What is Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus fritattas.” – Leslie Knope
Happy GALentine’s Day! This year, Melissa of MelSanV, Christina of Closet Luxe, and I got the festivities started a little early and met up a few weekends ago for brunch and a style shoot in the city. Before our brunch, we headed to the Style Lend HQ to get glammed up. The ladies at Style Lend graciously allowed us try on and select our dress of choice (getting to try on unlimited designer dresses? Hello, #PRINCESSSTATUS!). For brunch, we went to a little place in the Dogpatch called Piccino. The food was divine and the company even better!
Galentine’s Day was pretty special this year because I got to celebrate it with these two ladies! We’ve grown close over these past few months. Not only are they amazing and talented bloggers, but they’re also real gals with integrity. Making friends here in SF was a slow start for me, which is why I feel so lucky to have met them – keep reading for our meet-cute stories!
I really loved this Galaxy dress by St. John. Getting to try on dresses at the Style Lend HQ was definitely a pinch-me moment!
How Carrie Bradshaw does Melissa look in this skirt?! I’m obsessed with Melissa’s chic and edgy style. She’s always willing to try out new styles and trends and rocks to hell outta ALL of ’em. Melissa and I met at PoshFest back in November and by the end of the weekend, we decided that we were friends (LOL). We instantly bonded over being DINKs (double income no kids!), our obsession with French bulldogs, and our new West Coast lifestyle. I love this girl dearly!!!!
Christina is to epitome of ladylike elegance in this Three Floor dress. She’s the master of high-low wardrobe mixing and I’m obsessed with her classically polished style! We met at our first #BLOGGERSWHOBRUNCH and became fast friends. And those shoes! Christina has the best shoe collection! Gurl, you’re doing everything right.
I feel so fortunate to have these wonderful gals in my life! Happy Galentine’s Day to all my friends, both near and far (and some very far!). I love you all!!!
Photos by Emily Malan
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Thanks again to the lovely ladies at Style Lend for lending us our gorgeous dresses! I cannot wait to use them for my next event! As a special offer to you, use promo code: GALENTINES (expires March 4, 2015) to receive $15 off your next dress rental! Click here to rent: Melissa’s skirt | Christina’s dress | Julianne’s dress