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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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2018: first round.

HOW is January half-over already? Oh wait, I know…holidays, snow days and three-day weekends have totally distorted my calendar. Jennifer and I have been struggling to get back in the swing of things – nothing new. At what point will we just recognize that life at this stage (married, young kids, demanding jobs, busy schedules) is NEVER going to feel calm and collected? Hmmm…how about now? K, done. 🙂 These days, taking an outfit pic in the morning feels like a mini-victory. Or maybe a major victory, depending on the day. Here are a few looks worth repeating…click each photo for shoppable links, or (if you’re viewing this on our website) click each product pic for how-to-buy info.

Saturday Look
“running important errands” (i.e. going to Hobby Lobby)

Favorite distressed skinnies + chunky turtleneck  + short puffer (other options here and here) + Sorel boots.

Changing up my distressed skinnies for Spanx denim leggings (LOVE this wine color) and swapping my puffer for a cute utility jacket. My knot-front tee is from Sole Statesboro. Use code GLITTER to take 10% off!

workflow.

Can’t say enough about Spanx denim – the high-waisted fit and built-in shaping make them the *perfect* post-holiday legging. New go-to nail color: OPI Black Cherry.

Freezing rain wreaked havoc with my hair last week. Also, why don’t I own a cuter umbrella?

rain, rain, go away…come back never.

Gingham button-down: check. Blazer: check. Hunters: check. Preppy style at its (my) best – just add distressed skinnies (other options here and here) for a little bit of edge.

On Friday our SEPTIC TANK crashed/exploded/quit. Which, if you know anything about plumbing – I don’t, and I don’t want to learn – is especially bad news if you’ve had weeks of rain and all area wastewater facilities are full. The boys and I couldn’t deal without toilet flushing and showers, so we (very happily) went to my in-laws’ for the weekend.

very gross hair.

Same gingham button-down, paired a few days later with a geranium sweater ( the “Teddie” sweater from J Crew Factory – an all-time favorite) and 7 For All Mankind mid-rise skinnies.

And finally, a pic of my new front door! We painted it Quietude by Benjamin Moore, and I love how it turned out.
Hope you have a wonderful day! xo
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New year, new outfits.

You guysssss…

We hope you had a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year’s! We definitely did – not only did all of our boys have a large time (tools and 4-wheelers ruled this year), but my Georgia Bulldogs are GOING TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP! 2018 is going to be epic. I just have this feeling.

Here are a few of my favorite outfits from the last few weeks…

Bernardo Coat
i would have DIED this winter without this coat.

South Georgia has had an unseasonably cold winter – in fact, it’s actually SNOWING here today (more about that later). This hooded Bernardo puffer coat saved my life – it’s super lightweight and packable but also *somehow* manages to keep me very, very warm. This exact coat is sold out, but I’ve linked a ton of super-similar options by the same brand, as well as my black Spanx denim leggings and this cute J Crew Factory blanket scarf (psssttt…it’s now 60% off with promo code CHILLY).

Bow Tie Look
festive Christmas Eve outfits for the oldest and me.

I hestitate to refer to the bow-tie “trend’ because to me this is a classic style and not at all trendy…but Gucci did them this year so they’re on everyone’s radar now. Sole Statesboro has a great dupe for the Gucci version (which I wore Christmas Eve, above!), andhere are lots of similar styles available at lower price points. I paired my grosgrain bow-tie with this turtleneck sweater and skater skirt (both from Sole) and added the same Spanx tights and super-comfy Toms booties I’ve been wearing all winter. And yes, I dress my boys in knee socks, and NO they don’t complain…yet.

 

All Black + Touch of Silver
ready for NYE!

Now that the holidays are over, an all-black outfit kinda fits my mood. I especially love it with just a touch of silver, like this cute crossbody bag.  My BCBGeneration vegan leather skirt (seen here paired with the same turtleneck, tights and booties as above!) is not yet available online, but I linked a ton of similar options in a variety of lengths, sizes and prices.

 

 

Joe Snow Angel
yes, this really happened in Statesboro!

Meanwhile, we’re in the midst of a legit winter storm…check out our Insta stories for more pics! Stay safe and warm!

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lately.

Wait, has it been a MONTH since we posted? Insert that little chin-stroking emoji here.

I *love* dressing for fall – you can do so much more as far as layering, mixing prints and patterns, and playing with color. Here’s a look at some of my recent fall outfits – shop by clicking each photo or by clicking the items below!

OTK Boots Look
over-the-knee boots + sweater + my favorite Spanx denim leggings + vintage bag

My exact OTK boots are from my boutique Dish Statesboro (get 10% off their website when you use promo code GLITTER!), but I found several other others that are super similar.

Duck Boots Look
duck boots + vest + French Connection sweater + blanket scarf

It was so cold for our church’s Harvest Festival a few weeks ago that I had to wear FOUR layers – totally insane for October in South Georgia! These duck boots are also available at Dish Statesboro and are only $25 – WHAT.

Emerald Green Coat Look
emerald coat + pencil skirt + navy sweater + leopard heels

Celebrated my birthday last week in one of my favorite fall looks. My emerald coat is several years old, but this one from J Crew Factory is the exact same color! This wool pencil skirt (also from J Crew Factory) runs a little big – I suggest sizing down.

Sorel Boots Look
sorel boots + striped tee + camo jacket + high-waist denim

My Sorel “Cate the Great” hidden wedge boots were an investment, but every time I wear them I fall in love all over again. And this camo field jacket is a TOTAL steal at $44.

Hope everyone is having a great fall so far and enjoying this cooler weather! xo

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our favorites: 8.23.17

What whatttt, we’re halfway to Friday! Let’s take a break from the work week with some retail therapy. A few minutes glancing back at some of our favorites can’t hurt, can it?

Flare Look
ruffle top + flares

leopard slides
leopard slides

Jeans + Tee
simple jeans + tee for a Friday night

our new fave palette

Lace-Trimmed Tee
lace-trimmed tee

We hope the rest of your week is great! xo

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Have you guys recovered from the long weekend? Ours was glorious…but Tuesday hit us like a ton of Monday-sized bricks. After struggling yesterday, we’re back in the game today. We put a few items to the test last week – read on for the deets.

Striped Button Down The Glitter Life
vegas-bound

Jennifer and Jay traveled to Vegas last week, and as you probably know that East Coast-to-almost-West Coast flight is BRUTAL. A cocktail and this H&M comfy striped button-down (paired with Blank NYC white denim – of course) made the flight a little more bearable. The top comes in a few more colors/prints!

Pool Look The Glitter Life
bikini top // bottom // cover-up // sandals

Poolside, Jennifer mixed high (classic Jack Rogers sandals – there’s also a wedge version) with a sweet little scalloped bikini top and bottom from Target and a palm print over-up from Old Navy. That’s our style – mixing cute, inexpensive pieces with our fave classic stand-bys.

Cold Shoulder Top The Glitter Life
cold-shoulder top // black denim leggings // tassel ankle-wrap wedges

Back in Georgia, baby Joe graduated from kindergarten! Yes, I’m still going to refer to him “Baby Joe”. And yes, I wore my comfiest basics because sitting on gymnasium bleachers for an hour is no joke. This BCBGeneration cold-shoulder top (re-stocked in all sizes!!), Spanx black denim leggings (also seen here, and virtually once a week), and Coconuts by Matisse ankle-wrap wedges have been on repeat since spring.

Striped Swim Look The Glitter Life
bikini top // bottom // sunblock

The Joes and I didn’t go ANYWHERE for Memorial Day weekend, and it was magical. Sometimes relaxing at home is the best way to recharge. We did have a few friends over for a pool party Saturday night, and this striped bikini top and bottom from Target got a lot of compliments. As I’m writing this post, all sizes are still available! I love how the top feels so secure, and it’s true to size. The bottoms are not as cheeky as most styles right now – I probably could have sized down, but with two kids…better safe than sorry. Also, have you guys tried this SPF 30 Brush On Block yet? It’s a truly genius product – you just twist the brush and a translucent SPF powder materializes on the brush. No greasy sunscreen lotion getting in your eyes, no kids coughing exaggeratedly “ughhhhh it’s in my mouth!!!!” as you spray them. Wait, are mine are the only ones that do that? Seriously, try it.

Flamingo Float
the best $39 you will spend this summer

This flamingo pool float is EVERYTHING. I *hate* floats that don’t keep you above water – if I wanted to get wet, I would SWIM. -_- This giant pink beauty keeps me suspended above the water and provides plenty of room to relax. I do recommend using an air compressor or similar-ish thingy (idk what they’re called, I’m not a scientist) to inflate it. Don’t ask me how I know.

Off Shoulder Striped Top
happy memorial day!

On Memorial Day, Jennifer sipped a few margs in this adorable striped off-shoulder top. It comes in petite AND tall and – unbelievably! – it’s under $20. You’ll have plenty of money left over for queso.

We’ve got tons of cute stuff planned for the next few weeks. Follow along on Instagram and tag us in your own pics!

 

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outfit round-up {5.22}

So apparently the first official day of summer is June 21…Georgia weather definitely didn’t get the memo. Thanks to warm temps, last week’s looks included lots of pretty prints and the PERFECT summer jumpsuit. Take a look…

smiling because i’m wearing my new favorite top and slides, both under $25!

We can’t stop wearing off-shoulder tops, and this one is less than $25! Scoop it before it sells out. My faux-suede slides are under $20. My vintage denim shorts are available at Dish and under $50 – the high-waist fit is so great.

Palm Print Romper
this adorbs romper is available at sole // click here to shop five more under $50!

Palm print is EVERYTHING – we can’t get enough. I’ve been wearing this romper from Sole nonstop, and there are so many other cute palm print styles available right now. Click here to shop five of our favorites, all under $50.

Striped Jumpsuit The Glitter Life
100% in love with this jumpsuit

Another day, another jumpsuit. You can read all about my love for denim jumpsuits here – it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with them. I’m in love with this new arrival at Sole (pictured above) – yes, there’s a cut-out…but the high-waisted pants are so flattering, and the lining means you don’t have to wear a bra. And look at those shoulder ties – that’s a lot of style for only $50! I also love this strapless one with cropped legs, and this one has side slits similiar to mine.

Waffle House The Glitter Life
pullover // leggings // sneakers // bag

Baby James nailed his first trip to Waffle House on Saturday. Apparently they made an exception to the No Shoes, No Service policy for him?! Jennifer’s bopping around in her favorite Zella leggings – they also come in black – and Nike Pro Warm pullover. Because it’s COLD in there, you guys! These Nike sneakers (we talk about them a lot because we both have them/love them) and this LV bag are weekend staples.

We’ve got some great stuff planned for the next few days – Jennifer and Jay are in Vegas, so be sure to watch our Insta story to get behind-the-scenes pics. Hope your week is magical!

PS – This little gem popped up in my Facebook memories on Saturday. It’s us, nine years ago. Check out that sweet iPod dock! We spent all of 2008 wearing True Religion denim and black tops…and you can’t see Jennifer’s shoes, but she has on the same ones I do. Twinning from the beginning. Fun fact – we still like to sit in garages and drink wine.

Jennifer Laura The Glitter Life

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under $50: embroidered denim skirts

What’s sweeter than an embroidered denim skirt? We’ve rounded up our favorites for under $50. Happy shopping!

Embroidered Denim Skirt
mine is $39 and an in-store exclusive at Sole in Statesboro. call 912.764.7463 to order and take 10% off when you mention GLITTER!
Asos Denim Skirt The Glitter Life
love this one from asos – and it’s only $25!

more options

If you’re digging the button-down style, try this mini from Forever 21 ($38) or this one from Honey Punch ($48). If you prefer a back-zip style, this cute one from H&M ($35). Fans of the traditional zipper-fly will like this one (also from H&M) ($30). If you’re on the small/short side, try this petite version from Asos ($38). Or shake things up with this white one from Boohoo (on sale for $21!). Click the images below to shop each style!

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brunch, please.

Is it the weekend yet?

Brunch Look The Glitter Life
no time to stand still for a photo – gotta get to brunch!

In my quest to spend some quality time with both of my boys, I’ve been taking them (separately, because I’m not a crazy person) to brunch on Saturdays. Mama time for them and a mimosa for me – everybody wins! My no-fail brunch look includes this adorable ruffle top (also comes in black!), my trusty Spanx denim leggings (which always fit no matter how many crepes I eat!) and my favorite Madewell denim jacket, because the temps have been varying wildly down here…and what’s the point of brunch if you can’t sit outside? We also like to do a little walking around downtown afterwards, so I always wear wedges. These Toms watercolor wedges are my current favorite.

Brunch Look The Glitter Life
top // leggings // jacket 

Spanx leggings and Toms wedges are super comfy – ideal for chasing two rambunctious little ones. I love the fit of this denim jacket, but if you’re looking for something more oversized, this Topshop denim jacket offers a LOT of style at a great price.

The Glitter Life Brunch
my handsome date.

Tag us in your brunch photos on Instagram! xo

 

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outfit roundup.

We’ve got a Masters hangover (please tell us you guys watched – it was incredible!) and can’t really deal with Monday yet, so let’s review our looks from last week. You guys showed us a  lot of love on Insta – thanks so much!!

Cold Shoulder Striped Dress The Glitter Life
I wore this cold-shoulder knit French Connection dress (now on sale at Nordstrom!) and my favorite Jack Rogers sandals to a family Easter egg hunt last weekend. this look is going to get a lot more wear this spring. 
spring weddings are upon us, and this scalloped, one-shoulder number (under $100!) is your new go-to LBD.
Cold Shoulder Top The Glitter Life
love this striped cold shoulder top (now under $60 on sale!) paired with coral high-waist shorts (under $30). this nail color (Blue Away by Sally Hansen) is my spring-go to – you’ll love the super-thick brush. it covers way better than a lot of more expensive brands.
Bloomingdale's Sale The Glitter Life
jennifer hit the Bloomingdale’s sale on Thursday and had amazing luck. our favorite combo: this one-shoulder top paired with this asymmetrical striped skirt.
Rainy Day Look The Glitter Life
if i’m wearing a baseball hat you know things are serious. the threat of severe weather on wednesday meant I pulled out my favorite hunter boots (this adorable light blue pair is on sale, which legit never happens!) and trusty Blank NYC distressed skinnies. my J Crew striped tee is now on sale for under $30 – score!

My faux-suede baseball cap is from my boutique Dish and comes in tons of colors. You can order it here (psssst use discount code GLITTER at checkout and get 10% off your entire order!).

Tag us in your outfits on Instagram – we’d love to see what you’re wearing! Have a great week! xo

 

 

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