Did you know that who you are inside should have a bigger impact on what you wear than your skin color, hair color, or body type? Keep reading to see why everything we’ve been taught about fashion is wrong!
I am taking a course to improve my blog. One of the first questions asked in this course is, “What are the subjects you are most passionate about? The ones you could talk about for hours?” Then the follow-up question: “Are these the same topics you are blogging about? If not, why not?” I realized that even though this is primarily an ice cream blog (and I am passionate about creating new flavors of ice cream and sharing other favorite recipes) I also have a lot more I can share. Things that have changed my life. Things that could change yours. So I decided to diversify my blog to include those things. I’ve already written a series on Happiness, and today, I am starting a series called “More Than a Makeover.” I have been planning this for a long time, and I am SUPER excited to share this with you!
So what do I mean by “More Than a Makeover?” What I’m going to share with you is a makeover program that works from the inside out. It looks at the whole woman–her thoughts, feelings, movement, energy, and expressions–and uses those things to determine what will best reveal her true internal nature on the outside.
I was first introduced to this program about three years ago by a friend, and my life has never been the same. Not only has it helped me understand and accept myself–it has helped me understand and accept my husband, children, and everyone around me. I feel like I have such a better grasp on individual human natures, and this greater understanding helps me treat others with more compassion and less judgment.
The program is called Dressing Your Truth, and it truly is revolutionary.
The premise of the program is that there are four basic energy types. Each of us lead with one energy type, though we all have elements of each of the four types. Once you figure out which is your dominant type, you can learn exactly which types of clothing, hairstyles, jewelry, shoes, and other accessories bring out the most of your natural beauty.
Do you spend a lot of time shopping, or sighing as you look in your closet? Are you so happy when some days you know you look great, but other days, you just feel “off” even though you have put in the same amount of effort, or know you are wearing fashionable clothes? Do you just feel more comfortable in some things than others, but don’t know why? This program explains all of that!
And honestly, this program just makes sense! Think of the must bubbly, outgoing person you know. Don’t you think they would look best in bright, light clothing with pops of color rather than solid black? And what about the most calm, perhaps shy person you know? Do you think they would look best in hot pink? Sometimes we try to dress in a way that we think will cover up our perceived shortcomings. A fun, upbeat person might wear black to try to appear more serious. A shy, retiring person might wear hot pink to appear more outgoing and confident. Unfortunately, the contrast between the true nature of these women and what they are wearing just accentuates the very qualities they are trying to hide! Dressing Your Truth teaches you to embrace and celebrate your true nature, not hide it!
The amazing thing is that this works for all skin colors, hair colors, eye colors, ethnicities and body types. It cuts shopping time in half, and gives you the confidence to KNOW you look great, every single day!
Are you excited? I was (and I still am!)
Here’s me, Dressing My Truth accidentally (except for the pants) a few years ago. This is one of my favorite pictures of myself! Now I know why I’ve always liked it so much!
The first step is figuring out which type you are. Below is a brief overview. You can learn more specifics about each type by clicking on their links.
Type 1: The Bright, Animated Woman. The element associated with the Type 1 Woman is air. This woman exhibits high movement and energy, but also a lightness and brightness.
Type 2: The Soft, Subtle Woman. The element associated with the Type 2 Woman is water. This woman exhibits a lower, fluid energy. She is generally easy-going and tuned into others.
Type 3: The Rich, Dynamic Woman. The element associated with the Type 3 Woman is fire. This woman has a high, pushing energy. She is determined and driven.
Type 4: The Bold, Striking Woman. The element associated with the Type 4 Woman is earth. This woman has a very still, solid energy. Though often quiet, she has strong ideals and perfectionistic tendencies.
There is a free online course you can take to figure out your type. I also highly recommend the book, “It’s Just My Nature!“, by Carol Tuttle (who is also the creator of Dressing Your Truth). This book is what really helped me to figure out my type (which I will reveal next time!) It also transformed my relationships with my husband and children, because I understand them so much better now!
In part two of this post, I will reveal my type, and also explain more about how I figured out which type I was and how liberating it was to finally have the permission to be me!
You can head on over to part two by clicking here: More Than a Makeover–Part Two.