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my fall capsule, part 1.

Gah I LOVVVEEE this time of year – the last few weeks have been gloriously cool, and it really feels like the holidays are about to begin! Here’s a look at some of my favorite outfits from last week. I tend to do “capsule dressing”, buying a few new pieces every season that work with 1) what I already have and 2) also work with each other. It makes getting dressed in the morning so much easier! Today I’m sharing a few of my new pieces, and I’ll share a few more next week. As you can see, I gravitate towards classic shapes and bright, clear colors. Click each photo to shop the look, or (if you’re looking at this on our website), click each piece in the product widget below the photo.

Gucci Belt Look
preppy style is LIFE – love this combo!

This look is pretty typical of my style – I love a great blazer paired with jeans. This belt was a definite splurge but I have worn it almost every day this fall. Every girl needs a navy blazer in her closet, and this one from J Crew Factory fits perfectly. My striped tee is another favorite J Crew purchase – there are a few sizes left. If those don’t work for you, this one is almost identical and also comes in a red stripe – cute!

Ruffle Button Down
polka dots AND ruffles? yes, please.

I’m always looking for a great button-down – but they are HARD to find! So many of them are bulky and bother me under sweaters…so I was super excited when I found this polka-dot one from J Crew Factory. It’s got a lot of stretch but it’s not clingy. It works great alone or under a sweater. I love it so much that I got it in two colors (see below). My favorite distressed skinnies are sold out everywhere, but I found some other options for you from 7 For All Mankind, Free People and New York & Co. And that’s my favorite bag in the background – you can read more about why I love it here.

Red Ruffle Button Down
love this pop of red

Okay, here’s the same ruffle button-down in red. So cute! I’ve added my favorite Frye boots – I love how they look more and more beat-up every year.

Hope the rest of your week is wonderful! xo

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fall wish list: home.

L says:

Maybe it’s because I’ve been home for the last few days with a new baby. Or maybe it’s because fall always makes me think of a fresh start with new stuff (new school clothes! new school supplies!). IDK. Whatever it is, I have a bad case of the gimmes. Here’s what I’m craving for my house right now…

The Glitter Life Fall Wish List Home
need all of this.

Ikat Duchess Chair // I’m *real* obsessed with these ikat accent chairs from the obsession-worthy site Society Social. In a perfect world, two of these would flank my entry hall console table.

Duchess Chair
duchess chair // society social

Sputnik-esque Chandelier //  This light fixture from Lowe’s — LOWE’S — is my everything. It’s under $200 – insane! I have something similar in my dining room now, but it’s not this good.

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18-light chandelier// lowe’s

Gold Etagere // I’ve got the perfect place for – and plenty of objets to fill – this Ballard Designs etagere in my upstairs hallway. I would just use the center, pagoda-topped piece…but you could do all three components if you had the room.

Ballard Etagere
silvia etagere / ballard designs

Abstract Art by Britt Bass Turner // I’m a huge fan of Georgia artist Britt Bass Turner. Two of her abstract prints hang in my dining room. If I had unlimited funds, I’d put this gorgeous canvas in my entry hall (right between those two Ikat Duchess Chairs).

Jungle Love
jungle love // brit bass turner

Wall Sconce // I can’t stop staring at these bright orange double wall sconces from Candelabra. I just repainted my entire house a pale, pale grey (Benjamin Moore Simple White, actually)…and I can think of like twelve places I could put one (or two) of these.

Duke and Duchess Wall Sconce
dunes and duchess double sconce // candelabra

Linen Cocktail Napkins // J and I can never have enough cocktail napkins (see our other picks here, here and here), and we’re always looking for fresh designs. These sorbet leopard print beauties by Letter Made would be perfection topped with a glass of sauvignon blanc.

Letter Made Cocktail Napkins
leopard cocktail napkins // letter made

One or more of these pretties has a really good chance of winding up on my doorstep before the Vicodin wears off. Stay tuned for our fall fashion cravings!

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friday five.

Glitter Girls!

There is SO MUCH going on this weekend! Let us fill you in…

1. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: NYFW kicked off yesterday in The Big Apple. L and I have already decided we’re attending next year;  in the meantime we will be watching the shows live here. Here are the shows we’re MOST looking forward to:

DVF
Diane Von Furstenberg’s bold prints + classic silhouettes = our obsession. spring 2012 pictured.
Tory Burch and Models Spring 2011
L and I are *huge fans* of Tory Burch’s neo-preppy style. spring 2011 pictured.
rachel-zoe-fashion-week-1
Rachel Zoe herself is no stranger to Fashion Week, but her clothing line is fairly new. How can you not love these flattering looks? spring 2012 pictured.

2. Football: Whether you’re cheering on the Falcons from your fave watering hole (it will be The Ivy for me as per usual) or watching Georgia Southern take down The Citadel in Charleston, you’ll need an outfit. We don’t wear jerseys around here, ladies…

gameday
hats are a MUST in the South. How cute is this look from L’s store, Social!?
GSU gameday
it’s super easy to add your team’s color with a fun accessory!
Tailgate Couture
game day looks from Tailgate Couture. designer Shannan Lewark is one of our fave Glitter Girls.  available at both of L’s stores, Social and Dish!

3. Baby Shower: My sweet friend Casey is expecting baby #2 in October! It’s a girl this go round, so we MUST shower her in pink. Here are a few of my favorite decor looks. Thanks, Pinterest:

shower 2
so simple, yet fun! loving the ceiling piece.
shower
#quirky. how good do all of those milk treats look!?
shower 3
fun, girly drinks are a MUST.

4. Closet Clean-Up: Ladies, time to replace those bikinis and flip-flops with sweaters and boots. Get your closet in check this weekend. Check out these tips from Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere (ADORE):

Organize by color –

blouses
suddenly, your random purple blouse looks right at home.

Showcase favorites –

favorites
we play favorites, and so do you. let’s look at them daily.

Keep things accessible –

dream closet
i know, i know. ridiculous. but i HAD to post a pic of my dream closet.

5. Nails: Nothing gets us more excited than the thought of deep fall hues on our nails. Here’s what we’re feeling:

velvet nails
how amazing is this wine color!? and the velvet texture!? WE DIE.
essie
essie: going incognito is the *perfect* shade of green.
glitter nails
glitter is appropriate year-round. OPI Glitzerland.

YA Y for Friday! What are y’all up to?

xo

J+L

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