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currently coveting: j’s picks

1. Anthropologie Tasseled Strands Necklace: I’m truly obsessed with this not-so-average bib necklace. And I will admit, it’s already on order. Oops – I couldn’t resist. Mint AND tassels? This adds the perfect pop of color and texture to your favorite summer dress or tank top/shorts combo.

the ultimate statement piece.
the ultimate statement piece.

2. BCBGeneration Cutout Bustier Dress: I have several weddings to attend this summer, and I can totally see myself wearing this fun twist on the classic LBD. Pair it with a bright heel and STACKS of bracelets. Call Social Statesboro to purchase and enjoy FREE shipping on your purchase.

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a chic, sleek little black dress.

3. G.H. Bass & Co. Gwen Loafers: These versatile flats easily take you from day to night. Wear with skinny slacks to work and fun, flirty shorts for happy hour. We all know nude footwear lengthens your legs, ladies.

a fun twist on the traditional loafer.
not your traditional loafer.

4. Kate Spade Par For The Course Tote: It’s no secret that I love golf. I grew up going to tournaments and watching my dad and brothers play. Now as I watch Jay play (and dabble a little myself), I really need this tote to accompany me in the cart.

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par. for. the. course.

5. Mara Hoffman Luau Bikini: Love at first sight. The color combo and tribal print caught my eye right away, and I’m really feeling the longer, retro-inspired top. It’s so different than the rest of my tops! Time to switch it up.

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not your traditional bikini top, and i love it. double back hook closure.
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the red/teal combo compliments a summer glow nicely.

What is on your wish list this summer? Share with us on Twitter! And stay tuned for L’s “Currently Coveting” list.

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floral + stripes.

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top: forever 21 (also seen here) // blazer: j.crew (similar here) // skirt: bcbgeneration (available here) // flats:  (available here) // clutch: bcbgeneration (also seen here; call 912.681.4008) // necklace: town & reese (call 912.681.4008)  // bracelets: the usual suspects // nails: essie tart deco // photo credit: kristen evans

Anchor a floral-stripes combo with a classic navy blazer and nude flats.

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behind the scenes: F/W 2013.

We’re finally ready to share pics from our recent buying trip in Atlanta. From leather accents at BCBGeneration to quilted boots and oxfords at Rampage, we’ve already in love with fall styles.

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setting the mood: cute pillows in j’s guest room.
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we started our morning looking at costa blanca, one our favorite lines.
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pastels carry over from spring/summer into early fall.
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we loved the lace detail on these denim cut-offs at costa blanca.
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leather trimmed sweaters and sweater-dresses at bcbgeneration.
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printed pants and an amazing maxi dress + sweater combo at bcbgeneration.
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we fell hard for this bcbgeneration hi-low hem leather trimmed knit dress. that’s kirkland, one of our awesome sales reps, on the left.
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quilted black boots are on our wish list for fall/winter.
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perfectly neutral studded loafers at rampage.
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we each want a pair of these grey wingtip oxfords at rampage.
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we still can’t get enough cap-toe flats at social.
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ultimately we decided against ordering these metallic cowboy boots…but they’re fun, right?
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in defense of L’s face, we were viewing these tulle coats in a very small, very cramped space.
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ice cream-colored coats at tulle.

And we scooped a few things for spring/summer, too.

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these tasseled sandals are perfect for dish.
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we couldn’t decide between basic black and neon lime for social…so we got both.
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your spring/summer workhorse: a simple cork sandal.
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color, color, color for dish.
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aviators are still our favorite sunglasses style.
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why, thank you! we both got compliments on our shoes during market.

What do you think of our picks for fall/winter 2013? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo! Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest boards here.

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winery wedding.

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dress: french connection (similar here) // bag: tory burch // ring: kate spade (similar here) // bracelets: david yurman, coach, bcbgeneration // nail polish: essie- butler please.

Jay and I attended a beautiful winery wedding at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega, GA over the weekend. Such a chic venue!

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cindo de mayo: blanket shorts + button down.

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shorts + necklace: dish (call 912.871.3989 to order) // button-down shirt + HOBO bag + dye-ties worn as bracelets: social (call 912.681.7008 to order)

Happy Cinco! We love these Mamie Ruth shorts (the summer collection was inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration) paired with a simple button-down. Add a HOBO “Zara” cross body bag (your hands will be free to hold a margarita) and pile on bright ribbon bracelets.

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derby day: stripes + brights.

Happy Derby Day!

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eight sixty dress + heels + hat + necklace: social (call 912.681.7008 to order) // bag (available here) + cuff (no longer available): tory burch. photos by chelsey navin.

Our take on Kentucky Derby style: a preppy striped dress paired with a pastel statement necklace (although pearls are perfectly appropriate, too), a simple (but huge) hat, and a bright bag (to hold our binoculars and a pair of flats).

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friday five: derby edition.

There’s a lot to love about the Kentucky Derby, also known as the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports: the traditions, the horses, the drama, the HATS. We felt strongly that this awesome event deserved its own Friday Five. Read on for our guide to everything Derby.

1. Cocktail. The Derby calls for a classic mint julep, the quintessential Southern cocktail. Learn how to make yours here. And go ahead and invest in some pretty julep cups. You can use them for flower arrangements, pencil cups – all kinds of things, really – later.

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pace yourself, ladies. these are stronger than they taste. image: southern living.
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or put a twist on the traditional with these lavender mint juleps.

2. Appetizer. Ham biscuits are perfect Derby fare, and they’re totally doable – with flair! – on short notice. Buy frozen biscuits and a glazed ham from your favorite grocer; serve with homemade condiments like Blackberry Mustard and Lemon Herb Butter. Easy (and fancy!).

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elevate easy ham biscuits with homemade condiments. image: southern living.

3. Outfit. This is a ladylike event, girls…no skinny jeans (gasp!), no slouchy tees. You need to bring it, even if you’re just watching the race at a friend’s house. Race day essentials include a bag big enough to hold your binoculars AND a pair of flats, pearls, and – duh – a huge hat. Still not sure? Check out Southern Living’s authoritative guide to Derby fashion here.

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our take on derby fashion. dress + necklace + heels + hat + sunglasses: social. bag (available here.) + cuff (no longer available): tory burch. photo credit: chelsey navin.

4. Speak the language. Click here for an informative guide to the new qualification system for the Derby and a list of the likeliest winners on Saturday.

5. Place your bets! Pick the horse with the most awesome name (we loved I’ll Have Another last year – this year we’re betting on Overanalyze) and make a little wager. Then sip on a mint julep and enjoy this American sporting tradition.

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more race-day inspiration from pinterest.
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mint + distressed denim

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top, heels, necklace (also seen here) and sunglasses: social (call 912.681.7008) // blazer and jeans: dish (call 912.871.3989) // bag: gucci // nails: sally hansen lacey lilac

We love creating contrast in our outfits, like pairing distressed skinny jeans with a ladylike jacket and bag. Photo credit: Chelsey Navin.

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