1.29.2017

Style Is...Je ne sais quoi

Je ne sais quoi: 
French for 'I don't know what' - a pleasing quality that can't be exactly named or described.


"When I cross paths with a person who embodies a certain je ne sais quoi, rarely am I solely captivated by their attire, rather, my curiosity is spurred by a more intrinsic element, and sparks a much deeper emotion."
Glenda K Harrison (excerpt from True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface)


Outfit Details: To capture the sartorial meaning for je ne sais quoi, I have selected a dress by French designer. Tiered dress by Isabel Marant via eBay (Many tier dress options on Shopstyle); Boots by Nine West via eBay (Many options of black boots on Shopstyle); Georgette Clutch: Chico's (now on sale); Stacked Cuff and Stacked Rings were purchased in Mexico; Medallion Silver Bracelet is vintage; Sunglasses from Loft (not available. check out the Cat-eye Sunglasses at Loft); Polish is Party on a Platform by essie; Lipstick is Berry Pop by Clinique.

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"...she bent the rules by blending her own lifestyle and taste with the store's latest trends. She proved clothing alone was not the cornerstone to having style."
Glenda K Harrison (excerpt from True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface)

 



Sartorial Savvy:
  1. A woman's neckline is a beautiful part of her body. Every open neckline doesn't have to be an open invitation to adorn this area.
  2. Nothing gives a greater nod to the French way of dressing than head-to-toe black, and a pop of red on the nails and lip. 
  3. This tiered Isabel Marant dress would have been way out of my price range, but thanks to eBay and an eye for spotting what works for me, it's now mine!



To dive deeper into the TRUE meaning of STYLE, look for True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface, available winter 2017. If you missed part one, two and three in the Style Is series, go to:
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1.26.2017

Welcome to the Beauty Bar!


Good Day, Friends!

Just a short post to bring your attention to a new page here at So What to Twenty called, Beauty Bar! Many have asked about the types of beauty products I use. At the Beauty Bar I've put together an easy to navigate menu that describes the product and why or when I use it.  It was important for me to include this page because I'm a strong believer in loving and caring for all of me - spirit, mind, body and wardrobe. Before you leave, please pop over to the BEAUTY BAR (by clicking the link) and take a peak at what's being served.


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1.24.2017

What's Interesting: Every Bra Has a Story

Here in the United States, this past Saturday (January 21st), a behemoth statement was made which demonstrated empowerment, and the spirit of female unity. Women and men joined forces to stand up against misconceptions and behaviors which violate our livelihood. 

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1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

Though Saturday's demonstrations have concluded, we can still support and help women who find themselves in arduous situations.



  Bras are the most needed, yet least donated item of clothing for women.

Something as little as a bra is extremely impactful on a woman that comes from nothing.

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Donate a Bra, Change a Life
#GivingIsBeautiful - Clean out your top drawer, and head over to Soma (click Soma for more details) until January 31st, to donate new or gently worn bras to support women at local shelters affiliated with the National Network to End Domestic Violence. With your donation you'll receive $20 off 2 full price bras when you donate a bra in Soma Boutiques💗

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1.22.2017

Style Is...Authentic!

Welcome to part three of the month-long series
Style Is...

Style Is...Authentic
  
"When authentic and style are carefully examined, the two topics are naturally conjoined, which would explain why it's difficult to declare one attribute without the other. How can one stake their claim in having style without having a bona fide connection with self?"
 Glenda K. Harrison (excerpt from True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface)





Sartorial Savvy:
Let accessories put the exclamation mark on your ensemble by selecting pieces that express your individuality and personality. Accessories should never be an after-thought, rather, your selections must be an important part of your sartorial story.  Don't be afraid to express your true, authentic self.






"The meaning of style has now been revealed as having an ability to establish individuality or uniqueness through sartorial expression - an expression that would be impossible to achieve without the significant character trait of authenticity."
Glenda K. Harrison (excerpt from True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface)



To dive deeper into the TRUE meaning of STYLE, look for True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface, available winter 2017. If you missed part one and two in the Style Is series, goto:

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1.17.2017

How to Break Out of a Fashion Rut


Many would like to have a personal relationship with their wardrobe; one that's relevant to lifestyle, personality, and just downright representative to your current modus operandi. However, to obtain this type of wardrobe and self-harmony, a person may need to break out of a fashion rut. We've just entered into a new year, and now is the perfect time to dismantle past-tense sartorial views, and come up to speed with current and modern thoughts about getting dressed.

In decades past, it was quite easy to look modern and put together. Reason being...(this article continues at Midlife Boulevard).

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1.15.2017

Style Is...Unique

Welcome to part two of the month-long series:
Style Is... 

Style Is...Unique
"Unfortunately, in today's hyper-voyeuristic society, many choose to exist in a realm consistent to one of Fashion Robotism - one that has been pre-ordained or pre-selected by someone other than you, and has little to do with individuality."
Glenda K. Harrison (excerpt from True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface)

Outfit Details: Ukrainian dress via eBay; Nine West boots via eBay; Polish is Merino Cool by essie; Rings on thumb courtesy of Chico's (sold out); bracelets purchased in Mexico; Silhouette watch by Citizen





"When a person's life purpose is rooted in their unique qualities, they most certainly stand out from the crowd. They project an allure which not only melds their fashion choices, but their entire essence as well."
Glenda K. Harrison (excerpt from True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface)


 

Sartorial Savvy:
  1. Top designers are often inspired by fashions from different cultures and countries. The Ukrainian dress is a hot commodity for the fashion forward. However, to avoid paying the high cost from top designers, search sites like eBay and Etsy for such UNIQUE items.


To dive deeper into the TRUE meaning of STYLE, look for True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface, available winter 2017. If you missed part one in the Style Is series. Visit Style Is...Knowing Thyself 😉

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