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Sister,

Remember the last time you looked in the mirror and said, “Oh boy, if I rubbed that Buddha belly, my wish would be to lose 10 lbs!” We expand, contract, but we’re always living inside our bodies. (Until, we’re not.)

It’s easy to run from it. To shop for a fleeting high, stuff your face with chips and guac (or pumpkin pie), to drink one more glass of wine, to forget. But, is it easy to let out a long, hard sigh and relax into your body instead? To accept it as it is?

My clients think so after using the Somatic Dressing Method™.

It’s their daily embodiment dressing process.

It’s not about how you look, but accommodating how you feel. In every moment, you get to present yourself, as you need. It’s so freeing!

You strive to feel comfortable, confident, and connected to your core. I know, I do it. Sometimes I fail, but I always come back to this process each day I get dressed. Why not make getting dressed a fun, transformative experience, so you can easily identify your needs for the day and swaddle them in clothes that support your mood.

One thing that happens to us is we AGE. Oh, the thought of wrinkles, grey hair, sagging bums with cellulite as we may slow down our exercise routines. In the United States, aging is thought to be a negative experience, but to be ageless is to enjoy your body at every stage.

That’s part of why I moved to Spain. To find a new sense of agelessness. An even more integrated rhythm than one in Maine, one that resonated with me on a cellular level. Really, it’s more like my cells are doing the happy dance every day, even when shit goes wrong or gets mega delayed.

When we age, our shape changes, our energy shifts, our perspectives refocus. Wisdom comes more fluidly as life becomes complex and our values become more paramount. The support you need to live the lifestyle you desire takes work.

The key to ageless style is being timeless with your identity.

Aligning your lifestyle, your body image, and your body shape raises your vibration. You start speaking from the heart and people are attracted to YOU. There’s no program on the market that brings the lens of lifestyle, personal development, and aesthetics together to embody your experience of self. Also known as your Style Archetype.

As you go through The Somatic Dressing Method™, you end up showing up with your inner strength on fire. Instead of insecure and afraid, you’re present with your shoulders back and head held high EXCITED to share your message with the world. Adorning your version of “the power suit.” Or, you’re taking a moment restoring in the clothes that soothe and rejuvenate your body, so you can take the next big leap in your business or life.

Dressing to empower your state of being is revolutionary.

It’s no longer needing to fit into the 36-24-36 hourglass ideals society forces on us women, nor is it about having a perfectly sculpted slender figure that we see in the Hollywood. It’s about accepting what is and trusting your ability to serve yourself… through clothing.

I developed a style formula to help you align your inner warrior with your newfound confidence. It’s called: the Somatic Dressing Method™, I use it in my signature program, Create Your Soul Style.

Join me for a masterclass next week to learn how to Step into Successful Style: Stop Hating What You Wear and Learn to Dress to Manifest Your DreamsSign up for a free masterclass to become your best self inside and out!

I can’t wait to see you there!

XO,

Carrie

P.S. Here are the webinar details again.

Making a Statement of You

Making a Statement of You Blog CarrieMontgomery.com

Hey, Beauty!

With the new year almost here (scary right?!?!), it’s time to give your business & style a promotion! Creating a statement wardrobe helps you step up your business game and get noticed.  There’s truth to the phrase “dress for success,” and you, my friends, are made for success.

How do you know it’s time to take the leap? Keep reading.

First things first. Every good statement starts with a good foundation.

What Makes a Good Foundation Wardrobe?

Comfort. Comfort brings confidence. You must be comfortable with your basic go-to clothes before we create a statement. These are your bread and butter, your must-haves, your happy place.

A foundation wardrobe includes:

  • 2 pairs of jeans: A combination of ripped, clean, skinny, bootleg, flare, or high-waisted – whatever is you.

  • 2 pairs of dress pants

  • 3-4 sweaters: Stick to your neutral colors (black, brown, white, grey)

  • 3-4 button-down shirts or dress shirts

  • 6 t-shirts

  • 3-4 dresses

  • 2-3 coats

  • 2 workout pants

  • 10 pairs of underwear

  • 2 bras

  • 2 boots

  • 2 heels

  • 2 sneakers – one pair for working out, one for casual

  • 2 flats

Be sure these are high-quality pieces. These are clothes that will go the distance with you. They’re worth investing in.

I’m gonna be honest, it was hard for my fashionista to follow these rules while packing for my move to Spain.  But, I used the checklist as a filter and guideline, so that I didn’t overpack.

If you’re not sure how to begin building your colors and styles, check out how to build a Pinterest Style board here.

Bring On the Statement!

Once the high-quality foundation pieces are in place, it’s time to add the sugar and spice. Throw a statement piece in the mix. This might look like layering patterns, textures, or accessories on your foundation. Pair a black shirt and jeans with a statement blazer and heels and head out the door!

How do you know what statement is truly you? Keep your Style Archetype in mind. What fits with your personal brand and the direction you want to go?

Pro tip: Statement pieces come and go as trends change. Unless a statement piece is essential to who you are, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on it. I always recommend buying statement pieces at a fast fashion rate when you know it’s not a piece you’ll keep forever. But, when it’s something you want to stand the test of time, like a leather jacket or great boots, go for QUALITY!

Upgrade Your Style, Upgrade Your Life

When will you know it’s time to step up? You may never be 100% sure, but there will come a now-or-never moment when you’re like, “I’ve just got to do this.” So, do it! You work hard and opportunities keep coming your way. Jump on board, take the plunge, and hold onto that super cute statement hat!

Things to Remember

Hire a stylist or invest in style education. Since this is your  make-or-break moment, a stylist can help you create a capsule wardrobe of basics and pick out some beautiful statement pieces. When you can’t decide what statements you need, it’s time to invest in someone to push you past your edge a little. .

So, what are you waiting for? Your personal brand and your career are ready. Lead the way in style!

You have two options:

#1: Go it alone and get started with the steps in this email. Start building the vision with my Pinterest Worksheet. This option is great if you’re a DIY-er.

#2: Let me lead you towards personal transformation. Book a time to chat. This option is best if you like 1:1 support.

Either route will work once you 100% commit.

Let’s make a statement of you!

Love,

Carrie