MSGM Dress, American Apparel Hat, Prada Wedges (old, similar here and here), Banana Republic Bag c/o,

3 Years! Can you believe it? I started Gal Meets Glam three years ago. Wow, how time goes by so fast. Never did I think when first starting my blog that it would turn into my full time job. Looking back, I had no idea what I was getting myself into or what the blogging world even was. But little by little, I learned and grew and kept going because I loved my little corner of the internet, even if no one was really following. People ask me all the time “How did you grow your audience?” or “How did you get so many followers?” and all I can say is patience and time. Nothing comes overnight and if people like what you’re doing, then they come back. And they tell their friends. And their friends tell their friends. It’s funny to look back and see how I’ve grown, both personally and professionally, and the direction that I’ve wanted to take my blog. When I first started, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with, but as time passed and I grew with each new experience, I changed (as people do) and my blog did with it. Gal Meets Glam is a space of creativity, where you can come and get inspiration, dream, have fun and connect on a similar basis: a love for all things beautiful. I wanted to do a shoot for this post that embodies some of my favorite things- feminine dresses, fresh flowers, bike rides on sunny days, big hats and lots of color!

While I’m so grateful that I get to be creative and create my own path, I wouldn’t be able to do it everyday if it wasn’t for the love and support of each and every reader. So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You will never know how much your continued support means to me and how it keeps me motivated, inspired and driven everyday.

To celebrate three years, I’ve teamed up with Nordstrom to giveaway three gift cards to three lucky Gal Meets Glam readers!

One $1000 gift card - To enter, leave a comment below letting me know what you would buy at Nordstrom if you won.

Two $500 gift cards - To enter, follow me on Instagram (@juliahengel) and upload your most glam look using the hashtag #GMGTurns3

The giveaway ends Monday, April 21st and the winners will be selected at random and announced Tuesday, April 22st. Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered!

What would you do with the Nordstrom gift card if you won? Splurge on an expensive bag? A handful of new spring dresses? A few pairs of some drool worthy shoes? I know I would most likely buy a new bag- that way you can wear it with as many outfits as you want. I just have such a soft spot for a beautiful new bag. Here are a few of my favorites I’d love to add to my collection…


February 12, 2014

Gal Meets Glam At NYFW: Part 1

1. Wearing C. Wonder Jacket, Top, Jeans, Clutch & Booties c/o 2. I love this print on this cork clutch 3. A favorite dress of mine from the kate spade new york presentation 4. How sweet is this Lulu Frost embellished lip ring?! 5. Snapping pics for instagram 6. Saturday brunch at The Butcher’s Daughter 7. Wearing all blush pink to celebrate the launch of Porter Magazine 8. A picturesque moment in Central park 9. I loved this black and white dress on the Lela Rose runway

I’ve been in New York for a week now and today’s the last day of fashion week for me. I’m sharing a recap of the first few days over on C.Wonder’s blog, Inside The C, so head on over here to see more pics!

C. Wonder is also giving away a product of your choice to one lucky reader. To enter, all you have to do is head on over to my fashion week recap post on ‘Inside The C‘ and leave a comment letting them know what your favorite product was that I wore for fashion week or from the site.


Madewell Tee, Zara Skirt, Burberry Trench, Givenchy Bag borrowed from BlueFly, Saint Laurent Heels, Ray Ban Sunglasses

Vote & Win! This beautiful Givenchy bag traveled across the country where myself and four other bloggers styled it to our own signature look. Instead of doing a neutral look, I wanted something bright to go with the lively orange color of the bag! Now you can choose who styled it best and enter to win the bag yourself! Here’s how to enter:

1. Vote here (make sure to like the page first) for your favorite bloggers look and be entered to win a brand new Givenchy Nightengale Zanzi tote (a $2,180 retail value)
2. The blogger who rocked the bag best will get to keep the traveling handbag and will curate an exclusive selection of her must-have items on Belle & Clive that will be available to you to shop directly!
3. One lucky voter will be randomly selected to win the bag too! Tell your friends and get more entries

Voting starts today Friday, August 23rd and closes Tuesday, August 27th and I would really appreciate your votes! I know you want to win this amazing bag just as bad as I do :) The winner will be selected on Thursday, August 29th.