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memorial day

Have you guys recovered from the long weekend? Ours was glorious…but Tuesday hit us like a ton of Monday-sized bricks. After struggling yesterday, we’re back in the game today. We put a few items to the test last week – read on for the deets.

Striped Button Down The Glitter Life
vegas-bound

Jennifer and Jay traveled to Vegas last week, and as you probably know that East Coast-to-almost-West Coast flight is BRUTAL. A cocktail and this H&M comfy striped button-down (paired with Blank NYC white denim – of course) made the flight a little more bearable. The top comes in a few more colors/prints!

Pool Look The Glitter Life
bikini top // bottom // cover-up // sandals

Poolside, Jennifer mixed high (classic Jack Rogers sandals – there’s also a wedge version) with a sweet little scalloped bikini top and bottom from Target and a palm print over-up from Old Navy. That’s our style – mixing cute, inexpensive pieces with our fave classic stand-bys.

Cold Shoulder Top The Glitter Life
cold-shoulder top // black denim leggings // tassel ankle-wrap wedges

Back in Georgia, baby Joe graduated from kindergarten! Yes, I’m still going to refer to him “Baby Joe”. And yes, I wore my comfiest basics because sitting on gymnasium bleachers for an hour is no joke. This BCBGeneration cold-shoulder top (re-stocked in all sizes!!), Spanx black denim leggings (also seen here, and virtually once a week), and Coconuts by Matisse ankle-wrap wedges have been on repeat since spring.

Striped Swim Look The Glitter Life
bikini top // bottom // sunblock

The Joes and I didn’t go ANYWHERE for Memorial Day weekend, and it was magical. Sometimes relaxing at home is the best way to recharge. We did have a few friends over for a pool party Saturday night, and this striped bikini top and bottom from Target got a lot of compliments. As I’m writing this post, all sizes are still available! I love how the top feels so secure, and it’s true to size. The bottoms are not as cheeky as most styles right now – I probably could have sized down, but with two kids…better safe than sorry. Also, have you guys tried this SPF 30 Brush On Block yet? It’s a truly genius product – you just twist the brush and a translucent SPF powder materializes on the brush. No greasy sunscreen lotion getting in your eyes, no kids coughing exaggeratedly “ughhhhh it’s in my mouth!!!!” as you spray them. Wait, are mine are the only ones that do that? Seriously, try it.

Flamingo Float
the best $39 you will spend this summer

This flamingo pool float is EVERYTHING. I *hate* floats that don’t keep you above water – if I wanted to get wet, I would SWIM. -_- This giant pink beauty keeps me suspended above the water and provides plenty of room to relax. I do recommend using an air compressor or similar-ish thingy (idk what they’re called, I’m not a scientist) to inflate it. Don’t ask me how I know.

Off Shoulder Striped Top
happy memorial day!

On Memorial Day, Jennifer sipped a few margs in this adorable striped off-shoulder top. It comes in petite AND tall and – unbelievably! – it’s under $20. You’ll have plenty of money left over for queso.

We’ve got tons of cute stuff planned for the next few weeks. Follow along on Instagram and tag us in your own pics!

 

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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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getaway: chicago.

J is jetting to Chicago this weekend to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend with our friend Anny. Planning a trip to Chi Town soon? Here’s what’s on our agenda:

1. Shopping on Michigan Ave: Also known as “Chicago’s Magnificent Mile” {glorious}, this is the place to be for picking up a souvenir or five.

yes. a bean photo will be taken.
yes. a bean photo will be taken.

2. Rooftop drinks at J. Parker: Located above the Hotel Lincoln, J.Parker offers the best views in Chicago. Can’t wait to relax with a pre-dinner cocktail and take it all in.

The Glitter Life J.Parker
it doesn’t get much better than this.

3. Dinner at Nellcôte: Nellcôte specializes in kitchen-crafted cocktails and European-inspired small plates made with Midwestern ingredients, including pizzas and pastas that showcase house-milled Midwestern wheat. Sign. Me. Up.

The Glitter Life Nellcote
parisian herringbone wood floors, crystal chandeliers, bar chairs in Hermes orange. tres chic.

4. Cocktails at RPMPower couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic teamed up with Doug Psaltis and the Melmans to open RPM a year ago. Can’t wait to see what the buzz is about!

The Glitter Life RPM
maybe bill and giuliana will shake it up for us? stay tuned…

Any suggestions for a must see/do in Chicago? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo

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recipe roundup: memorial day.

Eeeeeeeeee we have a long weekend coming up! Whether you’re planning beach time, pool time, or backyard time, we’re sure refreshments factor into your agenda. We’ve gathered some great recipes to take you through Memorial Day weekend.

1. Lemonade. Lemonade is synonymous with summer. Check out these five lemonade recipes on The Glitter Guide. We’re totally making the vanilla version.

The Glitter Life Lemonade
image: the glitter guide.

2. Pulled Pork Sandwiches. What’s Memorial Day without barbecue? We like this light recipe – perfect with lots of slaw and pickles by the pool.

The Glitter Life Pulled Pork Sandwiches
image: martha stewart.

3. Lobster Rolls. These lobster rolls are a sophisticated-yet-simple seafood alternative to barbecue sandwiches. Hello, Hamptons! You could also whip up two of our other faves: egg salad and pimiento cheese.

The Glitter Life Lobster Roll
image: martha stewart.

4. Homemade Potato Chips. TOTALLY WORTH IT. And honestly, this recipe is super easy.

The Glitter Life Homemade Potato Chips
image: food network.

5. S’mores. This easy, oven-friendly recipe eliminates the need for a campfire.

The Glitter Life Smores
image: savory sweet life.

6. Extras. Our love of snacks is well documented; we’ll be making our famous Edamame Guacamole for poolside nibbling. Looking for a cute picnic accessories? Check out some of our faves here.

Do you have a go-to summer recipe to share? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo!

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