Style Trial: Permission

Style Trial: Permission

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Do you ever feel like you need just the right event to wear that little-bit-fancy piece of clothing you love so much you’d wear it every day if you could?

Most of us have a piece or two of clothing that we love, but we wave it off as an option unless it fits the occasion perfectly.


We have nice clothes; we should wear them!

Now, I’m not saying go crazy and wear your cocktail dress to the grocery store, although you can if you want! :)

But this week, I want you to challenge yourself to wear something that you feel like is a little too fancy for the occasion.

It can be a sparkly necklace, killer shoes, or a little red lipstick. The only rule is that you must get excited about wearing it.

Give yourself permission to dress up and feel amazing! Sure, they’re just clothes, but they can make a huge impact on how you feel and give your productivity a big boost.

So, my gorgeous friend, get out there and make what matters happen!

You're a gem

PS If you’re as terrible at applying lip stick as I am, clear lip liner is a life saver! All you have to do is apply the liner around your lips-ish and voila! Gorgeous, perfectly lined lips.


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New to GTR? We’re so glad you’re here!

Style trials are a weekly challenge to help you find a new outfit already hanging in your closet.

Because even though we tend to wear 20% of our closet 80% of the time, most women have at least 50 “new” outfits just waiting to be discovered!

A few things to think about:

  • These challenges are designed to work no matter your style, shape, or life stage. It’s ok if we’re not style twins. :) Use the ideas as a starting point, and make them work for your life!
  • Even if the tip doesn’t feel like you, challenge yourself to give it a try. If you don’t like the way your outfit looks, you don’t have to wear it out of the house!
  • If you’ve been meaning to figure out your style for a while, start with something small, like a style trial, to set yourself up for success. Usually, one tiny step leads to more. You’ve got this, gorgeous!

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  • elisabeth September 19, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    I love this idea that you came up with of giving yourself permission to “dress up and feel amazing” for this challenge. This will be so much fun. I’ll be doing this challenge this week. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    Diary of Elegance

    • Caitlin Author September 22, 2015 at 5:28 PM

      You’re so welcome. :) I’d love to hear how it goes for you, Elizabeth!

  • Amy G September 19, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    This is a great challenge! Thanks, Caitlin!
    Also, are those gems on your shirt? How cool!

    • Caitlin Author September 22, 2015 at 5:29 PM

      It was inspired by your comment about red lipstick a couple weeks back, so thanks for the inspiration, Amy! :) And yes, they are little gems. So fun, right?! :)

      • Amy G September 28, 2015 at 1:45 PM

        I thought it might have been :) I wore lipstick twice last week, and I wore cute flats instead of sneakers to my church choir practice.
        Those gems are so fun!

        • Caitlin Author September 29, 2015 at 9:25 AM

          That makes me so happy! :)

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