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friday five | loves.

YAY for the weekend. It’s actually sunny today – we’re crossing our fingers this lasts for a few days. Here’s what we’re loving right now!

1. Nude Lip. After a winter of bright red lips, we’re really feeling this pared down nude lip. Now, if we can just get a tan…

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photo: the beauty department.

2. Homemade Pizza. L and Joe made this delicious Spinach Artichoke Pizza (sans artichokes – forgot them at the store!) this week, and it’s probably making a reappearance on Sunday night. It’s super easy, and we love the combination of flavors. Even Baby Joe gobbled it up.

Spinach Artichoke Pizza
photo: two peas and their pod

3. Mimosa caddy. Making mimosa caddies is tops on our spring to-do list because we love champagne, we love pink, and we love DIY. And just because.

DIY Mimosa Caddy
photo: a fabulous fete.

4. ASOS Floral Midi Skirt. J’s wearing this adorable floral midi to brunch in NYC during her bach party. Stay tuned for details!

ASOS Floral Midi
photo: merricjk’s art.

5. Good read. We love this article about finding your style when you hit 30.

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photo: cupcakes and cashmere.

J and L reunite at Mount Vintage this weekend for J’s bridal shower – hope you guys get to spend the weekend with good friends, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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friday five: weekend at home.

We’re sticking close to home this weekend. Can’t. Deal. With. This. Weather. Read on for our top five things to do around the house!

1. Finally create that gallery wall. This excellent article and video show you exactly how.

How to Create a Gallery Wall
photo: In Style

2. Make soup. Like this Cauliflower and Arugula Soup…or choose from sixteen other cold-weather soups here.

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we’re warming up just looking at this. photo: Food Republic

3. Clean out your closet. This article has great tips for a winter-closet cleanout.

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photo: Bacon Smores

4. Whip up a quick sweet treat. Make yourself (or that special someone) a batch of 5-Minute Peanut Butter Fudge.

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made with coconut oil and raw honey, this is actually good for you. photo: Skinny Ms.

5. Start planning your spring parties now. Easter brunch, anyone? Be sure to include these adorable DIY gold lipstick champagne flutes on your bar.

DIY Gold LIpstick Flutes
repeat after us: it WILL be spring soon, it WILL be spring soon, it WILL be spring soon… photo: Sugar & Cloth
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friday five | sweet picks.

Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays. What’s not to love about a day filled with happiness, treats, cheesy cards, hugs, kisses etc etc? Here are five things we’re crushing on this weekend:

1. Diptyque Rosafolia Candle: If you’re in Atlanta, check out the new Diptyque boutique in Buckhead Atlanta. You’ll never want to leave.

rosafolia_candlepack_722. ASOS Sweater With Heart Elbow Patches: Wear your heart on your sleeve. Literally.

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3. Chloe Love Story Perfume: So fresh. So amazing.

Chloe Love Story4. Kate Spade Heart Dish: Because you need the constant (adorable) reminder.

854766_6505. J. Crew Foliage Earrings: Girls…We always need fun jewels. Always.

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friday five | cupid shuffle.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether cupid is stupid or you’re spending the day with someone special, you NEED a fun playlist. Now, drop the chocolates and get down:

1. Mark Ronson | Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars.

2. Rihanna + Kanye West + Paul McCartney | FourFiveSeconds.

3. Maroon 5 | Sugar.

4. Betty Who | Somebody Loves You.

5. Ed Sheeran | Thinking Out Loud.

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friday five: date night outfits.

Well, hello Friday! We’ve been waiting for you…

J is in Greensboro doing a tasting for her upcoming wedding, and L is on the road to Atlanta for Apparel Market. Be sure to check out our IG (@glitter_blog_xo and @shopsocialdish) tomorrow for spring fashion sneak peeks! In the meantime (and in the spirit of Friday) we’re highlighting five date night outfits we’re really feeling right now.

Date Night 1
easy, breezy – ripped skinnies (try these from dish) + slouchy tee + cardigan.
Date Night 2
we love a dark floral this time of year. add a moto jacket (like this one from dish) and tights and you’re good to go.
Date Night 3
flirty crop top + ladylike midi = romance.
Date Night 4
file this away for spring. sequined shorts + boyfriend shirt + clutch.
Date Night 5
love this oversized shirt and leopard clutch…but we’d swap the black skinnies for faux leather leggings (like these). perfect hair doesn’t hurt, either.

View more outfit ideas on our Date Night Pinterest Board. Have a great weekend!

 

 

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friday five: pin for the win.

J: HAPPY FRIDAY! I’m prepping myself for a weekend envelope stuffing sesh… my wedding invitations are in! They’re beautiful. Totally perfect. Just wait…

With the big day only 84 days away, I’ve been spending an ungodly amount of time on Pinterest for last minute ideas. I’ve also accumulated a must have list along the way. Here are the Top 5:

1. James Read | Try Me Kit: I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about James Read sunless tanning products. Time to give them a go. Lord knows we need some color right now… #Casper

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get your glow on.

2. Tory Burch | Color Block Espadrille: Full disclosure… I already purchased these. The perfect shoe for honeymoon sightseeing? Duh.

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put a little spring in your step.

3. bkr | glass water bottle: So how adorable is this!? I noticed a girl at FlyBarre carrying one then came across it on Pinterest. Must be fate.

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stay hydrated and adorable.

4. Threshold | Gold Flatware: HELLO. It’s impossible to find affordable gold flatware. Until now. Threshold for Target has done it again. Love you.

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oh la la.

5. Ray-Ban | Clubmaster: Last but not least. These sunnies must be mine. Right away.

sleek and chic.
sleek and chic.

 

 

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friday five | necessities.

It’s back to basics this weekend, girls. When a new season rolls around, you realize you need a lot of NEW things and not just fashion “essentials”…

1. Glasses: Time to update those specs, girlfriend! We came across GlassesShop.com and scooped these adorable wayfarer tortoise glasses. BONUS: GlassesShop.com is offering The Glitter Life readers 20% off with code GLITTER20. Get your orders in!

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click here for the ludington wayfarer. totally adorable.

2. Moisturizer: Don’t let you skin suffer during these cooler temps. Lather on this moisturizer from Dermalogica and you’re golden.

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no blotchy skin here.

3. Polish: Essie has done it again {no surprise} with their Fall 2014 collection. “Take It Outside” is hands down our favorite shade.

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many manis will be had with this one.

4. Phone: The mad rush has calmed. Time to scoot into the apple store and upgrade to the latest and greatest. How else will we bring you these Instagram gems!?

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show me the gold.

5. Lip Care: There’s nothing better than Smith’s Rosebud Lip Balm. Scoop every flavor and thank us later.

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via anthropologie.
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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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