Coming Out of the Closet

nose in airWomen with confident beauty are content with who they are. This does not mean that they have no need to improve, nor does it mean that there is nothing that they are ashamed of. In fact, they usually have a very good perspective of both their strengths and their weaknesses. Confidence is the ability to hold your head high without sticking your nose in the air. It’s all about balance.
Perhaps you are struggling with balance today. I struggle with it all the time and I help women with this struggle as well–especially when it comes time to go through their wardrobe! “Coming out of the closet” may be a term coined by those dealing with gender identity, but in my opinion it’s something we all need to do with our personal identity.
Your closet represents your true self. Sometimes what you wear is a facade, a false-identity. This doesn’t necessarily mean you are a phony, in fact it seldom does. Usually this simply means you are still trying to understand yourself, and if you are like the majority of our society, then you know this doesn’t just happen. But when it does, it is exhilarating. I experienced this liberation the day I was told my clothing personality, and enjoying the enthusiasm my clients have when they suddenly recognize their Img.ID is still my favorite part of being an image consultant.
Confidence is not just about how you look, it’s about coming out of the closet. I always loved fashion but was too shy to BE who I was designed to be. I wanted to wear all the makeup and accessories, but until I was told it was right for me I thought it was only for the beautiful (and vain!) girls. I’ve seen many women experience the opposite: they are relieved they do not have to wear all that “junk” once they know they are a casual beauty or they are thrilled to know they just need to add color or texture or lace…
Sometimes it takes a small glance inside your own heart to release you from all the expectations placed on you from men, media and mom.
Before we go any further with your wardrobe rehab, let me ask you the most important question of all:
Are you ready to come out of the closet and BE who you were designed to BE?
Well then, who are you?

  1. Classy, refined, proper, professional, calm, poised, warm, gracious, refined, polished, elegant, cultured, meticulous.
  2. Casual, unpretentious, conservative, practical, reliable, dependable, responsible, loyal.
  3. Exotic,unique, imaginative, independent, sophisticated, artsy, stylish, friendly, fun.
  4. Delicate, gentle, sweet, soft spoken, graceful, youthful, modest, shy, considerate, supportive.
  5. Glamorous, feminine, charming, sensitive, sympathetic, accommodating, sensual, alluring, glamorous, flirtatious.
  6. Bold, animated, fun, energetic, enthusiastic, opinionated, bold, bouncy, snappy, spunky, charmer.

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Catrina Welch is an inspirational author and speaker whose personal experience with overcoming rejection, betrayal and loss–as well as her expertise as a cosmetologist, image consultant and Biblical life-coach–is empowering women to BE and LET BE.

Her latest book, CONFIDENT BEAUTY: Reflecting the One Who Made You, with the Images in your Mirror and in your Soul, is now available in your favorite bookstores. Autographed copies of all her books are available on her website at www.CatrinaWelch.com

 

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