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friday five: our favorite maxis.

We’re in the dog days of summer…and yet the invitations keep coming. Engagement parties, weddings, baby showers. So what are we wearing? Let’s start with these five maxi dresses.

Shop Sole Dish Flying Tomato Maxi
gorgeous neckline and simple-yet-special details. available here.
ASOS Supertrash Floral Maxi Dress
we both love kimono-sleeve maxis, and this palm print/floral is right on trend. available here.
Shop Dish Skinny Strap Maxi
this neutral print is the perfect canvas for bright accessories. available here.
Nordstrom Eliza J Maxi Dress
in a sea of summer florals, this graphic print really stands out. available here.
Shop Dish BCBGeneration Faux Wrap Midi Dress
technically not a maxi…but this faux-wrap midi is seriously the perfect LBD for any/all occasions. available here.

And don’t forget that you get 10% off on www.shopsoledish.com when you use the discount code GLITTER. Happy shopping…and happy weekend!

 

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style guide: dressing your baby bump.

Some of you may know that L is expecting again – another baby boy will join the TGL family in August! To say that we are excited is an understatement. Between J’s wedding and L’s new baby, 2015 is shaping up to be a big year for us.

Dressing around a baby bump can be challenging – especially if you want to at least reasonably maintain your not-pregnant style. While there’s nothing wrong with buying into “maternity fashion” – loud prints, belly bands, etc…there ARE other options. From L:

1. Size up in regular clothes. You are not required to buy “maternity” clothes. There are tonnnns of regular clothing styles that can work throughout your pregnancy – if you go one size up. Some of my favorites:

  • Mamie Ruth “Cabana” Empire-waist Maxi Dress (1)– Channel your inner 70s goddess in this beautifully-cut, bump-friendly dress.
  • Faux leather leggings (2) – These fit right over your bump. Bonus: it’s hard to feel frumpy when you’re wearing skinny “leather” pants. Pair with an oversized tee or a tank plus kimono. This style is a best-seller at Dish for all shapes, sizes and ages.
  • PPLA Pismo Beach Tee (3) – This loose-fitting striped tee (see below about stripes!) looks great with faux leather leggings or shorts.
  • Spanx skinny denim (4) – I have been wearing these non-stop. They’re super-stretchy and perfect with a loose top and wedges.
  • Piko Long Sleeve Dress (5) – All hail the Piko dress. This uber-popular style cropped up this fall and is just perfect for growing bumps. The arms are fitted but the body is loose, so you can wear this throughout your pregnancy.
  • Blank NYC Pull-On Belles (6) – These super-comfy flares embrace one trend (70’s bell bottoms) while ignoring another (high-rise). The result is a pair of jeans that look spot-on but sit comfortably underneath your baby bump. L sported these at dinner in NYC and got tons of compliments! Great news: they’re coming to Dish Statesboro in a few weeks.
The Glitter Life Maternity Style
bump doesn’t have to mean fump.

2. Go for classic prints. Were you into multi-color swirly prints before you got pregnant? I wasn’t either. (BUT IT’S OKAY IF YOU ARE – that’s just not me.) I can’t bring myself to buy them just because I’m expecting. That said, prints can be a nice diversion from a growing bump. Hold out for classic stripes, ginghams and plaids in looser shapes. One of my favorite pieces right now is a navy gingham Tory Burch tunic handed down from my mom. It’s one size larger than I would normally wear (see above!), and it’s perfect with those white Spanx skinnies. Oversized black and white striped tunics (like this one by PPLA) and tees pair perfectly with black faux leather leggings and booties. In the fall, a plaid tunic looks great with dark leggings and tall brown boots.

3. Accessorize. Even if you get creative, chances are you will have a limited rotation of things to wear while pregnant. This is okay – relatively speaking, pregnancy is just a blip on your style radar. Don’t invest too much in clothes for this time period because it will be over before you know it! Instead, accessorize your pregnancy capsule to the fullest: pay attention to shoes, add a hat, switch up your jewelry, etc. One of my favorite looks right now is a pair of elastic-waist ivory lace shorts, and oversized black tank, and my knee-high Minnetonka lace-up boots paired with a leather tassle necklace and a Panama hat. It’s comfy, trendy…and feels like something I would wear nine months from now.

How do you feel about dressing for pregnancy?

 

 

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what we wore: wedding style.

YOU GUYS. It happened. J got married last weekend! Despite less-than-ideal weather, it was a beautiful, fun-filled weekend. We hope you shared in the journey via Instagram; if you didn’t, check out #JJB2015 for pics. We’ll be sharing some behind the scenes details with you soon! In the meantime…

Obviously THE DRESS is the biggest part of any bride’s wedding wardrobe style, but there are other opportunities to showcase your style during the wedding weekend. Because we kinda want to relive the last 72 hours, we thought we’d share our wedding style with you.

FRIDAY MORNING

{THE EVENT}: Lisa Baker and Sue Baker hosted a gorg champagne brunch on Friday morning at the Ritz Carlton Lodge for the bridal party. The vibe was casual and fun.

{THE BRIDE}: J chose a lace-back beauty from Urban Outfitters. So. Many. Compliments.

The Glitter Life What We Wore
dress: urban outfitters.

{THE MATRON OF HONOR}: L chose a 3/4 sleeve print silk mini dress by Juicy Couture paired with “Tanya” high- heel sandals by Tory Burch. This dress has been sold out for a while (years, actually!), but you can view similar in-stock dresses here.

The Glitter Life Juicy Couture
dress: juicy couture.
The Glitter Life Tory Burch Tanya Sandal
shoes: tory burch (sold out).
The Glitter Life Brunch
L + J at brunch. 

FRIDAY EVENING

{THE EVENT}: Following the wedding rehearsal, everyone gathered at the President’s House at the Ritz Carlton for a casual BBQ dinner hosted by the Baker family. A cocktail reception for out of town guests kicked off at 8pm.

{THE BRIDE}: J chose a sweet midi-length number with an open back. She looked absolutely beautiful…but we did have a few bra issues. Nothing that couldn’t be fixed by some bandaids, Fashion Tape and manicure scissors, though!

The Glitter Life WWW
dress: lulus. find similar styles here.

{THE MATRON OF HONOR}: L chose this long-sleeve black BCBGeneration chiffon overlay dress, sans tights. It’s sold out on Shop Social Dish, but it’s in stock AND ON SALE here. This basic with-a-twist will become your go-to LBD – it works for all seasons!

The Glitter Life BCBGeneration Dress
dress: bcbgeneration.

What fun styles are you planning to wear to weddings this summer? Share with us on Insta at @glitter_blog_xo!

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mint + distressed denim

The Glitter Life

The Glitter Life

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The Glitter Life

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top, heels, necklace (also seen here) and sunglasses: social (call 912.681.7008) // blazer and jeans: dish (call 912.871.3989) // bag: gucci // nails: sally hansen lacey lilac

We love creating contrast in our outfits, like pairing distressed skinny jeans with a ladylike jacket and bag. Photo credit: Chelsey Navin.

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