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Spring Must-Have: The Mini Bag (+ We’re Giving Away a Gucci Bag!)

Though it’s taken me a long time to go with the “less is more” theory, in the past few years I’ve come around in a major way, thanks to the very adorable mini bag trend. Especially if you live in a city, or are always on the run, and really just need to be able to reach for the essentials, a mini bag is, well, essential. Mini bags are convenient and have become increasingly more high fashion and chic. I actually often carry a diaper bag and mini bag, so that I can just leave the diaper bag in the car or at home when I’m not with Scarlett or don’t really need the huge bag full of everything. Mini bags are where it’s at. They look chic, hold just what you need, and won’t overpower your look.

Read on to see the 12 must-have mini bags topping my Spring wish list and be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a chance at WINNING a Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Bag!

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1. Rebecca Minkoff Handbags Sand Leather Mini Darren Messenger Bag // 2. Mackage Rubie Cross Body Bag // 3. Loeffler Randall Dome Satchel (Love that this one has a little extra room but is still sleek!) // 4. Sole Society Faylina Studded Faux Leather Saddle Bag (Love the taupe color as well, and they’re both under $50!) // 5. Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Bag (WIN THIS BAG!) // 6. Rebecca Minkoff Chase Leather Saddle Bag // 7. 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Leather Satchel Bag // 8. Phase 3 Grommet Faux Leather Saddle Bag (Less than $40!) // 9. Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag (A blogger fave!) // 10. Chloé The Marcie Mini Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag // 11. J. Crew Signet Calf Hair Bag (Totally crushing on this little spotted bag!) // 12. Proenza Schouler PS11 Mini Leather Shoulder Bag #goals

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This week I am teaming up with an amazing group of ladies to bring you an INCREDIBLE giveaway. The winner will receive a Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Bag.

Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Mini Bag

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You are sure to discover some amazing bloggers you may not already be following! Good luck!

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J. Crew Fall 2017 Collection Presentation

Over the weekend, J. Crew unveiled their Fall 2017 ready-to-wear collection at New York Fashion Week. Not only was the clothing in the presentation chic and refreshing, but just as they did last season, the brand opted to show their new collection on “real people” J.Crew admires. How cool is that? J. Crew also did some archive-raiding this season; a few classic J.Crew pieces such as the striped rugby shirt and rollneck sweater have been brought back. Everything old is new again.

Below are some of my favorite looks from the fashion week presentation. Not a detail was missed, and I can’t help but want every piece from the outfits. All of that tartan and tulle and sparkle and leopard print. I love that punchier and somewhat glamorous pieces are made to work for a more everyday chic look with J.Crew‘s classic preppy staples with a twist.

If you’re looking to stock up for spring, J.Crew is currently offering 25% off your purchase or 30% off if you spend $150+.

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I’m over here just trying to come up with a place where I NEED to wear that skirt. It’s perfection.

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Cutest leopard clutch! Loving that striped ribbon pull closure.

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They had me at glitter booties.

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The Cutest Ruffle Tops to Add to Your Closet

Has anyone else spotted the ruffle tops trend just about everywhere this season? And while you may be seeing ruffle tops now, just wait until the Spring; perfect Spring temperatures were made for soft, romantic ruffled tops and blouses. The ruffle trend is going to be bigger than ever this Spring. And this trend is the kind after my own heart; I love feminine details in fashion wherever I can get them. I mean, this breezy long-sleeve version with a forgiving ruffle hem is at the top of my must have list, and I can’t stop staring at this striped ruffled tank from the Who What Wear collection for Target (the $17.99 price tag doesn’t hurt either!)

The cutest ruffle tops to add to your closet this Spring and Summer (with plenty of affordable options too!) | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

So I’m rounding up the cutest ruffle tops to add to your closet this Spring, and most are actually pretty affordable. (Because I am all about savings when it comes to shopping the trends; though I will say, ruffles are always a good idea!)

Happy hunting!

What do you think? Are you loving the trend? Have you found your perfect ruffle top yet? It really is such a versatile, fun trend, and it’s easy to go casual, dressy, or even work-appropriate with so much variety out there.

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Confessions of a Shopaholic | Valentine’s Day Wishlist + Gift Guide

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I figured it was time for a little v-day edition of my favorite things; i.e., I’ve rounded up a few of the items (fashion, home, beauty, and more) that I’ve been crushing on and miiiight just make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. It’s time for: the shopaholic confessions.

Let’s talk Valentine’s Day:

I’m thinking a cozy night in, wearing pj’s, this oversized Free People Low Tide Cardigan I’ve had my eye on, and a huge blanket, digging into fancy fondue and watching all of the sappy rom coms sounds like heaven right about now. By the way, I’m all about cozy date nights in; these 12 inexpensive Valentine’s Day date night ideas (from the comfort of your sofa) might just be perfect for your not so big plans this year.

If you have big date night plans, might I suggest this stunner of a velvet dress? It’s GORGEOUS. We might actually go for a night at home with Scarlett, and a date night the next night.

How about you? Have you started making plans for Valentine’s Day?

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Serena & Lily Chunky Knit Wool Throw: It’s no secret I adore these blankets.

Stella McCartney Poppy Snoozing Pajamas (Also LOVE these Eberjey Georgina Lace-Trimmed Jersey Pajama Shorts + Eberjey Georgina Lace-Trimmed Jersey Pajama Top)

Eat Beautiful: Food and Recipes to Nourish Your Skin from the Inside Out: Everyone is raving about this book and it’s on my wishlist.

Magnolia Bakery Cookbook: Best.Cupcakes.Ever.

Crate & Barrel Swissmar Lausanne 11-Piece Copper Fondue Set (And while we’re on the subject of copper, this Copper Measuring Cup Set is perfection. Just sayin’.) I heart copper. And fondue. And baking.

“You, Me, and Coffee” Coffee Mug: A girl can never have too many cheeky mugs.

Cara Bow Headband: This has major Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl vibes and I want.

AERIN Beauty Rose Lip Conditioner: Anything with rose in it is a favorite of mine.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick: Just got this a few weeks back and I am obsessed. It’s super moisturizing, smells super fruity in just the right way, and has buildable color so you can go sheer-ish or pretty bright red, depending on how much you put on.

Dior Diorshow Lash-Extension Effect Volume Mascara: One of my all-time fave mascaras.

One Truffle Rose Clarity Clutch and Card Case: Organization in pink.

Horne Contour Key Ring: The prettiest way to get control of your keys.

Kate Spade Posy Court Heart Dish: Pretty dishes for trinkets and such; I can’t get enough.

diptyque Baies Scented Candle: diptyque candles last and last and they’ll make your whole house smell incredible. I’m pretty partial to Gardenia and Jasmin as well.

Catbird Rings: I am a HUGE fan of delicate stacking rings. You can see what everyday jewelry I wear here. And of course, I’d love to add a little sparkle to the mix:

Loeffler Randall Winnie Babouche Slides: Loeffler Randall shoes are stunning, well-made, and pretty much always on my wishlist.

Celine Belt Bag (also, here): A girl can dream, right?

Golden Goose Superstar Patent Leather Sneakers (Also, these Golden Goose Fancy Glitter High-Top Sneakers): I’m not really a sneaker kinda girl, but in pink, these kicks, with their cool girl vintage vibes, have me seeing the light.

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Any must-haves topping your list this season? You can check out my Confessions of a Shopaholic posts of past seasons here.

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What Everyday Jewelry Do You Wear Most?

I’m a creature of habit, and one of those habits is wearing the same jewelry always. It got me thinking: what everyday jewelry do you wear most?

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I am undoubtedly a ring girl. Stacks for days. I started with one or two simple gold bands, and from there the collection just sort of grew. Obviously I wear my wedding ring and wedding band on my left hand every day; and a few years back, I added my mom’s ring to the stack. (My Dad gave my mom the ring when she had me, and when I had Scarlett, she gave it to me. I love it, and never take it off.) I’ll also sometimes add another delicate gold ring to the stack (love this one from Catbird), for a little extra drama. Told you I like to stack my rings up high.

Because I like my jewelry simplified, all of my rings are made of real gold. As much as I love costume jewelry, I’m not the best about remembering to wear it. With rings that are real gold and/or silver, I can sleep in it, shower with it, basically never take it off, which suits me perfectly. The gold also feels a bit vintage and classic, and the thin bands keep them subtle.

My favorite go-to companies for delicate gold rings are Catbird and Bittersweet NY. These Bittersweet NY letter stamp rings are my favorite for collecting special memories – right now I have one that says “Scarlett,” one with her birthdate, one with our wedding anniversary date, and one that says, “Glitter, Inc.” I have and love this Catbird heart ring, teardrop ring, twisted ring, threadbare ring, V ring, and hammered ring. I also love adding these Catbird delicate gold memory rings to break up stacks with a lot of texture and as knuckle rings.

I want to add the tomboy ring to my pointer finger, stat.

 

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I wear a gold nameplate necklace with the words “Scarlett Everly” for my little girl. It’s light enough that I can also sleep with and even shower with that one. I got this nameplate necklace a few years back when Jennifer Meyer did a collaboration with BaubleBar.

I also layer a longer chain with a few charms and wear it every few days. My charm necklace is costume jewelry, but it’s light and fun and layers beautifully. I actually fell out of the habit of wearing long necklaces for a while because babies and necklaces don’t mix. (It took years to get Scar to stop eating my necklaces.)

 

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You may have noticed that I’m rather shy around these parts. I haven’t been super comfortable on the other side of the lens for a long time (here’s why, in case you’re curious), and as a mom, I’m always the one snapping pictures of Scarlett. Back in December, my friend Merritt helped me come out of my shell just a little bit, and took the prettiest family photos for us. As we were wrapping up, Merritt said to me, “Come on, it’s your turn!” Admittedly, I was awkward, but she helped pull me out of that shell and I love the result.

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What I’m Wearing: MAC Lipstick in Diva // Free People Lieutenant Ruffled Shirtdress (also available here) // Spanx Luxe Leg Blackout Tights // Free People Joe Lace Up Boots // Vince Coat (similar)

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Put a Pin On It: A Brooch That Is

Looking for a way to amp up your winter style? Put a pin on it. A brooch, that is. Your Grandma’s favorite accessory is getting upgraded and trendsetters are breaking out their brooches. The look is a little bit classic, and a little bit sassy, with some of the cheekier modern day pins and brooches out there. Whether you go vintage or modern, adding a shiny brooch to a scarf or coat lapel gives your cold-weather look new life.

And don’t just stop at the traditional brooch placeholders; try a brooch at the end of your coat sleeve, on a hat, on the bib of your denim overalls, pinned to a hair tie and worn in your hair, on a pair of shoes, the list goes on and on. The snazzy vintage and modern brooch options are also endless. Think funky and original to really add a bit of eye-catching fashion drama; a vintage rhinestone brooch, an edgier spin on the classic brooch with a chain, or a whimsical pink unicorn, a sleek pearl bar brooch, a vintage Chanel brooch, a pair of dragonflies, even a pizza patch pin.

I also love fashion that has to be “found.” There are so many gorgeous modern options at places like Shopbop and Nordstrom, but you can also hunt down stunning vintage pieces online at vintage retailers like Sweet & Spark or in your local flea markets and thrift shops.

Get inspired and then get to shopping …

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Vintage brooches on a blush pink coat via @eaemileeanne

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Modern Kanye West brooch via @kateogata (You have to see all of Georgia Perry’s celebrity pins!)

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Brooch in her hair via @sweetandspark

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A vintage brooch on a winter hat via @sweetandspark

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Pearl brooches on denim overalls via @eaemileeanne

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Vintage brooch on a white denim jacket lapel via @sweetandspark

And in case you’re not already a little bit in love, get ready to fall head over heels …

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Look how @eaemileeanne styles her vintage jewelry: clustered with vintage brooches, including a turnlock Chanel brooch, on her lace up pumps!

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And on nude lace-up flats // @eaemileeanne

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And on her sleeves. (@eaemileanne) // Oh just go follow @eaemileeanne already!

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Now tell me, are you in love? Are you scrambling to hunt down ALL of the vintage and modern brooches now?

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