The Glad Life(style): (n.)
“A way of intentional living. A celebration of individual style, respect toward the world, and appreciation for quality and timeless character. Choose thoughtfully. Live divinely.”
There is nothing I love more than waking up on a Saturday morning and heading down to my favorite local shops. One gem in particular that I have become totally obsessed with over the past few months is a local boutique in Lynchburg called Gladiola Girls. Known for repping the “Glad Lifestyle,” this hidden treasure in my hometown has become the hot spot for the most amazing finds. Whether it be carefully and brilliantly curated vintage pieces, or the latest and greatest denim, I find something new that I love every time I step into this store.
Whilst scrolling through my Instagram feed, chock full of posts from my favorite bloggers, I spotted a trend that I’m slightly in love with, and by slightly, I mean head over (kitten) heels. The 2000’s dress-over-jeans phenomenon is back with a vengeance, everyone. My favorite blogger, Leandra Medine Cohen, the genius behind blog “Man Repeller”, has been rocking this look like a queen, and I couldn’t help myself from taking a shot at it.
I teamed up with Gladiola Girls to bring you my very own rendition of the dress-over jeans look for Spring. This look is one that took my heart absolutely by storm; it is every bit of feminine and edgy that I need in a look to still maintain my dainty (yet still hypebeast) Paris Fashion Week-esque thing I have going on. Here’s how I styled my pieces!
I styled this beautiful Free People “Sweet Sunny Day” tunic with my favorite pair of DL denim, and Sam Edelman’s classic Ludlow kitten heel in the perfect shade of nude. I absolutely love how the Free People tunic hangs on the body, and how the skirt catches the wind to give the dreamiest effect. Not to mention these jeans by DL Denim; a mega-comfy high rise (my personal favorite) with effortless distressing to give a laid-back look. I just had to pair everything with these kitten heels, for one because I love a good kitten heel, and because they are quite possibly the most versatile shoe. Kitten heels are a great way to amp up any outfit while still maintaining comfort and wearability. You can stop in at Gladiola Girls to check out all of these items! Try them on for yourself and you’ll see what I mean (meaning you’ll become instantly obsessed, no doubt.)
Photographed by Tanner Henvey
A huge thanks to Gladiola Girls for constantly giving me endless inspo! Make sure you head to Gladiola Girls to check out these pieces!
4925 Boonsboro Road Suite F Lynchburg, VA 24503
Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM
Sundays 1 – 5 PM