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party post: l’s baby shower.

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J and three sweet friends threw the most amazing baby shower for Baby Ed and me at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro. You may have seen a few pics on Instagram. These are a few more of our favorites! We’ll start from the beginning…

Our favorite girls at Colonial House of Flowers set the mood with this gorgeous centerpiece. See more of their work here and here.

Centerpiece
we love every single thing the girls at colonial house of flowers come up with.

I was so glad my mom was able to make the trip. We all missed my mother-in-law, who was (smartly) cruising in cooler temps.

Joe + Laura + Jan
big brother-to-be joe, my mom jan and me. our coordinating lilly pulitzer outfits were unplanned.

My favorite surprise of the day was…a FLOWER CROWN! I have never been so excited (or so glad that I didn’t do my hair in a top-knot). I had a really hard time taking it off at the end of the day brunch.

Laura + Jennifer + Kate
from left: jennifer, me, kate.

I was so excited and flattered that three of the hostesses were repping my stores! From left: Christa is wearing a skirt from Social Statesboro and Jack Rogers “Georgica” sandals from Sole Statesboro. J’s wearing an ASOS gypsy dress and fringe booties from Lulu’s (sold out, similar here). I’m wearing a vintage Lilly Pulitzer dress (a hand-me-down from my mom – I actually wore this five years ago to a baby shower for Joe!) and Tory Burch heels (incredibly old, also seen here). Kate’s wearing a Love Poppy leather tassel necklace from Sole Statesboro. Niki’s wearing Spanx cropped denim leggings (they’re also a favorite of mine), Jack Rogers “Lauren” sandals and a Sneak Peek top, all from Sole Statesboro.

Laura + Hostesses
photo op before the guests arrived…

Everyone who knows me knows I live for brunch. I was so happy to see quiche and mini-pancakes on the menu!

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i crushed two *big* pieces of quiche before the brunch was over.
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a little cheese, a little fruit…
Polka Dot Straws
i heart printed straws.

Jennifer brought cupcakes from the Atlanta outpost of Georgetown Cupcake. I am obsessed with peanut butter, so she set aside one of those just for me. #truefriend The “E” flags are from Etsy.

Georgetown Cupcakes
dry ice may or may not have been involved in the transport of these beauties from atlanta.

I had the cutest little helpers opening gifts: Joe and his BBFL Leo.

Laura + Joe + Leo
these two were so excited to open all the presents!
Opening Gifts
joe is going to be a great big brother.
Christa + Jennifer
oh hi, christa and jennifer!
Valerie + Shellie
my friend Val (left) is exactly two weeks ahead of me…she’s due any day now!
Joe Cupcake
this was joe’s SECOND red velvet cupcake of the morning.

Kate arranged these simple and cute rock candy favors. Joe was fascinated with these…and then he really flipped when he realized it was actual CANDY.

Rock Candy Favors
a little something sweet for guests to take home.
Hostess Gifts
gifts for the hostesses with the mostestes.

Each hostess received a small succulent in mercury glass from Colonial House.

Hostess Gifts
succulents are my jam. because i kill pretty much every other plant.

Post-shower, Joe and I hung out in Ed’s new nursery. He told me “Mom, that was a GREAT PARTY.”…and I totally agree. I was overwhelmed at how beautiful everything was, and how these four friends nailed all of my favorite things. Baby Ed and I are so lucky to have four such incredible women in our lives.

Laura + Joe Nursery
five hours later and i’m still wearing the flower crown.
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weekend instagram diary.

8.12.13 Collage
l and baby joe road-tripped in search of annie sloan chalk paint // the perfect gift for us: to-do list cocktail napkins // fresh flowers on the dining room table = one of life’s little luxuries // matching pink bracelets for girls’ night. of course. // sangria with honorary glitter girl kate // dinner at cibo e beve // J tweets with andy cohen // a little r & r at reynolds landing pool // romes soaks up the sun // pool necessities.

We’re in it to win it this week. There’s TONS to do before we head to Las Vegas on Monday for MAGIC, including a little renovation at Dish (using that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint), networking (over champs at Lure, naturally) with the fabulous Kelly of Austen Hill and finalizing our trend list for fall. Stay tuned for some great posts this week, including the summer version of our short-trip packing strategy and a play-by-play of J’s hair transformation.

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friday five: weekend style.

CHEERS to a three day weekend! These are our picks for laid-back, long weekend style.

1. Outfit. It may feel like summer during the day, but nights can be cool. Pair your shorts with a light sleeve to stay comfy all evening long. Plus, pink!

chic and easy.
chic and easy.

2. Nails. We’re really feeling Essie’s latest neon collection. DJ Play That Song, Bottle Service {always}, Boom Boom Room… Where do we start?

The Glitter Life Essie
get your groove on.

3. Skincare. We love nothing more than being out in the sun…but it’s bad, bad bad for our skin. An effective sunscreen is an absolute must this time of year all year long. Beautiful Makeup Search lists their top ten sunscreens right here:

The Glitter Life Sunscreen

4. Accessory. Shade your face (and hide your 3-day hair) with this adorable diamond-print fedora from Dish Statesboro.

The Glitter Life Fedora
call 912.871.3989 to order. it’s only $16…

5. Hair. Whether you’re at the pool, beach or lake this weekend, you need something cute to do with your hair. Try this adorable double braided ponytail by Kate from The Small Things Blog:

What are your plans this long weekend? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo

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