January 31, 2013

Closet Essentials

When I’m stuck in a rut with the clothes in my closet (I think everyone goes through this, right?!) I always go back to the basics. Some of my closet essentials are: a classic tan trench, a leather jacket, a striped tee, buttery soft blouse, the perfect jeans, a fun bag and comfy shoes (that are functional and cute). You really can’t go wrong with any of the combos above- I already have some pieces but would definitely like to add a colored leather jacket and those polka dot sneakers! I always find that the classic pieces are the ones I wear the most, so buying a little better quality will make them last after years of being worn.

Gap Trench
Theory Leather Jacket
Saint James for J. Crew Striped Tee
Equipement Blouse
Current/Elliott Jeans
Clare Vivier Leopard Bag
Loeffler Randall Sneakers
Elizabeth and James Booties

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January 30, 2013

Boyfriend Blazer

Blazer Vince/ Top (dress worn as top) c/o Style by Marina/ Shorts Eight Sixty/ Tights Target/ Trench Gryphon (also here)/ Necklace c/o Stella & Dot/ Heels Jimmy Choo

One thing that I don’t touch that much on here is how Thomas and I both have picked up photography through blogging. Neither one of us had ever used a DSLR camera before starting the blog. I saved up and bought my first camera thinking I was going to have these amazing, clear photographs right away. Boy, was I wrong! It was so much harder than I had ever imagined and there was so much to learn! Thomas and I would both watch countless Youtube videos and read photography blogs, trying to learn the basics and grow from there. It’s a learning process and there will always be more to learn, but I’m so proud of where we have come in our photography skills. It’s something that is not only beneficial for the blog, but life in general. We both love capturing images- I love taking pictures of inspirational things and documenting memories, while Thomas enjoys nature and landscape.

Thomas takes almost all of the pictures for Gal Meets Glam, except the occasional home decor pictures and has really mastered the skill of portrait photography. He really is the one who knows what he is doing over here, while I’m still learning from him! With that being said, we are currently working on a post that will cover the basics of photography (mainly for bloggers) and would love to get some of your input so we can cover topics that will be helpful! What types of questions would you guys like us to cover? Is there any specific detail you would like us to elaborate on? Please leave any questions you guys have in the comments below or feel free to send me an email! :)

*We were having fun playing around shooting in black and white on Sunday!

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January 29, 2013

Crochet Poncho

Missoni Poncho (similar here, here and here)/ Zara Sweater/ Jeans Gap/ Chair CB2/ Throw Pottery Barn

This poncho is the perfect piece to lounge around the house in or to throw on in a rush (and still look chic). It’s a like wearing a blanket and the best part is that you can wear as many layers underneath as you want without looking bulky. Since it’s been getting so cold (and our place never seems to be warm enough) I like bundling up around the house. And speaking of our house, my new desk chair finally came! It’s that one I’m sitting on :)

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