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style guide: dressing your baby bump.

Some of you may know that L is expecting again – another baby boy will join the TGL family in August! To say that we are excited is an understatement. Between J’s wedding and L’s new baby, 2015 is shaping up to be a big year for us.

Dressing around a baby bump can be challenging – especially if you want to at least reasonably maintain your not-pregnant style. While there’s nothing wrong with buying into “maternity fashion” – loud prints, belly bands, etc…there ARE other options. From L:

1. Size up in regular clothes. You are not required to buy “maternity” clothes. There are tonnnns of regular clothing styles that can work throughout your pregnancy – if you go one size up. Some of my favorites:

  • Mamie Ruth “Cabana” Empire-waist Maxi Dress (1)– Channel your inner 70s goddess in this beautifully-cut, bump-friendly dress.
  • Faux leather leggings (2) – These fit right over your bump. Bonus: it’s hard to feel frumpy when you’re wearing skinny “leather” pants. Pair with an oversized tee or a tank plus kimono. This style is a best-seller at Dish for all shapes, sizes and ages.
  • PPLA Pismo Beach Tee (3) – This loose-fitting striped tee (see below about stripes!) looks great with faux leather leggings or shorts.
  • Spanx skinny denim (4) – I have been wearing these non-stop. They’re super-stretchy and perfect with a loose top and wedges.
  • Piko Long Sleeve Dress (5) – All hail the Piko dress. This uber-popular style cropped up this fall and is just perfect for growing bumps. The arms are fitted but the body is loose, so you can wear this throughout your pregnancy.
  • Blank NYC Pull-On Belles (6) – These super-comfy flares embrace one trend (70’s bell bottoms) while ignoring another (high-rise). The result is a pair of jeans that look spot-on but sit comfortably underneath your baby bump. L sported these at dinner in NYC and got tons of compliments! Great news: they’re coming to Dish Statesboro in a few weeks.
The Glitter Life Maternity Style
bump doesn’t have to mean fump.

2. Go for classic prints. Were you into multi-color swirly prints before you got pregnant? I wasn’t either. (BUT IT’S OKAY IF YOU ARE – that’s just not me.) I can’t bring myself to buy them just because I’m expecting. That said, prints can be a nice diversion from a growing bump. Hold out for classic stripes, ginghams and plaids in looser shapes. One of my favorite pieces right now is a navy gingham Tory Burch tunic handed down from my mom. It’s one size larger than I would normally wear (see above!), and it’s perfect with those white Spanx skinnies. Oversized black and white striped tunics (like this one by PPLA) and tees pair perfectly with black faux leather leggings and booties. In the fall, a plaid tunic looks great with dark leggings and tall brown boots.

3. Accessorize. Even if you get creative, chances are you will have a limited rotation of things to wear while pregnant. This is okay – relatively speaking, pregnancy is just a blip on your style radar. Don’t invest too much in clothes for this time period because it will be over before you know it! Instead, accessorize your pregnancy capsule to the fullest: pay attention to shoes, add a hat, switch up your jewelry, etc. One of my favorite looks right now is a pair of elastic-waist ivory lace shorts, and oversized black tank, and my knee-high Minnetonka lace-up boots paired with a leather tassle necklace and a Panama hat. It’s comfy, trendy…and feels like something I would wear nine months from now.

How do you feel about dressing for pregnancy?

 

 

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friday five: link love.

Happy Friday! This weekend, J’s doing a trial run for wedding hair and makeup (EEEK!) and L’s working in the retail game, but we’re both going to make time to watch a little of the Masters and sip an Azalea Cocktail. In the meantime, take a few minutes to check out these links to stuff we love.

The Glitter Life Link Love
it’s friday, we’re in love…

1. Masters Party Guide. Having some friends over to watch the tourney? We gave you some suggestions yesterday, but this is a more thorough post from the guys at Criquet.

2. Jack Rogers at Sole. We’re suckers for classic Jack Rogers sandals, and now they’re available here! Bonus: The girls at Sole are giving away a pair. You heard us! Enter the giveaway here.

3. Flat Iron Waves. Tis the season for beachy waves! This is a great, easy-to-understand (even for the hair-challenged) tutorial.

4. Banana Palm Pillow. Give your couch  or pool house chaise a spring update with these adorbs pillows. Bonus if you set yours up in front of a vintage VW van.

5. Essie Bachelorette Bash. You know we paint our nails every Friday. J gave her bridesmaids this bright, happy hue during our bachelorette weekend in NYC. Love love love!

What are you loving today?

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sneak peek: pb weddings photo shoot.

It was just a normal Tuesday…and then our friend Christy, the super talented owner of Colonial House of Flowers, asked Dish to join in on her collaboration with Pottery Barn Weddings. Also in on the fun were our friends (and former Shop Social Dish girls!) Kristin and Anna of Alva & Austrie. What could be more fun? We had to say yes!

We rounded up our favorite model Maggie and headed over to a beautiful home in Statesboro for the shoot. We were amazed at what the girls at Colonial House and A+A had achieved – a welcoming, spring-y bridal shower in the middle of January (complete with hand-lettered banners, flower crowns, and more fresh flowers than we’ve ever seen this time of year). There was a REAL photographer, of course (the adorable and amazing Izzy Hudgins) and we can’t wait to show you those pictures. But until the official post is up, check our behind-the-scenes pics.

Welcome one, welcome all
alva + austrie magic: a hand-lettered banner adorns this gorgeous home’s front door. photo courtesy of alva + austrie.
Flower Crown
flower crown by colonial house of flowers.
Pottery Barn bar cart
DYING for this Pottery Barn bar cart. photo by alva + austrie.
Succulent Board
gorgeous “succulent board” created by colonial house of flowers. hand-lettered sign by alva + austrie. (wine glasses available at dish statesboro)
Laura + Maggie
most #awkward photo of the afternoon. (L’s scarf, tee and socks and Maggie’s piko dress and Dani Rae necklace available at dish statesboro).
Basket of Flowers
wine + a basket of flowers in the middle of winter? don’t mind if we do!
Instagram Photos
a little instagram action, courtesy of @colonialhouseofflowers. in case you guys are wondering, L’s dog (and dish mascot) Ladybird did not cooperate when we asked her (VERY NICELY) to wear the flower crown.

We can’t wait to show you the professional pics – stay tuned!

All creative by colonial house of flowers, alva + austrie, and izzy hudgins photography.

 

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’tis the season for a giveaway.

Minnetonka Triple Fringe Boots are one of our favorite things, so we were psyched to see this giveaway from our fave store Dish Statesboro.

December Promo DISH

 

It’s easy to enter! All you have to do is:
1. FOLLOW Dish on Instagram {@ShopSocialDish} and LIKE this photo.
2. Be a peach and TAG a friend or two! Dish will give you an extra entry for each friend tagged.
3. FOLLOW The Glitter Life on Instagram (@glitter_blog_xo) and get an extra entry!
The giveaway ends 12.23! GOOD LUCK, glitter girls!
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instagram diary.

11.19.13
you really can’t beat the brunch at reynolds landing // a skinny marg to kickoff the weekend // romes doing a little relaxing // delicious shrimp & grits from Emma’s // SPRINKLES IS COMING to Lenox Mall. just in time for the holidays! // L is featured in UGA’s 2013 Top 25 Businesses // word // J’s bar cart is coming together slowly but surely // love a fall fire // french toast bread pudding. enough said // S’MORES // JUST IN: the most perfect holiday dresses at Dish Statesboro

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black + brown.

On the way to a casual dinner at Rah Bar on Jeykll Island

The Glitter Life Outfit Black + Brown

The Glitter Life Outfit Black + Brown

The Glitter Life Outfit Black + Brown

The Glitter Life Outfit Black + Brown

The Glitter Life Kate Spade Clutch

top: h&m // shorts, belt: dish statesboro // clutch: kate spade // cuff: tory burch

Black, brown, aztec print, rattan, metallics, tortoise…we think it all goes together beautifully. So wear what you love! Fun fact: We both own this adorable Tory Burch tortoise cuff. #twins (L’s was a gift from her mom!) Photos taken on Jekyll Island, Georgia.

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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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red + white + blue.

 The Glitter Life Striped Peplum + Skinnies

The Glitter Life Striped Peplum + Skinnies

The Glitter Life Striped Peplum + Skinnies

The Glitter Life Striped Peplum + Skinnies

The Glitter Life Striped Peplum + Skinnies

top, jeans, jacket, necklace and HOBO clutch: social statesboro {call 912.681.7008} // bracelets: the usual // lace-up heels: dish statesboro {no longer available} // sunglasses: burberry // photo: chelsey navin

Love this striped peplum top paired with red skinnies and a white denim jacket. Add bright accessories–a yellow clutch, a mint necklace–and ground it all with neutral heels.

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