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[UPDATE: This story was originally published on January 7.]
We like to utilize this time of year to reflect on all the style strides we've recently made. One of our favorite S.F. fashion wins of 2012? Becoming the home of the poised and super-polished style blogger Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam.
With bright, upbeat outfits, a shining personality to match, and an obvious love for the bold — not to mention a totally-devoted fan following — she's the obvious choice to show us some super-fresh, copy-worthy ensembles for a brisk Bay Area winter. Oh, and we got the newbie local to give us the inside scoop on her favorite spots in her breezy Marina 'hood, her whirlwind year, and what she has up her well-dressed sleeve for 2013.
Photographed by Maria del Rio
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