It’s Day 284 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and because I’m African American, Native American and Irish, I always wear a wee bit of green for St. Patty’s Day. The holiday started yesterday for me when I wore green athletic wear and shamrock earrings to teach my Friday Zumba class and green jeggins to hang out at virtual golf. On the actual day, I sported a shamrock headband to the Saturday class where one of my mentors always lets me lead a few. Then I took advantage of the opportunity to don a green leather jacket that doesn’t get a lot of use for lunch with a Swan Sister. Though it’s not my go-to color, every year it’s fun to celebrate with a wee bit of green for St. Patty’s Day.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Maxxinista, though I love dressing up for holidays, I’ve never been one to go for the goofy looks. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – if that’s your style. But it isn’t mine. My personal style is feminine, pretty, and pulled together. For instance, at Halloween, I have a set of cat ears, a bowtie, and a tail, all black with pink satin, ribbons, and sequins. I pair them with all black – a simple long sleeve top, leggings, and ballet flats. Then I paint a nose and whiskers and finish it all off with purr-fectly pink lipstick! (I couldn’t resist!). For me, the look is festive instead of foolish. After all, I’ll be fifty next year…Nevertheless I’ll still play Ed Sheehan’s “Nancy Mulligan” and teach my class an Irish jig tomorrow while wearing a wee bit of green again to close out my St. Patty’s Day celebration.
How are you Pink Collar Savvy & Chic about incorporating your personal sense of style into St. Patrick’s Day and other holidays?
And now I’ll leave you with my favorite Irish Blessing:
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach