Friday, November 30, 2012

Fab Finds

1. Gloves -- 2. Piggy Bank -- 3. Winter Hat -- 4. Notebook -- 5. Shaving Kit

The holiday season is upon us and we are always in need of creative gift ideas! The Glitterati are here to help. Stocking stuffers are sometimes underestimated and end up being the most fun. Here are some great ideas for just about anyone that could be on your gift list this year.

Happy Friday! Let the 25 days of Christmas begin.
xoxo, A&A

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Buffalo Plaid

[ J.Crew Buffalo Plaid Coat (similar), Pixie Pant, Chambray Shirt, Earrings (similar), 
Frye Boots, Forever 21 Infinity Scarf (similar), Charter Club Leather Gloves ]

I picked this jacket up from J.Crew during winter 2010 at an absolutely silly sale price.  I saw it styled in the December 2010 Style Guide (formally, catalog) and for some reason just really liked it.  The fact that it is shaped similarly to a pea coat makes it seem classic yet the buffalo plaid print gives it a much different feel.  It wouldn't necessarily say it is my style but I have gotten lots of use out of it, especially around the holidays!  As we know, trends always return and two years later, J.Crew is still showcasing buffalo plaid with this similar Nili Lotan Jacket for J.Crew and this Perfect Shirt in Buffalo

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


[ L.A.M.B Sweater Dress (love this one), Forever 21 Jacket (very similar here), J.Crew Necklace, Steve Madden Boots ]

I had my 5 year high school reunion this past weekend (I can't believe it's already been 5 years) and as one of the class officers, I was part of the planning committee. We kept it low key and it was really fun to see a lot of people! I went with a casual sweater dress with boots and a leather jacket to give it a little bit of an edge (I was voted "Best Dressed" in my yearbook... ironic that now I am typing this on our fashion blog)!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jewel Tones

[ Old Navy Shirt (similar), Elie Tahari Blazer (similar), 
J.Crew Pixie Pant, Peep Toe Booties (similar), & Necklace ]

I'm all about dressing up for the holidays, but on a day like Thanksgiving, comfort matters too.  I chose these super comfy Pixie pants, a loose blouse, and a warm velvet blazer.  I was perfectly dressed for the days activities and enjoyed spending quality time with family.  I hope you all did too! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

How Much is that Doggy in the Window?

[ J.Crew Sweater, Pencil Skirt (other colors), Heels (other colors), Tights & Necklace, Rebecca Minkoff Purse ]

I can never believe how fast this Thanksgiving weekend goes by. It was so nice to have a few days off from work, see family, and even end my Sunday with a massage and the return of Sunday night shows. Our Thanksgiving was more low key than usual (and by low key I mean 20 people instead of over 40). I always struggle with the idea of wearing sweatpants over something cute, but this year I couldn't resist this french dog sweater. Hope you had a nice holiday weekend!

[ A little glittery bow ]

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fab Finds

*Now through 11/25/12: 25% off all purchases, use code: COLOR25

5. No. 2 Pencil Skirt, Heart Bracelet Invitation Clutch

Happy Black Friday! We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are enjoying some time off from work.  The J.Crew December 2012 Style Guide has finally been posted online; we now have shameless 24/7 access to all that is current at J.Crew and are sharing a few favorite looks.  In lieu of Black Friday deals, J.Crew is offering 25% off all purchases now through Sunday, online and in stores.  Use the code COLOR25 and take advantage, happy shopping! 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Holidays everyone! Enjoy the food, family time, and don't forget to add a little sparkle to your day.

xoxo, your Glitterati

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

On the Prairie

[ J.Crew Vest (similar) & Glittens (other colors), Madewell Chambray, Trouve Skirt (similar), Lucky Brand Boots, Jewelmint Necklace ] 

I love the primitiveness of this skirt and how underratedly comfortable the flowy, light material is. I also loved packing on the trends here with the midi length skirt, chambray, and fur vest. I have become very attached to my glittens this month as the cold weather snuck in (which is getting me really excited for the holidays). Whoever came up with the concept of winter gloves that still allow you to text, deserves a lot of credit.

[ A small caterpillar that joined me in the shoot ]

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


[ Forever 21 Sweater, Socks, & Scarf, J. Crew Leggings, Necklace, & Brompton Hobo,
Lucky Brand Boots, Ray-Ban Aviators

A week or two ago I decided I needed to add some bright colors to my sweater collection so I took a quick trip to my closest Forever 21 and this sweater is what I walked out with.  I wore it this past Sunday running errands and hanging out with family. I love the slouchy fit and the fun it brought to an otherwise drab outfit.  Recommendations for any other bright sweaters? Please share and we hope you all are having a great short week! 


Monday, November 19, 2012

Like a Lady

[ J.Crew Jacket (on sale) Shirt & Belt, J Brand Jeans, Tobi Heels (in black), Forever 21 Necklace (similar), MAC "Hang-Up" Lipstick, Society6 iPhone5 case ]

I was dying for a "Lady Jacket" as just another alternative to a blazer. My mom pulled through for my birthday and I just love how preppy and classic this one is. I foresee myself wearing this often to work or over a sparkly top for a night out. I also just wanted to share with you the website Society6. I came across it through Apartment Therapy where I made my first purchase. I love the uniqueness of the art and the support for artists to get their work recognized. So, I couldn't resist the cool iPhone cases for when my iPhone5 finally arrived!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fab Finds

Here are some of the things we are currently craving and making us look forward to the cozy holiday season upon us! Happy Friday

xoxo, A&A

Thursday, November 15, 2012

J.Crew November 2012 Style Guide

5. Pixie PantKeeper Chambray Shirt, Flower Lattice Necklace, & 
Collection Cashmere Tee
6. Chiffon Dot TopFriendship BraceletGrand Stone Bracelet
Curved Link Bracelet

We've been terribly busy so we're a little late on this one, but here are some Glitterati favorites from the J.Crew November 2012 Style Guide.  Ironically, the December 2012 Style Guide arrived in our mailboxes yesterday (more on that later!) but for now, we'll leave you with some November key looks. The best part is that J.Crew is offering an extra 30% off sale items until Sunday with the code: MUSTHAVE.  We all know those holiday parties are looming so check out these items and more, happy shopping! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Setting Sun

[ J. Crew Plaid Shirt (similar), Brompton Hobo, & Flats (similar), GAP Jeans
Unknown Earrings,Paparazzi Bomber Jacket (similar), Ray-Ban Aviators, Sephora Hair Tie ]

Nothing completes a warm November afternoon like fall plaid, Starbucks Iced Passion Tea, and some glitterati flats.  Hope you are all having a wonderful week! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Celebrating in Cobalt

[ Asos Dress, Ivanka Trump Booties, Rebecca Minkoff Purse, Makeup by Dior @ NM ]

I celebrated my birthday this weekend (one week early) in Boston with college girlfriends. We had a great girls' night out, dressed up, and enjoyed each others company while catching up after months of not seeing each other. I love having an excuse to dress up and I started my night at a makeup event at the Dior counter to get my smokey eye done. I also am a huge fan of the Dior skin care and use this Cleanser, Toner, Sorbet CreamEye Cream, and Lip Moisturizer as part of my daily beauty routine.

[ the back of this dress had amazing rainbow sequins for a fun accent ]

[ I decided to go with simple jewelry and red hot lips for a completed dramatic look ]

[ my blondie, Vanessa, who is always so kind in hosting me when I visit ]

[ Glitterati out on the town ]

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fab Finds

Between Hurricane Sandy and this recent snow storm, it's been a little crazy and hectic here in Glitterati land. But on a lighter note, we are going crazy over accessories for the fall/winter. We're barely out of Halloween mode, and already in holiday spirits with this instant cold weather and white slush. We hope you have a great weekend and our hearts go out to those that were affected by mother nature's insanity these past few weeks!

xoxo, A&A

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Faux Fur

[ Steve Madden Faux Fur Vest (similar), J. Crew Pixie Pants & Necklace
Olive & Oak Blouse (similar),  White House/Black Market Booties (similar), Michael Kors Watch ]

Some of you may have seen this faux fur vest on me before and if you have, you know how much I love it.  I picked it up on super sale last winter and have been dying to wear it ever since I tucked it into the back of my closet sometime in early March. This past weekend I finally declared it cold enough for this vest to make an appearance; now that there is snow on the ground in MA (wild weather!), I know it was the right decision.  I've paired it with some light layers here but I am sure it will make another appearance soon in a much more winterized fashion.  Stay tuned!  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Just arriving back from a girl's weekend in Miami to celebrate my friend, Lauren's birthday. The weekend was filled with sunshine, delicious food, exploring South Beach, and some very different nightlife than we're used to in Boston. The weather couldn't have been more perfect so it was extra brutal coming back to a frigid Massachusetts. After trips like these, I really appreciate how easy it is to capture some great moments using just an iPhone and instagram. 

1 Yogen Fruz with Gummy Bears
2 Meeting KISS at Miami Airport
3 Dash Miami
4 Jill and I at the Fountainbleu
5 Liana and Jill, our first night in Miami
6 Sewing Machine display at All Saints
7 Lauren and I, our first night in Miami
8 A delicious caesar salad wrapped in prosciutto
9 Toes in the sand, at South Beach
10 The 4 gals at the Fountainbleu
11 The bamboo pool at the hotel
12 Lauren and I in front of Versace Mansion
13 Liana and I at Lauren's birthday dinner, at DeLuca
14 Lauren and I at Versace Mansion again
15 Club Liv at the Fountainbleu
16 Comfy travel attire in the hotel lobby

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Fall Uniform

L: Michelle 
[ Express Jeans, American Eagle Sweater,  Paparazzi Bomber Jacket (similar), 
Forever 21 Scarf (similar), Frye Boots, J. Crew Brompton Hobo, Ray-Ban Sunglasses, ]

R: Kayla
[ Old Navy Sweater (similar), J. Crew Pixie Pant, Forever 21 Bomber Jacket (similar
Coach Bag (similar), BCBG Boots (similar) GAP Scarf, Versace Sunglasses, 

Today we are featuring Michelle and Kayla in what we'd like to call, a fall uniform.  Both girls are wearing four essential items for fall: bomber jackets, scarves, cozy sweaters, and boots!  I can assure you they were much warmer than I was in yesterday's post when shopping in Amherst over the weekend.  This look is an all around favorite and can even take us into winter with a few more layers. Is this your fall uniform too?  


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