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local life: the Fabulist.

So, guess who was recently named to Statesboro Magazine’s Fabulist as “Most Stylish Business Owner”? L was beyond excited to get the call a few weeks ago. Statesboro Mag’s Erica Sellers visited L at Dish for a quick photo to celebrate.

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L photographed in Dish last month. tunic: Tory Burch (similar here)// faux leather leggings: Shop Social Dish (buy here) // arrowhead earrings: Dani Rae at Dish (call 912-871-3989 to order) // bracelets: BCBGeneration, Coach, David Yurman // photo credit: Erica Sellers, Statesboro Magazine

L and Joe attended the Fabulist Fete Thursday night at the historic Averitt Center for the Arts.

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cute invite!
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anorak: dish (buy it here) // striped tee: sole // leather shorts (sold out), necklace and clutch (sold out): social // photo credit: lori grice
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nail polish: pure ice siren

Thank you so much to the readers and staff at Statesboro Magazine for such a fun honor and fabulous night!

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’tis the season for a giveaway.

Minnetonka Triple Fringe Boots are one of our favorite things, so we were psyched to see this giveaway from our fave store Dish Statesboro.

December Promo DISH

 

It’s easy to enter! All you have to do is:
1. FOLLOW Dish on Instagram {@ShopSocialDish} and LIKE this photo.
2. Be a peach and TAG a friend or two! Dish will give you an extra entry for each friend tagged.
3. FOLLOW The Glitter Life on Instagram (@glitter_blog_xo) and get an extra entry!
The giveaway ends 12.23! GOOD LUCK, glitter girls!
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big news.

Guess what, Glitter Girls…

J IS ENGAGED!

I have been in an absolute state of bliss since Monday night when Jay proposed. It was such an amazing, well-planned night and I have to share it with you all.

First, everything was a total surprise. I have no idea how everyone was able to keep such a big secret! I always knew we would get engaged, I just didn’t know when.

Jay text me Monday at noon asking if I wanted to go to the Atlanta Hawks game that night at 7:30. As season ticket holders, we go to these games often, so I didn’t think anything of it. I responded “We can do that. I love Hawks games!” Little did I know I was REALLY going to love this one.

I got home from work and started getting ready since we needed to leave early. Traffic is slightly unpredictable in Atlanta… I throw on jeans, a top and a pair of white chucks Jay gave me. I casually posted a pic of them on instagram not knowing what was about to happen…

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said chucks. so naive.

We arrive at Philips Arena around 7:00. 30 minutes before tip off, so I grab a slice of pizza and a plastic glass of their finest chardonnay. Not suspecting anything! This was our usual routine.

Let me tell you all. I’m obsessed with Kiss Cam at these games. Ob. Sessed. I always joked with Jay about wanting to be on and even the day of the proposal, I text him “How do we feel about kiss cam tonight?” His response: “Honestly? Not good. You?” Me: “-_-”

We’re sitting. Chatting. Watching the game. And at the end of the first quarter… KISS CAM. We’re watching, laughing, loving it. Next thing I know… WE’RE ON! I look to Jay for a kiss and he DROPS TO ONE KNEE. Pulls out the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen in my life, and asks me to marry him. I nod yes and begin sobbing.

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SHOCKED

Jay and I walk up to the main level to cheers and high fives. The entire stadium totally erupted. So surreal.

I regain my composure and Jay suggests we go up to Red (a restaurant in Philips Arena) and grab a drink. I of course am ITCHING to call friends and family. We walk in and I see some familiar faces… my parents, Jay’s dad & step-mom, my friends Maggie, Mary, Kati and ANNIE who was in town {from Chicago} over the weekend for her sweet nephews 1st birthday and extended her stay to be with us. I’m sobbing again. They watched everything happen and that means SO much to me. Jay pulled everything off so perfectly. So. Perfect. We laughed, we cried and of course, had celebratory champagne.

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m’girls! and guy!

HERE WE GO! Stay tuned for updates as we plan a WEDDING! X0

 

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friday five: party girl tips.

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re heading into the holiday season – that wonderful/stressful time of year when there’s something to do and somewhere to go every.single.night. Behold, our top five tips for looking and being your best at a party. You’re going to need them!

1. How to keep your lipstick off your wine glass. 

The Glitter Life Lipstick
courtesy of real simple.

2. How to choose wine (whether you’re ordering one glass at the bar or a bottle for the table). 

The Glitter Life Red Wine Flow Chart
courtesy of cupcakes and cashmere.

3. How to hail a taxi.

The Glitter Life Taxi
need a ride?

4. How to fix chipped nail polish.

The Glitter Life Chipped Nail Polish
courtesy of bella sugar.

5. How to leave a party early.

The Glitter Life Party Girl
bye bye.

Now, bring on the parties! Hope your weekend is fabulous.

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glitter girl: britton rowe.

Meet our latest glitter girl, Britton Rowe. J’s beautiful cousin (who’s getting married this July EEE!) and L’s former intern at the Georgia State Capitol. Could the world be any smaller?

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britton rowe: software developtrix, bracelet queen and reality tv junkie.

About Me: I’m a fashion-focused girl working my way through the Star Wars-infested waters of the software development world.

1. What item or accessory do you wear the most? My David Yurman bracelets. No matter the outfit, they work perfectly and I can layer them with other fun accessories.

2. What are your three favorite stores (for ANYTHING, online or bricks and mortar)? 1. Kate Spade for statement investment pieces 2. C.Wonder for on trend basics 3. Etsy for interesting, personalized pieces that no one else has.

3. Fill in the blank. You would die if ____ followed you on Twitter. Kim Kardashian, because let’s be real she doesn’t follow anyone. People just follow her.

4. Your last meal. What is it? This is tough because I really like food, but if I had to choose it would be Rotier’s cheeseburger and french fries. It’s this hole in the wall place in Nashville near where I used to live but it’s rumored to be the cheeseburger Jimmy Buffet wrote ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’ about…yeah, it’s that good.

5. What’s your guilty pleasure?  Reality TV. My fiance can’t stand it, but I just love the drama. It makes me feel like my life is much,much more sane!

L and I can definitely relate to Britton’s favorite accessory. We wear at least one Yurman bracelet everyday. #armparty

About our Glitter Girls: Once a week-ish, we highlight one of our favorite friends/readers/fellow Glitter Girls with a pic and a brief questionnaire. We’ll feature girls who are living in interesting places (from Atlanta to Alaska) and doing interesting things (from stylish stay-at-home moms to corporate ladder-climbers). We hope you enjoy getting to know The Glitter Life community!

In other news:

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J had a birthday!

We’ve got an exciting week of posts planned! Stayed tuned for the perfect spring appetizer (Mango Avocado Shrimp Cups); a make-up bag makeover; and spring’s best denim.

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weekend wrap-up + glitter girl: mary clare.

Monday, we meet again.

The weather was beautiful in Georgia this weekend! We hope you enjoyed your two days off as much as we did. L participated in the usual weekend festivities at Locos, had a blast at a James Bond-themed black tie gala, and enjoyed a low-key Sunday night on beautiful Jekyll Island. J had a blast celebrating Jay’s sweet nephews fifth birthday, dove into spring with a bright mani, and enjoyed a cocktail or two around Atlanta. Our pics:

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guys with guitars at locos // our favorite moosekeeter // reubens and fries for st. patrick’s day // adore this vintage bag from joe’s grandmother // love a man in cufflinks // dressed to kill // kate and L // gorgeous evening on jekyll island // ahhhh, bubble bath
birthday boy on the trampoline / / snow cone truck / / jays sweet niece and nephew / / saturday starbucks / / breaking in a new pair of heels / / blue&baubles to watch the UK game / / loose curls / / gorg day in ATL / / essie tart deco mani
birthday boy on the trampoline / / snow cone truck / / jays sweet niece and nephew / / saturday starbucks / / breaking in a new pair of heels / / blue&baubles to watch the UK game / / loose curls / / gorg day in ATL / / essie tart deco mani

And now, for this week’s glitter girl. Meet Mary Clare, New York City hostess extraordinaire and one our most favorite people ever.

Glitter Girl: Mary Clare Silva

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mary clare: mother and marketing visionary.

About Me: I’m Southern by the grace of God; a former corporate fashionista; a New York City transplant now living in the mountains of Colorado with my husband; raising my scrumptious 17 month-old daughter and two rascally Cavalier King Charles Spaniel boys; and attempting to balance my life with my work in my company First Chair Creative.

1. What item or accessory do you wear the most? Pearl studs

2. What are your three favorite stores (for ANYTHING, online or bricks and mortar)? Gilt, CosBar, and eBay.

3. Fill in the blank. You would die if ____ followed you on Twitter. Not sure…Karl Rove?

4. Your last meal. What is it? I like, and cook, pretty much everything – this is tough – probably something wonderful at Gramercy Tavern or DanielNYC with my husband, who is also a foodie.

5. What’s your guilty pleasure? English period piece dramas! Downton Abbey is just the latest in my longstanding obsession.

Gah, the menus for Gramercy Tavern and DanielNYC have us dreaming of another weekend jaunt to the Big Apple. Are you planning any fun trips this spring?
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weekend wrap-up + glitter girl: melanie herrington.

We’re a little late on our weekend wrap-up…we blame a manic, manic Monday. Here’s what we were up to:

J: Had a R&D session with my boss/coworkers on Friday at Chuy’s. Saturday, Jay and I headed to our home away from home, Lake Oconee, for a relaxing evening. Sunday we got in a little golf (even though it was frigid) and enjoyed a cocktail at Fado.

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friday, saturday, sunday

L: Did a little cooking and experimented with up-dos (both will be on the blog this week!), had a mini-photo shoot, enjoyed a date night with Joe, and finished the weekend with a good friend and glass of wine at home.

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modeling // shopping // chops // great friends // updo // orange + cream + turquoise // pizza with homemade kale pesto

And now, for this week’s Glitter Girl, Melanie Herrington.

About Melanie: Mel is an artist extraordinaire and stay-at-home mom to three adorable girls. She’s got city-girl tastes but lives in the small town of Dublin, Georgia. We love her style and couldn’t wait to share her with you!

1. What item or accessory do you wear the most?

Besides wearing a side braid almost each and every day, my most-worn staple would be my drop-hook diamond earrings.  My grandmother gave these to me before she passed and they have proved to be a classic pair!  Since they have no post, they are a comfy to sleep in, too.
2. What are your three favorite stores (for ANYTHING, on line or bricks and mortar)?
Etsy is my number one favorite store-if you can call it that.  I love that the stores on Etsy are filled with unique finds made by unique artisans.  This site brings a hand thrown bowl made by a potter in Oregon directly to my doorstep. I like that!  Check out these super finds:
Blood Orange Lip Balm. 100% Natural Lip Balm. Vegan. Shea Butter.
Fun Abstract Aztec Tribal Inspired Pattern Art Block Print 5 x 7 Home Decor / Gold / Hand Pulled Linocut / Gift
  little love notes teeny tiny note cards
Pottery Bowl - Seafoam Green Dot Bowl with Handle - Noodle Bowl
West Elm Market – Lately I just cant get enough. The utilitarian feel and the simplicity of the images in general keep me coming back for more. The clean look of the products and site is attractive for shopping and selecting the perfect piece for your home.  The spices, the sauces, the syrups, the appliances, the furniture, the cute little things–it is all so good.  Some of my faves are:
Krups Espresso Machine
Cake Kitchen Paper - Table Wrap
Spoonable Caramels
Labeled Kitchen Mixing Bowl Set
And last but not least…Hobby Lobby! I love a good craft store shopping trip. I find it hard to shop on-line for art or craft supplies unless I need something specific. One great thing about Hobby Lobby is their framing. Oh, their framing!  It is quick and reasonably priced, and therefore hard to pass up. Dont forget your 40% off coupon!
3. Fill in the blank. You would die if ____ followed you on Twitter.
What is twitter? We may have to change this question. Apparently none of our friends tweet as much as we do.
4. Your last meal. What is it?
Easy!  A goat bomb!  There is a small little Victorian on a side street in Savannah where The Starland Cafe lives.  This eatery makes the most delectable dishes.  One of these being a goat bomb.  It is piping hot bowl of tomato thai soup topped off with a gigantic dollop of goat cheese served with ciabatta bread wedges pressed and grilled.  Dip this bread in, swirl around and there you have it-all other food has lost its taste.
 

5. What’s your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is a monthly subscription to the Jones Design Company printable collection.  This guilty pleasure won’t break the bank–it’s less than ten buck-a-roos per month.  I look forward to the end of the month when I find an email from Jones Design with the new collection attached.  Every monthly collection differs slightly.  I thoroughly enjoy these weekly calendar printouts, cute little shopping lists and a sometimes there is even a craft project to complete with the kiddos.  Check it out here.  It is worth the look.
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Side braids, Hobby Lobby, goat bombs…so easy to see why we heart Mel. Hope you enjoyed her interview as much as we did! We’ll introduce you to another Glitter Girl next week. Dont forget to follow us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo.
XO
L+J
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weekend wrap-up + glitter girl: reagan daly.

Happy Monday, glitter girls!

J and I had a busy weekend prepping for our trip to Vegas for the MAGIC tradeshow on Tuesday. In addition to our weekend wrap-up, we thought we’d start the week off with our first Glitter Girl feature. First, a few pics from the weekend.

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homemade turkey sausage and egg sandwiches // not happy about the rain on saturday // mimosas made it better // snatched this coral pillow from target
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comedy club date night // valentine’s day goodies // romes got cozy // updated my white denim for VEGAS

Now, for our very first Glitter Girl.

Once a week-ish, we plan to highlight one of our favorite friends/readers/fellow Glitter Girls with a pic and a brief questionnaire. We’ll feature girls who are living in interesting places (from Atlanta to Alaska) and doing interesting things (from stylish stay-at-home moms to corporate ladder-climbers). We hope you enjoy getting to know The Glitter Life community!

Reagan Daly is the advertising manager of Savannah Media, LLC, which houses Connect Savannah and the Savannah Pennysaver. Reagan is a loyal Social and Dish shopper and we absolutely love her style. She is also the wife of a fabulous man (her words!) and mom to an amazing six year old son.

1. What item or accessory do you wear the most?  My liquid metal Sergio Gutierrez bracelet. Love it! 

2. What are your three favorite stores (for ANYTHING, online or bricks-and-mortar)?  Social & Dish in Statesboro, Georgia (told you!) and Taz in Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

3. Fill in the blank. You would die if anyone followed me on Twitter.  (I’m not a big Tweeter.)

4. Your last meal. What is it?  Club Sandwich with EXTRA mayo. Yum! 

5. What’s your guilty pleasure?  Playing the 80’s throwback (90’s comeback) channel on Pandora extra loud and dancing around my house.

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Reagan Daly, advertising guru.

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! We’ll share our packing strategy for a whirlwind 30-hour trip to Vegas tomorrow.

XO

L+J

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