Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam is one of the most recognized style influencers today. With a chic and polished sense of style and a strong eye for aesthetics, she’s a huge inspiration to many when it comes to fashion, beauty, decor, and travel. Engel knows what people want, so it’s no wonder when the holiday rolls around, we can get the latest trends, style tips, and even holiday gift ideas from the girl who always gets it right. Read on to see what she’s buying her loved ones this season and the best places to shop for it all.
- Who and what are you shopping for this holiday season?
My shopping list is quite expansive this year since we will be spending the holidays with Thomas’s family in California. They have a tradition I love that includes lots of stocking stuffers so I’m currently on the hunt for some unique, fun ones to share. I always love shopping for my adorable niece and since we’ll be spending the holidays with her, I know I will go overboard with toys and clothes like this red bow pocket dress and red toddler Hunter rain boots. I plan to give my sister Lauren her gift early this year, since she leaves for Ireland soon. Probably something cozy & warmto take with her. My younger sister always loves athletic gear, so these leggings and hoodie are on my list for her. My brother loves gadgets and technology. We’ve joked about getting him anAmazon Echo in the past to help him stay organized, and with all the different styles available this year, I think he’ll finally be receiving one.
- What are a few items on your wishlist?
My wishlist includes all of my favorite items from my Shop page on Gal Meets Glam, like this Tory Burch pink mini satchel, Alice + Olivia pink high neck coat, and Elizabeth & James peplum top. I’ve asked Thomas multiple times for a puppy, but I know deep down that I’ll have to wait until we move back into our home.
- What do you think Thomas has on his wishlist?
Thomas is a pretty practical guy, so gifts that he will actually use mean the most to him. He is a little obsessed with Darn Tough socks, so I know he’ll love these. And he could really use a new workout outfit like this shirt with these shorts.
- There are so many places to shop for gifts, but do you have a go-to spot to find the best items?
I love Cuyana because they have beautiful, timeless pieces that a gift receiver will actually use every day. I also love looking at the Net-A-Porter gifts section, if only for some inspiration. A girl can dream!
- What are your favorite retailers/brands on Shopstyle?
Just about all my favorite retailers are available on Shopstyle, like Nordstrom, Shopbop, Net-A-Porter, Club Monaco, Cuyana, Nike, Sephora, Senreve, Mansur Gavriel, Luisaviaroma and Lulu & Georgia. A quick search always leads to multiple options in my favorite brands and styles, including L’Occitane, Bobbi Brown, Stuart Weitzman, Alice + Olivia, Black Halo, Elizabeth & James, Theory and more.
- What have you bought yourself this season and how do you go about finding the perfect piece?
I’ve bought so many new pieces that I’m just pulling out for the holiday season. One of my favorites is this red jumpsuit that I just featured in this GMG Holiday Party Styles post. It’s so easy to wear no matter how I’m feeling or how the weather may be outside. Simple, yet chic. I would love to find a small black faux fur jacket to throw over it for a finishing touch (adding to my wishlist now!). I am also an avid user of sale alerts to find out first hand when my favorite pieces go on sale.
- Why have you decided to partner with ShopStyle?
I truly love how Shopstyle epitomizes the one-stop shopping experience in a sophisticated, yet easy to use platform that allows us to connect our followers directly to thousands of brands, no matter where they are, when they’re inspired by something they see and love.
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