Musings of Glitter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Falling for Florals





I love a good maxi dress. Especially when it's one that I can easily transition from summer to fall. This dress is perfect for that! The fabric may look familiar as I actually have this same print in a skirt form which I've previously posted on the blog - but I loved it so much, I just couldn't resist snagging the dress version as well. It's a gorgeous yellow with a white florals print on a chiffon material. Super flowy and pretty! I will say that it's definitely a lot of fabric, so beware - but one you cinch it with a belt, it's perfect!

This will be adorable with a military bomber or a denim jacket in the fall! I can't wait to wear this piece for another season. Shop this look below!

xoxo




Friday, August 18, 2017

Love at First Sleep






Hey friends! Okay - so I've been a bit MIA lately because I just moved to Nashville officially! So I'm finally settled into my house and am slowly getting used to my new job. But it has been sheer chaos! Which is why I am SO thankful for a good nights sleep. I teamed up with my friends over at AirWeave to test out their mattress and see how it changes my sleep.

So a little background on Airweave, this mattress is incredibly firm. It's made of a type of fiber resin (similar to that of a fishing line). This makes it one of the most hygienic mattresses in the world because you can unzip the cover, pop it in the washer, and then use water to clean the mattress itself. The fibers also cause an overall increased flow of air, which keeps you cooler during the night - no more waking up sweating!

I will say - when I first tried this mattress, I was a little concerned about the firmness. I mean....not gonna lie, it's pretty hard. But after about a week or so, I didn't even notice. I now sleep through the night and wake up feeling great. If you're someone who has back/shoulder pain - this is SO the mattress for you. I don't wake up with any aches and pains anymore which is awesome! This mattress is actually used by a lot of athletes specifically for that reason. So if you're in the market for a new mattress - definitely give this one a shot! You can get a 60 night trial - so if you don't love it, you can send it back for a full refund!!! And if you're not ready to commit to a new mattress, they also offer mattress toppers. It's a win win.

You can snag one of these beauties here - trust me, your body will thank you.

xoxo


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Jean Guide for Every{Body}

 So today I've partnered with a few of my gal pals to bring you guys a jean guide! We all have different body types and have each spent years trying to find the perfect pair of jeans. So we're here today to share our stories!


Hey sweet friends! Emily here from Musings of Glitter over in Nashville. Where are my tall gals at?! This one's for you. I’m 5’11 and hate jean shopping with a passion. Either the legs are too short, the waist is too big, or they sit too low and I feel like I can't bend over. I’ve spent YEARS trying to find the right cut and shape for my body. For reference - I'm fairly hourglass. I've got a smaller waist in comparison to my chest and hips, so finding jeans has always been a nightmare.

But I finally figured out what works for my body type - praises! For me, I always reach for a dark wash, high rise pair of skinnies with a little bit of stretch. I love a good dark wash because it slims everything down a little bit - making my hips look smaller. And I'm all about high rise because it shows off my waistline (which is the thinner part of my body) and I don't have to worry about bending over at work. High rise keeps me covered and comfortable! I also like a little stretch in my jeans because I work with kids! I'm constantly running around and hanging out on the floor, so they have to be comfy. Now, the problem of where to find these magic jeans?

I finally found my perfect pair over at Express! I have several pairs of their High Waisted Jean Leggings - and honestly, all of their high waist jeans fit me perfectly. They're available in a variety of styles, cuts and washes along AND they're available in long (which is a necessity for us skyscrapers). They never fail! I wear mine all throughout the year.





Here are some of my blogger babes stories!

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Hey guys! I’m Audree - a NYC-based fashion stylist, consultant, and the blogger behind Simply Audree Kate. I’ve always had trouble finding jeans that fit me; I’m 5’3” and really curvy. Trying to find a pair of jeans that would fit over my thighs and butt, but also be small enough for my waist was nearly impossible. I have found that the best types of jeans for my body type are high-waisted and a tailored or cropped leg. A high-waisted pant works well with my body since my legs are really short, so they elongate my body. I opt for a pant that hits right at my ankles or right above so they don’t overpower my frame. If the pant is too cropped, my legs look even shorter and off balanced with my hips. If the pants are too flared or long, it draws all of the attention to my widest parts - my hips and the flares that are even too long with my platform heels. If you’re also a short, curvy girl, my go-to denim brands are: Levi’s, Express, Gap and Old Navy.

I just got these patchwork jeans from True Religion and they’re high waisted and cropped! They’re perfect for dressing up or dressing down, and work perfectly with a matching denim shirt. I love how these pants hug my curves but also how slimming the cropped straight leg is.




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Chelsea of Chelsea as of Late



Hey y’all! Chelsea from Chelsea as of Late here. I’m a Caribbean transplant publicist and style blogger now based in NYC. Growing up I was one long + lean child so denim shopping was never too hard for me or my parents. Fast forward to moving stateside and one-too-many Frappuccinos later (I legit had one a day for like a year!) and suddenly I have hips, thighs and a butt that were never there before! Level of complication when denim shopping: +1.
I’ve experimented with just about every trend, style and cut there is when it comes to jeans and have landed on “Mom Jeans” as a current fave with potential to be a forever fave. They work for my body type - I’m 5’6 btw - because they hug all my curves in the right places while still giving me enough room to feel comfortable and play around in. It’s as if skinny jeans and boyfriend jeans had a high-waisted love child that slides right up and let’s you live your best life. The trick to great mom jeans is to pick the right length - too long and you just might feel like a real (80’s) mom but too short and you’re suddenly wearing denim capris - and not the cool kind! My rule of thumb is to look ones that hit me right above my ankle - like the ones I’m wearing here!
I was lucky enough to have thrifted these bad boys (I know, how can anyone pass on cool mom jeans?!) but have found a similar pair from Asos for you all here.





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Hey Hey! My name is Caroline Vazzana, and I'm a New York City based (and born!) fashion editor, stylist, consultant, and the creator of Making it in Manhattan- a career advice oriented editorial site! For me, I’ve always struggled with denim. Growing up, I was always taller than most of my classmates and found shopping for jeans one of the most painful past-times. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been open to trying out the latest fashion trend (hello dresses over pants & mixing prints), but, for me, I could never find jeans that were actually long enough. For years I’ve cringed at the sight of what I call the “awkward gap,” the area between the end of your jeans and the top of your ankle. Especially when I was younger, 5th grade to be exact, and didn’t own cute socks. Finally, once I hit freshman year of college though, I stopped growing and decided to try and find jeans that really fit me. Until then, I really avoided denim at all costs.



Currently, I stand at approximately 5’9” and have very long legs and a medium sized torso. So, for all of my tall ladies out there, I recommend two different styles- cropped flares and high waisted boyfriend jeans. Why you ask? Cropped flares are great because they are, well, intentionally cropped! No awkward gap! Instead they sit maybe three inches above your ankle and are perfect when you have a new pair of shoes you want to show off. Pictured here, I’m wearing vintage 505 Levi’s aka high waisted boyfriend jeans. A high waisted style is great because it lets you show off your waist, while the boyfriend cut gives more room for your legs. I usually cuff the ankle once, sometimes twice, always avoiding that awkward gap.


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Finding the perfect white jean hasn't been easy! They've been either too thin and show my butt, too low and show my butt or just not the right fit. Then I found these white Ami release hem pair from NYDJ and have been wearing them weekly ever since. (I secretly want them to come out with the same pair in black) I'm still wearing them now at 17 weeks pregnant with my third baby. I probably will have to put them away soon. But you can grab a pair on sale for $77!

denim guide white jeans

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denim guide white jeans

I love a good floral top! I fell for this black floral blouse the moment I saw it! The back is my favorite part! It ties up and is so pretty! This top carried me through this summer season and I'll be able to wear it a little bit for fall before my belly grows too much. ;) My favorite white jeans are on sale right now!!!! Grab your's for $77!


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Emily here again - hope you all found the perfect fit and style for your body! Please reach out to any of us if you have questions!

xoxo





Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Little Black Work Dress





As soon as I got this cute little dress in from my friends over at J.Jill - I knew this was going to be THE perfect work dress. It's a simple black, a-line dress with a collar making it one of the most versatile pieces in my closet! The possibilities are endless with this one. Wear it by itself and dress it down with sneakers like I did, or add a pair of heels! I'm also planning on transition this to fall by adding a cute little military jacket and some leopard flats and then adding tights in the winter! This is truly the perfect piece for all seasons.

I will say, this is definitely a piece you're going to have to iron as the fabric wrinkles fairly easily. But overall - this is such a good staple for all you working gals out there! I know I'll be getting a lot of wear out of this one! Shop this look below!

xoxo


sneakers (similar)

earrings (sorry, these are super old but I tried to find a similar pair)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Casual Striped Midi Dress








Happy Friday my friends! I'm back today with one of my all-time favorite brands, J.Jill! This dress from their new collection is just as fabulous as I've come to expect from their brand. I loveeeeee this dress. Seriously considering getting it in black as well. It's beyond comfortable and so flattering on. It's a good midi length with short sleeves making it perfect for me to wear to work or just to run errands on the weekend! And the best part - y'all....it has pockets! This dress is a total win in my book.

And a little tip - whenever I wear a dress that doesn't have a waist, I almost always tie a jacket around the waist or add a belt to add some shape! But this will also be so cute with a jacket layered over it when it gets cooler.

And I'm also wearing J.Jill's new Compassion Fund Reversible Necklace. One side says "hope" and the other says "love". 100% of the proceeds from this necklace goes towards community based programs that directly help women in need. You can find out more about the foundation here.

Shop this look below!

xoxo



jean jacket (similar)

shoes (similar)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Most Transitional Summer Piece








This jumpsuit from my favorite little boutique, Shop Maude, is 70's inspired summer perfection. I am so in obsessed. But even better is the fact that it's going to be the perfect transitional piece for fall. Can't you just envision this with a military jacket thrown over the top? Perfection. AND you can wear this piece with or without the off shoulder ruffle - on hot days, I've just been styling mine as "strapless" and not pulling the ruffle over the shoulders.

It's the prettiest dusty rose/rust color which is flattering on any skin tone. It's a silky material making it pajama comfortable. But fair warning - this fabric does get pretty wrinkly, especially in the heat. I'm not a stickler for that, so it doesn't bother me! But if you like that freshly pressed look - this fabric may drive you nuts.

And let's take a moment for these sunglasses. Like, how gorgeous are these? They come in several colors (I'm wearing the orange) and are pretty oversized. Definitely a statement, but they're so incredibly retro fabulous, I think I need every single color.

Shop this look below!

xoxo




chunky bracelet (this is sold out from Loren Hope - it's the Athena Cuff which you may be able to find on ebay or Poshmark!)





Monday, July 17, 2017

Comfy Cute Work Shoes






So for those of you who don't know, several summers ago I was the social media intern at Keds HQ in Boston. I loved Keds before my internship, but my love for these pretty little shoes has only grown since then! I legitimately wear these shoes to work daily - no joke. They're super comfortable, so I can run around all day with no irritation or pain. And, obviously an important factor for me, they're the still super fashion forward.

I always get compliments on my Keds. I had an old pair of Keds x Kate Spade gold polka dot shoes, but sadly after 4 years of nonstop wear, they look pretty worn out! So as soon as I saw these this black and white pair, I knew I needed them! They're so versatile - I wear mine with dresses, rompers, shorts and jeans. I love using my Keds to add a pop of color or print to every outfit. Every year I end up adding a few more pairs to my collection because I'm a firm believe you can never have too much of a good thing. 

And, a little tip to all you other canvas shoe wearers out there - always spray your shoes with Scotch Guard. They'll stay clean so much longer! Shop this look below!





purse (similar)