Like many Saturdays, Day 63 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project began at Zumba, a drive through the Starbucks window for my skinny vanilla latte – extra shot, extra hot – and a trip to TJMaxx to check out what was on offer. It’s truly is never the same place twice. There’s a method to my madness when I shop, so I’m always on the lookout for my favorite designer, Calvin Klein, and Shabby Chic inspired home and office decor. Today, I hit the jackpot when one of my last finds was this vintage look dress form. Over the eleven years since I lost mine when my wasband (was + husband) made me homeless and I lost most of my possessions, I’d looked for one to replace it. With its muted gray tones it looks fairly authentic. And it has the word “chic”. Sold!
Though intended for decorative purposes only, the dress form is adjustable. Add to that the fact that it is about my dress size and and it will do quite nicely. I slipped a dress on the form to test my theory that it would work well a) as an style photo prop (on the days I can’t or don’t want to be the model) and b) as the image I use on my image consultation fliers and coupons.
Yet again, blogging has renewed my creativity and brought me one step closer to making my dream of having a portfolio career that allows me to maximize all of my God-given strengths to coach, encourage and inspire women – on the home front and in the workplace – to come true.
Although I love shopping, as a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose chick, being strategic, as it relates to my long term goals, feels good. I’d rather be intentional than impulsive with my spending knowing that the former will have lasting impact.
What about you? Are your scores strategic? Or do they bring you temporary satisfaction then leave you stressed? While we want to be chic, it’s just as important that we’re savvy (smart) and strategic about it.