met roundup.

Is there really anything better than the Met Gala? The best, most unique fashion statements on our fave celebs. What’s not to love? This years theme was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”An upcoming exhibition focusing on hand vs machine made fashion.

OUR TOP 5 IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

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Claire Danes | Zac Posen

MET ALICIA

Alicia Vikander | Louis Vuitton

MET BEY

Beyoncé | Givenchy

MET KATE

Kate Bosworth | Dolce & Gabbana

Tory Burch | Vintage Balenciaga

this is big.

Happy Cyber Monday! We know you’re scouring the interweb for the best deals of the day, but never fear… we’ve compiled a list for you.

1.Sole + Dish | Up to 20% off with code CYBER2015. Time to stock up on denim and scoop the fur vest you’ve been eyeing!

2. ASOS | 30% off everything with code BLESSED. Stock up on their ADORABLE (and reasonably priced) shoes.

3. H&M | 20% off $25 code 2020 | 30% off $50 code 3030 + Free Shipping!

 

4. Tory Burch | 30% off your $250 purchase + FREE shipping and returns with code THANKS. Now is the time to buy the boots and bag you’ve been eyeing…

Tory Boots

these boots are literally 50% with all promotions. sold.

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this wrap bracelet is everything. also available in ROSE GOLD.

5.  J.Crew Factory | 50% off + an additional 15% AND free shipping (whoa) with code TODAYONLY. Seriously, everything on their gift guide is adorable. A few of our fave stocking stuffers:

Festive Flask. $13 shipped

Metallic Jewelry Tray. $6 shipped…

Stay tuned to @glitter_blog_xo on twitter as we announce other sales throughout the day! Let’s get shopping, people!

 

 

 

party post: l’s baby shower.

L:

J and three sweet friends threw the most amazing baby shower for Baby Ed and me at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro. You may have seen a few pics on Instagram. These are a few more of our favorites! We’ll start from the beginning…

Our favorite girls at Colonial House of Flowers set the mood with this gorgeous centerpiece. See more of their work here and here.

Centerpiece

we love every single thing the girls at colonial house of flowers come up with.

I was so glad my mom was able to make the trip. We all missed my mother-in-law, who was (smartly) cruising in cooler temps.

Joe + Laura + Jan

big brother-to-be joe, my mom jan and me. our coordinating lilly pulitzer outfits were unplanned.

My favorite surprise of the day was…a FLOWER CROWN! I have never been so excited (or so glad that I didn’t do my hair in a top-knot). I had a really hard time taking it off at the end of the day brunch.

Laura + Jennifer + Kate

from left: jennifer, me, kate.

I was so excited and flattered that three of the hostesses were repping my stores! From left: Christa is wearing a skirt from Social Statesboro and Jack Rogers “Georgica” sandals from Sole Statesboro. J’s wearing an ASOS gypsy dress and fringe booties from Lulu’s (sold out, similar here). I’m wearing a vintage Lilly Pulitzer dress (a hand-me-down from my mom – I actually wore this five years ago to a baby shower for Joe!) and Tory Burch heels (incredibly old, also seen here). Kate’s wearing a Love Poppy leather tassel necklace from Sole Statesboro. Niki’s wearing Spanx cropped denim leggings (they’re also a favorite of mine), Jack Rogers “Lauren” sandals and a Sneak Peek top, all from Sole Statesboro.

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photo op before the guests arrived…

Everyone who knows me knows I live for brunch. I was so happy to see quiche and mini-pancakes on the menu!

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i crushed two *big* pieces of quiche before the brunch was over.

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a little cheese, a little fruit…

Polka Dot Straws

i heart printed straws.

Jennifer brought cupcakes from the Atlanta outpost of Georgetown Cupcake. I am obsessed with peanut butter, so she set aside one of those just for me. #truefriend The “E” flags are from Etsy.

Georgetown Cupcakes

dry ice may or may not have been involved in the transport of these beauties from atlanta.

I had the cutest little helpers opening gifts: Joe and his BBFL Leo.

Laura + Joe + Leo

these two were so excited to open all the presents!

Opening Gifts

joe is going to be a great big brother.

Christa + Jennifer

oh hi, christa and jennifer!

Valerie + Shellie

my friend Val (left) is exactly two weeks ahead of me…she’s due any day now!

Joe Cupcake

this was joe’s SECOND red velvet cupcake of the morning.

Kate arranged these simple and cute rock candy favors. Joe was fascinated with these…and then he really flipped when he realized it was actual CANDY.

Rock Candy Favors

a little something sweet for guests to take home.

Hostess Gifts

gifts for the hostesses with the mostestes.

Each hostess received a small succulent in mercury glass from Colonial House.

Hostess Gifts

succulents are my jam. because i kill pretty much every other plant.

Post-shower, Joe and I hung out in Ed’s new nursery. He told me “Mom, that was a GREAT PARTY.”…and I totally agree. I was overwhelmed at how beautiful everything was, and how these four friends nailed all of my favorite things. Baby Ed and I are so lucky to have four such incredible women in our lives.

Laura + Joe Nursery

five hours later and i’m still wearing the flower crown.

gift guide: last minute mother’s day gifts.

Woof, it’s Wednesday. And in four days it will be SUNDAY. Mother’s Day. You didn’t forget, did you? To help you last-minute shoppers, we picked out eight perfect Mother’ Day gifts…most available to ship or purchase ASAP.

Mother's Day Gift Guide

1. MacBeth Weekender Polo ($49). Preppy perfection with white skinnies. Express shipping available.

2. Custom Pet Illustration ($55). Obviously this wouldn’t be ready in time for Sunday…but it’s such a sweet gift, we think you should consider it anyway.

 

3. GroVert Mini Planter ($30). Those of us with black thumbs (ahem, both of us) love a good succulent garden. If you don’t have time to order one online, check with your local florist for delivery. In Statesboro, check with our friends at Colonial House of Flowers (912.764.6097).

4. Tory Burch In Color ($36). A gorgeous coffee table book featuring an inside look at the designer’s life with her boys. Get it in two days with Amazon Prime.

5. Elizabeth & James Nirvana White Gift Set ($75). Notes of peony make this set (eau de parfume, rollerball and body lotion) one of our faves. Plus, Sephora has TONS of gift sets. One- and two-day shipping available.

6. Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Tasting Odyssey ($10). Sometimes only chocolate will do. Hopefully Mom will share! Available at Trader Joe stores everywhere.

7. Jack Rogers Nantucket Sandal Gold ($118). These classics will go with everything in her closet this summer. Express shipping available.

8. Dani Rae Gold Quatrefoil Earrings ($29). Lightweight style for every day. Call 912-764-7463 for express shipping.

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.

{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.

The Glitter Life Tory Burch Tanya Sandal

shoes: tory burch (sold out).

The Glitter Life Brunch

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!

The Glitter Life WWW

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!

What fun styles are you planning to wear to weddings this summer? Share with us on Insta at @glitter_blog_xo!

friday five: pin for the win.

J: HAPPY FRIDAY! I’m prepping myself for a weekend envelope stuffing sesh… my wedding invitations are in! They’re beautiful. Totally perfect. Just wait…

With the big day only 84 days away, I’ve been spending an ungodly amount of time on Pinterest for last minute ideas. I’ve also accumulated a must have list along the way. Here are the Top 5:

1. James Read | Try Me Kit: I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about James Read sunless tanning products. Time to give them a go. Lord knows we need some color right now… #Casper

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get your glow on.

2. Tory Burch | Color Block Espadrille: Full disclosure… I already purchased these. The perfect shoe for honeymoon sightseeing? Duh.

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put a little spring in your step.

3. bkr | glass water bottle: So how adorable is this!? I noticed a girl at FlyBarre carrying one then came across it on Pinterest. Must be fate.

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stay hydrated and adorable.

4. Threshold | Gold Flatware: HELLO. It’s impossible to find affordable gold flatware. Until now. Threshold for Target has done it again. Love you.

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oh la la.

5. Ray-Ban | Clubmaster: Last but not least. These sunnies must be mine. Right away.

sleek and chic.

sleek and chic.

 

 

gift guide | oh la la.

Having trouble finishing up your wish lists this year? Just pass this little post on to your gift givers and your days will be merry and BRIGHT!