9.01.2018

Hello - Goodbye (Big Announcement)


Hello Friends

As I sit at my desk to compose this post, I'm reminded of the conclusion in my book, A Place Called Peace, where I share these words:
I sat down at my computer, and with a clear mind, I plugged away at the final chapters of my book. The second guessing was gone. My place of peace wasn't only in discovering who I am, but also in knowing what I was designed to do. During this journey of self-discovery, I learned true transformation comes when you accept the past, embrace the present, and move forward in your authentic future.
My own words resonate deeply with this current chapter of my life. In the summer of 2013, I was dealing with a medical issue, and found myself deeply unsatisfied with certain aspects of my life. However, one major part of myself still rang true - my desire to re-enter the fashion industry (I had been on a hiatus from the industry for many years). One morning, while my husband got dressed for work, I sat-up in bed, and with an excitement in my voice, I stated, 
"I'm going to start writing about fashion again, but through a blog." 
His curiosity was peaked. He looked at me and said, "Tell me more."
"I'm going to start a blog called, So What to Twenty. It's going to be my way of showing the fashion industry that women over the age of 20 are still viable and sexy."
And just like that, as my husband left for work, I took the steps to begin this blog. Initially, like many new bloggers, it took awhile before I developed a following of people. With the support of a very kind blogger named Elle of The Elle Diaries, she helped me navigate through the difficult terrain of cyber-world. I'll always be thankful to Elle. As my community grew, many of you found yourself taking a self-discovery journey with me; which ultimately led to my first book (mentioned above), A Place Called Peace. 

With A Place Called Peace came several opportunities to speak at a variety of events and conferences. One in particular, BAM (Bloggers at Midlife), was the gateway to a bevy of amazing unforeseen occasions in my journey:
  • Appearing on the Chico's website (twice), and having a year-long collaboration with the retail giant;
  • Writing for several publications as the style expert, including the behemoth - Thrive Global;
  • Collaborations with other retailers and labels;
  • Invited to several fashion shows, openings, and events;
  • Writing my second book, TRUE STYLE: A Look Beyond the Surface
  • The launch of my website STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison

Which brings me to my present day. Like I mentioned in the above excerpt from A Place Called Peace - During this journey of self-discovery, I learned true transformation comes when you accept the past, embrace the present, and move forward in your authentic future. It is time for me to move forward in my authentic future. Though So What to Twenty was a part of my past and present, I'm announcing today, that she will not be a part of my future. Though I say Hello to you (after returning from my summer holiday), So What to Twenty is also saying Goodbye.

Yes, I'm bidding a farewell to my friend of over 5 years. Though I care for her deeply, recently, I have begun to feel like I'm using our relationship as a crutch. I feel like I've been hobbling along - too afraid to place my entire weight and strength into my wants and dreams. A crutch, though it may be able to assist to a certain degree, in order for me to reach my true north, I can no longer rely on it to get me where I'm going. I must release it and journey further using my full capabilities.

In the summer of 2017, if you recall, I took a creative sabbatical. When I returned, I announced the launch of the STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison website. With the launch came new opportunities which are even more aligned with my directional compass - to reach, teach, and inspire women on their journey to discovering their true STYLE. The website is a part of my motivation to educate on the true understanding of STYLE - Because there's more to STYLE than just getting dressed.

The website is bright, peppy, and alive.  When you log on, you're greeted with uplifting music and the now famous "Glenda" poised at her desk...laptop open, and clothing rack in the foreground. Because Glenda is multi-faceted. She is both a stylist and a writer. So as I move forward in my authentic future, I want you, my dear friends, to take this journey with me. While we say Goodbye to So What to Twenty, we can now truly embrace, and say Hello to Fragrant Pages.


Fragrant Pages launched quietly with the STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison website (thank you to all the people who already subscribed), and is a lifestyle blog designed specifically for women who seek a deeper understanding of STYLE. The tag line states, "A sweetly scented place to blossom into your personal best."  

Here are the important Questions - Answered
  1. Will there be fashion at Fragrant Pages? Yes, there will be fashion posts, along with a variety of other lifestyle posts which are curated for a woman who seeks to have a life lived in full bloom. 
  2. Why not simply change the So What to Twenty name to Fragrant Pages? Because Fragrant Pages is an entirely separate entity, and has her own unique personality. Also, Fragrant Pages belongs to my domain and isn't a part of blogspot. 
  3. Will I be able to subscribe to Fragrant Pages via Bloglovin? No, I have chosen to remove my Bloglovin account. I prefer to keep the Fragrant Pages subscription service through Feedburner and not an outside entity.
  4. What will happen to the So What to Twenty Facebook Group? It will also say Goodbye😒
  5. Will there be a Fragrant Pages Facebook Group? No, I will not have a stand alone page for Fragrant Pages. However, there is an active Facebook page for STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison ⇠ to join the page.
  6. Will So What to Twenty disappear immediately? No, I will leave it up for a few months before removing it permanently.
  7. Will the Fragrant Pages fashion posts still have clickable links to shop? On occasion there will be clickable shopping links. 
  8. How do I subscribe to Fragrant Pages? When you head over to the blog, you'll see the Feedburner box where you'll be able to enter your email address to subscribe.
  9. Is there an email list for STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison? Yes, you can subscribe to the email list and receive occasional information by clicking here ⇢ STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison.

I know some of you may feel sad by this change, and may select to not continue on with me. I completely understand, change isn't always easy, and a part of me is also a little sad. However, I'm also very excited about this new road that points to my true north. If you elect to end the journey here and not join me at Fragrant Pages, I want to say thank you so much for putting So What to Twenty on your weekly reading agenda. Your support and kindness will always be remembered.

HEAD ON OVER TO FRAGRANT PAGES AND ENJOY 
NEW ATTITUDE

As I always concluded my posts...

Stay True,
GlendaπŸ’›

 

7.08.2018

Vacay Time!

I can always tell when vacay time draws near. For one, my 'full steam ahead' mentality seems to come to an abrupt halt. Second, I can't think of anything other than closing shop. That's exactly where my mind and soul currently rest. If you follow me on Instagram (@glendakharrison) then you know my husband and I celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary at Disney's California Adventure...minus our sons (you can see a picture of us over at Fragrant Pages). I must admit, at first it felt strange going to an amusement park without them, but once we arrived, we felt like our 20-something year old selves (the age we first met). The day was the perfect reminder of the importance of maintaining our spirit of fun and childlike wonder. In other words, life isn't always about the hustle.

For today, I'm wearing an ensemble that represents the gentile and relaxed side of Glenda. A soft knit top paired with a fun pair of summer white pants, and of course, accessories to complement my attire. Welcome to the world of days without watches, emptied calendars, and clothing that's been time-stamped with Vacay Time!


For more information on my sponsored post, please visit my Resource Page. Thank you.

Shopping List
Aragon Tank: Courtesy of Soft Surroundings
Terrace Pants: Courtesy of Soft Surroundings
Rancher Hat from last summer: J.Crew Factory



 

 

 


This is my final So What to Twenty and Fragrant Pages blog posts until September 4th. I'm off to enjoy my summer, and I hope you do as well.

Before you go...

These videos were created with the new IGTV (Instagram Television) app. Tips #1 and #2 can be found in my Instagram Feed @glendakharrison




Stay True,
Glenda XoX
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6.28.2018

Summer White


Wearing white, especially in the summer, keeps me refreshed in spite of the heat.

My friends, this style story greets you with some much needed white space. There aren't many words, just images. However, you'll find inspiration over at 🌻STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison's Fragrant Pages in a post called White Space🌻 Simply click the link and enjoy!


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...And before you go...

The Summer Style Soiree is the collaboration effort between Dolce Blossom Boutique, myself Stylist-Glenda K. Harrison, and Makeup Expert - Gina R. Farrar. Sip, Shop, and receive Style tips while enjoying the soothing jazz sounds from the Sean Harrison Trio (my sonπŸ˜ƒ). A portion of all ticket sells will help support the efforts of Dress for Success Riverside.

Nestled in the beautiful city of Claremont at 216 West Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA. For more information (909)680-7820. Event takes place from 6pm - 9pm on July 14, 2018. Pre-ticket sells = $20 and qualifies you entrance into the giveaway valued at $60. I would love to meet you in person!


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Glenda XoX
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6.25.2018

Summer Style

"Summer is the time to drive down the highway with your music blasting and the sunroof open."

😎😎😎😎

As I glance through my calendar for the coming months, my weeks are chock-full of a variety of activities; everything from the upcoming Summer Style Soiree, multiple concerts, summer Track & Field, openings of art exhibits and art walks, beach outings; and this is just the beginning. 

For times like this, the idea of wearing a plain and simple outfit does absolutely nothing for my style libido. I need to satisfy my appetite for something spectacular. I may wear a white t-shirt and denim cut-offs, but you better believe I'll throw in an added touch of pizazz. I mean really, summer is the time to drive down the highway with your music blasting and the sunroof open. Don't you want your summer style to fit the mood? 

For today's style story, I decided to up the ante on a simple white tank and denim cut-off shorts by adding an unexpected item into the mix; including a combination of gold and silver toned jewelry. What's the unexpected item? A maxi swimsuit cover-up! That's right, for today's look, the cover-up doubles as a lightweight duster. 


This cover-up is so fun, it would be a shame to reserve it for only laying around the pool. This beauty deserves to be the main player in your style story. While you're out shopping for pieces to add to your summer wardrobe, think about the events you're planning on attending. I would guess that many of them are casual or relaxed. Remember, casual shouldn't equate to careless. While today's look is casual and relaxed, it's also clever and has flair.

Clickable Shopping Links:
LOFT Beach Shimmer Stripe Maxi Cover-up
LOFT Essential Square Neck Tank
LOFT Curvy Denim Bermuda Shorts in Rich Dark Indigo Wash
Jasper Slides (silver): Courtesy of Soft Surroundings
 Necklace from Dolce Blossom Boutique
LOFT Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses
 Lip color: The Lip Bar Liquid Matte in Bawse Lady






 





Like I mentioned above, my summer schedule is full, and because I have multiple activities to attend, I plan on posting one more style story before I take the remainder of the summer off. Though I'll be on break from the blog, you can still catch me on Instagram. Join me on Instagram at @glendakharrison

...And before you go...

The Summer Style Soiree is the collaboration effort between Dolce Blossom Boutique, myself Stylist-Glenda K. Harrison, and Makeup Expert - Gina R. Farrar. Sip, Shop, and receive Style tips while enjoying the soothing jazz sounds from the Sean Harrison Trio (my sonπŸ˜ƒ). A portion of all ticket sells will help support the efforts of Dress for Success Riverside.

Nestled in the beautiful city of Claremont at 216 West Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA. For more information (909)680-7820. Event takes place from 6pm - 9pm on July 14, 2018. Pre-ticket sells = $20 and qualifies you entrance into the giveaway valued at $60. I would love to meet you in person!


Stay True,
Glenda XoX
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6.20.2018

Flower Child

If you're in the mood to frolic with the flowers, then you're going to dig this style story! 


Do you know what makes my summer spirit sore? It's finding the perfect summer frock. You know, that easy little number you can slide into without giving it a second thought. I discovered my perfect hot weather dress while doing a bit of window shopping, this past weekend, in Old Town Pasadena.

The frock that caught my attention is quintessentially Glenda - relaxed, uncomplicated, quirky, and downright fun! On top of all that, it puts me in touch with my inner hippie with its simple shift silhouette and splashes of three-dimensional daisies. More than a nod to the 60s. It screams Flower Child!

Shot on location near the Claremont Colleges, the scenery is a perfect complement to my colorful dress - tons of greenery, flowers galore, park benches, and a Redwood tree. To give my style story a little extra added bonus, I used the frock's self-belt as a head band. Enjoy the pictures and I'll meet you below in the comment section.


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Outfit Details:
Also available in a top - Lou & Grey Wildflower Poplin Top 
 Sneakers by Tretorn. Option - Lou & Grey Veja Esplar Leather Extra White Pierre Natural Puxador




 







Before you go...

The Summer Style Soiree is the collaboration effort between Dolce Blossom Boutique, myself Stylist-Glenda K. Harrison, and Makeup Expert - Gina R. Farrar. Sip, Shop, and receive Style tips while enjoying the soothing jazz sounds from the Sean Harrison Trio (my sonπŸ˜ƒ). A portion of all ticket sells will help support the efforts of Dress for Success Riverside.

Nestled in the beautiful city of Claremont at 216 West Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA. For more information (909)680-7820. Event takes place from 6pm - 9pm on July 14, 2018. Pre-ticket sells = $20 and qualifies you entrance into the giveaway valued at $60. I would love to meet you in person!


Stay True,
Glenda XoX
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