Service Saturday

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Today for Service Saturday, Garish Gal is teaming up with Project 117 to bring Christmas to their students & staff! Their Christmas boxes are $15 for a single box and they are still in need of 30+ boxes!

Today only- when you spend $60 at Garish Gal (online or in the mobile boutique) Garish Gal will donate a Christmas Box to Project 117!! So make a difference today by grabbing your girlfriends and Shopping Garish Gal to give Christmas to the amazing children at Project 117 that are truly deserving of a great Christmas!!

Feeling the pull to do more for these kids? Find out how to sponsor a classroom at Project 117 here!

 

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M

 

Steal vs. Splurge

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At Garish Gal we pride ourselves in finding great quality, fashion forward pieces, at an affordable price!

Our buyers are constantly looking for products that look like higher end pieces without that insane price tag!

So it is only fitting that we share our Steal vs. Splurge inspiration!

1. Pleated Midi Skirt– A lot of readers have asked how to wear a midi skirt without aging your look. Finding a great midi skirt can be challenging! If you aren’t sure about the whole idea, spending a lot of money on a trendy skirt doesn’t seem logical. However, instead you can grab our version of this skirt at a MUCH better price. Tibi has a great midi skirt, but the price is at bank breaking status. At Garish Gal, we were looking for a great, comparable piece that doesn’t leave you without grocery money for the next month or two.

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2. Jogger Pants– The athletic trending jogger pants have become a fall/winter staple this season. BB Dakota has a great, budget friendly version that is easy to wear and extremely comfortable. Current/Elliot has a couple of pairs in their current collection that are a little more pricey, so grabbing the BB Dakota pair is a no brainer.

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3. Pleather Shift Dress– This is one of my favorite dresses in my closet. I literally wear it all the time. In warmer weather I throw on a pair of heels and wear it to dinner. Since the Midwest chill has set in, I usually throw on tights, a cardigan, and a scarf to warm up my look (like pictured below). True Religion has an extremely similar looking shift dress for a lot more. On Garish Gal, Rodella is $57 on sale!

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4. Envelope Skirt– I love this update to the pencil skirt. Still work appropriate, but also sexy- this skirt is a great wardrobe add. Alexander Wang has a beautiful blue envelope skirt that the model is casually wearing. This skirt body is great because it can be worn to work, or worn as a casual look. Alexander Wang has a similar version that will cost you a pretty penny to test out this trend.

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Use promo code NewYearNewYou25 for 25% off of your purchase at Shopgarishgal.com !

As always, when you spend $150 at Shopgarishgal.com, we use $25 of your purchase towards funding education projects around the world!

Garish Gal- Fashion with a Future!

xo-

M

Garish Gal’s 9 Holiday Essentials

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There’s nothing more I love to do than make my Christmas List!

I don’t care how old I am, I will always have a blast making my List & checking it twice (three times, four!)!!

Here at Garish Gal, we have compiled a list of 8 Holiday Essentials that you NEED on your own list!

1. Lady in Red– This pleated red dress is the perfect mix of sexy and sweet. The fit and flare body creates a great shape flattering dress that works for each unique body type. I love throwing on a fur vest, blazer, or fur jacket on with this piece. Adding fur is a great way to elevate the piece for a holiday or work party.

2. Fuzzy Sweater– AMAZINGLY comfortable, soft, and warm! This sweater is a great wardrobe staple for the winter weather. Having that great go to sweater makes this piece not only a great gift for you, but also a great gift for friends and family too! Trust me they will love you for gifting them this sweater!

3. Jumpsuit– I love jumpsuits, but I am very picky about how they fit! However, this particular jumpsuit fits amazing. The adjustable straps allow you to control the length of the jumpsuit. The pants fit as a straight leg that hit right at the ankle. The mesh back creates a sexy feel, but still covers up a strapless bra!

4. Metallic Top– This holiday season metallic is everywhere!! However, if you aren’t sure about this trend, investing in a crop like the above for a great price is a great way. I love pairing this top with the Rise & Shine Midi Skirt. This would also look amazing with a solid black pencil skirt (like here).

5. Midi Skirts– These midi skirts are to die for! I love how simple they are to wear. You can even transition these into your spring wardrobe. You can throw on a sweater with these midis and wear them to work with a blouse. Another great way to wear midi skirts is to combine them with crop tops! I love how the midi’s are styled on Shop Garish Gal as classy crop tops. There are many ways to do crop tops, but by playing them up with the right skirt, it makes all the difference.

6. Grey Denim– I have never tried Sanctuary denim before, but I can now say I am a total believer. These are super comfortable and allow for stretch. They fit very true to size! The zippers add an element of edge to the look. I love that the grey is a winter mix between your summer white jeans and regular jeans- making the grey a great transitional piece.

7. The Perfect Legging– I am always looking for non sheer leggings that are thick enough to keep me warm during the cold Midwest winters. Sanctuary has done an incredible job of fixing that dilemma! I’ve actually bought a pair of these for myself. They are great for tucking into boots or for wearing with slip on sneakers! These leggings make a perfect gift!

8. Statement Tops– Statement tops are an easy way to create an outfit for work or play. They can dress up a great pair of denim for a day at work or throw over a pair of leggings, knee high boots, and a blazer for a fun night out look. The sequin one is a great color way to pair back to most any bottoms. I love the back detailing on the rose top, but you also should check out this amazing mixed media tweed top.

9. Garish Gal Gift Certificates– If you are still struggling to find that perfect present for that special someone, a Garish Gal gift card is always a great fix! Quick, easy, no hassle! Show your Garish Gal just how much you love her!

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, spoil yourself and others with gifts from our Holiday List!

**Remember to shop Black Friday thru Cyber Monday at Shopgarishgal.com to receive 30% off of your ENTIRE PURCHASE + Free shipping on gifts over $50! 

More importantly, in this time of giving, remember that Garish Gal ALWAYS gives $25 of your $150 purchase to education funding projects around the world. In case you forgot, this retail quarter our donations will be going to Project117 which educates the left behind in Haiti!

Happy Holidays Garish Gals!

xo- M

Trend Reporting: Athleisure Wear

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One of the cutest, but possibly hardest trends to wear right now is athleisure.

Athleisure wear is clothing that is gym to the office chic.

Top brands like Chanel have kicked off the trend with their Fall 2014 ad campaign that shows models in chic gym clothing.

So how can you rock this trend? Easy!

At Garish Gal we have quite a few pieces that are on trend.

We have a Blank NYC faux leather version that is great for adding edge to this look. These I love pairing with a graphic tee or a fun sweater for colder days.

We also have another style from Jack by BB Dakota that is a french terry sweat track pant. They look great with a solid blouse and our Ganley faux leather jacket.

You can dress these pants down with flats and graphic tees OR you can dress these up with a pretty blouse and heels.

Above are some great inspiration pictures I found for you to play with this look!

Check out ShopGarishGal.com to add this trend to your closet!
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!

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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

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