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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: currently coveting.

Well. The temperature has DROPPED in Georgia. Time to move in cool-weather essentials. Here’s what’s on our shopping list this weekend:

1. J Crew Double Zip Sweater

neutral perfection.
neutral perfection.

2. Zara Combination Woollen Jacket

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a wardrobe staple.

3. Shop Social Dish Faux Leather Stamped Skater Skirt

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pair with pumps or tights and boots!

4. Sabine Green With Envy Statement Necklace

Green With Envy Statement Necklace - Green/clear/gold
emerald city.

5. Chinese Laundry Ideal Bootie

Ideal - Dark camel split suede
rock these with a skirt or skinny jeans!

What items are you craving for fall?

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must have: faux leather skater skirts.

Faux leather skater skirts top our list of fall must-haves. Whether stamped to mimic quilting, punched to lend airiness, or just short, sweet and simple, these skirts will take you from fall through winter and all the way into spring. Pair them with a chambray shirt and flats now; a turtleneck, tights and ankle boots when it gets cooler. When warmer temps roll around, spring-ify them with a sheer printed blouse and ladylike heels.

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social, from top: black stamped skirt, cognac stamped skirt // dish, from left to right: black punched hem skirt, olive skirt, camel skirt
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friday five: fall trends

GAH, we are ready for fall weather. We saw so many cute fall pieces in Vegas – can’t wait for the temperatures to drop a little so we can start wearing them! Our top five fall trends:

1. Burgundy – Every season has an “it” color, and this fall it’s burgundy. This pretty shade looks great with black, brown, camel and gray. It also works well with other jewel tones like cobalt.

BCBGeneration Burgundy Dress
an LBD, yes…a little BURGUNDY dress.
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these bcbgeneration clutches will arrive in a few weeks!

2. Moto Boots – Moto boots are replacing equestrian styles (which we still LOVE, don’t get us wrong) as the preferred footwear for fall. We fell in love with these two boots at Rocket Dog. BTW, we’re going to be seeing a lot this olive/taupe color (middle) this season.

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tall? short? either way!

3. Leather – It feels weird to call leather a trend, because classic leather bombers and pencil skirts ALWAYS feel right to us. What’s new this season is leather on unexpected pieces, like on this cream t-shirt and fisherman’s sweater.

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this sweater and knit top are on the way to Social as we speak!
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leather will continue to be huge for spring. these shorts will arrive in january!

4. Sweatshirts – This casual, comfy  piece was EVERYWHERE at the show. We saw everything from basic grey numbers to sweatshirts emblazoned with novelty graphics, lace and sequins. You can wear these pieces just about anywhere, but be sure to keep the rest of your outfit polished. Skinny jeans, short boots and a sleek ponytail work perfectly.

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we have a serious crush on anything wildfox.

5.Midi Lengths – Okay, this trend will take a little getting used to…but we’re kinda loving it. Midi length – somewhere between knee length and maxi length – feels really fresh right now. Still not sure? Check out this midi tutu at BCBGeneration. Eeeek!

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twirl twirl twirl!

YAY for the weekend!

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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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friday five: things to try.

Celebrate the first week of spring by trying five new things this weekend.

1. A chic pair of sunglasses. Sunny days are ahead. Time to update your eye-wear! Step out of your comfort zone with a fun cat-eye style.

Olivia Palermo Sunglasses
chic in nyc.

2. Springy statement earrings. It’s not quite warm enough for breezy dresses. Spring-ify your go-to winter outfit (blazer, tee and skinnies) with a pretty pop of color for your weekend brunch.

J.Crew Statement Earrings
beautiful baubles. image: jcrew.

3. Smoothie pops. We love trying new recipes on the weekends. These healthy, delicious Orange-Banana Smoothie Pops are on our agenda.

Orange Banana Smoothie Pops
image: delish.

4. Pastel polish. Get in the spring spirit with a pastel mani. We’re LOVING the Deborah Lippmann Spring 2013 collection. Try one of these shades for your next at home gel mani.

Deborah Lippmann Spring 2013
obsessed with the robin’s egg polish. image: deborah lippman.

5. DIY hair tie. Dress up your pony with this adorable leather hair tie. This quick, easy DIY has “weekend” written all over it.

DIY Leather Hair Tie
image: cupcakes and cashmere.

Have a great weekend! Tweet or Instagram us your pics at @glitter_blog_xo.

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