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fall transitions 🍂

September has officially arrived and we’re swapping bikinis for fall transition pieces (even though it’s still 100 degrees here in Atlanta!)

I’ve been living in this gingham one shoulder top and lucky for YOU, J.Crew extended their Labor Day Sale. Scoop yours for 30% off with code YESPLEASE.

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fall transition pieces

fall transition pieces

Top (also available in petite + tall) | Jeans | Bag | Heels (on sale for $44!)

Photo credit Morgan Hayes Photography.

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#targetstyle: our favorite fall finds

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You guys know we heart Target – it’s great style at great prices, areweright? Both of us own this Target sequined-collar plaid button-down from two years ago, and we’re bringing it back this season. And since we have Target on the brain, we linked our top picks from Target for fall over on Shop Style. Click this link to shop, or like our photo on Instagram (@glitter_blog_xo) today and you’ll get a shoppable email sent to your inbox. And check out our other posts featuring Target items here and here and here.

L Sequined Collar
love this shirt so much, i wore it last week too…with a topknot to show off the collar.
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how to: translating flowers into fashion.

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{notes from the presentation}

From L: Last week I had the fun opportunity to speak to a floral design class hosted by our sweet friends at Colonial House of Flowers (you’ve seen their work here, here and here – to say that we are obsessed with them is an understatement). I was super excited to be included, but…what to talk about? Because while I admire (and purchase!) their work on the reg, I’m a total dunce when it comes to floral design. I *do* know a little about creating outfits, however, and the more I thought about it the more I realized that arranging flowers in a beautiful way and creating an amazing outfit share the same principles.

I used this gorgeous front door featured on the Pottery Barn Blog and created by Lavin Label with the help of Kelli Boyd Photography, The Vine, Camp Makery and Colonial House as my inspiration to create a fall outfit.

 

Double Front Doors
{THIS DOOR}

After I finished drooling over these double doors, I got to work translating the floral design into a fall outfit (below). You can use floral design to inspire your fashion, too. Just follow these four principles…

Laura + Mannequin
{just a girl and her mannequin}. on mannequin: clothing + boots available at sole statesboro. on l: french connection sweater, spanx denim leggings, sole leopard heels (sold out).
  • First, build a basic structure or line using classic shapes. Monica of Lavin Label started with circular wreaths of classic greenery, which provide a great canvas for creativity. Of course, it helps that they’re hanging in front of gorgeous double doors! Similarly, I created the foundation of the outfit using three classic styles that work for a variety of ages and body types: a chambray button-down shirt, a corduroy A-line skirt and a cotton crewneck sweater.
  • Second, use rich, in-season neutrals. Fall provides the most amazing range of colors. Monica’s palette included navy, green, burgundy, gold, cream (floral examples include rose hips, amaranthus, bittersweet, olive branches and David Austin garden rose). I used the same palette for our outfit: the camel skirt references the matte gold stool, the cream scarf stands in for the cream roses. The olive anorak provides the “greenery,” and tan riding boots mimic the dark wooden doors and bronze lanterns. Originally I used a rich merlot HOBO clutch for the purple trailing flowers, but it sold at Sole right before the class, so I subbed in a ruby one. #improvise
  • Third, add texture. In both floral arranging and fashion, the more texture the better! Monica used natural branches and berries to create texture both on the wreaths and on the steps. I used skinny-waled corduroy, wool, and cotton cable-knit to create textural layers in our outfit. Cool-weather fabric offerings provide a wealth of texture – try tweed and cashmere, too.
  • Fourth, add points of focus. Light is essential in all design, whether home, floral or fashion. Monica added flameless candles in recycled glass lanterns, which plays off the subtle shine on the accent stool. The cream roses provide a point of light in the wreaths. We used a plaid scarf (any print creates interest) and added sparkly earrings to draw the eye upward. A note about sparkle: we absolutely believe in bright jewelry for day, no matter what the season…but it looks especially rich in the fall and winter when the rest of our palette gets darker. Other ways to add sparkle include a sequin top (ground it with a navy wool blazer or tweed jacket and jeans), a metallic leather clutch, and a pretty brooch pinned on a blanket scarf.

Key points to remember when creating your own masterpiece, whether floral or fashion:

  • Layer, layer layer textures and colors
  • Always include a point of focus or levity in your designs – Colonial House tucks tiny plastic animals into terrariums and other arrangements, and they make us so happy!
  • More is more this time of year – colors can be richer, go for more texture, add plenty of sparkle.

Fashion Credits: Sole Statesboro (@solestatesboro) and The Glitter Life (@glitterblogxo)

Double Door Styling and Photo Credits: the creative geniuses at Lavin Label, Camp Makery, The Vine, Kelli Boyd Photography and Colonial House of Flowers. Be sure to follow all our awesome friends @lavinlabel, @campmakery, @colonialhouseofflowers, @vinegardenmarket @kelliboydphotography and @colonialhouseofflowers on Insta!

Class dismissed!

 

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caped crusader.

Q: What’s the “it” outerwear item for F/W 15?

A: The cape.

This year they’re are running the gamut from casual, knit numbers to more structured, sharp versions. Our favorites:

CASUAL

J likes the softer, knit versions – just add boots and a bag. Casual, comfy, chic.

Cape1

Cape12

Cape2

Cape7

Cape3

Cape4

Cape5

DRESSED UP:

L prefers structured capes with a suiting feel. Paired with skinny denim and

heels, these capes are the new blazers.

Cape6

Cape8

Cape14

Cape15

Cape16

Cape17

Cape9

Cape10

Cape11

Cape13

What’s your favorite caped look?

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friday five | fall, y’all.

So. Yesterday was the first day of fall! {insert squeals and PSLs} Before you dive feet first into your Uggs, let’s look at a few transition outfits. It’s still nearly 80 outside (in Atlanta) after all…

1. A scarf and a bootie go a long way during this transitional period. TGL Hello Fashion

2. We kind of live in neutrals. Especially black and white. Drape a leather jacket over your shoulders and you’re fall ready. TGL Black White

3. Distressed denim, a light sleeve and a fun peep toe bootie. Easy. Cute. Cozy. TGL KC booties

4. A utility vest is super versatile in the fall + winter months. Pair with a short sleeve t-shirt dress while it’s warmish and with jeans and a plaid long sleeve top when it’s cold!TGL Layering

5. Neutrals. All. Day. Easy. Chic. Can you tell I’m obsessing over this Celine bag? TGL Neutral

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friday five: fall fashion.

L:

So I’m right here at the end of my pregnancy, and I’m DYING to wear real clothes again. No bump-friendly outfits for me after August 31! Fall is by far my favorite fashion season, and I am dreaming about SO MANY looks. Here are some of the trends I can’t wait to get into, post-baby Ed.

1 // Plaid Accents

is it time for blanket scarves yet?
is it time for blanket scarves yet?
classic, classic, classic.
metallic heels are unexpected.
Blazer + Denim
masculine plaid toughens up pearls and ladylike heels.

2 // Wide-Leg Pants

Wide Leg Trousers
wide-leg trousers + cropped sweater
Flares + Button Down
everyday chic: dark wash flares, like these from Shop Sole Dish, + loose button-down.

3 // Patterned Tights

Herringbone Tights
obsessed with these herringbone tights.
polka dot tights are the perfect finishing touch to this navy + black mix.
the perfect finishing touch to this navy + black mix? polka dot tights.

4 // Camel Coat

Camel Trench
this camel trench is the peak of chic.
Camel Coat
you guys know i die for a popped collar.

5 // Pop of Pink

pop of pink.
pink + statement jewels glam up a classic combo.
slim sweater + skinny pants.
slim sweater + skinny pants.

See more of my favorite looks on our Pinterest board Fall Fashion 15. Happy weekend!

 

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easy does it.

There it is, y’all. The crisp, chill in the air has arrived and we couldn’t be more excited… Excited to update our closets with cool weather essentials! Keep it simple, Sally. All you need are these fall essentials:

Solid long-sleeve tops for layers under blazers and vests:

love this high low hem from shopsocialdish.com.
love this high low hem from shopsocialdish.com.

Faux leather leggings are an absolute must. Pair with heels and a top for a night out or boots for running errands.

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another gem from BCBG via shopsocialdish.com.

While we’re on leather… we ALL need a solid leather jacket. They’re so versatile. Like literally go with everything.

zara hit it out of the park with this one.
zara hit it out of the park with this one.

Last, but certainly not least… boots. These babies are at the top of our list right now:

total perfection.
total perfection.

How are you updating your closets this Fall!?

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friday five | fall flats.

It may be 1000 degrees here in Atlanta, but we’re still craving fall fashion. Flats to be exact. We know you’ll be shopping over the long weekend, so here are our picks:

The Glitter Life Fall Flats
plaid | driver | cap toe | cheetah | d’Orsay
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