TGIF // Giveaway Reminder

This just in, our giveaway is twice the value we thought it was! I'd love to write your name on that line, just fill out the info in the handy app below.

To see a couple of my favorite pieces from this spring collection click here. Giveaway closes Monday night, but trust me you don't want to procrastinate on this one ;)

Happy Friday, everyone!!


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Into the Sun // Event + Giveaway


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Welcome back! Today I'm particularly excited to catch up, because I'll get to see some of your faces at tonight's event!!

I have to warn you, this post is full of detail, but I promise every last bit will be worth the read...

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Annie Hurlbut, co-founder of Peruvian Connection, and her story is the perfect combination of awe and inspiration.

Peruvian Connection's history begins when Annie was only 19, doing anthropological research in the Andes of Peru.

Fascinated by the textiles she saw and the women who wove them into intricate mantas & ponchos, Annie began learning everything she could about the alpaca fibers used in these pieces. Annie studied everything from the spinning and dyeing, the warp-faced weaving techniques, and the ancient tradition of which these fibers were a part.

Not long after, Peruvian Connection was born. Nothing big, just a small collection of sweaters designed by Annie and sold out of her mother's home in Kansas. The goal was simple: offer artisan made, original designs in native Andean luxury fibers.

Though displayed at a much larger scale today, this concept remains the core of Peruvian Connections's values, and while there are now design teams in place the pieces continue to be made by the skilled Andean artisans whose time-honored textile tradition remains an art form.

Thanks to Peruvian Connection's extreme generosity my favorite pieces from this season's collection will be available tonight at 20% off!

In addition, Annie is giving one lucky Glitterary reader a $50 gift card! This email was just received, so the giveaway will be live through Monday, 3/31. All you need to do to enter is head to Peruvian Connection & comment below with your favorite selection. 

So, what are you waiting for? If you haven't sent in your RSVP, it's not too late, just email the address in the invite, and join me as we style and shop these incredible pieces!

See you soon! :)

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To read more on the story of Peruvian Connection, click here.

Peru-se, Sip, & Style

Can we talk about this brand's tag line: "Artisan Apparel for Nomads & Romantics"... Something about those words brings out the wonderlust spirit in me & immediately I'm craving summer.

I don't know about you, but when I think summer, I think festivals, and when I think festivals, I think easy summer living.

If you're not familiar with Peruvian Connection, I'd liken it to a combination of Free People & Anthropologie. Peruvian Connection is a luxury brand catering to women's creativity and individualty. The Peruvian Connection gal is smart, confident, and creative. Her style is both feminine & rustic, romantic & adventurous. Above all she is unique & confident- critical components to her individual style.

Today, I'm excited to invite you to a fun evening of sips and styling at Peruvian Connection's Chicago boutique. This event will take place one week from tomorrow, on March 25th from 6-8 pm at 925 W. Armitage Avenue.

Here you will find my favorite pieces from Peruvian Connection's new spring collection that will seemlessly transition you into sunnier days.

Also hosting this event are two of my favorite gals, Christine of View from 5ft 2, & Cait of Pretty & Fun! Let me just say, between the three of us, and Femme du Coupe's mixology expertise, my hopes are set high for this little soiree ;)

Did I mention you'll get 20% off our spring picks? Just one more reason to join... Hope to see you there!!!

To confirm your name on the list, email RSVP to


Forehead Kisses are Underrated


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Yesterday I stumbled across an article reviewing Taylor Swift's relationship advice as discuses through various interviews over the years. One comment stood out. Taylor said that she had reached a point where she felt "the only love worth being in is the love worth singing about...I think that for me, when you experience something that's worth writing a song about, chances are it's the same kind of intense feeling that someone else has felt".

Taylor elaborated explaining that she craved a mad kind of love... Who can blame her?

In a culture where we're so overstimulated if it's not dramatic it doesn't faze us. Particularly in a city landscape where time is money we can often overlook simple kindness, and the little things don't get their credit.

Today I could have dressed up, I had my favorite satin & lace little black dress in mind, but the truth is this is what most days look like.

The hubs and I have been married for almost 5 years, and while we make it a point to have "date nights", most nights it's takeout and redbox or a late night gym date. Don't get me wrong we absolutely love hanging out together, I think that's my favorite part about our relationship– we're so happy just being together!

That said, because of the simplicity of our day to day our love is often not dramatic. All the contrary, its quite normal and in that normalcy it's the little things that mean the most. By that I mean the day to day love, the little texts at work, the selflessness shown through house chores, the time spent cuddling on the couch while crushing through a newly discovered show on netflix. It may not seem like much to some, but I wouldn't trade this love for anything!

Tonight we could have planned a night out on the town, but instead we're throwing a valentines party at our place. There will be ice cream, champaign, games, and a movie, single friends, and couples. Sure we could have gone out for a fancy dinner, but this kind of sounds like more fun.

Tomorrow morning we 'll likely be at the gym and heck maybe next Tuesday after fixing our Plated dinner we'll head out for a cocktail at our neighborhood bar, just us two. Who knows, we'll see how the week plays out, but one things for sure, getting to do life with your best friend is the best gift of all & forehead kisses are totally underrated!

Thanks to the generosity of the kind folks at goodhYOUman, one lucky reader will win this tank with my favorite little quote, "Forehead kisses are underrated".

GoodhYOUman is an LA clothing company grounded on the values of their founder, Brett Novek, who believes that "EVERYONE HAS A STORY.” Every season good hYOUman features an inspirational story on all of their hang tags. Stories are submitted by other good hYOUmans, here.


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