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Authentic Fashion February
January 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Want to explore and rediscover your own authentic style with us in a private facebook group?
There will be:
-A suggested book (not required)
-A private/safe/supportive Facebook Group (so we can each post our outfits selfies daily)
-Three FUN one hour zoom calls to inspire and assist you on your journey.
(these will all be recorded and posted in the group in case you can’t join us!)
GET READY Saturday January 30 @3 PM Central/1PM Pacific
A CHECK IN Thursday February 9 @3 PM Central/1PM Pacific
FASHION FINALE on Saturday February 27 @3 PM Central/1PM Pacific
–Prompts in the facebook group to increase your understanding of your unique style (they will not be emailed or accessible anywhere else).
The Promise: If you fully show up for this month by taking (and POSTING) those selfies for us, digging deep into your closet and exploring, you’ll end up being much clearer on what your style is. And when you discover that one outfit that makes you feel 100%, you can begin to build more like that one. You’ll even have a few great adjectives to describe it (or a draft of those words!) and you will be ready to do any shopping necessary in the future to fill your your dream wardrobe as necessary.
Investment? This mini-course/adventure is by donation! You can pay what you like to me (Sarah) at Venmo @Sarah-Seidelmann or via PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org
It may seem crazy for me to write about style so soon after a veritable coup de etat took place in our Nation’s capitol. And yet, I feel like now is the time to connect with our own powerful individual frequency and to link up with each other. To keep the faith. To keep our spirits high. So, here goes.
This project started with a coat. This coat was so wild and colorful that it grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. It helped launch me back towards re-discovering my own authentic style anew. I have searched and claimed my own authentic style through the years. My everything black mottto in grad school ( I was super cool unless you had a light haired pet) . My Scottish highland lass phase in college (ruffled collars and prim hunting jackets). Then there was a decade and a half where I swear I only wore scrubs ( I was a practicing physician with 4 kids- it was survival –but I did rock some leopard clogs–somehow keeping my fashion pilot flame a ‘flickering.
WOW. I had forgotten how much a great outfit (READ: comfy for me and deeply authentic) can make me feel LIKE A MILLION BUCKS!
And I’m also inspired right now because I’ve been in recovery from a sugar and flour addiction (I am a compulsive eater) and being creative supports my recovery! And, no matter where you are on your body journey- you deserve to feel fabulous in what you are wearing. It makes a difference in how we show up in the world.
So, I dove into rediscovering my style by exchanging texts with my friend Paula. Paula adores fashion and is a ninja thrifter and has been teaching me how to find treasures at Savers and Poshmark and I have introduced her to my favorite Salvation Army store. Like me, she’s been on a transformative journey away from sugar for a few years now.
As we were diving into sharing our daily outfits, I read the book I suggest you check out, “The Curated Closet” that’s unlike any other fashion or closet book. It helped me begin to reconnect with my own authentic style- not the “capsule wardrobe must haves” (Moto jackets make me sweaty!) or some such generic prescription…..but helping me explore and clarify what lights me up. It’s been roughly ten years since I’ve really thought about my clothes!
So, for two months, I’ve been really digging deep into my clothing “identity” by taking selfies of outfits each day and re-disovering what I REALLY LIKE!
Turns out that delicate jewelry isn’t my thing! I like loose jeans, chunky chains and rhinestones!
Jackie O style cardigans are NOT REALLY MY THING – and (yet!) I’ve been buying them for years!!!
I’m looking for more danger and edginess and needing to take more risks!
Getting daily fashion selfies from Paula and (now) my sister Maria too (above!) has been so joyful! I love seeing how they put things together! Neon Swedish clogs, velvet tank dresses and poppy jumpsuits! It excites me to text them my outfits too! We are all feeling WAAAAAY more excited about life. It’s creative and FUN to dress like this everyday. It’s making art.
The more I tweak and learn about my style and dress to delight myself, the more confident and playful I feel. So that’s why I’m sharing this with you, in case you want to go on a style pilgrimage with your own closet.
The process will unleash your creativity and reconnect you to your sense of self to boot! We are living in uncertain times and anything we can do to enliven our joy and empower our creativity is valuable! Do you want to play too?
All you have to do is make the decision to commit+ dive in and then, join the private FACEBOOK group. To get the most out of it, of course, you’ll want to take those daily selfies, reflect on the prompts and show up.