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Glenda K. Harrison, the blogger behind So What To Twenty, has been a blogging friend of mine for the last year. I have featured her in some of my fashion posts and she has even done a guest post on my blog, My Side of 50. I admire her greatly, not only for her fashion sense, but how she presents her authentic self through all she does. Her latest artistic endeavor is the book True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface, with illustrations by my daughter, Allison Taylor.
A Review of True Style: A Look Beyond The Surface
When you pick up a book about “style”, you may assume it will be about what’s “in style”. What the current trends are. How to dress for your body type.
But True Style goes beyond that. Glenda takes us into her personal journey to discover HER true style, of which what one wears is only part of the equation.
Glenda says a person having true style as one who is not swayed by what is “in style”. No.. a person with true style knows who she is, is confident in her choices, appreciative of her unique gifts (and I would add body) and embraces her story, both the good and the bad. Her sartorial choices are only the outward reflection of who she truly is on the inside.
This book inspired me. I think shopping and finding clothes that I feel good in at this time of my life is a challenge. Reading True Style inspired me to “let go” of the fashion rules. The rules that say women my age can only wear “this” or shouldn’t wear “that”. The message that says my midlife shape must be covered and camouflaged. It inspired me to think about who I am, what I like and to dress accordingly. It truly “freed me up” to develop my personal sense of style!
Beautifully written. Gorgeous illustrations. Inspiring message. I highly recommend True Style: A Look Beyond The Surface.
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