This is a post that I am over the moon excited about. My blogging bestie Julia just launched her new collection of dresses. Julia clued me on her dream of a dress line one of the first times we hung out and ever since there it’s been such a wonderful journey to watch from the sidelines as she made the dream a reality. Every time we see each other in person, I’ve gotten a little peek into the progress. I don’t even know the half of it and I can tell you that she has put everything into this collection and it shows.

It’s not “just another blog collaboration,” it’s an actual business that I predict will crush it. Retail is definitely going through some tough times right now and as unfortunate as it is to see brands and business that have been around for decades struggling, there is a huge opportunity for new brands and lines to emerge… and thrive. Julia’s collection falls into that category, in my very humble opinion. (And I’m not just saying that because I love her!)

I had high expectations because I know Julia was going to go all in, but even still, the real thing is even better than I could have imagined. The dresses are stunning in person and every detail was considered. The line goes from 00 to 20 with everything under $200. You can shop the collection on their e-commerce site, Nordstrom.com, and 40 Nordstroms around the country. There are exclusives for each though, so be sure to check out both sites out if you want to make sure you’re seeing every dress available.

Julia was so sweet and actually named a dress after me. Of course, the “Carly” dress couldn’t be more “Carly.”

Gal Meets Glam Collection Review

I am obsessed with the silhouette. It’s so feminine and ladylike. It couldn’t be more flattering, too with the perfectly placed belt. I want to wear it all summer long.

Gal Meets Glam Carly

Carly Heitlinger

The flutter ruffle sleeves are 100% my favorite part of the dress; it’s such a well thought out detail and juxtaposes the sleek fit of the dress.

Gal Meets Glam Ruffle

Gal Meets Glam Collection

(Please excuse the goosebumps… I would have photographed the dress in Antartica if it meant showing off my friend’s new business!)

Gal Meets Glam Gingham Dress  Gal Meets Glam Dress Line

Gal Meets Glam Collection “Carly” Dress (c/o) // Wicker Handbag // Scalloped Heels // Similar Bangle // Similar Necklace

I recommend using the given size chart before placing your order. I found that the sizing was true to size, aka it’s not vanity sizing (hallelujah!). I am wearing a 0 in the “Carly.”


Erin Lucy

Such a beautiful collection! I debated between this one and a few others for a while. It is so perfect! Also before I even saw the name of this dress I thought of you!



It’s too funny, because I ordered the Samantha dress! It’s perfect for me!


Me too me too!!! And I could not agree more! I absolutely love the Samantha dress and the Carly dress could not be more fitting for Carly!


Beautiful dresses! I just ordered 4 from Nordstrom including this dress. Your wonderful blog has been dangerous for my bank account 😂


Just ordered this dress for a wedding shower! It’s perfect!


Those dresses look amazing! I’m planning on buying the Yvonne and Samantha dresses for weddings I’m attending this summer!


Absolutely love all of them – and how inclusive the sizing is!


This dress is stunning! I’m so happy for Julia and for all the hard work that she put down to make this collection. 🙂


When I saw this dress in her Look Book I KNEW this was yours.. and looks darling on you. I ordered this morning, might order more 🙂

Sarah A.

As soon as I saw the “Carly” dress on Julia’s site I just KNEW it was named after you…and here you are wearing it! It looks great on you and so perfectly “you”! Julia did an amazing job!


These are all GORGEOUS! As we knew they would be. Need to pick one out ASAP 🙂


Oh my goodness, Julia’s line couldn’t be more “me” if I were designing a line myself! I have been so excited for the launch of her line, not just because I knew her dresses would be gorgeous but to support her and see her dream come true just touches my heart so much! And… I may or may not have gone a tad overboard on ordering dresses!


All of her dresses are stunning, I’m truly blown away by what an amazing job she has done! I love this dress, and how sweet that it was named after you!!

xx Julia



Hi, i lové this dress, did you know Whats thé size 0 is on european size . I m french and i worry about takong thé drone size so it s always best to have reviews. Thanks


Thank you Carly. The size guide is good but i found nowhere the dress lenght and i m 5.8 so i always Check this information before purchasing dress.😉

Southern & Style

Every single one of these dresses that I have seen are so classic and beautiful, great designing for sure! I also love that she included a wide size-range!

xoxo, SS

Southern and Style

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