Category Archives: FRINGE

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


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!!


Back To School Organizing

OMG, only 3 more days left of summer… I don’t think I’m ready for this!! Last week when I got back from my summer in Chicago, I realized I didn’t have much time until I was going to be busy with school work so I got on top of making all my appointments and thank god I had a planner to write it all down and keep straight.

Yes I did say a planner… I do understand iPhones have a calander and it’s super easy to add events, but I am someone who HAS to see things written down! But of course a boring planner is just not going to cut it for me, so here’s a couple things I like to do to make my planner different and make organizing in a planner a little more fun!

I found this basic (but super cute) planner at target and thought I could totally make this even cuter, with adding a touch of fringe! So keep reading to learn how to make back to school organizing a little more fun! Above are the things you’ll need, all from Target!

I bought my tassel, but if you can’t find one or they don’t come in the color you like, they are super easy to make and here’s a great tutorial for you all from Lula Louise!

Anyways to start, I got my tassels and tied it to the side of my planner! Doesn’t get any easier than that!

I love washi tape and found these fun colors and patterns and thought they a perfect alternative for highlighters! I thought it would also be fun to cut little arrows to point to put next to a few of my appointments! There are so many fun printed washi tape and they just bring a little life to any planner! I also like using post it notes for when I need to add in some info, like for my doctors appointment I looked up the address and put it on a post it note and just placed it by the appointment time!

The washi tape is also great for the monthly calendars for when you have to make note of a long period of time, for instance, fall break!! Can you tell I’m already counting down the days for a couple days off of school!? LOL.

Comment and let me know if you have any other fun ideas to make back to school organizing a little more fun! Happy first week of school for all you that are starting school this week!! Xo

#SSCHI – Simply Stylist

This past Saturday I was lucky enough to attend The Simply Stylist Conference in Chicago! Of course, it was nothing short of FABULOUS! The speakers were all SO inspiring and I was able to meet so many great people!  Here are some photos of these day of fashion and inspiration!

My OOTD: Tunic: Free People, Denim Shorts, Heels, Vintage Louis Vuitton, Coin Necklace

Host (on the left) Catt Sadler! (Left to Right) Annie Finch, Allison Cooke, Stephanie Mark, Wendy Nguyen

I can’t explain enough how amazing this panel of women were! All so passionate about what they do and never stop at getting to where they want to go! Can’t thank Simply Stylist enough for picking such amazing women!! Xx

 The Rooftop of the Dana Hotel, AWESOME view!


An Awesome (and also greatly priced) perfume from Cocktail Perfume!

Speakers Corri McFadden from eDropp-Off and Heidy Best from BeClothesMinded

A group of all the girls at Jess’s (from Jess & Jill) Blogging 101!

Saturday was a day for the books! If you are any bit interested in working in the fashion industry or wanting to start blogging or even just want a day of some inspiration from amazing people, you need to go to Simply Stylist! Xx