For years I’ve subscribed to the adage that blondes look stunning in black. I’ve never actually FELT stunning while wearing black clothing, but the fashion “experts” couldn’t possibly be wrong….could they? Well actually, yes, they could be….at least when it comes to THIS blonde. While some blondes might wear black beautifully, us Type 1’s simply don’t. It makes me feel blah, boring, heavy, and far from attractive. The same goes for gray, and even silver. Colors that I have gravitated to in the past because A) there are an ABUNDANCE of these colors promoted in fashion magazines & offered by retailers, and B) I bought into all the “blondes look good in black” propaganda.
After taking my friend Carol Tuttle’s Beauty Profiling course, and discovering my Type 1 beauty, it finally made sense why all the times I’ve worn black (or gray, olive green, rust red, mustard yellow, etc) I didn’t feel the attractiveness I’d expected. I decided to go back into my Facebook and Instagram photos and do a little side-by-side comparing of my outfits that were Type 1-friendly and those that were not. I’ll let you be the judge…..
I personally was quite shocked by the difference between the two above collages. I feel the “upward and light movement” of my Type 1-ness much more in the second collage.
After taking the online Dressing Your Truth course and learning about the design lines, textures, fabrications, patterns, and colors that are the most flattering to a Type 1 like myself, I started going through my closet and jewelry box with a more critical eye.
Starting with the “cheat sheet” color card I received in the mail after signing up for the Dressing Your Truth course, I began to catalog my current wardrobe to identify outfits that reflect and enhance my “true” beauty and those that don’t.
Here are a few examples of each:
In addition to clothing and jewelry, I knew there were also things about my hair and makeup I wanted to change to better enhance my Type 1 beauty. With the help of the Dressing Your Truth salon (and the amazingly talented Emily) I updated my hair color and style and tweaked my makeup color palette.
Be sure and check back next Sunday when I will be revealing my complete Type 1 transformation! I recently spent the entire day at the DressingYourTruth.com store and salon for a beauty consultation and head-to-toe makeover. A day I will never forget. Not only for the physical transformation…but all the great “truths” I learned. I can’t wait to share it with you!
When I began this journey, at the urging of my friend Carol, I honestly never imagined the real difference it would end up making in my life. I have basically been “flying blind” my whole life when it comes to fashion and beauty….making it up as I go along.
Finding a simple and USEFUL system to help guide me through my fashion, makeup, jewelry and overall beauty choices has been both grounding and liberating at the same time. I feel like the “true” me is finally beginning to emerge and take flight!
If you would like to begin your own journey to discover the true beauty within you….be sure and take advantage of the FREE Beauty Profiling course that Carol is offering my readers. CLICK HERE to get started. It’s quick and easy and extremely enlightening. Once you learn your true beauty type, you’ll be amazed at how differently you’ll start looking at everything in your closet…and your world.
Have you taken the FREE Beauty Profiling course?
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Check out my earlier posts on my Dressing Your Truth journey: