Diverse Worlds, United Girls

Diverse Worlds, United Girls

It’s Day 9 (reset) of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and last night’s birthday dinner could be described as an experience in diverse worlds and united girls. After a fabulous 50th from the residents and staff at the Women’s Center where I’m the Director, I rushed across town to a favorite Zumba instructor/friend’s class. As usual dancing proved to make a delightful day even better. Even so, the two of of quickly changed to meet a third friend for dinner. Being from Peru, Russia and the United States, we make quite a trio. We may be from three different countries, but may of our struggles and successes are the same. Our time together covered a broad range of topics and emotions with a thread of laughter running consistently throughout. And though we come from such diverse worlds, the harmony makes as a set of united girls.

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 Angelin, me, the Pink Collar Coach and Marina, from Peru, America and Russia respectively. My dress, handbag and sunglasses are from Calvin Klein, purchased at TJ Maxx. 

Not only that, though more gifts is the last thing I expected, these generous ladies showered me with more of my favorite things – yummy scented candles, gorgeous jewelry and TJ Maxx gift cards! Yay! Just as meaningful to me is the obvious effort to package the gifts in a way that looked like me. Let me just say, “Nailed it.” The gift bag looks as if it was designed to complement my dress and all cards, wrapping paper, etc. had either pink, flowers, or some combo of the two. Such thoughtfulness. So blessed…

In a world where there are beautiful friendships to be made and cultivated, I hope you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & chic on Purpose and broaden your personal and/or professional circle. Who knows? You too may experience how you may be from different worlds. That doesn’t mean you can’t be untied girls.

Wish you could have been there, sweet Kibby!

Be savvy & chic ,

~Pink Collar Coach

 

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Pink Collar Coach’s Birthday Positivity Post – July 8, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Birthday Positivity Post – July 8, 2019

50 Years Blessed and I woke up with my heart, soul and spirit full of worship for the God Who’s been faithful every single moment of it. I LOVE YOU LORD! THANK YOU!

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A truly Pink Collar Savvy & Chic woman of God. I’d like to think this is how He sees me. Credit to the amazing artist. 

May we all be truly Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose today and worship in spirit and in truth – no matter where we are or what we do.

Be savvy & chic, 

~Pink Collar Coach 

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 7, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 7, 2019

As a self-proclaimed fashionista –– well Maxxinista to be more precise ––

This is the type of Pink Collar Savvy & Chic clothing I most want to wear.

May all of us Swans wear it well so that we can rejoice in times to come.

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Be savvy & chic,

~ Pink Collar Coach

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 6, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 6, 2019

After being off Thursday and Friday, I woke up early this morning ready to Zumba!

My 15-year-old served as my photographer. Love when the kids can be put to work!

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Calvin Klein Performance wear –– patriotic red, white and blue. The hat compliments the handbag and keeps me cool. New Balance athletic shoes are my go-to. All from TJ Maxx. 
Fitness and Friendship

Fitness and Friendship

It’s Day 6 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project, and like most Saturdays, it was about fitness and friendship. One day early in our relationship, my now Swan Sister, Kibby, invited me to attend Zumba at her athletic club during a lunch break at work. Going on seven years later, we’re still working out. Doing fitness (sometimes food) and fitness.

While we’ve had amazing instructors come and go, Marvelous Marina is still with us and has become not only one of my Zumba mentors, but a dear friend. Dancing with her, learning from her and supporting one another –– she’s attended both book fairs for my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, and I sub for her and serve as wingman whenever needed in class. This morning, she gave a shout out for my upcoming birthday on Monday. She’s filling in for another Zumba sis and invited the class to join us that evening to celebrate my 50th. I’m also looking forward to hanging out with her and another friend afterwards.

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Me, Pink Collar Coach and Mentor/Friend, Marina.                   A little belly dancing added a twist to this class – literally!  I’m in my Calvin Klein Performance & New Balance shoes.           Marina could be a Zumba Wear model. Wears it well! 

For me, Zumba provides so much more than a chance to exercise. It’s a chance to appreciate music, express myself through dance and connect with The One who made it all. Through fitness, I experience friendship AKA fellowship with beautiful, strong, amazing women.

I hope you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose and either engage in exercise you’ve neglected or find your fit –– be it dance or another form. There’s a good chance you may find friendship, too.

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 5, 2019

Pink Collar Coach’s Positivity Post – July 5, 2019

Enjoy the simple things. Today, it’s my first Friday off in far too long. A cup of coffee (and a good book of course) on the front porch before the kiddos wake up after the Fourth of July festivities is heavenly and brings balance.

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Table scape makes for a lovely escape. Napkin and coffee mug Simply Shabby Chic from Target. Drinking glass turned vase and citronella candle Shabby Chic from TJ Maxx.               All time favorite vintage bowl, rimmed in pink – a flea market find. 

Hope you’ll take time today to enjoy the simple things and find some balance, too.

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach

 

Fourth $4 Score

Fourth $4 Score

It’s Fourth of July and the perfect day for my $4 score. At the end of the school year, my 15-year-old and I went on a Goodwill quest for an 80s outfit for her to wear to her chior ensemble’s spring 80s themed concert. While an outfit for her was the focus, as I searched the skirts for one with 80s flair, instead I found a Calvin Klein size 4 with a flounce! The $4 price tag sealed the deal. Today I donned it with a striped top as my patriotic nod to the flag (red isn’t my color). It’s sprinkled on and off all day, so we skipped the pool and saw Spider Man Far From Home this afternoon. Now before we head out to the fireworks, though it’s dusk, I figured it was my last chance to capture a pic of my Fourth of July $4 score!

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One of the things I most enjoy about our tiny house is that it is big on outdoor space.           This pic was snapped in the backyard, complete with a postage stamp patio. White resin is all-weather and durable enough to survive the elements without cover. Simply Shabby Chic pillows and two Shabby Chic anti-fatigue mats, along with my favored fake flowers -–– purple roses out here–– make it a sublime setting to get some sun or a picture at sunset. Calvin Klein ruffled top and white thong sandals – TJ Maxx.  CK skirt – Goodwill.                     Decor TJ Maxx and Target.

My second hand designer fashion find at a thrift store is a reminder that beauty can often be found in unexpected places. As in my seating area in the middle of a concrete slab. Or in old fashioned pastimes like reading a Bible verse about liberty in Christ, catching a holiday matinee, walking down to the park for a concert –– with an insulated bag full of water bottles and Bomb Pops in tow –– and taking in the fireworks atop a Shabby Chic quilt. Then returning to savor homemade AW Root Beer and Cream Soda floats. All in all, an incredible Independence Day –– spent in my Fourth $4 score!

Hope you had HAPPY HOLIDAY! And that you’ll be Pink Collar Savvy Chic on Purpose and seek out beauty where you’d least expect it. Because I’ve found, whether it be freedom or fabulous fashion, what we seek, we’ll find.

Be savvy & chic,

~Pink Collar Coach