Happy (not so casual) Friday! This is a very special blog post to me. Exactly one week ago, Gal Meets Glam launched their dress collection. I have been following Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam) for a while now and I love everything she does. Her energy is inspiring, her style impeccable, and her business drive is mind-blowing. She has worked so hard to get from being a blogger to a clothing designer and now sells her line at Nordstrom. I'm a fan of her dresses, all of her work, but most of all, I'm a fan of her being an empowering example to women all over the world by showing what one can achieve with hard work.
As some of you know, I was in line at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue right when the store opened a week ago. The first 30 customers to buy one of her dresses would get a ticket to meet her on May 17 in Chicago (which also happens to be my birthday). Of course, I couldn't pass up the chance to be one of the first to see her collection in store and to get a chance to meet her.
It turns out, there were a few Gal Meets Glam fans at Nordstrom that morning. As soon as the doors opened, we all ran up to the third floor to be the first ones to see the collection. It was incredible! All the dresses were even prettier than they look online!
I immediately fell in love with the dress Evelyn and so it came home with me.
It's a beautiful spring occasion dress and would work perfectly for attending weddings, spring or summer evening parties, or any other events you would want to dress up for.
The fabric is wonderful. It's a bit heavier, thereby falling really nicely and being incredibly flattering. It's surprisingly comfortable to wear and it fits me like a glove. Usually, dresses with side cut-outs are very tricky for me but this one fits without any tweaks.
The neck bow adds a beautiful feminine detail but my favourite part of the dress...
... are of course the pockets. How many times do us girls find ourselves at a nice event wishing we had pockets to hide kleenex, mints, or any other essential items? Well, this dress has pockets and I could not be happier about it!
Gal Meets Glam also produces their own little scarves with each collection. I love adding scarves as an arm, neck, or purse accessory to all kinds of outfits.
What about these ones?