12.01.2017

Holiday Blog Break

Hello Friends!

No, I'm not AWOL. If you missed the announcement...(turn your volume on and be sure to click the volume button on the video).


Self-care is vital for my life in every way. It is during this time I'm able to spend time bathing in my faith, and taking good care of myself. It is also when I'm able to disconnect so that I can reconnect with my direction for the coming year. Do I have any major plans? I have committed to begin each day with a daily devotion, followed by journaling my thoughts and prayers; to continue with my exercise schedule; and to quietly listen and observe. By the way, this morning, while sitting on the front steps to my home, a Monarch butterfly fluttered right up to me. I was reminded of the poem by Nathaniel Hawthorne:
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
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"Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
Being an entrepreneur is no easy task. However, being an introverted entrepreneur is an even more daunting task. It often requires 110% of my energy. This annual time away from my blog is my time to shut down so that I can have maintenance and refuel😀 Honestly, I don't know how I could function without this time. 

I will return on January 1, 2018 with a new post to kick-off the new year. In the meantime, dear friends, please take the time to learn more about this woman you subscribe to 🌻About Glenda🌻


As always, I may post from time to time in my Instagram and Facebook communities, and if I don't have the opportunity to wish you Happy Holiday, I'll do so now... 

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

Stay True,
Glenda
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11.23.2017

All I Want for Christmas Is...

It's that time of the year again! It's time for my annual break for the holidays. As always, during this time of year, I take this time to freely enjoy my family, friends, and to take care of myself.

If you have recently joined the STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison (Because there's more to STYLE than just getting dressed) community, then allow me to stress just how vital self-care is to my life. With the life that I lead, it is crucial for me to stay grounded spiritually, mentally, and physically. Though each day I set aside time to take care of myself, it is within these designated breaks I am able to really get grounded.

For my last post of the year 2017, I thought it would be nice to create a gift giving list that's dedicated to YOU.  I hope you enjoy the picks, which have been selected because they'll nurture your spirit, mind, body, and your wardrobe. Simply click the image, or the image title, and it will take you directly to the item. Happy Shopping!


This blog contains some affiliate links for your convenience. If you purchase a product through my link, I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. I appreciate every click-through and purchase! Every little bit helps to keep So What to Twenty up and running.


Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable


David Benoit - Remembering Christmas


Wild & Ridley's Game Room 90s Pop Music - Lou & Grey


Conair Neck & Back Massage


Thrive by Arianna Huffington


True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface


The Sleepy Cottage Vintage Glam Sleep Mask - Lou & Grey


Plant Apothecary Bar - Calm Down - Lou & Grey


Champagne Candle - Lou & Grey


Floral Stripe Pajama Set


Ombre Fringe Scarf - Loft


Lou & Grey Squiggle Sweatshirt


Isabella Earrings - Soft Surroundings

Happy Holidays and always remember to Stay True,
Glenda
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11.19.2017

Poetic


My high school boyfriend was a wide receiver for our varsity football team; seemed pretty mellow (so I thought); got into fights on occasion; often had the smell of liquor on his breath; but carried a blue notebook where he would thoughtfully write poetry dedicated to me. Strange combination, I know, but like most high school girls, I was attracted to the athletic, brooding bad-boy.

I broke-up with him the night of our senior prom. I spent the entire night pissed-off when I promptly got a whiff of booze on his breath. I couldn't wait for the night to end. When the limo driver pulled up in front of my home, I angrily gathered up all the layers of my big lavender and white prom dress, jumped out of the car, and yelled, "Never call me again!" I flounced up to my front door, and never looked back. I guess he was sober enough to remember our tragic night. Two days later, he called to apologize, and said he wrote me a poem. A side of me wanted to hear him grovel, but I chose to hang up on him. After graduation, I never saw him again. 

In spite of all the drama from my football playing, fight instigating, often mellow, liquor drinking, poet of a boyfriend, he did manage to influence my love for poetry. Of course he wasn't a Langston Hughes or a Robert Frost, but beneath his brooding character, there was a beauty in the way he formed his words, and for this, I am thankful for our time spent together.

To continue with the poetic theme, for this style story I'm dressed in a whimsical, pink, Lou & Grey Poet Shirt.
I'm reading the book a loved poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. 
Stay to the end where Jackie's influence comes into another story. 
I hope you enjoy the images, and I'll meet you below in the comment section📓

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Outfit Shopping Links:
Pants are Essential Skinny Ankle Pants in Julie fit (sold out). Similar style is the LOFT Skinny Bi-Stretch Ankle Pants in Julie Fit Color is Coastal Gray (also comes in petite and tall)
LOFT Pearlized Stackable Ring Set
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Amazon)


 


Sartorial Savvy
  • Lately I've been daring with my choice of sleeves. Typically I shy away from cuff details which could equate to a disaster waiting to happen. However, with this Poet Shirt, the ties can be easy tucked away for visits to the ladies room, or for dining.
  • This is the pinkest top I've ever owned. What convinced me to make the plunge? It's the prettiest shade of pink EVER, and could easy work with other shades in the rainbow, and neutral tones.
  • With such a voluminous top, it's good sartorial practice to pair them with a slim cut bottom.
  • This top is rather whimsical and romantic. A definite mood-booster.

 

 

On Friday afternoon I recorded a live broadcast for the So What to Twenty group on Facebook. This short, What's on the Rack, video shows the different types of statement sleeves currently on the market. Enjoy!



Please enjoy my story, beautifully written by my friend, Mithra Ballesteros of Finder Not Keeper and the Bubble Joy - 
This is the story that Glenda told me. It was a long ago day and Glenda sat cross-legged on the floor of a library in southern California, flipping through a magazine and dreaming girlish dreams. A photo of Jackie Kennedy flashed past and caught Glenda's eye. Jackie was sitting astride a horse, back straight as an arrow and ankles properly flexed, wearing a chic black riding habit that made her look athletic, patrician, and beautiful all at once. (Click HERE to continue the story).
Stay True
Glenda
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11.12.2017

Flouncing Around


By definition, the word Flounce means to move in a lively or bouncy manner, or to move with exaggerated or affected motions. However, when in terms of fashion, a flounce is simply a strip of decorative, usually gathered or pleated material attached by one edge, as on a garment.

So how does one tie the two definitions together to create an cohesive and inspiring style story?  

Here is where my story began. One day, while passing idle time, I resorted to an activity that many of us engage in - I decided to window shop by way of my laptop. As I scrolled through the various images, a particular garment, and the young model wearing it, grabbed my attention. There she was, a younger version of myself, poised in a dress that looked fun to wear. After a few moments to mull things over, I made the decision to add the Button Neck Flounce Dress to my wardrobe. After all, who doesn't want to look like they're having fun when they're wearing clothes? I surely do!

A few days later the dress arrived to my doorstep. Whippee! I ripped the package open and slipped the dress on. I stood in front of my mirror and smiled with gleeful delight. I rocked and swayed back and forth. Swoosh!! The dress flounced around my body. Within those moments, I knew I had made the right decision. Like in the definition, my new flounce dress gave me the feeling of wanting to move in a lively or bouncy manner. I understood how the young model must have felt when posing in the dress - I felt like flouncing around!

Enjoy the rest of the story and images and I'll meet you below in the comment section.


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Shopping List Links:
Lou & Grey Ponte Leggings
LOFT Square Sunglasses
Damask Card Case via Amazon
Fist full of silver and gold toned bangles were picked up at Charming Charlies. Great option of interlocking bangles at Target in gold and silver




 



Sartorial Savvy:
  • There is such an ease and sophistication when wearing an entirely black ensemble. Often what comes to mind is the word - Chic. Chic is an over-used term that many have equated to meaning well-dressed. When I think of chic, I think of clean lines; or an edge. An uncomplicated silhouette that still captures our attention.
  • A careful use of accessories brings an added element of interest to this already playful look. I wanted to create a mood of artful whimsy, without complicating the mood of the dress. I selected to wear, on one arm, a fist full of silver and gold toned bangles. See the video below on my thoughts on accessories.
  • Dress over pants is very popular. Pairing a dress with leggings gives the dress a more relaxed feel - which is exactly what I was striving for in this style story. However, with the removal of the leggings, and wearing a sleek heel, the dress instantly transforms to serious. 
  • I'm not really a handbag kind of woman. In the many instances I choose to forgo the bag, I like to carry my identification, etc, in a sleek card holder.



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Did you catch 💗Making a Statement? This was one of my most favorite photo shoots. I must say, my husband did an excellent job with scouting a spot. The location, outfit, mood, and story are perfectly in sync. Here's a glimpse:


Many of you have asked about the music on my 🌼Portraits of Harmony page at the STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison website. It's my oldest son and his group called Kairos. My son wrote the song, and is playing the alto sax lead. The song is called Ndugu. I shared a Day in the Life video about a month ago where I took you along with me and my family to hear Kairos play at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). If you missed the video you'll find it on my 🎬YouTube Channel.  

If you haven't heard my Thoughts On...Accessories, here is the YouTube video. Enjoy!


Thank you for making So What to Twenty and STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison a part of your busy schedule. I hope my content brings inspiration into your life and your wardrobe. Enjoy your week, and as always...
Stay True
Glenda
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