Monthly Archives: May 2013

Dress of the Week

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The daring neckline and fluttering sleeves on this delicate lace dress had my attention easily.  I love this wedding dress; I love the setting (Nantucket to be exact); I love the details.

From the bride: I think my dress fit the decor and space perfectly – it was flowy and breezy and super comfortable. It actually isn’t a wedding dress and I’m excited for when I can wear it again!

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Via Style Me Pretty // Photography: Henry + Mac // Wedding Venue: The Chanticleer, Nantucket, MA // Floral Design: DIY by the Bride’s Aunt // Flowers via  Flowers on Chestnut // Hair + Makeup : Joey Rose of Rinse in Philadelphia // Wedding Dress: Chloe


Playing Dress-up: Pastels

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Once I spotted that floral blazer on the Zara website, I knew I had to create a look around it.  (By the way, is this not the most perfect Spring-to-Summer blazer?)  I love that this outfit could work from a day at work to a night out for cocktails with friends.  And a cotton-jersey mini dress that’s the kind of dress you could live in for Summer.  Paint me obsessed.

Get the Look:  Zara Contrasting Printed Blazer // Club Monaco Selima Elizabeth Sunglasses // Lulu Frost Alchemy Necklace // Lulu Frost Sunburst Stud Earrings // Lulu Frost Vendome Bracelet // Deux Lux ‘Empire State’ Clutch // YOOX Target Sandals // Chinti and Parker Organic cotton-jersey T-shirt Dress


Headed to London … and Italy

The time has finally come:  in just a few hours I’ll be boarding a plane with hubby and far too many pairs of shoes for a two-week trip, en route to London.  I’ll be tweeting, instagramming, and facebook-posting my way through London (thanks to Rimmel London, @RimmelLondonUS) and sharing  my favorite fashion and make-up trends spotted along the way — you can follow along @glitterinclexi with the hashtag #londonlook.  Also, be sure to check out my backstage look on Friday when I’ll be visiting the swanky Rimmel Headquarters in London (with plenty of tweets, instagrams, facebook posts, and vine videos).  Have I mentioned how eternally grateful I am to every single one of you for voting me and my tutu to the top?

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Then I’m off to Italy to eat my weight in pasta and splurge on designer goods while hubby is in a gelato-induced haze.  But have no fear, I’m super anal, and I have a ton of great content scheduled to roll out every single day while I’m gone both on Glitter & Pearls and Glitter Weddings, so be sure to check back in on the daily.  Then, once I get back, I’ll be recapping the whole trip with tons of photos and more.  I can’t wait to share with you all!


A Blue Wedding Dress

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This wedding might be full of the most unique and fabulous dresses (and fashion) I have ever seen in a wedding.  The bride’s custom blue tulle wedding dress with white lace sleeves and the bridesmaids’ mis-matched vintage floral bridesmaid dresses paired with black and gold ankle-strap heels — it’s all so perfect.

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Via Grey Likes Weddings // Photography: Samm Blake // Wedding Dress: Michelle Jank


Guilty Pleasures: Gossip

So I know that word, the “G” word, is bad and all, but hear me out, ladies.  Gossip gets a bad rap.  I’m not talking about high school gossip, the kind that gets you into loads of trouble, hurts feelings, burns bridges (truth be told, that was never my cup of tea … mostly because I was shy as could be in high school); I’m talking about the kind of gossip where you go out for a bite to eat with friends (preferably at a restaurant that serves french fries and ice cream sundaes), swap war stories and seek sage advice, all over pretty cocktails, while laughing your pants off.  That kind of gossip, it’s my favorite kind.  Sex and the City gossip. 

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Women get this bad reputation, as though we sit around, clucking like hens, stealing secrets and spreading them around, but for most, that’s hardly the case.  Gossip is sharing, laughing, commiserating.  Gossip is sealing friendships and leaning on one another, to share the good, the bad, the ugly.  I think that’s why I love chick flicks (see, guilty pleasure number two).  And watching chick flicks amongst friends, well that’s just awesome.

So spill:  do you love gossip as much as I do?  What are your guilty pleasures?


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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by ABC via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of ABC.


Memorial Day Weekend Sales

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Soludos Embroidered Espadrilles, $45

The Memorial Day weekend sales are some of the best around, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorites (a.k.a., those I’ll be shopping myself) … and cheers to the three-day weekend!

Shopbop, a personal fave of mine, just added a ton of new items to their sale section!  This little black dress by Cheap Monday on sale for $35 is a must-have in my book; I’m crazy about these Current/Elliott
patchwork boyfriend jeans; and my favorite Rag & Bone Newbury booties are also on sale … torn between the classic black pair, this perforated pair, and this funkier floral print version (which I utterly perfect for Summer!)

J.Crew is offering $30 off your purchase of $150, $50 off your purchase of $200, and $75 off your purchase of $250!  (Be sure to enter code SHOPNOW at checkout.)  I have my eye on this gorgeous statement necklace and this Tortoise iPhone 5 case is a steal at $19.99.

ASOS is offering a clean sweep – 20% off absolutely everything on the site with code TAKE20. This River Island beach dress ($33.94, less 20% = $27.15) is darling.

Rebecca Minkoff is holding their own Memorial sale with discounts between 30% and 60% off select handbags, accessories, and apparel, a.k.a., the perfect time to snatch up a M.A.C. clutch for Summer travel.

Les Nouvelles, a newfound love, is having a big Memorial Day weekend sale with 20% off most items with code SPF20 (plus, if you join their email list you’ll get 15% off your first purchase.)  I’m pulling the trigger on these Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses in Crazy Tort – hope they get to me in time for our big vacation!

C.Wonder is offering a whopping 25% off all full-priced orders over $100, and I can’t stop fantasizing about these Golden Stripe Highball glasses ( … the Golden Chevron glasses are equally awesome.)

And last but certainly not least, Nordstrom is having their huge women’s half-yearly sale with up to 40% off select items!  I love these striped Tory Burch Espadrilles; there are some gorgeous women’s sunglasses on major markdown; and I’ve had a long-standing crush on these Vince heeled sandals.