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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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!