Top 10 Style Tips for Everyday

One of the first questions you ask yourself each morning (or evening if you’re a planner!) is, “What the heck am I doing to wear?”

It’s a fact of life that we get dressed each day, so it’s a question we all have - and people ask me ALL the time what they should wear on a daily basis.

It’s a regular part of life, adorning your body so that it looks good and feels good every day. Just because you deserve it.  

That’s why I made this list of 10 Style Tips for Everyday. Whenever you have trouble picking something out, come back to this list and pick a tip to work with. You can even print it out and hang it in your closet! Even just one of these will help you transform getting dressed into a more pleasurable experience.

  1. KISS - Keep It Simple Sexy - nothing more or nothing less. If whatever you put on feels complicated, remove a layer or take out a color or pattern.

  2. Know Your Audience - Start by visualizing your day.  As you stand in your closet, think through what your day has in store for you, who do you need to meet, where do you need to be, what activities do you need to do.

  3. Inner Radar - Check in with how you feel - acknowledging and witnessing how you feel allows you to be present with yourself. It brings you one breath closer to you.

  4. Power Play - Ask your body what it needs to be as effective and powerful as possible in that day.  Your body wants to speak to you. If you listen, it’ll tell you what you need to know.

  5. Color Theory - Pull the color out that you're most drawn to. Our mood can be lifted or sustained by color. It can light you up or shut you down. Choose the sensation you desire to express.

  6. Body Architecture - Follow your lines. So often my clients come to me saying they feel fat or frumpy and 9 times out of 10, they are wearing clothes that are too big. Follow the architecture of your body. Let the fabric fall onto your body in the shape that you are… it’s as easy as holding a shirt up to your frame and seeing if it is too square, too round or too trim.

  7. Express Yourself - Choose 1-2 accents. (Go back to #1….. K.I.S.S.) So often we try to mix and match too much. Look for one accent, meaning a contrast fabric like leather, lace, twill, or piping. Or you can add a little jewelry to dress up or dress down your look.

  8. Stay Fresh - Box up and donate what doesn’t fit.  Easy to say. Hard to do. Just let it go. Make room for the new to come to you.

  9. Asset Awareness - Dress for your assets. I used to be told that I should enhance or expose my boobs and legs because they were big and long, respectively. But honestly, it never felt good to me. I have reframed “assets” to be those parts of the body that I desire to enhance or release emotionally. I consciously dress for relaxing shoulders and an open heart. What do you need to enhance or release? You can define your own assets.

  10. Value Game - It can be so easy to buy on trend.  It will even seem cheaper because the discount stores carry on brand and change their goods all the time. That’s an easy way to spend a lot and still feel empty and “not you.” Once you know your true style, then you can play the value game. Looking for good quality clothing for a great price can be fun and adventurous. I call it modern day hunting!

 

I know getting dressed can be frustrating, but when you shift the perspective to an inner lens it can be so freeing.

Leave a comment down below!

 

XOXO

Carrie

 

What I am crushing on

Free People Sweet Talkin’ Jumpsuit

Integrating Into Your Style

Have you ever thought of relaxing as an activity, something you need to do? I do, all too often.

It was the Tuesday morning after Memorial Day weekend. After spending the weekend with my family at dinner parties and brunches and then a cold and wet Memorial Day in our apartment painting the bathroom and entryway, I woke up Tuesday feeling depleted. That kind of feeling where you go, “How do I do this day? Do I have to? What ‘must’ be done?”

After reviewing my top priorities, I sat on the edge of the bed in my robe, hair wet from my shower, thinking about my clients. The ones that tell me oh so often that they stand in front of their closets and think, “What would Carrie do?”

So I sat there, looked out at the clouded-over sky, and asked my body what it needed to be the most comfortable and effective today. That allowed me the strength, connectivity and desire to approach my closet.

Don’t you want to feel connected to your body when you are adorning it?

Fatigue can often cloud the synapses firing for you to feel yourself.  

What if it didn’t have to be that way? What if you could receive small bit parts from yourself throughout the day that when totaled would help you release the fatigue and revive you?  

It’s possible. It’s called integrating your style with your desires.

Here’s the approach I have found works every time.

Standing in my closet, I found a long, flowing silver skirt. I instantly felt my body release the fatigue and step into a bit of excitement. I then found a long, black chambray button-down that gives me a little structure but still has a chill feeling to it. My cowl ankle black leather boots were ready to meet my feet. I made the gold accent buckles on the boots appear seamless against the silver by adding small brass studs, a brass ring and a great gold and black bracelet. I wish I had captured it for you!

By finding the flow my body needed, I released and received the relaxation I needed to move into my day.  

When you get dressed do you find ease in the experience? Or does the To Do list take over so your body becomes a forgotten creature waiting to be covered and moved along?

When that happens, take a step back. Give yourself one breath and one question: what does my body need? It will tell you if you give it the space.

I would love to hear how your body is feeling today. Did you allow it to inform how to dress yourself? What did you choose? Leave a comment down below. 

 

WHAT I'M CRUSHING ON:

Magdalena Skirt

I love the mix of gold and silver!

I love the mix of gold and silver!

Working hard to relax? How to ease in and receive it

Hey Beauty,

Do you ever get tense and find it hard to relax?

I’ll be the first to tell you, relaxing feels like a job to me. I am not good at it. I love excitement. I love connecting. I love to make things happen. I love to create. I love hustle and bustle, but my body tends to disagree. So do I really love all of that if my body tires so easily?

The past few weeks have been active. Filled with commitments to clients, to my tribe, to my partner, to my puppy, to my family, to my business. I consciously knew that I was overfull and was excited and worried.

Have you had that feeling of potential and fear in the same place? It sits in my belly and can get a little confusing sometimes unless I curate a more conscious experience.

So I carved out some me time. I made sure I hit yoga class as least once a week. I went to physical therapy like a religion 2 times a week. I took longer walks with my pup 3 times a week. I chose limited social engagements. I finally made that Valentine’s spa day gift appointment.

But I still couldn’t relax. I couldn’t lie back and let go. I had to keep talking and doing. I mean, I love to create.

Over the past 4 years, I have been working on relaxing interpersonally and personally. I thought it was about balance, but it really is about integrating my life and my needs and creating my ability to receive relaxation.

I was at yoga class the other night, and we were doing a very gentle shoulder expansion. (I gave up aggressive flow classes a few years ago to have a slower, more expansive and restorative experience with my body).

Yes, this receiving relaxation thing has been a process for quite a while.

I lay there in my galaxy yoga pants, face into the floor. Breathing deeply as my arm extended 90 degrees out from my body and 90 degrees up from my elbow. I gently rolled into my extended arm to expand the frontal space of my shoulder.

I knew with every breath that I was receiving relaxation. I was receiving a desire that my body had been craving. Yes, I was doing yoga, but I really felt like I was just being with my body.

Learning to receive is like working a muscle when you have been blocking it all your life.

Next time someone says, “I like your dress.” All you have to do is receive it and say, “Thank you.”

No excuses. No explanations. No pardons for your appearance. Just plain thank you! Breathe it in and allow your body to feel it.

How does that feel?

Lots of love,

Carrie

Nourish Your Soul Style

Wouldn’t you love to know special tricks to get the best nourishment for your style? Style is not only about what you wear but how you take care of yourself, and I can’t wait to share one of my secrets with you… I have my very own Healthy Godmother who helps me stay on track. She’s always there to wave her wand and bring me a green juice or a protein shake, but more important, she’s just there with me to hold space and keep me accountable. She’ll shoot me a text: “Have you had enough water today?” Or my new fave: “Have you used your dry brush or hot towel scrub yet today?” (My skin feels so amazing when I do these things.)

It may be a surprise to you, but I was once a health coach. I worked daily inside doctors’ offices teaching them about lifestyle medicine and implementing nutrition and supplement programs to reverse chronic illness. Sounds fancy, right?

While I ran myself ragged around the east coast, I decidedly let go of many principles I had learned at integrative nutrition school. My goal was to help change the medical system (no matter what the cost to me). 

Have you ever done that? Lived for your mission and totally left your body behind? It’s troublesome. That’s why connecting is so important.

Like most of the population, I had some health challenges, but nothing too terrible. They tripped me up occasionally. When my clients (doctors) met me and we talked about my story and my mission, they loved to give unsolicited advice. What I heard consistently was that it was my blood sugar and some excess weight that caused hormone problems.

So I went rouge. I lost 30 lbs. I was skinny and more sick than I have ever been in my entire life. But on the flip side, I looked fabulous, skinny legs and all. I got the attention I deeply desired from others (not really healthy attention, though). I finally got to wear clothes that I had dreamed of - well, because there was no fat to stop me from revealing my tummy, my hips, my arms, or any of it.  

Do you feel like there are parts of your body you do not want to reveal? Not to worry, we learn how to support you in Create Your Soul Style. Now, I have a little nourishing magic for you.

When I I came back to Maine to heal and recover, the food part of my life was really hard. As I built my wellness tribe here (my soul sisters,) I was able to talk about the challenges I was having. I finally had a positive sounding board. I worked to gain weight; I was unable to gain muscle, though. Needless to say, I have learned to embrace my new curves as part of my new style. (I have also found some tricks to transform clothes that just might be a little too snug.)

Over 2 years ago, I met my dear friend and soul sister Heidi Symonds at a healthy mixer. Yup, we bring salads instead of wine to hang out. Heidi and I have a saying we were “separated at life.” Our journeys and life obstacles are eerily and beautifully similar. 

There was a moment in my healing journey over the past 4 years when I abandoned my aggressively healthy eating for whatever I wanted. I still left out the gluten, limited dairy, soy and corn. Sugar, on the other hand, became more of a staple than I had had in over 8 years. 

I needed some help to embrace the new body I was in with the 30 lbs back on and change in my fitness. Like more fat and less muscle.

Create Your Soul Style came out of my process to heal my body and my relationship with my body. It then evolved into a coaching and styling platform. First I told women what to wear, but then I connected it to what they felt and what they desired. It really came from a deep desire to have a creative outlet, and fashion, well really style, was just that.

Your soul style is the sweet spot where what you wear enhances your desires, needs and feelings.

 During this whole creation process, I had a Healthy Godmother who retrained me how to care for my body on the practical level. The beauty of my relationship with Heidi is she created really simple ways to shift my behavior.

I am so excited to offer you a massive addition and bonus to Create Your Soul Style.

Nourish Your Soul Style: Using Sacred Acts of Self Care to Embody a Charmed Brand

  • A bonus 60-minute group call with The Healthy Godmother, Heidi Symonds, to learn how to incorporate alchemy in creating your style
  • The 3 magical acts of self care that will transform your body, mind, and soul - they’re not what you think!
  • How to show up for your big event feeling sparkly and powerful

Who doesn’t need that?

I now incorporate the right nourishment for my body on a daily basis and, well, I hire Heidi for any event or gig to keep me going. 

For today only, the Nourish Your Soul Style bonus is available. You have 12 hours to take action. The bonus offer comes down at 7:30 pm EST tonight. Just click right here to sign up for Create Your Soul Style.   

What If Clothing Could Heal?

Hi Beauty,

Have you ever felt like you cannot figure out what to wear? Like, painfully standing in your closet, pulling your hair out, so frustrated? I know you are not alone. 

Over the past 2 years, I have taken a deep dive into how our everyday choices in what we wear can actually create a supportive healing effect. There is nothing more disempowering than feeling like you don't fit into your clothes, your style is out of date, or your body is just plain uncomfortable in what you wear.

I feel you. This has happened to me so often. It has stalled me from leaving the house in a timely manner or kept me from wanting to go out at all!

But, I found a solution. It feels like a miracle. I would love to share it with you.

My goal has always been to create transformative experiences for women. What I never knew is how much learning I still had to do to develop work that can create an empowered woman who moves with ease and grace, who stands confidently in her decisions, who knows that what she wears authentically reflects her true self.

I used to see myself through the “lack” lens.

“I have not gotten there yet...”

“I haven’t made it yet….”

“One day, I will have….”

“They will love me when….”

“Someday it will all work out…”

I am sure one of these thoughts has crossed your mind once or twice?

The funniest part about this type of thinking is that I was actually defensive and justified all my actions, thereby solidifying why nothing worked out.

Wow...what a downward spiral! Seriously, have you ever felt this way?

4 years ago I started experiencing episodic paralysis. My central nervous system was calling it quits after 10 years in NYC and not listening to my body! I evacuated The City and headed straight to my place of restoration: Kennebunk Beach, Maine. Over the past 4 years I have spent my time learning to see life through a new lens.

Daily as I woke and recreated the dialogue with my body, I asked it what it needed to be as effective and powerful as possible. I found my salvation in fashion; more important, I found my expression in how I chose to dress daily.

Not knowing if I would be able to walk home or even make it out of the house, the clothing I wore became a microcosm of expression for support, a release of fear, a protection of energy, or a way to enhance my energy. But it wasn't just about the clothes - it was about creating hope, confidence, freedom and comfort.

It was no longer about what people thought about me. But specifically about what worked for me and how I could help other women dress to feel the same sense of confidence and security.

That is how Create Your Soul Style was born. A four-part system to:

  • Communicate who you are to others in an instant and make an incredible first impression
  • Have more confidence when being seen and showing up in your own life
  • Save time and money by gaining complete clarity on what to shop for based on your body and personal style
  • Increase your revenue and attract your dream clients or business situations

One of my goals when desiring to start a business was to speak on stage about my work (work that I had no idea I was going to create). I had a deep urge to share my story, but also to challenge the way we see, feel and experience life.

In March I was honored to speak at Maine Live. I was able to express the new lens through which I view life now. I was able to share the new work I’ve created over the past 2 years. I was able to touch the hearts and minds of the 400 people in the room, and now I can share it with you!

Sharing my journey to creating a business to support thriving entrepreneurs and professionals had a profound impact on me. It was a total dream come true!

I will never forget how a lovely gentleman came up to me after I spoke and shared how he so related to everything I said because he too worried about what to wear just that morning. Should he wear a coat and tie, a suit, a tie and sweater? It's a real conundrum for many people, and I deeply want it to be a pleasurable experience.

Click here to check out the video of my speech

I was honored to share the stage with 13 other incredible Maine visionaries!

Thank you so much for checking it out! I would love to hear from you and how your image and style can influence your world. Just hit reply to this email!

Xo

Carrie

P.S.You can have this, too. Create Your Soul Style is an 8-week group journey to find your signature style. (And never again feel lost when you look inside your closet!) Inside you will learn to shift the lens on how you look at your body, which will forever change how you see your style. You will feel more confident and comfortable in your skin. Plus it’s tons of fun to play!

Stop Objectification

Photo credit: Portland Press Herald Staff photo by Gregory Rec

 

Have you ever felt ashamed of your body and how you look?

I know what a bummer but it happens all the time.   We judge ourselves for the beliefs we hold about our bodies. Part of it is programming from Mass Media, maybe it consumerism, it could even be from neglect, abuse or trauma.

A few weeks ago my client Heidi was traveling, she texted me and made a negative comment about the size of her body in relation to how it fit in the bus seat.  My answer was, “You are objectifying yourself.  Stop looking at yourself from the outside in.  See what we all see from the inside out.”  Yes we had an earth shaking conversation via text about how we feel about our bodies and self.  We released the judgement and created a new frame of mind.  She was able to take off on her trip with a light hearted feeling of joy, gratitude and excitement for the adventure ahead.

I honestly get so riled up about this. We think that sexual objectification is all. But honestly any time you look at your body and make yourself smaller, less than or not good enough because of how you look you are objectifying yourself.

This took me years of therapy and many traumatic experiences to stop.

I remember being on a date in NYC. The man (who knows his name) commented on my breasts. And I placated him.  Immediately, I was disappointed in myself and said to myself,  “Again this is the direction I am going with yet another man.”   Heartbreaking to see myself as just an object of their pleasure.  I actually got up and left the date.

So I brought it to the table to talk about with my therapist.

While I thought all I was was tits and ass at that time and most of my life, I have learned from years of therapy and from my clients there are many forms of objectification.

How often do you look in the mirror and say “You look Marvelous DARLING!”   

Most of the time we say to ourselves

  • Look at that bulge...

  • Ohhh I look tired.  What do I do about these bags...

  • I need a lift.  Man how did that sag so much….

  • If I just lost 10 lbs I would be better….

 

Are you participating in the game against yourself?   

Today my best friends daughter was on the front page of the Portland Press Herald for classroom clothing restrictions and being publicly shamed by her teacher for wearing a tank top.  I am so thrilled that her daughter Molly, who is in 6th grade, is able to stand up for herself, her beliefs about her body and her right to wear the clothing she desires.   Being made to stand in front of a classroom and have your clothing measured is shaming and no one should be objectified that way.

Yes there is a little fire in my belly about this!

My friend Christina Neuner, Molly’s mother, stated “she wants the dress code changed because the policy unnecessarily sexualizes children and sends a message that their bodies are shameful. It also presumes boys are incapable of controlling themselves based on how someone else is dressed.”   I am so proud of these two women taking a stand for their beliefs.

Check out the article it is a powerful movement towards awareness of shame and objectification in our culture.  It helps us learn where the inception of an idea can breed into our culture and create a subconscious standard on how we see ourselves and how others can shame and objectify us. (It might bring a tear to your eye.)

Molly has the opportunity to see herself through a powerful lense and as a young woman with an ability to make an impact on how others are treated and how they feel about themselves.  I know someone has a different pep in her step today.  If we all raised children to focus on similar values our world would be a very different place.

Take a moment and think of where you might allow yourself or someone else (a boss, a partner, a passerby) to objectify you.  While you may not be able to change them awareness is the first step in creating change.  

Feel free to respond to this email if you have questions or concerns.

Much love,

Carrie

 

EVENTS

The Art of Style

 

Join Us for an evening of Style.  I am co-hosting an event The Art of Style with Brass Clothing.  The Art of Style is all about how to find your unique flair and create a refreshed look that’s all your own. Bring a friend and sip and shop beautiful basics from Brass and learn how to build your style around a foundational wardrobe.

 

RSVP here.

 

The Soul Fueled CEO

I wanted to share this with you last week, but I forgot to put my oxygen mask on first.  I let the excitement of new adventures and focus on clients take over my regular routine of writing to you.  But something so amazing happened.   My podcast with Amber Lilyestrom came out last week.  My amazing soul sister interviewed me for her podcast The Soul Fueled CEO on inauguration day.

While I was talking away with Amber, telling her my life story and how we got to now I realized how surreal it was.  For the first time I felt completely confident, comfortable with my past and happy with exactly where I am today.

For years I have lived with my past haunting me and saddened by the chronic health challenges my body has gone through for 20 years.  I always felt like I was just not close enough to being satisfied with my life.  My life never matched my expectations or hopes and dreams.  But today is a new day and the work that I have put in to clear my conscience and step into my body in its full power allows me to be present for other women.

I am so thrilled to share this incredible conversation with you. We took a deep dive into my work in the world and how it has transformed lives of other women.

You can find all the details right here on her site.

As you know I am a personal brand stylist for thriving female entrepreneurs. I consult women on their image and brand projection to embody their soul and business with authentic style. I have an incredibly eclectic background from selling dreams in marketing, stepping into holistic health, years in film, and have made my mark in PR and design. I bring ALL of this to my business in supporting thriving entrepreneurs like Amber. We discuss the spiritual experience that awakened me to my calling, the health challenges that changed my perspective, and acknowledging when your life is not in alignment.

IN THIS EPISODE OF THE SOUL FUELED CEO I SHARED:

  • How I own my sensitivity to let flow happen
  • How I work toward justice and safety in my career
  • Why there must be a dialogue between body, mind, and spirit inside your business
  • What it’s like when the healing process comes slowly
  • Why we walk around with clothes that don’t fit
  • How to meet your needs in order to accommodate your body
  • Why style is one of the most central aspects of telling your brand story

MY STORY:

  • Breaking my back at 18 years old and recognizing a call to greater purpose
  • Losing all movement in my body and struggling to heal
  • Leaving my job in NYC after 10 years of hustling and losing her creativity
  • Reaching out to soul fueled entrepreneurs I barely knew to create a community

Listen to the interview here.

Carrie dressing woman.jpg

WHAT AMBER ASKS:

  • How do you approach being connected with your body when going through health challenges and low self-esteem?
  • What do you do when your spiritual beliefs and practices fail you?
  • Wh at would you say to someone who feels too intimidated to have a stylist?

 

SOUL-FUELED QUOTES:

“You don’t just step into leadership. You have to rise to it and cultivate yourself to become a leader.”
“I am on a journey with this body. This is just my vehicle to get through this lifetime. My soul is pushing me forward.”
“I needed to check in with what my soul needed, not what my ego wanted.”

Head over to Amber's site and check out the interview!

I can't wait to hear what you think!

xo

Carrie

The Visibility Factor

The hardest part about being visible is to love yourself through every step.

You will feel…

Weak

Fat

Broke

Empty

Lost

Tired

Scared

But you will have to do it anyway. There is a balance between transparency, authenticity, vulnerability and self protection.

You must be vulnerable to win hearts.

You must be authentic to earn trust.

You must be transparent to open doors.

You must self protect to survive.

It sounds like there are contradictions.

Go high, go low, but don't forget to glow! (click to tweet)

You might be thinking when will the floodgates of creativity turn on?

Or

When will the support I truly need arrive?

Are you thinking I'm working hard.  But is it all coming together as you had dreamed?

So what  brings you closer, stronger, more connected so that you can produce your best work ever?

Your body.

Your body is the most intelligent informant alive. It's your unique guidance system. It's your way to safely open up and identify what needs to be seen and heard.

Have you ever walked off stage after sharing your heartfelt secrets to success and felt the wave of utter fear flood through you. It's vulnerability shame.

The worst kinda hangover from being honest, motivated, and transformative.

What if I told you it didn't have to be this way?

That you could embrace your body and dress to protect yourself. You could dress to enhance your story. You could dress to release your fears.

Clothing is a kinetic experience of wearing your soul.

What if I told you the story starts with your body. Your body is the container to your soul. Once we know your story and set your soul free we know how to embrace your style.

Man I love what I do!

I help women find their true beauty and project it out into the world.

Where do you need style cures?  Comment below!

The Embodiment Process

Have you ever sat their and felt vacant in your body?  Lifeless and checked out.  It happens to all of us.  Usually after a boat load of stress or it comes on with an expectation hangover.   You are stiff, frozen and detached from yourself.

If you are sitting there feeling a little less than fabulous I have a simple cure.

Do me a favor….think of your favorite song…  You know the one that makes your hair flop about, your heart beat harder and your body come alive!

What is it?  We all have one.

Mine is “Now that I am Real” by Chad Valley.  It takes me back to a time of transformation.  A place of deep hope and wild adventures.  I feel it every time I listen to it.

Now go turn on that song and dance to it!  

Feel it inside you.  

Let your body roll with the music.

Let the words sink into your mind.

Let the rhythm move your hips.

Did you do it?

What was it like?  

How do you feel?

What’s possible now?

Now go write your heart out or do something that makes you feel even more awesome!

Capitalize on your creative inspiration.  These moments pass.  It is your job to capture them and put the message out into the world.


Tell me all about it below.  Leave a comment.

Here is a little special something that I found the other day.  I was listening to Spotify doing some gentle movement and stretching at home.  I turned on Your Top Songs 2016.  As I listened I thought WOW these are some fun and great songs.  I checked the title of my playlist and realized Spotify had compiled some of my most played songs of the year.  So click here to enjoy!

Click here for Your Top Songs 2016 playlist.  

Much love,

Carrie

Own It

I know it’s your dream to walk on stage, let your heart shine to the world, and tell your story.  You deeply desire to influence the world with your message of change.

Almost every one of my clients is either doing this or working towards building a public speaking platform.

It makes sense. Public speaking is an efficient way to touch the hearts and minds of millions.  Deep down you hope that you will make it there. Deep down you seek for the truth about your message to be revealed.

At times you think:

Am I worth it?

Will all this work pay off?

Am I going to be able to do this? 

Can I help others?

Am I a phony?

The truth is that no one knows until you put one fearless step in front of the other. Life does not happen in your mind. Inspiration, imagination, creativity, and influence do. But actually taking the steps to own your message, embody your spirit, and create raving fans happens with daily discipline to actualize your dream.

You are ready to do this.  You are stepping into your true self.

What it takes to embody a message is intense inner awareness. But it also takes the creative expression visually and externally to communicate it.

Think about some of your favorite experiences.  Just sit there and take a trip down memory lane. 

Where were you? 

What do you see around you?

What does your mouth taste like?

What sounds do you hear?

What does the air smell like? 

Were you just sitting in a two-dimensional world?  

No, you were deep into your senses in a full body consumption of the feeling of the air, the taste in your mouth, the lights around you, the sounds you heard, the scent in the air.

You were experiencing everything and you were easily making sense of it all. If you chose a favorite memory, I’m pretty sure you have a smile on your face right now.

Capture that feeling. 

Capture that joy. 

Capture that energy. 

Store it for cellular memory. 

Own it!

Take that feeling and embody it in front of the camera every time.  When you forget it, go back there. Create a mantra.  Burn it on your wrist.  Post pictures.  Do anything to make sure you own that vibe.

So many times, I get to a photoshoot and my client is resisting expression. She is not wanting to look or feel weird. It’s scary to express yourself to a bare audience or to a metal box with a person behind it.

What we know is that the camera creates a 2-D world. So your expression needs to be larger than life. You are projecting your energy through the lens of the camera. You are creating emotion that will be read on the other end. Your potential customer actually needs to understand the expression on your face and the environment you are in to get to know you.

What does this have to do with clothes?

Well, it proposes the purpose and importance of what you wear. For your clients to know and trust you, they need to connect to you. Before you spend hours trying to figure out what shirt looks good or what pants go with the fabric of your soul, take a step back and step into embodiment.

Go back to that experience you so favorably remembered.  Now let’s take it to a new level.  What is one activity you can do that creates a sense of satisfaction, accomplishment, joy and flow?  

For me its swimming.  I feel flow.  I feel power.  I love the water.

You gotta have one activity that creates a sense of positive esteem.  You must be able to access the memory of it and embody it.  I guarantee you, there isn’t a single article of clothing that will express the power of your brand.  Your message stands a to be lost in translation because you have abandoned yourself.

What activity gives you positive feedback and creates flow?

This feeling created by your action is now confidence.  You actually hold the cellular memory in your muscles. 

I would love to hear what gets you into your power. 

To own it you need to live it, so tell me where did you go down memory lane?

Much Love,

Carrie