Garish Gal Family Photos

I wanted to share some of my family photos that were take by local Indiana Photographer Halee Betzner! She is insanely talented!

My sister, mom, and I wore Garish Gal clothing for the pictures-kind of by force, kind of not! I loved that each of us could find something that we felt comfortable & looked good in! That is what my aim is for Garish Gal-any age, any style, & any body type can find something they love!

I hope you enjoy our family pictures and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

 

Merry Christmas ❤

I am so looking forward to my favorite time of year with my favorite people! #familyfirst

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xo-

M

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Personal Style: Guest Blogger Jennifer Dale

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Please welcome our guest Blogger Jennifer Dale.

Jennifer is a long time friend of mine and is featured as a model on the website!

She is going to enlighten us on how shopping at Garish Gal has made great style easy and affordable for her!

Hi, my name is Jennifer and I would definitely say I’m a garish gal. My personality is very loud and spontaneous, but I am not very girly. Growing up with three older brothers, I have always been kind of a tomboy. I was never really into fashion, but as a new college graduate it has become more important to me.

I would describe my style as plain Jane, but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to dress up every now and again! The Garish Gal blog is a constant reference for me. When I am not sure how to wear something or what I should wear, I know I can always find inspiration on the Garish Gal Blog. Garish gal has plenty of clothing items to fit every personality type, even mine.

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This blue long sleeve top is a perfect casual piece to go with my favorite kind of bottoms: jeans. The crochet-like open shoulder adds a sexy touch without being too revealing. This shirt could be worn on so many occasions in every season of the year.

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This romper is one of the most comfortable clothing items I’ve ever worn. It could be very casual alone, or you can dress it up with a jacket or fun jewelry. I love that I can wear this piece in the winter and transition it into the summer.

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This teal skirt is my absolute favorite. It’s bright color shows my bold personality and can draw attention from across the room. The love the way it accentuates my waist, and the pleats add a fun touch to the material.

Needless to say, Garish Gal makes finding and wearing great fashion easy. Even for people that aren’t totally into fashion, there is always something I can find that I love!

Don’t forget that for every $150 you spend, $25 goes towards funding education to projects all over the world.

 Check out all of these pieces at Shopgarishgal.com

Use promo code NewYearNewYou25 for 25% off your entire order now through January 12th, 2015.

Thanks again!

Jennifer

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

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

Garish Gal Does Halloween

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The older I get, the less I feel like dressing in something funny or overly sexy.

So here are a few fun ways to dress up for Halloween the Garish Gal way.

FYI- All of the props (i.e hats, swords, gold coins) are from the dollar section at Target!

Pirate: I love this look (mainly because this is what I will be wearing!!). The leather skirt really goes well with what a pirate would wear! By adding the pirate accessories, we finish off the look!

Devil: This is a different take to the typical devil. Red is a hard color for me to wear, so by adding the black leather hot shorts and ivory fur vest to the cross back blouse, it creates a different but still sexy devil look. The devil headband is a look finisher!

Army Girl: This is SO cute! The camo blouse, pleather ivory perfect tank, and the black skater skirt is a fun way to be a contemporary army gal! Add an army hat and a killer pair of boots to complete this look!

Ring Leader: This look so reminds me of the Britney Spears song, so of course I am in love! The gold lurex jacquard shorts, perfect tank, ring leader hat, and a pair of heels make for a perfect look!

Frankenstein: Who says Frankenstein can’t be hot? These jogger leather track pants and black fur vest are great way to beat the cold weather for Halloween. Finish the look with the Frankenstein mask & our pretty cream blouse!

Cop: Leather & Handcuffs are the perfect cop combination. This black pleather jacket, black and white blouse, and pleather shorts are an updated cop outfit! Instead of grabbing bracelets, grab handcuffs & a police hat to complete the look!

The great part about all these looks is that you can wear them in your every day wardrobe!

Go to shopgarishgal.com to grab your Garish Gal Halloween look!

Use promo code HapHallo for 15% off all of these items!

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