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Julia Hengel's life sounds fantastic. The SF-based blogger behind Gal Meets Glam grabs her morning latte at Rose's Cafe on Union, wears fabulous clothes, and —from the looks of her Instagram— passes her weekends in locales where every hour is magic hour. It's good work, if you can get it.
Most of us will never get paid to model the perfect all-day outfit, but we can still snag Julia's killer style, thanks to her 16-hour day picks on Piperlime. Hengel was back at it this week, picking transitional looks for the Gap-owned website. And her choices work for non-bloggers, too.
Julia says, "Since I work from home and do spend a good amount of time at my computer, I want something that's comfortable but still professional for when I have to leave for meetings, shoots or events. I usually start my morning off with a breakfast meeting or grab a cup of coffee … My afternoons are usually filled with emails, calls, meetings and shoots. This has me anywhere from my desk to downtown and anywhere else in between! I always have a pair of pumps ready to throw on and head out the door (but I still like to keep flats in my bag if I know I'll be walking a longer distance). My day usually ends with an event and a late night dinner with my husband or girlfriends."
Coffee. Meetings. Minus the photo shoots, that sounds like a pretty normal workday, right? So for an easy day-to-night look, Julia suggests a blazer, silk blouse, pants, and heels. That's nothing surprising —we've all worn a blazer and heels to the office— but Julia demonstrates how the details in each of those pieces can make an outfit special. Her blouse? A silk, sailboat-printed number from Equipment that nods to a classic San Francisco pastime. Her topper? A white blazer instead of office-drone black. And those heels? Two-tone d'orsay pumps.
Suddenly, office casual separates seem interesting, right? Just don't spill your coffee on the silk shirt or the white blazer.
· 16-Hour Style [Piperlime]
· Gal Meets Glam [Official Site]
· What Does It Cost to Own All of Gal Meets Glam's Piperlime Picks? [Racked]