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instagram diary: lake edition

It feels like we just got back from our weekend at Lake Oconee, and it’s already time for another holiday. J is headed back to the lake, and L is excited for a family pool day at home.

Before we check out for 24 hours, we’ll share our pics from the weekend.

The Glitter Life Fourth of July Collage
low-tech directions for L // ahhh // fruit + cheese tray at the pool // kalamata-basil spread for cocktail hour // sparkle + shine // reynolds cup // cotton candy at linger longer steak house // more sparkle // happy hour at reynolds landing

Now, let’s talk fashion for tomorrow. Need some last minute red+white+blue inspiration?

The Glitter Life Fourth of July

 We also love this outfit from Social Statesboro.

The Glitter Life Fourth of July

Check out more of our fave red+white+blue images here. We hope you have a fantastic Fourth of July!

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friday five: weekend getaway.

HAPPY FRIDAY!

We’re heading to Lake Oconee this afternoon for a MUCH needed weekend together. Here’s what the next 48 hours look like for us.

1. Cocktail: No boring wine glasses for us this weekend! L is bringing mason jars and paper straws to hold our cocktails. Stay tuned to see if we use J’s sparklers.

The Glitter Life Mason Jar
obsessing over this ribbon detail.

2. Appetizer: As J was cruising pinterest looking for an app to make for us this weekend, she came across this alternative to a full caprese salad. Easy to transport and perfect for us to munch on while getting ready. We had to graduate from Goldfish some time.

The Glitter Life Caprese Salad
so easy, colorful and cute.

3. Pool Accessory: Everyone. Cross your fingers and toes that the rain holds out long enough to give us a pool day. We need it. And also this Sunnylife San Remo Beach Towel for lounging.

The Glitter Life Sunnylife San Remo Beach Towel
we heart the blanket accents.

4. Outfit: Lake Oconee is super laid-back, so we’re all about an easy wardrobe for the weekend. REALLY feeling this Embroidered Halter Dress from shopsocialdish.com.

The Glitter Life Dish Statesboro
this print/color combo is PERFECT for summer.

5. Something New: You don’t always have to dish out dollars to enjoy delicious wine. We’re trading our usual pinto grigio for Barefoot Refresh this weekend.

The Glitter Life Barefoot Refresh
crisp white. all. day. long.

If there’s one thing you do this weekend, follow us on instagram. It will be worth it. We promise.

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friday five: weekend warrior.

Yay for the weekend! L and the Joes are headed to Greenville, South Carolina, this weekend for a mini family vacay. Today’s Friday Five is dedicated to weekend warriors everywhere.

1. Packing List. No matter where you’re going, it pays to plan your outfits ahead of time. We’re big believers in packing light – it’s no fun to lug around a bag of clothes that you end up not even wearing. For a weekend away, you really just need a few things: a great pair of skinnies, a couple of tops (one dressy, one casual), flats (unless you have a big nighttime event, leave your heels at home) and medium size bag in a bright color. Here’s L’s packing list for Greenville:

The Glitter Life How To Pack
bright bag (tory burch) // cardigan // skinnies (7 for all mankind) // rain boots (hunter) // sunglasses (ray ban) // tank (eight sixty, available here) // striped tee / /flats (available here)

2. Homemade Snacks.  It’s so much healthier (and cheaper) to make your own snacks rather than relying on the offerings at some nasty gas station. You can whip up your very own trail mix in a matter of minutes! Make a big batch and package it in small portions for the trip. Use this recipe from Taste of Home for inspiration.

The Glitter Life Homemade Trail Mix
image: taste of home.

3. Travel Mask: Long road trips can leave your skin looking super tired. Wake it back up with the Travelmate Mask by When. This high-quality Essence Gel Mask uses a bio-cellulose sheet created by fermenting coconut juice, each containing a high volume of fluid that is very effective in transferring the liquid nutrients to skin. We also recommend When’s 10:00PM mask for anti-aging…

The Glitter Life When Travelmate
soothe and moisturize your tired skin with travelmate by when.

4. Weekender Bag: Kate Spade Saturday is the latest and greatest from the Kate Spade New York family.  KSS believes that “getting dressed should be a lot of fun” and we couldn’t agree more. We were really intrigued by Saturday’s “Design a Weekender” program where you build your own travel bag. SO FUN! You really can’t go wrong there.

The Glitter Life Kate Spade Saturday
BONUS: it’s loaded with pockets and compartments to organize all of your traveling goods.

5. A Good Book: Atlanta girl, Emily Giffin (you may recognize her name from other amazing books such as Something Borrowed and Something Blue…) has done it again with her latest novel Where We Belong. If you can’t read in the car, it’s also available on audio! We won’t spoil it by giving details, but trust it’s a must read.

The Glitter Life Where We Belong
click here to purchase.

 

What are you up to this weekend? Traveling anywhere fun? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo.

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recap: MAGIC.

Hi, glitter girls! HAPPY FRIDAY!

We’re back from a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas for the MAGIC apparel trade show. We had a blast, but more importantly we scored some seriously great inventory for Social and Dish. We also used our trip to launch The Glitter Life Instagram feed (@glitter_blog_xo). Thank you for all the “likes” and comments on our pics! Now, for the details…

MAGIC by Numbers

Number of hours we were gone: 39

Number of room-to-suite upgrades: 1 (thanks to the awesome staff at the Rumor Boutique Hotel!)

Number of new lines picked up: 7 (more about that later!)

Number of glasses of free champagne consumed: 8 (hey, there are two of us.)

Number of outfit  changes in airport or hotel bathrooms: 3

Number of things L left at home: 6 (comb, q-tips, laptop charger, business cards, socks, stapler)

Number of free bracelets scored: 6

Number of times we typed “#roadtomagic” (the official hashtag of the show) into our Twitter and Instagram feeds: 89

Now, for our journey in pics.

Travel Collage
champs with jay and our friend rebecca at mirko the night before // packing light // a stop at dry bar for pretty hair // dressed for the plane ride // hummus and a glass of wine after a long trip // we made it through security wearing all of this // rumor boutique hotel // upgrade // bye bye hotel, we’ve got work to do
MAGIC Collage
it’s official // loved these colorful bracelets // rifling through the racks // crushed on these flats // this “joe” bracelet joined L’s arm party // bright silks for summer // can’t wait to get these nude patent wedges in // clutches // view from the vip lounge
MAGIC Collage 2
bcbgeneration lounge // printed leggings for fall // our boots got a workout // threads 4 thought booth // swag // palm tree // photo booth // we heart our bcbgeneration sales rep raleigh // done, finally
Travel Collage 2
our luggage // pretty orchid in our suite // we were so tired… // but our hair wasn’t… // project at mandalay bay // obsessed with these kicks at the airport // home sweet home for j // truth // long drive back to statesboro for l

Whew! Did any of you go to PROJECT, ENK or MAGIC? We’d love to hear about your trip! Tweet us at @glitter_blog_xo. And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @glitter_blog_xo.

Next week we’ll meet some more glitter girls and give you a summer/fall preview for Social and Dish. xoxo

L+J

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holiday wrap up.

Hi Hi Hi!

WOW! What a whirlwind the end of December was. We still managed to have a blast despite the hustle and bustle. Let’s recap with some of our pics.

Ellery lipstick
ellery trying out her “lipits” from uncle jay and jennifer!
Ciate Caviar Manicure
J’s Ciate Caviar Manicure.
J Augusta
J the day after Christmas brunch with her parents in Augusta.
Champagne
New Years Eve EVE!
Reynolds Plantation
Our NYE table at Reynolds Plantation Lake Oconee.
J New Years Eve
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Photo Booth
L’s family kicked off the week with their annual Christmas Eve EVE party. thanks to Kate for creating the photo booth!
Wrapping Paper
christmas eve at social was total chaos. thanks to all our last minute shoppers!
Mantle
l’s mantle…we love nutcrackers! but how do you make stockings hang straight?
Baby Joe
baby joe was tired after opening gifts. SO TIRED.
after a hectic week, joe and l enjoyed the fire pit at home for NYE.
after a hectic week, joe and l enjoyed the fire pit at home for NYE.

Hope your holiday festivities were wonderful. We’re looking forward to what 2013 holds for us. Tweet us your holiday pics @glitter_blog_xo!

XO

J+L

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guest post: home for the holidays.

Happy Thursday, glitter girls!

‘Tis the season for holiday travel…and all of the headaches that go with it. Lucky for you, honorary glitter girl Brooke Carney is a travel expert. She regularly flies from her home in Alaska back to Georgia, Florida and points in between. Girl makes it look easy. Today, she shares her top air-travel tips with us.

1. Carefully consider your travel outfit. Whether you’re going by plane, train or auto, this is one of the most important (yet most overlooked) decisions you can make. I like a maxi dress or skirt with a tank, sweater (like a blanket) and scarf (like another blanket) and boots. When I land in Atlanta, the bulky stuff goes in my luggage, the flip flops come out of the purse, and I’m ready for the south.

Travel Outfit
don’t forget your movie star shades.
Travel Outfit
perfect, sans sky high boots.
Travel Outfit
casual, comfy, cozy.

2. Bring real books. I just picked up two from my favorite used book store–two best sellers for $4.50! As handy as a Nook or Kindle is, there’s something comforting about reading a real book, and holiday travelers need all the comfort we can get. Plus, I don’t have to stop reading when we get down to 10,000 feet. When I arrive at my destination, I pass the books along to family or donate them at the local library.

3. Load up your iPhone with calming music. I just put together a play list with Ray LaMontagne, Fleet Foxes, and old, slow country. Put your ear buds in and tune out the airport obnoxiousness.

iPhone Cases
courtesy of Shop Sweet Things.

4. Make a good layover plan. Mine involves a mani/pedi at Butter in the Seattle airport (there are nail salons in most major airports–do your research!), followed by a glass of wine at the airport bar near my gate. Getting my nails done on the run eliminates one thing from my pre-travel to-do list.

love this glittery mani for the holidays.
love this subtly glittery mani for the holidays.

5. Pack an I-didn’t-just-get-off-the-red-eye kit. Airplanes are really drying, so be sure to hydrate during the flight. For a little extra help, I use cleansing towelettes to get the grime off, a cooling gel to de-puff my eyes, and dry shampoo to revive my hair. Remember to make sure that your products meet TSA guidelines!

Yes to Cucumbers Eye Gel
Yes To Cucumbers eye gel smooths and brightens.
Burt's Bees Towelettes
choose products for sensitive skin even if yours isn’t. fewer chemicals, dyes and perfumes can’t be a bad thing.

What are your go-to travel products? How do you deal with layovers? Tweet us at @glitter_blog_xo!

XO

L + J (+ B!)

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weekend wrap-up: holiday edition

Hi hi hi, glitter girls!

WOW, what a whirlwind of a holiday. We hope you all enjoyed as much time with friends/family as we did. L and I were both in Augusta for Thanksgiving (both sets of parents live there), and then we each had a few adventures on our own. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

L: The Joes and I enjoyed a wonderful Turkey Day dinner at the Augusta Country Club (fantastic food, and no dishes for L’s mom!). After a nice afternoon with family, Joe headed back to Statesboro while Baby Joe and I relaxed in Augusta. We loved having brunch and doing a little shopping at one of our favorite shopping centers on Saturday with my mom. On our way back home to Statesboro, we stopped by Locos to see Big Joe and watch the University of Georgia stomp Georgia Tech. Go Dawgs!

J: With Jay and Romeo in tow, we left for Augusta on Wednesday night and spent Thanksgving with my family on Thursday. On Friday, we decided to break up our trip back to Atlanta by stopping at Lake Oconee. We enjoyed a laid-back night drinking cocktails and roasting marshmallows at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. Their holiday decor is BEYOND! We finally made it home yesterday, and I enjoyed brunch with some of my favorite ladies at West Egg Cafe.

Of course, we wouldn’t be glitter girls if we hadn’t met up for drinks on Friday. L, J and Jay reunited at Bar Oliviana, a cute new Italian place that J’s brother Thomas helped open.

Baby Joe
Baby Joe is ready for his close-up.
Romeo
too much turkey for Romes…
Baby Joe Starbucks
enjoying a misto (L) and some cheerios (Baby Joe) at Starbucks on Black Friday morning.
Linen Napkins
seeing these beautifully monogrammed linen napkins at Design Images & Gifts inspired L to personalize her plain ones.
L and J
reunited and it feels so good. yes, the bar is empty. it was early, okay?
Jen + Jay
J and Jay after dinner at Linger Longer Steakhouse.
West Egg
some of my favorite gals after brunch at West Egg Cafe.

OH! Exciting news! Our loyal reader, JFAV, is engaged! It all went down on the 7th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Course. Congrats to JFAV and Dan!

Engagement Ring
SO PRETTY! nails AND ring. 😉

We hope you all had a fantastic weekend with your family and friends. Tweet us your pics @glitter_blog_xo!

XO

L+J

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friday five.

Happy Friday, ladies!

So, we basically blinked and the holidays are here. And you know what that means (besides family drama)…TRAVEL. L and I are seasoned road warriors, and we’re sharing our top five travel essentials on today’s Friday Five.

1. Dry Shampoo: Sitting in a car/plane for hours on end can make your hair feel totally flat and/or greasy. Liven up your locks with Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo. Hair looks, feels and smells freshly shampooed without water. Easy.

Pssssst Dry Shampoo
they started the trend and pssssst it works.

2. Moisturizer: When winter weather leaves our faces feeling dry and chapped, we rely on Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Perfecting Water Moisture Mist. Not sure what is in this “water,” but our skin loves it! Skin looks hydrated and softened with the first use. This product is *key* when traveling.

Laura Mercier Moisturizer
the results are totally worth the extra $.

3. All-In-One Products: It’s one thing to spread all your stuff out on your own bathroom counter (JENNY), but the holidays often mean sharing cramped quarters. L really loves this Garnier Ultimate Cleanser–it doubles as an exfoliating scrub (scrub your face for two minutes) and *triples* as a purifying mask (leave it on for five minutes). You basically get an entire face cleaning arsenal in one tube. We’re all about multi-tasking.

Garnier Ultimate Cleanser
ultimate is right.

4. Flats: How in the world are some of these ladies running around the airport in 5” stilettos!? Tone it down with some cute and comfortable flats, okay?

Sole Society Flats
the ‘Peony’ flat by Sole Society is perfection. glitter on your feet? we approve.
Ferragamo Varina Flats
if you’re splurging, the Ferragamo “Varina” Flat is where you need to be. they’re classic and GORG!

5. Travel Pouch: Don’t stash your luxe travel products in a boring ziplock bag. We suggest Kate Spade:

Kate Spade Pouch
well. that’s pretty on point.
Kate Spade Glitterball
EEEE glitter pouch! SOLD.

*Don’t forget your phone/iPad/laptop chargers! We’ve been guilty of that too many times to count.*

And speaking of travel, L and I are reuniting in Athens this weekend for the University of Georgia/Georgia Southern football game. One or both of us will probably end up painting our nails in public. It’s a tradition. Hope you are as excited as we are for the weekend!

Xo

J+L

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