friday five | necessities.

It’s back to basics this weekend, girls. When a new season rolls around, you realize you need a lot of NEW things and not just fashion “essentials”…

1. Glasses: Time to update those specs, girlfriend! We came across GlassesShop.com and scooped these adorable wayfarer tortoise glasses. BONUS: GlassesShop.com is offering The Glitter Life readers 20% off with code GLITTER20. Get your orders in!

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click here for the ludington wayfarer. totally adorable.

2. Moisturizer: Don’t let you skin suffer during these cooler temps. Lather on this moisturizer from Dermalogica and you’re golden.

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no blotchy skin here.

3. Polish: Essie has done it again {no surprise} with their Fall 2014 collection. “Take It Outside” is hands down our favorite shade.

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many manis will be had with this one.

4. Phone: The mad rush has calmed. Time to scoot into the apple store and upgrade to the latest and greatest. How else will we bring you these Instagram gems!?

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show me the gold.

5. Lip Care: There’s nothing better than Smith’s Rosebud Lip Balm. Scoop every flavor and thank us later.

weddington way | style challenge.

J: The Weddington Way bridesmaid style challenge couldn’t have come at a better time. As you know, I’m right in the middle of planning a wedding and L is my Matron of Honor! We haven’t started shopping for bridesmaid dresses yet (life is BUSY), so this was a great way to get my wheels turning on what look I’m going for. Behold:

Our wedding is at 7PM and black tie optional. This sleek, classic look totally fits the bill. Add a pop of color on the lip and voila! Perfection.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Be sure to check out the latest bridesmaid dresses from Weddington Way here.

weekend wrap up | chicago.

J: WOW. What a weekend. A group of girlfriends and I took over Chicago to celebrate Mary’s 30th. Here are a few snaps to sum it up:

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pre-flight presents! marge by mac for this Simpsons lover.

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first stop. pizza at Gino’s East.

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post pizza picture. <3

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annnd now we’re brunching. at chicago q. amazing.

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the cucumber margarita at bar takito is out of this world. highly recommend.

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until next time!

friday five | the windy city.

J: You guys. Tomorrow is my friend Mary’s 30th birthday! YAY! Here we are the night Jay and I got engaged. I hope she has that same smile on her face all weekend long in CHICAGO.

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HBD, MARES <3

We’re skipping town to meet up with our girls, Anny and Shaili, in The Windy City. I can hardly contain my excitement.

With that, here are 5 things that are on our agenda this weekend. As you will see, we’re eating our way through the city. Reviews to follow after we’re back and recovered.

1. Gino’s East: Mary’s first birthday request… to eat pizza at Gino’s East. She says it’s the best. I’ll be the judge of that.

2. Tanta Chicago: We were lucky to land a reservation at this Peruvian hot spot. Let’s see what this cebiche is all about.

3. Chicago Q: Who doesn’t love a good BBQ joint? The bruleed macaroni and cheese is calling my name.

4. Bar Takito: Just the decor in this place looks so fun. Already dreaming of a cucumber margarita

5. Bottlefork: This will be me: “One bag of sour cream donut holes, please.”

I have my BFF and Chicagoan, Anny Kitchen, to thank for this amazing itinerary. Stay tuned for trip pics on our Instagram page!

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J: As I was recently updating literally everything in my makeup bag (sometimes you need to just PURGE and replenish), I realized I needed a really GOOD primer. Guess what? Found it!

Dermalogica has done it again. Their redness relief primer (with SPF20!) soothes and leaves you with a velvety barrier for your makeup. It can also be used as a spot treatment for particular areas of redness.

Click here to purchase or, if you’re in Atlanta, visit their amazing concept space in Atlantic Station.

easy does it.

There it is, y’all. The crisp, chill in the air has arrived and we couldn’t be more excited… Excited to update our closets with cool weather essentials! Keep it simple, Sally. All you need are these fall essentials:

Solid long-sleeve tops for layers under blazers and vests:

love this high low hem from shopsocialdish.com.

love this high low hem from shopsocialdish.com.

Faux leather leggings are an absolute must. Pair with heels and a top for a night out or boots for running errands.

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another gem from BCBG via shopsocialdish.com.

While we’re on leather… we ALL need a solid leather jacket. They’re so versatile. Like literally go with everything.

zara hit it out of the park with this one.

zara hit it out of the park with this one.

Last, but certainly not least… boots. These babies are at the top of our list right now:

total perfection.

total perfection.

How are you updating your closets this Fall!?