looks amazing with booties. This is the ultimate Fall look to me. Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 11.30.41 AM.png

Carraway Plaid Maxi $68

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Fremont Plaid Shirt $48

4. Pleather

Have I mentioned how much I love Fall Fashion? Pleather is another MAJOR FAVORITE of mine. I wear pleather/leather all year around. Whether is is pleather shorts in the Summer, (P)Leather leggings in the Spring, or  a (P)Leather jacket for Fall & Winter, I am always wearing and adding to my collection.  I love the edge it adds to my look, it gives me a confidence I can’t really explain. Essentially, it is a way to wear my sassy without having to be sassy all the time.  When it comes to pleather, I am always looking for the best quality, so you will only find the best pleather in Garish Gal. If you want to be able to wear something for years to come, a good pleather is necessary. Otherwise you will find yourself buying new pleather jacket to replace the old instead of buying a new version or color.

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Feeny Dark Elm Pleather Jacket $68

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Roddy Pleather Legging $54

5. Geometric Prints

Geometric prints are a great way to add a little pattern to your look. If you’re like me, you usually stick to the basics and solids.  I love adding this vest over a pair of leggings to make my look a little more fun. I REALLY love this intarsia geometric aztec wide body sweater is AMAZING with leggings! This is one that I am REALLY excited to wear ALL Fall/Winter long–so sorry in advance. Finally, this reversible intarsia cape is EVERYTHING. I love that you can wear it more than one way with more than one look. If you get tired of one side, just flip it inside out and wear the other version. SO you actually have 2 capes for the price of 1. This will be another Fall/Winter Staple for me as well. The quality with these geometric print sweaters and vests is GREAT. Have fun with these prints and bring some vibrance to your look!

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Belatrix Geometric Vest $58

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Neville Geometric Sweater $58

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Severus Cape $72

Obviously there are a lot more Fall trends I could touch on, but these are my favorites that are available in the Garish Gal Fashion Truck RIGHT NOW!

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