Dressing Your Truth Type 1 Stores!

Last year I learned about the Dressing Your Truth program, and I’m still so glad I went through the course and figured out what type I am!

I am a Type 1, which means I love fun, bright and cheerful clothes! I’m not as Type 1 as some, meaning I’m not interested in wearing flamingos on my clothes, but I really do like the Type 1 colors and can relate to the personality.

Dressing Your Truth Type One Stores

You can visit the Dressing your Truth online store to get an idea of what Type 1 clothes and colors might look like. I enjoy doing this when I need a visual refresher. It is really nice to go to stores with the exact colors and patterns that you know fit you, but there are so many stores out there and it can get overwhelming!

Here is a list of stores that might have some Type One clothes there. Remember that styles change each season, so I can’t promise that every store listed will always have Type 1 clothes but they are definitely stores to check out first!

Charming Charlie’s – this store is full of Type one accessories! Such cute colors with purses and scarves, and adorable jewelry! A definite must go to store for Type One people!

I took this picture on a date night with Sean. He was so sweet and came in with me to Charming Charlie’s. For some reason I loved these pom pom key chains and took a picture! Oh wait, I love them because I’m a Type one! These are so adorable!

New York and Company – This store reminds me of Type 4, more bold and sharp lines. They have a lot of black, professional type clothes, but I’ve heard other Type 1’s say they have found some great clothes here! As always, bring your color card with you when you go shop!

Gap – It depends on the season, but you can find some good Type 1 clothes here!

Old Navy I think you can generally find something Type 1 here.

Lilly Pulitzer

Downeast Basics




LulaRoe – You can find some super cute patterns and colors with LulaRoe! Of course you just have to watch for it, which if you like LulaRoe you know that is part of the whole attraction with it, the hunt of finding the perfect print!

LulaRoe Pink Nicole Dress. It's super bright and cheerful, and is a great knee length dress that is comfortable for everyday wear.

Matilda Jane – I love this brand of clothes and just wish I could afford more!

JCPenny – Liz Claiborne line

Kohls – Lauren Conrad and Elle Brand


Cato Fashions

Pink Blush

Deborah & Co. – Yes, I put my own business down! A type 1 can wear denim skirts and floral dresses!

Shabby Apple – I haven’t purchased from this company but I see a lot of beautiful dresses there!


You can find my Pinterest Board for Dressing Your Truth Type One here!



Winter Styles To Avoid The Frumpy Feeling

I’ve been thinking a lot about wardrobes, modest outfits and the winter months. Some women love the winter months because they can bundle up and not worry nearly so much about modesty. Others feel claustrophobic, frumpy, and ill kept.

Normally I love winter clothes but this year it’s not been so great. Since I never could lose all the baby weight after Sophia, not all of my winter clothes fit. Now that I’m three months pregnant I’m definitely in that stage of feeling larger without looking pregnant, and it’s been a challenge.

After looking at lots of outfits online and thinking through what winter outfits look the best, here are some tips to look put together for a lovely winter look.

Shorter Skirts With Leggings

I love wearing maxi length dresses and skirts. It’s most of what I wear. But the skirts I have that are knee length or just below knee length can be layered with leggings underneath and I feel more put together. I’m not sure what it is about the combo, but it does seem to have a little more modern look to it. You can stay modest with the leggings underneath and still easily get on the floor to play with your children.

As for leggings, I wear the fleece lined leggings from Deborah & Co. I also just got a pack of regular black leggings that I found at Costco (you can find them on Amazon here) and absolutely love them for a little bit lighter feel. Silky smooth and they cover the tummy area which is great. 🙂

The same principle goes for dresses as well. They have adorable dresses out that are knee length or a little longer which can be layered with leggings and boots.

Pencil Skirt and checked shirt from J.C.Crew.

I know I’m not wearing leggings in these pictures, but you get the idea!

Shapewear, Shapewear, Shapewear….

There is no shame in this. Really. If you have had several babies and your tummy is just not the same, I don’t know what’s wrong in wearing some exercise shorts or shape wear type shorts to help hold things in. I just would be careful about wearing the corset type kind, because of Diastasis Recti. They also have splints you can wear if you are working on your Diastasis, but I don’t find them to be as slimming as just wearing some shape wear. You can get a pair of good shapewear for under skirts and dresses on Amazon.

Your Winter Coat Can Be Important

I found my blue wool winter coat from ThredUP for a good deal. It’s warm and I do like it, but I feel claustrophobic in it. Looking back I wish I would have gone for a puffer coat or something even more fitted. Coats can be expensive but you can find good deals on them towards spring when they are on clearance. If you want to feel put together whenever you are out and about, don’t wear a coat that is two sizes too large. You also want to make sure the color compliments you, since it will be up right next to your face all the time.

Winter hat and coat!

Hair Styles Matter!

The other day I did double french braids (like this hairstyle except I left them hanging down) and you wouldn’t believe how different I felt all day! Taking 5 minutes to fix your hair can definitely help chase away that frumpy feeling. It also helps control the winter frizz if you pull it back in a Flexi Clip or braid it.

This is an easy hairstyle that pulls up half of your hair, using a Flexi Clip. My daughter and I have thicker hair so we use a size medium, but a lot of people would use a small or even an x-small if they have thinner hair. Gather some hair back like you are going to pull it up into a barrette, then just twist it and turn it over. Put the pin the of Flexi Clip against your scalp, slide it through and slide it in place to the clip! Super easy and it stays all day!

*During the month of February you can spend $40 at Lilla Rose and receive 1 free bobby pin, or spend $50 and receive 2 free bobby pins! These are super duper strong bobby pins, not like the ones you get at Walmart!*

Decide On Your Style…

My style has changed over the years. It’s changed in the 7 years that I’ve been blogging and it’s definitely changed from when I was a teenager. My thoughts and feelings on modesty have changed, partially because of being married and wanting to respect my husband’s opinions as well as my own. You need to decide what look you are going for. Do you want a more modern look? Do you prefer maxi skirts all the time? Are you in love with dresses, or do you like jeans and tunic shirts?

Pick your style and go with it, staying consistent over the winter months. Take into account your body shape and what does look best on you. If you are content with the style you have chosen, it will help you be more content during the winter months.

Shopping Suggestions…

Here are some ideas I found on Amazon (if you have Prime it’s easy to order and send them back if you don’t like the fit!).

Women’s Floral Print Casual Dress – Try leggings and boots under this. 

Women’s Long Sleeve Pleated Dress – You can see how cute this is with boots (I would add leggings) and a long necklace! 

Women’s solid Flare Midi Skirt – affordable and any color to choose from that you would want!

Floral Midi Dress that is perfect for fall!

All of our dresses at Deborah & Co. are 20% off this week, and this dress even has free shipping!

While it might feel that winter is dragging on, we all know that spring eventually comes! Try to slowly change the areas in your winter wardrobe that you really don’t like, looking out for sales as the clearance items start!

It’s worth it to put an effort into your wardrobe. You can go from frumpy to fabulous!!






Let’s Fight the Winter Frumpy Feeling!

I recently took a poll in my Facebook group for blog readers and discovered that a large number of ladies said they were not feeling put together in their outfits. I totally get it.

The winter months are nice because you can easily layer, bundle up, and modesty isn’t really an issue.

But it’s also a time of feeling frumpy, bundled up, layers upon layers of clothes, and by bedtime I’m more than ready to get it all off and put comfy pajamas on!

Is it possible to make it through the winter months without feeling so frumpy? In the next few blog posts I’m going to share some ideas with you all, and see if we can make it through the rest of the winter with a little better attitude about our wardrobes.

First I’ll share the story behind what really made me stop and realize how frumpy I’ve felt lately.

We ran some errands as a family the other night and Sean needed to go to the mall to return some basketball shorts. We rarely go to the mall as a family, but Nana had the two youngest girls so everything felt easy with just our four oldest along. 🙂 We all had fun looking around in the mall, but I felt incredibly frumpy.

I had on a sweater that was just a little on the tight side, thanks to the dryer shrinking it. A long maxi skirt with black footed tights that honestly didn’t match the outfit or the shoes. I was just cold and so I put them on. Then I had on my oversized wool coat that makes me feel claustrophobic, and you have the perfect recipe for frump city!

Seriously, Sean said I looked nice but laughed and did acknowledge that my feelings were justified when I vented to him for a minute.

Everyone is on tight budgets. We all would love to have the perfect Pinterest outfits or be the next size smaller. But between having babies, clothing our children and husbands and making sure that food is on the table, not all of us have those huge clothing budgets or that perfect size we would like to be at.

Let’s face our problem head on and not live in frump city. We might just have a few outfits to wear, but they could be well put together!

Your challenge today is to look through your closet and pull out anything you haven’t worn all winter long. Toss it in a bag to either send into ThredUP and try and earn a little bit of extra money on it, or donate it to your local Thrift Store!


You Can Try Stitch Fix For Free!

UPDATE – Stitch Fix just shared that they are keeping this deal open until the end of January. Wahoo! You don’t want to miss out on trying this free offer!

I’ll freely admit, I was scared to try Stitch Fix several years ago.

I knew there was a $20 fee to have a box sent to you and then that is deducted off whatever purchase you make. If you don’t fall in love with something, you still have that $20 fee.

The clothes are also more expensive than Walmart or Target. Was it really going to be worth it?

Years later I’m still so thankful that Sean gave me a gift card to get started with Stitch Fix. I wear the clothing I’ve kept from Stitch Fix all the time, and it really has held up so nicely.

Until the end of November (just two days!) (Until the end of January!) you can try a box completely free! That $20 fee will be waived, and if you don’t like anything you were sent, just mail it back and you don’t even pay the postage! There is literally no risk in doing this!

This sweater from Stitch Fix is the latest thing I’ve kept from it and I wear it whenever I can. It’s so soft and comfortable!

Some other favorite items I’ve kept…

Stitch Fix Maxi Dress

If this is something you have always wanted to try, sign up here to go get a free box!!

They offer women’s clothes, maternity clothes, plus size, and men’s clothing!