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New year, new outfits.

You guysssss…

We hope you had a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year’s! We definitely did – not only did all of our boys have a large time (tools and 4-wheelers ruled this year), but my Georgia Bulldogs are GOING TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP! 2018 is going to be epic. I just have this feeling.

Here are a few of my favorite outfits from the last few weeks…

Bernardo Coat
i would have DIED this winter without this coat.

South Georgia has had an unseasonably cold winter – in fact, it’s actually SNOWING here today (more about that later). This hooded Bernardo puffer coat saved my life – it’s super lightweight and packable but also *somehow* manages to keep me very, very warm. This exact coat is sold out, but I’ve linked a ton of super-similar options by the same brand, as well as my black Spanx denim leggings and this cute J Crew Factory blanket scarf (psssttt…it’s now 60% off with promo code CHILLY).

Bow Tie Look
festive Christmas Eve outfits for the oldest and me.

I hestitate to refer to the bow-tie “trend’ because to me this is a classic style and not at all trendy…but Gucci did them this year so they’re on everyone’s radar now. Sole Statesboro has a great dupe for the Gucci version (which I wore Christmas Eve, above!), andhere are lots of similar styles available at lower price points. I paired my grosgrain bow-tie with this turtleneck sweater and skater skirt (both from Sole) and added the same Spanx tights and super-comfy Toms booties I’ve been wearing all winter. And yes, I dress my boys in knee socks, and NO they don’t complain…yet.

 

All Black + Touch of Silver
ready for NYE!

Now that the holidays are over, an all-black outfit kinda fits my mood. I especially love it with just a touch of silver, like this cute crossbody bag.  My BCBGeneration vegan leather skirt (seen here paired with the same turtleneck, tights and booties as above!) is not yet available online, but I linked a ton of similar options in a variety of lengths, sizes and prices.

 

 

Joe Snow Angel
yes, this really happened in Statesboro!

Meanwhile, we’re in the midst of a legit winter storm…check out our Insta stories for more pics! Stay safe and warm!

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holiday dressing.

As promised, here are a few of my favorite looks for the holiday season. You don’t need much: a fun little skirt and a few special accessories will get you through.

Plaid Skirt
merry little holiday skirt.

I wore this adorable plaid skirt for a family holiday event. It’s sold out for now (but keep looking – this brand has a habit of restocking popular items!), so I rounded up some other equally cute little plaid numbers for you guys.

Spanx Tights
best. tights. ever.

Here I am, wearing my trusty “Sidewalk Skirt” again. Also, I’m a big believer in tights. They really do make a huge difference as far as warmth! But all tights are not created equal. These Spanx Luxe Leg Tights are the only tights I will ever wear – they are 100% opaque, never lose their shape and do a LOT for you as far as holding everything in. They’re a big confidence booster! I’m wearing them in the first pic as well.

Calf-Hair Leopard Clutch
so much love for this clutch.

Continuing my love for all things leopard…this clutch is perfection. Mine is from Sole Statesboro, but this baby is EVERYWHERE this season. Click here to see some super-similar options in a range of price points.

Bow Earrings
festive bow earrings.

Jennifer scooped these cute black ribbon hoops, and I’m going to do the same. They’re the perfect finishing touch to any holiday outfit.

What pieces do you have on repeat this holiday season? Tag us in your outfit pics on Insta (@theglitterlifexo)! xo

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my fall/winter capsule, part 2.

Merry, merry everything! The holidays are in full swing, and since both of us have little ones our posting may become a little spacy as we (try to) focus on our boys during this special time of year. Here’s a look at some of my favorite outfits from the last couple of weeks. As I mentioned in this post, I tend to do “capsule dressing” AKA buying a few new pieces every season that work with 1) what I already have and 2) also work with each other. It makes getting dressed in the morning so much easier! Click each photo to shop the look, or (if you’re looking at this on our website), click each piece in the product widget below the photo.

Sidewalk Skirt
The skirt I’ve been wearing all fall.

I’ve put this wool “Sidewalk Skirt” in heavy rotation this fall/winter (and it’s on MAJOR SALE right now – less than $20! – so scoop several colors!). The gathered/ruched/ruffled/ waistband is super-comfy, and the high-waisted fit is so flattering. It’s perfect with tights as well. I’m wearing it here with my all-time favorite sweater (I have it in several colors – can’t stop, won’t stop) and leopard-print heels.

And speaking of leopard…

Leopard Print Faux Fur Jacket
is leopard-print a neutral? 100%.

This faux-fur jacket makes me SO happy. I love the length and how cozy it feels – it’s honestly warmer than some of my “serious weather” coats. Leopard-print looks great with literally EVERYTHING (the only exception: something else leopard-print). I wear mine with everything from jeans and a button-down to an LBD. My exact coat sold out super fast, but I rounded up a ton of other options for you guys in a range of price points.

Corduroy Skort
skorts are so sporty!

This corduroy skort from Sole Statesboro is a super-versatile piece – it’s lightweight, so it looks great with bare legs and loafers…but it also works great with tights (these Spanx tights are the ONLY tights I will ever wear!) and booties. I’m wearing the skort here with the same wool sweater from above and and a ruffle coat from several years ago. If you love dressy coats like there, click here for my round-up of the best ruffle coats this year!

Teddie Wool Sweater
bright orange + COFFEE on a beautiful fall day.

Here’s my go-to sweater in bright orange. Orange is one of my favorite colors – it works so perfectly with olive, navy, etc. I’m wearing it here with Spanx denim leggings (which you should REALLY check out if you haven’t yet) and a statement necklace. I’m definitely in favor of wearing statement necklaces for everyday – they elevate basics and make them feel special.

Stay tuned for my favorite holiday dressing! Hope the rest of your week is wonderful – xo

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a monday like no other 💸

That’s right. It’s Cyber Monday! Sit back, relax and scroll down to see the best deals of the day. Full disclosure, we’re buying most of this. Woops. 💸

J.Crew | 40% off + 10% off until NOON and free shipping with code SHOPFAST.

Click here to view the picks if you’re viewing this in your email.

And a few others to check out:
LET’S GET SHOPPING PEOPLE!

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best of: metallic loafers

Happy #ShoesdayTuesday! Metallic loafers are huge right now, and I’ve been wearing this pair from Sole Statesboro non-stop lately.

Metallic Loafers
fall must-have: metallic loafers

They’re only $29 (what!), and you can take 10% off when you use the discount code GLITTER at checkout. 🙂

I’ve also rounded up nine more of my favorite metallic loafers here. You should snag a pair for sure! Happy shopping!

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my fall capsule, part 1.

Gah I LOVVVEEE this time of year – the last few weeks have been gloriously cool, and it really feels like the holidays are about to begin! Here’s a look at some of my favorite outfits from last week. I tend to do “capsule dressing”, buying a few new pieces every season that work with 1) what I already have and 2) also work with each other. It makes getting dressed in the morning so much easier! Today I’m sharing a few of my new pieces, and I’ll share a few more next week. As you can see, I gravitate towards classic shapes and bright, clear colors. Click each photo to shop the look, or (if you’re looking at this on our website), click each piece in the product widget below the photo.

Gucci Belt Look
preppy style is LIFE – love this combo!

This look is pretty typical of my style – I love a great blazer paired with jeans. This belt was a definite splurge but I have worn it almost every day this fall. Every girl needs a navy blazer in her closet, and this one from J Crew Factory fits perfectly. My striped tee is another favorite J Crew purchase – there are a few sizes left. If those don’t work for you, this one is almost identical and also comes in a red stripe – cute!

Ruffle Button Down
polka dots AND ruffles? yes, please.

I’m always looking for a great button-down – but they are HARD to find! So many of them are bulky and bother me under sweaters…so I was super excited when I found this polka-dot one from J Crew Factory. It’s got a lot of stretch but it’s not clingy. It works great alone or under a sweater. I love it so much that I got it in two colors (see below). My favorite distressed skinnies are sold out everywhere, but I found some other options for you from 7 For All Mankind, Free People and New York & Co. And that’s my favorite bag in the background – you can read more about why I love it here.

Red Ruffle Button Down
love this pop of red

Okay, here’s the same ruffle button-down in red. So cute! I’ve added my favorite Frye boots – I love how they look more and more beat-up every year.

Hope the rest of your week is wonderful! xo

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lately.

Wait, has it been a MONTH since we posted? Insert that little chin-stroking emoji here.

I *love* dressing for fall – you can do so much more as far as layering, mixing prints and patterns, and playing with color. Here’s a look at some of my recent fall outfits – shop by clicking each photo or by clicking the items below!

OTK Boots Look
over-the-knee boots + sweater + my favorite Spanx denim leggings + vintage bag

My exact OTK boots are from my boutique Dish Statesboro (get 10% off their website when you use promo code GLITTER!), but I found several other others that are super similar.

Duck Boots Look
duck boots + vest + French Connection sweater + blanket scarf

It was so cold for our church’s Harvest Festival a few weeks ago that I had to wear FOUR layers – totally insane for October in South Georgia! These duck boots are also available at Dish Statesboro and are only $25 – WHAT.

Emerald Green Coat Look
emerald coat + pencil skirt + navy sweater + leopard heels

Celebrated my birthday last week in one of my favorite fall looks. My emerald coat is several years old, but this one from J Crew Factory is the exact same color! This wool pencil skirt (also from J Crew Factory) runs a little big – I suggest sizing down.

Sorel Boots Look
sorel boots + striped tee + camo jacket + high-waist denim

My Sorel “Cate the Great” hidden wedge boots were an investment, but every time I wear them I fall in love all over again. And this camo field jacket is a TOTAL steal at $44.

Hope everyone is having a great fall so far and enjoying this cooler weather! xo

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our favorites: 9.19.17

We’re settling back into a routine after a crazy few weeks that included two birthdays and one hurricane evacuation for me (thankfully, we did not have any damage at home!) and a bachelorette party for Jennifer. I’ve pretty much been living in casual basics these days (including these amazing flares from Dish) – take a look and shop my favorites below!

Flutter Sleeve Top
the cutest flutter sleeve top

Shirtdress
all business in this BCBGeneration shirtdress

Overalls
relaxed-fit Blank NYC overalls

Lightweight Sweater
lightweight sweater = the perfect transition piece

Flutter Sleeve Top
same flutter sleeve top, different day/color

Friday Graphic Tee
new favorite graphic tee + my fave flares again


Now, let’s try to get through week with no major disasters! xo

 

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our favorites: 8.23.17

What whatttt, we’re halfway to Friday! Let’s take a break from the work week with some retail therapy. A few minutes glancing back at some of our favorites can’t hurt, can it?

Flare Look
ruffle top + flares

leopard slides
leopard slides

Jeans + Tee
simple jeans + tee for a Friday night

our new fave palette

Lace-Trimmed Tee
lace-trimmed tee

We hope the rest of your week is great! xo

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lately.

It’s Tuesday – back to the GRIND. We’ll be sharing some super cute stuff with you on Insta later this week, but in the meantime, these outfits from the last few weeks deserve a second look!

One Shoulder Striped Ruffle Top
just before I dropped Joe off for a week in Athens // you can tell from our faces that both of us were a little apprehensive about being separated (but he had a GREAT time at camp!)

One-shoulder, ruffles, stripes…this sweet little top checked all my boxes. I’m wearing the black/white version, but it also comes in blue/white. It was sold out for a while, but now it’s been restocked in all sizes! I paired it with black Spanx denim leggings (yes, I’m still wearing them – they are super comfy, even in this insane heat!), my favorite tassel wedges and beaded tassel earrings, which come in tons of different colors. You can shop Joe’s little Sperry topsiders here.

Embroidered Hat
smiling because I really love this hat.

It has rained literally EVERY DAY this summer – and every single day – it’s forced me to up my rainy-day outfit game. I love this embroidered baseball hat from Dish (I’m also feeling this satin one from Forever 21, which is super similar!), and this lightweight camo jacket has become my go-to layer. It’s under $40 and is stocked in all sizes! I’ve been wearing these TOMS Memphis sunnies for over two years. They fit my face perfectly (no bending or molding necessary), and they never slide off my ears. These come in a bunch of cool color combos; the tortoise ones like mine are on major sale right now!

little joe
lady killer.

The Joes and I spent a weekend in Atlanta, doing some tourist-y things, hanging out with Jennifer, Jay and James and attending the christening of our sweet friend Corinna’s daughter Quinn. Little Joe broke hearts in his pink shorts and blazer (his is from Janie & Jack, and I couldn’t find it online…this one from J Crew is similar). Click the photo for the other details, including a few options for his Vineyard Vines shirt.

Off Shoulder Top
three cheers for the…

Just in time for the Fourth, Jennifer’s fave red and white striped off-shoulder top went on sale.

Speaking of the Fourth…this white BCBGeneration romper had just arrived at Sole, striking the perfect dressy/casual note. I added a simple blue envelope clutch and these red tassel earrings (get on my level! tassels are the best!), which come in black and dusty rose as well.

Rose Ttote
everything you need, stuffed into the cutest tote bag

Even though I didn’t travel for the Fourth, my favorite graphic tote got a workout. My holiday weekend essentials: navy lace-up tank, red stripe relaxed fit tankwhite bandeau bikini top, bikini bottom, brush-on sunscreen and striped straws. Because how else would I drink my wine?

Hope you all have a great week! xo

 

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