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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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picnic-ing.

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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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