Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Drum Roll Please....

We want to thank all of you that have recently joined us and participated in our JewelMint giveaway. We will definitely be hosting more giveaways in the near future so stay tuned and keep reading! If you aren't already, make sure you visit us on Facebook and Twitter too! 

And the lucky winner of the Glitterati's first giveaway is...........


Congrats Ly and look forward to your new JewelMint Garden Trio Bangles!

Fall Fog

Stay tuned until later on today when we will be announcing the winner of our first giveaway! If you would like to see some more giveaways from the Glitterati, leave a comment here and make sure you follow us, and let us know what kind of giveaways would spice up your life :)


[ sweater, tights - J.Crew, skirt - Urban Outfitters, necklace - Anthropologie, ring - Forever 21, boots - Lucky Brand ]

Let's talk color block on a foggy fall morning. The Glitterati highly suggest it... it's fun, unexpected, and can allow for so many more outfit options! This season is all about tights so why not mix it up with some texture and color? Mix and match in unusual ways. Matching a flouncy orange skirt with a cocktail ring... tights and a sweater in cool colors, and a fun colorful necklace!





[ Special guest appearance - Barney, the perfect gray ]

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Most Magical Place on Earth

Don't forget to enter our Jewelmint Giveaway.. today is the last day! Enter here!
Epcot, The Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios - Cat in the Hat,
Hollywood Studios - Fantasia Hat,
Thanksgiving dinner at the Grand Floridian, Sunset on the boardwalk,
Minnie Mouse in the Main Street Electrical Parade
Michelle: [ dress - J. Crew, t-strap sandals - Target,
watch - Michael Kors, cross body - TJ Maxx ]
Ashley: [ shirt, pants - The Gap, necklace - J. Crew,
flats - Tory Burch, cross body - TJ Maxx ]
As some of you loyal readers may know, I spent this past Thanksgiving in Disney World!!! I thought I would share a few photos with you all from our 4-day whirlwind trip. My family and I had a lot of fun, ate too much good food, rode some fun rides, and thankfully had amazing weather! Aside from the collage of events, I am sharing our Thanksgiving Day outfits. We are first pictured in front of a massive gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian Resort where we were lucky enough to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner! You can see we chose cute but comfortable outfits because after dinner it was off to the Magic Kingdom. It was fairly chilly that night and our jackets came in handy, especially after riding Splash Mountain! I hope you all enjoy the photos and had great holiday weekends!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Red Hot Minnies

Happy Monday everyone! Just a reminder to enter our JewelMint giveaway here! Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving weekend.


[ chambray tunic, red Minnie pants, necklace - J.Crew, leopard sweater - Mad Men Collection for Banana Republic, heels - Tahari, nail polish - 'Rosie Lee' Butter by London ]

The holidays are quickly arriving and it's always stressful trying to find the perfect outfit that's either not too fancy or not too casual. Why not spice things up this year with some bright red pants!? I'm a huge jeans girl so when I want to go a little dressier, I love having the option of a brightly colored pant that fits great and makes you think differently about what you want to wear on top. Chambray is HOT right now and it makes up for not wearing jeans on the bottom.




[ necklace option #2 - Fossil ]

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fab Finds: Black Friday

Don't forget to enter in the Glitterati Giveaway here! We will be randomly selecting and announcing the winner on Wednesday, November 30th. Make sure you are publicly following us on Google Friend Connect as well as Bloglovin, Twitter, and Facebook. Good luck and thank you all for reading! The Glitterati hope you had a FABULOUS Thanksgiving with cute outfits, good company, and yummy food.


[ Crispy Turkey Tostadas - Recipe ]

[ Moo Shu Turkey - Recipe ]

[ Turkey and Veggie Lasagna - Recipe ]

*Recipes and images from Delish.



Outlet shopping is pretty ideal for all you dedicated Black Friday shoppers. We love Wrentham because it has almost every store possible! The great thing is it opens at midnight on Thanksgiving and if you plan on heading there then check out this list of in-store sales and promotions.


[ Ulta ]

We are total kids in a candy store at Ulta! It gets to the point where do we realllllyyyy need five more nail polishes? Their Black Friday ad has some great deals! GREAT stocking stuffers as well.


[ H&M ]

We all know the stores are probably completely wiped out after the Versace for H&M collection launched last Friday. All you lucky people that scored some great stuff, we are SUPER jealous! But definitely take advantage of these deals. H&M is a great place to score some trendy fashionable items without having to give up food for the week.



Always great to get some deals at Urban, just make sure you get there early!


Unfortunately, Black Friday isn't meant for all you high end shoppers out there. Saks and Neimans will be pretty quiet today but get some good stuff, and if you don't make it out don't fret! The deals and sales will keep on coming until Christmastime. Happy and safe shopping!!

xoxo,
Ashley + Ally


Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Glitterati Thanksgiving

We posted a great giveaway yesterday for all you bloggers and readers out there! All you have to do is follow the Glitterati and write a little comment... Enter our first of many giveaways here :)

Now we want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving with a list of some of things we're thankful for... in our closets! There are always those KEY pieces that you just could never live without. Here are some of ours:


1. J.Crew Black Leggings
2. Nashelle 'Identity' Initial Necklace
3. J.Crew Puffer Vest (similar here)
4. J.Crew Plaids
5. Black Blazer (we like this one)
6. Frye Melissa Button Boots
7. Lilly Pulitzer Sundresses
8. Tory Burch Flats
9. Flannel Pajamas (we like J.Crew & Victoria's Secret)
10. Michael Kors Watch (similar here)
11. Burberry Quilted Jacket
12. J Brand Skinnies

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Glitterati Giveaway!!!

[ Garden Patch Trio - Jewelmint (1 credit = $29.99) ]

We wanted to kick off the long holiday weekend with our first (of hopefully many more to come) giveaway! We have been talking a lot about Jewelmint and how we love the idea of a real personalized shopping experience. We also LOVE wrist swag so we want you to enjoy these bright and colorful bangles from Jewelmint. In case you are new to this jewelry line, it is a collaboration with Kate Bosworth and Cher Coulter and every piece in their collection is just $29.99. It's affordable, it's fabulous, the jewelry is amazing, and the Glitterati love it! (See some other Jewelmint pieces here, here, and here.)

Here is how you enter to receive your Jewelmint bangles:

1. You must be publicly following our blog via Google Friend Connect (click "Join this Site"on the right side of our blog page)
2. Comment on this post, showing us that you are interested in this item... you can tell us if you belong to Jewelmint, or are now considering it, or what you could picture yourself wearing with these bangles
3. For an extra entry into the drawing, make sure you follow us on Bloglovin', Twitter, and Like us on Facebook!

We will be announcing the winner in ONE WEEK from today on Wednesday, November 30th! Stay tuned for more Glitterati Giveaways to come.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bloggers Helping Out Bloggers!

We don't usually post more than once a day, but we are just so excited to share this with you. We got this great idea from our dear friend Ly at Eternal Optimist. So the deal is, we are posting our "Blog Button" and if you add our button to your blog page then we will more than happily add you to ours, at no cost. It's just bloggers helping each other out because it just seems like you can't get anything else for free anymore.


<a href="http://confessionsoftheglitterati.blogspot.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6055/6386065771_25c73959e6_m.jpg" width="150" height="150" alt="Glitterati Button" /></a>

Ta Da! Here is our button and the HTML for you to copy onto your page. This is a great opportunity for all you bloggers out there that work so hard. Share the wealth and let's help promote each other! You can see Ly's button on the right side of our blog page as well.

You can see Ly's original post about this plan here and a great tutorial on how to create your own button here.

Buttons & Plaid


[ sweater - Leifsdottir, turtleneck, gingham shirt, necklace - J.Crew, jeans - BDG at Urban Outfitters, boots - Lucky Brand, sunglasses - Ray Ban ]

On the cool fall days in the countryside of New England, there's nothing better than feeling the warmth of the sun. The sun sets so early these days so layers are a necessity to have on hand. Start with a turtle neck, add a plaid or gingham shirt with some tonal similarities, and finish with a chunky sweater. The progression of the collars all compliment each other without becoming overbearing. A glamourous chunky necklace and even just the fabulous sailor-like buttons are the all the accessories needed.




Monday, November 21, 2011

Striped

[ shirt, necklace, cuff bracelet, shoes - J. Crew,
pants - The Gap, watch - Tissot ]
We all know that getting dressed for work is not always the most exciting but maybe it can be...? These Really Skinny pants by The Gap (shown in black) have become my favorite attire. I'm not a fan of the standard "work pant" in black so I often opt for something a little more form fitting and stream-lined. These pants are great and the outfit possibilities are endless. I have them paired here with what may seem like a lot of metallic and shine, but the neutral based colors of the shirt and shoes make the look work (and it is office friendly)!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fab Finds



Obviously the second a new J.Crew catalogue comes out, the Glitterati start drooling and start creating their shopping lists. We wanted to show you where we draw a lot of our inspiration from when it comes to putting together an outfit. Outfit #1 covers color-blocking and animal print in the most magnificent way. Let your outfit be bold... it will make your day more fun, PROMISE!


Outfit #2 is a monochrome option with some great jeans, a fabulous every-day-kind-of bag, and some loose natural waves. Can't go wrong on cooler days with layering a cable knit sweater over a button down shirt and finish with a chunky necklace. This red is so striking that it is just totally worth wearing 3 times over!
Hair Chalking:

Hair chalking seems to be the new rage on You Tube and Pinterest so your Glitterati thought they'd give it a try.. cue "Hair Chalking Party"! We watched this great DIY video, grabbed some soft pastels (available at your local Michael's craft store) and chalked away. It was fun, a little difficult, and definitely hard to wash out but would be a fun accessory to next years Halloween costume! Try it out and see what you think!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

50 and Fabulous

Who says you can't be fabulous forever? The Glitterati say you can!
[ blazer, belt - The Gap, shirt - J. Crew, jeans - JAG,
flats - Attilio Giusti Leombruni, necklace, silver ball bracelet - Macy's,
silver cuff - David Yurman, watch - Raymond Weil ]
As Coco Chanel once said, "fashion fades, only style remains the same" and this woman has style. Meet Patty: wife, mother of two, avid golfer, and J. Crew enthusiast (you can imagine the Lilly Pulitzer hanging in her closet)! Ready for a Saturday trip to the mall, here we see Patty dressed with style and comfort, both of which are key. The shoes are an important piece to this outfit because we all know that power shopping around a mall all day can be hard work! Patty swears by these AGL flats (available at Nordstrom) and thus far they have served her well. Notice the contrast of the vibrant shirt against the dark jeans and navy blazer giving Patty's outfit the perfect pop of color. Each piece Patty is wearing is a closet staple, try out a similar look from your closet and accessorize!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Little Vignettes


Your Glitterati had a night of making our own pizzas, catching up on shows, and having photo shoots! Sometimes its more fun to get some fresh ingredients and make your own pizza on a Friday night rather than order out. Just trying to be domestic here!!


Nail art is becoming just as much of a fashion statement as anything else so we like to have a little fun with it! On the left: the chevron design makes the new French manicure (inspired by Refinery 29). On the right: following the latest nail trend by painting the ring finger a different color. This one could take many different avenues... we kept it in the metallic family so it wasn't so blatant. If you've got a big rock on your ring finger then give that one special finger some super sparkly polish!


Just wanted to show you how it's okay to mix and match patterns here. An aztec printed scarf and a striped tee both have some shades of red and compliment each other without being too busy. Necklace is from one of our new favorite jewelry spots... Jewelmint!


Barney likes to sit on the J.Crew catalogs on the bathroom counter and just did not like the bottle of Amazing Grace perfume in his space. He's feeling very guilty.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Floral Print


[ sweater, skirt, socks - Forever 21, jacket, necklace - J. Crew,
boots - Lucky Brand, bag - B. Makowsky ]
It's never too cold or wintery for floral prints! Living in New England we sometimes have limited time to wear certain items of clothing and for me, that's no fun. I like to have a large array of pieces to choose from and that's where the mixing and matching comes into play. This is a skirt I would typically wear in the spring/summer with a cute tank top and some wedges. Here it is paired with a 3/4 sleeved sweater, a jacket, socks and boots (my favorite!) for a perfect fall outfit with a pop of color!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Casual Cardigan


[ cardigan - Anthropologie, jeans - BDG for Urban Outfitters, tee, belt, necklace and flats - J.Crew, bracelets - J.Crew & Amelia (see here) ]

The crazy thing about New England is one week you have almost a foot of snow, the next weekend you don't even need a jacket and you can throw on some cute flats. A casual day was made comfy with a long oversized cardigan, a tee, and some cuffed jeans. It's fun when you can find perfect things in your closet to match. Jazz up your casual days with some perfect gems.




[ A little lady bug! ]


[ Senior portrait pose. ]
 

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