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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: Lauren Haskell


I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m solidly in denial about summer coming to a quick close. With fall right around the corner, the promise of  changing leaves and cozy textiles are music to my ears. But does that mean I won’t be greedily clutching every last scrap of summer sun? Absolutely not!

Like any college town, Lynchburg and Lexington are both more than ready for the academic year to be back in full swing. The changing seasons can bring all sorts of stress, but your outfit doesn’t have to one of them.

From basics to statements, every piece at Gladiola is a winner. Even the simplest looks in my wardrobe are easy to mix and match, and always make me feel put-together.


Can we talk about how hard it is to find a good looking white t-shirt? This scallop edged top from Dex has exactly the right amount of feminine flair to compliment my casual, wide leg Free People jeans. Not to mention they both feel amazing!

A couple more of my new favorite go-tos! I know my Free People tee will work into any outfit, and the floral embroidery and side panels on these skinnies keep them interesting without being over the top.


I can still soak up what’s left of summer in these staples, but I know they’ll serve me well when fall comes around. And, as always, my goodies keep me feeling GLAD!


Guest Blogger: Jennifer Prince

Guest Blogger: Tamara Hattersley