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spotlight: mamie ruth.

One of the best parts of owning a boutique (or two) is discovering and supporting new designers. Our favorite up-and-coming line is Mamie Ruth, designed by Georgia native and Georgia Southern University alum Emily Bargeron. We began carrying Mamie Ruth at Dish back in 2010, and since then the line has exploded on the fashion scene. Mamie is now in over fifty stores in the US! We’re proud that we were one of the first.

We love that Emily has a truly unique point of view: her designs mix tribal prints with retro shapes with free-spirited abandon. For Spring 13, Mamie references Mexico and the Day of the Dead celebration. These blanket shorts epitomize the collection.

Mamie Ruth Shorts
mamie ruth blanket shorts {$74}. call 912.871.3989 to order.

Emily visited Dish a few weeks ago to hand-deliver our spring Mamie styles (love this girl!) and spend some time meeting our customers.

Mamie Ruth Trunk Show
in addition to our spring delivery, emily brought a few”trunk show-only” designs for our customers.
Mamie Ruth Spring
color, color and more color for spring.
Emily Bargeron
mamie ruth designer emily bargeron.
Mamie Ruth Jewelry
the mamie ruth line also includes jewelry hand-crafted by emily.
Mamie Ruth Esme Shorts
L wearing Mamie Ruth “Esme Retro” shorts. love the pom pom trim! {$74} call 912.871.3989 to order.

Click here for more coverage of the Mamie Ruth event on Bohemian and Bag, an adorable blog written by Colleen McNally (another local talent!).

Today is the first day of spring! Celebrate by getting your garden on with these tips from the lovely Lauren Conrad.

L+J

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isty bitsy, teenie weenie…

We have a mid-week treat for you, Glitter Girls…

It’s finally warming up here in Georgia, and that’s got us thinking about a vacation. Actually, it’s got us thinking about bikinis. L and I are super excited to share our favorite swimsuits from Dish. We picked these out months ago in Vegas and were *beyond* excited when they arrived at the store.

L*Space stole our hearts last year with their fringe bikini tops and beautiful prints. This year, they’ve upped their game with braiding and a super sssssexy reptile print that matches their solids.

L*Space Bikini
image: South Beach Swimsuits
L*Space Torino
we adore the bright chevron print on this string bikini. image: l*space.

Our newest swim line, Malibu Gossip, delivers major style at totally affordable prices. each piece is around $30, and everything mixes-and-matches. Images: Malibu Gossip.

Malibu Gossip Nomad or What
get the l*space fringe look for less with this malibu gossip suit.
Malibu Gossip Orange Dream
we went gaga for this pretty print. coordinating solids also available.
Ipanema Flip Flops
pair your suit with a printed (but neutral) pair of ipanema flip flops.

All swimwear and flip-flops are in-stock at Dish. Call 912.871.3989 or email orders@shopsocialdish.com to order. We can also help you with fit information and advice!

Need a easy/safe tan before you hop into one of these adorbs bikinis? Answer: Yes. Check out our self tanning tips here.

What will you be wearing to the beach this spring/summer? Share your ensembles with us on Twitter and Instagram @glitter_blog_xo.

X0

J+L

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recap: MAGIC.

Hi, glitter girls! HAPPY FRIDAY!

We’re back from a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas for the MAGIC apparel trade show. We had a blast, but more importantly we scored some seriously great inventory for Social and Dish. We also used our trip to launch The Glitter Life Instagram feed (@glitter_blog_xo). Thank you for all the “likes” and comments on our pics! Now, for the details…

MAGIC by Numbers

Number of hours we were gone: 39

Number of room-to-suite upgrades: 1 (thanks to the awesome staff at the Rumor Boutique Hotel!)

Number of new lines picked up: 7 (more about that later!)

Number of glasses of free champagne consumed: 8 (hey, there are two of us.)

Number of outfit  changes in airport or hotel bathrooms: 3

Number of things L left at home: 6 (comb, q-tips, laptop charger, business cards, socks, stapler)

Number of free bracelets scored: 6

Number of times we typed “#roadtomagic” (the official hashtag of the show) into our Twitter and Instagram feeds: 89

Now, for our journey in pics.

Travel Collage
champs with jay and our friend rebecca at mirko the night before // packing light // a stop at dry bar for pretty hair // dressed for the plane ride // hummus and a glass of wine after a long trip // we made it through security wearing all of this // rumor boutique hotel // upgrade // bye bye hotel, we’ve got work to do
MAGIC Collage
it’s official // loved these colorful bracelets // rifling through the racks // crushed on these flats // this “joe” bracelet joined L’s arm party // bright silks for summer // can’t wait to get these nude patent wedges in // clutches // view from the vip lounge
MAGIC Collage 2
bcbgeneration lounge // printed leggings for fall // our boots got a workout // threads 4 thought booth // swag // palm tree // photo booth // we heart our bcbgeneration sales rep raleigh // done, finally
Travel Collage 2
our luggage // pretty orchid in our suite // we were so tired… // but our hair wasn’t… // project at mandalay bay // obsessed with these kicks at the airport // home sweet home for j // truth // long drive back to statesboro for l

Whew! Did any of you go to PROJECT, ENK or MAGIC? We’d love to hear about your trip! Tweet us at @glitter_blog_xo. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo.

Next week we’ll meet some more glitter girls and give you a summer/fall preview for Social and Dish. xoxo

L+J

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behind the scenes: spring 2013 photo shoot

Happy Thursday, glitter girls!

Just finished up Part 1 of the spring photo shoot for Shop Social Dish. We’re pretty psyched about these photos! Our model looked lovely (despite a recent bout with the flu–BEEN THERE), and it cheered us up just to see these bright spring colors. We hope you enjoy this (un-edited) behind-the-scenes look!

Photo Shoot 1
artichoke bcbgeneration shorts + basic white button down + navy blazer + ankle boots + envelope clutch
Photo Shoot 2
mint skinnies + bcbgeneration tank + denim jacket + zebra heels
Photo Shoot 3
white 7FAM shorts + costa blanca ruffle tank + tulle jacket + melie bianco bag
Photo Shoot 4
level 99 lavender skinnies + chambray shirt + denim jacket + rampage boots
Photo Shoot 5
fuchsia lace shorts + ivory tunic + olive vest + rampage boots + classic shades
Photo Shoot 6
emerald skirt + striped tee + pearls + ankle boots + melie bianco bag
Photo Shoot 8
yours truly, behind the camera.
Photo Shoot 7
we were all losing it by the end of the shoot!
Photo Shoot 10
we tried to make this coral jacket work, but ultimately we nixed it.
Photo Shoot 9
our tiny “studio” doubles as my office.
Look List
our cheat sheet.

We’ll have the finished product up soon on Shop Social Dish. What do you think? What’s your fave spring look?

XO

L+J

Special thank to our beautiful model, Brooke Smith, and our (also beautiful) assistants Chelsey Navin and Mekensie Jackson. All styles shown may be ordered by calling 912.681.4008. Select styles are available at www.shopsocialdish.com.

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behind the scenes: atlanta gift mart.

Happy Monday, glitter girls!

J and I had a fantastic weekend in Atlanta, shopping for Social and Dish at the Atlanta Gift Mart. Just like when we went to MAGIC in Vegas, we’ll let our behind-the-scenes pics tell the story…

Lucky May + Apps
we started our weekend off with a strategy meeting (reading Lucky Magazine for inspiration!) and appetizers at j’s house.
Essie Sand Tropez
of course we had to have matching nails for the weekend: sand tropez by essie is the perfect nude.
Leather Shorts + Sweater
headed to dinner in faux leather shorts,  fisherman sweater and heels from social.
Tweed Blazer + Lace Skirt
J in an H&M tweed jacket, Forever 21 lace shorts and Jessica Simpson heels.
Ahi Tacos
these ahi tacos at del frisco’s grille were amazing.
Black Eyed Pea Hummus
i’m going to try to recreate the black-eyed pea hummus that came with these pickled vegetables.
Books
we’re super excited about these entertaining books we ordered for dish.
White Tree
we fell in LOVE with this white tree. we’ll use it to display jewelry at social!
French Bull Dishes
these bright French Bull dishes were a no-brainer for dish.
French Bull Dishes
this display sent us on a (ultimately successful!) search for red tables.
Wooden Display Shelf
we loved this rustic shelf for a store display.
Snakeskin Sawhorse Desk
when we hit it big, we’ll set up an office with matching snakeskin sawhorse desks (two’s company).
Cheese Plate
we munched on cheese and had some wine at silver linings, one of our fave showrooms. there’s a reason we scheduled that appointment for 430pm. #happyhour
Champagne...on tap
met up with some of our Atlanta friends at lure after our last showroom appointment. champagne on tap? sign us up.
Scallop Skewer
we each ordered one of these delicious scallop skewers for a quick bite.
White Wicker Chair
we started our saturday at IKEA, searching for store fixtures. how cute is this white wicker chair for displaying pillows at dish?
Ikea Pod Chair
i almost bought this cool pod chair for baby joe–it has a little shade you can pull down, like a cocoon!
Mirrored Chest
we got a little distracted shopping for ourselves at z gallerie.
Hummus
finished our shopping with a late lunch at yardhouse in Atlantic Station. hummus and an ahi salad…yep, we order the same things everywhere we go.
Ahi Salad
ahi crunchy salad.
Patio at Yard Haus
it was a gorgeous day in atlanta, so we enjoyed the patio and a glass of wine. cheers!

Whew! What do you think of our inventory picks for Social and Dish? Did you eat anywhere amazing this weekend? What color were your nails? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo!

XO

L+J

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