How would you describe yourself? I don't mean the way you want to be seen, but your innermost being, your authentic self. If you could choose just two words to sum up your life in a nutshell, encompassing everything about your personal oeuvre, such as the way you dress, your home, the way you tell a story, your favorite places, the way you communicate, what would those words be? Would pinpointing the two words that sum it all up change how you perceive yourself? Carrie and Danielle certainly think they would.
Words are powerful tools. Style Statement: Live by Your Own Design, by Carrie McCarthy and Danielle LaPorte, help us determine the two words that best describe our essence. Their thought is that once we determine our very own personal style statement, we can use it as a compass for creating a life that reflects what is true for each of us, in everything we do. We can live with intention. We can express ourselves in a way that is unique to us, allowing us to be our best selves.
Through a detailed series of questions about everything from your life's purpose to your dream home, Carrie and Danielle help you define your style statement. Using the 80/20 rule, the first word is your 80%, your foundation. The second word is your 20%, your creative edge and the part of your image that drives and distinguishes you. Would you be Refined Cherished? How about Genuine Flourish? I'm still working on mine, but have a slight inkling that it would be Refined Rustic, or Refined Contemporary. I'll let you know once I have it pinpointed.
Carrie says "The essence of you is married with the expression of you." This is so true. Yet with the demands of our lives, our kids we can lose sight of ourselves and what's important to us. Determining your style statement can give you clarity and a sense of direction in your life, no matter how chaotic. You can also determine your husband or partner's style statement, and blend the two to create a harmonius life around you.
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Win your very own copy of Style Statement: Live by Your Own Design, autographed by Carrie McCarthy and Danielle LaPorte. Simply leave a comment here and list two words that you think best describe your essence, and who you really are. Don't forget to include your email address. One winner will be chosen at random at Midnight EST, May 5.