Julia Engel is proof that you don't need to use a party invite as an excuse to look fabulous. The Bay Area beauty is a master at adding a glamorous touch to everyday looks by simply using her smart styling techniques — hence the name of her blog, Gal Meets Glam.
- What she selected for her laydown: "I really focus on what works on my body, and if I'm drawn to something and it happens to be a current trend, then that's awesome, but I don't buy pieces just because they're necessarily in season or everybody's wearing it. But obviously [my style] is influenced by the products that are out there right now."
- What she's giving this holiday: "I'm mixing it up based on the activities they like to do, and I really like to give something that's out of the ordinary. Like a really beautiful dinner for my in-laws, or just something really thoughtful. I think that's more meaningful than something that you know they could easily toss."
- What she's constantly searching for: "I shop for everything online, just because I find the selection is so much better, and when I can't find my size [in the store], I can usually find some other online store that carries it."