Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Dressing Your Truth

A few years ago,  I stumbled across Carol Tuttle's Dressing Your Truth course (DYT). I explored and signed up for emails, but never went any further. I was pretty sure I was a "Type 3," and took to heart her advice to wear earrings with a lot of movement.

I recently came across the course again when an online "friend" posted about it having changed her life. So I explored and signed up again.

I am really, truly, completely unsure which type I am.

Here's one of the  DYT ladies trying on all Four Types:

There's Type 1, which seems to be a fun and light person. Bubbly. JOY. Cute.

I've always been described as cute. I would never in a million years call myself beautiful or hot, and that's not me being my self-depricating self. It's just not who I am. Type 1 seems to fit.

But then I second guess. I don't really have a round face (Carol suggests that face attributes and body language are more accurate predictors of type than behavior). I sometimes walk with a bounce in my step, but only sometimes. I definitely don't think people take me seriously. I definitely don't giggle when I talk.

It's also characteristic of Type 1 to think all the types are fitting.

There's Type 2, which I'm pretty sure I'm not. I picture this as a quiet woman, who's often called a wallflower, even though she really isn't. Romantic. Sweet.

But then I second guess. I want to ask a bunch of questions, which is characteristic of Type 2. I apologize a LOT and I often start with "I have a question." Type 2 is most likely to ask others which type she is, and I've stopped myself from doing that about 100 times.

There's Type 3, which might be me. They're dynamic and forceful and BOSSY. They want to get to the point and don't really care for details.

Yup, that could be me. But I'm not as angular as they seem to be. I sometimes sit at angles. My face has the Type 3 smile lines.

I really struggle with this because I think it might be a learned behavior rather than who I really am. I don't know if I've always been pushy or if I've become pushy. This is really my struggle with committing to Type 3.

Type 4 looks great in black. Not me. They see things in black and white, which is a criticism my husband often makes of me. Their faces have a lot of parallel lines. Totally me.

So there's the face. I took some photos to try to figure it out better. Not the most flattering ever!

From what I can tell, my face points most toward Type 4, which seems least like me in personality.

I'm pretty sure I'm a Type 1. I'm silly and often told (or at least I was until a few years ago) that I look way younger than I am. I worry, though, about the lines around my mouth and eyes, which are Type 3 characteristics!

This photo sort of shows what I mean about the lines. I have so few photos where you can see me smiling at my fullest, goofiest, because I'm almost always wearing sunglasses; this is how self conscious I am about these lines!
A photo posted by @smallbutfeisty78 on

Some things that draw me to Type 1 include the aforementioned, but I have often said that I regret not having more fun in my 20s. I love to dance and be silly, but growing up has made that hard for me, as has not having a local support group... I'm not going out dancing alone, that's for sure. I would describe myself as goofy, and I like to think of myself as Tinkerbell, as Joy.... clearly I need to go back to a Pixie cut!
If you're interested in the course, you can take a free beauty profiling course to figure out which best suits you. It's clearly worked well for me. They also have a paid course, once you've figured out your type, to make you more beautiful in your style, hair, makeup, and jewelry choices.

The only conclusion I've made so far is that my long hair is not really fitting to my type, whatever that may be. Only the Type 2 seems to work with long hair, and I'm nearly certain I'm not type 2.

Have you tried Dressing Your Truth? What did you think? What did you learn?


Jeans Day! Half Day! WOOOT WOOT!

I love these jeans, but I struggle with how to style them. They're not really boot cut and they're not really skinny jeans. I'm not fashionable enough to have the sense to just "know" so I do what I think works, even if it doesn't.

Today's outfit features a Stitch Fix piece that came to me via a BST board. I received a white Moni blouse in a fix and loved it except that it was white and so so blah. When I saw this bright pattern, I quickly scooped it up.

The stud detail, though, made me think that a necklace wouldn't work. But it felt so bare without it, so I added a thin one. It really needed the chunky necklace!

I also wore this a few weeks ago with a belt at my natural waist, and received a compliment on it that way, but I could not get it to work the way I wanted today.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015


I considered wearing a button down blouse under this dress (is this a shift? I'm pretty sure it is), but didn't feel like playing around today, so just threw on the cardigan. I considered a gray cardigan with gray leggings, a gray cardigan with burgundy leggings, but since I was considering open top shoes, I ultimately went with my burgundy tights.

I need to get some more tights.

I also was not sure how to go with shoes... I really need to invest in a full length mirror.
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So, what was ultimately the winner? The booties.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015



I cannot figure out how to best wear these boots that I love.



I haven't been good about documenting.