Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday Folio

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Happy Friday!

I am moving out today, and there is all the emotions: relief, sadness, happiness...  Needless to say I do not like packing.  Anyways, my Tumblr feed was really nice to me today, so this friday folio was very easy to put together, luckily.  Enjoy!

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They say less is more right?



Picture Pic of the Day coming soon

Thursday, August 18, 2016

What I Did This Summer

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As my summer break is coming to a close, I thought that I should reflect on what I did this summer.

Summer Bucket List Cross-offs

I went to downtown(LA)
I learned how to type(correctly)
I finally got my drivers license
I went to California Donuts
Maple Bacon, Matcha Green Tea, Blueberry Toast Crunch, Snickers Bar, Panda, Nutella Banana Cronut

I went to Larchmont
I caught up on the Bachelorette


I relaunched this blog(again)

So maybe not the most productive summer, but more productive than the last few years for sure, and in different ways.  This summer was most definitely the calm before the storm.  I hope to keep you updated on my college life.




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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Water Wednesday

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For this weeks installment of "Water Wednesday" I want to talk about drinking water.  Just do it.  Kendall Jenner says that her best beauty secret is to drink water.

If you can't tell I'm quite overwhelmed right now.  Packing and not knowing what you are going to do next wee can be quite stressful.

Sorry for this very sad water wednesday.




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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Lust List: Phone Cases

IG: milkywaycases

There are so many cute and fashionable phone cases on the market these days, the selection can become overwhelming at times.  I love seeing which cases celebs use since there are so many different options.  Here are some phone cases that I have currently been lusting after.

Cute and Quirky
shop  IG: milkywaycases
This case is super fun, and I love how its clear so that you can still see the beautiful metallic color of the phone.  Plus it has watermelon, pineapples, and donuts on it.  What's not to love?

Glitzy and Glam
shop IG: casemate
Fun fact: I was deeply considering getting this case when I first got my phone, but I ended up getting this one.  I love how sparkly this case is!

Floral and Fauna
Ted Baker London 'Salso', Nordstrom
This case is super preppy and fun, so perfect for back to school!  The gold label gives it a luxe feel.

Zero Gravity Rose Gold Moonlight Case, Urban Outfitters
I love the pearl lunar cycle against the metal rose gold background on this case.

Fashionable and Functional
When I saw this I thought it was so cute and so smart!  I love the play on the classic, always recognizable Bloomingdales bag.

Outrageously Amazing
ashlyn'd Transparent iPhone 6 Case w/ Fur Pompom, Bergdorf Goodman
Oversized pompom? Check. Tassel? Check. Trendy? Double check!  I mean, why not just attach a pompom and a tassel to your phone.  I love this case.

Also Bendel's has the cutest phone cases.  So many cases, so little time...




Picture Pic of the Day
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Monday, August 15, 2016

Packing For College

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Over the past couple of weeks I have been slowly packing for college.  Currently my suitcase only has my sweaters and long-sleeved shirts, but I'm working on it.  I leave this Friday, so there is not much time left.

My suitcase- lots of sweaters
I also have a fully stocked shower caddy, some school supplies set aside, and most of my bedding.  This week I get to hectically get together the rest of my stuff.  Hopefully I don't forget anything.

There are so many "college packing lists" floating around the internet, and honestly, most of them are way too comprehensive.  Like of course I'm going to bring pajamas, and where in the world am I going to put a chair.  So I have created a short list of things I'm actually going to need, that are often looked over.

Short College Packing List

1. Combination Lock(for bathroom and gym lockers)
2. Water Bottle(refillable of course)
3. Staple Remover(because you won't forget the stapler)
4. Medicines(I always forget whenever I pack)
5. Robe(for walking to and from the shower)

There are about five million lists online, but I feel like these are some of the things people might actually forget.  I hope I can finish packing soon,  I feel like my list only gets longer day by day.




Picture Pic of the Day
beauty sands, Tumblr Source: shinebythree

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday Folio

Sparkly dresses at Zahair Murad Spring 2016 Haute Couture, Tumblr Source: runwayandbeauty

I am super excited that this has been a successful relaunch week!  For the first time in forever G&G has had a full week of posts.  Of course no full G&G week would be complete without a friday folio!  Have a wonderful weekend, hopefully I will be back all of next week!

a peaceful sidewalk, Tumblr Source: yepitsprep

cats and cashmere, Tumblr Source: delta-breezes

pretty rose filled bathroom, Tumblr Source: simpleisnewluxury; IG: natashandlovu

the prettiest oatmeal, Tumblr Source: berriesflowersandsparkles

pink walls, floral, and fauna, Tumblr Source:; IG: guiliatordini




Picture Pic of the Day
flower-filled balcony, Tumblr Source: allthingsshabbyandbeautiful

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Larchmont Bungalow

Our spread at Bungalow.
 Last week my mom and I drove down to Larchmont, or more specifically Windsor Square.  We had wanted to get brunch, so the night before I researched all of the brunches and decided upon Larchmont Bungalow.  Bungalow(as it was referred to by various shopkeepers) is a cute little restaurant on the end of Windsor Square.  There is plenty of seating, whether it be inside, on Larchmont, or in the outdoor covered patio in the back.  

We looked over the menu(or my mom did, since I had already decided the night before) and went up to the counter to order.  My mom ordered the garden omelet with fruit and I ordered the Quinoa Blueberry Pancakes.  We also both ordered Soy Moroccan Iced Coffees(a specialty! essentially a latte with mocha syrup and cinnamon).  We then got our number and were instructed to wait for our drinks on the other side of the case(filled with cakes and pastries!)  After we got our drinks we went to go scope out a place to sit, thankfully we had gone at 10 on a weekday, so finding a place to sit was not that hard, there are just many options.  Our food arrived a little while after and of course I had to take a picture(above).

The Moroccan Iced Coffee was good, but nothing special.  It was basically a toned down mocha with cinnamon.  I really enjoyed my pancakes, even though I only ate one.  They don't really need syrup and are really too sweet with syrup, but just fine on their own.  I enjoyed the candied walnuts in the pancakes, the candied part had sort of melted and combined with the pancake.  My mom tried my pancakes, but claimed that they were "too healthy" for her.  She liked her omelet, and I liked the pot of jam that came with her toast, so much that I brought it home along with my two uneaten pancakes. In fact I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the jam today for lunch.

When we were walking around(and shopping) in Larchmont, many people took notice of my pancakes, even a girl that had someone taking a picture of her with her ice cream in front of Salt & Straw.

Yesterday I finally finished my pancakes, and it was bittersweet(its okay to get attached to a pancake.)  When I get back from college I want to go back and get some more.

Brunching was fun!  Where did you have a good brunch?




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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Water(melon) Wednesday

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Yes, I'm bringing back all of the series'.  In this weeks edition of "Water Wednesday" I want to talk about watermelon.  I always associated watermelon with summer, until I learned about Coachella and saw pictures of girls holding up huge slices of watermelon, so now Coachella and watermelon sort of go hand in hand.

only at Coachella..., IG: sam_dameshek
Anyways, my mom got a watermelon a week ago and I cut into it a few days ago and omigod I forgot how good watermelon is.  First of all, I was very proud of myself for cutting into the watermelon without chopping my arm off.  And so what the two halves were totally uneven, the watermelon still tasted amazing.
I chopped up some watermelon for a snack, it was delicious!

Sadly today my mom finished the watermelon, so I am currently watermelon-less, but that's okay she got some mangoes at the store today so I can eat those when they ripen!

I tried so hard and for so long to get a "pretty" shot of the watermelon slices, but ultimately failed.
Watermelons are one of my favorite summer fruits, along with peaches, see how to make a peach sparkling water here, and nectarines.  I also love watermelon juice which can easily be made by throwing a bunch of watermelon into a blender.  It is very refreshing and very summery.

What are your thoughts on watermelon?




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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Lust List: Chokers

similar style here, Tumblr Source: excluding

Chokers have been trending for a while now, but I have finally jumped the bandwagon.  I was sold when I saw the dainty little ones that look like someone tied a bow around your neck.  I also like the dainty little sparkly ones(see above image).  Here are some of my favorites.

Baublebar "Whitley Choker", IG: shannonyoachum
I love the super delicate and feminine look of the delicate bow, it's so cute!  I sometimes like to just tie a ribbon around my neck to achieve a similar look.

Bow + Bling
Baublebar "Artemis Choker"
This choker is so pretty.  I like how the addition of a crystal floral choker actually makes it look a little bit edgy, but still totally girly!  I love this combination.

Forever 21 "Faux Stone Choker"
This choker is slightly thicker than most, and I love that you can let it rest slightly below your neck.  Sometimes chokers feel like they are choking you.  This is also super cute, I feel like you could wear it year round, even to Coachella!

Leith "Chain & Fringe Ribbon Choker",  Nordstrom
This is super edgy but I love the addition of the overlapping chain and the tassel!  So cute!  The medallions on the ribbon add a little bit of edge and glam.

Tiffany "Heart Tag Toggle Necklace"
I cannot leave out little Miss Woods, Elle.  I love Elle's Tiffany necklace, and although she's not really wearing it like a choker, I feel like you totally could.

What are your thoughts on the choker trend?




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Monday, August 8, 2016

It's All Starting to Feel So Real...

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So today I got my official roommate assignment and the building that I'm going to be living in for the next year.  It's all just starting to feel so real.  I am super pumped to be going away for school, but, of course, at the same time scared.  I am currently registered for 2 classes, and waitlisted for 2.  I hope that everything works out.

I have also realized that I really need to start to pack, but what do you pack?  Where do you start?  I currently only have a suitcase full of sweaters and long sleeve shirts, because NorCal is much colder than SoCal.

There's so much to do, and only a few weeks left to do it!

Help me!




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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Official Relaunch of Glittery & Glam August 8th!!!

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I hope that you all enjoyed the relaunch preview!  I have been working on some new content, and have loads of ideas for new posts, so I'm excited!  Next week Glittery and Glam will officially be relaunching!  New content will be posted starting Monday, as I have decided to keep all of the preview posts posted.  I hope to kick off the relaunch with a full week of posts, and hopefully many weeks to come.

Join me for a journey through all things Glittery and Glam, August 8th!!!  
Like before, posts will go up at 1am PDT every weekday(ideally).

I'm so excited!




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cactus blooms, Tumblr Source: wildfox

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Lust List: Handbags

look at that Chanel beauty, breakfast doesn't look bad either, IG: garypeppergirl

Recently I have been looking around at handbags, mainly because I have finally come to accept that my purse is too small.  I went to Nordstrom and Bloomingdales recently, and had much fun looking around the handbag department. Here are some of the bags that I have been lusting after.

The Perfect Summer Bag

Kate Spade cedar street seahorses - small hayden print satchel, Nordstrom $278
I spotted this bag in Nordstrom and instantly fell in love!  It looks as cute on the shelf as it does on your arm.  Of course, this is not the most practical bag to buy, but if you can pull off seahorses year-round you go Glenn Coco!  I think that the solid black version of this bag would be a more practical option, but this bad is just so cute I had to include it in my lust list!

A nice fall piece that can be worn year-round

ALLSAINTS Freedom Slouchy Hobo, Bloomingdales $248
When my mom and I were perusing through all of the handbags in Bloomingdales I saw her trying on this bag, so naturally I wanted to try it on as well.  It is really cute, it's quite large, but the bag itself is not that heavy, so it's good if you have to carry around a lot of stuff.

Preppy School Chic Satchel
Ted Baker London Faux Leather Satchel, Nordstrom $130.90*
Note: Unfortunately this satchel is no longer available, this and this are similar.
I saw this bag online when I was looking at the handbags in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I think it looks super cute, and I love that it can be worn on your shoulder or on your arm.  It also sort of reminds me of the purse Taylor Swift often wears(the black Dolce & Gabbana top handle purse.)  And it's vegan friendly as well!
*after sale(8/8) $219
My Dream Bag

Chloe Marcie Medium Satchel Bag in Blush Nude, Neiman Marcus $1,990
I have been lusting after this bag since I was in 7th grade I think.  I just thought that it was so pretty, and I still think that it is gorgeous.  If I ever was to majorly splurge on a handbag it would be this one.  But that definitely won't be for awhile considering it costs more than a laptop, not to mention that I'm going to be a broke college student for the next few years.

If I Was an Upper East Side Princess

Sakura Rose Birkin, Portero $21,995,  IG: dorothywang
I saw this beauty on Dorothy Wang's instagram and thought, "Wow, I wonder how much that thing costs?"  Sure enough I found my answer in the comments, a cool 22k, well this girl is on Rich Kids of Beverly Hills.  But if I was Blair Waldorf or Serena van der Woodsen I would totally get it, I mean it's gorgeous.

So many bags to lust after, so little time...  What bags are you lusting after at the moment?




Picture Pic of the Day(it's been too long)
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