2.16.2018

Fragrant Pages: Escape to a Sweetly Scented Place


Dearest Friends,

It seems like a day doesn't go by when we aren't hit with devastating news. Images and stories are splashed across our televisions, computers and devices on a seemingly ongoing basis. I don't know about you, but there are times when I long for a place to escape. 

You may not be aware, but at the beginning of 2018, along with telling you my theme word of the year - which is 🌻Blossom🌻 I also released a sister blog to So What to Twenty. While So What to Twenty is about STYLE, the other blog is about LIFE. That blog is called, Fragrant Pages. Fragrant Pages was created as a source of life inspiration. It is, in essence, a sweetly scented place where you can blossom into your personal best. If you've been thoroughly reading the weekly So What to Twenty posts, then you would have noticed the links to pop-over to read the entries at Fragrant Pages.

In case you are new to So What to Twenty, or you simply missed the past posts, here are the links to the Fragrant Pages entries. Simply click the links and it will take you directly to the entry. I'm sure you'll find them to be a pleasant escape from all that is occurring in this world. Enjoy!



No matter what life throws your way, always remember to...

Stay True,
Glenda

🌻Don't miss a single post - Subscribe to So What to Twenty!🌻
Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner

Be privy to information others won't have access too... 

Subscribe to the STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format

2.12.2018

Soft Surroundings Eases Into California

Relaxed, Laid-back, Chill, Sporty - these are just some of the words used to describe the style of dress associated with the behemoth of easy dressing - California. And like California, Soft Surroundings understands the necessity of feeling comfortable in your clothing. Slated to open several locations within the Golden State (including Rancho Cucamonga, Walnut Creek and Santa Rosa), I'm sure customers, who are in need of attire that's soft and leisurely, will find their entry as a welcomed source for closet (and home) inspiration.

For this week's style story, I'm outfitted in an ensemble that speaks of my great love for Southwestern influences, as well as my desire for feeling relaxed and pulled together in my attire. This is a reprise from a world of watched time and hectic schedules - Welcome to Soft Surroundings, where comfort is a far cry from careless. If this look resonates with you, below I've provided you with shopping links. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Soft Surroundings. I received compensation in exchange for sharing with my blog public. Although this post is a partnership, all opinions are my own.

Your Shopping Links:
(All pieces listed are courtesy of Soft Surroundings)
(I stand 5'1" and I'm wearing petite in pants)





 



 

Welcome to the neighborhood, Soft Surroundings, and thank you for appreciating the ease of the California lifestyle.

Before you go...
Speaking of ease and relaxing, pop over to my latest post at Fragrant Pages. I'm sharing the steps I take to set a positive mood for my day. Click 🌻A Relaxing Morning🌻
Stay True,
Glenda

🌻Don't miss a single post - Subscribe to So What to Twenty!🌻
Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner

Be privy to information others won't have access too... 

Subscribe to the STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format

Images are under the creative direction of FD Harrison.
Do Not reproduce without the confirmation from the creator of this blog.

2.07.2018

Sold Out!

Hi Friends!

Just a quick post today. I know you're expecting a style story, but I must admit, I didn't have time to put one together for this week. As you know, I've been sharing a lot of content about my first virtual workshop - The Big Secret Your Shopping Habits Reveal About You. I'm so excited because the workshop began today for those who subscribed to the 🌻STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison🌻 website.  

On top of all the excitement of putting the virtual workshop together, recently, I was invited to collaborate with a boutique called Sundappled. Here's the link if you missed the announcement in last week's style story 🌞Sundappled🌞 The owners of the boutique asked if I would bring my Big Secret workshop to their store on February 24th for a live presentation and soiree. 

Last Friday, I went to Sundappled to film a Shop Talk promotional video for the upcoming event. At the time of filming, we had 14 register for attendance. Since the release of the below video, it has since Sold Out! I look forward to seeing those of you who managed to snag a seat. 

So, as you can tell, my schedule has been pretty full. I promise, I'll have another style story for you next week. In the meantime, enjoy the Shop Talk video from Sundappled... 





Have a wonderful day, and I'll be back on schedule next week with another style story.

Stay True,
Glenda

🌻Don't miss a single post - Subscribe to So What to Twenty!🌻
Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner

Be privy to information others won't have access too... 

Subscribe to the STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format

2.01.2018

Sundappled

Light my path so I'll know which way to go.

The prayer I begin each day with. Though it may seem like a simple request, for someone like myself - a person carving her unique path, a light shown ahead is a welcomed resource. When my directional light shines, the path I'm directed to take can seem daunting, and yet, I take comfort in knowing my beacon always leads me into a place of tremendous growth and renewal. 

If you recall, for 2018, I have dubbed this as the year to 🌻Blossom🌻 and oh, how it has already begun to manifest. In order for a seed to blossom, it needs the sun, and a dose of courage. Through a mutual friend/connection, I was introduced to the owners of a local boutique called Sundappled - a place where good vibes flow, the work of local artisans is the merchandise, women are placed in the forefront, and community is the driving source of inspiration. I immediately felt welcomed in this space. I knew I was led somewhere special.

The positive vibes were felt mutually, so Sundappled invited me to to bring my latest workshop to their customers, and to partner with them on upcoming projects...
  1. A Saturday brunch on February 24th, where I'll bring my platform to their customers, for a two hour event. More on this as time draws near. 
  2. Second, today is the launch  the Sundappled e-commerce store! You don't have to live in the area to enjoy their unique collection of artisan merchandise. Check-out their new website and pick-up something special just for you.
To kick-off this occasion, today I'm wearing one of their unique, artisan tunic dresses. While we were meeting in the boutique, I was attracted to its vibrant pattern, that reminds me of the beautiful shapes and colors you see when you aim your old fashioned kaleidoscope towards the sun. Enjoy the images, and stay to the end. There's more!





 
 


I look forward to this relationship that's built around the spirit of creativity and female empowerment. It feels unbelievably right...authentic. I've always been an advocate for the arts, and of celebrating one's own uniqueness. This feels like home. After you watch the below video from Sundappled Boutique, you'll understand what I mean by good vibes. By the way, they mention yours truly at around 11:50ish.


Now, my friends, pop over to Fragrant Pages, at STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison, for your continued dose of life inspiration in a short post called...


Stay True,
Glenda

🌻Don't miss a single post - Subscribe to So What to Twenty!🌻

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner

Be privy to information others won't have access too... 

Subscribe to the STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format

Images are under the creative direction of FD Harrison.
Do Not reproduce without the confirmation from the creator of this blog.

1.28.2018

The Secret to STYLE

Hi Friends!

I'm beginning this week with a short post to keep you up-to-date on my current activities. First, let me ask you this - Is HAVING STYLE equivalent to BEING IN STYLE? If you agree, then what would be the cost for HAVING STYLE? I discuss this and more in my latest article, The Personification of STYLE, published on Thrive Global. It's a quick read that I believe you will enjoy...


Second, you may recognize the below flier. This is the announcement for my very first virtual workshop called, The Big Secret Your Shopping Habits Reveal About You. This FREE course will go live on February 7, 2018 and will remain live until March 7, 2018 on the STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison website. Therefore you'll have an entire month to take part in this information, at a time that's convenient for you. 

You'll leave this workshop with a better understanding of your relationship with clothing, and how your thoughts on getting dressed, mimic your views on style. This workshop was designed to kick-start your journey into finding your personal harmonious style (includes a FREE downloadable course workbook).

*IMPORTANT* 

This workshop is exclusively for the eyes of STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison website subscribers. Unfortunately, being a subscriber to So What to Twenty won't gain access into the workshop. Here's Why...
  • My subscription service doesn't take highly to spammers. Therefore, it is against their policy for me to add people to a subscription list without their permission. 
  • It is my intention to capture people who are very interested in their journey to unearthing their style. I don't want to assume that because you follow So What to Twenty, you are also interested in the information dispersed via STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison
If this workshop sounds interesting to you, and you would like to take the course, here is your link to sign-up...



Enjoy your week, and stay tuned for my next Style Story coming Thursday, February 1st!

Stay True,
Glenda

🌻Don't miss a single post - Subscribe to So What to Twenty!🌻

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner

Be privy to information others won't have access too... 

Subscribe to the STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format

1.21.2018

Getting Personal

Remember in the 70s television sitcom - LaVerne & Shirley, how the character, LaVerne, played by Penny Marshall, always had her trademark cursive "L" adhered to the left side of her clothing? This move was an attempt to assert identity into the character LaVerne, and by the end of the first episode, we were able to clearly remember which character was which.

Though the purpose of the "L" was for the viewers to be able to identify the two leading characters within the first episode, I do ask myself - How does the subject of personal style come into play? During the 1950s (the era in time in which this show fictitiously occurred), fashion was relegated into a very distinguishable semblance. There were small variations in clothing options, and fashion rules were practically engraved in stone. That isn't the case for this day in time.

With the smashing of fashion rules, an open commerce, and the spirit of independence, we now have guile to express ourselves via our visual appearance. But here's the key to being able to have said personal visual expression...


🌻You have to know yourself🌻
Ponder this - how is one able to curate a closet that's truly representative of them, if they don't have a clue to whom they are? I would guess it would be rather difficult. 
🌻Getting to know yourself requires Getting Personal🌻
In True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface, I write about the importance of knowing yourself quite extensively, and, if you subscribed to my website, STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison, you would have received my Ten Step Guide to Mastering Your Personal Style. Can you guess what step is number one? Though self-expression doesn't have to be as blatant as LaVerne, when you know who you are, a magical thing begins to occur. That magical occurrence is called...
🌻Style🌻
Style is what occurs when you get personal with yourself and your wardrobe. No longer will you be subjected to the passing fancy of trends; nor will you succumb to Fashion Robotism - a word I coined to mean dressing in a way that's dictated by others (more on Fashion Robotism in Rule Breaker), rather, you, your lifestyle, what you love, and what truly is an expression of you will blossom into existence.



 

Shopping Links:
The beauty of shopping for what you love verses keeping up with trends, you'll develop a well curated wardrobe made up of pieces that come together to form a closet that expresses YOU. Many of the items I'm wearing have been favorites for quite some time. What is new are the following:



 

I hope you enjoyed this week's style story. I'm getting even more personal in a post called 🌻The Fence🌻 in Fragrant Pages at STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison. I'll meet you there!

 
Stay True,
Glenda

🌻Don't miss a single post - Subscribe to So What to Twenty!🌻

Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner

Be privy to information others won't have access too... 

Subscribe to the STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format

1.15.2018

Surprises

A fedora perched higher upon the head; the sleeves on a layered sweater rolled above the elbow; fishnet hose with platform sandals; and not your typical belt... 


I woke with the urge to be a tad bit adventurous with my outfit. On occasion, I enjoy taking a trip down Adventure Lane. On this day, an outfit peppered with a few surprises - there are no competing factors, just a mix of playful, unexpected pieces that add personality to an otherwise basic ensemble, which began as white top with black skirt.

When the look finally came together, I was reminded of an androgynous Cuba during the 1950s - marked by the swagger of a fedora wearing male, the sultriness of the female, bold colors, a mixture of Afro-Latin culture, and an individuality that made their outfits come alive.


Here are the secrets to successfully adding surprises to your outfit...
🌻First: There must be cohesion without distraction. Like I stated above - an outfit peppered with a few surprises - there are no competing factors, just a mix of playful, unexpected pieces that add personality to an otherwise basic ensemble. In other words, all the pieces play nice together, and not one is trying to steal the spotlight. 

🌻Second: The surprise must make sense. They have to make sense to the overall big picture of the outfit, otherwise, the surprise will look like an awkward attempt at trying to be clever, or just completely wrong.
If you want to have an outfit where there are many competing factors, I advise you to proceed with caution...

There are some individuals, like Iris Apfel, who are able to pull this off without a hitch. But let me reiterate, Iris has mastered this type of dress, and it has become her signature style. She is a woman who had a prosperous career in design and textiles, and knows how to translate multiple factors into one amazing look.

 I'm sharing more style secrets in my upcoming virtual workshop...


In order to take part in the virtual workshop, you must be a subscriber of STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison. Here's the link to become a subscriber and to receive your Ten Step Guide to Mastering Personal Style 🌻Subscribe Here🌻



Outfit Details: 
This ensemble is a mixture of old and new, but mostly old. 
The newer items are as follows:
The yellow sweater was caught on clearance at Loft and is no longer available. 
Here is another Loft sweater option: Shirttail Sweater
Courtesy of Chico's - Metallic Gold-tone Pouch: with stick-on initial "G"







Here's another surprise...

If you missed the news, I now have a second blog on my STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison website called Fragrant Pages - A sweetly scented place to Blossom into your personal best. Part of my passion is to inspire people through my writings. That is why I have two blogs - So What to Twenty  and Fragrant Pages. When you make the two blogs a part of your weekly reading schedule, you'll discover they mirror one another. So What to Twenty is more focused on style stories, while Fragrant Pages delves even deeper into that conversation. Both spots are created to encourage you on your journey, and it is my hope that you'll walk away from them feeling uplifted. 

You can easily access Fragrant Pages via the connected page above. Simply click the Fragrant Pages tab and it'll take you directly there. In today's post at Fragrant Pages, I'm sharing my thoughts on the best way to respond when someone is sharing a happy surprise in their life, in Put Your Pin Away.


Stay True,
Glenda

🌻Don't miss a single post - Subscribe to So What to Twenty!🌻
Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner
Be privy to information others won't have access too... 

Subscribe to the STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format


Photography is under the creative direction of FD Harrison and is the property of