1. Paris Book, Faux Fur & Essie Polishes
2. Jane on Fillmore
3. Kate Spade NY Planner & BaubleBar x Anthropologie Earrings
4. Gap striped jacket (on sale)
5. J.Crew Lama Sweater (on sale) & Reed Krakoff Bag
6. Gap Sweater & J.Crew Boots (on sale & additional 40% off)
7. Our living room
8. J.Crew Jacket & Hat (both on sale & additional 40% off)
9. Sunset from LSSI
10. Pretty cookies from Glossi Box
11. Fendi Bag & Miu Miu flats
12. Painting by Lauren Taylor Creates
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Faux Deer Head , Chandelier, Mirror, Leopard Pillow, Black and White Pillow, Side Table, Couch, Jute Rug, Leather Ottoman, Animal Coasters, Vintage Chairs, Faux Fur Throws, Pillow, Tufted Bench, Mirror
My husband and I have been in our apartment for a little over a year now and while we absolutely love it, there are a few things that we’ve been wanting to change. I’ve decided to move most of the ultra feminine and pink things into my office and make our living room more neutral with masculine touches. We decided on the color palette of white, cream, grey, black and camel. Most of the big pieces of furniture in our living room are white, so it’s easy to change the space with a few accessories and accents. We’re looking at updating our hand-me-down grey couch to this ivory one from Pottery Barn- after looking at hundreds of couches online and in stores, we finally found one we both liked! I also really love the idea of this leather ottoman from Serena and Lily to replace our coffee table and maybe a jute rug instead of our striped one. I’m also obsessed with these vintage chairs from Layla Grayce and have been searching for a similar pair at more budget friendly price point. Let me know if you’ve been anything online!
Here are some of my favorite pieces that are serious contenders for our new neutral space…
Taking a look back on the past year, I really can’t complain. There were ups and downs, like every year, but it might have been my favorite yet. Being out of college for over a year and a half now, I’m finally figuring out where I’m going and who I want to be. I’m setting real goals- one year, five year, ten year- that I’ll continue to work and strive towards.
One of the biggest things I learned this year was to take a step back from being online and live more in the moment. It’s so easy to get caught up in dreaming about “oh I wish I had this” or “I would be so much happier if I had that…if only, if only”. One day, my husband said to me, “Julia, the happiest people are the ones that are content with their present lives because you really can’t control the future”. While I love blogs, sites like Pinterest and Instagram, it’s easy to get wrapped up in comparing yourself to others. Something that I always tell others (and remind myself) is that people only share what they want to share. That usually only means the good happy stuff. That doesn’t mean their life is perfect. For me, I chose to write about personal style and beauty, two topics that I am passionate about and have an endless supply of energy to work on. However, that doesn’t mean that my life is revolved around these two things, the rest I choose to keep private. I hope that through my site, I can inspire others that connect with Gal Meets Glam to take a chance, try something new in their own everyday lives.
I am beyond grateful for every single reader that has ever come across my site. It is with your continued support that I am able to make content and work on my blog everyday. Without you, I would be on a completely different path in my life and probably wouldn’t be writing this post right now :)
Another thing I learned this year was to stop talking and start listening better. I try and always respond to as many comments and feedback (good or bad) that come my way. Regardless if it’s something I want to hear or not, I do listen and I do care. With that being said, this year, I’m planning on creating more beauty content and budget buy posts- every week!
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and hope everyone has a wonderful start to 2014 and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store!