My All-Time Favorite Dress + Two Beauty Favorites
Outfit Details: Fit and Flare Sundress | Rattan Circle Bag | Gold Ankle-Strap Sandals | Sheer Lipstick in Rose
I’ve said it once (and by once, I mean a million times), and I’ll say it again: dresses are the best. As much as I love styling a cute outfit, there’s nothing better than literally taking a fabulous dress out of your closet, slipping it on, adding shoes, and walking out the door looking gorgeous. That’s why I don’t spend a little more money on a really good dress. Dresses are an entire outfit in themselves, and I know that I’ll get way more wear out of one nice dress than five cheap t-shirts. Plus, they save me time and energy when I’m getting dressed in the morning, which is priceless to me! Now that I’ve written yet another long-winded intro, here’s my point: I’ve found my all-time favorite dress.
I gushed about the new Gal Meets Glam Collection dresses when they first launched (also here), and I have quickly fallen head over heels for the brand. So far, every dress from the collection that I’ve tried on has been absolutely beautiful and great quality, but this stunning sundress is the fairest of them all. It’s comfortable, versatile, and figure-flattering, and I swear I get more compliments when I wear this dress than any other piece of clothing in my wardrobe. It was absolutely worth every penny, and I will absolutely be purchasing more Gal Meets Glam Collection dresses in the very near future – especially since there are GMG dresses on sale here and here!
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So you’re probably wondering what makes this line of dresses so special? Most importantly, the dresses are impeccably designs to be timelessly elegant and figure-flattering, but they also have the most amazing details. This floral dress has a gorgeous linen floral fabric that hangs beautifully, feels extremely comfortable, and is versatile enough to wear to a variety of events. The stress also has pockets (AMEN!) and the cutest little bow tie in the back. It sounds simple, but it’s really harder than it looks to find a dress that’s made with great-quality fabric, fits like a dream, and has functional features. You can tell that Julia Engel put a LOT of thought into each and every design!
So far, I’ve worn this dress to graduations, work events, date nights (it’s husband-approved!), family dinners, and on our trip to Hawaii. Every single time I’ve paired it with simple accessories because the dress itself is beautiful enough to stand on its own. I love pairing it with this circular woven rattan bag and my favorite gold ankle-strap sandals. All three of these items are 100% worth the money and will last you for years to come. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve worn this bag and these shoes, so they’ve absolutely been worth the investment!
Gal Meets Glam Abigail Fit and Flare Sundress | available at Nordstrom and Gal Meets Glam Collection
Woven Rattan Circle Bag | available on Amazon
Metallic Gold Ankle-Strap Sandals (color is Jute)* | available at Shopbop, Nordstrom, Amazon, and Sam Edelman
Tarte Aspyn Ovard Eye & Cheek Palette | Available at Ulta
Sheer Lipstick in Rose | Available at Goop and Beautycounter
Photos by KT Crabb Photography
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Two other things that I’m 100% obsessed with are the lipstick and eyeshadow I’m wearing in today’s post. I’ve been trying a lot of new makeup lately, and these two products have really stood out among the crowd. This rosy-pink sheer lipstick (I’m wearing the color Rose) has just just the amount of color and shimmer to wake up your complexion without looking too unnatural. It has enough moisture to feel good on your lips, but it isn’t so glossy that it leaves your lips feeling sticky.
It was one of two colors I brought with me on my three-week trip to Hawaii and Alaska, and I loved it with each and every outfit.It’s honestly just a great everyday lip color that doesn’t require too much effort or fussing. Plus, I love that it’s made with 100% non-toxic ingredients! I’ve had this lipstick for nearly six months now, and I am on the verge of needing a new tube. As someone who owns far too many lipsticks, that shows you how much I use this particular shade.
Oh, and I have to mention how absolutely beautiful the packaging is. It’s a high-end lipstick, so I expected it to have nice packaging… but OMG it’s so pretty. The gold stripes are so elegant, and it has the perfect weight in your hands. Maybe you have to be a makeup junkie like me to appreciate lipstick packaging haha, but I promise you it’s just as functional as it is elegant. The tube never gets stuck, and the lipstick is cut in just the right shape for easy application. It’s the little things that make a big difference!
And now I present to you the world’s most beautiful eyeshadow palette. I mean, look at that rose gold mirrored packaging with floral print?! Packaging doesn’t get more beautiful than this palette, folks. Plus, the colors are just PERFECT for everyday wear. A lot of times, you’ll buy a palette and realize you can’t wear 75% of the shades on an everyday basis. You won’t have that problem with this limited-edition eyeshadow palette from Tarte and Aspyn Ovard.
It’s unbelievably wearable, and I guarantee you that each and every color can be worn day or night, at home or in the office, if you want a casual or a fancy look. Plus it comes with a pretty blush and highlighter to finish your look. Tarte makes some of my favorite eyeshadows, and I find the formula of this palette to be blendable and easy to use. Tarte eyeshadows are always a little powdery in my opinion, but I’m telling you, they are sooooo beautiful on the eyes! Just tap off your brush before applying, and you won’t have any issues.
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Makeup GiveawayI loved both of these products SO much that I bought an extra set for you guys! YOU make this website a reality, and I want to try to find more ways to thank you throughout the year. Your support means so much to me, and if there’s ever anything I can do for you, please send me an email or shoot me a DM on Instagram. If you’d like to enter to win the eyeshadow palette and lipstick shown above, simply complete as many or as few entries as you’d like in the giveway widget below. Good luck, ladies!
If you’re looking for even more beautiful dresses, click any of the images below to shop!
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Items marked with an asterisk (*) were sent by PR for consideration. All other items were purchased with my own money. This post contains affiliate links, which means I make a commission if a purchase is made after clicking through the link. These links do NOT cost you any extra money. I value your trust and only share products and companies I truly love!