Dacy Gillespie is a minimalist personal stylist who encourages mindful consumption. She is a lady who speaks her own truth, bravely and honestly and she is helping other women to do that for themselves so that they can live out their best lives. This is one of my favorite episodes to date and we dive deep into SO many important topics!
DEFINING YOUR PERSONAL STYLE
Defining your style is a process that is ever evolving. Dacy speaks about the importance of taking the time to figure out what works for you. There is a lot of pressure from society to have everything figured out and Dacy says that we are so busy meeting everyone else’s expectations that we don’t take the time to figure out what serves us. Does this sound familiar?? I love when Dacy speaks about how clothing is such a big part of lifestyle. She is so on point when she speaks about our preconceived notions about how we should be regarding our clothing. What we really should be doing is thinking about our clothing in terms of what will work best for our lifestyle and our lifestyle needs. Doesn’t that make more sense?!
ACCEPTING WHERE YOU ARE
One of my favorite things that Dacy says is, be in a place of honesty about where you are right now. This is especially true in terms of body image. Because ladies, we know we have all been there (and maybe still are there). Dacy gets real about acknowledging and accepting that our bodies will change over the course of our lives. Because, hello, we get to do amazing things like give birth to other humans! And I couldn’t agree more when Dacy says that the worst possible thing is to be in a place where you aren’t happy with your body and when none of your clothes fit! Trying to make our bodies fit into our clothes instead of our clothes fit our bodies creates such a negative mindset that keeps us from accomplishing the things we want!
LETTING GO OF GUILT
I was so excited to dig into this topic with Dacy. We have so much guilt associated with our stuff. Dacy has a pretty simple way of dealing with this. She says, get rid of anything that makes you feel bad when you open your closet. If you are not using something then it has no value. By donating that item, you have the chance to give it new life with someone else. Dacy also has some great thoughts when it comes to gift guilt. And I needed to hear this because I definitely hang on to gifts even when I don’t use them. Dacy says that in the act of giving the gift, it serves its purpose. What happens beyond that is not as important.
Dacy has an incredible gift of helping others see life through the lens of what will serve them and how to focus on those things to live their best life. I truly hope you love this episode as much as I did!
The amazing resources Dacy referenced: