How to Treat Yourself and Shop with Intention [The Stress Less Show – Episode 43]

How to Treat Yourself and Shop with Intention [The Stress Less Show – Episode 43]


Do you have closet shame? It’s
time to treat yourself. Hi I’m Carlee Myers, a stress
management expert, and this month we’re talking
about treating ourselves. Oh my goodness. This is the month where we’re
giving giving giving and it’s time to give to
ourselves. We hear it all the time put the
oxygen mask on yourself before you put it on others. Treat yo self! So I brought on
an amazing guest, Susan Padron, who is an
intuitive personal stylist who helps women align
their personalities with their personal style. I’m so excited about this
because I can’t tell you enough like I can’t talk well
enough about Susan. I’ve done personal styling with
her myself. She has a way about her. I remember walking into my
closet with her and having
such closet shame and her being
like, “girl we’ve got this we got this
we’re going to pull out” and
she was able to help me pull out the pieces
that really brought in confidence, brought out my
personality and just make suggestions that
really just enabled me to show up a better business owner, a
better woman. So I’m so excited to have you
on the show Susan.
Oh thank you. I’m so excited to be here. Absolutely. So I’m curious how
did you how did you get into this
line of work?
Yeah. So I often meet women who feel
stuck in an invisible and you know
like they’re itching to kind of level up in their
lives. So that’s where I come in. You know I am able to really work with them through just
easy conversation. My intuition, I’m able to guide
people and introduce them to the new
version of themselves. You know, we start by going
through your closet you know kind of like what we did
together and you know we’re moving pieces
that are no longer serving
them you know pieces that you’re just not not loving so much anymore and
you just need that permission
to part with. And after that you know, we go
shopping to find pieces that highlight the person that
they’re evolving into. You know after I worked with
certain clients, I get the pleasure of hearing their life
updates you know whether it’s
like promotions that they’ve had at work
relationships those changes and just really
overall a huge shift in their energy and how they
really carry themselves. So before we hopped on the show
you told me about a new client I’d love for you to share that
with us. I love this new client I mean I love all my clients but I was working with this client and
she is in the process of going
through this major major change with her career. She’s a clinical psychologist
right now and she is shifting into becoming
a Spiritual Coach which is just you know right up my alley because you
know I love all of that
spiritual stuff. And… But she has all of these
concerns about you know how she can show up
as that new version of herself. So when we had that time
together when we were doing our
shopping session we really focused on who she is now and how that can
support her transition into her higher self and into that new career that
she is really developing. So it’s all about bridging that
gap. And she even did a new branding
photo shoot too, so it was just so
beautiful to watch that full transformation
and just have her just like glowing and just like all seeing that vibration rays is
and it was beautiful so beautiful.
That sounds awesome. It reminds me of an affirmation. Every morning I read a few
affirmations myself and my one of the newer ones is that I’m
I say I’m prepping for my next big role. Yeah.
Yeah. It’s all about like how do I
step into the next version of myself the one that
I’m always envisioning and I love that like this. This is one of those things
like we dress the part. We we do the work. But that story just really
reminded me of that
affirmation. So yeah absolutely a little
affirmation too. So what do you recommend
especially this time of year, if we’re looking to step
into that new role or that new version of ourselves we’re not
really sure where to start? Yeah I think that the first step that you really
need to take is figuring out who that new higher self is. So you want to really just do that inner work first and you don’t have to be a
completed project. You know we’re always evolving,
we’re always growing. You know like you’re still like
doing affirmations every morning like I’m doing
inner work too. But it’s important to kind of
take that step and say OK. Like who am I now, who do I
want to be and then you should really start just
taking notes you know even like making a
shopping wishlist for
yourself. Because you want to help stay on track so that you’re
not doing as much impulse
buying too. Because that’s you know that can be
really huge and that can kind of keep us stuck
and in that past self as opposed to our
future selves. So anytime that you think about a special piece or
you know whether it’s like a gorgeous jacket or
a new bag, boots, like whatever it is,
add it to your list. Like I you know I tell my
clients to keep on on their
phone so that it’s something I can
add to quickly and they can do it when
they’re out as opposed to just like lusting
after a piece or splurging or you know whatever
it is. And
let’s see if I can think of a very specific
situation where this happened
to me recently. Yeah
I. Yeah I… For some reason I’m attracted to
really really really funky socks like that’s my
impossible that I need this
pattern socks. And then I put together my
really really cute outfit and of course I’m wearing like
Pixie pants where where like a certain type of
pants where my socks are going
to show. And I have zero black socks
. And all I need to complete the
piece is black socks. So this is actually like I love
this tip because it’s
something that even I’m forgetting. Yes you can have your funky
socks, but also you need to like think about your
overall style and how you wear how you want to show
up because clearly black is
more my thing. So you know the next time
you’re getting dressed you’re
like, Oh no. Where are my black socks?” Just
create a note on your phone like
black socks. That’s the next thing that
we’re going to shop for when
we’re in the mood to shop black socks are going to come
home with us. And you know it’s also
important to us to take a look at your list from time to
time. And you know when it feels
aligned that’s when you go ahead like treat
yourself in that moment. So it’s like less impulse
buying and more just assisting with
helping you move into your more aligned
authentic self. And I think this time of year
to we think about like oh I can’t buy that for myself or
I can’t afford that but this is really
helping us also just think like no this is
what I need. This is what I need to show up. This is not like self
indulgent. Yes we’re saying to yourself
for this month but really like when we’re when we’re
strategic on what we want. It’s not a waste. Like maybe if I buy 20 pattern socks it might be a waste but if I
if I go back to the list that Susan you’ve suggested
then I’m actually getting things that I need and that
are going to enable me to show
up. Exactly. It’s like it’s so so important. I mean especially with the
holidays coming up too. You know sometimes we’re like,
“Oh my gosh I have this like family dinner and I don’t know
what I’m going to wear for it
.” And then you just buy something
and you’re not really in love
with it or you just end up wearing
it for that dinner and then it just exists in your closet
forever and ever. You know if you start planning
ahead, if you start creating
that list, it allows you to really just
make better choices. You know finding pieces that
you can use again and again
. And so it’s less waste it’s less
impulse and just better for yourself and your wardrobe
overall.
Yes. So it sounds like at the end of
the day it’s like it’s about getting the most bang
for your buck, saving money while also getting what
you what you want, what you
desire, what you need, and also
building confidence like our clothes has such a impact
on the way we feel. Yeah absolutely. Oh my gosh.
Yeah. Like the the way that you dress
one hundred percent has a huge
impact in how you feel and how others
perceive you, how you perceive yourself. And it’s all connected. So you need to love what you’re
wearing first in order for that to just be able to translate well into the rest
of your day. So for those of you who are
listening we want to know like what is your favorite piece in
your closet? How does it make you feel? Like I know for
me, I have a favorite pair of jeans
and every time I turn around and I look in the mirror, I’m
like that butt looks
very nice. It makes me feel sexy. So we want to hear, what are
your favorite pieces in your wardrobe? How do they
make you feel and what do you want to add to your wardrobe
too. We’re curious. Yeah definitely. And I mean if they’re you’re
struggling with answering that question too you know
that’s where I come in. I am providing this amazing
offer for anybody that is listening
or watching to this episode of The Stress
Less Show where all you have to do is
just you know shoot me a
message whether it’s on Instagram,
email, on my website which I’ll list
the you know all those methods of
contacting me in a minute. But if you just mention that
you heard about me or heard about us
through The Stress Less Show, I am providing 20 percent off a shopping session for any
listeners. So just as a way to say thank you
to Carlee and your wonderful
audience you know I’m happy to do it and help you
treat yourself.
I love it. I love it. So where can we find you? Instagram is definitely where
I’m most active and my handle is Susan Padron underscore stylist. My website is Susan Padron stylist
dot com which is where you can
find more information about my
services, my story, some blog posts that can be really helpful helpful
tips and insights into my approach to
styling, and Facebook I have a PHL style tips group too where you
can just put out questions that
I’ll answer and other group members will answer too. Absolutely and that for me I
feel like was a lifesaver. One time I posted in there when
I got a horrible haircut and I
was like, What do I do? So it’s a great group to be in for sure. Thank you Susan so much for
coming up. Coming on the show
Of course. Thanks for having me.
Absolutely. So this concludes this episode
of The Stress Less Show. If you enjoyed this week’s
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