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Little Love Notes


Happy Fourth of July, everyone!!  I hope you’re all celebrating and BBQ’ing and snacking your way through the day.  (Anyone making one of these amazing Independence Day desserts?)  Next week I have really big news, but until then, it’s last minute baby prep, a few fun blog consults, and low-key dinnertime fourth celebrations with hubs.

Plus a few little love notes for your weekend reading …

Dear Nicole Richie fans, you must must must tune in to her new upcoming VH1 show, Candidly Nicole. I mean, she is hilariously fabulous. And now I want purple hair.

Dear chicest of chic necklace lovers, the most darling oui/non necklace on sale for $3.99!

Dear artisan design lovers, have you checked out Lauren Conrad’s latest venture, The Little Market? So much tabletop goodness.

Dear fellow girls, why it’s awesome to do absolutely everything #likeagirl.  (Heads up: this one’s a must watch, and has me dreaming about what a powerful little girl I plan on raising.)

Dear Big Apple, yet another fantastic exhibit (this time at the New York Historical Society): Madeline in New York.  So cool.

Dear wedding obsessed, thoughts on Olivia Palermo’s “wedding dress”?

Dear weekend DIY, indigo shibori everything.

Dear go-getters, career-making advice from 22 women we adore.

Image via Local Milk Blog



Little Love Notes

emerson fry - beach - CAFTAN

Today we’re running away on a very last-minute super-shortened babymoon weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited.  With our crazy schedules, I really just didn’t think a pre-baby getaway was possible, and though we are mostly doing a “staycation”, a.k.a., a hotel very close to home, I’m just so happy we’re “getting away”.  (Follow along on Instagram for plenty of fun weekend snaps!)  And then of course, Sunday night we’ll celebrate my Daddy for Father’s Day.  What are your big weekend plans?

And with that, a few little love notes …

Dear perfect excuse for a pretty faux tattoo, Tattly x Rifle Paper Co.

Dear self, admit you’re nursery-crazed. {This darling creation by The Animal Print Shop is my latest obsession.  And have you seen our own baby girl’s nursery style board?}

Dear Summer sandal crush, J.Crew gold studded gladiator sandals … swoon.

Dear gorgeous wedding dress finds, this one was hand-painted by the bride.

Dear office upgrade, I’m sharing a few tips and tricks for keeping an inspiring workspace over on Vince Camuto’s blog, The Crest – come say hi.

Dear bag lovers, you can pre-order your Mansur Gavriel Fall 2014 bag right now.

Dear best of Buzzfeed, which Princess Bride character are you?

Dear home DIY’s to try, these gold and white painted tin can planters are just perfect.

Dear Summer panty stock up, it’s the Victoria’s Secret Semi-Annual Sale!

Dear weekend recipes to try for Dad, easy cinnamon peach cobbler.

Image via Emerson Fry // Spring/Summer Caftan in Currelean


15 Retro-Inspired Bikinis And One-Pieces

Retro Swim Black Bikini - Liz Anne Photography

Truthfully, I fell in love with the vintage bikini look when I saw Allie (played by Rachel McAdams) rocking that gorgeous high-waisted two piece bikini in The Notebook.  After that, I tried my very first high-waisted bikini bottom (a smocked version by Tori Praver) — that bikini flattered my hips and tush in all of the best ways, and actually kept my petite-meets-curvy figure looking sexy and adorable; hands down the best bikini bottoms I have ever worn.  And lately, stores are stocking their shelves with retro bathing suits for Spring, and I’m trying to resist the urge to snatch up at least three new swimsuits.  Today’s retro-inspired one-pieces and high-waisted bikinis are modest-ish but still sexy, and back in style in a big way … and I couldn’t be more excited!  I’m dreaming of a beach getaway in one of these 15 throwback bathing suits perfect to take you through Spring and Summer.

Completely obsessed with this striped bikini-meets-one-piece hybrid by Lolli Swim and this deep-V halter by 6 Shore Road.

And don’t forget, Shopbop‘s BIG Friends & Family Sale is going on now – that’s a 25% off sitewide sale (a.k.a., the biggest Shopbop F&F sale of the year!)

Image via Liz Anne Photography // Hair and Makeup Artistry: Britney-Rae Sanchez of The Pretty Committee // Bikini: ModCloth Bathing Beauty Two Piece in Black


Get the Look: Beach Table

The moment I spotted this West Australian beach house, with it’s rustic porch and gorgeous casual tablescape, I knew I’d be dreaming of that spot by the beach. And with Summer finally coming to a close, all I really want is the last bit of that beachy feel, especially in design. So I re-imagined the ocean-side table, set indoors.

beach patio porch dinner party turquoise pillow striped pillows rope lamp candle candelabra _ glitterinc.com

Get the Look: H&M Striped Pillow Cover // Cormac Small Glass And Jute Rope Lantern Arteriors Home Indoor Candle // Z Gallerie Sutton Pillar Candle Holder // Cyan Design Large Bach Candlestick // C. Wonder Embroidered Damask Pillow Cover // Target Sangra Glass and Pitcher Set // Culinary Concepts Rope Coaster Set of Four // Manteca Pillow in Turquoise design by Trina Turk

Image via Home Life // Photographer: Lisa Cohen


The Weekend Edition: MBFWSWIM

the weekend edition miami beach fashion week swim maxi dress

This weekend I’ll be running all over South Beach to make it to as many Miami Beach Fashion Week SWIM events as I possibly can.  Here’s to hoping I don’t melt, or worse, that my hair turns into a Miami Summer frizz ball.  I love Miami, by the way.  Love living here, love the people, love the food and culture, but truth: none of us step outside our homes from July through September, unless we’re in a bikini (and headed for the beach) or it’s Miami SWIM.  It’s just that hot.

So here’s to hoping my hair, makeup, and flowy maxi dresses survive the weekend.  (By the way, My sister and her amazingly talented bff, Rachel, will be attempting to put my hair up in a crazy braided design first thing tomorrow morning.  All braided updo suggestions welcome!)  And be sure to follow along on twitter and instagram!

Get the Look: MES DEMOISELLES Frill Cotton Gauze Ruffled Dress (Similar) // HIPCHIK COUTURE Maggie Elephant Necklace // ADRIANO GOLDSCHMIED Distressed Robyn Denim Jacket (on sale!) // CHAN LUU Hippie Scarf // STAR MELA Kalaya Small Pouch // K.JACQUES Fringe Sandals


The Beach Weekend Getaway

After watching everyone on their instagram feeds and blogs snapping photo after photo on their fourth of July weekend beach getaways last week, I’m longing for the beach.  And though this weekend will be just another weekend (though I’m calling it a staycation, a.k.a., blogging from the sofa, errands, and baking), a girl can always dream of a weekend beach getaway.

fourth of july weekend getaway vacation travel hawaiian tropic beach _ glitterinc.com

Get the Weekend Getaway Look:  1. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 // 2. Alexander Wang Asymmetric Tiered Tank // 3. Super Sunglasses Lucia Sunglasses // 4. Flight 001 Emergency Makeup Pouch // 5. Marni Gold Bracelet // 6. CLARE VIVIER Adam Weekender // 7. Superga Sneakers // 8. Diane von Furstenberg Jansen Printed Silk Shorts // 9. Stella McCartney Stretch-Denim Shorts (Love this printed pair as well!) // 10. Cynthia Rowley Confetti Overlay Dress (The most perfect Summer dress!) // 11. Rebecca Minkoff Laser Cut Skylar Mini // 12. Rosamosario Nuvole Over the Ocean Ruffled Bikini (On sale … and adorable!) // 13. Ornamental Things Whistle Necklace // 14. Tory Burch Susannah Sandals (similar) // 15. Theodora and Callum Luxor Scarf // 16. Pestemal Fouta Charcoal Black Turkish Cotton Beach Towel

A few weeks ago I went on and on about my love for sunscreen, and Hawaiian Tropic in particular.  The new formula really is your Summer skin’s best friend: lightweight (finally a lotion that isn’t oily or greasy!) plus a high SPF.  I am also loving Hawaiian tropics new push – celebrating the whole woman, inside and out – after reinventing themselves with a new modernized brand to better appeal to today’s Hawaiian Tropic women, who love how the sun and their beauty products make them feel, but also understand the importance of sun care in helping to keep their skin healthy.

Well through July 18th, you can visit the Hawaiian Tropic Facebook tab to Vote on 5 Finalists for the “New Face” of Hawaiian Tropic campaign!  (The new face will be revealed on July 19th.)

And remember, The New Face program seeks a woman who embodies everything Hawaiian Tropic now stands for: beauty, confidence, trend-setting and indulgence.


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Hawaiian Tropic. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the sponsors that make Glitter, Inc. possible!