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Confessions of a Shopaholic: Birthday Edition

Today is my birthday; my very first as a mama.  Crazy, how time flies!  Though we’re keeping the celebrating low key, a girl can dream about pretty shiny new things.  And these are a few of my favorites …

Not so subliminal message: hubby, meet my wishlist.  Wink, wink.


I’m a bit bag-crazy right now, and a smaller, light-weight, go-anywhere bag is at the top of my wishlist (this may have something to do with the massive diaper bag and baby I’ve newly acquired).  Craving the Gucci Disco Bag, the Chloé Marcie Crossbody, and the Clare V. Supreme Haircalf Mini Sac in Leopard.

And on the baby note, a dressed up headband to keep my hair out of my face, and baby’s girl’s reach, is a winner in my book.

The cream-colored Prada Cat’s-Eye Sunglasses are just so darned cool.

Chanel makes my absolute favorite nail polish colors, and I suspect I’ll be doing many at-home manicures in my future.

As for jewelry, an edgy arrowhead necklace and stacks of Catbird rings are high on my list.

Though we’ll probably spend this birthday on the sofa with take-out sushi and a roster of chick flicks, a girl can dream of a great party dress … loving this Parker Michelle Bead-Embellished Ruched Cocktail Dress.

Because I’m obsessed with my tech, my iPhone deserves a new outfit too.

And last but not least, the oh-so gorgeous Valentino Rockstudsflats, because you know, I’m trying to be practical here.


Oh, and not to be forgotten, the Moroccan Wedding Blanket … I’ve pretty much wanted one of these for a good two years now.

Shop my Birthday Wishlist:



Labor Day Weekend Sales (Updated Daily!)

Over the next few days I’ll be sharing my favorite wow sales (mostly fashion and design, with a few baby-friendly bargains sprinkled in … I have teeny tiny dresses on the brain), because what would Labor Day weekend be without a few great {online} sales?  Plus, shopping tip:  By the time Labor Day weekend rolls around, retailers need to clear their shelves of back-to-school and summer merchandise, which motivates them to offer some seriously steep discounts.  In fact, you may actually find better deals over Labor Day weekend than you would during Black Friday sales … these sales are that good.

By the way, Monday is my birthday, so you know I’ll be treating myself to a few presents!  (Birthday wishlist to follow.)

lace dress and leather jacket

OTTE is offering 20% off of all bags + shoes with code LABORDAY20.  (Ends Friday, 8/29)  (This Clare V leopard crossbody bag is at the top of my wishlist!)

BAUBLEBAR is having a huge labor day sale … prices start at 50% off!  (Love, love, love the double baguette bar pendant!)

LULU & GEORGIA, one of my favorite home decor sites, is offering 25% off sitewide with code LABORDAY25 (Ends Monday, 9/1)

C. WONDER is taking 30% off full price items, plus free shipping over $100.

J.CREW is taking 25% off everything with code ALMOSTFALL.  (Love these shirttail sweaters for Fall!)

GAP is rolling out their Labor Day Event, with up to 40% off everything on the site.  (Ends 9/1)

MADEWELL is offering 20% off select dresses and boots and an extra 30% off all items already on sale with code YESYES.  (The Otis Boot, one of my faves, is on sale right now!)

BCBGeneration is taking a whopping 40% off sitewide!  (This floaty little black dress is perfect for every season, and the touch of lace on the back is gorgeous.)

LES NOUVELLES is taking an extra 25% off Spring/Summer Sale Collections, with code SOLONG.  (Ends September 1st at
Midnight ET.)

LORD & TAYLOR is having their annual Labor Day Sale with an extra 20% off regular and sale-priced items + 25% off clearance items. Use code: LABORDAY from 8/28/14-9/2/14.

OLD NAVY is offering up to 50% off the entire store (both in store and online) from 8/29 – 9/1.

WAITING ON MARTHA is taking 20% off EVERYTHING with code SOLONGSUMMER.  (Love this noir cake pedestal … how great would it be for a Halloween party?)

Image via See Want Shop


Trend Alert: Lace-up Sandals

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Talk about a seriously sexy sandal … say hello to the lace up sandal (perfect for Summer, and a great transition right into the Fall.)  And though the trend is nothing new, there was the the hugely popular Giuseppe Zanotti lace-up sandal in 2013, brands are going bigger and better with the 2014 update.  So many styles and patterns, and I’m thinking these could dress up a more casual cut of boyfriend jeans, or pair with an adorable party dress for a fancier occasion (check out how Hallie styled hers for a friend’s wedding … so glam.)

Lace Up Flats: Schutz Erlina Lace Up Sandals // Lace Up Heels: Zara Woven Ankle Boot Sandal With High Heel

Shop the Trend:


Images via Aquazzura // Rock My Heels // Walk in Wonderland // Find Me A Muse


Get the Look for Less: Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag

The other day, while stumbling around the internet (you know, for blog “research”), I discovered a bag that looked incredibly similar to the highly coveted, already classic Mansur Gavriel bucket bag, at a fraction of the price and available right now (because sadly, Mansur Gavriel bags have waiting lists a mile long, most of which you may not even be able to get on at this time.)

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Meet the Kelsi Dagger Wythe Bucket Hobo.  Though it may not be THE Mansur Gavriel bag (and street style star), this Kelsi Dagger Wythe Bucket Hobo gets the Mansur Gavriel look without trying too hard – paramount in great designer look-a-likes.  So impressed.

If you’re on the hunt for another real deal at a steal, check out these Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes.

Mansur Gavriel Bag image via Andy Heart


How to Shop Instagram with #LIKETKIT

Lately you may have noticed that after some of my Instagram snaps, I share a stream of phrases: something like, link, #liketkit and @liketkit.  Essentially, any time I share a photo of something shoppable, i.e., a new pair of sandals or what I’m wearing in the photo, you can shop that Instagram picture individually.  I promise, this gets simple.  The new platform is called LiketoKNOWit.  You sign up here, plop in your email and sync it with your Instagram (it literally takes two minutes) and it will send you emails featuring the products from images you like.

likeit instagram

How to use it:

  1. Sign up!  Go to and sign in with your Instagram account.  (All you have to do is enter in your email address.)
  2. Get Liking!  Click “like” on a #liketkit image and you’ll get all the details about where to shop your favorite items.  You’ll notice a lot of bloggers and major websites are starting to include a link, #liketkit and @liketkit on their Instagram photos.  This means that the blogger/publication has enabled the service, and shoppable items from images that you have liked will be sent to you in a super convenient email (every hour, day, or week… based upon your preferences.)
  3. Check your email!  Once you like a photo, the details will be sent to you via email.  (By the way, if you want instant gratification, you can always just click the link in the Instagram photo … it will send you directly to a page where you can shop right away.  I told you it was easy!)

And be sure to follow along @glitterinclexi.  That’s all!  Let me know how it goes (and happy shopping.)


Street Style: Casual Classic

Breezy skirts and dresses, draped fabrics and linen, crisp yet billowy materials, I’m a sucker for the casual classic look.  And with Miami at the height of Summer heat, these looks are staples.

street style inspiration casual classic _ Shop the Trend:

Read up on all of my street style trend posts, here. Images via My Dubio // Fash n Chips // Maja Wyh // Smitten Studio // Forward Forward // FIGTNY // Who What Wear