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Dressing Your Truth


Robyn Openshaw - Sep 20, 2010 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links


Local author Carol Tuttle contacted me several months ago. She’s author of four books, including “Discover Your Personal Beauty Profile” and “Remembering Wholeness.”

She asked me to meet her for lunch. She said she knew exactly what I am in her typing system to help you choose clothes, hair, and makeup to “dress your truth.”

I direct you to this because I believe this program allows you to live more truthfully, more grounded in your energy, personality, and unique way of operating in the world. It’s about far more than shopping-and-makeup (which are NOT generally interests of mine, and I explain why in my interview).

I let Carol’s team do a makeover on me! Check my interview out where I don’t quite seem myself:

Check out Carol’s program and sign up HERE

Not only did I arrive dressed completely as a Type 2 (I’m Type 3), but you won’t know me, I was so nervous! (Losing all control and letting a team of people cut and color my hair, put makeup on me, and dress me–in a word, SCARY!) In the initial interview–not only am I jittery, but I didn’t sleep well in anticipation, so I have bags under my eyes!

And here’s my makeover:

Check out Carol’s program and sign up HERE–I think you’ll enjoy it! In fact, you might get LOST in the web site, watching the transformation of many women “discovering their truth.”

Also, I’ll be on her radio show tonight, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., talking about wholeness in nutrition and health–and wholeness in Carol’s world of truth, beauty, and fashion!

Log in HERE to either listen live (call in to ask me a question, and I’ll give away a few of my books)–or listen to a recording if you’ve missed it by the time you read this.

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20 thoughts on “Dressing Your Truth”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    You did look good before (because as we all know, true beauty is inside first). That’s why the kids don’t notice. They love the inside.

    I LOVED the makeover! Loved that color of shirt on you (wasn’t dusty rose — but raspberry) and the hair color and curls look great! Hope you will wear them sometimes…. might take you a while to get used to it, but since you have them naturally…. it is you being more of you. (Wish I had some curl.)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think if you were wearing curly it would help to pull it up or away from your face a bit…didn’t care for straight bangs….

    enjoyed the color on you…looks much nicer than the washed out look….

    as one changes and ages their looks change right along with their growth from the inside out….

    thanks for sharing and taking what works for you personally not what someone tells you to do..

    always nice to hear from professionals in the field of finding your look and color..

    agree with the makeup toxins..be careful what you put on the skin as you know it gets delivered to the inside too…there are many lines of organic type products out there for those that have the time or feel the need to use cosmetics …

    hugs & health,

    Patryce

  3. Anonymous says:

    Meh. I think your instincts for what is right and best for you are probably better than anyone else’s I’ve ever come across. You’re, like, the GURU of ‘Trust yourself.’ I didn’t think the gal who did the whole look, looked so hot herself. You looked fine either way. To me it feels like she has invented a way for people to 1. Become dissatisfied with themselves and 2. Spend money to get ‘resatisfied’. I’ll save my money for organic romaine.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Robyn, I absolutely love you but I have to say that I loved you so much more the way you came in than they way she made you over. Really. I thought the colors of the clothes you were suited you more and you looked a LOT younger in my opinion prior to the makeover. You are beautiful regardless but I like your version of “made up” better than hers.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Robyn, now that they’ve given you a little different hair style and made some new suggestions, why don’t you give us an update on your interpretation. I usually don’t care for the way others style my hair or apply make up. Its like all new information, run it though your personal filter and apply it the way it feel right to you : )

    So, if you feel comfortable, show us the New You! I think all of us would enjoy that and so should you!!!

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Hi Camille–you can see all the vids I’m posting, including yesterday’s, are POST “MAKEOVER.” 🙂 Of course, I do wear some clothes I already had (that don’t fit my “type” like in yesterday’s vid).

  6. Anonymous says:

    Robyn,

    Probably shouldn’t muddy the waters with my muddy thoughts, but I will. I will say that PERSONALLY I think the redone hair and makeup looks amazing on you and takes years off your already youthful appearance. The style of clothing wasn’t too far off (tshirt and jeans) from what you came in with but the color changes near your face were fabulous. That seems easy enough to me… give me color changes but not major style changes and I’m happy.

    What matters most (and I know you know this) is how you feel in the style they gave you and THAT is what constitutes being true to yourself. Sure, I can look amazing all dressed up and made up in whatever style someone else sees as “best” for me, but if I feel like I’ve just been playing in someone else’s closet and makeup drawer then what’s the point? All makeovers take a period of adjustment as the initial shock wears off and you pick and choose what feels right to keep up with.

    I’m never going to be someone who feels comfortable with big chunky jewelry as I’m very active (as you are) and it just feels vain to me to purchase and display such items. That’s OK, but there’s also nothing wrong with those who feel wearing those items helps them look their personal best. We are all individuals (praise God!) and our differences are what makes life so interesting. Kudos to you for being willing to play a little bit and even share it here where criticism can be a little too free-flowing!

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Jen, Amber, Mary . . . love your abundance- and live-and-let-live mentality!

      It’s been . . . INTERESTING . . . to read all the comments and I think I’ll stay out of the “fashion and beauty” arena from here on out, although that was . . . an adventure. LOL!

  7. Anonymous says:

    “VARIETY is the spice of life.” Good for you doing your hair both ways. I have the same “good problem” with curly hair. You look great before and after.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hi Robyn,

    I thought that the plum top and the orange skirt were particularly flattering, but color is such a personal thing. It is a way of healing yourself and it seems healthiest to go with the colors that you are drawn to and that feel good next to you each day. (The sky blue that you wear is a pure, uplifting energy.)

    It’s fun to see your naturally curly hair but I think there is a more flattering cut out there to show it off if you choose to.

    Your hair looks nice smooth and flowing too.

    You know there was a scene of you with your hair twisted back and up (while you were looking at jewelry). It was a beautiful, elegant look, but also natural and Greek goddesslike.

    I suppose Ms. Tuttle wants to help people free themselves to express themselves more fully and that sure sounds like worthwhile work as long as the experimentation really resonates with each individual.

    Too bad the session was rushed.

    Well you have proven that you have just as open a mind as you encourage others to have in trying green smoothies 🙂

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hi Robyn,

    OK, I guess I am really dated! I do love the curly hair, but I agree, the style it was worn was off. I personally do not care for colored hair–I like the natural look. I’ve decided that my grey that is slowly coming will be my highlights!

    The mauve top was beautiful on you–and I love the fit!! No offense, it really bothers me the way the younger generation of women seem to have the need to have their clothing skin tight. For years women have been complaining that they are being sexually harrassed and stereo typed, yet they wear clothing that just cries out for that kind of treatment. Yes, I am 55+, so I guess it is a generational thing, but I also think that as church members (which I am also), we need to set a new style that does not draw so much attention to the body shape, but more to the beauty of the soul.

    The work you are doing for our health is wonderful! And I know that it took courage to try something different. I applaud you for that!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wow Robyn the change looks great. It definatly made you look younger and more alive I didn’t notice any bags under your eyes in fact they looked better. I may be older and don’t care for the jeans with the wornout look(I consider them ready for the trash) but every thing else looked good. And I love your curls enjoy them I have lost mine.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Robyn, I like the low lights, but not the tight curl action. I’d say strike it back a few notches toward what is natural for you (where you started before this makeover), go for some wave action but not gelled out curl, try some new colors, but you had a good thing going before and I’m not sure I’d have trusted you if you didn’t have a hint of that earth girl going for ya.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Robyn, I’m guessing you didn’t do your research on Carol. She is a fraud. Most of her material on her site is stolen. She takes whatever is out there at the time and puts it in a book, CDs, etc and sells it as her own — like law of attraction, emotional healing, tapping, etc. Then her new energy profiling stuff is The Color Code. The 4 energy types are really the 4 colors — she just made it about “movement and energy” instead of personality. But if you will watch her videos, they talk about personality all the time. It’s the same stuff.

    And how can you let some lady that cakes on the crap on her face tell you, a natural beauty that doesn’t need to, how to do make up, how to dress, etc. You looked more natural and more beautiful before. Be careful who you align yourself with. You are real, she is not.

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Hey hey, Tera–I’m the biggest Color Code fan ever (used to teach it), and while her Type 1 and Type 2 do look similar to the Yellow and Blue, the Type 3 and 4 is very different from the Color Code. And I am not original, really–just getting people back to their roots of eating whole foods. There’s nothing new under the sun. But thanks. 🙂

  13. Robyn, You are a natural beauty and fortunately you can dress in any style and any color you want. You’ve been left with a wide variety of comments. I like that you got more ideas from Carol and could combine their ideas with what feels natural to you.

    It’s ironic your timing of posting. Just recently my mother “styled” me. Since I lost weight, I needed new clothes and needed someone who knows how to co-ordinate colors. She definately could co-ordinate and pick out combinations I would have no eye for. I enjoyed every minute of it. I haven’t been brave enough to posts bunch of pictures of me just trying on things.

    Some people, when lose weight, can easily adjust to new styles, but some like me, it almost feels weird to all of a sudden have new and pretty and flattering clothes. It’s like an emotional adjustment and learning how to handle even flattering compliments, if you know what I mean. I am not use to feeling so fashion savvy. (I am use to plain clothes.) I can see where many people may need a professional service to help get stylized and confidence.

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Denise, I saw a photo of you on FB, and WOW! You look amazing! Enjoy it!!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    You know…Robyn….in all kindness….go back to the way you were before.

    I will copy here and state that I agree with two previous blog comments, “Awful. You looked much better before, now you’re not a natural lady anymore. You let yourself be influenced by opinions of others. Shame.” and “Robyn I liked your original look better….”

    I agree. I agree. I cannot get used to the Carol Tuttle look on you….It is NOT a MATCH.

    Why would you give Carol Tuttle that kind of power?

    1. Robyn Openshaw says:

      Hey Mel, I am the way I was before. Sometimes I did my hair curly before too. And I still do it straight 80% of the time. Thanks for the weigh-in, though. It’s been interesting!

  15. Anonymous says:

    So Robyn…..it’s time to REALLY acknowledge that YOU ARE A HOTTIE…. the makeover was REALLY good….. as much as I liked you before…the purplish color is great on you & your eyes & lips captivate attention in a positive way…..& “the whole package” is wonderful. I always commend you & tell anyone I can about you & green smoothies & your true honest passion for wholesome foods & living. MORE POWER TO YOU!.. You’re great… I compliment you on being courageous enough to undergo the makeover, as scary as it was BEFORE you did it. I hope you’re pleased with the change….to reveal more of you in a MORE flattering way…. Way to go Robyn ! ! ! A toast to GREENSMOOTHIEHOTTIE LOL…. take care, as always, wishing all the greatest of success & happiness & prosperity & health & peace to you.

    Rick…… Sorry I didn’t comment earlier, but haven’t been on internet in MONTHS & finally checked in again…

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