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the bag that changed my life.

You guys…

Tory Burch York Buckle Tote The Glitter Life
this is the bag that changed my life.

I have struggled with a two-bag system for years. I have always carried a purse (for all the usual purse things) as well as a “work bag” for my laptop, notebook, folders, phone charger, etc. It wasn’t that I hadn’t tried to find a bag that could do it all…I just couldn’t find one. Sure, I’ve had gigantic purses that fit my laptop, but they were always unstructured bags without compartments. In other words, giant BLACK HOLES in which to lose all my stuff. I could frequently be found dumping the contents of my bag out onto the floor, searching for something random like a mini-stapler. Grrrrrrrr.

And there are certainly plenty of business-y satchels out there…but I have never found one that I didn’t think screamed LAPTOP BAG. I wanted something big enough for my laptop that still looked like a handbag. I wanted it all.

And then I FOUND IT.

Tory Burch York Buckle Tote The Glitter Life
so happyyyyyyyyy

The Tory Burch York Buckle Tote. Full disclosure, Jennifer also has this tote. She had it first! I am totally copying her. I was having the hardest time finding a bag that checked all my boxes, and she suggested this one. What took me so long to buy it? No idea. But I’m so glad I did.

Tory Burch York Buckle Tote The Glitter Life
everything i need to work in a hotel lobby – and I’m currently doing just that – is in this bag.

This York Buckle Tote comes in red, black and navy (shown).

Tory Burch York Buckle Bag The Glitter Life
inside zipper pocket holds my laptop, full-size notebook and various folders

The best part about this bag is the pockets. There are FOUR interior slip pockets (for phone, keys, sunglasses and pens. I have a lot of pens.). In addition, there’s a side zipper compartment where I keep random stuff (hairbrush, etc). The crowning achivement is the interior zipper pocket that divides the bag into two sections. This interior zipper pocket is large enough to hold my laptop, my favorite Sugar Paper Notebook (I use one every two-three months instead of a planner) and various folders. People make fun of my folders, but when you work on-the-go a lot (and I do!), you need access to all your papers like school forms, invoices, etc. My Tory Burch make-up bag (Jennifer gave me this little baby years ago and it has served me so well – what we can say, we’re brand-loyal!) and HOBO wallet (this one is super similar) fit neatly on one side, and I keep my phone and laptop chargers on the other.

Tory Burch York Buckle Tote The Glitter Life
sunglasses, eyeglasses, wallet, make-up bag, keys

If I seem weirdly excited about this bag, it’s because I’ve spent years digging through two bags in frustration, struggling to find my stuff. I highly recommend this tote for anyone who frequently works out of town (me), in coffee shops (me, again) or in any random place (me, me, me). Happy Thursday!

 

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under $50: tassel earrings

We love the fun feel of tassel earrings, and they’re EVERYWHERE right now. Here are our favorites, all under $50!

Tassel Earrings The Glitter Life
tuesdays are for tassels // click the photo to shop our faves!

My tassel earrings from Sole Statesboro are only $16. They also come in pink and white. You can’t buy them online (boo!), but you can call 912-764-7463 to order. Mention secret code GLITTER and get 10% off!

Other Options

Aqua Tassel Earrings
Aqua Larissa Tassel Earrings at Bloomingdale’s // $18

These Larissa earrings are super similar to mine. They also come in blue.

Tassel Earrings The Glitter Life
Shashi Mia Tassel Fan Earrings at Shopbop // $42

I love the dressier feel of these “Mia” earrings. They also come in white!

Tassel Earrings The Glitter Life
Love’s Affect Tassel Earrings at Nordstrom // $36

These Love’s Affect earrings come in tons of colors, including beige, grey, blue/green, pink, and coral. I’m ordering the coral as soon as I hit “publish” on this post!

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Madewell Tassel Earrings // $28

This simple pair by Madewell also comes in dreamy peach and recycled blue.

Tassel Earrings The Glitter Life
Vanessa Mooney “The Astrid” Tassel Earrings at Shopbop // $45

These Vanessa Mooney “The Astrid” tassels come in tons of colors. They’re a little pricier…but so much impact!

Are you wearing tassels this spring? Tag us in your pics on Instagram – we’d love to see! xo

 

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under $50: embroidered denim skirts

What’s sweeter than an embroidered denim skirt? We’ve rounded up our favorites for under $50. Happy shopping!

Embroidered Denim Skirt
mine is $39 and an in-store exclusive at Sole in Statesboro. call 912.764.7463 to order and take 10% off when you mention GLITTER!
Asos Denim Skirt The Glitter Life
love this one from asos – and it’s only $25!

more options

If you’re digging the button-down style, try this mini from Forever 21 ($38) or this one from Honey Punch ($48). If you prefer a back-zip style, this cute one from H&M ($35). Fans of the traditional zipper-fly will like this one (also from H&M) ($30). If you’re on the small/short side, try this petite version from Asos ($38). Or shake things up with this white one from Boohoo (on sale for $21!). Click the images below to shop each style!

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outfit roundup.

This post is a little late, because MONDAY. The struggle is real, you guys! Here’s a look back at our week…

Masters Outfits The Glitter Life
jennifer, jay and baby james last weekend on Masters Sunday

On Masters Sunday, Jennifer bucked the green polo trend and wore this adorable Endless Rose off-shoulder top and her usual Blank NYC white skinnies (the fit is incredible!). And how cute are James’ elephantito driving shoes?? Gotta get Ed a pair!

Brunch Outfit The Glitter Life
me: top // jacket // denim leggings // wedges joe: polo // shorts // sneakers

Same day, a few hours south…Joe and I were at brunch (read the post here). Joe’s AFTCO shorts are from my friend Whitney’s boutique Wrens. He has these in several colors – they hold up great and I love the length. You can call Wrens at 478-268-4728 to order, or click here to order directly from AFTCO. Joe has been wearing classic New Balance sneakers since he could walk – they are the best sneakers you’ll ever buy. I have saved every pair for Ed. As hard as Joe plays, he always outgrows his before they wear out. They come in infant sizes as well. Solid purchase!

 

Fast forward to Easter weekend…(because apparently we wore nothing interesting during the week!)…

Easter The Glitter Life
there are those driving shoes again!

Jennifer and Jay spent James’ first Easter at Reynolds Plantation. Jennifer’s white dress is sold out, but this one is super similar.

Easter The Glitter Life
gingham shorttall

James loved the bunny! How adorable is he? His hand-smocked gingham shorttall from Etsy is pretty cute, too.

Easter Egg Hunt The Glitter Life
you can’t see them very well here, but my suede lace-up shorts from Dish are the CUTEST – i love the high-waisted fit. they’re only $29, and they also come in olive (on sale for $20!) and a really pretty dusty rose color.

My husband and I (along with some MAJOR help from my in-laws and some very good friends!) hosted our annual egg hunt on Saturday. We started when Joe Jr. was just 6 months old, and it’s hard to believe that this was our seventh one!  It seems to get bigger every year – this year we had 70 adults and 60 kids. That’s a lot of mimosas and pimiento cheese sandwhiches, yall. You can shop Ed’s Minnetonka moccasins at Sole, or you can shop them on Zappos here.

Easter The Glitter Life
it was EARLY in the morning – we needed an Instagram filter so bad.

An Easter miracle happened in the Lanier family on Sunday morning. We actually got out of the house – fully clothed, with no yelling and no tears – and made it to church in time to take a photo. I got tons of compliments on my drop-waist dress, and little Joe was looking especially dapper in his bow tie from my friend Ryan’s store Bellies, Babies and Ballerinas (you can follow them on Instagram and comment to purchase!).

Have a great week!

PS – Jennifer just had to share these adorable Hinge “Cora” block heels. They’re super comfy and come in TONS of colors…and they’re on sale at Nordstrom right now!

Cora Block Heel The Glitter Life
cora block heel
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brunch, please.

Is it the weekend yet?

Brunch Look The Glitter Life
no time to stand still for a photo – gotta get to brunch!

In my quest to spend some quality time with both of my boys, I’ve been taking them (separately, because I’m not a crazy person) to brunch on Saturdays. Mama time for them and a mimosa for me – everybody wins! My no-fail brunch look includes this adorable ruffle top (also comes in black!), my trusty Spanx denim leggings (which always fit no matter how many crepes I eat!) and my favorite Madewell denim jacket, because the temps have been varying wildly down here…and what’s the point of brunch if you can’t sit outside? We also like to do a little walking around downtown afterwards, so I always wear wedges. These Toms watercolor wedges are my current favorite.

Brunch Look The Glitter Life
top // leggings // jacket 

Spanx leggings and Toms wedges are super comfy – ideal for chasing two rambunctious little ones. I love the fit of this denim jacket, but if you’re looking for something more oversized, this Topshop denim jacket offers a LOT of style at a great price.

The Glitter Life Brunch
my handsome date.

Tag us in your brunch photos on Instagram! xo

 

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outfit roundup.

We’ve got a Masters hangover (please tell us you guys watched – it was incredible!) and can’t really deal with Monday yet, so let’s review our looks from last week. You guys showed us a  lot of love on Insta – thanks so much!!

Cold Shoulder Striped Dress The Glitter Life
I wore this cold-shoulder knit French Connection dress (now on sale at Nordstrom!) and my favorite Jack Rogers sandals to a family Easter egg hunt last weekend. this look is going to get a lot more wear this spring. 
spring weddings are upon us, and this scalloped, one-shoulder number (under $100!) is your new go-to LBD.
Cold Shoulder Top The Glitter Life
love this striped cold shoulder top (now under $60 on sale!) paired with coral high-waist shorts (under $30). this nail color (Blue Away by Sally Hansen) is my spring-go to – you’ll love the super-thick brush. it covers way better than a lot of more expensive brands.
Bloomingdale's Sale The Glitter Life
jennifer hit the Bloomingdale’s sale on Thursday and had amazing luck. our favorite combo: this one-shoulder top paired with this asymmetrical striped skirt.
Rainy Day Look The Glitter Life
if i’m wearing a baseball hat you know things are serious. the threat of severe weather on wednesday meant I pulled out my favorite hunter boots (this adorable light blue pair is on sale, which legit never happens!) and trusty Blank NYC distressed skinnies. my J Crew striped tee is now on sale for under $30 – score!

My faux-suede baseball cap is from my boutique Dish and comes in tons of colors. You can order it here (psssst use discount code GLITTER at checkout and get 10% off your entire order!).

Tag us in your outfits on Instagram – we’d love to see what you’re wearing! Have a great week! xo

 

 

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What We’re Wearing

Joe and Jay were traveling this weekend, so Jennifer and I were both home alone with our nuggets. The one-on-one time was nice, but we’re dragging today. Can we get a do-over on the weekend?

In case you missed us on Instagram, here’s a look at what we’ve been wearing (apparently we had a blue-and-white theme going). There are some STEALS here, you guys!

Gingham Off Shoulder Top
this gingham off-the-shoulder top is adorbs…and also comes in petite and tall sizes. we’ve linked all three to the photo!
BCBGeneration Knit Dress
wore this knit dress (now on sale for $60!) to dinner to celebrate joe’s birthday – it’s my idea of the perfect date night look. my favorite tasseled sandals are under $30 – crazy! my Kate Spade clutch is sold out, but this one is super similar.
Striped One-Shoulder Top
you guys loved this $35 one-shoulder top from Nordstrom. it’s been restocked in all sizes!
White Bandeau Bikini
the swimsuit struggle is real, but this Target bandeau top *actually fits*…comes in four colors…and each piece is under $20! can’t beat that.

Speaking of swimsuits, Target has tonsss of cute ones right now. Click here to see our favorites under $30. Psssst you get free shipping on orders over $25!

Have a great week!

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outfit inspo: golf tournament attire

Happy Friday! Today we’ve got golf tournament attire on the brain. Next week is Masters Week, and we’re always excited for this storied tournament in our shared home town of Augusta. Of course, the big question is always…WHAT ARE WE WEARING? It’s important to be respectful of golf tradition, but – of course – we also want to be comfy and cute. We love a skort or skinnies paired with a simple polo or shell. And unless you plan to sit in the clubhouse all day (come on, don’t do that!), comfy kicks, oversized sunnies and a cross-body bag are key. Here are our two favorite looks.

Golf Tournament Outfit The Glitte Life
tory burch polo (use code REAL to take an extra 20% off!) // TOMS sunglasses // bcbgeneration skort (one of our favorites – and now it’s on MAJOR sale) // nike sneakers // HOBO crossbody
Golf Tournament Outfit The Glitter Life
spanx denim leggings // adorable kate spade clutch // j crew sleeveless sweater – now on SALE! // ray bans // adidas sneakers

And here’s my golf tournament style IRL:

The Glitter Life Golf Attire
my mini and me at the Schenkel in Statesboro

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and we’re back!

Um, hi? It’s been awhile…we’ve been BUSY (see: Baby Ed and Baby James). We’ve got a few things cooking right now, including a revamp of our website. In the meantime, we’re working on posting more regularly.

Sorel Boots The Glitter Life
don’t be fooled by this pic. the azaleas are blooming…but it’s 33 degrees. sorel boots // blank nyc skinnies // tory burch polo (old, but you can find a white one here) // utility jacket (similar) // toms shades

Supposedly it’s spring…but it’s f-f-freezing in Georgia this week! Not great for those of us wanting to bust out our new spring stuff. The upside is that we’re getting more wear out of our winter pieces, like these amazing Sorel “Cate the Great” boots (they have a hidden wedge heel – so comfy). View all the outfit details here. Or follow us on Insta and use the Emoticode app (what, you don’t have it already?) to view our outfit details in an easy-to-shop format.

 

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oh, baby 🍼

J: HI GUYS! Long time. Let’s catch up.

We blinked and Baby James is almost 4 months old! He’s the sweetest, happiest little boy (see instagram.)

I was thinking the other day about when I was pregnant and how I would comb pinterest and blogs looking for must-have items for baby. Now that James has arrived, I feel I have recommendations of my own to share! I’m a mom. It’s wild.

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the goods.

Diapering

We alternate between honest diapers and pampers swaddlers. They both work great for us, but honest diapers aren’t available on amazon. If you don’t have a prime membership, get on that.

Honest wipes are the only way to go. Buy them in bulk at Target.

Bath

Okay. Our bathtub. Kind of obsessed with it. The Aquascale 3 in 1 tub tells you the temp of your water before you put baby in, works for infants and toddlers, and the best feature… it has a built in scale. It may sound silly, but we love weighing him at bath time and tracking his growth!

Mustela products are by far the best. I keep their face wipes with me at all times for a quick spit up clean up. The foam shampoo is amazing (and great for clearing up cradle cap!) Just started using the hydra stick for forehead flakes. Game changer.

Bedtime

Swaddles. There are a million available and we bought most of them. WITH THAT, Halo Sleepsack Swaddles win the game. Period. We also used Swaddle Me swaddles prior to discovering Halo and they were good!

Toys

The ever so popular Sophie la Giraffe is loved in our house! James is also into O-Balls and the Noggin Stick.

Misc.

Out of everything, the one item I constantly recommend (especially to boy moms!) is the Keekaroo Peanut Changing Pad. No. Covers. To. Wash.

Some will say a wipe warmer isn’t worth purchasing, but I disagree. We love our Prince Lionheart Wipe Warmer! Be sure to buy the replacement pillows to keep the wipes fresh.

Trust me. You will have to change a dirty diaper on the go and need a place to put it. I keep Sassy Bags in the car and in my purse aka diaper bag. Must. Have.

 

I know what you’re wondering. Where are the CLOTHES? That deserves its own post. I’m obsessed with dressing this child. STAY TUNED. X0

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