Style from the Inside Out

This is My Dream for You

This is My Dream for You CarrieMontgomery.com

You’re always on your path. I know it doesn’t feel like it sometimes. I know it feels like you’re still searching. BUT, if you just enjoy, feel good about each step of the way, more of the good stuff will come.

You’re brilliant.

You’re bold.

You’re powerful.

You’re magnetic.

How did that feel?

Do you believe me?

Right now, I’m understanding, more than ever, how much each and every thought makes a difference.

I know I tout style. Yes, how you look when you get dressed. But really, I want you to know, that your soul style doesn’t feel right and fall into place until your beliefs are clear.

How to find clarity?

It’s you being good, happy, and satisfied with your life right now. That’s it. Keep your feet on the ground and look towards your dreams.

Often we can feel off track, in unknown conflict. Conflict is just a positive and negative force, or thought coming into your mind, and creating confusion to what you actually desire.

Since I have started playing deeply with this body, style, and soul stuff, my clients have shown me the way.

I’ve taken in each soul, looked at their desires, and helped them embody the energy to make them come true. We can’t just think that way. We either need to take inspired action, or a reflective pause. Sometimes make a BOLD MOVE.

There is nothing more frustrating than having a dream and feeling like you just can’t create it. Whatever’s in your heart, please don’t give up. I’m here cheering you on. It’s all possible. Your day will come.

When I claimed my work and put my stake in the ground for what I truly wanted, things turned around for me. In the past, I’d complain about not having the business I wanted for so many years. That wasn’t serving me. It wasn’t perfect and it took consistent refining and fine tuning to create more and more flow (and I always seek more flow, more ease, more abundance, more connection), I know I am satisfied along the way. This is paramount.

Say it with me…

“Today is a good day. Today good things are going to happen. Today I’m excited about the adventure to come. I am at ease with the unfolding of life. I feel safe and am ready for what the Universe has in store for me. I feel good. Today is a good day.”

Your thoughts become things. The way you think about your body, beauty, and business affect how you show up, how you present yourself, and ultimately your style.

Because all your style is, is your vibe, and how you express your vibe to the world.

Embracing your body, your dreams, and your story to open up your BIGGEST VISION is my dream for you. Claiming your identity to clear out all doubt, so you’re clear about exactly who you are and your inherent value is my dream for you. Expressing your emotions in a precise, confident, clear, and aesthetic way is my dream for you. Knowing how to sustainably source clothing that enhances your vibe and elevates your vision of yourself is my dream for you.

Carrie, the time to light up the world with your positive thoughts, your big dream, your inspiration is now. Don’t let it go because of doubt.

I’m here for you. Ready to see you transform. Book a connection call with me now. I’m ready to walk hand in hand with you on the journey to success. Let’s play together and make it happen.

xo,

Carrie

She Got the Man, the Dress, and the New Archetype

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Style is so much more than how you look. It’s why I created a system to walk you through a full transformation inside and out.

NO one likes showing up to a party knowing they’re wearing the wrong outfit. You just feel awkward and uncomfortable.

I’ve spent the past month reconnecting with some clients that found me a year or even 2-3 years ago. I noticed a change in myself and I wanted to check in with them.

It’s true, your clients can be a mirror of what’s going on with you.

Across the board, each one said they noticed changes in how they appeared in the mirror. What used to be a challenge and comfort zone was no longer hard or working for them.

They desired new colors, new heel heights, their weight had dropped… now these ladies have been doing my work on steroids and have been practicing and implementing. I mean, that’s how you get results right?

They’re in the “I’m cool with being visible phase.” Well, actually they no longer want to hide, they are ready to show up, they know how to modulate their energy to meet their desires.

The most amazing mindset change they experienced was they were no longer making themselves wrong for who they were when an outfit didn’t work out, but realize they desired a shift in their energy with a different heel height or cut of dress.

They stepped into a new, empowered version of self.

Each one had accomplished their vision and were ready for the next level phase of their big vision. So, we shifted their archetypes.

One went from a Rocker Maven to a Rocker Alchemist. Her edge is still part of the leading image, but her goal of claiming her expertise in her work is met and she can not embody the true spirit of the alchemy of being an astrologer.

Another went from an Elegant Shadowdancer to a Chic Shadowdancer. Doesn’t seem like much of a difference, right? But it’s the aligned embodiment that matches the refined desired. A more clean line that has a sense of structure and brings a sense of ease to her presence. She can still be elegant in the chic, but the chic is leading the focal aesthetic and embodied sensation.

Do you see how these tiny little adjustments that bring your body into alignment with your vision?

I love this one as her manifestation since we started to work together in 2017 has been EPIC. She had it all planned out. I’m not much of a big planner, as the say ‘God’s laughing while you make plans.’ We used her feminine essence and more graceful embodiment by claiming the Elegant Heroine. It gave her a little edge outside of classic and preppy and she found a sense of ease.

The masterful part is she has written a book, launched and did a book tour, she got engaged (just as planned), and is buying a house just as desired. Her visions stayed on target and on track. She truly has mastered her world inside and out.

When she came to me saying I can’t wear black anymore. What’s going on? I need new heels? I don’t want to hide in my shirts. She exactly what she wanted to embody and be visible and confident doing it.

She’s ready to take off the edge that powered her through the past two years of productivity and is now embracing her Sophisticated Goddess Style Archetype.

These transformations, these alter ego’s, these embodied women are on track to creating the world they desire to live in. They are powerhouses of their destiny.

I just help guide and curate for them.

The power of a Style Archetype allows you to notice the sign posts in your fine tuning process.

Join me for a free masterclass on The 4 Keys To Discover & Embrace Your True Style For Unlimited Success.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why hiding your true soul style is blocking you from success, wealth, and happiness, and more importantly denying you your power

  • Find out how to connect with your unique style archetype, so you can unlock the strength that dressing can bring (most women go years without knowing this)

  • Why not knowing or expressing your soul style is holding you back from being seen as the woman you really are

  • Why buying $10K handbags and designer labels won't solve your style identity crisis

The world is waiting for you to claim your real identity and embrace your soul style for epic success.

See you there!

XO,

Carrie

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Let Your Body Be Your Guide

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How often do you look in your closet and have no idea what to wear?

You think,

“This doesn’t fit.”  

“My belly is bloated, I can’t find anything to cover it up.”

Or whatever the thought is that makes it so hard to adorn your body.

Let’s get real.

The problem is really you may be angry at yourself for the extra slice of pizza, or that you didn’t make it to the gym, or you didn’t sleep enough. You haven’t cared for your body in the way it desires.

There is a way to clothe yourself in the way your body needs.  First, check in with how you feel.

Tired and tense?

Throw on a pair of high waisted jeans and your most relaxing top.  One that makes you feel at ease.

Flirty and free?

Wear a long flowing maxi dress with a statement necklace and sneakers!

Sad and anxious?

Wear your most elegant wrap sweater or hoodie, get cozy in your most comfortable, elasticated waist pants, and if you need to walk it off, throw on some moto boots.

The point is to acknowledge your body’s needs.  When you say yes, you become more in alignment. It’s a micro service to your body.

When you get real with what is going on right in front of you, the complications and chaos inside start to quiet.

You want to feel:

At ease…

Full of desire…

Inspired…

Lighter…

Softer…

Stronger…

These little desires are your bodies big ASK to LOVE YOUR LINES.  All you need to do is embrace your body right where it is. Exactly how you woke up.  And serve it.

By serving you give yourself what you desire and you learn a little more about what you need to step into yourself.  It brings you one step closer to your true desires. It’s tiny lite nudges to your heart’s desires.

More loving life.

More loving your curves.

More compassion to your tired eyes.

More compassion to your sagging bum.

More enthusiasm to treat your body better.

I’ve created a brand new masterclass to help you break through your blocks and rock your soul style.

Join me for a free masterclass on The 4 Keys To Discover & Embrace Your True Style For Unlimited Success.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why hiding your true soul style is blocking you from success, wealth, and happiness, and more importantly denying you your power

  • Find out how to connect with your unique style archetype, so you can unlock the strength that dressing can bring (most women go years without knowing this)

  • Why not knowing or expressing your soul style is holding you back from being seen as the woman you really are

  • Why buying $10K handbags and designer labels won't solve your style identity crisis

The world is waiting for you to claim your real identity and embrace your soul style for epic success.

See you there!

XO,

Carrie

Dressing Room Drama

Free Masterclass CYSS CarrieMontgomery.com

Are you a rebel who has never followed the rules? Or have you been playing it coy inside the lines going unnoticed and sticking to the rules?

Getting dressed can be damn hard sometimes.  Standing in front of the mirror can be devils play.  You have an event to go to and you have 30 minutes to look your-damn-best.  Then you notice the dress you thought you were gonna wear is just not fitting around your belly.

You think…”Damn apple pie.” That belly pouch got you.

Now, what the heck do I wear?

Panic ensues and within minutes you’re on tears on your closet floor with no freaking idea what you have pulled out, but it’s a hot mess.

For a moment, you think, “I shouldn’t go.” But you know this event is going to make good connections in your business and well it’s time to get out from behind your computer and show face.

Not the shame face, but the proud; I feel awesome face.

I never want this scene to happen to you again.  I want to give you the tools to set your life in positive powerful motion.  Oddly, that means getting dressed MUST BE EASIER.

You beauty are worth every penny of joy you give yourself.

You may have neglected your style or your appearance in the past, but it doesn’t have to be that way forever.

Let’s set you free and break the dressing room drama.

We’re going to rewrite everything you know about how you get dressed and make it really practical.

I know over the years, pre personal brand styling career, I was caught in the chaos of style rules.  I would follow them, then feel uncomfortable, and break them. I got good at breaking them and found my own way.  Now I teach that!

I help entrepreneurial women breakthrough to the next level of success in their business by unlocking and connecting them to their own unique style so they can embrace their body and soul to feel beautiful, strong and endlessly confident.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to break it all down so we can demystify that dressing room chaos and find out how you truly desire to show up.

One big secret, it’s your identity!  Even more so it’s who you are, where you’re going, and how you communicate that!

Feel free to hit reply and tell me your funniest dressing room drama moment!  I’d love to cheer you along in creating the next epic vision of yourself.

Join me for a free masterclass on The 4 Keys To Discover & Embrace Your True Style For Unlimited Success.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why hiding your true soul style is blocking you from success, wealth, and happiness, and more importantly denying you your power

  • Find out how to connect with your unique style archetype, so you can unlock the strength that dressing can bring (most women go years without knowing this)

  • Why not knowing or expressing your soul style is holding you back from being seen as the woman you really are

  • Why buying $10K handbags and designer labels won't solve your style identity crisis

I will show you how to bust through all your blocks and rock your soul style inside and out for massive success.

Much love,

Carrie

The Game of Love

The Game of Love

Today, I’m sharing with you the 6-month transformation from my move to Spain and the miraculous shifts in the body and heart.

As I went through the exit plan from America, it took 3 months to truly commit to leave, put the call out to the Universe (aka friends & vision), pack up my life, and get the visa. The toughest part was deciding not to renew my lease (in a place I had just moved in 9 month prior, ironically signed a 9 month lease (yay, wise mind!)). This was before I even had the visa in hand, found a new place to live or, had a clear plan.

Anyone that knows me knows I’m a planner. (You know that gal that produced many photos shoots). I love setting a timeline and hitting targets and seeing the creative flow come to fruition. This time, Nikita and I took a massive leap of trust.

They say get clear, shift your energy, your focus, your intention, and it’ll all fall into place. Well, it did.

Arriving in Ibiza, I was filled with a lot of old emotions. Fear was predominant. I just couldn’t quite get settled for the first month. Even though my living situation was perfect, I still had a lot of digging, releasing, curiosities to satisfy, and rebuilding to do.

It became very clear to me that I came to Spain to soften my broken heart. Not the, “he hurt me,” kind, but the deep disappointment of not living out the dreams of leading the international life I had dreamed of from a very young age.

See, my family raised me in England, we had a very international life up until my 20’s. As life got more complicated and as my health became a major focus for over 20 years, I lost the vision of living as a global citizen. I fell out of contact with my nomadic spirit.

I remember heading to London at 15, my mum and I were going back to where I learned to ride horses in the Cotswolds. We were driving on the M-30 (on the other side of the road) and we started talking about my career. She had hopes for me to work in the UN, so I could continue continent hopping. That intimidated me.

I went in a very different direction. Film career, self employed, and a nomad.

Over the years, my career evolved from film producer, to sales and marketing expert, to coach, to stylist, now transformational style coach.

The most massive shift I felt from living in Spain is I found joy in the flow of each day. And when I’m not, I stop all things and realign. This looks like: starting my day over, sometimes changing my outfit, movement, mediation, writing, clean food, and positive connections.

While re-educating myself on my daily flow. Yes, I can sleep till 9am or 10am, and I’m giving myself space from late night chatting with sisters all over the globe. I’ve found new space for positive connections with communities globally and the women who are creating their soul style.

My heart can connect more openly with people as I’m no longer strapped with the trauma of the health journey. I’m no longer a victim to my body and situations, I no longer feel like I can’t fulfill my dreams.

I am still committed to healing my physical body and continually learning new ways to do it outside of just western medicine.

This is #LOVERECOVERY. It’s about bringing your heart forward in the most pure, elegant, open place. The amazing thing you learn is boundaries are absolutely necessary to keep your heart open.

Setting new boundaries is up to you and your desires. It’s 100% about what feels good to you.

It may be saying no to many things that you have FOMO about, but know that you don’t have the energy for. You may have to walk out on a date. You may have a hard conversation with someone about how your dynamic is playing out. But beauty, boundaries will change your game. It’s all about knowing how you feel and creating a new set point for yourself.

As I began to find my new rhythm, beach walks with Nikita, women’s circle on Sundays, hike’s into the depths of the forest on the cliff’s of the sea (it’s vast and beautiful here), I found more and more peace inside myself. I found the slow roads to take in the scenery and fresh air, leaving behind traffic jams filled with tourists and construction.

These are all small things and daily habits. Stepping into feeling okay with where I’m at in life, more joy has seeped into my body.

You’re here to experience the fullest most beautiful adventure you can dream of. Step into your rhythm, and set the tone on your terms. Sounds selfish, but it’s the most unselfish way to exist, because you are becoming solely responsible for yourself.

I’ve gotten really good at letting go of resistance and pivoting to a new focus that was more pleasurable. That thing or obstacle that had my panties in a twist would naturally resolve itself, or I realized that I needed to shift my perspective.

That’s all it takes, look at life through a new lens.

Be grateful for what you have. No one can tell you what you need. It’s your job to fulfill your own desires and then show up to serve yourself and naturally you will serve the world.

Easier said than done. So often, my anger about unfulfilled dreams would slap me in the face. I would fall down a dark hole and struggle to climb back into a good feeling place.

Honestly, I don’t think I ever really felt that “good feeling place” living in America. Yes, of course, there were moments, but there was always this voice saying, “It’s time to go.”

I used to think I was running away from something, but now I know I was always walking towards the life I always envisioned for myself that I had as a young woman.

Each day, I embrace my new life. Amazing, beautiful people have shown up in my world. Building new community is a skill my parents taught me at a young age, but it still doesn’t dissipate the anxiety of meeting new people.

It’s here, I witnessed how much I was afraid of the engagement of others. I was actually afraid of people, of YOU. There still was a sinking feeling that I was not “GOOD ENOUGH” to lead, to build, to support, to grow, to have all that my heart desires.

I am a true cancerian looking for her home, but I no longer feel homeless. I’m here with you sitting in this chair writing this love note to you with my hearts desires and holding a light to yours.

There are no words that can explain the fulfillment and satisfaction I feel each day I wake and go to sleep. It’s 100% a sensory experience. And when it’s off, I use my Somatic Dressing Method™ to track to where I need to shift my set point.

It’s pretty easy. For me, I look for flow of activity, engagement, and creativity. I forget about FOMO. I make choices in the moment of inspiration. I move towards joy and away from pain. I seek conscious positive connection. I look for fun and laughter.

If you need a little inspiration, grab this songComfortable.

I thought people were joking when they said how pleasurable and joy filled their life is.

So, here’s to living out your dreams and playing the game of love. Isn’t that what it’s all about anyways?

Hit reply and tell me what your big dreams are right now!

So much love and admiration,

Carrie

P.S. Raise your hand if this is you:

  • ️You crave freedom - with your time and your finances.

  • ️You only use natural nutritionals, skin care, and makeup.

  • ️The idea of working when you want from wherever you want sounds like a dream come true. (How about poolside with a glass of green juice?)

  • ️The thought of linking arms with powerhouse women who coach each other to new heights excites your heart.

We’re growing a wellness team. If you’re interested in learning how to build your own beauty and lifestyle brand with an incredible sisterhood, let’s chat. This month, I’m helping my sisters accomplish their goals. Wanna join us? Email me and we’ll connect.

Benefits of Your Beauty Game

Benefits of Your Beauty Game

There is pure magic in collaboration. Creating strategic aligned partnerships and alliances. When Amber flew me home to speak at her mastermind retreat in February, I had a wild awakening. I desired deeper connection with women who desire to build residual income.

I’ve worked with multiple social marketing companies over the years, but know they were a one hit wonder. I had to use multiple companies to meet my needs and it was overwhelming.

As I sat in the audience at Amber’s Accelerator Mastermind Retreat over 3 days and spoke with Rachel Camfield (Amber’s bestie, you have to see her speak at the Summit), I felt totally turned on to the opportunity to work closely with Rachel, Amber, and my goddess sister, Meg Haines. It wasn’t just them, it was the products they RE-introduced me too.

I saw the light. I saw the big picture. I birthed the vision!

The vision was ignited by these ladies to support women globally as they embrace their bodies and align their beauty & self care rituals.

Recently, I created a partnership with a beauty and wellness company to help you feel and look like your best version of self.

A little unknown secret about me: I used to be a Lifestyle Medicine Consultant, teaching doctors nutrition and lifestyle therapies to reverse chronic illness. AKA I taught them how to use supplements to heal their patients.

I’m all about the cleanest, the best, and the most natural products to support me.

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Firstly the nutrition line had no adverse effects on my tummy like many other commercial products. I was in just for that. But then I started washing my face with the skin care line and POW years of build up started peeling away.

My skin is transforming from the inside out and the new layers are glowing. It’s really something to be able to say at 42 years young!

Last week my photographer came over to do a shoot and she brought me the MAKEUP! Can I get a hell yes? I’ll do a comparison video for you of my vegan gluten free products vs. Arbonne soon.

Let me just say this product is light, breezy, soft and so subtle. It lasts all day and feels amazing! It’s a total game changer on the daily routine.

One thing I know, to feel true inner and outer beauty, there is a balance of daily self care habits, supportive nutrients that help you get to the outer results and masterful mindset.

You my beauty, are a full package deal!

My desire is to support you to get there. I’m looking for 4 women who want to have a rise in their own sense of beauty inside and out. Women who are seeking success, stability, and residual income based on meeting their lifestyle needs. If this feels like you, let’s connect. Just email me and we’ll get you set up for a convo.

I’d love to connect and birth a dream with you.

xo,

Carrie

Hire a Game Changer Influencer

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In 2006, I walked into the offices of Step Up Women’s Network in NYC to volunteer and network. I met a woman named Selena Soo and immediately felt a positive energy. I had no idea about the influence she’d have on my life years later.

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This gracious, memorable, and highly intelligent woman was so welcoming. She was working for the non-profit as their publicist. I was impressed. After I took a project in Maui for nine months in 2008, she so kindly replied to my email when I wanted to come back to volunteer.

The thing about NYC is you can go your separate ways and then swing open the door again to reconnect. Years later, I saw Selena from across the room at an event. Stunning as ever, I could see a major transformation in her soul.

She’d just finished her MBA and was in the process of launching her company. It’s as if she popped out of nowhere in the coaching world as an Industry Leader.

This women has created the connections and clients of Ramit Sethi, Marie Forleo, Danielle LaPorte… the list goes on. She’s hosted intimate dinner parties for her community to connect with media pros. She has masterful programs to teach you how to leverage your skills and your business.

Over the past few weeks, I introduced you to the work of Selena. I’m honored to call her a friend, a mentor, and a client. She’s leveraged my exposure to new communities and for that, I’m grateful. She’s taught me step-by-step how to get more media coverage.

She allowed me to see how my work can impact the world on a greater level.

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This beauty has made a life alerting impact on my business. It all resulted a creating more ease in how I operate and get visibility in my work.

Next week, I’ll be sharing with you Selena’s free training on getting publicity for your business. Keep your eye on your inbox! There is some great content coming out that’ll give you clear directions, so you can leverage your business and get featured.

Selena has been a rockstar at:

  • Teaching people how to gain credibility to leverage their work & network

  • Instilling confidence in people about their work so they can rock their show

  • Helping people get visible so they can land more clients

  • Grow their network by helping people create powerful relationships

Email me with any questions. As her training comes out, I’m going to share with you something really special to help you claim your body, your business, and your brand image.

Stay tuned.

XO,

Carrie

Unseen & Unheard

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Imagine a world without Oprah, Marie Forleo, or Lady Gaga.

What if all these women said no to their dream?  We would’ve missed their incredible spirit, creativity, and impact on the world.

Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday would’ve never been born. A nonprofit, The Angel Network would’ve never started, had the opportunity to build over 60 schools, or funded The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy School for Girls.  We need these influences to raise awareness for the underserved. Her power and generosity is regal.

If Lady Gaga never answered the call to create her Born This Way foundation for mental health, so many people struggling with depression wouldn’t have the support they need.  She just announced they’ve partnered with Mental Health First Aid in United States.

Or, if Marie Forleo never launched B-School, tens of thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs would be stuck at a dead end job. That’s A LOT of miserable people.

These women’s wisdom, creativity, and drive have been a force of inspiration for so many. They became comfortable being visible in their vision and mission.

I’m gonna tell you the secret behind visibility, it’s confidence.  

When you’re passionate about what you do, you can’t hide. You’re so moved by your message, that you can’t stop telling stories and encouraging people to take positive action.

Sure, I’ve doubted my styling technique. I compared myself to other stylists and thought, but I do it SO DIFFERENTLY.  I was afraid that my approach to getting dressed wouldn’t be accepted. When I lacked confidence, I pulled back, and didn’t allow myself to be seen, especially in the media.

But now I know that, man, I’m doing the right thing.  If I hadn’t shown up for my clients like Amber Lilyestrom, then she wouldn’t have been able to feel confident. She’d miss out on THE GIFT of embracing and loving her body. If I hadn’t put myself out there as a guest expert inside other peoples communities, then I wouldn’t have been able to lead the women who are rising in their businesses as experts and leaders.

If I want to succeed in business, it’s my responsibility to be visible, so I can teach women to be comfortable in their skin and their second skin (clothes).  It’s my mission to teach them how to access their body as a tool to manifest their dreams.

So, back to you. What’s stopping you from being visible?  Email me and let me know!

This is your time to leverage your vision, so you can be seen by the people who need you.  Next week, I’ll be sending you a nudge to help you get visible.

I’m here to support you and your vision of success.

XO,

Carrie

P.S. I believe the ideas in your heart are there for a reason. To make the world a better place.

Your Secret Weapon

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Do you know the secret weapon behind seeing your name in lights?

It’s relationships.

Who you rub elbows with and how you can support each other will leverage your business tenfold.  

Think back to the first referral you ever got.  How happy were you to reply to an intro email from a former client raving about your work to someone who needs your help?

Becoming a publicity powerhouse is working all the angles of how your business can gain visibility. It’s not just getting in a magazine or newspaper. It’s getting on podcasts, being a guest expert, sharing your offers at other people’s events, and connecting with as many new people as possible to get your message out there.

You know what my number one source of new business is?  A warm audience. That’s from old clients, to standing in front of a new, yet, very aligned audience through a trusted friend.

Like my recent speaking gig.  I was a guest expert for Amber Lilyestrom’s Accelerator Mastermind.  She asked me to speak about Embodiment and how to access it. It was a gift to share my work in an intimate room of 25 women who were ready to step into their next level of excellence.

Carrie Montgomery

There have been multiple opportunities for me to show up as a guest expert that I’ve gotten warm intros to new audiences. It is an incredibly intimate, experiential opportunity for expansion.

How do you feel about networking?

I know it’s a skill that takes practice, patience, and perseverance.

This is one of my favorite exercises that I take my branding clients through when they’re upleveling their vision.

  1. Make a list of dreamy people you’d like to meet or work with.  For example: Oprah, Jane Fonda, and Gloria Steinem are my top 3.

  2. Then play the game “6 degrees of Kevin Bacon.” This is a game where you can track how many people you are away from the folks you’d like to meet.  This means, how many people would it take for you to connect with to reach this person? For example, Oprah is actually one degree from me. I have multiple clients that’ve been on Super Soul Sunday, I also know someone that works for her.  It’s a very direct link, but would need a very powerful ask or the right timing to make this happen. But just knowing how accessible she could be, opens the door to possibilities. Take Jane Fonda, she was actually spoke at my college graduation, so I could reach out to my school for a connection.  I’m sure she’s more like a 3-4 degrees of separation.

Play the game.  You don’t have to focus on mega stars.  It can be local powerhouses. This teaches you how you can reverse engineer your network that can lead to new  pathways and broader horizons.

I have a friend that’s absolutely amazing at connecting with industry leaders, so much so, that people were shocked when she launched her business and ALREADY had endorsements from people like Danielle LaPorte and Marie Forleo. She inspires me to always remember that my most valuable business assets are my relationships.

Share with me! Who’s on your list?

With love,

Carrie

Bashful to Bold

Bashful to Bold Blog CarrieMontgomery.com

How BOLD do you feel?

Can you step out and scream from the rooftops what you do and why?

Are you ready to let everyone see you: the good, bad, and unusual?

Beauty, the number one game changer in building a business and brand is being cool with being seen.

It takes a deep, deep inner confidence to know what you do and why, so you can speak about it all the time until you reach your desired success.

I’m pretty good at creating chaos and confusion.  Over the years, I’ve had to strip away the things that weren’t serving me, so that I could focus on new levels of success.

To me, success is way beyond a monetary value. It’s about owning a sense of freedom and expression.  It’s about having the ability to abundantly serve myself and my tribe. That means I need pristine self care.  Yup, lots of tubs, workouts, meditations, writing, walks, connecting with friends and clients. I love to throw in extra beauty around me like flowers or a good meal.

To have your desired success, how much VISIBILITY do you need?

It depends on the impact you desire to make.

If you see yourself influencing millions and changing their hearts, minds, and souls with your product or service, well, babe, it’s time to get cool with being visible.

My business focuses on building an image for you to feel more confident in your skin, so you can go out and make epic leaps and bounds in the world.  When you stand before an audience, you’re not be afraid that your dress might fall off, or if your undies are sticking out. Or worry if you look fat or too short.  I teach you to live beyond just your image and how to project your soul through getting dressed.

That’s not everything you need to build a successful business. There are many parts that need to be served and addressed.  Like honing your niche, building systems, delegating tasks, building a team the supports you. My 7-figure clients have tackled all the aspects to raise their profile to epic success.  And guess what, they aren’t stopping there.

So, here’s my question to you.

How comfortable are you with being visible? Hit reply and let me know.

Much love,

Carrie

P.S. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to share some great information on how to gain traction with getting visible from my mentor and client.  Keep checking this space for the free training coming up.

The Power of Media

The Power of Media Blog CarrieMontgomery.com

There are many ways to grow your business. And it really is up to you to decide what course of action feels good. BUT, there’s this thing about getting out of your comfort zone and stretching yourself to your new highest. Exceeding your expectations of yourself is life changing.

The number one credibility builder and visibility enhancer in business is MEDIA. Yup, mass media. Here’s the amazing thing, there are so many outlets available that can be aligned with your business.

My career started in film, I was very familiar with media like INSTYLE, PEOPLE, and VOGUE. These magazines set trends and have a wide reach. They’re powerful. And a tid bit intimidating to knock on their door.

As I built my business over the past 5 years, I’ve been able to get my work in magazines and on TV due to my clients media schedules. My work very quickly was seen on Super Soul Sunday, New Channels, and brand photoshoots all over the world.

But here’s the big catch, nobody knew it was MY WORK. It’s rare to see a stylist’s name in TV credits unless they work for the show or are on the show. Magazines are a little different and I was excited when I got a regular monthly feature of my work.

Last year I knew it was time to shift my VISIBILITY. It was time to go from behind the scenes to the front lines. My work had shifted with Create Your Soul Style. It was time to claim a new roll in the transformational style coaching world.

I help soulful women entrepreneurs radiate strength and confidence by introducing them to their true style, which runs deeper than labels and capsule wardrobes. It allows them to express their true calling.

My clients have shared the value of my work, but now it’s time to start tipping the scales and exposing the big beautiful world to this revolutionary way to get dressed. Shifting your thinking can be an uphill battle. But when it’s for your life’s purpose and true passion, it’s do or die.

Did you know that you can leverage your exposure and gain a new audience when you get media coverage?

Did you know that you gain credibility when a media outlet endorses you or your work?

Media is a massive leverage tool. Even though I knew media, I wasn’t using it for myself. I was happy to get it for clients, but always kept myself behind the scenes.

Last year I made a dream list of media opportunities. I was thrilled to walk into two opportunities that were game changers for me. One was getting on TV on MaineLife and two was getting a Cover Feature in Maine Women Magazine of my work. Just the act of reaching out, pitching, and knowing how to respond made me all the more confident that I could be a Cover Girl. (And I was.). Being in the media on any level builds credibility and when you can keep leveraging that from one level to the next, well it becomes, a segment on The Today Show, a game changer moment that you’re dreaming off.

Your next step?

Make a list of your dream media opportunities.

Ignore any limiting beliefs about it not being possible or that you might be crazy. Just let yourself DREAM BIG. Hit reply and share with me if you’d like!

I can’t wait to see what you dream up!

XO,

Carrie

Getting Dressed

Getting Dressed Blog CarrieMontgomery.com

Happy LOVE Day! I’m reclaiming Valentine’s Day to be more inclusive (it’s not just for lovers)!

I’m coming in hot off a wild 2 week American tour.  I spoke at my soul sisters’, Amber Lilyestrom’s Accelerator Mastermind. It was a life altering experience for me & the amazing women in the room.

I wish you could’ve been in there.

We broke down the beauty myths that media is portraying out there. Best part? Every woman in the room FELT how powerful their body is when they checked-in with their energy and emotions WHILE LEARNING to get dressed in a new way.

There was an amazing moment when I told the women that wearing Spanx doesn’t mean you’re fat, it just means you need a stronger container of support that day.  The sigh in the room was palpable. It was like a 100,000 lbs left the room and the women were set free.

The sisterhood I experienced over the past 2 weeks reminded me of how powerful love really is.

Over the years, I’ve really struggled with the word, LOVE.  I used to roll my eyes to the back of my head and vomit in my mouth when I heard mushy stories of romantic partners or saw a couple spoon feeding one other cheesecake.  For some reason, (more like TONS of compounded trauma) I really had a bitter taste in my mouth around love.

Guess what? Those beliefs translate to how I look at my body, how I feel in my clothes, and how I hold my presence in public.

When you step into alignment of your soul and silhouette, deep peace rushes through your body.  You take actions that feel good, you receive positive feedback, you can handle the tough stuff with elegance and grace.  Your mind is calmer, a deep sense of inner knowing and TRUST becomes real.

You become present and unbelievably powerful.

This, my love, is what Getting Dressed with Carrie Montgomery FEELS like.  

We revolutionize how you get dressed, which ultimately shifts how the world SEES YOU.

You show up magnetic, because you’re not afraid to take up space. People are drawn to you, because you’re living your truth. Things go your way as you stand (in heels or flats) for your practical and energetic needs.  So, this is what’s amazing about this title and tag above.

I’ve been wanting to start a podcast for 3 years, but I really had to wait for the clarity of the vision to show up aligned and feeling powerful.  After I spoke at Amber’s mastermind, I sat down in my chair in the back next to Rachel Camfield (the other speaker that weekend). She leaned over and said, “I have a little inspiration for you.”  She did NOT know my business desires. She said, “Somatic Method is great, but not everyone knows what that means. How about Getting Dressed with Carrie Montgomery?”  I got chills. And immediately the tagline “Revolutionizing how women show up” came out of my mouth.

I ran the new messaging by all my biz besties and a few other warm friendly crowds.  I’d love to know what you think, for real! Just hit reply and tell me if it resonates or not!  

Would you listen to a podcast about getting dressed for your soul AND silhouette?

The crazy part is the evolution within days of welcoming in this new identity. I’m always working to deepen my WHY, and was able to sit down with my Maine Rockstars Mastermind gals last Friday (right before I flew out) to share with them my new world.  The aha’s and wins. I broke into tears when sharing my deep desire to bring this work of Getting Dressed to young women just coming into their bodies. It gives me more drive and more staying power to bring this to an audience that deeply needs to learn the power of their bodies before mass media tells them they’re “not good enough.”

The foundation of my business is built off of service, connection, and transformation. When I learned these were my core values, it shifted my whole internal engagement with my business, which in turn, reflected on the outside, too.

Spending time connecting with my foundational tribe ALWAYS PAYS IN SPADES.  Take a moment to connect in and recognize all the beauties that have helped you along the way.  It takes a village to create an empire. If you’re up to it, let them know!

And when you have a second, I’d love your feedback (email me!) on the Podcast title: Getting Dressed with Carrie Montgomery: Revolutionizing How Women Show Up.

As always, I am so grateful for your presence, love, and support!  Email info@carriemontgomery.com and let me know your thoughts!

BIG LOVE!

Carrie

Are you your own Safe Space?

Are you your own Safe Space? Blog CarrieMontgomery.com

When I first started my business, I was filled with 10,000 anxieties.  I wanted to impress, I wanted to succeed, I wanted to make a massive impact.  More than that, I really wanted to be accepted.

My issue was not being able to accept myself first.

I didn’t feel safe in my own body.  

I didn’t feel safe in the world at large.

I sure as hell didn’t feel safe engaging with people I didn't really know online.  

This brought up a perpetual paranoia that I was always under attack.

When I finally realized that the common denominator of all these anxieties was ME, I was able to work on it!

I did the deep trauma work.

I ate the clean food.

I did the writing.

I detoxed from tech.

I created comfortable space.

Once these things became my paramount priority…

My creative juices began to open up, the deeper I dove into creating a safe environment for me to express myself.  Finally I was able to take a stand for the work that I believed in (no matter what someone thinks about me).

And then I got on the train of how do we make this bigger, better, reach more people, make more money.  And, well, I burnt out. I found myself depleted, exhausted, and really not interested in my own work.

I craved intimacy.

I craved connection.

I craved a high touch service.

I deeply craved transformation.

I stopped living for what others said about running a successful online business:

  • You need to have a bigger audience

  • You need to post on instagram at this time, this way

  • You need to speak on big stages

  • You need “these” media outlets  (Those are other people’s goals and strategies.)

When you find yourself in the safe place of your own design, able to take inspired, aligned action, well, the universe starts to work in miraculous ways. The more you stay connected to this life force inside you, good things start to happen.

Your “I need to’s” may be...

I need to align with my body

Fill up my heart

Trust myself

Rest more

Take more spacious in between appointments

They can look very different than the to do list of someone else (even if they’re mega successful).  We’ve been programed to believe the more productive, the better. The harder we work, the more successful.  The list goes on of things that may NOT be serving you, but you’ve been sold by society that you need to do it THIS WAY.

So, my love, what are you looking for?  What will you do in 2019? Where do you need more alignment?  I’d love to invite you to a discovery call. We can look at how you need to serve yourself and how I can support you to get there.  And yes, we can do it in style!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you will know, style is an inside out job.

When we redefine the way we look at style (and how we do life), our world shifts!  I’d love to help you be successful, your way! Book you call here.

xoxo,

Carrie

Faith Restored

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Tomorrow I’ll be on my way back to America for a short trip. I have a speaking gig and will be leading a workshop in Maine. I’ve spent the past few weeks checking in with my body to make sure we can do the journey!

This is the deal… you have one life and one body. Learn how to tune in and take care of it.  

You may have a few lifetimes with karmic retribution and evolution of the soul.  But, let’s be clear with what is here and now.

You. Your Body. Your Spirit.

There’s a deep connection to how you feel about yourself, how you treat yourself, and how your spirit soars in the world.

It often has to do with what you’re thinking and the actions you take.

I know… self care… sounds like a luxury, doesn’t it?

When I took the leap to move to Spain, I definitely had this thought about being, “insane for moving across the world.”  

I had no clear plan and a major gut feeling. For the first time, I wanted to let my life unfold.

Everything at that point was FINE: business, health still a major obstacle, and well, my faith in the universe was a little battered.  I could no longer try to heal my souls’ connection to my body with another date, or another creation in my business. I had to get in alignment with my everyday life. Simplification was key.

In my wellness journey, I’ve inspected every aspect of my life. My energy, physical body, t how I’m feeling, what I’m eating, how I’m moving my body, who I’m spending time with, to my family, and how I’m serving the women I work with. Let’s be clear; we don’t need to master all these areas, but we do need to stay engaged in our process.

Wellbeing, to me, is about bringing parts of you to life that want to thrive. 

It allows your body to be well.  Your soul gets a clear signal when it’s time to shake her booty, or rest and recalibrate.

I had no idea what was in store for me in Ibiza.  What I’ve found has brought my heart back to life. My faith is being restored.

There have been EPIC dance parties under the stars.

Nothing cures an eating disorder like incredible, fresh, wholesome food. (more on this one day)

I’ve been introduced to natural wines and adventured to wineries.

The people are so free and fun and vibrant.

I feel at home here.

I’ve moved many, many times in my life.  The community that took me 4 years in Maine to create and 10 years in NYC to create, I’ve found in 3 months in Ibiza. Talk about ALIGNMENT!

I’ve been able to connect in sister circles.  I’ve been able to walk beaches and have heartfelt convos.  I’ve been able to just wander and explore the Island. Nikita has really enjoyed every step of the way. My Spanish is slowly getting better.

This, my friend, allows me to feel my faith being restored and my heart beat for life is back.

I didn’t realize how much my heart had been broken by the sequence of events over the past 10-20 years.  I was willing my way through every day and breaking down all at the same time. The body can’t heal that way.

The Somatic Dressing Method™ opened doors for introspection and creative expression that have left me and many women to feel liberated.

The crazy thing is… All I had to do was respond to an invitation and the rest has fallen into place. (yes, there were some challenging logistics) Like giving up my home in Maine before having my visa confirmed, but having a ticket purchased, and needing to wait a month before I could leave, if I could leave?

It was the ultimate LEAP OF FAITH!

I’ve been in Ibiza for 3 months now and I’m about to fly back to America for 2 weeks.  I’m thrilled to embrace my soul sisters.

Last week, I let you know about my upcoming workshop: Love Your Lines in 2019 with Style.  

The reason I created this experience is because dressing for my soul changed my life, as well as, hundreds of my client’s lives for the better. With regular practice, I found myself...

More calm

More focused

More confident

And MOST importantly, I found that when I committed to a daily body check-in, I had greater power to TRANSFORM things in my life that I wasn’t happy with.

This is what I want for you. I’m going to teach you the tools that I know will give you the power to expand your potential and feel embodied confidence. That’s why I created 2019: Love Your Lines in Style Workshop.

This will only be offered live while I’m back in America for a speaking gig.

I’ll be hosting a workshop for 3 hours and would love to have anyone in New England/Southern Maine join us in Portland.

This workshop will teach you the most soulful way to get dressed. You’ll fall more in love with your body and soul. You’ll exude confidence and ease (even if you have a lot on your plate).   As a result, you’ll receive more money, because you’re finally speaking your truth.

Join me! I can’t wait to see you!

XO,

Carrie

Sacred Style in 2019

Sacred Style in 2019 Carrie Montgomery

Beauty!

Welcome to 2019.  I know from the bottom of my heart that this is YOUR YEAR.  

2018 was full of releasing what I thought I wanted and recalibrating to what I now want.

I let go of a relationship.  I moved into my own home. I needed to work towards a life that felt more aligned with my soul, not just looking good. Unfortunately our values were different and we needed to live our own lives.  My new home was healing, soothing, and perfect, but I still felt a piece of me was missing and needed to come to life. I left it all behind and moved to Spain. I grew and deepened my relationships with clients and friends.  I shifted the structure of my business to more intimate containers and focused on service, transformation, and connection.

By redefining my boundaries, I began to flourish in new ways and with more ease.

2018 was the year of #loverecovery.  (See more on Instagram!) That’s my reframe on trauma recovery.  I thought that I completed all my trauma work. Yet, when the #metoo movement came out, it was clear that I still had unresolved, deep seeded trauma layered and stacked in my body; making me crumble inside.

So, with the success of 2017,  2018 became the year to recalibrate.

What 3 values do you live by?

Mine are service, transformation, and connection.  This helps me feel safe, have fun, and fall in love with myself and everyone else.

For 2019, I chose the word ABUNDANT to guide my every move. I’m not talking about more-money-abundant (that will come). I mean abundance, as in, more life. I want to feel an ABUNDANT amount of:

Laughter

Joy

Adventure

Freedom

Pleasure

Focus

Tubs

Flowers

Energy

Connections

Conversations

Love

Beauty

Fun

Spaciousness

Creativity

Health

Water

Fitness

Deep self care

These are all things I can create for myself.  The more I create this ABUNDANT space, the more my life will expand. The same is true for you, too!

Choose your word for the year.  Maybe it’s courage, consistency, or connection. Your word will bring you into a more sacred, loving space where you can evolve and stand powerfully on your beautiful own two feet. Plus, have the loving arms of community around you when your feet get shaky.

As you may know, I moved to Spain in October of 2018.  My business took many shifts last year. I claimed the trademark for Somatic Styling Method™.  If you’ve been curious to work with me, there are four ways I can be of service to you in 2019:

  1. Create Your Soul Style

  2. The Embodied Brand

  3. Get Photo Ready

  4. In Person Intensives (Email me to learn more.)

There will be workshops and retreats coming your way, too!

The foundation of my work is the Somatic Styling Method™. Every women that enters the world of CarrieMontgomery.com will be invited to embrace their bodies and style in a completely new way.

I was tired of just looking good, I know how to do that, but what I really struggled with was feeling good.  Depression, chronic illness, PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, you name it, they all swirled in my world. I was a dark cloud that looked shiny and bright on the outside.  It was fake, false, and a bit fucked up.

My commitment to you is to help you bring your body alive, light up your life with love and compassion, and do it in style.

You can feel good and look good, too.  You can have an open loving relationship with your body.  You can be conscious about what’s holding you back and take loving action towards shifting your thoughts and subconscious mind.

I’m coming back to the east coast and have opened up 4 spots for 1-day intensives.  We’ll dive into your somatic style and create your signature style! It’s a wild way to tap into who you’re becoming, while honoring who you are.  

If you’re interested and want to know if this work is for you, apply for a call here.

I’m so thrilled about the potential of 2019 and I can’t wait to play with you.

So much love,

Carrie

This isn't Superficial. It's Sustainable Style.

CarrieMontgomery.com Carrie Montgomery This isn't Superficial. It's Sustainable Style.

There is SO much more to style than just your clothes.

It’s actually a deep, kinetic sensation. Have you seen street style photos and wondered, how does she pull that outfit off and look so fab? Then, you might imagine what her life is like. Is she happy? Does she love her work? Is she present for her community?

Well, there’s no way to really know unless you know her. But what is apparent is she’s damn good at creating a vibe that fits like a glove on her body.

Soul Style has two parts. First is the PERSONA (or attitude) you’re claiming that day and second is the SOMATIC SENSATION (or feeling) you’re expressing.

Sounds a little deep, right?

Well, most stylish people have a clearly defined persona that they’re claiming on the daily. It would be:

  • Sporty Spice

  • Preppy (sometimes sexy) Teacher

  • Edgy Executive

  • Passionate Nomad

  • Modern Goddess

  • Retro Grunge

  • Vintage Chic

The list of Style Archetypes goes on for days. There’s nothing more confusing to your family, friends, and potential opportunities than seeing you dress grunge one day, chic the next, sporty the next, with no common thread. You end up with piles of trendy clothes that’ll go out of style. Yeah, the look of the moment that doesn’t work for your body or soul.

So, you try again, and again, and again. More like buy again, and again, and buy again.

It’s a total waste of money and time.

First of all, the PERSONA needs to align with how you’re truly feeling in your body. You might be feeling edgy, or retro, or a vintage vibe, but your body is tapping you on your shoulder asking for some attention.

Your body may be fatigued. It may be super tense and stressed or it may fill you of life force and excited energy. Where ever your body is asking for support, there’s a container you can step into to make you feel as effective and powerful each day.

A big part of that is being clear and honoring what’s actually going on, on a soul level.

You may feel low, down, blue and need to pull on that hoodie to hide from the world for a while. That’s cool, as long as you know that it’s OK to cancel those meetings on a dark hoodie day.

You may feel exhausted, but need to perform at work. Your body will need extra support all the way down to your big girl panties (seamless, please). Just pull on those high waisted pants and tuck in an elegant, loosely fitted, silk top for some ease. If you have the luxury and freedom of being able to wear whatever, wherever, then grab a maxi dress and release that fatigue as you glide with ease into your elegance for the day.

I know, this may sound wack-a-doodle. But, I kid you not, it works. I’ve been dressing this way to support my body and soul for years with chronic health conditions. This way of dressing has given me confidence to shine and attract a magazine cover feature and speaking at Maine Live. My clients keep texting me that THIS WORK keeps paying them back again and again!

Like Raechel…   “This totally sums up what you and your work have helped me feel EVERY single day! Truly a gift that keeps on giving - thank you!!”

Like Raechel…

“This totally sums up what you and your work have helped me feel EVERY single day! Truly a gift that keeps on giving - thank you!!”

You too can have Soul Style that gives you strength, power, and the juice to live life to the fullest every day.  I’d love to know what you are struggling with when it comes to feeling good in your body and what you’d like help with. Email me and tell me what’s up these days.

I can’t wait to connect with you.

Lots of love,

Carrie

Comfy, Cozy, Confident

Comfy, Cozy, Confident Blog CarrieMontgomery.com

Do you want to feel totally comfortable and at ease this holiday season?  Maybe even throw in a splash of sparkle?

That burgundy cashmere sweater is waiting for you to wrap yourself up as you throw on that flowy green silk skirt. Heels or boots? Well, it’s up to your body!  Do you need to be lifted and leaning into the crowd or chill and hanging back on your heels?

It’s all about the energy you need to put out there, so you can manage yourself in the holiday shuffle.

Each body is different. Everyone has different style. You pick from colors, textures, accents, heel height, accessories, yup, some of the basic style principles that help set your individuality apart.

But we also have to follow our rhythm, our vibe, and our inner guidance.

So, take note. How do you want to enter into the new year? How do you want to feel?

Make a list of your top 5 goals. Not anyone else’s goals or vision for you. Just yours!

For me, I’ve learned a lot this year around slowing down and simplifying.  I used to think ‘Bigger was Better.’ But that actually wasn’t aligned with my energy.  Intimate settings are my most favorite endeavor in life.  I use this principle to filter all my decisions.

Knowing how you want to feel this holiday is a game changer in how you engage with your friends and family, how you stand out in the crowd, and how you relax and have fun!

This holiday season we’re taking a break and relaxing into a European Christmas Adventure.

Have a fabulous New Year Celebration, however you plan to play, make sure it’s filling up your soul, so you can rock out 2019.  

I’ll see you in the New Year!

Cheers,

Carrie

Rock Your Holiday Shuffle

Rock Your Holiday Shuffle CarrieMontgomery.com

Can you believe it? We’re in the first week of December.  I don’t know where the past two months went.

Well, I do. I was settling into my new home.  Getting acquainted with life in Europe, specifically, island life.

With the holiday season upon us, it’s always filled with fun while connecting with others, a few tears while reflecting on the year, and inspiration as you peak into the new year.

I’m gonna be honest with you. I’m still angry at times about the sequence of events in my life. Many things were out of my control, but if you believe in co-creation and universal alignment, well, guess who’s staring you right in the face.

Yup, you… (me too).

Building a business, a brand, an experience for others to participate in takes focus, grit, and determination.  At times, I haven’t had that. Stepping into a new version of yourself isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes depth, awareness, a willingness to experiment, an ability to accept what is & a need to embody a new vision.

Let’s talk about all the emotions that come up during transformation.  (And the holidays. Can we say Bridget Jones might come out to play?)

You may start with hope.

  • A true desire and clear vision for a new sense of you

There will be fear.

  • What if it doesn’t work?

  • What if I can’t change?

And then anger & sadness sets in.

  • A blood curdling feeling of injustice

  • A heart wrenching ache of sorrow that can kill all hope

Emotions are an internal storyteller.  When you can’t feel them, breakdowns happen. It’s part of the process.

When we’re not living our truth and doing what we REALLY want to do, our bodies create illness. Symptoms that plague your focus.  They dominate your perspective and your commitment to keep going. They influence your actions.

And, then you pause, because there’s a decision to make.  “Do I stretch into the new me or do I stay here drowning in fear, doubt, and frustration?” Believe it or not, when it feels like your back is up against the wall, you have a choice.

That choice can be your deadlines, your body, your family, but please consider your body first. You’re nothing without your health and livelihood.

So, what does this have to do with style?

You know that woman who walks into the holiday party and you can’t stop staring at her?

She’s so put together. Her nails, hair, and outfit look beautiful. It’s not the attire that you’re drawn to. It’s her vibe. She flutters about the room, smiling, with sparkly clutch in hand -- introducing herself to everyone with ease.

She knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it.

You don’t have to wait until the New Year to make your style a priority.

The key to sashaying into the holidays feeling good, is to focus on your style before you feel ready.

On Friday, December 14th at 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST, I’m going to present the Entrepreneurs Guide to Holiday Style: How to Step Out of Your House Feeling Cozy & Confident without Wearing Your Cozies.

You’ll learn:

  • Why the fashion industry isn’t on your side and how to make peace with it

  • My spiritual practice to discovering your Style

  • How your clothes can create more connections and confidence to make it through holiday celebrations and breakdowns

Join us here!

Please don’t sleep on this.

To provide you with extra time to do a Q&A at the end, I have to hold space for only 20 women.

I cannot wait to empower you with this information!

Cheers!

Carrie

P.S. Here’s that link to sign up again.

Style from the Inside Out

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Your journey to style can be soulful and connected.  It can bring you to new heights and experiences with your own body.  Maybe you’ll step on stage in your elegant fit and flare dress, or cozy up fireside in your Uggs with a sherpa robe, sipping on warm cocoa.

We all have a different style and it’s hard to navigate exactly what you need to wear to feel your best. How can you make smart choices when you’re bombarded with millions of commercial deals out there?

Buy THIS for 80% off! OMG, that’s a deal, but in reality it’s a shitty piece of clothing that you’ll only wear once.  The ultimate impulse buy was covering up a true need for rest and restoration.

Finding your soul style isn’t a straight road.  It’s hard to figure it out by yourself. That’s why I love helping women step into their own true sense of comfort and confidence by listening to their body.  Confidence goes beyond the labels you wear. Clothes are a tool to help you feel as good as you look.

Recently I was chosen to be the COVER WOMAN of Maine Women Magazine. Yes, that’s how I got the text. More like this…

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It was a moment for me.  Completely unexpected. I had a casual conversation with the creative director. She said she’d pitch me. At that time, I was honored by the idea, but didn’t attach too much to the outcome.  I was thrilled to just have my work featured in the magazine.

I sat at my friend’s restaurant, with my new friends in Ibiza, and we soaked up the good news. The four of us, a modern mix of worlds coming together to celebrate life.

For me, being featured in a women’s magazine was a celebration.  Have a look at the story in Maine Women Magazine.

Take a moment. Acknowledge if you’ve celebrated your work.  Have you honored the hours of blood, sweat, and tears that you’ve put into your creation?

If not, I highly recommend you take a moment to decide how you want to celebrate YOU.

XO,

Carrie