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travel blog | asheville, north carolina.

Two weeks ago, I made a quick  jaunt to the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina for m’girl Maggie’s wedding. Needless to say, a good time was had by ALL. Let me break it down for you:

Friday-

I linked up with my BFF, Annie, and her husband, Alex, for dinner at The Nightbell. We basically tried one of everything and it was phenomenal.

not your typical deviled egg… corn sabayon, sunburst smoked trout gravlax, pimenton.
a meal out is not complete without steak. in our opinion.
i know. we’re all obsessed with annie’s bodysuit. unfortunately, for all of us, it isn’t online. HOWEVER, here is my jumpsuit and jacket.

Saturday-

Annie and I took in the sights of Asheville including the biggest general store we’ve ever encountered, Mast. A few sights along the way:

coffee on a bus. casual.
many fall sights.
while wearing this sweater we’re all obsessed with.

THEN THERE WAS THE MAIN EVENT #TALFOUNDTHEDUNN

THE BRIDE (similar wedding guest dresses here and here and here)
MY GIRLS
THERE WERE DONUTS.
AND CHAMPAGNE.

It’s like you were there right?

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currently craving: bows on our toes

We are SERIOUSLY feeling shoes featuring girly bows right now. No matter what your preferred silhouette – pump, sandal, or flat – there’s a bow for that. These cute styles are perfection!

closed-toe pumps

Closed-toe styles are so 50s-feminine. We love them paired with skinny pants for the office or a full midi-length skirt for evening.

mules

Slides and mules are BACK, and these bow styles are EVERYTHING. Depending on the heel height and width, these can skew casual or dressy.

flats & slides

high heel sandals

We came to party! These adorbs sandals will elevate the simplest dress to soiree-worthy.


Have you tried this trend? Tag #theglitterlife in your pics on Insta! xo

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behind the scenes: j’s wedding weekend.

Okay, this is our last post about J’s wedding weekend. But we really wanted to share some behind-the scenes pics. Enjoy!

FRIDAY

bridesmaids brunch + bubbly at the ritz carlton.
bridesmaids fueled up on brunch + bubbly.
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l + j at brunch.
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l made this practice bouquet for j from hydrangeas (picked up at the local publix) and finished with satin ribbon from several of j’s wedding shower gifts. nail polish: essie bachelorette bash.
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bridesmaid kati made these adorbs champagne glasses, customized for each member of the bridal party. on the table: crafting materials (from ikea!) for the rehearsal dinner centerpieces. we all pitched in!
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jay’s mom karen assembled 100+ gift boxes for the cocktail reception guests. inside: georgia peanuts (in mason jars – cute!), bottled water, golf balls and customized koozies and golf tees.
the ritz carlton presidential house, the site of the rehearsal dinner and cocktail reception. also our home away from home for the weekend. 
bridesmaid mary + brendan on the patio at the rehearsal dinner.
bridesmaid mary + brendan on the patio at the rehearsal dinner. loved her maxi dress! 

SATURDAY

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the bridal party got dolled up at The Spa at the Ritz Carlton. j gifted each bridesmaid adorable h&m pajamas to wear while getting ready. also pictured: vintage-y earrings, another gift from j.
bridal attire from head (j's mother's veil)  to toe (christian louboutins). photo: the willets.
bridal attire from head (j’s mother’s veil) to toe (nude peep-toe christian louboutins). photo: the willets.
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rain showers didn’t dampen j’s mood. her photographers were great sports, too! pictured: the pool at the ritz presidential house. our home away from home for the weekend.
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j’s something borrowed: an antique bracelet from l. the bride also borrowed gorg diamond earrings from her aunt.
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one of our favorite pics from the weekend. we snapped this selfie minutes before walking down the aisle!
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presenting mr. and mrs. james murray baker, iv! j’s dress: winnie couture.
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bridesmaids, post-ceremony. from l to r: annie (maid of honor), l (matron of honor), maggie, mary and kati. dresses: alfred sung via weddington way. bouquets: findlay rowe designs.
bridesmaid maggie + talmadge. photo bomb: brendan.
bridesmaid maggie + talmadge. photo bomb: brendan.
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j’s bouquet of peonies wowed everyone. bouquet: findlay rowe designs. cake: the ritz carlton.
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honestly one of the best meals we’ve ever had: filet of beef tenderloin, seared sea scallops and braised veggies. catering: the ritz carlton.
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the happy couple snapped a pic before digging in to dinner.
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j + maid of honor annie.
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l + joe at the reception. loved the handy pockets on our bridesmaids’ dresses!
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…and that’s a wrap! #jjb2015 was one for the books. photo credit: the willets.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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dress: juicy couture.
The Glitter Life Tory Burch Tanya Sandal
shoes: tory burch (sold out).
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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!

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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!

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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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wedding wednesday | pinspiration.

J:

Y’all. Lately I live on Pinterest. How can you not when planning a wedding!? I’ve come across so many adorable things and ideas that I just have to share a few with you:

This necklace:

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adorable wedding day gift.

This table setting:

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adore the stripes.

This wedding hair:

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perfection.

THIS DRESS:

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dying.
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wedding wednesday | registry 101.

J: Jay and I recently tackled the mission that is… our wedding registry. Fun right!? For sure. But, let’s face it… What do we know about pots and pans? Nada. Luckily, I came across this handy registry guide on Buzzfeed. Lifesaver.

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on point.

And now for a few of my favorites from the list:

1. Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Machine

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you really have to see this baby in action.

2. Staub Heart-Shaped Cocotte

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<3

3. Kate Spade Chip and Dip Tray

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hostess with the mostess.

 

Past brides… HELP! What did you register for that you’re SO glad was on your list?

Brides to be… What are your favorite items on your registry? Let’s chat.

 

 

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wedding wednesday | cake toppers.

It’s difficult to sift through the cheesy and find the crown for your wedding cake. Here are some options we’re feeling:

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so adorable.
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for an outdoor affair.
Flowers
love a floral topper.

Real talk. This does not belong on top of your cake:

fail.
just. no.

Share pics of your fave wedding cakes with us on Instagram and Twitter!

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wedding wednesday | timeline.

J would like to share the WEALTH of knowledge she’s gaining planning she and Jay’s wedding. For all of you brides to be, here’s what I have to offer this week… The Wedding Planning Timeline! This has been and will continue to be a life saver over the next 332 days (but who’s counting?). Let’s face it. Timing is EVERYTHING.

The Glitter Life Wedding Guide

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