Friday, December 30, 2011

Fab Finds


A little treat for you... here's a fun and easy holiday updo to try, especially for the New Year! I started off with some loose waves and then just a hair elastic and some bobby pins to hold it all up. The thing about updo's is they can either look too High School Prom or elegant like a celeb at the Oscars. We vote the Oscars look... something that's loose and doesn't require 20 personal stylists. Follow these easy instructions by the one and only LC.



Thursday, December 29, 2011

Earth Tones


[ sweater, shirt, necklace - J. Crew, jeans - Forever 21, booties - Clarks at Nordstrom ]

This post is very different from Ally's Rainbow Sherbet look yesterday.  The New England weather has suddenly become very cold and too windy (for my liking).  Heading out for a late dinner last night I wore this outfit with a few similarly colored layers that really fit the weather.  I absolutely love this necklace and you will see it pictured often on Ally and me; it is the perfect statement piece, especially for an outfit as toned down as this.  Lastly, I have photographed these shoes before and I cannot tell you how comfortable they are.  The weathered look and thick heel make them the perfect winter bootie and I can wear them on a day-to-day basis; a shoe like this is worth buying, promise!




Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Glitterati & sneakpeeq Giveaway Winners

A big thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway with sneakpeeq!  This giveaway was so much fun for us and we especially love sneakpeeq, they put a very fun twist on shopping.  See below for our 3 winners and stay tuned because we hope to bring you another sneakpeeq giveaway in the future.   



1. Grand Prize Winner of our $50 gift card ---> Emily at so anthro
2. Runner up #1 ($10 gift card) ---> Kim at found the route
3. Runner up #2 ($10 gift card) ---> Skye at a pie in the skye

Congrats to our winners and thank you for entering! 

Rainbow Sherbet

The winner of our giveaway will be announced later tonight! Stay tuned.... enter now if you haven't already!


[ outfit & earrings - J.Crew, watch - Michael Kors ]

Sometimes on gloomy winter days (although I can't really say we've experienced full blow winter yet in New England) it's more fun to boost your spirits with as many bright colors as you can. I opted out of a big dazzly necklace for this outfit and let the colors do the talking. And of course, a touch of animal print is like the cherry on top. I love these wedge booties from J.Crew. They are so comfortable and a reasonable height. I like to add little colorful ankle socks to give them that extra element of sass.







Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Laced Together

Last day left to enter the Glitterati Giveaway with sneakpeeq!
Don't miss out, enter here!



Michelle [ dress - "Ya" purchased at Zanna boutique, tights - NY & Co., 
heels & watch - Michael Kors ]

Ashley [ dress - Forever 21, heels - J. Crew, pendant necklace - vintage ]

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.. here is a little glimpse of some Christmas fashions from the weekend.  My sister, Michelle, and I both decided on black dresses with lace accents for the annual Christmas Eve party held at our house.  Ironically, her dress from Zanna belongs to me while my dress from Forever 21 belongs to her.  Sometimes you are just tired of your own options and it's more fun (and festive) to try out someone else's!  We are both in black which isn't the most festive option for the holidays but it's classic and the lace tops made them more than just your average "little black dress".  What did you all wear?! We would love to hear! 










[ lace tops and red lips ]




This pose is stolen from a picture on Pinterest, of course!  

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Climb

2 days left for the Glitterati Giveaway with sneakpeeq so make sure you enter here! Great place to find some deals on your post-holiday shopping!


Ally: [ sweater - Forever 21, pleated skirt - Trouve (maxi version here), nude pumps - Simply Vera Wang for Kohl's, Nordic Treasure Necklace - JewelMint, nail polish - 'Dive Bar' Essie ]

Ashley: [ plaid shirt, tights, jewelry - J. Crew, skirt - Forever 21,
pumps - Target, scarf - Echo Design, glasses - Burberry ]

We hope you all had a cheerful and safe Christmas! The Glitterati had a great weekend filled with lots of goodies and quality family & friends time... more pics of that to come later. As we wind down now from all of the festivities, we only have to get ready to gear back up again for New Year's. In the meantime, here are some cozy/glam outfits.







*All photos taken by Jess.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fab Finds


Here's an Instagram taste of your Glitterati's holiday spirits. We wish you a healthy and happy holidays and hope you get to enjoy your weekend in great company. We hope Santa fulfills all of your fashionista wishes. Happy Holidays!

xoxo,
Ashley + Ally

** Don't forget our giveaway with sneakpeeq ends on December 28th so make sure you enter before then!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Poinsettias & Garland

***Make sure you enter our fabulous giveaway with sneakpeeq here! Winners announced on December 28th.



Heather: [ dress, pumps - Forever 21, bracelet - Chan Luu ]

Ally: [ dress - French Connection, tights - Nordstrom, pumps and cocktail ring - J.Crew, earrings - Kendra Scott, necklace - Dana Rebecca Designs, clutch - vintage ]

This past weekend was my work holiday party at this great little place even deeper into the wilderness than I live already. It's always interesting to see people out of their element so it was fun to see everyone all dressed up and with their significant others! This is Heather, she was my +1 to the party, and life long friend. We both really pushed the limits of being "fashionably late" and had fun dressing up for the festivities and catching up! I didn't take as many pictures as I had hoped so I put together a little collage below of similar items you see in these festive outfits.



Emily: [ dress - Leifsdottir, fur - NY Collection, boots - Marc Jacobs, bag - Louis Vuitton ]

Here are Emily (you can see Emily's post here) and I at the party. We are often side tracked at work, chatting about the latest fashion that we're obsessed with and I always learn new things from her, so it was fun to hang out in non-office attire for the first time! LOVING her fur :)
Christmas Party Glam

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Glam


 
[ sweater, shirt, pants - Forever 21, heels - J. Crew,
earrings - Lia Sophia, nails - Revlon Red ]

This past weekend I attended my friend Sara's 3rd annual Christmas party.  Preceded by "Red and White Candy Cane Night" and "Christmas Pajama Mama", the most recent theme was "Christmas Glam".  As you can see, I opted for the the ever trusty animal print! I paired them with these great pants  (borrowed from my sister!) that I had been looking for an excuse to wear and a red sweater and nails that gave a needed pop of Christmas color.  Everyone looked great (see below) and we had a fabulous night complete with cupcakes, every appetizer imaginable, and a hot chocolate bar! What did you all wear to your holiday parties?



Be sure to enter our giveaway with sneakpeeq here... winners will be announced on December 28th!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Boston Bloggers Holiday Fiesta!



Your Glitterati - Ashley & Ally!




Us with Maria from thread the needle and Hannah from chill air & perfume 
Be sure to check out their blogs!!! 



We had so much fun at our FIRST Boston Bloggers event.  It was very cool to meet the girls (and guys) behind the blogs we read.  We also met a bunch of new people and discovered so many blogs!  Everyone was really nice and we'd like to give a big Glitterati thank you to AV from long distance loving for putting the party together! 



What we wore...





[ turtleneck- The Gap, skirt - Forever 21, pea coat and tights - J. Crew,
earrings - Lia Sophia, bracelets - assorted ]








[ sweater, tights, necklace, pea coat - J.Crew, skirt - Forever 21, earrings - Lia Sophia, boots - Aldo ]





P.S. Don't forget to enter our sneakpeeq giveaway HERE!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Glitterati Giveaway: sneakpeeq!


When it comes to the Glitterati and sneakpeeq giveaway, everybody wins! The Glitterati love an opportunity for a great deal on fabulous products! These prizes will get you a long way in sneakpeeq's amazingly low-priced boutiques, plus it's always fun to get a little present even after the holidays. We posted a little background information on sneakpeeq on Friday's Fab Finds here.

Here is how you win this amazing prize:

- Follow our blog (publicly) via Google Friend Request and just write a little comment on this post.
- Click here to join sneakpeeq (for free) and start shopping for things you'll love but just haven't discovered!

For an extra entry each:

- Follow us on Twitter.
- Like our page on Facebook.
- Follow us on Bloglovin'.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 28th!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fab Finds




MyGlam.com is a great website your Glitterati just learned about!  For just $10.00 a month you receive a new "Glam Bag" every month.  "Glam Bags" are filled will 4 to 5 (sample and/or full sized) beauty finds picked each month by MyGlam stylists.  The website also features look inspiration videos created by the same stylists who chose the products; you are invited to emulate these looks and then upload your own! 



We also just discovered this amazing website, sneakpeeq!  Here you can find: house-ware, apparel, accessories, gourmet food, and even beverages at super low prices during 72 hour flash sales! Sneakpeeq is partnered with Facebook and really turns shopping into a game; you can peeq, share, love or buy your favorite products earning badges towards your shopper profile (and points!!!) as you go. It's a new and quickly growing website, and the Glitterati love anything that's new and fun and offers great deals! Log onto sneakpeeq.com (sign in through Facebook) or click here to learn more. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Velvet Treats


[ jacket - Elie Tahari, shirt - Polo Ralph Lauren, jeggings - Forever 21,
boots - Frye, necklaces - J. Crew, watch - Tissot ]
Bring on the velvet! The Christmas season is my favorite time to wear this luxurious material. This Elie Tahari blazer is the perfect velvet item. This one is a few seasons old but you can purchase a similar one here by Elie Tahari or pop on over to J. Crew and check out the classic schoolboy blazer. A piece like this, made of a fabric you don't normally wear, can really transform a normal outfit, I love it!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Meet your Glitterati


Ashley & Ally


As some of you may know, we are Ashley and Ally; two 20-something blondes with life long loves for fashion.

Ashley, an English nerd and aspiring teacher, loves reading, boots, all things Audrey Hepburn, french vanilla coffee, and belting out renditions of Celine Dion with her best friends - anytime, anywhere.

Ally, a dancer and architect/designer, owns every season of Friends, redecorates a room the second it's out of style, has a J.Crew catalogue archive dating back to 2003, and would love to work at the Apple Genius Bar.

We started this blog in early September 2011 to document and share the looks we wear and love. We are both J.Crew enthusiasts (obviously) but aside from that, we love being inspired by new lines of clothing, jewelry, and beauty products. Fashion and style is sometimes about taking risks - hence why trends get started in the first place - so we love being able to share with you and hope you get as much joy out of Confessions of the Glitterati as the Glitterati do! After all, we did grow up in the 90's so we had to make a comeback somehow.

Our best advice to you: Never leave the house in sweats. A girl must be prepared to meet a dashing stranger or an old enemy.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Preppy Patterns & Ponytails


[ everything - J.Crew, pumps - Guess ]

Get in the Christmas spirit with some fun patterns and patent pumps! I snagged this skirt at J.Crew TOTALLY on sale and I love the buttons in the front and the fit is just perfect. On a chilly morning there's nothing more cozy than a turtleneck to keep you warm and I loved the way the horizontal stripes mismatched with the blue and green plaid. It's fun to experiment with patterns and textures and to pull it all together with a simple, sleek ponytail. Crazy how back in the day, if something didn't match perfectly it was like fashion suicide, but now it's all about purposefully not matching and mixing crazy colors! The Glitterati love it!!




 

design + development by fabulous k