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From L: Happy Thursday, Glitter Girls! Long time, no post. Sorry, but I’ve been BUSY…busy planning the best baby shower ever, that is!

As you know, J is expecting a precious baby boy in May. Her bridesmaids and I (with a little help from my sweet mother) showered the beautiful mom-to-be with a brunch at Cook Hall in the W Buckhead. Each one of us is so seriously excited to meet this little guy! Here are the deets and a few of our favorite photos:

Menu||all served family-style|deviled eggs|salmon tartare|jalapeno fritters|homemade ricotta on crostini|shrimp and grits|roasted cauliflower hummus|mimosas (most importantly!)|cupcakes

Flowers||hydrangeas|roses (courtesy of J’s sweet step-mother-in-law)

Invitations||minted

cupcakes
J had one request: CHOCOLATE
framed invitation
framed invite for J to keep
cocktail napkins
hostess annie found the perfect cocktails napkins
JB Shower Sign
hostess kati doodled a cute chalkboard to say “welcome”
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OH HI!
JB Shower Cousins
from L to R: Beth, Jay’s stepmom / Becky, J’s mom / Britton + Ali, J’s sweet cousins
JB Shower Girls
we all love Baby James already!
JB Findlay Rowe
gift from J’s aunts Audrey + Barbara of Findlay Rowe Designs
US AND OUR MOMS! <3
Jan (Laura’s mom) / L / J / Becky
JB M+M
Mo + Maggie
JB Girls
aubrey, one of the Dish girls, created this cute Insta frame for us!
jb hooray
J + JMBIV can’t wait to welcome JMBV in just a few short weeks!

J: dress (sold out. similar here + here) | shoes | earrings

L: dress | shoes

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flannel + floral + friday.

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The glitter life fall floral

The glitter life hobo wallet floral

plaid button-down (mine is from last year, but this one is super similar) // quilted vest (also available in black and red) // 7 For All Mankind skinnies // ankle boots // HOBO clutch (this floral is sold out, but we’ve got tons of other colors available)

We love pairing our plaid with a dark floral this time of year. And our new 7 For All Mankind Slim Illusion Mid-Rise Ankle Skinny is everything. Shop this look on Shop Sole Dish and take 10% off everything when you use the secret code GLITTER. Cheers to the weekend!

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#targetstyle: our favorite fall finds

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You guys know we heart Target – it’s great style at great prices, areweright? Both of us own this Target sequined-collar plaid button-down from two years ago, and we’re bringing it back this season. And since we have Target on the brain, we linked our top picks from Target for fall over on Shop Style. Click this link to shop, or like our photo on Instagram (@glitter_blog_xo) today and you’ll get a shoppable email sent to your inbox. And check out our other posts featuring Target items here and here and here.

L Sequined Collar
love this shirt so much, i wore it last week too…with a topknot to show off the collar.
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back to sole.

From L:

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hello!

BREAKING NEWS here in Georgia – it’s not raining today (at least not in Statesboro). I’m excited to be back at work at Sole Statesboro wearing some of my favorite pieces.

hi low sweater // spanx denim leggings // booties // HOBO bag }

You guys can take 10% off these pieces today at www.shopsoledish.com – just use the code GLITTER at checkout!

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find us online at Shop Sole Dish or on Shoptiques.
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it’s raining, it’s pouring.

Y’all.  It has been gloomy and rainy for weeks here in Georgia. Yesterday J practically had to swim to work. We’ve been wearing a version of  this rainy day outfit for what seems like forever.

L's Rainy Day Style
hunter boots // dl1961 “emma” skinnies // utility jacket // threads for thought tee // h+m scarf

Shop our favorite rain boots, skinnies, anoraks and plaid scarves here!

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look we love: striped tee + quilted vest

L + Joe
dropping off the cutest little crocodile at school on halloween.
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feeling this azalea lipstick right now.

This time of year, L can be found wearing a variation of this outfit almost daily: classic striped tee plus a quilted vest. Perfect for the weird weather we’re having right now in the south. Check out our favorites on Shop Style here, or use these links:

Striped tees: Classic Breton // Contrast Trim // Wide Neck // J Crew // Dolman Shoulder

Quilted vests: Ivory // Classic Marty McFly // Faux Fur Collar // Plum // Plaid // Barbour

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how to: translating flowers into fashion.

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{notes from the presentation}

From L: Last week I had the fun opportunity to speak to a floral design class hosted by our sweet friends at Colonial House of Flowers (you’ve seen their work here, here and here – to say that we are obsessed with them is an understatement). I was super excited to be included, but…what to talk about? Because while I admire (and purchase!) their work on the reg, I’m a total dunce when it comes to floral design. I *do* know a little about creating outfits, however, and the more I thought about it the more I realized that arranging flowers in a beautiful way and creating an amazing outfit share the same principles.

I used this gorgeous front door featured on the Pottery Barn Blog and created by Lavin Label with the help of Kelli Boyd Photography, The Vine, Camp Makery and Colonial House as my inspiration to create a fall outfit.

 

Double Front Doors
{THIS DOOR}

After I finished drooling over these double doors, I got to work translating the floral design into a fall outfit (below). You can use floral design to inspire your fashion, too. Just follow these four principles…

Laura + Mannequin
{just a girl and her mannequin}. on mannequin: clothing + boots available at sole statesboro. on l: french connection sweater, spanx denim leggings, sole leopard heels (sold out).
  • First, build a basic structure or line using classic shapes. Monica of Lavin Label started with circular wreaths of classic greenery, which provide a great canvas for creativity. Of course, it helps that they’re hanging in front of gorgeous double doors! Similarly, I created the foundation of the outfit using three classic styles that work for a variety of ages and body types: a chambray button-down shirt, a corduroy A-line skirt and a cotton crewneck sweater.
  • Second, use rich, in-season neutrals. Fall provides the most amazing range of colors. Monica’s palette included navy, green, burgundy, gold, cream (floral examples include rose hips, amaranthus, bittersweet, olive branches and David Austin garden rose). I used the same palette for our outfit: the camel skirt references the matte gold stool, the cream scarf stands in for the cream roses. The olive anorak provides the “greenery,” and tan riding boots mimic the dark wooden doors and bronze lanterns. Originally I used a rich merlot HOBO clutch for the purple trailing flowers, but it sold at Sole right before the class, so I subbed in a ruby one. #improvise
  • Third, add texture. In both floral arranging and fashion, the more texture the better! Monica used natural branches and berries to create texture both on the wreaths and on the steps. I used skinny-waled corduroy, wool, and cotton cable-knit to create textural layers in our outfit. Cool-weather fabric offerings provide a wealth of texture – try tweed and cashmere, too.
  • Fourth, add points of focus. Light is essential in all design, whether home, floral or fashion. Monica added flameless candles in recycled glass lanterns, which plays off the subtle shine on the accent stool. The cream roses provide a point of light in the wreaths. We used a plaid scarf (any print creates interest) and added sparkly earrings to draw the eye upward. A note about sparkle: we absolutely believe in bright jewelry for day, no matter what the season…but it looks especially rich in the fall and winter when the rest of our palette gets darker. Other ways to add sparkle include a sequin top (ground it with a navy wool blazer or tweed jacket and jeans), a metallic leather clutch, and a pretty brooch pinned on a blanket scarf.

Key points to remember when creating your own masterpiece, whether floral or fashion:

  • Layer, layer layer textures and colors
  • Always include a point of focus or levity in your designs – Colonial House tucks tiny plastic animals into terrariums and other arrangements, and they make us so happy!
  • More is more this time of year – colors can be richer, go for more texture, add plenty of sparkle.

Fashion Credits: Sole Statesboro (@solestatesboro) and The Glitter Life (@glitterblogxo)

Double Door Styling and Photo Credits: the creative geniuses at Lavin Label, Camp Makery, The Vine, Kelli Boyd Photography and Colonial House of Flowers. Be sure to follow all our awesome friends @lavinlabel, @campmakery, @colonialhouseofflowers, @vinegardenmarket @kelliboydphotography and @colonialhouseofflowers on Insta!

Class dismissed!

 

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friday five | best foot forward.

Fall. Has. ARRIVED. Is your wardrobe ready? Most specifically… your footwear? Let’s ensure you have a well-rounded shoe collection for Fall 2015:

Pumps | Go from day to night. Jeans to dresses. Whenever, wherever. Shakira Shakira. In these fun bow pumps.

hm pumps

Sneakers | Your get up and GO (in style) shoe.

Vans Slip On

Booties | Every girl needs a pair of tan suede booties for every day wear. A small, block heel is key for optimal comfort.

Lulu's Booties

Cut Out Booties | We’re obsessing over this trend. A super flattering twist on the classic bootie.

Lulu's how you slice it

Riding Boots | A closet staple every year. Go ahead and splurge on a good pair. They will never go out of style!

riding-boots

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caped crusader.

Q: What’s the “it” outerwear item for F/W 15?

A: The cape.

This year they’re are running the gamut from casual, knit numbers to more structured, sharp versions. Our favorites:

CASUAL

J likes the softer, knit versions – just add boots and a bag. Casual, comfy, chic.

Cape1

Cape12

Cape2

Cape7

Cape3

Cape4

Cape5

DRESSED UP:

L prefers structured capes with a suiting feel. Paired with skinny denim and

heels, these capes are the new blazers.

Cape6

Cape8

Cape14

Cape15

Cape16

Cape17

Cape9

Cape10

Cape11

Cape13

What’s your favorite caped look?

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