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 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.


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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!

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  1. I enjoyed reading this post and you make jeans look fantastic. I have been guilty of Fashion Robotism in my past. Now I dress for Me and my mood dictates what I wear.

  2. I've been awol for a while, but I have been reading your blogs. Can't wait to reconnect.

  3. Well there is certainly no fashion robots here. I adore this style on you. The striped T-shirt and sporty vibe work so well with the metallic sandals. Is the perfect and most interesting combination. Totally you!
    Hats off to the fedora.


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