Musings of Glitter

Friday, March 16, 2018

All in the Details

There's nothing like some good detailing...and the pearls on this sweater dress are no exception. Pearl accents are a huge trend right now and I'm finally getting in on the action. I love the pearls in combination with this light grey color. It makes for the perfect neutral look with an unexpectedly modern twist. This is a great transition piece for spring - the length is just right and it has a high neck cut - still warm, but you can show a little leg with booties or some thigh-highs!

When you have a loud top, keep the accessories simple. I added the black boots along with a classic black bag. If you don't have a "staple" black cross body in your closet, you should consider adding one. I almost always reach for a basic black bag throughout the week! It goes with everything. I love this one from Radley - it's a good size to hold everything I need, without being bulky; and the leather is high-quality and so gorgeous in person! I love that the strap is detachable, so I can also carry it by the handles if I prefer. Radley has a bag for every style, so definitely check them out if you're in the market for a new staple purse!

Happy weekend!


Sunday, March 11, 2018

How to Style a Bridesmaid Dress

Calling all brides and bridesmaids (and really all ladies looking for a formal gown) - I have found the shop for you. As a well seasoned bridesmaid, I know the troubles of dressing the wedding party. Pick out one dress and it's bound to not fit someone just right, or one person hates it....the list goes on. Yet, the newest wedding trend is the "mismatched coordinated" look, in which every bridesmaid chooses their own dress in a specific shade, or within a color palette. I'm a HUGE fan of this trend, because everyone can choose a style that flatters them and is actually something they might wear again in the future. But - there's always some type of drama when you let it be a free for all. Someone's dress doesn't look right with the others or the shades are slightly off and it just doesn't look right. Or even worse - someone orders from some random website and the dress is horrible quality!

This is where Bari Jay comes in. Y'all...I am in LOVE with their dresses. They have so many classic styles, but they also have some edgier/trendy pieces so there's a little bit of everything. I chose this one with a simple top, double side slits and a lace up back in Misty Blue. Still classic bridesmaid - but with a few unique details. 

Bari Jay offers a vast variety of styles so you're sure to find a style for every bridesmaid. The best part is that you can all choose the same color (so you know they'll be exactly the right shade) or you can mix and match, but stay within the same fabrics. It makes the "perfect mismatched bridal party" a snap! 

Now to all my bridesmaids out there - I're buying another dress that you don't think you'll ever wear again. But I'm here today to prove you wrong! There are so many ways you can style a bridesmaid's dress to give it new life after the wedding.

My go-to is obviously a good jacket. I love this leather one. But you could do anything! This is perfect for a night out of the town. Dress it up with jewelry and some heels or dress it down with a pony and some booties.

I also love layering sweaters with my maxi-dresses. My big tip is to look for slightly cropped sweaters. If they're too long, you'll just look frumpy - so the shorter the better. I love pairing pastels together, so I grabbed this lilac one from my closet (similar). Add some fun accessories and you've got the perfect look for date night or a dinner out with the girls!

I'm all about repurposing, so don't let your dresses just sit in your closet! Layers and accessories can change everything. Try these tips out and rock those dresses long after wedding season.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Casual Stylish Weekend

I live in jeans and t-shirts most weekends. I'm all about being comfortable, but when I'm hanging out with friends or have plans, I still want to look stylish! Enter the fashionable tee. I am loving this one from my friends over at Tobi. The choker tee trend is still going strong and I've officially hopped on board. I love this tee! It's perfect with distressed denim for a casual, trying but not trying too hard vibe. Plus it's striped and y'all know I love a good stripe. 

This tee is also a great basic to have in your closet. You can style this with jeans or skirts, wear it alone or layer it under a jacket/sweater. I've already worn this with a jean skirt and military jacket; and with my flares and a leather bomber. This is one piece that you can wear over and over which I love! Shop this look below!


Monday, February 12, 2018

Edgy Date Night // Valentine's Edition

Decided to bring a slightly edgier Valentine's look to the table. If you're looking for something a little different this Valentine's day, this is it! I've been super into leather jackets as of recent (as y'all know, because this one has already been on the blog - but I'm obsessed) and it's the perfect way to add a little sass to any outfit.

I snagged this gorgeous maxi from Tobi and instantly knew it would be the perfect match for a leather jacket. It's the prettiest burgundy color. This wrap dress is made of a long silky material with a thigh high slit and I felt like a total rockstar in it! It does have a small slip underneath, but as a girl who's 5'10... it's a little short, so I would wear some spandex shorts under this one to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. This look is perfect for date night, galentine's or dinner out on the town! This outfit is super versatile and so easy to dress up or down. Change up the jacket, shoes or makeup and you have a totally different feel.

Wishing y'all a happy Valentines!


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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Valentine's Date Night

Valentine's day is just around the corner. I'll be spending the day with my sweet kiddos at work and then hanging my "Galentine's" that night - but I couldn't resist coming up with a date night look for those of you who aren't single this year.

If there's ever an excuse to pull out a romantic maxi dress, it's Valentine's. The holiday of love! And I'm a sucker for a cliche, so obviously I stuck to the typical color scheme. Wine is the perfect color for those of you who don't want to commit to a bright red or pink. It's one of my favorite colors to wear because it's so flattering on every skin tone. This particular dress from Tobi is so flowy and feminine, perfect for a date night. But I will say - all you fellow busty ladies, this dress definitely needed a bralette for me to feel covered enough to be comfortable. So I chose my favorite lace piece to layer underneath.

I worked with a local Nashville makeup artist to create a nude lip and smokey eye. My go-to for date nights because it's still sultry without being too much. You can check out Katheryn Golden here - her work is absolutely beautiful for those of you who are local!

And I have to give a special shoutout to my photographer, Lindsey Wilson. She is incredible! Her shots are sooo dreamy and her editing skills are out of this world. A talented beauty for sure!

Happy Valentine's week my friends!


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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Fur-ocious Formal Wear

Not going to lie....I felt a little extra walking around in this. But I kind of liked it?

This is PERFECT for those formal winter events that you're going to where you want to look fabulous, but not be completely freezing. Jumpsuits are all the rage right now. I went to a department store to find a long dress last week and literally couldn't find anything but jumpsuits...and I'm not mad about it. This is a trend I can easily get on board with. No tights? A formal outfit that's comfortable? Sign me up!

Now, let's not get too is still winter. So for warmth's sake, I topped it off with this faux fur coat. I never get to wear this, so when I have any excuse to break this bad boy out, I'm taking it. And of course you can never go wrong with side swept waves and a pair of statement earrings. 

Shop this look below!