Glitter & Pearls

I Made You A Mixtape
February 29, 2012, 10:21 am
Filed under: Mixtape, Muzik | Tags: , , , , , , ,

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Hand-holding was awkward, being dropped off at the movie theater for your date – more awkward, but when he made you a mix tape – that was love. Because I live a soundtracked life (more on that here), and because I am a product of the 80s, every Wednesday I’ll make you a mix tape. Who says chivalry is dead? You’re welcome.

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This week I’m getting a little funky with the mixtape and adding a video element (yeah, 21st century!)

Ob-sessed with this cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”, by Walk Off the Earth.  The entire band shares and plays one guitar throughout the song.  So cool.

I saw Lady Gaga live last year and I was blown away.  She’s an incredibly talented performer + also, she’s completely nuts.  My kind of show.

I actually got the chance to watch Radiohead perform live this week in Miami and it was awesome! Thom Yorke performs like a maniac, throwing his whole body into it.  … makes me think my dancing is not so bad after all.

Incubus puts on one of my favorite shows ever.  And Brandon Boyd rarely wears clothing.



Don’t forget about The Limited $100 Giveaway!


The Limited Opening + a $100 Giveaway

Last Friday The Limited re-opened it’s doors with a grand opening at my hometown mall in Miami.  Along with a ribbon cutting, The Limited offered a huge raffle, free tote with any purchase, style advice, store tours, a whopping 40% off everything in the store, and more.

The Limited, post-makeover, is a preppy mix of Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and J.Crew.  All of the clothing is on-trend, full of color-blocking, Missoni-esque sweater designs, scarves, pleats, sleek lines, and an accessories section I could have spent weeks in.

And now for the GIVEAWAY …

The Details:

One $100 Gift Card valid at The Limited will be given away!

Open to USA residents only

To Earn votes:

Leave a comment on this post (with your name and e-mail address) telling G&P about all of your G&P + The Limited love.

Then visit The Limited online, and check out their Facebook page for details on all of the upcoming store openings!

GIVEAWAY ENDS Wednesday, March 14th, 2012.



The Blanket Wrap Cardigan

The title alone has me sold – before I’ve even delved into the luxe sweater that celebrities and trend-setters all wear, the gorgeous patterns and oh-so-soft textures – no, I was sold at wearable blanket.  These sweater coats are literally blankets with sleeves, and I own several.  Also known as wrap cardigans, these sweaters have an open front with a whole lot of draping down the center, in lieu of buttons, zippers, etc.  They’re absolutely perfect for travel, walks on the beach, trips to … well, anywhere.

But who am I kidding?  I wear mine for long days in the office, almost exclusively.  Hey, at least I get away with wearing a blanket!

1. Forever 21 Long Line Cardigan // 2. Goddis Drape Cardigan in Chocolate // 3. Goddis Lindsay Wrap // 4. Goddis Addy Sweater // 5. Goddis Naples Sweater in Del Sol // 6. Sold Out (Similar: Goddis Leona)

Friday Link Love

I am SO relieved that today is Friday! I NEEDED a weekend. And, this Sunday the Oscars will be on, i.e., red carpet drool-a-thon. I’m ready!

Today I’ll be attending The Limited‘s grand reopening at my local mall in Miami – and I am SO EXCITED. Details and a fantastic giveaway to follow …

I stumbled upon Shannon’s blog + her brilliant recommendation of this song.  Lana Del Ray’s ‘Video Games” is an amazing song, her voice is silky smooth, and the video is beautiful.

And lastly, I’ll be attempting this perfect bun over the weekend.  All signs point to a big flop, but I’ll be using this nifty gym sock cheat … wish me luck!

Happy Happy Weekend, lovelies!

“Say I’m a bird!”

Mason Jar Wine Glasses, Yeehaw

When I spotted Lindzi and Bachelor Ben toasting their 5-way relationship earlier this week with mason-jar-wine-glass hybrids, I squealed, “ooooh fancy!”

I’ve now given away that I am an avid Bachelor fan (cricket), and I will also tell you that upon researching like a maniac post-show (after first spending 5 full minutes scratching my head over Ben’s preference for Courtney), I learned that the glasses that I thought were soooo fancy, are in fact called “redneck wine goblets.”**  Not so PC term aside, I’m in love.

**Note: This is not in fact, my first turn in the “embarrassing rodeo.”  I studied abroad for a few months – went to Cambridge and everything.  Evening one in the school bar – yep, the school has a bar – my friend and I asked for “girl” beer (I was a mere Junior in College – don’t judge.)  We were offered Stella Artois, before Stella had commercials and was sold in every restaurant with onion rings on the menu.  My friend and I drank Stella like it was going out of style.  We thought we were so posh and Brit and Cambridge refined.  As the term came to an end, our beloved bartender noted “you American girls sure do love your white trash beer.”  Yeehaw.

First Image + DIY: White Water Crafting // Bachelor Image Via: Glamour // The Original RedNek™ Wine Glass // Sassy Southern Wine Glasses

Guest Posting on A Newfound Treasure

Happy Wednesday, all!  Today I’m guest posting over on A Newfound Treasure.

A peak at what I’m lusting after …

I’ve always been a lover of gold.  A few years back when shopping engagement ring styles (he knows better than to surprise me … too much), I only wanted a yellow gold ring.  The jewelers all frowned and gave me a list of reasons why platinum was classic and I’d tire of yellow gold.  I never have, and I never will — I love, love, love my yellow gold setting, thank you very much.

It’s no surprise really that I swoon over yellow gold home accents as well.  There’s something so elegant about a heavy piece of gold armor on a tabletop or a surprising gold and cream chevron print on the wall.  But what I really love about gold home accents, is that because of their already formal “feel”, the mediums have a whole lot more legroom to get funky.  Take the AREAWARE gold piggy bank – it’s a pig, used in every trendy designer, fashion blogger, and magazine editor’s home design – but it’s a pig, people!  What makes this little piggy so special? That perfect gold metallic sheen …

Design Images: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7  // 8

Visit A Newfound Treasure for the full post!

Stars In Her Hair
February 21, 2012, 11:37 am
Filed under: Backstage, DIY, Hair | Tags: , , , , ,

OB-sessed with these star hair clips featured on the models’ glossy coifs at the recent Rodarte show.  The hair artists used star hair accessories from Rodarte on some girls, and rows of bobby pins on others.   I’m dreaming in DIY.

Images: Rodarte // Found on: Into the Gloss