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outfit roundup.

Last week was packed with travel and work meetings, and I’m still playing catch-up. The downside is that I am exhausted. The bright side is that I scooped a few new transitional items I know I’ll be wearing all spring. Here’s a look back:

Funnel Neck Look
casual style for a longggg day of traveling

Joe and I had an almost-full day of travel last Thursday that dovetailed immediately into a meet-and-greet event, with no time to change in between. Knowing that we wouldn’t have any downtime, I chose my travel outfit carefully. My knit funnel-neck top is cute, relaxed and absolutely will not wrinkle. I love the elbow-length sleeves, which will work into the spring. My exact top is sold out, but I’ve rounded up several similar styles below (a few of which I’m purchasing as soon as I finish this post!). I’m wearing a new fit from my favorite denim brand Blank NYC – the high-rise skinny. I’ve been waiting for years for Blank to make a high-rise skinny, and I’m pumpppped that I scooped these. Oh and my exact pair is on sale for less than $50 with most sizes in stock!

White Blazer Look
simple outfit for dinner with friends.

We were treated to a bit of warmer weather later in the week, and I wore one of my favorite jeans + blazer combos for dinner with friends. BCBGeneration makes this blazer in tons of colors year after year. The style is so flattering – not boxy at all. I’ve got a few left at Sole Statesboro (on sale!), and you can also buy it here and here.  My Sam Edelman Hazel pumps are on sale in a few colors, including the nude color I’m wearing here. My exact skinny leopard belt is sold out from J Crew Factory, but this one from Gap is super-similar and less than $30. I scooped these Tory Burch studs before our trip last week…because, no reason. Do you ever get that feeling that you just HAVE to have something new for a trip? Er, me neither.

Minnetonka Sneaker Look
mom must-have: comfy, cute sneakers.
I did a separate post about these Minnetonka suede sneakers last week, but I had to include them in this round-up as well because I just can’t stop wearing them. They come in several different colors and have the dreamiest padded insole. I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t feel my best in a blazer and heels…but for those days when I’ve got a ton of errands to run / a soccer game to watch / or just need to feel cute with a minimum of effort, these slip-ons are perfect. I’m also in love with this J. Crew Factory knot-front shirt. I get a new white button-down every year, and this one is my pick for 2018. The fabric is light and linen-y, and the shirttails in front are extra long so you can make the perfect knot. It’s currently on sale for $40! My exact Blank NYC cropped mid-rise skinnies (how cute is the frayed hem??) are sold out right now, so I linked a few other colors in the same fit below.  

 

OPI Black Cherry Chutney
the perfect deep purple.
My nail-color these days is Black Cherry Chutney by OPI. I’ll probably lighten it up in the next few weeks, but for now this feels so right. Do you have a go-to nail color for this time of year? Share it with us on Instagram at @theglitterlifexo!
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my favorite slip-on sneakers.

So it’s taken me a while to come around to the slip-on sneaker trend. (Is it even a trend at this point? It feels like they’re here to stay.) At first I felt like I couldn’t pull off something so sporty. Dressier options like pointy-toe flats, ballet flats, etc were more “me.” But I’ve slowly come around. I started with the Minnetonka “Pacific” suede sneaker, with which I ended up falling in love. CUTE. COMFY. EASY. And they’re on sale right now for $41, which is a total steal.

Minnetonka Pacific Sneaker
I wore the *heck* out of my Minnetonka Pacific sneakers last year, including to the Bear Hollow Zoo during our Hurricane Irma evacuation.

Then I was introdued to the Minnetonka “Gabi” sneaker in black suede: a little edgier, and – if you can believe it (I couldn’t) – even more comfortable. Seriously, it feels like I am walking on clouds when I wear them.

Minnetonka Gabi Sneaker
complete and total love

How cute are they? I’m wearing them here with a J Crew Factory knot-front button-down and Blank NYC cropped skinnies (similar shredded-hem styles here and here), and I’ve also been pairing them with my favorite Spanx camo leggings and a slouchy tee. These are a great option if you run marathon-level errands (me) and/or work retail and are on your feet all day (also me). Minnetonka is offering free shipping right now with promo code VALENTINE18, so go ahead and treat yourself!

Fit note: These are sized like running shoes. I recommend ordering your normal SNEAKER size. I wear a 6.5 in heels and most flats, but a 7 (which is my Nike/New Balance size) fit me best in both Minnetonka sneakers.

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our favorites: 9.19.17

We’re settling back into a routine after a crazy few weeks that included two birthdays and one hurricane evacuation for me (thankfully, we did not have any damage at home!) and a bachelorette party for Jennifer. I’ve pretty much been living in casual basics these days (including these amazing flares from Dish) – take a look and shop my favorites below!

Flutter Sleeve Top
the cutest flutter sleeve top

Shirtdress
all business in this BCBGeneration shirtdress

Overalls
relaxed-fit Blank NYC overalls

Lightweight Sweater
lightweight sweater = the perfect transition piece

Flutter Sleeve Top
same flutter sleeve top, different day/color

Friday Graphic Tee
new favorite graphic tee + my fave flares again


Now, let’s try to get through week with no major disasters! xo

 

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outfit roundup | 8.15.17

Happy Tuesday! Maybe Taco Tuesday? We’re down. 🌮

Let’s recap a few of our latest outfits etc because we KNOW you’re in the mood to shop:

Summer birthday party

Gray suede pumps

Over the knee boots

Library Visit

Summer Dress from Asos

Helen Georgia Wine Tasting

With summer coming to a close… get ready for FALL looks coming soon! Probably our fave season…
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outfit roundup.

This post is a little late, because MONDAY. The struggle is real, you guys! Here’s a look back at our week…

Masters Outfits The Glitter Life
jennifer, jay and baby james last weekend on Masters Sunday

On Masters Sunday, Jennifer bucked the green polo trend and wore this adorable Endless Rose off-shoulder top and her usual Blank NYC white skinnies (the fit is incredible!). And how cute are James’ elephantito driving shoes?? Gotta get Ed a pair!

Brunch Outfit The Glitter Life
me: top // jacket // denim leggings // wedges joe: polo // shorts // sneakers

Same day, a few hours south…Joe and I were at brunch (read the post here). Joe’s AFTCO shorts are from my friend Whitney’s boutique Wrens. He has these in several colors – they hold up great and I love the length. You can call Wrens at 478-268-4728 to order, or click here to order directly from AFTCO. Joe has been wearing classic New Balance sneakers since he could walk – they are the best sneakers you’ll ever buy. I have saved every pair for Ed. As hard as Joe plays, he always outgrows his before they wear out. They come in infant sizes as well. Solid purchase!

 

Fast forward to Easter weekend…(because apparently we wore nothing interesting during the week!)…

Easter The Glitter Life
there are those driving shoes again!

Jennifer and Jay spent James’ first Easter at Reynolds Plantation. Jennifer’s white dress is sold out, but this one is super similar.

Easter The Glitter Life
gingham shorttall

James loved the bunny! How adorable is he? His hand-smocked gingham shorttall from Etsy is pretty cute, too.

Easter Egg Hunt The Glitter Life
you can’t see them very well here, but my suede lace-up shorts from Dish are the CUTEST – i love the high-waisted fit. they’re only $29, and they also come in olive (on sale for $20!) and a really pretty dusty rose color.

My husband and I (along with some MAJOR help from my in-laws and some very good friends!) hosted our annual egg hunt on Saturday. We started when Joe Jr. was just 6 months old, and it’s hard to believe that this was our seventh one!  It seems to get bigger every year – this year we had 70 adults and 60 kids. That’s a lot of mimosas and pimiento cheese sandwhiches, yall. You can shop Ed’s Minnetonka moccasins at Sole, or you can shop them on Zappos here.

Easter The Glitter Life
it was EARLY in the morning – we needed an Instagram filter so bad.

An Easter miracle happened in the Lanier family on Sunday morning. We actually got out of the house – fully clothed, with no yelling and no tears – and made it to church in time to take a photo. I got tons of compliments on my drop-waist dress, and little Joe was looking especially dapper in his bow tie from my friend Ryan’s store Bellies, Babies and Ballerinas (you can follow them on Instagram and comment to purchase!).

Have a great week!

PS – Jennifer just had to share these adorable Hinge “Cora” block heels. They’re super comfy and come in TONS of colors…and they’re on sale at Nordstrom right now!

Cora Block Heel The Glitter Life
cora block heel
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’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!
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weekend instagram diary.

Are weekends ever long enough? {Jealous of those who have today off to celebrate Columbus Day!}

The Glitter Life 10.14.13
it’s finally minnetonka weather for L & Baby Joe! // how sharp does Baby Joe look after his hair cut!? // J took in the gorgeous view at Donamire Farm // L enjoyed a fresh fall salad // J + Jay briefly braved the crowd at Keeneland to watch the horse races // shopsocialdish.com orders going out // kickoff at the UK vs BAMA game in Lexington // Baby Joe looking cool in shades// just the handsomest brunch date ever // J + Lindsay tailgating at Keeneland // love the light fixtures at Coconut, our favorite Thai place  // a beautiful day in KY for horse racing and football!

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