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The Glad Life(style): (n.)

A way of intentional living. A celebration of individual style, respect toward the world, and appreciation for quality & timeless character. Choose thoughtfully. Live divinely.

Guest Blogger: Elspeth Suber

Atop Spy Rock

This dress is a vehicle that transforms me into a mountaintop goddess. Clothes are not simply garments we use to cover ourselves; an outfit is an artistic creation with the power to evoke a feeling in its wearer that can transcend place and time.


When I first saw this dress, when I first ran my fingers through its blue chiffon pleats, my mind was transported to the mountains. The thought of how beautiful this dress would look blowing in the wind brought to my mind the image of a bird soaring above the Blue Ridge, its blue feathers complemented by the mountains and the sky.


Of course, this dress is by the brand Free People. Their style is classic, bohemian, and expressive. They love to play with different prints, textures, and silhouettes in their beautifully made clothing. The Free People girl is confident and adventurous, and this dress captures her spirit perfectly.


A garment evokes different images, associations, and feelings in each person. Everyone has the ability to work a garment into her own unique outfit that captures the essence of her own fantasy. When I wear this dress, I become a mountaintop goddess, ready to take flight.

Thank you to Gladiola Girls for sponsoring this post. Visit them in downtown Lexington right next to the Robert E. Lee Hotel!

Guest Blogger: Amanda Martin

Guest Blogger: Jaclyn Meadows of Chezjacqua