4.17.2016

A Marigold Time

Today I'm coming down from the hills of a very exciting weekend at the Bloggers at Midlife (B@M) Conference in Las Vegas. Not only did I face my fear of public speaking, I also walked away with a wealth of information, made strong connections with other bloggers and brands, and managed to squeeze in a bit of shopping (but of course).

My experience at B@M touched my heart in such a powerful way, I decided to coin a new term called A Marigold Time. Why? you ask. Well, since the jovial color Marigold is a perfect combination of Orange (creativity, confidence, intuition, friendliness and the entrepreneurial spirit), and Yellow (enthusiasm, cheerfulness, sense of humor, fun, optimism and intellect), I had to align their meanings with my divine experience in Las Vegas. B@M was indeed a perfect mix of yellow and orange.

To celebrate the joyous time spent at B@M, today I wear a dress which is bound to bring good cheer - It is the perfect dress to set the tone for this style story...optimistic and fun. I hope you enjoy the pictures, and I'll meet you below in the comment section. 


Outfit Details: Dress by Tulle via ThredUp; Sandals by Nina via ThredUp (many great silver wedge sandals at Nordstrom); Denim Jacket: Ann Taylor Loft (a few seasons back. Loft's new Denim Jacket in Mid Vintage Wash); Scarf purchased from a vintage flea market: Medium Basic Sunglasses: Ann Taylor Loft


Marigold's lined the walkway which led to the B@M Conference

My name tag for the conference. Courage represented how I felt.

I took this photo just before I was introduced. See my microphone?

Incredible sponsors listed on the step & repeat

A view at the lovely grounds of the JW Marriott Resort from my room




 




It was refreshing to spend time in the company of others who are driven, ambitious, whom do not let age stop them from pursuing their dreams, and who have the desire to touch others through their stories; be it blogs or books. I left the event feeling overwhelmed with the amount of enthusiasm and support that was shared. Even in the midst of getting down to business, there were many moments of laughter...and of course, heartfelt stories. It was truly A Marigold Time.
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38 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun and rewarding event, Glenda, and you look fabulous as always, Yellow and silver are like a super-power together! Thanks for sharing, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. It truly was a fun and rewarding event. I'm so glad I was a part.

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  2. I'm glad it was such a great experience for you Glenda! I was thinking as I was reading about this on various sites that it could so easily be a competitive time, with the different blog sites and even fashion, but it sounds like everyone was very supportive of each other and that's an encouraging thing! It sounds like there was time for fun too, and like you, I'd have had to carve in some time for shopping! Your dress is GREAT!! Love the style and the color. We are FINALLY having nice warm weather and I'm thinking of slowing bringing my spring and summer clothes into the rotation. Transition times can be tough! Your dress inspires me to pick up a few sundresses for the coming summer!

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    1. You're right Karen. You would think there would have been a competitive edge in the environment, but there truly wasn't. The spirit was positive and very encouraging. I can't go to Vegas without shopping. There are so many different places. Of course, many I can't afford. But it seems Vegas receives the best merchandise than the typical shopping mall. I'm glad it's warming up for you. 95 degrees in So Cal today.

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  3. I was so glad to finally meet you in person and get a chance to corner you for lots of conversation ��

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    1. Carla, I'm so glad you sat down next to me during lunch. You are such a lovely lady.

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  4. I am sorry I missed the conference. I love your look in this dress, Very Marigold!

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    1. Thank you Haralee! Next time you'll have to make it. It won't disappoint.

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  5. Excited for you that you got to speak to that wonderful group of women! As always, you looked great.

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie. It took courage, but I felt so empowered!

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  6. The conference was an amazing experience! I am so glad I got to meet you. You are such an inspiration. Hope to talk again soon!
    Kery B.

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    1. Kery, yet it was!! It ended too soon though. Such a wonderful sisterhood of bloggers. I loved it. Yes, we will have to meet for lunch like we discussed.

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  7. Oh, I wish it wasn't so far away, I would have LOVED to attend this! Your description of marigold is really apt; I like that. I also love your dress; you always manage to infuse every outfit with happiness and confidence. You are a walking marigold! xx

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    1. Oh wow, this really touches me. Thank you so much. The conference is an annual event. Perhaps 2017 you can join us.

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  8. I will never forget your words "I buried my mother in my heart". I am holding on to them and hoping that I will one day be able to say the same thing about my daughter, Clara. xo

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    1. That day will come Tamara. You can't rush through the grieving process. Let it happen naturally. I had no idea forming an organization was my route to healing.

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  9. The marigold is a bright as your presence in the room. Not only was your presentation heartfelt and inspiring but your questions gave us something more to consider. So delighted to have met you at BAM, Glenda.

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    1. Dina, thank you so much for your lovely words. The warmth and love in the room was contagious. It was such a joy meeting everyone.

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  10. It was great seeing you up on stage. Your words were heartwarming. You could tell your kids are proud

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! My sons make a great security blanket.

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  11. I saw some of yours and other bloggers photos on social media from this event and it looked like a lot of fun. You look great in this dress, marigold is a perfect color on you, and the denim jacket is the perfect piece to finish off the look. I love yellow and orange especially for spring and summer.
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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    1. Nora, this would have been an EXCELLENT opportunity for you to promote your incredible brand. Thank you, I love this little dress. It makes me feel happy.

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  12. Hurray for you... public speaking, that is another challenge you brought to a good ending. I know blogger events are always so nice, so I can feel the joy. Your yellow/white dress looks fantastic on you. I like the addition of the jeans jacket. And I am swooning over those silver sandals.
    Greetje

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    1. Yes Greetje, I conquered the beast of public speaking. The anticipation was the worst part. Once I got on stage, the scary feeling started to disappear. I'm so glad I took that courageous step.

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  13. Glenda,
    Yes i saw your mike! So proud of you and all that you have accomplished! This event was like it was great for you and lots of fun. I adore that dress! It is my favorite color for this season, and I love how you styled it!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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    1. Elle, thank you so much. I felt so courageous. Funny thing, once I got in front of everyone, I began to feel the nervousness fade away. Yes, this dress is so fun, and it makes me feel jovial.

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  14. First I must compliment your choice of dress. Not only does it look fab on you, but your flirtatious pics captures the beauty even more. Your style, grace and charisma are attributes that makes you the lovely lady you are. The women in the audience really got a treat having you speak to them. I would have loved to experience that. I'm the meantime, I'll continue to enjoy our cyber connection

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    1. Jamala, you are so sweet. Thank you. It was quite an event. In my opinion, it wasn't long enough. There was a wealth of information to be had. And the comradery was outstanding. So much support. Thank you regarding the dress. It made me feel very coquettish. Meow :)

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  15. Thank you for introducing me to Marigold time. Sounds like you have a very enriching experience. How wonderful!
    I love the maxi dress and can see you love it too.
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Anna, the experience was splendid! Thank you regarding the dress. It has become one of my favorites.

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  16. You are rocking that dress Glenda! I LOVE the yellow on you. And, also loving your silver wedges. Congratulations on your speaking event, that is quite an accomplishment.

    Cherie
    STYLE NUDGE
    http://www.stylenudge.com

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    1. Thank you Cherie! I LOVE yellow. It is my favorite color. It's so happy and optimistic. You are quite the lover of shoes! I don't blame you...so am I.

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  17. Glenda, you look resplendent. I'm sorry that I couldn't attend BAM to meet you IRL. You are a style inspiration.

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    1. Anne-Marie, that would have been wonderful. Perhaps we'll meet at the next one, and thank you.

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  18. What a knockout dress! My childhood bedroom was this shade of yellow. Such a mood brightener!

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    1. Oh wow, your bedroom must have been incredible. Such a bright bold hue for paint.

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  19. You did an amazing job speaking, Glenda. We were all so thrilled with you. What a true pleasure to meet you!

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    1. Anne, it was a pleasure meeting you too. Thank you for making me feel so welcomed and comfortable.

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