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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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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?

XO

L+J

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 www.shopsocialdish.com.

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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.
Books
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.
Hummus
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!

XO

L+J

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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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J+L

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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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J+L

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