"Mom, I don't feel very pretty in here."
These were the words my then 12-year-old daughter whispered to me while we were shopping at a big mall in Chicago. We live in a small town, and big shopping malls aren't something we get to see very often, so it is always exciting to have the chance to go shopping in a big city.
But her words rang true to me. I didn't feel very pretty in there, either. I was surrounded by stylish perfection: stylish mannequins, stylish shoppers, stylish clerks, stylish furniture. And I didn't feel like I measured up. I felt fat and frumpy and a far cry from stylish.
As a woman I have always chased after some sort of beauty "ideal." Unfortunately, I have too often looked outside of myself to find it. I found it so frustrating to try to dress like the fashion world told me to dress, or to copy others who looked amazing. It doesn't seem like that should be frustrating, because the fashion world knows what's up, right? And if I dress like my always put-together stylish friend, I would also be put-together and stylish, right?
While not everything was a miss, many styles and colors simply did not work for me. I had no idea what I was doing wrong. I tried so hard to dress like the other moms I hung out with who seemed to have style down, but most of the time I just felt frumpy and not myself.
And then, in 2012, something came along that totally changed the way I looked at my wardrobe. I noticed a few of my friends were talking about something called Dressing Your Truth on Facebook and Pinterest. I got curious, and started looking into it myself.
And what I found out not only changed my wardrobe, it changed my life. Dressing Your Truth isn't just about how you dress. It's learning about your specific Energy Type and how that affects every part of your experience. I took the free course to learn my Energy Type, and once I recognized that I was a Type 4℠ , I was finally able to understand why so many things I tried to wear didn't work for me. I was able to understand why I loved certain clothes in my closet and not others. Once I purchased the Dressing Your Truth course, I finally started to feel put-together and stylish--and it wasn't even that difficult once I got the hang of using the tools that DYT taught me.
Following are four ways that DYT changed my life for the better--plus a chance to win a DYT course of your own valued at $297!