Following the Dressing Your Truth Program has been a lot of fun, and has given me a new insight into who I really am. Check out my review, my Type 1 before and after pictures, and how I profiled myself.
A couple of weeks ago, I introduced to you the Dressing Your Truth program, and why it caught my eye as a way to dress to look and feel better about yourself. If you aren’t familiar with it, you really should check out the explanation of the Energy Profiling System on their website that better explains the program and why it could change your life.
At first glance, it may appear to be merely a system for how to dress, or even a personality profiling system with a what-to-wear component, but it really is more than either of those.
What is the Dressing Your Truth Program?
The Dressing Your Truth program was developed by Carol Tuttle, author of the best selling book The Child Whisperer, based on her Energy Profiling system that evaluates everything from your facial features and personality traits to the way you move and the way you doodle (or don’t!). The idea is that there are 4 main energy movements that each person expresses and that each of us has a dominant expression which will be our main energy Type.
Dependent on your dominant energy Type, certain types of clothes, colors, makeup, and hairstyles will look best on you. A lot of the information can be found for free on the Dressing Your Truth website, but to really find out the specifics of the types of fabric, cuts, colors, and other information that will work best for you, you should take the Dressing Your Truth course. When you sign up for the course, they will send you style guides in the mail with a selection of colors that look best on each Type. On the back of the bigger style guides, you’ll find a mini cheat sheet that will remind you of the types of things to look for when shopping. They also send you pocket sized style guides that can be easily carried around with you in your wallet for easier shopping while you familiarize yourself with the best colors for you.
If you are interested in figuring out your dominant Type, you can check out the Dressing Your Truth Energy Profiling System that is now free on her website. If you need more help deciding your Type, she also has written a book, Dressing Your Truth, Discover Your Type of Beauty, that is often free in the Kindle version on Amazon and will give you more insight into understanding each of the Types. Another option is to buy her It’s Just My Nature book which she says gives the most comprehensive view of all 4 Types.
How I determined my Type of Beauty
Last time, I told you that I profiled myself as a Type 1 with a secondary Type 4℠.
To be honest, it took me a while to come to the realization, but a few things really tipped me on to knowing that I was a Type 1.
- I totally relate to all of the types, and could mostly see myself as being any of them. That’s actually a Type 1 characteristic! I did rule out Type 3℠ almost immediately, mostly due to the fact that I’ve never liked geometric shapes, and also because I have a hard time getting things done. If anything, despite my admiration for them, I have to admit that I often find Type 3 women intimidating.
- Type 1 women tend to be creative, and often have a hard time finishing projects. When working on my blog, I never run out of ideas, but have a hard time stopping to write them all up. I always have lots of projects started all over the house, and have a hard time commiting to just one thing. My hobbies? I love cooking, photography, stained glass, painting, jewelry making, DIY anything, hiking, playing the guitar,.. Well, you get my drift. My favorite activity changes by the minute. 🙂
- My facial features mostly fit the descriptions in the Energy Profiling System. I have circles around my eyes. I have a big forehead, so much so that my husband often likes to tease me about it; in a nice way, of course. 😉 My eyebrows are asymmetrical, with one being higher than the other. I have apple type cheeks when I smile, and a pretty big smile. I also often get told that I look younger than I am. I’ve even had people say I looked like an adolescent, or that I looked like one of the students when I was teaching a few years back. Ha!
- I have short, stubby, Type 1 hands; something that never came in handy for playing the piano or the guitar. It also kept me from fulfilling my dream of becoming a hand model. (OK, maybe that was never my dream, but I did always wish for longer, thinner fingers and longer nail beds.)
In the end, having small hands hasn’t been too bad. It’s what got me into playing the ukelele, something that I happen to love!
- I tend to walk with a bounce, and smile and laugh a lot when I’m talking to people. Ironically, I have a hard time laughing when people tell jokes, but naturally laugh a lot in normal conversation. I also love to use smiley faces and emojis!! 🙂 😉 I often find myself erasing many of them because I think it’s too much. (The Type 4 in me, perhaps?)
- I think my doodling is pretty characteristic of a Type 1. Here’s an example I found from when I was talking on the phone with someone:
- I like change and new experiences, and also like cheering people up if I can. I was even a cheerleader in high school and wore a pony tail high up on my head. 🙂
- I’m always looking for ways to make healthy food fun! That was the entire premise of the recipes on my blog. That doesn’t mean that I don’t have some “normal” recipes here, but my favorite type recipes are the ones where I can play and let my creativity shine through. Not many other healthy bloggers in the groups I’m in had that same need to put hearts and roses on their salads! Nor were they working hard to make healthier fortune cookies, marshmallow peeps, and magical, color changing food coloring. 😉
Dressing Your Truth Type 1 Characteristics:
- Open minded
Dressing Your Truth Type 4 Characteristics:
The Type 1 and Type 3 energies are more extroverted, where the Type 2 and Type 4 energies are more introverted. Knowing that made me doubt if I was really a Type 1 woman.
Can a Dressing Your Truth Type 1 women be introverted?
Carol addresses the issue in her book, Dressing Your Truth, Discover Your Type of Beauty. She explains that the Type 1 energy is extroverted, generally moving outward before moving inward, and there is a difference between extraversion/introversion as personality traits vs. an expression of movement. Despite that, I still had a doubt. You see, every time I’ve taken a personality test, I always end up being classified as not just an introvert, but as a pretty extreme one.
When I was a kid, I remember that I took a kid’s test that measured extroversion vs. introversion, and ended up with a score that classified me as an extreme introvert. For some reason, at the time, that really bothered me. It bothered me so much that I even re-took the test rethinking most of my answers.
Do I like to do puzzles? Hmmmmm, maybe I don’t like puzzles as much as I thought. 🙂 (Yes, I tried to change as many answers as I could to get the results I wanted, but I still ended up being an introvert.)
Perhaps my inner rebellion has to do with the fact that I don’t really fit the idea of what most people think of when describing an introvert.
Most people think of introverts as being shy and withdrawn, and avoiding people at all cost.
On the other hand I loved going to parties, and talking to people. I love having a good time. Those are all traits that people normally attribute to extroverts.
Still, there is no doubt that I am an introvert.
I think what sets introverts (as a personality trait) apart is more about what gives us energy and what takes it away from us. I’ve gone to parties with extroverted friends, and while we both have a really great time, I’m usually exhausted afterwards and ready for some alone time, while my extroverted friends seemed to have a new boost in energy and are ready for more!
Outgoing extroverts: the Type 1 introverts
I think a lot of us introverts are outgoing introverts who are often mistaken for extroverts. We likely hate small talk, and don’t like talking to people who don’t interest us, but when you get us in the right situation, it’s hard to shut us up. 🙂 Our faces light up when we talk about what we like to whom we like, and we may not be the life of the party, but we definitely bring a lightness to things.
Have you profiled yourself correctly?
So, the more I thought about all of those things, the more I realized that I’m pretty sure I profiled myself right. Ever since I’ve been wearing Type 1 clothes and makeup, I’ve felt more like myself. I feel lighter and happier. If you try wearing the right clothes for your Type of Beauty, and feel uncomfortable or even like you’re living a lie, there is a good chance that you may have profiled yourself incorrectly!
How did I decide my secondary Type?
The Type 4 energy seems to conflict with the Type 1 energy, but it appears to be quite common to have one be your primary and the other your secondary energy. I like to think of it as the little angel and the little happy, mischievous devil playing around in my mind. 😉
I was actually a very well behaved kid. I don’t remember people telling me to behave or calm down. I’ve actually been told many times that I’m poised, a Type 4 characteristic, even though I have an animated quality and a bounce in my step. This depends a lot on my environment. I even won the “most poised” trophy in the one beauty pageant I participated in as a kid!
I think that growing up, I pushed myself to be calm and poised in an effort to make my family happy. I wanted to be a good girl, so I tried not to fidget and tried to behave. I often couldn’t sleep at night after having said or done something “wrong,” so I would be very careful and precise when talking with grownups. I also ended up skipping 1st grade, and was almost 2 years younger than some of the kids in my class because my birthday already put me as one of the younger kids. I think I got teased as being different for being so young, so I worked especially hard to be more “grown up” and less “infantile.”
For awhile, I thought that maybe I was a primary Type 4 with a Type 1 secondary energy, but something about that didn’t feel right to me. My husband, a Type 4 who admittedly thinks the whole classification system is “stupid” (a Type 4 characteristic in itself), laughed that I would even consider myself as a Type 4. I have a very unorganized organization system, at least to his structured perspective, and am nowhere near as focused as he is. He doesn’t have my same need for keeping things light and fun, either, and is very practical and responsible. (Much more so than I am!)
This video about honoring the Type 1/4 or Type 4/1 energy really confirmed things for me. I could truly relate to both Jaleah and Kalista!
My Dressing Your Truth Type 1 Before and After photos
It took me awhile to get my after picture taken because it didn’t stop raining here until this week finally. The weather has been so crazy that it even snowed here, enough to keep snow on the ground, something that hasn’t happened since 1983! My son and I were even able to build a snowman! Fun, right?!?!? 🙂
I didn’t really have enough light coming into my bedroom, the only room in the house big enough to get the camera far enough away from me to get a picture taken, to actually take the picture!
I have to admit that I had to take a dress from my summer wardrobe and winter it up to get an after. I haven’t had a chance to get out and buy many new Type 1 clothes yet. I have managed to clear out a bunch of so-so black clothes that I didn’t love to make room for new, fun, Type 1 clothes. I set aside the few black and gray items that I didn’t clear out of my closet, and I’ve been trying to mostly dress true to my type lately.
And, no, I didn’t just suddenly get a tan. The difference in lighting has to do with the weather outside. These pictures were taken in winter with around 2 weeks between them.
I’ve brought my old pink boots out of the back of the closet, and I’ve been letting my hair do its (naturally curly) thing! I did add a few highlights to my hair, and “pruned” it out a bit to let more of the curls come through. I’m considering going a bit shorter to fit the Type 1 energy more.
How do I feel after several weeks of mostly Dressing My Truth?
I feel so much lighter and brighter when I’m out and about. I even sort of imagine myself with light bouncing off of me when I see other people. I notice them in their dark, black outfits, and just want to try to lighten up their day. I’ve noticed the bounce in my step, and rather than try to tone it down, I embrace it and let my fun energy shine through. I’m no longer that little girl who has to behave like a grown up. I am a grown up, and can now focus on having fun and being me!
I also find myself walking around trying to profile other people. Ha!
While I’m definitely not an expert in profiling, some people just look so obvious to me. 🙂 I just want to go running around telling people, you should be wearing more of this or that!
I also complimented the obviously Type 4, poised waitress who looked super sharp in her slicked back hair, stark white, well ironed shirt, and bright pink lipstick. She just struck me as totally Dressing Her Truth, and totally wanted to tell her that without looking like a nutjob! 🙂
I’ll leave you with these other before and after pictures from my blog. (Although they aren’t actually “before” and “after”; let me explain…)
The first picture was my intro picture in the sidebar of my blog up until last summer. I look like I’m dressed more like a Type 4 in that picture. I’ve always dressed more like that, and worn my hair straighter, maybe in an effort to be taken more seriously. The second picture was taken by a friend at a birthday party on the beach. I wasn’t really wearing makeup, but was looking more relaxed and felt more “like me.” I wasn’t trying to be anybody else that day, and intuitively picked that dress. Once I saw her picture, I immediately switched the picture on my blog because I felt like it depicted who I was so much better!
In the first picture I look so cold and serious looking, it just doesn’t depict who I am. So, you see, even before I knew anything about Dressing Your Truth, my own instincts were telling me something was up.
Have I convinced you to at least take a look at the Energy Profiling System?
I’d love to hear your comments, and how it goes for you!
I’ve just found your blog, I’ve been struggling to find my true type for 3 years since buying the course. Tried all of them. I’ve narrowed it down to 1/4 4/1.
I felt I could have been reading about myself after reading your article.❤
I remember watching the video and crying watching the images of type 1 when I 1st got into it all. Sadly Childhood wounding has kept me from fully knowing myself for most of my life, controlling mother. ?
I tried them all and just recently, the penny finally dropped, Carol has talked about resistance to your true type through shaming. I thought I feel “silly, and childish” when I’ve tried type 1. but the others even type 4 which I resonate with, seriously dont feel right. Too still, my aha moment was while dressing as a type 4 I suffer from depression, I need to move and have more fun.
Today I put on a dress for the 1st time that a friend picked out for me while thrift shopping, together. I wasn’t entirely convinced about it but something made me buy it. It reminded me of my multi media projects we do together. Mint green background brown birds randomly flying and pink flowers, scalloped lace on neckline and sleeves which are short and slightly puffy in a soft fabric. This is after a recent comment from an old male platonic friend whom I lost contact with and recently reunited commented on my 21st photo saying I was cute and pretty and nothing has changed. So decided to wear the dress today to see. My depressed energy instantly lifted, there have been a lot of other clues along with these like my same friend (shopping) constantly telling me I’m random. A random comment in the middle of a conversation cemmented our frienship 17 years ago we still laugh about it.
Plus your article has helped me see my truth, I was meant to read it. ❤ So thank you for sharing your experience.❤❤❤ By the way I use lots of emoji’s I’ve come to realise ?.
Thank you Tracy.
Tracy Ariza, DDS
Thank you so much for your comment!
I totally relate, of course.
I used to never wear patterns, except the occasional stripe or serious pattern. Lately, though, I LOVE so many patterns I wouldn’t have worn before.
I really love random type dots and fun prints. I didn’t used to like stars much, and now love them- especially when they are combined with dots.
What I do find, though, is that I still tend to lean towards what I call the “overlap colors” (ones that would look good on both a 1 and a 4)- like navy. I love navy blue- which a 4 could also wear. I just combine it with the tints and fun-ness of a 1.
I do also find I wear brighter tints- so I love wearing the shades of turquoise that both a 1 and 4 could wear.
I guess that makes sense, though.
I totally relate to wearing something and having it totally bring up my mood, though. I need to write an update showing what I wear now that I’ve been doing this for so long. My wardrobe has completely changed and I quite like it!
I hope it continues to go well for you! ❤
Keep emoji-ing! Be random! Don’t let people bring you down! And, of course, have fun! ?
I think it is so telling that in your more “serious” profile picture, you are holding a chicken! How type 1 of you! Ha ha! I am also a 1/4 and identified with much of what you said. Thank you for your post.
Hahaha- I hadn’t really thought of that. 🙂
Thank you! I’m glad you liked it!
Hi Tracy, I’m probably your twin. I totally got everything you said and feel exactly the same way as you do. The thing is that 4’s only look good in black and I’ve been told on numerous occasions that I look good in black. I really think I am more of a “1” so this is pretty darn confusing to me. I have seen pics of myself in black and pics of myself in lighter colors and my best colors are jewel tones and black! IOt’s funny because when I was a kid, like you, I was brought up to be a good girl, but my parents were narcissistic and I became an introvert just to survive them. People thought I was shy, but inwardly I was not one bit shy. I actually hated it when people said that. They didn’t know what I was going through at home and how they tried to squelch my true personality. Now that I’m so much older, I am truly becoming the person I have always known myself to be. This profiling system is really a great way to confirm who you really are and what you want to beome!
That’s interesting! Actually, the whole profiling thing is fascinating, really.
I’m not convinced I look as good as I thought I did in black anymore. I even bought a black dress with a cute Type 1 style and pattern, but then I couldn’t get myself to wear it. I felt “off” somehow.
I do tend towards the darker tints, though. (I have a LOT of navy!) I also like “contrast-y” type patterns that are often a lot more symmetrical (closer to Type 4), but I do like the scattered ones too. I sort of live in the in-between world. 😉 Either way, I wear a LOT more patterns than I used to. I used to live in only solids.
I’ve been meaning to write a follow up post and share how my wardrobe has evolved since that last post. I’m fixing up some older seasonal posts on the blog, but I definitely want to do that soon- maybe it would be a good “new year” type idea.
I just loved your post! I have just bought the dyt system and think i might be a 1 but am afraid to commit! I have had a traumatic childhood yet always tried to be perfect. I’m definitely the happy flighty type, but my profile has the arched eyebrows. Otherwise ive got apple cheeks etc.
Do you think commiting to the DYT type 1 facebook group for a month might help?
You sound a lot like me!
Sorry I took so long to get back to you. I thought I had already answered this comment, but I think I had set it aside for when I had more time to adequately answer you and it got hidden behind a lot of newer comments.
What I would do is to try finding the most “Type 1” clothes that you already own, and try to wear those and dress as if you were sure you were a 1 for a while. (A month would be great!)
You could add a few new Type 1 items to your wardrobe, but I wouldn’t go crazy with it if you aren’t feeling confident with it yet.
Once you try dressing that way, see how you feel! If you feel happy, you are probably a Type 1. If you feel ridiculous and off, you may either be a different type or be struggling with adapting. In which case I might ease into the colors and patterns of Type 1 that are most comfortable for you. I find myself leaning towards the brighter Type 1 colors and often use contrasty type patterns. I think that’s the Type 4 of my secondary trying to have its way. Luckily there are a lot of overlap colors there!
There are many groups on Facebook that can also help because you can get feedback from other people like you. I’m a member of a few unofficial groups and quite like them. 🙂
I just figured out I’m type 3. It’s something I’ve been fighting with. What you said about type 3 women intimidating you stung just a little, I’ve acknowledged my intensity, but sometimes I still wish it away:) I’m still deciding whether I’m type 3/4 or 3/2, but I do know that I’ve got a lower secondary. I’m very introverted, despite my loving people.
I completely understand, and I’m sorry if that bothered you. That’s probably your secondary showing through! What I will say is that while I find some Type 3’s intimidating, I’m also quite jealous of their drive, and really wish I did have more Type 3 in me. I have a hard time getting things done and following through. Not all Type 3’s are intimidating, but because I have a hard time speaking my mind sometimes, I get easily overtaken by some. 😉
My guess is that if you have a softer secondary, that you are probably a wonderful person to be around. You’re probably good at getting things done and being dependable.
Don’t wish it away, though! Feel free to give me some of it. I’m in definite need. 😉
This was so helpful! Seeing your dress/outfits helped me confirm what I’ve known intuitively– I’m a 1/4. 🙂
I’m so happy it helped. Welcome to the club! 😉
After 10+ years, I have finally found peace with my type. I spent two years dressing as a type 1. It was fun and light and yet I hated my hair short. After a while, I got exhausted trying to be a t1. I was convinced I was a 1/4. I have no symmetrical qualities in my features but my behavior/personality suggested 1/4 or 4/1.
I turned to type 2 for another two years. After reading the Child Whisperer, I was convinced that I was either a type 2 or got wounded very young. The problem was, I didn’t think I looked beautiful. I was experiencing great depression and my clothing budget was non-existent so I was trying to makeover type 1 clothes. My whole world was gray not just my clothes.
Finally, I put on type 4 for a couple of years. Once again, I have no symmetrical features but I have dark hair and light skin so the contrast was nice on me but too much. The stiffness was so not me and I was still doing my hair in the type 2 ways I have been doing my whole life.
This was seven years into the study of the system. I chose to quit, as best as I could. Every time it came up again, pretty often as an energy healer in Utah, I would become obsessed. I’d watch video after video looking for my type. Because I have a social aspect to my introverted nature and I love sparkly things, I was convinced type 1 had to be my secondary, since it was not my dominant.
Here’s the thing. My features have a LOT of type 3 in them. I know that I am the opposite of drive, anything but substantial and definitely not bold so I knew it could not be my type. I finally have accepted that I am a 2 with a secondary 3. I’ll be sure to use all 5 elements of dress this time and go for some of the darker type 2 colors for my beautiful dark hair. Also recognizing the 3 in me and learning to love that part of me will be huge.
It’s not unusual for a 2/3 to think they are a type 1. But here’s the thing I write super long posts, like this. I pay attention to details, like editing my words over and over, even after I push post. I don’t grasp the concept of disconnect. I try and I try but I hold onto ideas until I find peace with them. For example, taking nearly 11 years to finally have peace with my type, where other types just say, “It doesn’t work for me,” and that’s that. Type 1s disconnect, type 3 didn’t get results so goodbye, and type 4s are so black and white they can deem it not valuable and let go. I could not disconnect because I am a connector by nature.
My super cute type 1 friends envy my ability to plan. As a 2/3/1 I’m super high movement for the type 2s. I definitely don’t look 45 (I look at least 10 years younger) and sweet and cute are words used to describe me my whole life. I hated being called cute. I don’t see myself as detailed or a planner until I compare myself to a type 1. I am a great listener, which is a very t2 trait, and yet in my head, I’m saying “hurry up” if I’m not really interested.
I couldn’t see my truth for a few reasons. #1 I could see myself as cute but never the beautiful or lovely type 2. #2 I hated the type 3 side of me. Until I came to a place of peace with that part of me, I would never be able to accept my truth.
I’m extremely social at parties and talk to strangers in the stores. Here’s the difference. I observe until I am comfortable, which can be quick or take a while. I always let others lead unless I am in charge/hosting. (I hate having people over to my house but love parties. The details of hosting, getting ready and cleaning up and making sure everyone is having a good time overwhelm me.) I even stay until the end at functions, don’t want to miss out on connecting with people, but I need plenty of time to recover. If too many functions happen in one week, I’ll get so exhausted and even sick. I am constantly aware of the energy of the room. Who’s happy and who’s not. My type 1 friends as fun as they are can be totally clueless about what is going on in the room. At the store, I intuitively know who is open to a stranger saying hi. I only say hi to those people whereas my mom will talk to anyone even when they are obviously (to me) wanting her to go away.
This whole type thing is interesting. The dynamics of the crossover types definitely throws in a curve. I see so many 1/4s or 4/1s mistype themselves as 3 or 2. Their features and mannerisms tell a different story. Same with 2/3 or 3/2 typing themselves as 1 or 4.
It’s funny reading your description of yourself. I’m the same in many ways. Love parties, exhausted after. I have so many projects and when I have a hard time finishing a lot of things. When I crochet I make small things because I’ll never finish a big one. I rotate through my hobbies. I love so many things and adore making things cute, hearts are my favorite shape. My favorite color is rainbow and sparkles. 😀 I guess the crossover 2/3 types just are like 1/4s.
You look lovely in all of your pictures. I’m glad you found your type. Keep having an amazing life. I’m ready to go read a book now, like the classic type 2 that I am.
Thanks so much for sharing your story!
Yes, this can all be very confusing sometimes- and can be stressful if you try to be somebody that you aren’t.
The more I live as a Type 1, the more I feel that it completely suits me! I think that’s where you can mostly know for sure.
You’re right about Type 3’s often mistyping themselves as 1/4’s or 4/1’s. I think there was a video about it.
It made me think a lot, but Type 3 is still the one Type I’m pretty sure I’m furthest from. I like softer curves, and don’t like big, bold lines. (I not-so-secretly hate the straight line type of art deco.) That said, many are “sure” they aren’t a Type 3 when they really are, so who knows, I may have more Type 3 than I think. I do like the idea of just getting stuff done, but am normally not very good at it. Ha! 🙂
I think the whole idea of this program, though, is to help you discover yourself a bit more. If it is providing more stress than help, it’s probably best to move away for a while as you did.
It’s not surprising that a 1/4 or 4/1 would be similar to a 3/2 or 2/3. It’s the combination of higher energy types competing with a calmer energy. Of course, I’m a Type one so I relate to everybody. hahaha
Thanks again, though, for your story. I truly find all stories truly fascinating when it comes to this!
Where we are different…I’m not a reader- I’m a do-er, but I do have to read and study a lot to be able to do things right. (My Type 4 wouldn’t have it otherwise.)
For leisure, though, I prefer painting to going to a museum, writing to reading, acting to watching tv…
I don’t feel high energy, but that statement makes it sound like I’m a higher energy that I feel. Ha!
Enjoy your reading! I’m secretly jealous of you enjoying your book. I’m too impatient to get to the end of a good book to read… so I’ll go play the ukelele instead.
That is my daughter. I guess she is right… she really is a type 2… huh…
Thanks for sharing your journey!!! My daughter just typed herself as a 1/4 and much of what you described about yourself sounds like her. She’s been having the introvert/extravert debate with herself for a long time. She’s outgoing and likes people, so people think she’s an extravert, but she also doesn’t mind staying home and working on projects/crafts for weeks at a time. She was worried about all the short hair cuts on the DYT website, but I like how your long hair went from looking like it was trying to be tamed (marginally sleek type 4) to free loose curls (definitely type 1). Her hair has the same quality as yours so I forwarded your blog to her.
That’s great, Lora!
I like hearing about other people and their feelings on the matter too because, although I’m pretty sure I’ve typed myself correctly, it’s always good to get validation from others. 😉
Thank you for your introverted/extroverted thoughts. I found your post while in my first 30 days of DYT, and while I was confident I was a Type 1, I was waffling because I also need (and relish!) quiet time.
It would be wonderful if you could post more about your DYT journey. I’m sure lots of us would be inspired!
I definitely need a LOT of quiet time! 🙂
I need to contact them to see if I can post more about it again. They changed how they do things with the course, etc. Because of their copyrights, I have to run all posts about their system by them first- which is fine with me, but I’m not sure how things are now. I asked a question about writing new posts in my last email to them, and it never got answered, so I sort of have been putting it off. I should try again.
I will say that I lost a lot of weight last year, which made it really easy for me to switch out most of my wardrobe. I ditched all of the black, and am quite happy with navy blue and lots of colors.
Thanks for the reminder, though. I’ll definitely consider doing another update post.
Hello, I found your blog via Pinterest and really loved reading this post. I am a 1/4 as well. And am Just now starting off on my journey to dress as such. I have a fair bit of weight to lose after having 4 children in just over 4 years, but I am looking forward to getting more flashy and happy colors into my closet. Most of my prepregnancy clothes were already type 1 with some 4 in them, and I can hardly wait to get back to being able to wear them again. I am going to take the plunge and get my hair cut sometime this summer, I really struggle with wearing it down around my face, and almost always have it in a tight bun or high braided ponytail. I’d love to see some more tips on how you usually do you hair now that this has been a few years since you posted this particular post. Thanks so much again for writing this blog.
Well, I have to say that I’ve gotten a lot brighter with my wardrobe. I also lost about 35 pounds since then, so I was able to completely change up my wardrobe. I don’t have much black at all anymore, if any, but do have a lot of navy blue.
My hair is the one thing I couldn’t get used to… I mean, I tried cutting it somewhat, but I let it grow longer again. I think I just feel like I need the long hair to ground me. Perhaps that’s my Type 4 taking over. 😉
I do wear it curly now, though, and let it do its thing after constantly feeling like I needed to blow dry it straight! That makes me very happy. Oh- and I’m the opposite of you there. I feel like I need my hair around my face. I feel naked when I have it up, so, I’m not much help there. 😉
I’ve been making my own shampoos and conditioners, and that has helped me keep my hair in better condition where it actually wants to curl rather than be ugly wavy on top and straight on the bottom.
Perhaps I should contact them about doing an update post. They changed the system, and now the program is free and they don’t have an affiliate program so they don’t really work with bloggers in the same way. All posts have to be run by them first so that they can protect their copyrights and such, so I’d have to make sure they are OK with me posting an update, although I don’t see why they wouldn’t like that.
Ive just started this journey and am in my first 30 days with Carols course. I look forward to her emails. So here you are doing a superb job too. Ive tried many types of colour coordinating things but nothing has hit the nail on the head till now. You look great and so natural. keep up the nice job.
Thanks so much!
I’ve fully embraced being a Type 1 since writing this post. 🙂
That said, I do find myself migrating towards the border colors— navy and other darker tints that approximate and/or overlap with Type 4 colors. 😉
Haha! My daughter who is a type 1/4 looks better in the more saturated colors of the type 1 color scheme as well. She can even get away with more hues such as cobalt/navy/forest green
Yes! I wear a lot of navy blue now. I think my patterns tend to be somewhere between a Type 1 and a Type 4 pattern too. They are more random than what I would have chosen before, but they tend to have a lot of contrast to them. 🙂