7.26.2014

Get to Work

As a little girl, I remember the fond memories of visiting my grandparents (my Mother's parents) on their farm in Arkansas. A natural born city-girl by nature, I was still fascinated with the idea of growing ones own food in your own backyard. Each morning, the household would awaken by the sounds of roosters crowing. My grandparents would always rise with the animals. I remember vividly, peeking out the guest bedroom at my grandfather. He was dressed for work in his overalls and t-shirt. As time went on during our stay, I began to realize that when my granddad dressed himself in this manner, it was time for him to get to work. He would come into the house, after a long day, and sit with all his offspring, and enjoy a delicious home-grown meal made with love by my grandmother.

As I think back on those precious memories, I am reminded of the importance of a good days work. Unfortunately, lately, I have been so distracted with the unnecessary, that I have kept myself from pursuing a dream that I have carried with me for many, many years. One of my biggest distractions is the all-powerful, Facebook. So what did I do to release myself from its grip?...I deleted my account. I'm not going to lie, it was difficult. I had grown use to the mindless scrolling - day after day, hour after hour, minute after minute. I had noticed that by the end of the day, I had gotten absolutely nothing done. It was as if I used Facebook as a deterrent from keeping me from pushing forward toward my goals. A form of self-sabotage, I guess one could say. Nonetheless, because this behemoth of a goal is so very important to me, I have chosen to move forward, and do as my grandfather would do - I'm throwing on my overalls (different from the pair I wore HERE), a white t-shirt (though it is lace), and dusting the cobwebs off my brain so that I can get to work!

Today's Look - Vintage 90s Gap Overalls purchased from the Grove Vintage, Petite Paisley Lace top: Loft, Sandals by Limited Addition Nine West Vintage America Collection via eBay, Clutch by Juicy Couture via eBay, Polish: It's a Doozi Says Suzi by OPI, Aviators: Loft



(Click to Tweet) The key to giving overalls a more feminine look is simple - pair them with feminine details: Pretty tops & dainty jewelry adds softness.



(Click to Tweet) In order to go daring when wearing a sheer lace top, pair it with a flesh toned bra. It'll give you the coverage you need. By doing this, you won't compromise the look and flow of the top.



As time moves forward, I will share with you the goal that I am fervently going after. In the meantime, please, keep me in your thoughts and prayers. This is a big move and I'm very excited about it. If my post are less than frequent, please know it's not that I'm slacking on my blog, but that I have simply gotten back to work{wink}

Ps. If you haven't already read The Glitter Plan by the creators of Juicy Couture, please read the review HERE and then stop by Amazon to get your copy!
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60 comments:

  1. It's so nice to be so close to you and your life. I wish you all the best with your goal and will be waiting patiently for your posts.
    Overalls lok great on you, especially with this feminine touch you gave them. I like the look very much.
    Big hug.

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    1. Hi Mag, I enjoy sharing little life experiences and then weaving them into fashion and style. I'm glad you enjoy the blog. I enjoy yours too. I'll be sure to keep everyone posted as my goal progresses. :)

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  2. Glenda,
    Love this pairing! I adore overalls, still looking for a pair for myself, and the lace adds such a nice and unexpected touch. Love the sandals, too.
    Now get to work!
    XX, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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    1. Elle, you would look fantastic in overalls. If you Google 90s Gap overalls, you can find some available throughout in vintage stores.
      I'm getting to work :)

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  3. Glenda great look and good advice about adding a feminine touch. Go for your goal girl! And congrats about the FB_thingy. Well done girl!
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thank Lenya! Not only was in a time waster, but it was an energy zapper as well. I'm glad I did it. I'm glad you like this look!

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  4. I like how the white lace lightens up the outfit. Cute overalls!

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    1. Thank you! Something about the lace just takes the overalls to another level.

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  5. GOOD FOR YOU! For unplugging yourself from that time waster FB. That is exactly what I did 3 years ago and my life is so much better. I actually think I was one of those people who got depressed from it now and then.

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    1. It is depressing Joni. There were times when I would sign off from it and feel really down. I'm so glad I took the plunge!

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  6. You look so cute in those overalls and I love them with the lace top! I have pulled away from a social media site that sucked time, energy and good thoughts out of me and I spend very little time on Facebook though I do have an account. It's the only way or the best way to keep in touch with a few people but mostly I don't find anything interesting about it.

    I wish you all the best with your project! It's exciting to start a new project and I'm looking forward to when you are ready to share!
    xoxoxo

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    1. I am amazed how so many people have told me how FB has left them with depression, etc. It really is something to think about. I'm glad I got off. This morning I woke with a whole different attitude about living more mindfully. I'm determined to reach this goal and complete this project. Thank you so much for the well-wishes!

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  7. YOU are in my thoughts and prayers Glenda! Taking this first all em-powering step must feel sooooo great! I'm not on Facebook, but I'm telling ya, Pinterest has created a monster out of me. Does it feel like a time waster? Totally! Endless scrolling and pinning of cats (cute ones though), recipes (that I'll probably never make), and photos of my dream house are keeping me from actually doing anything on my DIY Pinterest board. Your post today has got me thinking that I might need to do something drastic, but I'm afraid to delete my Pinterest account. Sigh. Fortunately, I don't have a cell phone, or iPad. Basically, if I'm away from my wired to the wall computer, I'm offline, so that is one saving grace. Anyways...you GO GIRL! You're doing great things already, and I can't wait to read about your newest venture!!!

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    1. I'm just getting familiar with Pinterest. I noticed that since I began blogging, I have nailed myself to the computer and my phone. It's not healthy. I want to actually enjoy and experience life. One day in particular, our family went driving to the beach. It was a beautiful day...at least I think it was. Actually, myself and my sons were too busy with our heads glued to our cellphones to actually determine if the day was beautiful. I didn't like that feeling. Soon my family will travel to the Grand Canyon, I'm thankful that we won't have phone coverage during most of the desert trip. That way we can actually enjoy the Arizona landscape.

      I'll keep you posted on my progress!

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  8. I think we're all a little too hooked on social media for our own good. God knows I'd have a lot more time to spend on things that are actually important without social media... So kudos to you for deleting your facebook account! Hopefully now you'll be able to focus on your goals :-) Good luck, Glenda!

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    1. Thank you Melissa! I'm excited to see the final outcome of this :)

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  9. I respect you Glenda! It takes courage to make a change like deleting the account and moving forward. I am not active on ALL the social media as many bloggers are because of time factor...we have to set priorities and do what it best for us. I am so excited for you and your dream and can't wait to hear that you did it!! BTW, you made overalls look stylish...that it an accomplishment right there. I love that lace blouse underneath!

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    1. Thank you Pam for the support and the compliment. When I hit the FB deactivation button, at first I was scared. Now, two days later, I feel relieved. And you are so right about doing what works for us. Not all networks are useful.

      I'll keep you posted!

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  10. Bravo to you Glenda!! I've been wanting to rid myself of FB for a while now but haven't been able to take the plunge.

    I love the way you worked this combo!! The overalls look so classy with the lace top and sandals - beautiful!!

    I'll be sure to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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    1. Thank you Stephanae on the support and compliment. I couldn't dare wear overalls without giving them a feminine touch.
      Without being shackled to FB, I feel free to move forward :)

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  11. Love this visual tribute to your hard-working grandparents, Glenda! Good for you, getting rid of distractions so you can get to your own plans. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

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  12. I have a real weakness for overhauls. You have styled this pair wonderfully. The lace t-shirt and those shoes...sigh. I may have to go buy a new pair.

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  13. Love this look on you. You took a lot of blue denim and made it so dainty and girly. . .Kudos! Facebook, Pinterest and sometimes blogging can take up lots of time and endless hours, but you are doing what is right for you and I will be cheering you on from over her. . .

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    1. You are so right about the networking. One must use their time wisely.
      I'm glad you like this look.

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  14. I very much like your lace top, but I would not dare wearing it with only a bra underneath it, flesh coloured or otherwise. But I am 60 and the way you wear it with the overall covering it, it would not be a problem.
    Greetje

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    1. It is a daring move indeed. But sometimes I push the envelope.

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  15. really an amazing combo! Lace and denim are a perfect couple!

    Hippy At Heart

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    1. There is something so right about pairing things that are tomboy with the girly.

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  16. Awesome combination! My gandpaw used to wear overalls everyday except Sunday so this post brought back nice memories of him :) thanks for sharing + Blessings on your goal!

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    1. Thank you Cookie! I'm glad it served to bring back memories :)

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  17. I love how you've styled this overall Glenda. Awesome look. Good luck and best wishes with your new goal. xoxo

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  18. I totally know the feeling. The term "crackbook" is too funny but understandable. Sometimes you just have to step back and regroup. You look lovely as usual. Your lace top is super feminine and cute.

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    1. C rack book indeed, Natasha. I'm glad I did it. Now I'm FREE!

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  19. You look amazing! Go for your dreams girl, sometimes removing the distractions is just what it takes to get the focus exactly back to where it needs to be;)

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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    1. Thanks Cara, I really appreciate your kindness :)

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  20. Yes I agree I had to step away from Facebook took too much precious time from my hands. Love this whole look. Who does not love a oversized overall, very chic the way you have styled it <3 Glad to have discovered your blog today cannot wait to see more :)

    http://rubysapphirecloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. I have always liked overalls but I have never styled them as cute as you did here...very nice!! I am interested in hearing about your goal. Facebook can be a drain...good for you for doing what you needed to do to further your goals. I, too, have some goals I am trying to achieve and just today, I've been thinking about what I need to rid myself of so I'll have more time for what really matters. Your post was very timely for me! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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    1. Hi Debbie, I will share in the future. Right now I'm in the beginning stages, and hoping I didn't bite off more than I can chew. Removing myself from Facebook was crucial because I need to be focused and be able to go online without that distraction.
      I only like wearing overalls when worn with softer details. I'm glad you like it!

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  22. You're adorable in overalls! Best of luck on all your goals!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  23. What a cute story! Thank you SO much for sharing, I love all these strories out of real peoples life. I thought until now that I´m a freak! I deleted my facebook account long time ago because I spend to much time there doing nothing and scrolling up and down watching for hours stupid and boring comments. But there are a lot of things on so many blogs and sites in the web I can not be a part of it because you only can do it via Facebook. That´s not SO bad.. so I have time for all other beautiful things I can do... for example read your blog and leave a comment here :)
    You look amazing in your overall and the sweet lace top dear Glenda.

    have a wonderful week
    so nice to see that you are healthy again :)
    Dana
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

    (sorry for mistakes, I wrote this without the translator :)

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    1. I agree Dana, it was a complete waist of time and I'm rediscovering what life is all about. I too have met some incredible bloggers. Especially one named Dana Jo :)

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  24. Hi Glenda! So excited to hear that you're getting back to work on a project close to your heart. I very much relate to this post, not because I've been distracted by Facebook, but because I find myself so busy doing for others most days that the goals and dreams I've set for myself end up falling to the wayside. Your words have inspired me to keep forging ahead, so thank you!

    As for your look - who knew overalls could look so chic?! I lived in them in college, and while I thought about revisiting the look again, I decided against it - until I saw how great you look ;) Perhaps I will give this look another chance after all :)

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    1. Mary, with the right fit, you would look great in overalls. I can see you glamming them up with your incredible classic pieces.
      I'm glad this post inspired you. In this day and age, it is hard to stay focused. I'm discovering that I have to work really hard at it.

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  25. Ha! Sweet take on overalls with that snazzy lace blouse and girly shoes. No mistaking you for an Arkansas-farmerette in this iteration!
    Although we keep our FB to help promote the restaurant, I rarely even visit my page anymore. I applaud your discipline and focus!

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    1. Thank you Jan for saying I don't look like an Arkansas-farmerette :)

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  26. Love this look. Your take on this trend is perfect, and so lady like. The lace top is everything! Praying for you as you get back to work. Do your thing...XO!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thank you so very, very, very much, Whitney!

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  27. I love this lacy top - it is so beautiful, so feminine! (I too wear such things with nude bras.) These sandals are great, I remember seeing them on you before. I'd like to try on overalls some day. I don't think I've ever had them! You look charming and effortless in yours!

    I don't have FB account, but I do know what you mean, Glenda. Blogging can be as addictive, or anything really. I think when we don't feel powerful, or when feel indecisive, when we are not at our strongest point in our life, we subconsciously choose ways to be distracted. And a healthy doze of distraction is actually a good thing, it can help us in many ways - to relax, to switch our mind, to heal... But when it becomes depressing and we miss beautiful days or seeing our kids grow... well then yes, time to disconnect. It sounds like you did the right thing in the right time for you.

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    1. You hit the nail on the head by saying I felt like I was losing my power. For the first few days I felt withdrawals after deleting the account, but now I feel great and I don't miss it at all.

      Thank you so much Natalia. Whenever I wear the overalls, I have to add feminine details.

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  28. I can understand you, Glenda! And that's why I am not on Facebook, Pinterest and so on...in that case my day should have more than just 24 hours!! And don't worry... I will be here to follow you when you will decide to post!
    P.s.
    you are soooo cute wearing that overall!!

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  29. You go Glenda, you got this! Prayers spoken for you lady! The overalls look great! Will be watching for your dream to unfold!
    http://www.robincharmagne.com/blog

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  30. I so want a pair of overalls. I just need to find some that are in my priced range ($20 or less). What part of Arkansas were your grandparents from? My husband and I are both from Arkansas and we have family all over the state.

    Good for you for giving up Facebook!

    Sonya
    Saving Everyday with Sonya K

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    1. Sonya I paid $15 for mine at a vintage store. My parents are from Arkadelphia and Malvern.

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