While other little girls were painting their nails and styling their hair, I was reading books and playing in the mud in the yard. Growing up in the time of history that I did, jeans and t-shirts were the uniform of the day and didn’t require much style sense.
At some point, we all grow up. I did so clumsily. When I had to dress for my career, I awkwardly donned suits that made my soul cringe a little.
A few years ago, I decided I wanted to learn something about fashion and style. I’ll never never never enter the world of high fashion, but I believed I could at least learn to dress a little better.
Where does one go? My beautiful daughters have their own style, but not appropriate for someone like me.
I went to a speaker’s conference a few years ago and they had a stylist there. Hoot! Just what I needed. She told me some things I needed to hear about types of garments, makeup and hairstyles. Oh yes, and bras. She turned me into a true Soma fan.
One thing this stylist taught me is that a good bra is foundational – pun intended. I had been content to wear whatever I found, but she said, especially with fairly large breasts, I should get a fitting at Soma. Soma has mail order service and they have stores around the country.
Are they more expensive than department store bras? You betcha. But (a) they last longer and (b) they make you look better in clothes. If you’re a woman, you know what I mean. Check out Soma.
By the way, the lady I consulted with at the speaker’s conference was Jill Swanson. She has written Out the Door in 15 Minutes and Simply Beautiful: Inside and Out. She’s a lovely lady and these books are helpful.
Jill also told me there was a course and clothing shop called Dressing Your Truth.
What fun! I immediately checked it out. The creator is a lady called Carol Tuttle. She’s involved in more than fashion, but she has this course that takes you through trying to determine which of four styles suits you.
Carol also has a book called Dressing Your Truth.
In the course, she describes the types and helps you choose which one describes you. Then you learn best colors and are referred to the shop to purchase outfits that are put together for your type.
Have you ever bought a garment and, while it may fit well, is just not a good look on you? It may be that it is not your type!
I took the course and learned a lot! I have also purchased clothing and jewelry from the shop (I’m a type 3) and have been happy with all my purchases.
Let’s face it, mom. Sometimes you need an upgrade. If you’ve had years of carpooling in yoga pants, it’s time for a change. If you work at home and your biggest decision is what color sweat pants to wear each day, it’s time.
You don’t HAVE to be a frumpy mom. You can learn some new skills.
As for me, I’m progressing. I’m a frump in recovery.