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friday five: bag ladies.

FRIDAY! YOU’RE HERE!

L and I share a serious love of handbags. We prefer purchasing big-ticket items together for moral support–we had to have a few drinks to numb the wallet pain after our Gucci trip in 2008.

Are you in the market for a new bag? Our top handbag picks are on today’s Friday Five. The best part? None of these purchases requires a post-credit-card-swipe cocktail.

1. Melie Bianco Scarlett Bag:  The classic shape of the Melie Bianco Scarlett bag from www.shopsocialdish.com works for day or night, and the fun neon trim pops.

Melie Bianco Scarlett Bag
click here to purchase.

2. Tory Burch Robinson Spectator Envelope Clutch: Perforated looks are everywhere this season. This bag is the perfect statement piece.

click here to pre-order.
click here to pre-order.

3. ASOS Leather And Faux Pony Zip Top Clutch: Y’all. This clutch is MAJ. We pretty much love anything with faux pony hair.

ASOS Pony Hair Clutch
you need this.

4. Zara Studded Tote Shopper: It’s no secret that we like a *large* cognac colored bag for everyday use. Goes with everything. Really feeling this right now:

Zara Tote
be mine.

5. HOBO Zara Cross Body Bag: Every girl needs a cute cross-body bag for going out, and the subtle metallic sheen on this one is perfect.

Hobo Zara Bag
call 912.681.7008 to purchase.

What are you up to this weekend!? Shopping, perhaps? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo

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J + L

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friday five: nye essentials.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

This week’s Friday Five is dedicated to New Year’s Eve essentials. After all, it’s a big night and you need to look/feel amazing! Here we go…

1. Chain-strap bag. NYE is not the night to lug around your trusty tote. You need a small, clutch-sized bag with a chain, so you can sling it over your shoulder  when necessary. We both love our Tory Burch Reva clutches–J’s is gold, mine is black. Those exact styles aren’t available any more…so why don’t you go for this one?

Tory Burch Logo Clutch
keeps your hands free to hold a cocktail and noise-maker thingy.

2. Bling. We believe strongly in the power of bling. Whether you’re wearing jeans and a sweater, sleek black pants and a sparkly top, or a full-on cocktail dress, NYE is the night to bring out your biggest, brightest bling. We love these earrings from Social Statesboro.

call 912.681.7008 to order.
Blingy Earrings
both pairs are only $18! score.

3. Stay-put Lip Gloss. Your lip gloss will have to last through cocktails, dinner, more cocktails, champagne, and a smooch or two. Avon Perfect Wear Extracting Lip Gloss stays put for–wait for it–eight hours. Actually, according to Oprah’s testers, it lasted for for ELEVEN hours, with no reapplying. Either way, this will get you through the night.

Avon Extra-Lasting Lip Gloss
eat, drink and be merry. this gloss isn’t going anywhere.

4. Tights. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you have to wear ski pants. Keep warm and stay stylish with a pair of patterned tights. These will jazz up your LBD and–bonus–smooth you out.

Spanx Tights
pretty pattern + Spanx technology.

5. Wine Wipes. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…wine wipes. These stain-erasing cloths are a must for your NYE bag. Say cheers to pearly whites!

Pearly Wipes
pearly wipes give us something to smile about.

What’s in your bag for New Year’s!? Tweet us @glitter_blog_xo

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L+J

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friday five: holiday survival strategies.

Happy Friday, glitter girls!

Eeeeek, only eleven days until Christmas! Holiday parties are in full swing (what to wear?! what to bring?!)) and shopping is at a fever pitch (what to buy?! how much to spend?!). Don’t stress. J and I are here to help. In keeping with our weekly tradition, we present today’s Friday Five: Top Five Holiday Survival Strategies.

1. Have a go-to appetizer. How often does it happen? You look at your calendar and realize you have yet another holiday party tonight…and you have to bring an appetizer. J and I have an arsenal of easy party recipes (duh, we get a LOT of invites), and this HONEYCRISP & GORGONZOLA CROSTINI from Channeling Contessa is one of our faves this time of year. Super easy, super pretty and sure to impress.

Honeycrisp Crostini
quick. fresh. easy.

2. Stock up on unique hostess gifts. Hostess gifts are a challenge. You want to show your appreciation for a gracious invite (your mother raised you right, after all), but you might not know your hostess that well. You may be tempted to go for something generic and inoffensive (another bottle of wine!), but don’t. Use this opportunity to give her something unique and creative, as well as thoughtful and useful. This list from Real Simple has twenty-two ideas for the hostess gifts. Our fave is this adorable sewing kit from anthropologie. You can order a bunch, or try your hand at making them in bulk. These would also be cute teacher gifts. Just grab and go! [[For the record, J and I would not sneeze at a bottle of wine, if we are your hostesses and that’s your thing.]]

Anthropologie Sewing Kit
this would be an easy DIY.

3. Make the most of your shopping dollars. We know, we know. Shop local. We really do try, but sometimes there’s just no reasonable alternative to online shopping. As long as you’re clicking away, you might as well earn skymiles to help with your holiday travels. Delta offers a certain amount of skymiles per dollars spent on TONS of websites. For example, J’s Christmas card order from minted.com earned her 3 miles for every dollar spent. Might not seem like much, but it adds up as you start checking things off of your list!

Skymiles Shopping
Watch the miles add up as you shop!

4. Detox on the go. Whether you’ve imbibed too many candy cane martinis, eaten too many slices of fruitcake, or dealt with a toxic relative, detoxing is critical during the holidays. This Tory Burch beverage container from the Neiman Marcus by Target collection is perfect for housing our Yogi Detox Tea.

Tory Burch beverage container
it’s a little embarrassing how happy that logo makes us.

5. Amp up your everyday look. Holiday parties call for a little something extra in the makeup department. Swapping your neutral lipstick for something brighter will boost your confidence and make your teeth look whiter. You don’t have to redo your entire face before that party–just change your lipstick, throw your hair in a topknot and go. Now, where’s that mistletoe?

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass
try MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass in Imperial Red.

The holidays don’t have to be stressful. A little planning–stocking up on appetizer ingredients, buying hostess gifts in bulk beforehand–makes it easy to enjoy this time of year. How do you survive the holidays? Got any tips for us? Tweet us at @glitter_blog_xo.

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L+J

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get cuffed.

Happy Wednesday, glitter girls!

We are huge arm candy fans. If we could stack bracelets to our elbows, we would. The easiest way to create an arm party is to start with a fantastic cuff and then throw on all your other random skinny bracelets. We promise, it will all look good together! Here are  our top five places to start:

C. Wonder Cuff
this leopard print calf hair stud cuff from C. Wonder instantly makes a statement.
Tory Burch Cuff
L and I have had Tory Burch lucite cuffs for *years*. a must-have for your jewelry box.
Juicy Couture Cuff
juicy couture gets it right with this pave pyramid leather cuff.
Gold Gatsby Cuff
get fancy with this gold gatsby cuff from Bauble Bar!
J Crew Leopard Cuff
ohmygodohmygodohmygod this enamed leopard cuff from J Crew tops our christmas list this year.

Tweet us pics of your arm party @glitter_blog_xo!

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J+L

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c. wonder.

Hi ladies!

I was recently invited to a Jezebel Magazine happy hour at C. Wonder: the latest and greatest store in Lenox Mall. Y’all. This store is beyond and looked quite familiar… C. Wonder was started by Chris Burch, Tory’s ex. Awkward. Moving on.

The concept is preppy designs, bold prints, enameled bangles—at average prices less than $40. In personalized fitting rooms, shoppers can customize lighting and music. There’s on-site engraving and monogramming too!

How could you say no to this adorable invite!?
The window display…
Home goods!
BRIGHT COLORS!
C. Wonder Initial Necklace
I couldn’t resist taking home this adorable initial necklace!

Have you shopped at a C. Wonder store? Tweet us what you think! @glitter_blog_xo

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foxy lady.

Happy Tuesday, glitter girls!

So we totally fell down on the job and didn’t do our Monday post. Hope your start to the week wasn’t as hectic as ours!

We’re probably telling you something you already know…but animals (not animal prints, but actual animals) are a huge trend for fall. Designers and taste-makers are moving away from animal prints like leopard and zebra and using the actual animals themselves. We love the resulting preppy/winky vibe.

Our hands-down fave animal is the fox–smart, sneaky…but still cute. Here are our picks:

Tory Burch Fox Cuff
the perfect addition to your fall arm party. tory burch suede cuffs, $145 each.
Anthropologie Fox Top
obsessed with the rouched sleeves on this top. Anthropologie, $48
Zara Fox Top
layer this under a navy blazer. Zara shell, $35.90.
Asos Fox Scarf
the perfect fall scarf. Asos, $21.11.
Sydney Evan Fox Earrings
L’s birthday is coming up. HINT HINT. sydney evan, $1300.

What’s your favorite animal trend for fall?

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L + J

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think pink.

HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Breast cancer is a cause close to our glitter hearts. L’s mom and mother-in-law and J’s aunt are proud breast cancer survivors. October is breast cancer awareness month, and some of our favorite companies have made it super easy to support this worthy cause. Check out some of our faves below.  Shopping has never been so satisfying.

1. Tory Burch is giving 15 percent of the sales of limited-edition pink wrap bracelets ($95) and hardshell phone cases ($48) to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Tory Burch BCRF
iPhone 4/4S case and adorable wrap bracelet in hot pink.

2. Essie is participating in “31 days of pink” by featuring thirty-one unique shades of pink polish (one for every day of the month) in October. Our faves are Check Up, a bright bubble-gum pink, and Good Morning Hope, a paler pink hue.

Essie Pink Polish
we didn’t need any encouragement to paint our nails pink starting October1…but we do appreciate Essie’s donation to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

3. Yummy candle company Archipelago has partnered with Breast Cancer Angels. Fifty percent of all proceeds of the Bougie De La Vie collection will be donated to underprivileged cancer patients and their families.

a delightful blend of jasmine, fresh cut grass and hydrangea.

4. Up-and- coming golf apparel brand Chase54 (previously featured here) is donating proceeds from these cute men’s and women’s tees to Save The Ta.Tas. Do us a solid and follow Chase54 on Facebook and Twitter.

Save the Ta Tas
modeled by J! photos by James Fleishel.
save the tatas
Real men wear pink.

 

How are you supporting breast cancer research this October?

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J+L

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new york fashion week picks.

New York Fashion Week comes to a close tomorrow.  This is probably a good thing for our day jobs, given the inordinate amount of time L and I have spent obsessing over show gossip researching the web for photos.  Here are our three favorite shows:

1. Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2013 RTW: “She’s a sexy tomboy with a bit of bon vivant,” Rebecca Minkoff said backstage before her show. We would say that’s pretty accurate. This was absolutely one of our favorite shows. And it didn’t hurt that Ryan Lochte was sitting front row…

R Minkoff Dress Print
*obsessed* with the print and neckline.
R Minkoff Dress Short
so many fun details, from the pockets to the slits at the neck. perfection.
R Minkoff Bag
GSU gameday anyone?

2. Tory Burch Spring 2013 RTW: As previously documented here and here, we have just a smallish obsession with Tory Burch (the woman AND the brand).  So it will come as no surprise that we are in love with her latest. The gorgeous colors, great fabrics, fun shoes and accessories… we die.

Tory Burch 3
fringe detail! and those SHOES!
Tory Burch 2
the chunky necklace added to the soft dress works.
Tory Burch
i can totally see myself wearing this at a garden party in the Hamptons.

3. J Crew Spring 2013 RTW: Honestly, does anyone even remember when J Crew was just a catalog?  Jenna Lyons has so *totally* revamped this brand into a quirky-sexy powerhouse, its origins as a go-to for boring-yet-dependable basics seem unfathomable.  We fell hard for the latest genius mix of prints and materials.

J Crew S/S 2013 Look
will everyone just start mixing stripes and florals already?
J Crew S/S 2013 Look
clean hair & makeup let the pattern(s) shine.
J Crew S/S 2013
the finishing touch? minty pumps. naturally.

We’re dying to know: what were your #nyfw faves?

xoxo

J + L

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friday five.

Glitter Girls!

There is SO MUCH going on this weekend! Let us fill you in…

1. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: NYFW kicked off yesterday in The Big Apple. L and I have already decided we’re attending next year;  in the meantime we will be watching the shows live here. Here are the shows we’re MOST looking forward to:

DVF
Diane Von Furstenberg’s bold prints + classic silhouettes = our obsession. spring 2012 pictured.
Tory Burch and Models Spring 2011
L and I are *huge fans* of Tory Burch’s neo-preppy style. spring 2011 pictured.
rachel-zoe-fashion-week-1
Rachel Zoe herself is no stranger to Fashion Week, but her clothing line is fairly new. How can you not love these flattering looks? spring 2012 pictured.

2. Football: Whether you’re cheering on the Falcons from your fave watering hole (it will be The Ivy for me as per usual) or watching Georgia Southern take down The Citadel in Charleston, you’ll need an outfit. We don’t wear jerseys around here, ladies…

gameday
hats are a MUST in the South. How cute is this look from L’s store, Social!?
GSU gameday
it’s super easy to add your team’s color with a fun accessory!
Tailgate Couture
game day looks from Tailgate Couture. designer Shannan Lewark is one of our fave Glitter Girls.  available at both of L’s stores, Social and Dish!

3. Baby Shower: My sweet friend Casey is expecting baby #2 in October! It’s a girl this go round, so we MUST shower her in pink. Here are a few of my favorite decor looks. Thanks, Pinterest:

shower 2
so simple, yet fun! loving the ceiling piece.
shower
#quirky. how good do all of those milk treats look!?
shower 3
fun, girly drinks are a MUST.

4. Closet Clean-Up: Ladies, time to replace those bikinis and flip-flops with sweaters and boots. Get your closet in check this weekend. Check out these tips from Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere (ADORE):

Organize by color –

blouses
suddenly, your random purple blouse looks right at home.

Showcase favorites –

favorites
we play favorites, and so do you. let’s look at them daily.

Keep things accessible –

dream closet
i know, i know. ridiculous. but i HAD to post a pic of my dream closet.

5. Nails: Nothing gets us more excited than the thought of deep fall hues on our nails. Here’s what we’re feeling:

velvet nails
how amazing is this wine color!? and the velvet texture!? WE DIE.
essie
essie: going incognito is the *perfect* shade of green.
glitter nails
glitter is appropriate year-round. OPI Glitzerland.

YA Y for Friday! What are y’all up to?

xo

J+L

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