local life: the Fabulist.

So, guess who was recently named to Statesboro Magazine’s Fabulist as “Most Stylish Business Owner”? L was beyond excited to get the call a few weeks ago. Statesboro Mag’s Erica Sellers visited L at Dish for a quick photo to celebrate.

L at Dish

L photographed in Dish last month. tunic: Tory Burch (similar here)// faux leather leggings: Shop Social Dish (buy here) // arrowhead earrings: Dani Rae at Dish (call 912-871-3989 to order) // bracelets: BCBGeneration, Coach, David Yurman // photo credit: Erica Sellers, Statesboro Magazine

L and Joe attended the Fabulist Fete Thursday night at the historic Averitt Center for the Arts.

Statesboro Fabulist Invitation

cute invite!

SMAG Fabulist

anorak: dish (buy it here) // striped tee: sole // leather shorts (sold out), necklace and clutch (sold out): social // photo credit: lori grice

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nail polish: pure ice siren

Thank you so much to the readers and staff at Statesboro Magazine for such a fun honor and fabulous night!

’tis the season for a giveaway.

Minnetonka Triple Fringe Boots are one of our favorite things, so we were psyched to see this giveaway from our fave store Dish Statesboro.

December Promo DISH

 

It’s easy to enter! All you have to do is:
1. FOLLOW Dish on Instagram {@ShopSocialDish} and LIKE this photo.
2. Be a peach and TAG a friend or two! Dish will give you an extra entry for each friend tagged.
3. FOLLOW The Glitter Life on Instagram (@glitter_blog_xo) and get an extra entry!
The giveaway ends 12.23! GOOD LUCK, glitter girls!

big news.

Guess what, Glitter Girls…

J IS ENGAGED!

I have been in an absolute state of bliss since Monday night when Jay proposed. It was such an amazing, well-planned night and I have to share it with you all.

First, everything was a total surprise. I have no idea how everyone was able to keep such a big secret! I always knew we would get engaged, I just didn’t know when.

Jay text me Monday at noon asking if I wanted to go to the Atlanta Hawks game that night at 7:30. As season ticket holders, we go to these games often, so I didn’t think anything of it. I responded “We can do that. I love Hawks games!” Little did I know I was REALLY going to love this one.

I got home from work and started getting ready since we needed to leave early. Traffic is slightly unpredictable in Atlanta… I throw on jeans, a top and a pair of white chucks Jay gave me. I casually posted a pic of them on instagram not knowing what was about to happen…

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said chucks. so naive.

We arrive at Philips Arena around 7:00. 30 minutes before tip off, so I grab a slice of pizza and a plastic glass of their finest chardonnay. Not suspecting anything! This was our usual routine.

Let me tell you all. I’m obsessed with Kiss Cam at these games. Ob. Sessed. I always joked with Jay about wanting to be on and even the day of the proposal, I text him “How do we feel about kiss cam tonight?” His response: “Honestly? Not good. You?” Me: “-_-”

We’re sitting. Chatting. Watching the game. And at the end of the first quarter… KISS CAM. We’re watching, laughing, loving it. Next thing I know… WE’RE ON! I look to Jay for a kiss and he DROPS TO ONE KNEE. Pulls out the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen in my life, and asks me to marry him. I nod yes and begin sobbing.

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SHOCKED

Jay and I walk up to the main level to cheers and high fives. The entire stadium totally erupted. So surreal.

I regain my composure and Jay suggests we go up to Red (a restaurant in Philips Arena) and grab a drink. I of course am ITCHING to call friends and family. We walk in and I see some familiar faces… my parents, Jay’s dad & step-mom, my friends Maggie, Mary, Kati and ANNIE who was in town {from Chicago} over the weekend for her sweet nephews 1st birthday and extended her stay to be with us. I’m sobbing again. They watched everything happen and that means SO much to me. Jay pulled everything off so perfectly. So. Perfect. We laughed, we cried and of course, had celebratory champagne.

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m’girls! and guy!

HERE WE GO! Stay tuned for updates as we plan a WEDDING! X0

 

friday five: party girl tips.

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re heading into the holiday season – that wonderful/stressful time of year when there’s something to do and somewhere to go every.single.night. Behold, our top five tips for looking and being your best at a party. You’re going to need them!

1. How to keep your lipstick off your wine glass. 

The Glitter Life Lipstick

courtesy of real simple.

2. How to choose wine (whether you’re ordering one glass at the bar or a bottle for the table). 

3. How to hail a taxi.

The Glitter Life Taxi

need a ride?

4. How to fix chipped nail polish.

The Glitter Life Chipped Nail Polish

courtesy of bella sugar.

5. How to leave a party early.

The Glitter Life Party Girl

bye bye.

Now, bring on the parties! Hope your weekend is fabulous.

glitter girl: britton rowe.

Meet our latest glitter girl, Britton Rowe. J’s beautiful cousin (who’s getting married this July EEE!) and L’s former intern at the Georgia State Capitol. Could the world be any smaller?

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britton rowe: software developtrix, bracelet queen and reality tv junkie.

About Me: I’m a fashion-focused girl working my way through the Star Wars-infested waters of the software development world.

1. What item or accessory do you wear the most? My David Yurman bracelets. No matter the outfit, they work perfectly and I can layer them with other fun accessories.

2. What are your three favorite stores (for ANYTHING, online or bricks and mortar)? 1. Kate Spade for statement investment pieces 2. C.Wonder for on trend basics 3. Etsy for interesting, personalized pieces that no one else has.

3. Fill in the blank. You would die if ____ followed you on Twitter. Kim Kardashian, because let’s be real she doesn’t follow anyone. People just follow her.

4. Your last meal. What is it? This is tough because I really like food, but if I had to choose it would be Rotier’s cheeseburger and french fries. It’s this hole in the wall place in Nashville near where I used to live but it’s rumored to be the cheeseburger Jimmy Buffet wrote ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’ about…yeah, it’s that good.

5. What’s your guilty pleasure?  Reality TV. My fiance can’t stand it, but I just love the drama. It makes me feel like my life is much,much more sane!

L and I can definitely relate to Britton’s favorite accessory. We wear at least one Yurman bracelet everyday. #armparty

About our Glitter Girls: Once a week-ish, we 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!

In other news:

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J had a birthday!

We’ve got an exciting week of posts planned! Stayed tuned for the perfect spring appetizer (Mango Avocado Shrimp Cups); a make-up bag makeover; and spring’s best denim.