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picnic-ing.

Kate Spade Picnic Collage: The Glitter Life
L to R: call to action gia, pack a picnic basket, pack a picnic champagne box, pack a picnic wine tote, pack a picnic apple wristlet, call to action that’s the last straw terry.

Y’all. The weather lately has been amazing. HELLO, SPRING. We missed you. What better way to kick off the season that with a picnic? Kate Spade just released the most amazing picnic accessories we have ever seen. Scoop all one of them, whip up some egg salad sandwiches, and head to Chastain Park.

Which of our picks is your fave? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo.

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friday five: pick-me-ups.

We can’t lie. It’s been a long week. L has been sick, J’s been swamped at work, and the weather down south has been super depressing. So, in true Glitter Girl style, we’re planning a fun and productive weekend to shake these rainy day WEEK blues. Here’s our plan:

1. Decorate. A little Target-ing always lifts our mood.  A few pics of some recent Target finds..

Coral Pillow
this coral pillow adds life to L’s leather couch.
Nate Berkus Gold Bowl
L scooped this Nate Berkus for Target gold bowl during the holidays.

Have you seen the new and improved Threshold for Target collection? This iron wire table is a MUST have.

Threshold for Target
at $69, why not?

2. Make. Inspired by J’s recent purchase of a green guacamole bowl (from Target! we can’t stop.), we’re going to whip up this fresh Edamame Guacamole on Saturday afternoon and cross our fingers for patio weather. Just add pita chips and a cocktail.

Edamame Guacamole
image: two peas and their pod.

3. Makeover. Our closets, that is. L’s closet is jammed with hangers, and J’s bedroom is a maze of laundry piles. Inspired by this article on Lauren Conrad and this post on Cupcakes and Cashmere, we’re going to at least START spring cleaning our closets.

Messy Closet
before: yikes.
Organized Closet
this is the “after” we’re going for. image: cupcakes and cashmere.

4. Shop. Now that we have some room in our closets, we’re going to reward our superior organization skills with a few spring wardrobe purchases. What? We deserve it! Our picks:

Floral Button Down
L: i’m obsessed with button down shirts, and this pretty floral will energize my trusty navy blazer and white denim. gap.com.
BCBG Madria Sandal
J: I’m reeeally feeling this BCBG Madria Sandal. Pair with white jeans or shorts… done.

5. Nails. What would our Friday Five be without a new nail color? J’s picking up Essie’s Bikini So Teeny at lunch today.

Essie Bikini So Teeny
at least our nails will be springy in this sparkly, cornflower blue.

What are y’all up to this weekend? Tweet us or Instagram us @glitter_blog_xo!

XO

L+J

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friday five: spring denim.

Scratch your weekend shopping itch with one (or all!) of our top five spring denim picks. Here we go, from skinny to wide-leg…and one awesome pair of shorts.

1. Level 99 Janice Ultra Skinny Jean in Canyon Rose

Level 99 Janice Jegging Canyon Rose
call 912.871.3989 to order. image courtesy of level 99.

2. Level 99 Liza Skinny Jean in Hale Navy

Level 99 Liza Skinny in Hale Navy
call 912.871.3989 to order. image courtesy of level 99.

3. Paige Denim: Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans

Paige Premium Denim
scoop these at SHOPBOP.

4. 7 For All Mankind Kaylie Sexy Bootcut in White

7 For All Mankind Kaylie Sexy Boot Cut
call 912.681.7008 to order. image courtesy of 7 For All Mankind.

5. 7 For All Mankind Roll Short

7 For All Mankind Roll Shorts
call 912.681.7008 to order. image courtesy of 7 For All Mankind.

We hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend! We will report next week on the Lanier Egg Hunt and Easter.

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friday five: things to try.

Celebrate the first week of spring by trying five new things this weekend.

1. A chic pair of sunglasses. Sunny days are ahead. Time to update your eye-wear! Step out of your comfort zone with a fun cat-eye style.

Olivia Palermo Sunglasses
chic in nyc.

2. Springy statement earrings. It’s not quite warm enough for breezy dresses. Spring-ify your go-to winter outfit (blazer, tee and skinnies) with a pretty pop of color for your weekend brunch.

J.Crew Statement Earrings
beautiful baubles. image: jcrew.

3. Smoothie pops. We love trying new recipes on the weekends. These healthy, delicious Orange-Banana Smoothie Pops are on our agenda.

Orange Banana Smoothie Pops
image: delish.

4. Pastel polish. Get in the spring spirit with a pastel mani. We’re LOVING the Deborah Lippmann Spring 2013 collection. Try one of these shades for your next at home gel mani.

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2013
obsessed with the robin’s egg polish. image: deborah lippman.

5. DIY hair tie. Dress up your pony with this adorable leather hair tie. This quick, easy DIY has “weekend” written all over it.

DIY Leather Hair Tie
image: cupcakes and cashmere.

Have a great weekend! Tweet or Instagram us your pics at @glitter_blog_xo.

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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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friday five: green with envy.

It’s that time again!

Since we live near/have lived in Savannah, GA, St. Patrick’s Day is near and dear to our hearts. We won’t be making it down for the big parade on Sunday, so here’s how we’ll be celebrating:

1. Host a party: Don’t feel like venturing out to your local pub? Have your friends over and go green with your food/decor!

St. Patrick's Day at home
celebrate St. Pat in the comfort of your own home!

2. App: Channel your inner leprechaun with Irish Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from the Food Network.

Food Network Irish Grilled Cheese
better than a pot o’ gold.

3. Festive mani: We can’t let the weekend go by without a mani… This holiday sent us on a hunt for the perfect shade of green. Essie came through (as always)!

Essie Mojito Madness
Essie Mojito Madness

4. Outfit: Girls. The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend! Time to break out your Springs best. And make sure it’s green. We don’t want you to get pinched…

St. Patricks Day Outfit
green. spring. fun.

5. Festival: For those of you in Atlanta this weekend, Fado Irish Pub is the place to be. They’re celebrating St. Pat all weekend long with Bagpipes, Irish fare, and Guinness to your hearts content. Click here for tix/more info.

Fado Irish Pub Atlanta
Fado Irish Pub Atlanta

How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Tweet/Instagram us pics! @glitter_blog_xo.

Cheers!

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spotlight: bcbgeneration spring 13.

J and I are not shy about sharing our love for BCBGeneration, the lower-priced sister line BCBG Max Azria. Year after year, this brand turns out amazing pieces at fantastic prices (almost everything is under $100). J always falls for the dresses, while L is a fan of the separates. We also love their creative social media site, The Generation Nation. Today we bring you a few highlights from our spring 13 BCBGeneration delivery.

First, our three favorite dresses:

Little White Dress
the little white dress is a spring essential. {$128}
Flutter Dress
peach flutter dress. {$98}
High-Low Hem Dress
this turquoise high-low hem dress has flown out of the store. {$98}

Aren’t those dresses just a breath of fresh air? Now, for the separates.

Navy Pajama Trouser
l is a big fan of the black piping on these navy pajama trousers. {$98}
Red Pullover Skirt
red pullover skirt. {$58}
Print Blouse
the fresh red, navy and blush print on this blouse {$78] works with the red pullover skirt and the navy trousers.
Chalk Grey Tank
the artichoke piping on the back of this chalk grey tank {$ 78} makes it a perfect match for the peplum organza shorts (below}.
Peplum Shorts
peplum organza shorts. {$98}
pair this peach pullover skirt {$48} with a chambray shirt or the striped cut-out tee {below}.
pair this peach pullover skirt {$48} with a chambray shirt or the striped cut-out tee {below}.
Striped Cut-Out Tee
interesting cut-outs elevate this tee. {$68} pair with the peach pullover skirt {above} or white denim.

All images courtesy of bcbgeneration.

We could make an entire wardrobe out of just these ten pieces! What’s your favorite apparel brand? Tweet us at @glitter_blog_xo!

Xo

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.

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J+L

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friday five: fresh.

FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY!

Despite the wretched weather in Georgia, or maybe because of it, we can’t stop thinking about spring. This week’s Friday Five is dedicated to all things fresh.

1. Fresh Produce. Spring means fresh produce! Most farmer’s markets will really kick into gear in a few weeks. Drop by your local farmer’s market and scoop whatever looks best to you. Ask questions if you don’t know how to prepare a certain veggie – most vendors are happy to share a recipe or two. Learn how to master your farmer’s market and how to keep your produce fresh with a few tips from Lauren Conrad.

Fresh Produce
image: lauren conrad.
blueberries + vinegar
L tried this tip with fresh blackberries on wednesday. so far, so good. image: lauren conrad.

2. Ice Cream Colors. What better way to welcome spring than with cupcakes made with your new pastel KitchenAid mixer? We love every single thing on this collage by Design*Sponge.

ice cream colors
grrrrrrr we want that ikat console SO BAD.

3. EOS Mint Lip Balm. It’s minty. It’s tiny. It’s 95% organic (surely the other 5% won’t hurt us). We’re tossing our bright lipstick and using this natural lip balm this spring.

mint lip balm
buy a few: car, desk, handbag etc. ahhhh.

4. Mint Blazers. It’s no secret that we love a classic blazer. This time of year we start thinking about swapping our favorite navy jacket for a pastel version. Mint flatters every hair color and complexion, and it looks equally great with dark denim and white denim.

Mint Blazer + Pink Skinnies
image: riches for rags
Mint Blazer + Dark Skinnies
image: pop of style
Mint Blazer + White Shorts
{$48} call Social at 912.681.7008 to order.

5. White Denim. Speaking of white denim, now is the time to buy the perfect white jean. The Kaylie Slim & Sexy Bootcut fit by 7 For All Mankind will carry you through spring and summer. We love the curvy fit and the not-too-big boot.

7FAM White Bootcut
order here and use secret code GLITTER to get 10% off.

We’re working hard and playing hard this weekend. We’ll check back in on Monday!

XO

L+J

Wait, you didn’t think we’d leave you for the weekend without a cocktail recipe, did you? That wouldn’t be very Glitter of us. In keeping with today’s theme, swap your usual wine for one of these mint-cucumber-vodka cocktails. Fresh!

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gals with glasses.

These days, eyeglasses are one of the coolest fashion accessories out there. Lucky for me as I’ve been having to wear mine more often! “Geek chic” is in. Whether you’re a daily user or just can’t be bothered to put in your contact lenses for the day (or week!), there are a few fundamentals to getting your eyes to pop under those stylish specs.

Jennifer Aniston Glasses
add some smudged liner to your top lashline, and keep your brows groomed for a perfectly polished look.
Winged liner
wearing glasses doesn’t exclude you from trying out a cat-eye or other dramatic styles.

Want to find a great deal on designer eyeglasses? GlassesUSA.com offers an amazing selection starting at only $44! Their Virtual Mirror feature makes purchasing new lenses a breeze.

EXCITING NEWS! GlassesUSA.com is offering The Glitter Life readers 15% off + get free shipping on your entire order (orders over $50). Code: FS15. Take 10% off any order of prescription glasses. Code: Blog10. This makes cheap eyeglasses even cheaper and you can’t beat shopping for glasses online…

For more tips on how to make your eyes pop under those lenses, check out this how-to from Refinery 29.

Do you wear glasses? Are you excited to be able to purchase glasses online Tweet us pics! @glitter_blog_xo.

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J+L

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