Sunday Reading

Salvador Ferragamo Glitter Shoes

Happy fall everyone!

Halloween costume ideas for everyone!

Fall decoration ideas

The award winning staples to any preppy wardrobe

Like To Know .It released a book and there’s a book tour! Jenn’s got the scoop, read about it here! And I love her pink suit!

New York Fashion Week Trends

Disney Princess lipstick is almost available!

I’ve been reading all the lyrics to the Hamilton soundtrack, they are just so brilliant!

Have a wonderful Sunday,

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Happy Friday Friends!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful week! As you read this I am on my way to NYC for the weekend. Saturday night we are going to see Hamilton and I cannot put my excitement into words. I got the tickets for my husband for our first anniversary months ago (year one is paper, so it seemed fitting) and now that it’s finally here I’m singing the show tunes in my head and jumping out of my seat. I can’t wait to report back on the show!

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1. New Gal Meets Glam dresses launched on Wednesday. I love the retro feel of the dresses. They have such an Old Hollywood Glamour vibe and I love it. Plus, there are jackets!

2. I got my first pair of Lisi Lirch earrings and I love how much glamor they add to an outfit. I think a giant statement earrings is the perfect complement to fall’s Fisherman Sweaters, cardigans, and plaid.

3. I recently watched To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix and I thought it was so cute. Now I can’t wait to read the books!

4. It’s pumpkin and butternut squash season. Here’s my favorite soup recipe. It makes the perfect meal and leaves lots of leftovers.

5. I recently discovered these Laura Mercier paint wash lip colors (I was browsing Kameron Westcott’s instagram feed for barbie lip color inspiration, haha) and I love the shade Petal Pink. They are currently on sale too!

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Red Quilted Vest For Fall

Barbour Vest

Today I’m featuring my new favorite clothing item, a red quilted vest for fall. Now that we live in the Mid-Atlantic I have been having a ball preparing my wardrobe for fall. There are so many gorgeous textures and fabrics in fall clothing items, and many of them feel simultaneously warm and cozy. It’s a mix that has always appealed to my sensibilities, and one of the reasons fall is my favorite season to dress for.

Barbour Vest
Barbour Vest

One of the pieces I am most excited to add to my closet is a puffer vest. They add warmth and style to any outfit, and I love that they can be layered underneath a jacket as well. Since red is my favorite color, the second I saw this red Barbour vest I was obsessed. Here are some of my favorites-

Barbour Vest

I chose this chili red Barbour vest. Barbour is known for making quality clothes that stand the test of time, and this vest demonstrates that. Everything about it feels well made - the zipper is sturdy and snaps are substantial and the fabric quilting on the inside is soft and sturdy. I’m also a big fan of the tailoring, which is so important when you have an hourglass figure like I do.

Barbour Vest

The red color is bright and happy, and paired so well with my favorite bag. This Longchamp tote is 7 years old and looks almost new. I almost always take it with me when I run errands, since it fits a lot of stuff. Plus, I’m happy to report that it is currently on sale!

Barbour Vest

Finally, I also love plaid for fall - be on the look out for lots of plaid inspiration this season - and have had this J.Crew Factory plaid oxford (similar) for a few seasons. Here are some of my favorite plaid shirts I’ve seen in stores this year -

Barbour Vest

Vest / Jeans / Shirt / Sneakers / Bag (on sale!) / Bracelet / Earrings

What are your favorite items and prints for fall?

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Fall Beauty Trends and How to Wear Them

One of my favorite parts of dressing for a new season is changing my beauty routine. I also love to incorporate warmer toned eyeshadow and blush, and a nice darker rosy lip, while also giving a nod to the current trends. What’s great about makeup trends is that you can try out new trends without making much of a dent in your wallet - the season’s hottest nail color will cost you under $10. Today I have put together some of my favorite fall beauty trends and how to wear them, to inspire your beauty wardrobe for this autumn.

Rich Red Lips

Rich Red Lipstick

It’s easy to achieve a rich red pout. First, line your lips with a lipliner that matches your lipstick. I really love the Charlotte Tilbury and Bobbi Brown lipliners, they have amazing staying power! I’ve also heard great things about Wet and Wild lipliners. Next, find a red lipstick that looks flattering on your skin tone. My favorite is Glossier Generation G in Zip or Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Vermillion Red (currently on sale!). The Neutrogena Moisturesmooth Color Stick, 160 Classic Red is a great drugstore option too!

Halfway Liner

Fall Makeup Look

Using a light shimmery eyeshadow on the inner half of your eye, like Reese, did, really opens up the eye. Use a shimmery shade without glitter in it - think pearlescent not sparkly. I really love this smudge brush to apply shadow on the inner corners, and a q-tip works okay too. I think this shade is really pretty to use!

Brown Lips

Brown Lipstick

Brown lipstick is a huge trend for fall - the 90s are back! Just look at Constance Wu’s makeup in Crazy Rich Asians. My favorite brown shade is Generation G in Leo. It layers well, so you can get the perfect color pay off to suit your skin tone. It has a matte finish, so put a lip balm on top to add some shine.

Sunset Eyes

Sunset Eyeshadow

Sunset eyes are a big trend for fall as well. An easy way to adopt to the trend without going too dramatic is to use copper and bronze eyeshadow colors. Use a few different shades, with the darkest shade closest to your lash line and the lightest shade near your brow bone.

Two Tone Shadow

Two Tone Shadow Makeup Look

To get Emma Stone’s eyeshadow look use a colorful eyeshadow on your lid and smudge black eyeliner into the lower lash line. For more drama, layer black eyeshadow on top of the liner.

Dramatic Winged Liner

Dramatic Winged Eyeliner

The easiest way to get a dramatic wineed eyeliner like Lily Collins is to use a liquid eyeliner pen. My favorite is the Kat Von D one in Trooper.

Blue Eyeliner

Blue Eyeliner

A blue eyeliner is a great way to add some pop to any outfit without being too dramatic or over the top. The Urban Decay 24/7 liners come in so many colors! Just apply a thin line to the top of your eyelash line.

What’s your favorite trend for fall?

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The Best Red Clothes and Accessories For Fall

Red has always been my favorite color, and I am so excited to wear red clothing accessories all season long. It is an instant mood pick me up for me, and I think it’s super flattering on anyone too, so it’s so bright and cheerful. There are so many beautiful red clothing pieces and accessories this season at every price point, so I put together all my favorites. Without further ado, the best red clothes and accessories for fall (also known as my favorite collage yet!)

The Best Red Clothes and Accessories For Fall

Row by row from left to right:

1901 Tipped Tie Neck Wool Blend Sweater - I love the bow detailing on the top. You can leave the ends hanging like in the picture, or tie them however you would like.

Red Sunglasses - These J.Crew Seaside round cateye sunglasses are so cool looking! Plus they’re on sale!

Kate Spade Dilane Boots - How cute are these red suede Kate Spade boots!

Lisi Lerch Earrings - I recently fell in love with Lisi Lerch Earrings. Aren’t these Lisi Lerch Red Ginger Earrings gorgeous? I’ve also fallen in love with the Lisi Lerch Red Disc Earrings.

J.Crew Factory Cardigan - Fall and cardigans go together like salt and pepper, wouldn’t you agree? This J.Crew Factory Cardigan sweater is so classic and a great red, and 40% off.

Sugarfix Tassel Earrings - These Sugarfix by Baublebar Tassel earrings are so fun, and $12.99!

J.Crew Ruffled Blouse - It’s red and it has ruffles. Done.

Pixie Pants - These Old Navy Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants for Women are super cute and are under $30.

Red Suede Loafers -J.Crew Factory suede penny loafers which are currently 40% off!

Red Margaux Ballet Flats - Margaux NY Demi ballet flats in carmine suede. I have these ballet flats in dove grey leather and the quality is wonderful. They are cushioned on the inside and adjust to your foot size too.

Balloon-sleeve V-neck sweater - The shape of this J. Crew Factory Balloon-sleeve V-neck sweater is super on trend, and it is also 40% off right now!

Old Navy Relaxed Pullover Hoodie - Old Navy has so many cute red items right now. This relaxed pullover hoodie looks like the perfect cozy piece to lounge in or run errands.

Longchamp Bag - I use my red Longchamp bag almost every day. I have had it for years and it is still in amazing shape - it looks almost new. It’s a classic that never goes out of style, and it’s currently on sale here!

Blazer - A blazer is a perfect addition to a work outfit in the fall, and I love the classic cut of this one.

Hunter Rain Boots - Hunter boots are a classic and these ones are red and shiny.

Perfect Raincoat - J.Crew Perfect raincoat. It has a drawstring so you can customize the size and has lots of pockets.

What’s your favorite color?

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A Day On Lake Como

A Day On Lake Cuomo
Lake Cuomo

The last three days of our Italy trip we stayed in Milan and did day trips outside the city. After seeing The Last Supper and the Milan Duomo we spent a day on Lake Como. It is a little over an hour outside the city by train, and it is magical there!

A Day On Lake Cuomo

We could see why Goerge Clooney bought a vacation home there the minute we stepped of the train. The mountains rise right out of the lake, like something out of a story book. All of the homes are built into the sides of the mountains, gradually rising into the clouds. The water is full of sail boats and fishing vessels, and many of the restaurants catch fish for their dishes every day.

A Day On Lake Cuomo

We ate lunch at a restaurant overhanging the lake and the food was delicious. If you are going to Lake Como anytime soon, or any vacation spot for that matter, I highly recommend making a reservation. Places tend to fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on a great meal because the place is booked.

A Day On Lake Cuomo
A Day On Lake Cuomo

After lunch we took the ferry (it goes all over the lake, and was inexpensive. It’s a great way to see all the little towns, and to float in the middle of the water!) over the Bellagio. It is built onto the mountain and provided stunning views of the lake. We hiked up to the top of the visitor path area, and sat in a park for a while admiring the sights.

A Day On Lake Cuomo

We also had to stop for gelato, of course.

A Day On Lake Cuomo

I wore my Persifor dress (similar, on sale) in the sail boat print, which seemed fitting. I also wore my trusty Superga Cotu sneakers. Can you guys tell how much I love these shoes? I wear them almost every day. They are so comfortable and cute. I love the way they look paired with a dress. I also carried my folding Ray Bans, which fit nicely in the camera bag, and my packable bow backed hat. This hat can fold up, and pops back in to place when you take it out of your suitcase. It shaded my face nicely, it’s still hot on the lake in August, and I adore the bow. I mean, it’s a giant bow on a sunhat! What’s not to love?

A Day On Lake Cuomo

Similar Dress / Hat / Sneakers / Sunglasses

The lake is so magical. It’s amazing that it is such a famous resort destination but still had a very relaxed chill vibe. I can’t wait to go back one day. I’ll have to work on getting an invitation from the Clooneys. ;)

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?

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Sunday Reading

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday. Here are some of the articles that I enjoyed reading this week -

I loved reading Carly’s article on social media and I’m excited to see the next phase

newsette perfect macaroons

You can actually stay in all these castles

I loved reading Jenn’s guides on how to dress like characters from Crazy Rich Asians 

Speaking of, they are now trying to do a Crazy Rich Asians spinoff television show

These celebrity bathrooms are stunning

This Antonia Bag is so cool looking

I enjoyed Jenn’s take on clean beauty

Autumn cocktails for fall

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Happy Friday Friends

 I was walking home from the DMV the other day and went through a park in Georgetown, and I turned the corner and there was a deer right in front of me!

I was walking home from the DMV the other day and went through a park in Georgetown, and I turned the corner and there was a deer right in front of me!

1. Did you know that Living Proof shampoo and conditioner is cheaper there? The Restore Shampoo is $10.50 at Target compared to $29 at Target

2. Anthropolgie has some lovely beauty products on sale right now, and they are full price everywhere else. The cult favorite Sara Happ The Lip Slip is $14.95 (plus an additional 20% off sale) and so is her One Luxe Gloss.

3. I just finished The Hating Game and it such a fun and cute read! I read it in two days and loved every minute. It’s a cute love story, and though predictable the characters are just so lovable. Warning, however, you will want to apply some red lipstick when you finish it.

4. It’s pumpkin season! I can’t wait to make pumpkin muffins or scones this weekend, and pumpkin pie, and burn some pumpkin candles…I am firmly on the pro-pumpkin bandwagon. Does anyone have any good recipes to share?

5. I just found the cutest jewelry at Target. The Baublebar line for Target, SugarFIX by Baublebar, is very on trend and so adorable. I can’t wait for this bow necklace and burgundy earrings to come in the mail! I love everything, though, and the prices are so good it’s hard to resist!

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A Day In Milan

 Doesn't the lion looks furious about all of the pigeons?

Doesn't the lion looks furious about all of the pigeons?

The next stop in our Italy vacation was a day in Milan. We stayed in the city for three days, taking day trips to Lake Cuomo and Portofino for two of the days. The city is a lot different than Rome or Florence. There were modern sky scrapers and office buildings, along with above ground train tracks. It felt more industrial, but still featured beautiful Renaissance construction.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper

We spent the first day entirely in Milan and saw the Duomo, Milan's enormous Cathedral, and Leonardo DaVinci's Last Supper.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper

I hadn't realized that The Last Supper is painted on the actual wall of a church, so everything about the painting was a complete surprise. The painting truly was awe inspiring, it seems to glow despite how faded it is. 

Milan Duomo
Milan Duomo

The Cathedral is simply massive. It looks a little like a giant frosted cake. The level of detail on the outside is just amazing. Every carving is different, and there are hundreds of them. We opted to take the elevator up to the roof, and were able to actually walk around the roof of the church and look out on the city. The first time I've been on the roof of a church, haha. It was a little scary to be honest, but if you aren't afraid of heights it's worth it to have such a spectacular view.

Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper

I opted to wear my hat and my Gal Meets Glam Lauren dress (on sale) since shoulders and knees had to be covered to enter the church. It was very hot that day, so I wanted something modest but also lightweight. In addition I wore my trusty Superga sneakers. This is my second pair since I wore through my other ones after a few hundred miles of walking. They are so comfortable and look cute with dresses.

I also want to mention that this Gal Meets Glam Lauren dress is currently 40% off. It is one of my favorite pieces and well worth the price, I think. The shape of the dress is so unique, and reminds me of the dresses of old Hollywood movie stars. It's also quite flattering, and I love the orange and brown print, though it also comes in a blue print. It dry cleaned well, and runs true to size (though if you have a larger chest I would size up). 

Have you ever been to Milan? Or on the roof of a church? 

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Fresh Sugar Spice Tinted Lip Treatment

SUGAR SPICE TINTED LIP TREATMENT SUNSCREEN

I recently picked up the newest shade in the Fresh Sugar Lip Balm line - Fresh sugar Spice Tinted Lip Treatment. The shade is gorgeous and perfect for fall, so I want to share a little review and some swatches. 

SUGAR SPICE TINTED LIP TREATMENT SUNSCREEN

The Spice color is just as moisturizing as the other Fresh Sugar Tinted Balms, more like a chapstick than a lip stick. The color is fairly pigmented. Not nearly as much as a lipstick, but way more than your typical colored balm. I'd describe it as a semi-sheer lipstick. 

The Fresh Sugar Spice Lip Treatment is a warm rose color which a hint of brown. I think it would be universally flattering since it isn't too pink or too brown. It's really pretty for fall since it pairs well with richer hues like hunter green and burgundy. It isn't too bright for a white tee either, however. 

Here it is on my hand-

SUGAR SPICE TINTED LIP TREATMENT SUNSCREEN

And on my lips -

SUGAR SPICE TINTED LIP TREATMENT SUNSCREEN
SUGAR SPICE TINTED LIP TREATMENT SUNSCREEN

It's my favorite new beauty product for fall, I've been wearing Fresh Sugar Spice every day and I'm sure I will continue to all season. 

I actually first started reading beauty blogs to check out lipstick swatches. All these years later I feel like they're aren't as many swatches online, at least on the sites I go to, and I miss them! I think they can be really helpful, especially if you don't live near a store that carries the products you like, so I'm going to try and provide some more of them here on All That Glitters. Are there any you would like to see? 

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Five Essential Pieces for Fall

Today I'm excited to share five essential pieces for fall. Now that the heat wave has finally broken I'm starting to prepare my wardrobe for autumn. Fall has always been my favorite season and I am so happy to get to experience it again after a few years. Early fall is typically chilly but not cold and rather wet. I've put together these fall essentials to help you stay stylish and comfortable for the next few weeks. I'm particularly drawn to reds and blues right now, but they would look beautiful in any color. 

Five Essential Pieces for Fall

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1. Puffer Vest - I love a nice vest. They keep you warm, and color and texture to your outfit. Vests are also the perfect weight for early fall, and can be layered under other clothes as the temperature drops. There are so many beautiful colors right now, and the current styles add almost no bulk which I love. 

2. Striped top - I love a striped top. They are flattering, and will be in style year after year. This J.Crew one is so classic and comes in navy, pink, and multi color. I like the 3/4 sleeve length for September, but they also come in long and short sleeves

3. Rain boots - It's so rainy here in D.C., my sneakers are soaked before I reach the Metro. Rain boots are the perfect solution of course, and a pair of Hunter boots are a wardrobe classic that is in style year after year. I also really like L.L.Bean boots, and you can find great options at other stores like Target.  

4. Scarf - A colorful scarf adds so much texture and color to an outfit. Fall dressing is all about layering textures, and scarves are a perfect way to do that. I love these Tuckernuck scarves; they look like Hermes ones and are under $50. A large scarf can be worn so many ways too - around the neck, on a handbag, outside or inside a coat. The options are almost endless!

5. Skinny ankle length jeans - Skinny jeans are great for fall because they tuck well into boots. I like ankle length ones for early fall because they don't drag on the ground when it's raining, and the pop of ankle they add looks cute with loafers or sneakers when it's sunny out. 

Are you excited to dress for fall? What are your favorite pieces? 

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