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Dressed up for my son’s graduation

I love clothes. Clothing not only keeps me from being nude or cold, but it lets me indulge my creative side using my body as my canvas. I’ve studied fashion magazines, catalogs and TV shows. I like to think that I can pull together some pretty nice outfits. However, I’ve recently learned about a new style system that quite literally turns the fashion world upside down.

According to Carol Tuttle, the current fashion system creates a population of women who don’t think that they can ever look beautiful because they don’t look like the fashion models that they see when they were fashionable clothing. The current system is based on trends, in other words, what is in style this season. Carol’s system, Dressing Your Truth, is based on an individual’s energy profile which is broken down into four basic types:

Type 1- The bright, animated woman

Type 2- The subtle, soft woman

Type 3- The rich, dynamic woman

Type 4- The bold, striking woman

The Dressing Your Truth (DYT) system honors the most basic personality component of a woman, giving her guidelines for choosing clothing, makeup, hairstyles and accessories. It works no matter what a woman’s shape, age or coloring. Once a person decides on their primary type, they are taught all their type’s particular basics.

The types are based on the elements found in nature: nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen and carbon. Each element moves differently in the natural world. This movement signature is comparable to movement tendencies in a person. For example, my primary is type 4, the bold, striking woman. Like carbon, I am still, constant and quiet. I tend to think much more than I ever express or act.

Taking it into the DYT system, I will look best in bold, yet simple and structured clothing. Black and white are my neutral colors with pops of saturated hues. High shine silver is my best jewelry choice. I am learning how to pick and choose from what the fashion industry offers each season.

This is the promise of Dressing Your Truth: when any woman dresses her truth, she will look beautiful. Who doesn’t want that?

For more information, see the links below:

  • Books by Carol Tuttle



  • On youtube;

General Carol Tuttle videos

Dressing Your Truth video

  • A coupon link for the Dressing Your Truth Course: Coupon


Next Monday…my adventures while learning to dress my truth and meeting Carol Tuttle


Disclosure: I do not work for the Dressing Your Truth company. I am not being compensated to write a positive review. These views are mine only. If you use the above link to purchase a course, you will receive the course at a discounted price and a gift card for the Dressing Your Truth store. I earn credit towards the a gift card to the store.


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“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”
― J.M. BarriePeter Pan

The idea of fairies has been around for a very long time. The word fairy is believed to derive from the Latin word fatum or fates. The characteristics given to fairies have changed over time. They began to be seen as small winged creatures during Victorian times. Before that they were seen as normal human sized beings that used magic to transport themselves. They often were not considered to be benevolent but fearsome and nasty when irritated. They might steal babies and replace them with a fairy child or changeling. They might pinch you in your sleep or drown you in their watering hole. Iron was thought to be dangerous to fairies and was used to make ornamentation to keep them away.

In modern times, fairies are often seen as nature spirits who protect and nurture plants and the environment. They are beings who are more closely aligned with the physical world than are angels and more easily accessible to humans than angels and other spiritual beings.  Recycling and picking up litter are just some of the activities which fairies would see as favorable human pursuits. Likewise, polluting the environment and abusing the natural world would irritate them. (I totally agree with this sentiment.)

Jasmine Beckett-Griffith

Here are a few of the “famous” fairies through time:

  • Oberon, Titania and Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William ShakespeareFairy King and Queen from a Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Tinkerbell from Peter Pan and Wendy by J. M. Barrie
  • Fairy Godmother from Cinderella
  • The Cottingley Fairies: a pictorial hoax that fooled many including Sir Arthur Conan DoyleHoax
  • Sookie Stackhouse (only part fairy), Claude, Claudine and Niall from the Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris adapted in to the HBO series, True Blood 

Perhaps fairies and fairy lore will soon be as popular as vampires and werewolves. Who is your favorite fairy?

Next…plants for attracting fairies.


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