Pink Collar Savvy & Chic – Smart, Fun, and Confident

Pink Collar Savvy & Chic – Smart, Fun, and Confident

Day 69 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project project provided the opportunity for me to do two things I’ve been looking forward to. The first was an image consultation with a smart, fun, uber professional woman. The second was tag teaming said image consultation with one of the most amazing women I know.

As a Magistrate, Betsy wears a robe two days a week and spends the other days writing decisions and meeting with the public to answer their questions. A practicing attorney prior to moving up to her current role a year ago, she’d just had a baby and was pregnant when she stepped into her new position. With all of the exciting changes in her professional and personal life, Betsy wanted a wash and wear wardrobe, infused with color rather than all black, that would work as hard in both settings as she does.

BEFORE – SMART and FUN

 

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Pink Collar Cute Chick. She looks young but don’t let it fool you. She’s a Magistrate. As a Magistrate, wife, and mother of two little ones, she needed a work wardrobe that can easily make the transition from professional powerhouse to playful parent and partner.

Betsy called the following her clothing rules; I called them her clothing criteria:

  1. Colorful
  2. Comfortable
  3. Professional to Personal life agile (I made that last part up!)
  4. Wash and wear (No dry clean)
  5. Not clingy, itchy, scratchy, see-through, or white

From start to finish, Jen, my partner in Pink Collar Crime, and I were great at tag teaming it. Other than the power suit being dry clean only, we hit it out of the park. And I still count us as batting a thousand because we did find a power suit that was machine washable and Betsy didn’t think it looked power suit enough. Just saying’…While I pulled together the power suit, several blazers, a skirt, a versatile black dress, and several shrugs, Jen rocked it out on the blouses, shells, a statement piece blazer with grommets, and a pink party dress that will be killer for date night, plays and other after five events.

Clothing criteria: Check, check, check, check, and check!

AFTER – SMART, FUN and CONFIDENT

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Pink Collar Confident Chick. Outfit maintains fun vibe while upping the professional ante. Floral sleeveless print blouse is fresh with its the coral and loden green color scheme accented in black  piping. The large scale of the pattern keeps the flowers from being too feminine for the courthouse. Paired with loden green pants and a coral blazer, the look is business casual at its best. Betsy already owns black pumps to wear with this. Switch those out for black flats, remove remove the jacket and she’ll be ready to romp in the park with the kiddos or do dinner w/ hubby.

Jen, Mrs. Plus Ohio 2015, and I both do image consultations and wanted to try doing one together, but neither of us knew how it would go. To our delight and Betsy’s benefit, it couldn’t have gone better! Us thinking it went well is great but Betsy saying more than once that we make a great team – that’s confirmation. Now Jen and I know our plan, not to take over the world, but to simply mess with it, is a good one.

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Pink Collar Chicks after Mission Accomplished!                                                                             Magistrate, Pink Collar Coach, and Jenn, Mrs. Plus Ohio 2015.

As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Chick, I believe the Before and After pictures say it all. The former has Betsy posed where the words “fun” and “smart” are visible. Betsy was both of these in spades before our time together. The latter reveals a word that was hidden. The fact that Betsy stated, “I can’t wait to get dressed for work tomorrow”  now shows that she’s smart, fun and confident.

 

 

 

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