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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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rule the pool.

EXCITING NEWS! We’re off to Atlanta Market to scoop the best fall/winter trends for Sole and Dish. Don’t tell anyone, but afterwards we’re sneaking off to Lake Oconee for a quick girls’ getaway. No agenda except…pool time. Read on for our pool-side must-haves.

 

The Glitter Life Pool Essentials

1 // Kitschy pool float? Check. Love this flamingo float by Urban Outfitters.

2 // Mirrored Sunglasses

3 // Ditch your usual flip-flops for glam gold gladiators.

4 // We’re big fans of wearing kimonos as cover-ups. This black one by BCBGeneration goes with everything.

5 // Go for a graphic bikini like this one that features bust-flattering underwire and tan-enhancing neon.

6 // We cannot resist this adorable Kate Spade pineapple pool tote.

7 // We stock these Bliss lipglosses by the dozen.

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poolside picnic (featuring cucumber honeydew salad).

One of our favorite things to do this time of year is pack a picnic that’s easy to eat poolside. We make a few different sandwich fillings (including our favorite egg salad recipe) and whipped up a few sides. Here’s what L threw together for the Fourth of July:

The Glitter Life Egg Salad
we both love a classic egg salad sandwich.
The Glitter Life Cucumber Honeydew Salad
cucumber honeydew salad with feta. (recipe follows)
The Glitter Life Watermelon
no summer picnic is complete without a watermelon.
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baby joe takes a sandwich break.

Honeydew Cucumber Salad adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

What You Need:

  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium honeydew melon, seeded and cut in bite-size cubes (about 5 cups)
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

What You Do:

  • Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until combined.
  • Combine honeydew melon, cucumber and onion in a large bowl. Toss to combine. Drizzle dressing over the salad and stir. Top with feta and serve.
  • Leftovers will definitely keep a few days in the fridge, but you will want to strain the remaining salad before serving.

Need more ideas for a poolside picnic? Check out these posts:

Friday Five: Super Bowl Edition (for some great slider recipes)

Recipe Round-Up: Memorial Day (for creative sandwich ideas)

Pimiento Cheese (for classic and classic-with-a-twist pimiento cheese recipes)

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