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what we wore: wedding style.

YOU GUYS. It happened. J got married last weekend! Despite less-than-ideal weather, it was a beautiful, fun-filled weekend. We hope you shared in the journey via Instagram; if you didn’t, check out #JJB2015 for pics. We’ll be sharing some behind the scenes details with you soon! In the meantime…

Obviously THE DRESS is the biggest part of any bride’s wedding wardrobe style, but there are other opportunities to showcase your style during the wedding weekend. Because we kinda want to relive the last 72 hours, we thought we’d share our wedding style with you.

FRIDAY MORNING

{THE EVENT}: Lisa Baker and Sue Baker hosted a gorg champagne brunch on Friday morning at the Ritz Carlton Lodge for the bridal party. The vibe was casual and fun.

{THE BRIDE}: J chose a lace-back beauty from Urban Outfitters. So. Many. Compliments.

The Glitter Life What We Wore
dress: urban outfitters.

{THE MATRON OF HONOR}: L chose a 3/4 sleeve print silk mini dress by Juicy Couture paired with “Tanya” high- heel sandals by Tory Burch. This dress has been sold out for a while (years, actually!), but you can view similar in-stock dresses here.

The Glitter Life Juicy Couture
dress: juicy couture.
The Glitter Life Tory Burch Tanya Sandal
shoes: tory burch (sold out).
The Glitter Life Brunch
L + J at brunch. 

FRIDAY EVENING

{THE EVENT}: Following the wedding rehearsal, everyone gathered at the President’s House at the Ritz Carlton for a casual BBQ dinner hosted by the Baker family. A cocktail reception for out of town guests kicked off at 8pm.

{THE BRIDE}: J chose a sweet midi-length number with an open back. She looked absolutely beautiful…but we did have a few bra issues. Nothing that couldn’t be fixed by some bandaids, Fashion Tape and manicure scissors, though!

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dress: lulus. find similar styles here.

{THE MATRON OF HONOR}: L chose this long-sleeve black BCBGeneration chiffon overlay dress, sans tights. It’s sold out on Shop Social Dish, but it’s in stock AND ON SALE here. This basic with-a-twist will become your go-to LBD – it works for all seasons!

The Glitter Life BCBGeneration Dress
dress: bcbgeneration.

What fun styles are you planning to wear to weddings this summer? Share with us on Insta at @glitter_blog_xo!

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bonjour, mon amour.

Is it just us, or does Monday make everyone else want a macaron, too?

It’s no secret that we love our sweets, so we HAD to stop by the famed Laduree when we were in NYC a few weeks ago. How could we not? There are only 3 locations in the whole US to get these delicious macarons. The store is too precious to put into words. And the treats? To. Die. For.

Laud
a dream of a window display.
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sweets on sweets on sweets.
Laud 3
tower of delight.
Laud 4
the main event.
Laud 5
OH HI!

PS – Don’t know your macarons from your macaroons? Mon dieu! This handy article explains the difference.

PPS – Check out some of our favorite sweet treat recipes here, here and here.

 

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weekend review: nyc.

We’ve been terrible about posting lately, but we’ve had a lot going on! To whit: we just returned from J’s whirlwind bachelorette weekend in the Big Apple. We’re hoping things will calm down soon – in the meantime, we wanted to share our pics (and some restaurant recs!) with you.

HOTEL:

Our homebase for the weekend was Hotel Hugo in SOHO. J’s friend Mary chose this place, and it was perfect for our group. We loved the decor (modern but warm) – we were immediately obsessed with the greenery wall behind the check-in desk. One drawback: the rooms are SMALL, so you have to leap around like a fairy to avoid cracking your shinbones on the bed platforms.

The Glitter Life Hotel Hugo
photo credit: Food + Shelter

SATURDAY

After our group caught up over a quick lingerie shower for J, we headed to dinner at Revel in the Meatpacking District. The food was great (Annie ordered a pork chop that came on a lava rock – fancy!), but the place was so dark we couldn’t get any pics of it.

The Glitter Life Revel
revel: we sat just beyond the bar in the garden area.

After dinner, we walked down to Brass Monkey on the recommendation of the hostess at Revel. It was pretty chill when we got there but got a little more intense as the night wore on. We were forced to order a random apple pie dessert to hold our table (worth it – having a table was clutch), and it was NOT BAD.

The Glitter Life Brass Monkey
brass monkey (before we got there, obvs)
The Glitter Life Brass Monkey
maggie (fourth from left) did a great job harassing random bar patrons to take our group pics. job well done!

SUNDAY

In search of an early morning coffee / Breakfast at Tiffany’s moment, L explored a few blocks and stumbled on the new Hudson Square outpost of coffee roaster/bakery La Colombe. This place was calm and quiet…a nice change from the usual Starbucks.

The Glitter Life La Colombe Hudson Square
la colombe at hudson square.
The Glitter Life La Colombe
ham and cheese croissant (hey, we’re on vacation) + soy misto at la colombe.

No NYC weekend is complete without Sunday brunch. Our girls at BCBGeneration (New Yorkers through and through) recommended Beauty & Essex to us, and it didn’t disappoint. This place deserves its own post – so stay tuned for the details!

The Glitter Life Beauty & Essex
just outside B&E…right after L lost her gloves. #drama

Mo, our group’s fearless navigator (she really is good at it) found a precious place for after-brunch cocktails. Hotel Chantelle is a Parisian-style cocktail lounge with $.92 mimosas (you heard us) and disco tunes. We sat in the bar (presumably the old hotel lobby). Our only complaint? Really intense heater action. We were sweating by the time we left. We didn’t make it up to the rooftop (place was PACKED)…but we will definitely try again next time we’re in NYC. This would be a great spot for brunch!

Hotel Chantelle
hotel chantelle: the bar.
The Glitter Life Hotel Chantelle
hotel chantelle: the rooftop.

After wandering the streets of the LES and SOHO (no noteworthy purchases), we regrouped for a sweet treat at the famed tea salon Laduree. This place ALSO deserves its own post – coming soon!

The Glitter Life Laduree
laduree: mmmm, so many goodies.
The Glitter Life Laduree
#ladylike

We headed to celebrity favorite Catch for dinner Sunday night. The food was unreal; we’re going to be dreaming about the lobster rolls (J) and the tartare (L) for weeks. The service left a little to be desired, and we had a strange elevator experience on the way down, and we didn’t see any celebrities…but other than that, we loved. Stay tuned for details!

The Glitter Life Catch NYC
catch: the bar. we’re digging those huge copper pendant lights.
THe Glitter Life Tartare Trio
tartare trio: salmon, hamachi and tuna.

We ended our night at the The Standard Biergarten.

The Glitter Life Standard Hotel
beirgarten at the standard: enjoying our last night in the city.

MONDAY

We grabbed a quick brunchy-breakfast at Jack’s Wife Freda before heading to the airport. The food at this Mediterrenean-style diner was amazing…but it was packed (hey, at least we knew it would be good!), and we were a little cramped. We both highly recommend the fresh-squeezed cantaloupe juice.

The Glitter Life Jack's Wife Freda
L’s breakfast: poached eggs+ grilled tomatos + THE JUICE

Share your NYC go-tos with us on Insta @glitter_blog_xo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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friday five | the windy city.

J: You guys. Tomorrow is my friend Mary’s 30th birthday! YAY! Here we are the night Jay and I got engaged. I hope she has that same smile on her face all weekend long in CHICAGO.

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HBD, MARES <3

We’re skipping town to meet up with our girls, Anny and Shaili, in The Windy City. I can hardly contain my excitement.

With that, here are 5 things that are on our agenda this weekend. As you will see, we’re eating our way through the city. Reviews to follow after we’re back and recovered.

1. Gino’s East: Mary’s first birthday request… to eat pizza at Gino’s East. She says it’s the best. I’ll be the judge of that.

2. Tanta Chicago: We were lucky to land a reservation at this Peruvian hot spot. Let’s see what this cebiche is all about.

3. Chicago Q: Who doesn’t love a good BBQ joint? The bruleed macaroni and cheese is calling my name.

4. Bar Takito: Just the decor in this place looks so fun. Already dreaming of a cucumber margarita

5. Bottlefork: This will be me: “One bag of sour cream donut holes, please.”

I have my BFF and Chicagoan, Anny Kitchen, to thank for this amazing itinerary. Stay tuned for trip pics on our Instagram page!

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black + brown.

On the way to a casual dinner at Rah Bar on Jeykll Island

The Glitter Life Outfit Black + Brown

The Glitter Life Outfit Black + Brown

The Glitter Life Outfit Black + Brown

The Glitter Life Outfit Black + Brown

The Glitter Life Kate Spade Clutch

top: h&m // shorts, belt: dish statesboro // clutch: kate spade // cuff: tory burch

Black, brown, aztec print, rattan, metallics, tortoise…we think it all goes together beautifully. So wear what you love! Fun fact: We both own this adorable Tory Burch tortoise cuff. #twins (L’s was a gift from her mom!) Photos taken on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

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amika love.

One of the highlights of our trip to MAGIC was our stop at the Amika Braid Bar at BCBGeneration. We just couldn’t resist the offer to get new hair after a long plane ride. And seriously, what’s better than someone playing with your hair? NOTHING.

Super-talented hair and makeup artists Erica Preus and Mireille Bertrand gave us each a new braid. L got a double braid into a fishtail, and J got a sweet little braid and a few curls.

J and L at the Amika Braid Bar
new hair, new us.

We love the Amika products – especially the nourishing mask – and we highly recommend them. You might have received a sample in your Birchbox! If you didn’t (or even if you did!), comment on this post and you could win a few Amika samples! Good luck!

BONUS: Shop for products at shop.loveamika.com and save 20% off your order when you use the code AMIKASTYLE. Valid through 10.27.3.

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recap: MAGIC.

Our pics are finally uploaded…and we’re ready to share our favorite images from our MAGIC trip. Overall, the trip was a success (though neither one of us felt 100%). We stuck to our trends list (more on that Friday!), only got on the wrong bus ONCE, and even squeezed in a little R & R before we hopped on the red-eye back to Atlanta.

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bcbgeneration swag // relaxing at the hard rock pool before our flight home // L’s double braid at the amika braid bar // we watched a little “Saved By The Bell: The College Years” on this blow-up couch in the bcbgeneration 90s-themed vip lounge // our annual selfie aboard a MAGIC golf cart // taquitos at pink taco // closing out the day with fall vests and coats // obsessed with the framed 90s quotes at bcbgeneration (“Clueless” is still the best movie ever) // mint evil eye sweater, anyone?

Get excited for some nail polish inspiration tomorrow, followed by our Top Five Fall Trends on Friday. Happy Hump Day!

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we’re back!

From Statesboro to Atlanta to Las Vegas to Panama City Beach to Jekyll Island, we have been traveling fools for the last week. It’s going to take us a while to catch up, so try not to freak out over our lack of posts. Today, we bring you a little teaser. Stay tuned for a full run-down of our buying trip, review of the Amika braid bar, and more!

The Glitter Life Navy Tribal Print Shorts
L got super excited when she saw these navy tribal-print shorts.
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And…we’re off!

We hope you all had a great weekend. Tonight, we’re off to Las Vegas for Magic. If you missed it Friday, here’s our packing strategy.

The Glitter Life Quick Trip Packing List
mix+ match neutrals work best for travel.

We’re super excited to check out the trends for fall (and see a sneak peek of spring, too.). We think we’ll see a LOT of the following this week…

  • Novelty sweaters
  • Leather details on EVERYTHING (shirt sleeves, pocket trim, etc)
  • Heart and star prints
  • Burgundy burgundy burgundy
  • PANTS
  • Studs…they’re back.

What fall trends are you super excited about? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo. And be sure to follow us on Instagram @glitter_blog_xo this week for a real-time look at the show!

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follow us on Instagram and Twitter @glitter_blog_xo for behind-the-scenes pics.
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instagram diary: lake edition

It feels like we just got back from our weekend at Lake Oconee, and it’s already time for another holiday. J is headed back to the lake, and L is excited for a family pool day at home.

Before we check out for 24 hours, we’ll share our pics from the weekend.

The Glitter Life Fourth of July Collage
low-tech directions for L // ahhh // fruit + cheese tray at the pool // kalamata-basil spread for cocktail hour // sparkle + shine // reynolds cup // cotton candy at linger longer steak house // more sparkle // happy hour at reynolds landing

Now, let’s talk fashion for tomorrow. Need some last minute red+white+blue inspiration?

The Glitter Life Fourth of July

 We also love this outfit from Social Statesboro.

The Glitter Life Fourth of July

Check out more of our fave red+white+blue images here. We hope you have a fantastic Fourth of July!

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