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friday five: fall trends

GAH, we are ready for fall weather. We saw so many cute fall pieces in Vegas – can’t wait for the temperatures to drop a little so we can start wearing them! Our top five fall trends:

1. Burgundy – Every season has an “it” color, and this fall it’s burgundy. This pretty shade looks great with black, brown, camel and gray. It also works well with other jewel tones like cobalt.

BCBGeneration Burgundy Dress
an LBD, yes…a little BURGUNDY dress.
The Glitter Life Burgundy Clutches
these bcbgeneration clutches will arrive in a few weeks!

2. Moto Boots – Moto boots are replacing equestrian styles (which we still LOVE, don’t get us wrong) as the preferred footwear for fall. We fell in love with these two boots at Rocket Dog. BTW, we’re going to be seeing a lot this olive/taupe color (middle) this season.

The Glitter Life Moto Boot Collage
tall? short? either way!

3. Leather – It feels weird to call leather a trend, because classic leather bombers and pencil skirts ALWAYS feel right to us. What’s new this season is leather on unexpected pieces, like on this cream t-shirt and fisherman’s sweater.

The Glitter Life Leather Accents
this sweater and knit top are on the way to Social as we speak!
The Glitter Life Leather Shorts
leather will continue to be huge for spring. these shorts will arrive in january!

4. Sweatshirts – This casual, comfy  piece was EVERYWHERE at the show. We saw everything from basic grey numbers to sweatshirts emblazoned with novelty graphics, lace and sequins. You can wear these pieces just about anywhere, but be sure to keep the rest of your outfit polished. Skinny jeans, short boots and a sleek ponytail work perfectly.

The Glitter Life Sweatshirt Collage
we have a serious crush on anything wildfox.

5.Midi Lengths – Okay, this trend will take a little getting used to…but we’re kinda loving it. Midi length – somewhere between knee length and maxi length – feels really fresh right now. Still not sure? Check out this midi tutu at BCBGeneration. Eeeek!

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twirl twirl twirl!

YAY for the weekend!

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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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friday five: packing for a quick trip.

Has everyone’s week been as crazy as ours? We have been positively manic preparing to be away from our offices next week. Now that the work day is over, we’re focusing on packing for our trip to Las Vegas on Monday. We are big fans of minimal packing, so we choose our items carefully. Here’s what we’re packing for our short trip.

The Glitter Life Quick Trip Packing List
this will totally fit in a carry on.

1. BCBGeneration Faux Leather Skirt. Of course we’re going to Vegas for work…but we do plan to get in a drink or two when we’re done. This skirt is a travel dream – it’s lightweight, will never wrinkle, and absolutely does not show dirt.

2. BCBGeneration Asymmetrical Knit Skirt. Long days at the apparel show make comfort a necessity. This simple knit skirt works with the ankle boots or the flats, and looks great with the slouchy tee (untucked) or the basic tank (tucked in and paired with the wide belt).

3. Rocket Dog Ankle Boots. We will be walking a LOT next week (in fact, we’re going to use the iPhone app Moves to track our steps! Stay tuned.), so comfy shoes are key. These Rocket Dog “Sayla” ankle boots are perfect for the trip; they look cute with skinny jeans, shorts and skirts alike. Pair them with the leather skirt and you can go anywhere in Vegas. [This also gets us out of packing heels! SO BULKY.]

4. BCBGeneration Flowy Top. We love the look of a flowy top and sleek skinny jeans. This top works for day or night, and the pretty lime color adds a nice pop to all these neutrals.

5. Rampage Studded Loafers. Flats are a must – a cinch to pack and easy to walk in. These Rampage “Ludo” gray studded loafers work with the skirt (add the white tank) and the jeans (add the flowy top or the slouchy tee).

Outfit Ideas

  • skinnies + slouchy tee + loafers = plane ride there / day 1 of the show
  • knit skirt + tank + wide belt + ankle boots = day 2 of the show
  • leather skirt + tank + ankle boots = cocktails at the chandelier bar
  • skinnies + flowy top + ankle boots = plane ride home

These five pieces work together in multiple ways. All you need to add is a few basics: tank(s), v-neck, skinny jeans and a belt. Throw in our swimsuits and coverups, and we’re good to go! All items are available at Social Statesboro and Dish Statesboro.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @glitter_blog_xo this weekend as we prepare for the trip!

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confetti romper.

The Glitter Life Romper + Swing Jacket + Fedora

The Glitter Life Romper + Swing Jacket + Fedora

The Glitter Life Romper + Swing Jacket + Fedora

The Glitter Life Romper + Swing Jacket + Fedora

The Glitter Life Romper + Swing Jacket + Fedora

romper, jacket,  flats and necklace: social statesboro {call 912.681.7008 or click here to order} // fedora: dish statesboro {call 912.871.3989} // sunglasses: burberry // bracelets: coach, john hardy and david yurman

Add polish to a printed romper with nude flats and a cropped swing jacket. Fedora optional.

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neon + neutrals.

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

The Glitter Life Neon + Neutrals

top and skirt: bcbgeneration at social statesboro // blazer (buy here, also seen here, and similar here), pumps and sunglasses: social statesboro // bag: tory burch, also seen here // nails: essie tart deco

We couldn’t decide which way we liked this top best: tucked in or out. Normally we’re tucking in, but we really like the flowy lines created when left untucked. Which look do you like best?

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ruffles + tassels.

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Special shorts, like this pair from our fave brand BCBGeneration, require nothing but a simple tank and neutral heels for an evening out. Up your game with a statement necklace and bright clutch.

{top: h&m // shorts: bcbgeneration at social (call 912.681.7008) // shoes: tory burch // bag: tory burch (no longer available) // necklace: h&m //sunglasses: ray-ban // nail polish: lilacism by essie (hands) & bachelorette bash by essie (feet)}

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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.

we know you have weddings to attend this summer...
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.

The Glitter Life Kate Spade Tote
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.

The Glitter Life Mara Hoffman
not your traditional bikini top, and i love it. double back hook closure.
The Glitter Life Mara Hoffman 2
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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