8.22.2017

Moving On!


Hi Friends,

Just a quick note to let you know...if you haven't already heard the news, So What to Twenty on Facebook is changing it's name and address. Why am I doing this? Well, to make a long story short, when I made my Instagram account into a Business Account, it automatically makes you create a Facebook Business Account (yadda yadda yadda). Therefore, I had no choice. And since I don't want to have two separate groups on Facebook, I decided to ask everyone who has been a part of the So What to Twenty Facebook Group to move over to this new account. Here it is -------> STYLE with Glenda K Harrison of Facebook. Just click the link and you're good to go. Sorry for the inconvenience. I tried to find a way around it, but there just wasn't one.

Stay tuned for another What's Interesting later this week. I attended the Opening Reception for the Emmy Customs at FIDM on Saturday evening. My Facebook Group had an opportunity to see the Live broadcast. See what happens when you don't follow along on FB...you miss a lot.


By the Way, if for some reason you missed the HUGE announcement on Sunday, my new website that nurtures the entire woman - spirit, mind, body, and wardrobe, Style with Glenda K Harrison, is now LIVE!!!!!!!


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Glenda
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8.20.2017

Style with Glenda K. Harrison Grand Opening!!!

Woot Woot! The time has come for the GRAND Opening of STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison!! The project I mentioned to you when I returned from my creative sabbatical. Like I mentioned in the post titled, New Conversation, I want to have a conversation that addresses the entire woman. Yes, the new conversation has begun and I'm so excited to introduce you to the world of True Style.

What is True Style? 

"When all aspects of yourself, including wardrobe, are in harmony."

My dear friends, after you view today's outfit, featuring a GRAND asymmetric top I picked up from Zara during their big sale, be sure to make your way over to STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison - where the entire woman is nurtured - spirit, mind, body, and wardrobe.


Friends, I did some shopping while I was on sabbatical. This top being one of the items I added to my wardrobe. Unfortunately, this top is sold out. Here is an option from Asos, or see options on Shopstyle. The Jeans are Loft's Curvy Skinny; Sunglasses are Loft's Square; If you're in Southern California, the cuff comes from the Getty Villa Store. I've had the Michael Kors Sandals for years.



 

 

Again, I enlisted the help from Fashion Illustrator, Allison Taylor, to create the logo for STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison. Allison and I worked together on the illustrations for True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface, and she made the "Glenda" in the So What to Twenty logo. Allison is a gift, and I'm thankful to have such a talented and kind woman to help bring my vision to life. If you want to learn more about Allison, be sure to read all about her HERE

And now, without further ado.....


STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison


What to expect while you're there? 

The toolbar is created to give you an experience with Spirit, Mind, Body, and of course, Wardrobe. With each section, it is my hope, you'll find something that inspires and motivates. In the Wardrobe, be sure to visit - Portraits of Harmony. This is going to be a favorite...I just know it! Here is where you'll meet women who embody True Style. First on the gallery wall is Myisha Turner - a free spirited woman who stated, "When all things are in alignment, is when I feel authentic, free, and alive." Be sure to visit Portraits of Harmony. 

By the way, if you're searching for The Beauty Bar, it has a new address over at STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison. You can now find The Beauty Bar under The Body. Be sure to check it out. There have been many additions added to the menu! Enjoy STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison😎

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Glenda
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8.13.2017

WIN Teddie Organics ($50+ Value)!


If you've been reading So What to Twenty for some time, then it's no secret that I love organic beauty and skincare. Like I stated over at the Beauty Bar (if you haven't been to my Beauty Bar, it's where I list all the beauty and skincare products I use), my journey to loving my skin was on a long and arduous road. At a very young age I was diagnosed with eczema. A good majority of my life was spent visiting various dermatologist who didn't have a cure for such an ailment. The best they could do was offer medications as a form of putting a band-aid on the situation. 

Finally, in my 30s I began seeing a dermatologist who was interested in healing me internally. After many tests, it was discovered I was allergic to many of the items I came in contact with on a daily basis, such as laundry detergent, bath soaps, bubble bath, shampoo, etc. In addition, she spoke with me about eating whole and using vitamin supplements to help replenish where I lacked. With her help, we were able to get my lifestyle in harmony with my skin. With the analysis, it was determined that going the organic and clean route in skincare was my best option. Now, at age 51, I can finally say I love the skin I'm in!

I recently joined forces with Teddie Organics to try their products, and to give you an opportunity to win some of my favorite picks. Teddie Organics is an organic, natural skincare brand that strives to provide the best quality organic, natural skincare products for all your beauty needs. Pure ingredients, no fillers or synthetics - ever! As an example, the Rose Water is just that - Pure 100% Rose Water. No added ingredients. 

During my time using the products, I decided to also try them on my fifteen year old son, who has breakouts with acne. I believe the less you do to our skin, and the less ingredients we place on it - the better. So for two weeks, my son ditched the high octane skincare treatments (that are laced with hard to pronounce ingredients) and agreed to only use CeraVe for washing, Teddie Organics Rose Water for toning, and Teddie Organics Rosehip Oil for moisture. Below are the results.

Day One



Week One
After the first week, we noticed more acne, but I realize it takes time for skin to adjust to new products.


Week Two



As you can see, his skin adjusted well, and the acne has begun to subside. Let me also add, my son is an athlete and spends most of his days exercising and sweating. This is proof that organic products can take care of skin that withstands the most brutal of activities.

My Simple Morning Skincare with Teddie Organics



Here's your chance to WIN Teddie Organics skincare products ($50+ value): 4oz Rosehip Oil, 4oz Rose Water, and 4oz Sweet Almond Oil. Please follow all the rules in Rafflecopter and Good Luck!!


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Glenda
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8.07.2017

Art of the Slouch


To carefully pull-off the slouchy look, one should definitely possess a bit of bad-ass. Let's face it, having the nerve to purposely wear your trousers over-sized could garner unwelcome glances from the "Midlife Fashion Patrol." You know who they are - the ones who preach the gospel on what we should wear at a certain age. They'll for sure jump from behind a pillar to demand that you pull up your pants.

So yeah, here's the deal, when I visited my local Ann Taylor Loft, I was in search of a pair of trousers that would work perfectly in creating the slouchy looks I saw in the f/w 2017 Victoria Beckham collection (images below). If you haven't seen the show, I'll provide a link at the end of this post. Beckham is masterful in bringing this look to life. The garments are oversized, yet, they still have a very wearable and sleek quality to them. In my demonstration, my pants aren't quite as large, however, I still manager to give you a taste on how to master the art of the slouch. Enjoy!


Sartorial Savvy on mastering the Art of the Slouch:
  1. Fabrication: Choose a pant made from a heavier cotton, twill or wool. The pair in this post are 88% cotton 12 % spandex. 
  2. Size up: Typically I wear a size 6, so I went to a size 8. I didn't want them so large that they would drop to the floor. I'm wearing a belt, however the belt is strictly decorative, and isn't holding my pants up. The waist-band should rest on your hip bone, not on your natural waistline. Make sure you have ample room in the thigh and hips. 
  3. Length matters: One of the cool attributes about wearing slouchy trousers is having the extra length. Typically I wear petite, but for this look, I went with the regular length. Since my pants aren't wide-leg, the extra fabric gathers around my ankle. Having the extra length contributes to the irreverent look of the slouch. 
Hint: You want to achieve a slouch in the crotch area.  

Victoria Beckham - Resource Vogue

  


    
  


 


As promised, here is a link to the Victoria Beckham f/w 2017 collection

Also, before you go, if you try to visit the glendakharrison.com website, you'll now see it's under construction. I'm so excited to reveal this new project to you! Until next time, my friends. Now, excuse me while I jump into my Mustang...the perfect vehicle for a bad-ass (wink)
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Glenda
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8.01.2017

What's Interesting: Maria Allyn (Life Fulfillment Coach)

Hi Friends!

Welcome back to another addition of What's Interesting! WI is my way of introducing you to people, places, artistic endeavors, and all types of topics I deem interesting. Today, I'm excited to bring to you a dynamic woman who enjoys seeing the lives of other midlife women flourish - Maria Allyn.

Like I mentioned in Monday's post (A New Conversation), Maria invited me to join her Midlife Mastery group, which is a group of women who are experts in their chosen field of expertise. I was delighted to join the list of powerful women. My invitation arrived on a day when a door had closed and I was feeling very disheartened. Needless to say, after Maria and I chatted, I was thrilled to learn her mission was very much in alignment with my new vision for STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison - to nurture the entire woman. 

Please, sit back and enjoy my conversation with Maria Allyn, and be sure to visit her links to her website to discover more about her mission.

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Biography of Maria Allyn:
Maria is often referred to as the Midlife Master. She's a proud Air Force brat who attended high school in Germany, and traveled extensively through Europe with her family. She credits that priceless education for enhancing her innate ability to connect soul to soul. After high school she studied fashion marketing at the American College in London, England. After returning to the States, she obtained her Bachelors degree in Communications and later her teaching certificate. At the age of 46, she obtained her Masters in Organizational Psychology and Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Maria is married and the mother of three feisty adult women. She feels that coaching midlife women on a mission is her calling, and is grateful for the ability to do it as a profession. She is known for successfully working with midlife women who are struggling and stuck during this life stage.

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Hi Maria, please introduce yourself:

I'm Maria Allyn, 55, a Midlife Fulfillment Coach. I partner with midlife women, who after serving others for decades, are ready to serve themselves. I obtained my Masters Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I'm married with three feisty adult daughters.

There seems to be a growing platform for midlife women to raise their voice. While many have leaped from out of the box of antiquated beliefs regarding midlife, there is still a segment of the population who are still living life behind a mask. Tell us your thoughts on the Midlife experience, and how one can permanently rid them self from living inauthentic.

Midlife is the perfect time for women to make themselves a priority. Through the years they've accumulated countless life lessons and well earned wisdom. These gifts allow them to know what they want and don't want. There is never a better time to pursue passion and purpose! For those who are not on their own personal journey, I tell them to get off the fence and start saying, "Hell YES" to life.

Tell us more about your Midlife Mastery endeavor, and what inspired you to move forward on this project?

Midlife Mastery is my signature program that has transformed the lives of midlife women around the world. It began with my entry in midlife. I felt a heavy sense of desperation, that my time had run out and that my boat had sailed. My intuition told me that this couldn't be true. I was still a vibrant, passionate women with so much to offer. I started to examine the disconnect between that reality and my feelings of hopelessness. I began to uncover so many falsehoods that are consistently being fed to women regarding aging and value. I believed that my mental barriers would come down if I could identify these myths, and discern for myself if they were valid. I realized that this discovery could enable any midlife woman to become powerful and give themselves permission to pursue their passion and purpose. We are all put here with a unique gift to give to the world and midlife is the transformative time to do it.



How did you decide which experts to include in the Midlife Mastery group?
 
It was important for me to find experts who were passionate about serving midlife women; who were known in their field with raving fans; had a creative, collaborative energy that would make them a team asset; and who could see my vision.

I can tell forming strong connections is important to you, as it is for me. Tell us Maria, in a world that's so caught-up on "Likes" via social media; what do you do to emphasize the importance of true, heartfelt connections with our fellow midlife sisters?
 
I believe that all midlife women need a tribe. A community of like minded women where there is no judgment, and all are encouraged lovingly to be all that they aspire to be. A tribe gives us a place to disconnect from the distracting noise of the world and get realistic, loving communion. It can be a sacred place for healing and growth.
 
I understand you studied fashion marketing earlier in your higher education career. How did you go from fashion marketing to finally obtaining your Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology and Leadership? 

I, like you, have always loved the creative aspect of fashion. After graduating from high school, I studied for a year at the American College of Fashion in London, England. Along with my studies, I also modeled quite a bit. While enjoyable, I realized that marketing was not the best place for my talents and obtained a teaching degree. My desire to obtain my Masters came from my desire to learn how to present information to midlife women in a way that was most effective. A perfect complement to my coaching business.

The two fields of study seem to be on opposite ends of the education spectrum. However, in my experience working as a stylist, the psychological aspect always comes into play when determining my client's needs. As a Life Fulfillment Coach, do you find that many of your clients seek assistance in all aspects of their life, including appearance?
 
Absolutely! Everything is connected. A change in one area in your life, whether positive or negative, affects all other areas. When you begin to give yourself permission to make your own decisions, based on what lights you up, amazing transformation happens. Our relationships, health, zest for life, attitude all improve. It has a transformative domino effect.

I always like to end my interviews with something that makes my community smile. Share with us a fun and motivating way to strengthen our courage muscle to go for it, or what you refer to as, MOXIE. 

Nobody looks back on their life and says, "Man, I wish I would have sat on the fence more or stood in the shadows." Keep this thought anytime a door opens or an adventure calls you .You only go around once and midlife is when you put the key in the ignition and press GO!  A couple of speeding tickets along the way are always advised😀

Thank you for taking the time to talk with me about your service to midlife women. I'm looking forward to working with you on future collaborations, and in seeing the lives of our sisters flourish.

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