From the Publisher:
With the launch of her newest book, alternative therapist Carol Tuttle is turning long-standing fashion and beauty myths on their head, and helping rescue fashion victims who repeatedly fall prey to the latest trends. Based around Tuttle’s years-in-the-making, breakthrough Beauty ProfilingTM system, Dressing Your Truth identifies four main Types of women based on their physical features, body language, personality and behavior tendencies. Tuttle’s system is resoundingly different than any of the fashion/beauty makeovers you’ve seen in magazines or on tv – instead of just focusing on your outward appearance, it helps awaken your inner truth, bringing a deeper understanding of your true personal style, a better self-image and a more authentic sense of your own beauty. Tuttle’s healing, therapeutic approach to fashion and beauty teaches how the supermodel standard has failed women, identifies the most common fashion mistakes and shopping tendencies, explains the top 7 fashion myths and much, much more. If you’ve ever felt defeated in a dressing room, faced a closet full of clothes but still felt you had nothing to wear, or thought you had to be skinny to be beautiful, Dressing Your Truth will be a much-appreciated reality check that will help you discover and celebrate your own, unique beauty. This book offers the reader the experience of taking the first step in Discovering Your Beauty Profile in her Dressing Your Truth do it yourself beauty makeover sytem. The author DOES NOT teach you how to Dress Your Truth in this book, but refers the reader to her online Dressing Your Truth learning portal which she created as the complementary learning experience to the book.
I’ve become pretty fascinated with the idea about the Ten-Item Wardrobe that I’ve seen on blogs this week. Money Saving Mom and Modern Mrs. Darcy (two of my favorite bloggers) posted about it this week. Reading this book and watching/reading these posts really have me thinking about what I wear and why.
I’ll admit. I am pretty much a good pair of jeans and boyfriend tee from Target kinda girl. I could wear that almost every day. Some days I mix it up and wear a maxi skirt instead of jeans. If I’m working at the office, I’ll wear the skirt, or a scarf. If I”m not leaving the house, I’ll wear the boyfriend tees with some running capris. You can dress it up or dress it down. I could wear these couple items every day.
So, when I saw this book I thought I would give it a try. I “like” the Dress Your Truth Facebook page, and I think there is some real truth to the idea that everyone has different personality types. This book talks about finding your specific personality type and how that can affect your style and what you wear. If you know your type, then you can shop and buy for that specific type and build your wardrobe around your personality. The eventual idea is that your closet only has pieces that you feel good about.
I enjoyed the book. I thought it was easy to read and had some really good ideas. I highlighted a lot of selections. I am still trying to re-read the four personality type sections and figure out exactly what type I think that I am. I have it narrowed down to two (I think).
I’m not sure what style type that is either, even after reading this book. The book talks a lot about picking your type, but it doesn’t talk about what you should do or wear once you find your type. That is when you need to buy her extra class. Which is way too much for me to spend! I had to laugh out loud because I kept thinking the entire time I was reading, “I don’t need to pay for this class, I can figure it out on my own.” Then in the type 3 personality there is a passage that says, “If you are type 3 personality, you probably think you can figure this out for yourself.” HA! Totally me.
I think the book was worth the time I spent reading it. I think it’s a really interesting concept. A friend I have who has read these books and been to the Dress Your Truth Store and Salon said she really enjoyed the experience and that she recommended that I read The Child Whisper by Carol Tuttle too. I’ll be adding that to my ever-growing list of books to read soon.
What do you think of the 10-item wardrobe?
Do you think you could do it?
Do you have a certain style you are comfortable with?
Do you think I’m crazy for my love of Target boyfriend tees? I probably own way too many.