10.22.2012

Dressing Your Truth

I want to tell you about something I found.

It's a program I stumbled across various times over social media in the last little while: Dressing Your Truth.  A couple of my friends completed the program and raved about it, posting links to other stories and getting me curious enough to sign up for the free video course.  I thought I knew what I was getting myself into.  Couldn't hurt, right?

By the time I watched the fourth video I was surprised and, frankly, impressed.  I don't buy into personality profiling in general.  BUT I've been thinking a lot about different types of beauty, especially how to combat the damaging and demoralizing messages circulated in our society.  I don't think there are many women on earth who believe they are beautiful - AND WHY NOT?

Well.

Before I could even finish the online video course I bought a membership.  There was sale going on and I bought in at the last moment. I'm glad I did.

On the surface, the program looks like a "buy this, wear this, do your hair like this" type of program - which is fine too - but it's about so much more than that.  It's about recognizing the good qualities in different types of people, focusing on the beauty in all of us.  It's about how we can truly celebrate our differences.

The biggest change I've noticed in myself since completing Dressing Your Truth is confidence.  It's something I've always struggled with (who hasn't?), and I've been really pleased with my own results.  I feel so much better about everything when I'm not worried about how I look, or act, or decorate.  I'm more inclined to do things the way I like to do them.  I'm more aware of my strengths, what I have to offer. I know that I'll love the clothes I buy and they won't just sit in my closet at home.

Right now I'm thinking about buying Carol's parenting book that comes out tomorrow.  Shocker, I know.
I've been profiling people in my family and understanding them better.  I'm working on changing my behavior toward them.  Now I just want them all to read and watch so we can talk about it together!

So ... there you have it, folks.  If you're interested at all I am DYING to talk about this! Ask me anything!  Borrow my book!  Discover and Live Your Truth!

12 comments:

Danielle said...

Well if you're offering, I want to borrow your book!!

Lauran and Dustin said...

Sounds awesome! when you call next we are chatting about this!!! (I guess I can call you too) :)

Lauren said...

Just watched the course thanks to your suggestion. Which type are you?

Jean said...

So glad you asked, Lauren. :) I'm a type 2, secondary 4. What did you think?
Lu - yes.

Lauren said...

I think it all makes a lot of sense. We are most comfortable and feel beautiful in clothes that represent our personalities. Sometimes we try to be something we're not. I like the name of the program: "dressing your truth." That sums it up pretty well - be true to who you are inside by what you appear on the outside; people appreciate honest, genuine people. I find myself evaluating my closet now, realizing that the clothes I don't wear often are the very clothes that are not my "type." P.S. I'm also a type 2, but secondary 1.

amy morgan said...

I saw a "Dressing Your Truth" clothing store off I-15 just outside of Lehi the other day, and thought of you and this post! Should you ever be on that end of the state, maybe it would be a fun field trip?! :)

WoozleMom said...

If I'm a Type 2, Secondary 4, can I still wear black? (I'm too broke to buy the program...or clothes for that matter...but I've been watching video clips and one of them said black for 4s only, so I've been wondering.)

Jean said...

Kathryn - I'm a 2/4 as well and I haven't gotten rid of my black. I'm finding that I don't really WANT to wear it on normal days... but for me it's necessary to have black clothes, at least for performances where "concert black" is the expected dress.
Also, as far as I know it's OK to incorporate some of your secondary Type into your wardrobe. I'm still working on it, just purging my wardrobe of 1/3 stuff. :) It's been really refreshing. I don't feel like I have to apologize for only wearing comfy clothes!

WoozleMom said...

Thanks so much for answering my question! I'm trying to figure everything out without buying the program...yay for no money at all! (I love how they're always like, in the the next two months you'll spend more than the amount of the program on clothes that don't work for you. I'm thinking, in the next two years I won't be buying any new clothes for myself unless the ones I have fall apart at the seams.)

Jean said...

You're welcome! And I know what you mean. She makes it sound like we are all out shopping for clothes all the time. Maybe some women are, but I'll go several months without buying a thing for myself, so it's ridiculous to say "you'll save so much money!" If you're looking for more free DYT resources you can always check out Carol's blog http://thecarolblog.com/, where she posts new videos and tips regularly.

WoozleMom said...

Thanks for the link :)
I'm still trying to figure out what I am. I'm thinking 2/4 but I'm not positive. I still receive emails with tips, so I'm still working on it! (The fact that I'm keeping lists of what about me falls under each type is apparently a major indicator that I'm a dominant 2, haha.) You know me in real life (at least a little) so what do you think?

Jean said...

I think it's a tough call. I thought I was a 4 until I got to the home/decorating habits part and I realized my decor style is completely Type 2. Modern clean lines are fine, but they don't make me comfortable, and I want people to be comfortable in my home. I'm also big-time pile maker. It's terrible.