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viva las vegas.

It’s no secret that we love a good getaway to Vegas {you can see our past trips here and here.}

Our travels out west include work and play while shopping for L’s boutiques Sole + Dish. With such a packed schedule on short trips, we’ve become experts in transitioning our outfits from day to night. Needless to say when Juliana from Vegas.com challenged us to create the #UltimateVegasOutfit, we accepted. Let’s set the scene for a day in Vegas:

Bonjour: Well, good morning! Time to fuel up for the day at one of the best breakfast | brunch spots on the strip, Mon Ami Gabi. From there, hit the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian for a little retail therapy and maybe a gondola ride! Need a pick me up after shopping? (and that means a cocktail) Skip over to Sugar Factory for a “grown-up drink“.

Vegas.com Challenge
Bonjour: romper | fedora | flats | cross-body bag | aviators      Bonne Nuit: romper | belt | heels | clutch | earrings

Bonne Nuit: Let’s take on the night. After a quick change at our home away from home, Hard Rock Hotel, we waste no time and head to dinner downstairs at our favorite, Pink Taco. Keep in mind happy hour is from 3-7PM! Post-dinner drinks at The Chandelier Bar in The Cosmopolitan are a must then maybe a little blackjack in the casino. #winning

Fill us in on some of your favorite Vegas hotspots and restos!

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june ’13 birchbox

It’s the best time of the month… Birchbox has arrived! This months theme is Wanderlust; when it strikes, it sticks. These products are designed to serve you well on all of your summer adventures which is great because L and I have a Vegas trip approaching…

The Glitter Life June Birchbox

1. Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser: This exfoliating (yet non-abrasive) is what your summer skin has been looking for. BONUS: it’s all natural.

2. Laqa & Co Lil’ Lip Pencil : I’ll be honest. I’m not very adventurous in the lip color department.  BUT I tried a tiny bit of this lip pencil before sushi last night and it’s pretty! May go heavier next time. Watch out…

3. Davines 3-Step System: The Georgia heat and humidity takes a TOLL on my hair, so this couldn’t have come at a better time. My hair was fresh and frizz-free this morning! Loving the light scent as well.

4. Color Club Wanderlust Collection: London Calling– I immediately painted my nails with this. At my desk. Loving this fun neon shade! {clearly}

The Glitter Life Wanderlust

What was in your June Box? Share with us on Twitter & Instagram @glitter_blog_xo.

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how to: pack for a quick trip.

Happy Tuesday, glitter girls!

We’re headed back to Las Vegas this afternoon for a quick trip to the MAGIC tradeshow. We’ll land tonight, work all day Wednesday, and head home to Atlanta on the red-eye late Wednesday night. We’re packing light this time. Our plan:

Tuesday: Meetings + Flight

We both have meetings Tuesday morning (including a vanity necessary stop at DryBar) before our flight leaves, so we can’t just schlub it. Skinny jeans and vests will do us right and take us all the way to LV.

Skinny Jean + Lace Tee + Fur Vest
image: e vanity

Tuesday Night: Drinks

Once we get to Vegas, I’ll keep the fur vest but swap the skinnies for leather shorts, the lace tee for a flowy top, and the boots for heels. Once key to packing light is to wear your bulkiest items on the plane. For me, that’s the fur vest and boots.

Fur Vest + Leather Shorts + Heels
L’s leather shorts are black, but you get the idea…image: wendy’s look book.

Wednesday: Tradeshow + Industry Happy Hour + Dinner + Flight

We always fight the urge to dress like twins when we’re together–our brains work the same way, so it’s tough! We’ll both be wearing versions of this cute, layered outfit for the tradeshow, happy hour at BCBG, one of our fave vendors, dinner and flight home late Wednesday night.

Leggings Outfit
image: bexa style diary.

The Packing List:

skinnys // lace tee // fur vest // scarf // pashmina (for the plane) // black leather shorts // peachy flowy top // nude heels // black leggings // oversize tunic // gray suede boots // leather jacket // striped tee and extra sweater (you never know!) // curling iron //dry shampoo // notebooks and office supplies // phone charger

The Luggage:

We both have a version of the same Coach duffle, which is no longer available. This is probably the swan song for L’s duffle, though–ten years of weekly trips have taken their toll. Any suggestions for a replacement purchase?

old faithful.
old faithful.

The Manicure:

We’re both wearing Essie Sand Tropez, a perfectly neutral shade that won’t show chips during our whirlwind trip.

Essie Sand Tropez
essie sand tropez is our go-to shade for travel.

We’ll post pics of our trip (and our outfits!) on Friday. Until then, be sure to follow our twitter feed @glitter_blog_xo for behind-the-scenes pics of MAGIC.

XO

L+J

PS – For more outfit ideas, check out our Pinterest boards Layers We Love and Leather Shorts–EEEK!

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weekend wrap-up + glitter girl: reagan daly.

Happy Monday, glitter girls!

J and I had a busy weekend prepping for our trip to Vegas for the MAGIC tradeshow on Tuesday. In addition to our weekend wrap-up, we thought we’d start the week off with our first Glitter Girl feature. First, a few pics from the weekend.

Weekend Collage1
homemade turkey sausage and egg sandwiches // not happy about the rain on saturday // mimosas made it better // snatched this coral pillow from target
Weekend collage
comedy club date night // valentine’s day goodies // romes got cozy // updated my white denim for VEGAS

Now, for our very first Glitter Girl.

Once a week-ish, we plan to highlight one of our favorite friends/readers/fellow Glitter Girls with a pic and a brief questionnaire. We’ll feature girls who are living in interesting places (from Atlanta to Alaska) and doing interesting things (from stylish stay-at-home moms to corporate ladder-climbers). We hope you enjoy getting to know The Glitter Life community!

Reagan Daly is the advertising manager of Savannah Media, LLC, which houses Connect Savannah and the Savannah Pennysaver. Reagan is a loyal Social and Dish shopper and we absolutely love her style. She is also the wife of a fabulous man (her words!) and mom to an amazing six year old son.

1. What item or accessory do you wear the most?  My liquid metal Sergio Gutierrez bracelet. Love it! 

2. What are your three favorite stores (for ANYTHING, online or bricks-and-mortar)?  Social & Dish in Statesboro, Georgia (told you!) and Taz in Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

3. Fill in the blank. You would die if anyone followed me on Twitter.  (I’m not a big Tweeter.)

4. Your last meal. What is it?  Club Sandwich with EXTRA mayo. Yum! 

5. What’s your guilty pleasure?  Playing the 80’s throwback (90’s comeback) channel on Pandora extra loud and dancing around my house.

Reagan Daly
Reagan Daly, advertising guru.

Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! We’ll share our packing strategy for a whirlwind 30-hour trip to Vegas tomorrow.

XO

L+J

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friday five: vegas edition

Happy Friday!

Since we still have Sin City fresh in our hearts and minds, we’re dedicating this week’s Friday Five to the one and only Las Vegas. We know you’re dying to see what we did when we weren’t tearing up MAGIC. Here are our top five Vegas dos.

1. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: To say that L and I are amateur gamblers is an understatement…but we actually had good luck here! We learned how to play craps with some very friendly folks and drank free wine. Can’t beat that.

J + L
#highrollers

2. Pink Taco Happy Hour: After a long day at the pool, we decided happy hour was in order. We were pleasantly surprised to find Pink Taco (located right in our hotel) had a $5 happy hour menu! Margaritas, wine, shrimp cocktail, quesadilla…all $5. Too bad we didn’t stumble upon that earlier into our trip.

Pink Taco Menu + Drinks
scary menu, good drinks.

3. The Cosmopolitan: Chandelier Bar : Y’all. This is one of the most beautiful spaces we have ever seen. You literally sit INSIDE the chandelier to enjoy your cocktails. Check it:

Chandelier Bar
surrounded by twinkling lights!
L + J
fresh from the pool… hence the fedoras.
Glitter Girls
glitter girls.

4. Style Limousine Service – L and I are business-class travelers…on coach budgets. So imagine our delight when my boyfriend, Jay, arranged for us to ride to and from the airport in a private limo. So one-percent! We highly recommend our friends at Style Limousine Service. Not only did the driver pick us up from the airport at the UNGODLY hour of 630am…but he cheerfully obliged when we begged politely asked him to stop for bagels at Panera. Um, and we really like the name.

Style Limo
vegas here we come!

5. Nails – We can’t have a Friday Five without nails! We searched high and low for the perfect Vegas-y, glitter-y shade…and of course we didn’t find it until after we got back from our trip. Whatever, we’re going to rock it this weekend and reminisce about our great time.

24K Gold Nail Polish
perfect.

Have you been to Vegas? What are your top five dos?

YAY for the weekend!

J + L

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vegas pt 1: fall forecast.

Hi Glitter Girls!

As most of you know, L and I were in Vegas last week working {and playing}. We spent our days at MAGIC buying inventory for Laura’s super cute stores Social and Dish.

We’ll post about the play later this week. For now, here’s a sneak peek of our favorite fall finds:

Chinese Laundry Flats
animal print AND studs!? yep.
Very J Tribal Sweater
tribal print sweaters.
BLVD Blazer
jewel tone blazers. (in case you can’t tell, L *really* loved this one…)
Melie Bianco Tassel Bag
how amazing is this melie bianco bag!?
Rampage Shoes
fall shoes by rampage.
Pink & Pepper Ankle Boot
we think these pink & pepper boots will fly.
Utility Jacket
how cute is this utility jacket!?
Thread & Supply Bomber
loved this bomber jacket!
Desigual Booth
desigual had one of the most fun booths. champagne and finger painting? sure.
L + J
still smiling after a long day.

Did we get it right?  What’s on your wish list for fall?

xo

J + L

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pack your bags.

Happy Monday, Glitter Girls!  J and I are running around today, getting ready for our trip. (Maybe you’ve heard about it?) Packing for a whole week has been a bit of a challenge. Here’s what we made room for in our suitcases…

L’s List:

Straw Fedora
necessary for the plane and the pool.
Matisse Coconuts Gaucho Boot
we’ll be on our feet all day, and these are SO comfy.
Leopard Print Denim Cut-Offs
slightly obsessed with these leopard print denim cut-offs.
ViX Angola Bikini
vix swimsuits are pricey, but the fit and the fabric are worth the money. we’re hoping we’ll have at least one afternoon to relax a little by the pool.
with super weird flight times and time changes, a sleep mask is a MUST.

J’s List:

glitter heels = vegas
we are *obsessed* with peplum right now. spice this up with some jewels and we’re vegas ready.
vintage chanel.
this chambray shirt will jazz up my MAGIC ensemble.
vegas is loud, y’all. and we will need SOME beauty sleep.

Clearly we’re taking more than this…but these are our highlights.  What are we missing?  What would y’all take if you were going with us?  Eeeeeeek, we’re leaving tomorrow!

xoxo

L + J

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vegas, baby.

How’s this for exciting?

Next week L and I are headed to Las Vegas for MAGIC, a giant apparel trade show. L has two cute boutiques in Statesboro, and we’re going to buy fall, holiday and pre-spring styles for her stores. We’ve been buying together for six years, but we’ve never been to MAGIC. We leave in T minus 7 days, 22 hours, 26 minutes {{not that we’re counting}}. Crown Room here we come.

Here’s the skinny on our trip:

1. Stay: Our base of operation for the week is the HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO. We love that it’s a little off The Strip. The decor is super cool, and the pool has its own reputation. Did I mention they offer Bikini Brunch on the weekends? Sold.

the trademark guitar juts out over the hotel.
scene of the crime: bikini brunch.
we’re hoping for an upgrade to this suite.

2. DO: MAGIC is a twice-yearly gathering of ten thousand of buyers and five thousand emerging-to-established designers. The typical sales volume per day is $200 million! The vendor displays are rumored to be insane–we plan to spend at least one day just wandering around before we start buying.

MAGIC Registration
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!
Display at MAGIC
vendor display.

3. DINE: One of our *favorite* sushi restaurants, Nobu, is located right in our hotel. L and I have eaten at Nobu New York; we’re pretty sure we’ll feel right at home here.

nobu las vegas.
yum.
double yum.

4. PLAY: We’re going to Vegas to work…but we definitely plan to experience the city during our week-long stay. Here’s what we’re thinking we’ll do in our downtime:

we’ll make a stop at the Chandelier Bar in the Cosmopolitan for sure.
maybe have a cold drink at minus 5.
why not swim with the sharks at the Golden Nugget?

We want your suggestions! Where should we wine/dine/play in Vegas?

xo

J + L

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