Friday, December 21, 2012

Fab Finds

Not sure what to get your brother, boyfriend, or dad? Here are some great ideas!

1. Vineyard Vines 1/4 Zip Fleece
2. Ghurk Classic Leather Wallet
3. Line Posters: "Boston Transit System" Print
4. 1901 Crewneck Cashmere Sweater
5. Beltempo Digital Speaker
6. Timex Military Watch (at J.Crew)
7. Orvis Golf Ball Monogrammer

We hope you all have a fabulous weekend and an even better Christmas! 

Happy Friday! xoxo, A & A

Thursday, December 20, 2012


[ Burberry Sweater (similar) & Eye Glasses, American Eagle Boyfriend Jeans (similar), 
J.Crew Necklace (similar), Target Pumps, Michael Kors Watch, Unknown Ring (similar) ]

Sometimes, it's the simple details that can really upgrade an average outfit.  Upon first glance, I'm wearing a charcoal gray sweater, boyfriend jeans, and red pumps.  A closer look at the details: Burberry  plaid elbow patches, gold cap toes, and fun necklace pull the whole look together.  I'm especially loving that these accents are a little bit festive!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snowy Polkadots

[ J.Crew Sweater (other colors), Clutch (similar), Bracelet & Flats (on sale!), J Brand Jeans (similar), Jennifer Zeuner Necklace, Michael Kors Watch ]

While I'm braving some light flurries and excessive amounts of rain, my dad and brother are enjoying the heat and golf courses of sunny Florida. Maybe I should rethink taking up golf and trying to go pro? However, the Floridians definitely couldn't enjoy the coziness of this cashmere sweater like I am.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

InstaWeekend: NYC

This past weekend my friend Shannon and I headed to NYC to visit her sister, Christy.  It was a quick but fun trip!  We ate some great food, did a little shopping, hit the Refinery 29 Tinseltown Bazaar, saw some great friends (Fallon & Alexa!), and sipped on delicious drinks. A big thanks to Christy for having us and I hope everyone had a weekend as fabulous as mine! 

1 Refinery 29 Tinseltown Bazaar
2 Christy getting some nail art @ the Tinseltown Bazaar
3 Me, Shannon, and Alexa 
4 Glasses of Prosecco @ The Campbell Apartment
5 Me, Fallon, and Shannon @ The Campbell Apartment
6 Shannon's waterfall braid, done at the Tinseltown Bazaar
7 Shannon and me @ dinner
8 Grand Central Station
9 Delicious iced coffee & a gingersnap cookie
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Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Tee

[ GAP Blazer, American Apparel Tee from here, Paige Jeans, Target Wedges, J.Crew Necklace, Cambridge Satchel ]

Something as simple as a vintage-y looking tee can be such a great option for under a blazer. My sister gave me my Christmas present early this year so I could get great use out of this tee with one of the greatest quotes from the movie Elf.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Fab Finds

The time is winding down to get those presents wrapped and put under the tree. Here are some gifts that any girl would like whether she's your sister, friend, coworker, mom, or you! It's always fun to get creative with holiday gifts and buy something you know they wouldn't buy themselves. Good luck to all who will be braving the malls this weekend, and a word of advice... try not to take up 2 parking spots. Happy Friday!
xoxo, A&A

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Polka Pants

[ Gap Pants, J. Crew Chambray Shirt, Necklace, & Peacoat, Michael Kors Watch,
Chinese Laundry Pumps, GroopDealz Bracelet (similar @ J.Crew) Unknown Ring (similar) ]

Okay, so clearly these aren't polka pants (do they even exist?) but they are polka dotted and I love them!  I grabbed them at the Gap last week when I should have been Christmas shopping for someone other than myself.  They reminded me of the Polka Dot Toothpick Jeans at J.Crew yet these are a little more conducive to my workwear wardrobe.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Brights

[ J.Crew Top, Scarf, Wedges & Bracelet, J Brand Jeans (similar), Madewell Boyfriend Shirt (similar) ]

There's certain patterns and fabrics that always remind me of the holiday season... velvet (I loved this when I was little. I think I even wore velvet in July), plaid, and sequins. The dreary outsides really need some pops of color to help get through this long season. I would probably wear this velvet short sleeve blouse to every holiday party if I could (unfortunately it sold out almost instantly in the pink). Everything else just doesn't cut it!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Hues

Ray-Ban Aviators, Frye Boots, Essie Velvet Voyeur Polish ]

Around the holidays I find red, black, and gold to be my go-to colors.  With all of the holiday parties and events coming up this month, red, black, and gold (or any combination of the 3) are sure to make any outfit a little more "festive".  While this outfit served as a typical Sunday outfit for me, I would definitely wear it to a holiday event; probably swapping the riding boots for a black or nude heel and adding more baubles! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Shopping Stripes

I visited my sister this weekend in Providence to join the crazy crowds of holiday shoppers to do a little gift buying (for ourselves). Staying comfortable and having light layers were definitely necessary for all the walking we did. We also stopped and had some delicious slices of pizza to include tortellini pesto and avocado/tortilla/pico de gallo. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fab Finds

Never know what to get your host and hostess? Here are some great ideas!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Off White

[ J. Crew Puffer Vest (Factory), Turtleneck, Sweatshirt (similar), & Toothpick Cords
GAP Scarf,  Sperry for J.Crew Shearwater Boots, NYX "Addis Ababa" Lip Cream ]

Lately, I've been loving winter whites.  The J.Crew December 2012 Style Guide showcased quite a few off white-neutral looks that definitely inspired me.  Another big thanks to J.Crew for my new Sperry for J.Crew kelly green shearwater boots; they arrived last week, just in time for the snowy/foggy/rainy weekend we had here in New England. Hope you're all having a great week! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Pins

How did we ever come up with appetizers or cute DIY holiday decorations before Pinterest? The ideas and inspiration are endless. Follow the Glitterati on Pinterest for more holiday ideas, style ideas, and beauty tips. We hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and leaving the stress of it behind!

*All images from Pinterest

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Glammed Out Red

[ J.Crew Turtleneck (other colors), Pants (on sale!), Shirt, Necklaces & Gloves, Tobi Heels, Kiel James Patrick Bracelet ]

All year round I almost never wear red, but come Christmas time I want to throw pops of red everywhere in every outfit. I love being festive and as much as I hate the cold, I have to admit that this is my favorite season (when it comes to clothes). A red lip and some fancy jewels make you forget about how pale you are and add some excitement to these drab months.

Monday, December 3, 2012

'Tis the Season

[ Gap Blouse (similar), Forever 21 Faux Fur Vest (similar), Express Jeans,
Francesca's Collections Clutch (similar),  Franco Sarto Booties (similar) ]

'Tis the season... for faux fur!  We know that each season has fabrics that are specific to that it; fall and winter fabrics include: corduroy, velvet, flannel, suede, and of course, faux fur.  Today, Michelle is wearing a faux fur vest paired with mainly neutral pieces and a tiffany blue envelope clutch for a pop of color. You can see us wearing other faux fur vests here and here.  How do you wear your fur?


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