Books have been coming my way faster than I can read and review them. I have been remiss in posting a review of a book that I was given by Glenda K. Harrison earlier this year. You might remember I highlighted Glenda here on It’s Just Life in one of my Noteworthy Women posts. You can read that post by clicking here. Glenda is an amazing women in every right and her second book, True Style: A look Beyond the Surface, is her look at style and all of the elements that surround it.
Freelance style contributor and creator of her blog So What to Twenty Glenda has forged her way into a very nice niche and her latest book is another feather in her already full cap.
My review is as follows.
Author Glenda K. Harrison has style and lots of it. In her latest book she takes a look at style and delves beyond the surface in an effort to show that style is much more than a one dimensional concept. As I read her words I agreed with her and found myself nodding my head at times.
While I am certainly not a fashionista or one who is obsessed with having the latest trends (or the Consumptionist as the author notes) I do enjoy looking good in what I wear and feeling comfortable. If your clothes “suit” you I think that your style shows through. This book applauds each way that an individual expresses their style and is written in such a down to earth way that I found myself finished with the book before I knew it.
Bottom line is that style is much more than the clothing that a person chooses to wear each and every day. Style embodies everything about that person and is a true indicator of who they are and what they stand for without the masks that are so often thrown up to disguise those truths. Author Glenda K. Harrison is a gifted writer and communicator and I came away with a better sense of where I fall on the spectrum and why.
I was gifted a copy of True Style: A Look Beyond the Surface for review purposes and am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to read a book that I probably would not have chosen on my own if I had not previously met the author. If you are curious about style and the different ways that style comes into play this is definitely a book you want to put on your to read list.
One of the things I loved most about this book were the illustrations by Allison Taylor. She has truly captured the essence of Glenda in her illustrations and I was enthralled by all of the fun illustrations sprinkled throughout the book.
If you want a great little book to add to your To Read list this might be the one for you. You can purchase it here.
Want to follow Glenda and see what she is up to? Check her out on her various social media networks below and don’t forget to leave me a comment. What style do you possess? All comments this month go to support The Lakeside Fund which you can read about here.
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I’ll definitely have to see if our library system offers a copy. And, most definitely ‘yes’, style encompasses so much more than those garments that clothe our mortal, earthly ‘home’!!!
It does and Glenda is such a classy lady who writes so well about what she is passionate and knowledgeable about. You would love this book I bet.
BethAnn, thank you for sharing True Style with your community. Such a lovely way to begin the week😙
You are very welcome. I loved being able to read your book and learn a bit more about style. 🙂
What a fun and different read.
Yes. And definitely not one I would have picked out on my own so it was nice to expand my reading a bit.
Good review Beth! I agree- the illustrations are marvelous; they would make fun art work to hang. Question: are pajamas a style?
Pajamas are definitely a style in my book!!!