After last weeks series of exercises to help you discover your style – what have you learned about your personal style?
What are your style words?
Have you got multiple style personalities or are you more of a one style woman?
Did you discover anything about your style that surprised you?
Have you figured out what you’re doing well and what you need to improve upon?
Something I discovered when assessing my style and influences when I did these exercises for myself a few years back, when thinking about formative experiences I realised why I’m such a bargain hunter – and at that time to the point where I couldn’t buy an item if it wasn’t on sale. When I thought back to my early shopping experiences, I heard my mothers voice in my head say “I’m not going to buy you any new shoes as you’ll just grow out of them.” and “I’m not going to buy you any clothes as you wear a school uniform most of the time and it’s not worth it.”
What I heard in my head was “you’re not worth it” and “you don’t deserve to have any clothes/shoes”. So I became and extreme bargain hunter – I still love a bargain, but I can now see that I am worth buying things for at full price, I don’t have to just have the leftovers at the end, the scraps that nobody else wanted because that was all I’m worth.
I realised what a destrutive voice this was for me and set about changing my thought patterns. Because I also understand my style so well, I am also well aware when I find something that is truely me, that it is worth spending the money on as I’ll get the wear out of it and in the end it will be a bargain as I love it so much and it makes me happy.
What about you? I’d love to know what you’ve discovered.