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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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weekend wrap-up + snapped.

Happy Monday, glitter girls!

We hope you had a fantastic few days off. We were up to all sorts of things…live music, cooking, spa time, THE OSCARS. Here’s our weekend in pics.

L:

Weekend Collage
fur coat + pearls on friday night // enjoyed a cocktail at Locos // fresh kiwi saturday morning // my rain boots got a workout // sweet macaroni necklace // 25 years of Locos // home styling on saturday // grilled cheese // goat cheese tarts

J:

Weekend Collage2
friday night jewels //photo booth fun // woodward academy alumni big chill // country night at the tavern // sunday at the ivy // #armparty // mandarin oriental spa // fresh face // off to the gym

Our friend Corinna rocked a mint necklace from Dish with a Tibi dress Saturday night. LOVE. Thanks for the snap!

Mint Necklace
we heart the ikat print on this tibi dress.

What were yall up to this weekend? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo!

XO

L+J

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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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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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friday five: bag ladies.

FRIDAY! YOU’RE HERE!

L and I share a serious love of handbags. We prefer purchasing big-ticket items together for moral support–we had to have a few drinks to numb the wallet pain after our Gucci trip in 2008.

Are you in the market for a new bag? Our top handbag picks are on today’s Friday Five. The best part? None of these purchases requires a post-credit-card-swipe cocktail.

1. Melie Bianco Scarlett Bag:  The classic shape of the Melie Bianco Scarlett bag from www.shopsocialdish.com works for day or night, and the fun neon trim pops.

Melie Bianco Scarlett Bag
click here to purchase.

2. Tory Burch Robinson Spectator Envelope Clutch: Perforated looks are everywhere this season. This bag is the perfect statement piece.

click here to pre-order.
click here to pre-order.

3. ASOS Leather And Faux Pony Zip Top Clutch: Y’all. This clutch is MAJ. We pretty much love anything with faux pony hair.

ASOS Pony Hair Clutch
you need this.

4. Zara Studded Tote Shopper: It’s no secret that we like a *large* cognac colored bag for everyday use. Goes with everything. Really feeling this right now:

Zara Tote
be mine.

5. HOBO Zara Cross Body Bag: Every girl needs a cute cross-body bag for going out, and the subtle metallic sheen on this one is perfect.

Hobo Zara Bag
call 912.681.7008 to purchase.

What are you up to this weekend!? Shopping, perhaps? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo

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J + L

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giveaway: shabby apple.

Happy Thursday, glitter girls!

Eeeeeek, it’s giveaway time again! This month, we’re teaming up with Shabby Apple to give away $50 to spend on whatever you like from their website.

Shabby Apple creates beautiful feminine clothing that is artfully designed with vintage flair and a modern modesty in mind. It is designed for women, by women, and offers a wide variety of clothing options to dress you with touch of whimsy and lots of sophistication. From retro-inspired dresses to casual dresses for everyday life, Shabby Apple’s got you covered.

shabby_apple

To enter:

Like The Glitter Life on Facebook

Like Shabby Apple on Facebook

Comment below and let us know which Shabby Apple Dress is your FAVE!

BONUS ENTRY:

Follow The Glitter Life on Twitter

Follow The Glitter Life on Pinterest

Good luck! We will announce the winner on Thursday, February 7. Gives you plenty of time to order a Valentine’s Day dress! 😉

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J+L

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