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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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we’re back!

From Statesboro to Atlanta to Las Vegas to Panama City Beach to Jekyll Island, we have been traveling fools for the last week. It’s going to take us a while to catch up, so try not to freak out over our lack of posts. Today, we bring you a little teaser. Stay tuned for a full run-down of our buying trip, review of the Amika braid bar, and more!

The Glitter Life Navy Tribal Print Shorts
L got super excited when she saw these navy tribal-print shorts.
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And…we’re off!

We hope you all had a great weekend. Tonight, we’re off to Las Vegas for Magic. If you missed it Friday, here’s our packing strategy.

The Glitter Life Quick Trip Packing List
mix+ match neutrals work best for travel.

We’re super excited to check out the trends for fall (and see a sneak peek of spring, too.). We think we’ll see a LOT of the following this week…

  • Novelty sweaters
  • Leather details on EVERYTHING (shirt sleeves, pocket trim, etc)
  • Heart and star prints
  • Burgundy burgundy burgundy
  • PANTS
  • Studs…they’re back.

What fall trends are you super excited about? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo. And be sure to follow us on Instagram @glitter_blog_xo this week for a real-time look at the show!

Las Vegas Map
follow us on Instagram and Twitter @glitter_blog_xo for behind-the-scenes pics.
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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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weekend instagram diary.

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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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recap: MAGIC.

Hi, glitter girls! HAPPY FRIDAY!

We’re back from a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas for the MAGIC apparel trade show. We had a blast, but more importantly we scored some seriously great inventory for Social and Dish. We also used our trip to launch The Glitter Life Instagram feed (@glitter_blog_xo). Thank you for all the “likes” and comments on our pics! Now, for the details…

MAGIC by Numbers

Number of hours we were gone: 39

Number of room-to-suite upgrades: 1 (thanks to the awesome staff at the Rumor Boutique Hotel!)

Number of new lines picked up: 7 (more about that later!)

Number of glasses of free champagne consumed: 8 (hey, there are two of us.)

Number of outfit  changes in airport or hotel bathrooms: 3

Number of things L left at home: 6 (comb, q-tips, laptop charger, business cards, socks, stapler)

Number of free bracelets scored: 6

Number of times we typed “#roadtomagic” (the official hashtag of the show) into our Twitter and Instagram feeds: 89

Now, for our journey in pics.

Travel Collage
champs with jay and our friend rebecca at mirko the night before // packing light // a stop at dry bar for pretty hair // dressed for the plane ride // hummus and a glass of wine after a long trip // we made it through security wearing all of this // rumor boutique hotel // upgrade // bye bye hotel, we’ve got work to do
MAGIC Collage
it’s official // loved these colorful bracelets // rifling through the racks // crushed on these flats // this “joe” bracelet joined L’s arm party // bright silks for summer // can’t wait to get these nude patent wedges in // clutches // view from the vip lounge
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bcbgeneration lounge // printed leggings for fall // our boots got a workout // threads 4 thought booth // swag // palm tree // photo booth // we heart our bcbgeneration sales rep raleigh // done, finally
Travel Collage 2
our luggage // pretty orchid in our suite // we were so tired… // but our hair wasn’t… // project at mandalay bay // obsessed with these kicks at the airport // home sweet home for j // truth // long drive back to statesboro for l

Whew! Did any of you go to PROJECT, ENK or MAGIC? We’d love to hear about your trip! Tweet us at @glitter_blog_xo. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo.

Next week we’ll meet some more glitter girls and give you a summer/fall preview for Social and Dish. xoxo

L+J

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how to: pack for a quick trip.

Happy Tuesday, glitter girls!

We’re headed back to Las Vegas this afternoon for a quick trip to the MAGIC tradeshow. We’ll land tonight, work all day Wednesday, and head home to Atlanta on the red-eye late Wednesday night. We’re packing light this time. Our plan:

Tuesday: Meetings + Flight

We both have meetings Tuesday morning (including a vanity necessary stop at DryBar) before our flight leaves, so we can’t just schlub it. Skinny jeans and vests will do us right and take us all the way to LV.

Skinny Jean + Lace Tee + Fur Vest
image: e vanity

Tuesday Night: Drinks

Once we get to Vegas, I’ll keep the fur vest but swap the skinnies for leather shorts, the lace tee for a flowy top, and the boots for heels. Once key to packing light is to wear your bulkiest items on the plane. For me, that’s the fur vest and boots.

Fur Vest + Leather Shorts + Heels
L’s leather shorts are black, but you get the idea…image: wendy’s look book.

Wednesday: Tradeshow + Industry Happy Hour + Dinner + Flight

We always fight the urge to dress like twins when we’re together–our brains work the same way, so it’s tough! We’ll both be wearing versions of this cute, layered outfit for the tradeshow, happy hour at BCBG, one of our fave vendors, dinner and flight home late Wednesday night.

Leggings Outfit
image: bexa style diary.

The Packing List:

skinnys // lace tee // fur vest // scarf // pashmina (for the plane) // black leather shorts // peachy flowy top // nude heels // black leggings // oversize tunic // gray suede boots // leather jacket // striped tee and extra sweater (you never know!) // curling iron //dry shampoo // notebooks and office supplies // phone charger

The Luggage:

We both have a version of the same Coach duffle, which is no longer available. This is probably the swan song for L’s duffle, though–ten years of weekly trips have taken their toll. Any suggestions for a replacement purchase?

old faithful.
old faithful.

The Manicure:

We’re both wearing Essie Sand Tropez, a perfectly neutral shade that won’t show chips during our whirlwind trip.

Essie Sand Tropez
essie sand tropez is our go-to shade for travel.

We’ll post pics of our trip (and our outfits!) on Friday. Until then, be sure to follow our twitter feed @glitter_blog_xo for behind-the-scenes pics of MAGIC.

XO

L+J

PS – For more outfit ideas, check out our Pinterest boards Layers We Love and Leather Shorts–EEEK!

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