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how to: pack for a quick trip.

Happy Tuesday, glitter girls!

We’re headed back to Las Vegas this afternoon for a quick trip to the MAGIC tradeshow. We’ll land tonight, work all day Wednesday, and head home to Atlanta on the red-eye late Wednesday night. We’re packing light this time. Our plan:

Tuesday: Meetings + Flight

We both have meetings Tuesday morning (including a vanity necessary stop at DryBar) before our flight leaves, so we can’t just schlub it. Skinny jeans and vests will do us right and take us all the way to LV.

Skinny Jean + Lace Tee + Fur Vest
image: e vanity

Tuesday Night: Drinks

Once we get to Vegas, I’ll keep the fur vest but swap the skinnies for leather shorts, the lace tee for a flowy top, and the boots for heels. Once key to packing light is to wear your bulkiest items on the plane. For me, that’s the fur vest and boots.

Fur Vest + Leather Shorts + Heels
L’s leather shorts are black, but you get the idea…image: wendy’s look book.

Wednesday: Tradeshow + Industry Happy Hour + Dinner + Flight

We always fight the urge to dress like twins when we’re together–our brains work the same way, so it’s tough! We’ll both be wearing versions of this cute, layered outfit for the tradeshow, happy hour at BCBG, one of our fave vendors, dinner and flight home late Wednesday night.

Leggings Outfit
image: bexa style diary.

The Packing List:

skinnys // lace tee // fur vest // scarf // pashmina (for the plane) // black leather shorts // peachy flowy top // nude heels // black leggings // oversize tunic // gray suede boots // leather jacket // striped tee and extra sweater (you never know!) // curling iron //dry shampoo // notebooks and office supplies // phone charger

The Luggage:

We both have a version of the same Coach duffle, which is no longer available. This is probably the swan song for L’s duffle, though–ten years of weekly trips have taken their toll. Any suggestions for a replacement purchase?

old faithful.
old faithful.

The Manicure:

We’re both wearing Essie Sand Tropez, a perfectly neutral shade that won’t show chips during our whirlwind trip.

Essie Sand Tropez
essie sand tropez is our go-to shade for travel.

We’ll post pics of our trip (and our outfits!) on Friday. Until then, be sure to follow our twitter feed @glitter_blog_xo for behind-the-scenes pics of MAGIC.

XO

L+J

PS – For more outfit ideas, check out our Pinterest boards Layers We Love and Leather Shorts–EEEK!

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get organized: nail polish.

Happy Tuesday, glitter girls!

“Get organized” is no doubt on your list of New Year’s resolutions. Ours, too. We decided to start small, tackling our nail polish collections.

We 1) have a LOT of nail polish, and 2) use it every day. The bottles are so pretty that we hate to hide them, and we definitely need easy access since painting our nails is a nightly occurrence. This is what we WISH our collections looked like:

Essie Nail Polish Shelf
heaven.

Here are some other, easy ideas to organize your own.

Nail Polish Lazy Susan
spin the wheel! use a lazy susan to keep polish upright.
Nail Polish Caddy
place neatly in acrylic drawers with your tools.
Nail Polish Vase
store all your bottles in a pretty vase.

What we decided on:

Nail Polish Tray
J’s keeping her polish collection on a pretty tray in her living room.
Nail Polish Vase
L went the vase route, using a Kate Spade rose bowl to top a stack of design books.

How do you organize your polish? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo

X0

J+L

P.S. Check out this Glitter Guide article for more ways to organize your beauty products.

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