How lovely is it when you look as good as you are on the inside?
How lovely is it when you look as good as you are on the inside? Hint: it’s pretty exhilarating. Styled by Charae, servicing proudly to the DFW area, stands for “freedom of self”; honoring your personal style is her thing! Charae Tucker, the fashionable and fearless founder, believes that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, regardless of their lifestyle. Empowerment is not only a feeling, but a look; Charae is committed to helping others discover their look that will enhance their pep in their step. Style and self-love makes an excellent duo; being intentional about what you want for your life plays a huge role in how you allow self-love to seep in. The same way you pick and choose what to cover your body in, choose how you want to love yourself. Self-love is always a beautiful look on you; we want to remind you to choose it everytime. Charae recommends these books on your personal journey to self-love: “You Are a Badass” by Jen Sincero, and “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa TerKeurst. We admire your dedication to making everyone look as worthy as they are, Charae. We’d love to introduce you to Charae Tucker, Queen of Style!
What inspired you to start your business? What motivates you to keep going?: I was inspired to start my business because everyone deserves to look and feel their best, no matter what their budget or lifestyle is. In the past, I dealt with low self-esteem and an unhealthy image of self, so I know how much what you see in the mirror effects what you think about yourself. While looking good on the outside is only one part of addressing those issues, it is an important one. Knowing that I'm able to help people see themselves in a way they never have or thought they would, motivates me to keep going. When people look good, they feel empowered to go accomplish their goals and own the day! Knowing that I have a part in that is an amazing feeling.
What does your company stand for?: If I had to come up with one phrase, I'd say, "freedom of self." We live in a society where we are constantly bombarded with information and images on what we should look like or how we should dress. When we don't fit into that box, we can start to feel inadequate, even if it's only subconscious. At Styled by Charae, we stress PERSONAL style. What works for one individual, might not work for the next. We take time with each client to learn their lifestyle, personality and likes and dislikes, as it pertains to fashion & style. We want people to own who they are and look great doing it.
How do you create the life you want?: Hmm, I'm still trying to create it. But the first step for me, was getting clear on what I want in life. You can't create something you don't have a vision of. Now that I know what I want, I am intentional about the decisions I make and the things I commit to.
What makes you HUMAN?: What doesn't! Even though I'm an entrepreneur and get commended on taking a leap of faith all the time, the struggle is real! I still doubt myself at times and let fear get a hold of me more than I should. I'm also constantly trying to figure out how to balance growing a business, being a daughter, friend, working out, etc., the list goes on. I'm basically trying to figure out life like everyone else and trying to decrease the amount of mistakes along the way.
(On Black) What are three things your want people to know about self-love?: 1. Be patient. A lot of the negative feelings we have about ourselves were developed over a period of time, so give yourself time to fall back in love with you. It's a process.
2. Be intentional about identifying and removing the things and people in your life that are hindering you from loving yourself.
3. It's amazing and once you start experiencing it, you start to live life differently.
What's something we can incorporate today to start loving ourselves more?: Affirmations! It might feel weird at first and even pointless, but they work! Start with just one and say it to yourself in the mirror everyday or randomly throughout the day, as it comes to mind.
What has been your own journey with self love?: I'm not sure there's enough space for my answer but I'll try! I think my journey of self love started before I even knew it had. But after a few counseling sessions I become privy to this concept of "self love." In hindsight, I was lacking in that department and that's what led to some of the decisions in my past. I realized that self love was beyond liking what I saw in the mirror or having high self-esteem. It was about valuing myself, my needs, aspirations, likes and dislikes. Once I began to really understand the value of those things and of myself, I started to make different decisions and live life differently. Self love is not about being selfish, it's about valuing yourself enough to not make sacrifices or decisions that will prove detrimental in the future. It can be as simple as not going out with friends because you're exhausted or as difficult as walking away from a toxic relationship that you've been in for years. Taking care of self, is loving self.
Leave an affirmation for readers.....: I am a capable, confident, beautiful and anointed woman, walking in my purpose and I will not fail.
Email Address: email@example.com
￼Social media handles?: IG: @styledbycharae
Linkedin: Charae Tucker or Styled by Charae, LLC
Any books or apps recommendations?: You are a Badass, Jen Sincero
What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, Lysa TerKeurst
Eternal Sunshine (app)