Tibi Top/ Tibi Skirt/ Lovers + Friends Dress/ Dannijo Necklace/ Dolce Vita Dress/ Sophie Hulme Bag/ Dolce Vita Sandals/ Juliet Dunn Coverup/ Ray Ban Sunglasses/ Miguelina Shorts/ Mara Hoffman Swimsuit/ Bob Basics Bag/ 6 Shore Road Maxi Dress/ Tibi Skirt

I’m heading to Mexico at the end of next week, so I’ve picked up a few last minute things from Shopbop’s Friends & Family sale. I had to add a new bikini or two and gauzy coverup to the mix, especially when there is 25% site wide. It’s the perfect time to score a few pieces for summer! The sale ends this Thursday, April 17th.

You can shop all of my favorites from the sale here…

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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…

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April 14, 2014

Red & White

Pickwick & Weller Tee c/o, J.Crew Jeans, Nike Sneakers, J.Crew Scarf, Vintage Belt (similar here), J.Crew Clutch, Illesteva Sunglasses

I used to only wear my sneakers with my work out clothes, but I’ve been pairing them with everything from jeans to dresses now. They add a relaxed, low key element that I love. I wear my black and white Nike Frees all the time, so now I can switch it up with some color. With upcoming travels and a knee surgery, I have a feeling I’m going to be living in both of them for weeks.

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