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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.

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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.

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The Glitter Life Romper + Swing Jacket + Fedora

The Glitter Life Romper + Swing Jacket + Fedora

The Glitter Life Romper + Swing Jacket + Fedora

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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.

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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.

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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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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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