New Look


Finally! The new Vanilla Fringe website is live and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you all!  Since I took over Vanilla Fringe (in January) I haven’t changed much of Shae’s info to my info! It’s funny, I would have people who didn’t know me well but had seen VF ask if I liked to go by Gabi or Shae! Or sometimes I’d be asked if I was a guest post the blog! So I’m excited to finally have a new about me and have my own style brought to the website, while of course keeping Shae’s original VF inspiration in mind! So today’s post I thought it would be fun to do a little Q&A in celebration of the new site, so here we go!


Wearing │ Black Jeans :: Free People // Black Tank :: Free People // Halter Lace Bra :: Free People // Collar Necklace :: Thrifted [similar here]

↠How and when did Vanilla Fringe get started?
Vanilla Fringe started in 2012 by Shae, who I like to call the OG of VF! Shae is my older cousin who I’ve always looked up too, and when she got a new promotion (and engaged!) she asked if I would like to take over, so of course I said yes! So in the beginning of 2014 I took over Vanilla Fringe!

↠Is blogging my full time job?
No! I am actually a full time student at ASU studying Design Managment, plus a MIT at Free People, and also a design intern at Bloguettes! So VF is something I love to do on the side! And because I do have a pretty busy schedule I usually post 2-3 times a week, so check it out every Tuesday Thursday and sometimes [depending on the week haha] Friday!

↠5 things in my closet I couldn’t live without
-My favorite pair of ripped skinnies
-A panama hat // my solution to any bad hair day
-My favorite white tank // my go to basic
-This bag // its my whole life in it!
-A good pair of everyday boots


↠How would I describe my style?
Messy but put together, comfortable but stylish, & simple with statements!

↠Who are my style muses?
So so many but my tops :: The Olsen twins / Gillian Zinser / Blake Lively and Erin Watson—in my book, they can do no wrong!

I can’t even describe my excitement for this site! And my favorite part about the new website you ask, I can finally respond back to comments! So come on and bring on the comments, can’t wait to talk to you!! Hope you love the site, and let me know what you think Xxo


For Love

Wearing: For Love and Lemons Dress, Sam Edelman Platforms, Coin Necklace, Flash Tattoos

There’s not much to say about this post but wow, because that’s the only word that comes to mind when I look at this dress. I had been wanting this dress ever since For Love and Lemons came out with their spring ’14 lookbook!! Little to say I was very excited when I had an excuse to buy it for Shae’s Rehursal Dinner!

Which, if you missed the post about her wedding, check it out here it’s a good one :)

They Got Hitched: The Ori’s

Alright, so over Labor Day weekend Shae (original VF) got married! Can I just start by saying, if this isn’t the best looking couple you’d ever seen, I don’t know who you all know!  Not only were they the best looking couple ever, their special day was flawless. Full of beautiful flowers, a lot of whites and cream, lots of guests and of course an overabundance of love. This day was too good not to share.

If you’ve ever dreamed of a barn wedding, this wedding would have been  your dream wedding! It was beautiful, my Aunt Robyn didn’t miss a thing.   The entire day was picture worthy, so of course my camera was by side! So here’s a round-up of just some of my favorites things!!!

The bridal party got their Green Lake (GL) love on with t-shirts and mimosas while getting ready!

My little cousin Katie was one of the tumbleweeds (instead of flower girls, love it!) and if this picture doesn’t melt your heart, I don’t know what will!

Vintage furniture was set up around the venue for cocktail hour! How cute were these homemade lace hay-sack seat covers. I mean, seriously… who thinks of this? LOVE!

Another picture of the tumbleweeds outfit, because I can’t get enough! The dress and necklace were all made by Paris Montana

These signs were made for the flower girls to hold and run around the dance floor! It was adorable!

^^ Are you drooling yet?

Like I said, it was an amazing wedding and I am so happy I was able to be apart of Shae & Mark’s special day. It was seriously a weekend to remember! If you want to check out any more pictures from the wedding/weekend via instagram, the hashtag #GLisforlover was used!!


Flower Child


Wearing: Tank Dress Free People, Belt Free People, Child of Wild x Flash Tattoos

Oh gosh! So sorry for the lack of blogging, but I’m back! I just recently started up school and work again and actually just got an amazing internship (will be posting about that soon!)  I am super busy with it all and so I have decided I’m going to start post Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and… hopefully Friday’s! 

Anyways, can we talk about this headpiece? So amazing & it’s all thanks to the beautiful flowers used at Shae’s wedding. I  loved them so much I had to snag  a few and use them for something! And yes… I SAID SHAE’S WEDDING! AKA THE OG OF VANILLA FRINGE FINALLY TIED THE KNOT to the most amazing man ever (I know you’re reading, love you Marky!) last weekend! 

It was the most incredible wedding I have ever seen! I don’t want to spoil too much because come back Thursday and you’ll get to see how amazing it was with the pictures I have from the special day! It will be a blog post you wont want to miss!! Consider my flower headpiece you’re little sneak peak… You’re welcome ;)


Talk to y’all Thursday! Xoxo