Tee - simmilar (two sizes up for oversized fit) | Shorts | Necklaces c/o | Bag | Aviators | FlipFlops

I'll be honest, posts have been scarce as of late, and there are a variety of reasons for that, but I'm also having a bit of an internal struggle...

Let's be clear, this is not a pity party, and moving isn't all that difficult, but it's certainly a curveball.

I am now in a new region of the country, settling into a new home, and attempting to develop a new sense of community, but as it applies to you, I am also trying to decide how to continue with the content on this site.

Truth is, Glitterary was never intended to be a personal blog, in fact, the original style sheet stated Glitterary be referred to in the third person, as it's own entity. I still have no intention of making this site into a personal blog, but as the brand developed I realized that you wanted to know more about me– not just what I wore, but you wanted to see more of my two pups, the activities I engaged in, and life at home with the hubs.

Initially, I started introducing more of these details through social media, and you really seemed to engage best with this new content. I adapted and continued the effort of being a bit more personal with you...

Here's the problem: while I'm extremely social, I'm a relatively private person, and I'm wise enough to know that the internet is no safe place to vent or write a diary.

Not only are there concerns of perception, but also security concerns not only for myself, but for those with whom I do life and share comments about online. I'm not paranoid, but after working in the digital sphere for years, I'm certainly not naive, and a personal blog has never been of interest.

Needless to say, I feel a little stuck.

While learning to navigate fashion blogging from a state that only seems to experience two seasons (cool & hot versions of summer), I'm also trying to decide how much of my personal life to include in the process.

I don't have an answer yet. I actually have no clue which direction I'll choose to take the voice of Glitterary, but while posts for now are a bit scattered, Glitterary itself isn't going anywhere, so bear with me. In the mean time, keep up on Instagram– that app never gets s rest on my phone ;)


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Tee (sold out) - similar | Shirt (tied at waist) | Jeans | Shoes | Bag | Necklace (old) - similar | Bracelet - similar | Aviators

The other day Nike came over to chat game day fashion. Being super competitive by nature, it's easy to be an enthusiastic Chicago sports fan.

On game day (if I'm able), I love being on the home turf cheering our teams on in the heat of it. However, a lot of the time it's just catching the game from a bar with some friends. I'm more than ok with this option too.

For game day attire I always recommend having fun with whatever you wear. I know it sounds cheesy, but I mean it. Game days are a great opportunity to show a lot of personality and attitude with your look, so embrace it! One of my favorite things about Chicago is stepping into the city on game day & seeing how everyone styles their team clothing or colors in their own unique way!

Personally, I'll usually keep it simple with a tee and jeans... and there's usually a baseball cap included since I own at least one for each Chicago team. When shopping team gear, I opt for the more vintage/distressed look. Not a big fan of logos that look to perfectly printed.

Here in Chicago, I've had a lot of luck shopping sports gear at Nordstrom, & don't be afraid to shop in the Men's department– they usually have the best selections!

For accessories, I'd opt for a cross body bag (function) & muted jewelry. The main concept for game day attire: keep it simple, functional, & festive! ;)


Be. // Jeans & Tee


Jacket, c/o Ootra | Tee | Jeans | Shoes (old) - similar | Bag | Necklace | Bracelet - need This One

Today's post is one of my favorites simply because it so true to myself. Don't get me wrong, I'll take any chance I can get to dress up, but most days it's just jeans & a tee. Easy. Practical. Chic.

The pieces in this post are my go-to selections for a day of working from home and running errands, though I have to admit, I can't wait to trade these pants in for some denim shorts.

My favorite way to dress up a tee is with layers of dainty jewelery (gorjana-griffin is a great source for this).

This is the first suede jacket I've ever owned, and I have to say it's gaining a special place in my heart & at the front of my closet, particularly because it's so easy to throw over a tee or tank & will seemlessly transition me into next fall.

What's your go-to look for everyday life? Would love to hear from you...




Trench | Top (old ) - similar | Jeans | Heels | Bag | Bracelets

It's commical how out of place today's look is. With Chicago's recent forecast, it'll be a while until I wear this look again, but you're gonna want to shop this spring ready trench before it's gone!

These days I do a lot of my shopping online, as I tend to be on the hunt for rather specific pieces. That said, the other day a girlfriend and I hit Michigan Ave.

I came across this trench towrds the begining of our trip, and somehow managed to talk myself out of it. However, as we made our way down the Mag Mile, I was seeing similar coats interspersed and all at $75 to $100 over the cost of the one I'd originally considered. Needless to say, I went back, and  it may be the best $29 I've spent all month!...