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currently coveting: summer shoes.

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1. Zara: Sandals With Tassels: Make a statement with these boho chic sandals. Pair with a monochrome white on white look for a perfect pop.

2. Stuart Weitzman: Gladiator Sandal: Stuart Weitzman always says he designs shoes simply to make women happy. We say he succeeded with these gladiators!

3. Sam & Libby: Karina Sandal: We love a good Target/Designer collab. Our long time fave Sam Edelman and his wife Libby released this less-expensive line last month. Couldn’t be cuter.

4. Sam Edelman: Yuri Tribal High Heel: Take it up a notch with these fun, flirty sandals! Gotta love a comfortable chunky heel to take you from the office to happy hour.

5. Valentino: Rockstud T-Strap Pump: Obsessed. Literally obsessed. So versatile you can wear them with skinny jeans and a tee or an evening gown.

6. J. Crew: Collection Bow Pump: Nothing says summer like a pair of preppy, nautical heels. Dress them up or down. Either way, you can’t go wrong.

7. Tory Burch: Marlow Loafer: The silhouette of the season is… the smoking slipper! This simply chic flat is a show stopper.

8. Social Boutique Bow Flats: Everyone needs a nude flat in her summer wardrobe. And at $28, you might as well make it TWO pairs. These are *perfect*.

9. J. Crew Mirror Metallic Oxfords: Absolutely dying over this mirror metallic look. The perfect complement to a pair of jean cutoffs and a white v-neck tee.

What shoes are you feeling this summer? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo.

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friday five: our stella and dot picks.

There’s only one thing we love more than shopping, and that’s shopping for a good cause. Last week Stella & Dot stylist Brittany Dransfield approached us and asked for our help with an awesome project. Together we’re teaming up for a special Stella & Dot trunk show to benefit the victims of the heartbreakingly severe tornado destruction in the mid-west. Proceeds from today’s sale will go directly to the American Red Cross, which is working around the clock to help those affected by the tornadoes.

DETAILS: Click here to shop our trunk sale. Making purchases through other Stella & Dot sites won’t count. In order to support Brittany and to support this cause, you need to use our link. The sale will last through Friday, July 5.

GIVEAWAY: Brittany has generously given us a Spirit Bracelet to give away to one of our lucky readers. We love this dainty style! To enter:

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Place a trunk show order for FIVE additional chances to win!

 

BONUS: It pays to shop with Stella & Dot in June. For every $50 you spend this month, you’ll receive 25 Dot Dollars to redeem in July. The fine print: a minimum purchase of $50 on jewelry is required to redeem the points.

Now, on to the trunk show! We’ve picked our five favorite Stella & Dot styles to get you started.

1. On the Mark Necklace

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a key layering piece.

2. Wanderlust Triple Wrap – Limited Edition

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pop. of. color.

3. Spirit Bracelet

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we like this bracelet so much, we begged brittany to let us give one away to a lucky reader!

4. Sidewinder Ring

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make a statement with this ring! celebs like katherine mcphee love it…

5. Bring It Jewelry Roll – Red Ikat

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you gotta have somewhere to store your purchases, right?

Tragic events that occur far from home can leave us feeling helpless. What can we possibly do that will make a difference? We believe in the good work the Red Cross does, and we believe in Stella & Dot. We sincerely hope you’ll satisfy your summer jewelry cravings by shopping our trunk sale. You’ll feel good about your purchase, we promise.

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currently coveting: l’s picks.

I am in LOVE with these five items. Bright colors and tassels feel so right!

1. Kate Spade Licorice Pumps. These actually go with EVERYTHING. Jeans and a tank? Shorts and a tee? Ev. Ery. Thing.

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WANT WANT WANT

2. Tory Burch Mochilla Suitcase. Words can’t express how much I love this suitcase. Talk about Wanderlust – doesn’t it make you want to just throw stuff in and GO?!

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oh, the places you’ll go…

3. Jonathan Adler Zodiac PillowI am a proud Scorpio, and I love anything emblazoned with my zodiac sign. This would look great (and help me start each morning with a smile) on my dressing room chair.

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sssting!

4. West Elm Essex Printed Bench. I just upgraded my living room with these curtains and this coffee table. I think this bench is the final piece of the puzzle.

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i would stack art books on top.

5. Tassel Garland. I don’t know where I would put this. But I love it so!

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maybe above the cash wrap at dish statesboro?

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currently coveting: j’s picks

1. Anthropologie Tasseled Strands Necklace: I’m truly obsessed with this not-so-average bib necklace. And I will admit, it’s already on order. Oops – I couldn’t resist. Mint AND tassels? This adds the perfect pop of color and texture to your favorite summer dress or tank top/shorts combo.

the ultimate statement piece.
the ultimate statement piece.

2. BCBGeneration Cutout Bustier Dress: I have several weddings to attend this summer, and I can totally see myself wearing this fun twist on the classic LBD. Pair it with a bright heel and STACKS of bracelets. Call Social Statesboro to purchase and enjoy FREE shipping on your purchase.

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a chic, sleek little black dress.

3. G.H. Bass & Co. Gwen Loafers: These versatile flats easily take you from day to night. Wear with skinny slacks to work and fun, flirty shorts for happy hour. We all know nude footwear lengthens your legs, ladies.

a fun twist on the traditional loafer.
not your traditional loafer.

4. Kate Spade Par For The Course Tote: It’s no secret that I love golf. I grew up going to tournaments and watching my dad and brothers play. Now as I watch Jay play (and dabble a little myself), I really need this tote to accompany me in the cart.

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par. for. the. course.

5. Mara Hoffman Luau Bikini: Love at first sight. The color combo and tribal print caught my eye right away, and I’m really feeling the longer, retro-inspired top. It’s so different than the rest of my tops! Time to switch it up.

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not your traditional bikini top, and i love it. double back hook closure.
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the red/teal combo compliments a summer glow nicely.

What is on your wish list this summer? Share with us on Twitter! And stay tuned for L’s “Currently Coveting” list.

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floral + stripes.

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top: forever 21 (also seen here) // blazer: j.crew (similar here) // skirt: bcbgeneration (available here) // flats:  (available here) // clutch: bcbgeneration (also seen here; call 912.681.4008) // necklace: town & reese (call 912.681.4008)  // bracelets: the usual suspects // nails: essie tart deco // photo credit: kristen evans

Anchor a floral-stripes combo with a classic navy blazer and nude flats.

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friday five: mother’s day.

Where would we be without Mom? Show her some love with these five great gifts. And since these are all gifts we’d love to receive ourselves…Moms, feel free to leave your laptops open to this post. HINT, HINT, Significant Others.

1. Blow Out: Treat Mom to a glamorous Dry Bar experience. Even better, make her blow-out last with this gift set. It includes a blow-out gift coaster, Detox Dry Shampoo and {everyone’s fave} Morning After Shower Cap.

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2. Homemade Brunch: A reservation isn’t easy to come by on Mother’s Day. If you’re in the same city as Mom, cook her brunch at home (hers or yours) instead! L loves these foolproof recipes: Mushroom Spinach Frittata (EASY) and Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole (EASIER). Both recipes are forgiving and open to interpretation. Add a little bacon to the frittata; add a little cayenne to the grits casserole. If Mom is a foodie (and you’re up for something fancier), try a delicious Roasted Asparagus & Goat Cheese Frittata. Bon appetit!

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bake up a frittata full of veggies. image: new york times.
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cheddar cheese grits casserole + crispy bacon. image: southern living.

3. A Little Shopping: Tons of stores are celebrating Mother’s Day with mom-daughter shopping events. L’s boutiques Social and Dish are hosting MOMS + Mimosas this Saturday, May 11. Swing in with Mom, for Mom, or for yourself and enjoy 25% off any item. Not in Statesboro? Use promo code MOM13 to save on www.shopsocialdish.com.

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shop for yourself AND mom and save.

4. DIY Gift: Our girl Lauren Conrad has a knack for cute crafts that score low on the frustration scale. All you need for an adorable Mother’s Day gift is a white coffee mug (or other dish) and a gold paint pen. So get creative! Spoiler alert: L made one of these for her mom, her mother-in-law, and herself.

so easy. so cute.
so easy. so cute.

5. Give back. Mother’s Day is an opportunity to thank the woman who gave you life. It’s also a chance to honor women around the world who are overcoming adversity.  There are so many options. Buy matching bracelets from 31 Bits for you and Mom – the proceeds help equip Ugandan women with literacy education, financial and vocational training, holistic care, and strong support systems. Or clean out your closets together and donate your gently used workwear to a local charity like Dress for Success, which has affiliates all over the United States. Do some research and choose a cause that resonates with you both. Mom will be so proud.

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“Half Moon” bracelets, by 31 Bits. {$28} call 912.871.3989 to order.

How are you celebrating MOM this weekend? Tweet/Instagram us! @glitter_blog_xo.

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behind the scenes: F/W 2013.

We’re finally ready to share pics from our recent buying trip in Atlanta. From leather accents at BCBGeneration to quilted boots and oxfords at Rampage, we’ve already in love with fall styles.

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setting the mood: cute pillows in j’s guest room.
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we started our morning looking at costa blanca, one our favorite lines.
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pastels carry over from spring/summer into early fall.
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we loved the lace detail on these denim cut-offs at costa blanca.
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leather trimmed sweaters and sweater-dresses at bcbgeneration.
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printed pants and an amazing maxi dress + sweater combo at bcbgeneration.
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we fell hard for this bcbgeneration hi-low hem leather trimmed knit dress. that’s kirkland, one of our awesome sales reps, on the left.
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quilted black boots are on our wish list for fall/winter.
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perfectly neutral studded loafers at rampage.
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we each want a pair of these grey wingtip oxfords at rampage.
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we still can’t get enough cap-toe flats at social.
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ultimately we decided against ordering these metallic cowboy boots…but they’re fun, right?
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in defense of L’s face, we were viewing these tulle coats in a very small, very cramped space.
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ice cream-colored coats at tulle.

And we scooped a few things for spring/summer, too.

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these tasseled sandals are perfect for dish.
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we couldn’t decide between basic black and neon lime for social…so we got both.
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your spring/summer workhorse: a simple cork sandal.
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color, color, color for dish.
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aviators are still our favorite sunglasses style.
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why, thank you! we both got compliments on our shoes during market.

What do you think of our picks for fall/winter 2013? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo! Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest boards here.

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friday five: spring denim.

Scratch your weekend shopping itch with one (or all!) of our top five spring denim picks. Here we go, from skinny to wide-leg…and one awesome pair of shorts.

1. Level 99 Janice Ultra Skinny Jean in Canyon Rose

Level 99 Janice Jegging Canyon Rose
call 912.871.3989 to order. image courtesy of level 99.

2. Level 99 Liza Skinny Jean in Hale Navy

Level 99 Liza Skinny in Hale Navy
call 912.871.3989 to order. image courtesy of level 99.

3. Paige Denim: Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans

Paige Premium Denim
scoop these at SHOPBOP.

4. 7 For All Mankind Kaylie Sexy Bootcut in White

7 For All Mankind Kaylie Sexy Boot Cut
call 912.681.7008 to order. image courtesy of 7 For All Mankind.

5. 7 For All Mankind Roll Short

7 For All Mankind Roll Shorts
call 912.681.7008 to order. image courtesy of 7 For All Mankind.

We hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend! We will report next week on the Lanier Egg Hunt and Easter.

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spotlight: mamie ruth.

One of the best parts of owning a boutique (or two) is discovering and supporting new designers. Our favorite up-and-coming line is Mamie Ruth, designed by Georgia native and Georgia Southern University alum Emily Bargeron. We began carrying Mamie Ruth at Dish back in 2010, and since then the line has exploded on the fashion scene. Mamie is now in over fifty stores in the US! We’re proud that we were one of the first.

We love that Emily has a truly unique point of view: her designs mix tribal prints with retro shapes with free-spirited abandon. For Spring 13, Mamie references Mexico and the Day of the Dead celebration. These blanket shorts epitomize the collection.

Mamie Ruth Shorts
mamie ruth blanket shorts {$74}. call 912.871.3989 to order.

Emily visited Dish a few weeks ago to hand-deliver our spring Mamie styles (love this girl!) and spend some time meeting our customers.

Mamie Ruth Trunk Show
in addition to our spring delivery, emily brought a few”trunk show-only” designs for our customers.
Mamie Ruth Spring
color, color and more color for spring.
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mamie ruth designer emily bargeron.
Mamie Ruth Jewelry
the mamie ruth line also includes jewelry hand-crafted by emily.
Mamie Ruth Esme Shorts
L wearing Mamie Ruth “Esme Retro” shorts. love the pom pom trim! {$74} call 912.871.3989 to order.

Click here for more coverage of the Mamie Ruth event on Bohemian and Bag, an adorable blog written by Colleen McNally (another local talent!).

Today is the first day of spring! Celebrate by getting your garden on with these tips from the lovely Lauren Conrad.

L+J

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friday five: green with envy.

It’s that time again!

Since we live near/have lived in Savannah, GA, St. Patrick’s Day is near and dear to our hearts. We won’t be making it down for the big parade on Sunday, so here’s how we’ll be celebrating:

1. Host a party: Don’t feel like venturing out to your local pub? Have your friends over and go green with your food/decor!

St. Patrick's Day at home
celebrate St. Pat in the comfort of your own home!

2. App: Channel your inner leprechaun with Irish Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from the Food Network.

Food Network Irish Grilled Cheese
better than a pot o’ gold.

3. Festive mani: We can’t let the weekend go by without a mani… This holiday sent us on a hunt for the perfect shade of green. Essie came through (as always)!

Essie Mojito Madness
Essie Mojito Madness

4. Outfit: Girls. The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend! Time to break out your Springs best. And make sure it’s green. We don’t want you to get pinched…

St. Patricks Day Outfit
green. spring. fun.

5. Festival: For those of you in Atlanta this weekend, Fado Irish Pub is the place to be. They’re celebrating St. Pat all weekend long with Bagpipes, Irish fare, and Guinness to your hearts content. Click here for tix/more info.

Fado Irish Pub Atlanta
Fado Irish Pub Atlanta

How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? Tweet/Instagram us pics! @glitter_blog_xo.

Cheers!

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