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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.


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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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behind the scenes: spring 2013 photo shoot

Happy Thursday, glitter girls!

Just finished up Part 1 of the spring photo shoot for Shop Social Dish. We’re pretty psyched about these photos! Our model looked lovely (despite a recent bout with the flu–BEEN THERE), and it cheered us up just to see these bright spring colors. We hope you enjoy this (un-edited) behind-the-scenes look!

Photo Shoot 1
artichoke bcbgeneration shorts + basic white button down + navy blazer + ankle boots + envelope clutch
Photo Shoot 2
mint skinnies + bcbgeneration tank + denim jacket + zebra heels
Photo Shoot 3
white 7FAM shorts + costa blanca ruffle tank + tulle jacket + melie bianco bag
Photo Shoot 4
level 99 lavender skinnies + chambray shirt + denim jacket + rampage boots
Photo Shoot 5
fuchsia lace shorts + ivory tunic + olive vest + rampage boots + classic shades
Photo Shoot 6
emerald skirt + striped tee + pearls + ankle boots + melie bianco bag
Photo Shoot 8
yours truly, behind the camera.
Photo Shoot 7
we were all losing it by the end of the shoot!
Photo Shoot 10
we tried to make this coral jacket work, but ultimately we nixed it.
Photo Shoot 9
our tiny “studio” doubles as my office.
Look List
our cheat sheet.

We’ll have the finished product up soon on Shop Social Dish. What do you think? What’s your fave spring look?



Special thank to our beautiful model, Brooke Smith, and our (also beautiful) assistants Chelsey Navin and Mekensie Jackson. All styles shown may be ordered by calling 912.681.4008. Select styles are available at

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behind the scenes: atlanta gift mart.

Happy Monday, glitter girls!

J and I had a fantastic weekend in Atlanta, shopping for Social and Dish at the Atlanta Gift Mart. Just like when we went to MAGIC in Vegas, we’ll let our behind-the-scenes pics tell the story…

Lucky May + Apps
we started our weekend off with a strategy meeting (reading Lucky Magazine for inspiration!) and appetizers at j’s house.
Essie Sand Tropez
of course we had to have matching nails for the weekend: sand tropez by essie is the perfect nude.
Leather Shorts + Sweater
headed to dinner in faux leather shorts,  fisherman sweater and heels from social.
Tweed Blazer + Lace Skirt
J in an H&M tweed jacket, Forever 21 lace shorts and Jessica Simpson heels.
Ahi Tacos
these ahi tacos at del frisco’s grille were amazing.
Black Eyed Pea Hummus
i’m going to try to recreate the black-eyed pea hummus that came with these pickled vegetables.
we’re super excited about these entertaining books we ordered for dish.
White Tree
we fell in LOVE with this white tree. we’ll use it to display jewelry at social!
French Bull Dishes
these bright French Bull dishes were a no-brainer for dish.
French Bull Dishes
this display sent us on a (ultimately successful!) search for red tables.
Wooden Display Shelf
we loved this rustic shelf for a store display.
Snakeskin Sawhorse Desk
when we hit it big, we’ll set up an office with matching snakeskin sawhorse desks (two’s company).
Cheese Plate
we munched on cheese and had some wine at silver linings, one of our fave showrooms. there’s a reason we scheduled that appointment for 430pm. #happyhour
Champagne...on tap
met up with some of our Atlanta friends at lure after our last showroom appointment. champagne on tap? sign us up.
Scallop Skewer
we each ordered one of these delicious scallop skewers for a quick bite.
White Wicker Chair
we started our saturday at IKEA, searching for store fixtures. how cute is this white wicker chair for displaying pillows at dish?
Ikea Pod Chair
i almost bought this cool pod chair for baby joe–it has a little shade you can pull down, like a cocoon!
Mirrored Chest
we got a little distracted shopping for ourselves at z gallerie.
finished our shopping with a late lunch at yardhouse in Atlantic Station. hummus and an ahi salad…yep, we order the same things everywhere we go.
Ahi Salad
ahi crunchy salad.
Patio at Yard Haus
it was a gorgeous day in atlanta, so we enjoyed the patio and a glass of wine. cheers!

Whew! What do you think of our inventory picks for Social and Dish? Did you eat anywhere amazing this weekend? What color were your nails? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo!



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emerald city.

Emerald Pantone
good choice.

Emerald was named the color of 2013 by Pantone, and ever since the announcement, it seems the color is popping up everywhere! From nail polish to accessories, we’ve rounded up our favorite emerald products! Get ready to find yourself green with envy…

ASOS Emerald Dress
ASOS Skater Dress In Ribbed Texture
C-Wonder Wallet
C-Wonder Calf Hair Continental Zip Wallet
Essie Going Incognito
Essie: Going Incognito
Sephora Eyelash Curler
Emerald eyelash curler!? Of course!
Zara Necklace
Zara Edwardian Necklace. On sale, ladies!

We are absolutely LOVING this color trend! What are you thinking, glitter girls? Love it or leave it? TWEET US @glitter_blog_xo.



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sparkle and shine.

Hi Glitter Girls!

We are in serious recovery mode from Christmas. Serious. We’ll report on our holiday happenings soon. In the meantime, let’s start thinking about New Years. Here’s what we’re feeling for a glittery, glam ensemble:

Dress to Shine
sparkle and shine as you ring in 2013!

L to R:

Adam Folded-Sequin Silk-Organza Dress

VINCE Sequin-embellished crepe top

H&M Chiffon Skirt

Deborah Lippman: Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? 

Valorie glitter-finish leather clutch

Christian Louboutin Glitter Pump

What did Santa bring you for Christmas!? What are you wearing on New Years!? Let’s catch UP! Tweet us @glitterblogxo



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stocking stuffers under $25.

Happy Tuesday, glitter girls!

There’s no denying the thrill that accompanies shopping for fun trinkets. Whether they’re stocking stuffers for family members or small tokens of appreciation for co-workers, there are plenty of ways to spread the holiday spirit without breaking the bank. We’ve come up with a few of our favorite gifts—all under $25—that hold a prominent place on our wish lists this season.

1. Macaron Stationary – Who wouldn’t love these sweet cards!? Loving the chartreuse envelopes.

Macaron Stationary
perfect for thank yous, love notes, or quick hellos.

2. Glitter Chelsea Flat – It’s no secret that we love anything that involves glitter, and these flats are no exception! The price is right…

Chelsea Flats
16.99? SOLD.

3. Leather Tassel Keychain – Prettify your jumble of keys with this tassel key chain from Design Darling (also available in blue and green).

Design Darling keychain
can also be a playful addition to your everyday bag.

4. Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish – Add a pop of color to your space with this dish. The perfect place to toss your keys, loose change, etc…

Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish
also available in yellow,navy blue, and turquoise from Waiting on Martha.

5. Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange Candle – Everyone–everyone–loves receiving a pretty candle, and the warm scent of the Voluspa Goji Tarocco Orange candle is perfect for this time of year. Bonus points for its mini size!

Voluspa Candle
$9 at Dish Statesboro! call (912) 871-3989 to order.

EEEEK one week ’til Christmas! Are you ready!? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo


J + L

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guest post: home for the holidays.

Happy Thursday, glitter girls!

‘Tis the season for holiday travel…and all of the headaches that go with it. Lucky for you, honorary glitter girl Brooke Carney is a travel expert. She regularly flies from her home in Alaska back to Georgia, Florida and points in between. Girl makes it look easy. Today, she shares her top air-travel tips with us.

1. Carefully consider your travel outfit. Whether you’re going by plane, train or auto, this is one of the most important (yet most overlooked) decisions you can make. I like a maxi dress or skirt with a tank, sweater (like a blanket) and scarf (like another blanket) and boots. When I land in Atlanta, the bulky stuff goes in my luggage, the flip flops come out of the purse, and I’m ready for the south.

Travel Outfit
don’t forget your movie star shades.
Travel Outfit
perfect, sans sky high boots.
Travel Outfit
casual, comfy, cozy.

2. Bring real books. I just picked up two from my favorite used book store–two best sellers for $4.50! As handy as a Nook or Kindle is, there’s something comforting about reading a real book, and holiday travelers need all the comfort we can get. Plus, I don’t have to stop reading when we get down to 10,000 feet. When I arrive at my destination, I pass the books along to family or donate them at the local library.

3. Load up your iPhone with calming music. I just put together a play list with Ray LaMontagne, Fleet Foxes, and old, slow country. Put your ear buds in and tune out the airport obnoxiousness.

iPhone Cases
courtesy of Shop Sweet Things.

4. Make a good layover plan. Mine involves a mani/pedi at Butter in the Seattle airport (there are nail salons in most major airports–do your research!), followed by a glass of wine at the airport bar near my gate. Getting my nails done on the run eliminates one thing from my pre-travel to-do list.

love this glittery mani for the holidays.
love this subtly glittery mani for the holidays.

5. Pack an I-didn’t-just-get-off-the-red-eye kit. Airplanes are really drying, so be sure to hydrate during the flight. For a little extra help, I use cleansing towelettes to get the grime off, a cooling gel to de-puff my eyes, and dry shampoo to revive my hair. Remember to make sure that your products meet TSA guidelines!

Yes to Cucumbers Eye Gel
Yes To Cucumbers eye gel smooths and brightens.
Burt's Bees Towelettes
choose products for sensitive skin even if yours isn’t. fewer chemicals, dyes and perfumes can’t be a bad thing.

What are your go-to travel products? How do you deal with layovers? Tweet us at @glitter_blog_xo!


L + J (+ B!)

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