New York Bridal Bootcamp

I’ve been on a workout kick; basically bridal bootcamp here in New York. If you know me at all, you’ll know that I hate working out. But I just recently I’ve found a few classes in New York City that I love, and I’m feel motivated: spinning at Soul Cycle and Core Fusion Barre at Exhale. Ugh, my legs are so sore that I am walking around like a sumo wrestler. It hurts so good! (But so bad). So, here I am, taking a day off from the gym, and searching the web for the cutest and best workout necessities around and sharing with you my workout playlist!


Asics Running Shoes | Lululemon Crops | Sephora Hair Ties Evian Mineral Water Spray | MZ Wallace Tote | Haviana Flip Flops

Girl Avant Garde on Instagram

Hola and Happy New Year! I’m back from my end of year hiatus and I apologize for going MIA for these past few weeks. The end of the year was pretty much crazy between my new job, wedding planning, and traveling to Chile. So that’s why I wanted to share with you some of my recent Instagram photos, in case you’re not already following along! It’s been much easier for me to update my feed more regularly there. But don’t worry, I don’t plan to leave you again for that long – I have lots in store for 2014 here on the blog, including more traveling posts (hello, honeymoon!), wedding posts (bachelorette party 2014!), and of course some fun outfit posts along the way. Stay tuned! xoxo

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Jewelry for the Holidays

uncommon goods

1. Bright Earrings 2. Tree Necklace 3. Birch Cuff 4. Stone Ring  5. Golden Ring 6. Jewelry Holder 7. Love Bracelet

In case you’re in need of some last minute gifts for the holidays, I’m here to tell you that you can’t go wrong with jewelry. (But hopefully you already knew that). One of my favorite places to buy unique items lately is Uncommon Goods because everything is made in the USA, it’s high quality, and it’s fabulous products. I’ve partnered with Uncommon Goods to share my picks for some handmade jewelry that is currently topping my holiday wish list! Cheers!

This post was sponsored by Uncommon Goods, however, all opinions are my own.

#DSW Shoe Hookup: Shoe Giveaway


Guess what! As promised, I’ve partnered up with DSW to give away $50 toward your choice of shoes. There will be 5, I repeat, 5 winners! AND…then…5 runner ups will each receive a copy of Kelly Cook’s “Do you Speak Shoe Lover” (which, I’m sure, if you’re visiting Girl Avant Garde, you do fluently.) The giveaway will be open until December 14th at 11:59pm. Just enter using the rafflecopter below. I will announce the winners shortly after!

Good luck! And make sure to come back at the end of the week to see how I styled my most recently acquired DSW shoes!

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Winter Shoe Wishlist

Tra la la la la, la la la la. Guess what!? In honor of the holidays, I’ve teamed up with DSW (and 49 other bloggers) to giveaway 5 pairs of shoes. During the month of December, DSW will be giving away over 250 pairs of shoes….and you can win 5 of them here. Be sure to check back on December 11th to enter!

In the meantime, I’ve put together my winter shoe wish list. I am currently lusting after snowy silver loafers, animal print heals, and neutral colored booties. What’s on your wish list?

See below for the calendar of giveaways*


1. Ralph Lauren Silver Loafer  | 2. Steven by Steve Madden Leopard Pumps | 3. Via Spiga Cut Out Booties | 4. Madden Girl Brown Booties | 5. Diane Von Furstenberg Black Booties | 6. Miu Miu Reptile Leather Pumps | 7.  Mix No 6 Burgundy Booties | 8.  Alice & Olivia Sparkly Platforms 

12.2.13 – 12.5.13 - Shoe Smitten
12.3.13 – 12.6.13 - My Fashion Juice | Belle de Couture | Gentri Lee
12.4.13 – 12.7.13 - Alterations Needed | The Chic Street Much Love, illy
12.5.13 – 12.8.13 - Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Shoes | Pink Avenue | Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins
12.6.13 – 12.9.13 - Jadore-Fashion | Fashion Snag | Melanee Shale
12.7.13 – 12.10.13 - High Fashion 4 Less | Fashion Fling | Denim Debutante
12.8.13 – 12.11.13 - Jimmy Choos and Tennis Shoes | Oh So Glam | Corals + Cognacs
12.9.13 – 12.12.13 - Kimmy Erin | Crystalin Marie | Sandy A La Mode
12.10.13 – 12.13.13 - My Own Blog Review | Around Lucia | Trend Hungry
12.11.13 – 12.14.13 - Stiletto Beats | VintageorTacky | Girl Avant Garde
12.12.13 – 12.15.13 - Behind the Seams | Fancy Things Blog | Dearest Lou
12.13.13 – 12.16.13 - The Fashion Poet | Let it Be Beautiful | Mae Badiyan
12.14.13 – 12.17.13 - Good, Bad, and Fab | Kel & Kate | The Frugalista
12.15.13 – 12.18.13 - Fashionably Broke | Little Miss Fearless | Modly Chic
12.16.13 – 12.19.13 - The Fashionista Next Door | Studs and Sapphires | Britt + Whit
12.17.13 – 12.20.13 - Living in Color Print | Love Fashion, Love Life | A Mom in Red High Heels
12.18.13 – 12.21.13 - Fashionable Hostsess | District Sparkle | Crowley Party