Guest Blogger: Elspeth Suber

Rompin' in Charleston

What makes a garment work? Is it the color? The fabric? The shape? The texture? Maybe it's a combination of the elements. This romper's crisp, double-breasted top is reminiscent of the businesslike, structured nature of menswear, while the modest yet flattering shorts keep it feminine. Not only do the juxtapositions of professional and casual, masculine and feminine, combine to create a great garment, but the juxtaposition of modern styling and a vintage base also combine to perfect this little black piece.

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The magic of a vintage garment like this one is that its age gives it the ability to connect with each of its wearers on a different level. This piece may remind you of an old photograph of your eclectic aunt, while it transports me to a scene in my favorite movie. Each wearer can interpret this garment in her own way. I'm so glad that i have the privilege of speculating how the previous owners of this romper worked the juxtapositions of masculine and feminine, businesslike and casual into their personal styles. I’m always in favor of art that transports my mind to the stylish decades of the past, especially the 1970s. That's why I love vintage fashion.

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Thank you to Gladiola Girls for sponsoring this post. Thank you to my uncle for taking these photos in the Charleston heat.

Guest Blogger: Carter Edwards

The Power of Being Bold

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I believe in being bold; there is no other way around it. In life, there are so many times when we must limit or reserve ourselves that when it comes to style and clothing, I select pieces that let me express and celebrate myself. If it’s true that the right shoe can change your life, imagine the possibilities of an absolutely fabulous outfit head to toe.

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I find that some of my favorite clothes are a mix of prints, textures, colors, or styles. The Free People Honey Pie Tank is the perfect summer embroidered tank top. The ruched neckline and rich navy coloring accentuate the intricately embroidered flowers that frame the top. It can be dressed up or down with shorts, jeans, or a skirt. I had so much fun picking what to wear underneath and paired the top with Free People Indigo Skies patterned jean. The blue undertones in the jean picked up the tops coloring and created a unique summer look that was figure flattering, easy, and completely unique.

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Free People is one of my favorite clothing brands as they provide a delicate mix of bohemian styles and amazing quality that I never seem to tire of. Gladiola Girls is constantly up to date with the latest Free People styles and carries so many of my other favorite clothing brands. There is an unmatched magic to finding and styling the perfect outfit for any occasion. Gladiola girls has the best selection of essential elements for any wardrobe as well as supplying your need for adventure, fun, and the decision to be bold. Visit their locations in Boonsboro and Lexington to find the perfect pieces for your closet today.

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