If you aren’t already obsessing over the Gal Meets Glam Collection, let me help with that!
Launched in April 2018 by blogger and influencer Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam, her vintage inspired, ultra-feminine line of dresses for everyday, smart-casual and formal dressing continue to wow each mid-month when the newest additions to the Collection are debuted. This month the line has expanded to include petite sizing, a new color in the silk scarf line, and skirt and jacket sets.
As a more recent reader of two years, I have been drawn to Julia’s blog week after week by her impeccable style. Never afraid to put her own tasteful twist on the classics, she – and her style – is something I’ve been able to connect with and admire. Her brand, images, style and adventures are inspiring!
Today marks the launch of the September additions to GMG Collection and I wanted to share a few of my absolute favorites with you, plus some insights on fit and quality of materials.
It’s now September and that means Marine Corps Birthday Ball season is fast approaching, with some happening as early as October! Dressing for the Ball seems simple enough. It’s a black tie event, which means non-service members should be either wearing a floor-length dress if they’re female, or suit and tie or tuxedo if you’re a male.
Those aren’t my rules, they’re straight from the MCCS website on proper ball etiquette but if you need further validation, ask the nearest General. Just kidding.
For many families, Sunday dinner is a big deal and perhaps the best meal of the week. I have been so swamped with my school schedule/kids/house and my helper/husband has been out of town for the last three weeks. As a result of double the workload but not double the hours in the day, I have barely been able to get dinner on the table, let alone get an awesome dinner on the table.
“Not tonight”, I said to myself as my taste buds were screaming for something a little more satisfying than macaroni and bleh. As you could see from my Instagram story, this dinner was the exact opposite of “bleh” and I am so happy to share it with you guys! Our main dish was chicken breasts in the most mouthwatering white wine mushroom sauce, perfect creamy parmesan risotto topped with more delectable parmesan, and brussels sprouts with bacon – your new favorite side dish!
Following a busy but also strangely relaxing day in Edinburgh, we woke up bright an early and caught a cab bound for the center of Old Town. Our adventure today took us way outside of our temporary home city and all across the breathtaking Scottish highlands.
On Thursday, our last full day in beautiful London, we did as any good Anglophile would do and tried our first Afternoon Tea. After months of searching for the perfect venue, I decided on Hotel Cafe Royal and I am so glad I did! Because you don’t just pick any ol’ place to cross an item off your bucket list, my friends!
On the third day of our trip one of my worst fears came true. We overslept! It was awful but not as awful as the jet lag we were both plagued with after our overnight flight to London where neither of us were able to get a wink of sleep. In addition to being in a perpetual zombie-like state for a few days I was also dealing with vertigo, which I’ve never experienced before.
I’ll share how I dealt with vertigo, how we survived that flight and the 13 hour return flight in a later post. For now however, let me take you through our third day in London and what we did, saw, ate and the one thing I need to get back to London for!
On day two of our London adventure we woke up to a beautiful, cloudy, 60ºF morning…in July. Perfect summer weather if you ask the hubby and I!
Classic British weather for a visit to a classic British icon.
Hampton Court Palace has been #1 on my list of places to see in England for well over a decade now! I am a Tudor history nut, so it has always been my dream to visit the home of the infamous King Henry VIII and his six wives.
Great Britain has been #1 on my list of dream travel destinations since I was about ten years old. Way back then, a schoolmate brought back pictures of Stonehenge that his family took on their trip to England and at that moment a lifelong obsession was born. Though my ideal trip involved a month-long tour through all of England, I conceded to just four short days in London for the first leg of the trip and then another three days in Edinburgh. I am going to do a post for each day, filled with some of the hundreds of photos we took, detailing where we went, what we did and other exciting things like that!