Ashro Woman: Carolyn M.
Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Carolyn from Waldorf, MD!
“When you’re feeling bad, STAND TALL, STEP TALL AND OWN THE MOMENT.”
At a gorgeous 68 years old, Carolyn is always turning heads. “When I enter a room…my outfits from my hats to my shoes say, “LOOK AT ME. I LOOK GOOD.” She learned that kind of confidence from her mother and her auntie.
“I was always told to never go out without making up your face…to dress up—even when you go to the market.” Her mother and her auntie also showed her how to intentionally set and live out her priorities. “I had my daughter at a very young age…My auntie taught me that I was always 2nd. My daughter would always be 1st.
I put my daughter through college as well as attending college on my own.” Now retired, Carolyn enjoys doing whatever she wants, loving on her grand (and great grand) kids, and having time with her husband. “It’s now my time. Time for my husband and myself. Time to keep traveling and enjoying our life together.”
Since it’s just the two of them now, they take their meals in their family room and often enjoy Carolyn’s best dish, Turkey Wings, together. YUM. Thanks for inspiring us, Carolyn!
|Where do you live (city & state)?|
|1. Why are you an Ashro woman?|
|I’m 68yrs old. An Ashro Woman is versatile and I’m Every Woman. Im always turning heads when I enter a room I stand tall and I take charge. My outfits from my hats to my shoes say “LOOK AT ME” I LOOK GOOD|
|2. What is your favorite part about fashion and style?|
|In 2007 I had surgery on my foot. I’m stylish, I love my heels. I was very depressed because I couldn’t dress up my outfits in flat shoes. When I found Ashro I gained my confidence back. All my footwear comes from Ashro. I can step pretty now.|
|3. What makes you get up every morning?|
|I’m retired, disable, I love to dress pretty and wait for someone to say Where did you get that outfit or boots from.|
|4. Your best advice?|
|No matter what you’re going through remember “You’re your best thing”. When you’re feeling bad STAND TALL, STEP TALL, AND OWN THE MOMENT|
|5. What small thing makes you happy?|
|A new wig,|
|6. What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?|
|Learning to accept that I’m never going to wear hi heels, and realizing that I still rock it in 3″ heels|
|7. How do you spend your free time?|
|Swimming, Gardening, Cooking. I’ve got Great Grands that visit and keep me on my toes|
|8. What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?|
|I’m retired. I do what ever I want. I love being a Sr. Citizen. I love eating out and getting all the Sr. Discounts. I retired from the Medical field. I like not having to deal with the Washington, DC morning traffic.|
|9. Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?|
|My mother and my Auntie. My mother is 88yrs old. She’s as sharp as an 20yr.old. Her fashions were so beautiful. My mother always wore fitted suits, pumps, gloves and hats. So stylish. I wear hats, gloves, and vintage wear. I was always told to never leave out the house with out your face. (Makeup)|
|10. What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?|
|Turkey wings, My husband loves them. It’s just the two of us and we have all our meals in the family room.|
|11. Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.|
|Yes. The blessings that I’ve received. My health, my grandchildren and their children.its all about the blessings.|
|12. What makes you laugh?|
|Family reunions. Watching my 88yr.old mother trying to do lie dances. My 2 yrs old greatgrand- daughter trying to fix my hair. My husband painting my nails.|
|13. What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?|
|I had my daughter at a very young age. We grew up together. My Auntie taught me that I was always 2nd. My daughter would always be 1st. I put my daughter through college as well as attending college on my own. One daughter, she blessed me with 3 grand children that I adore. 5 great grands that I would move a mountain for. When I spread my arms out, i can cover all those little one. I’ve been taught that it’s now my time. Time for my husband and myself. Time to keep traveling and enjoy our life together.|
|14. What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?|
|I dress up for everything. I was always told to never go out with out making up your face. I was always told to dress up even when you go to the market, because you never know who might see you. Me being raised by 2 stylish women I li earned that you’ve got to look good. My elders always said ” Girl you always look so stylish”|
|15. Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!|
|Yes I love hats and I do wear my hats. Some Saturdays I vintage hat shop. Yes i wear them to church.|
|16. Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!|
|Yes i wear lace front wigs when i dont have on as hat.|
|17. Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!|
|I wear head wraps when I’m traveling|
|18. Are you in a sorority? Or is anyone in your family in a sorority? If so, which one and what does it mean to you?|
|19. How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her? Does the brand mean something to you? Any memories associated with the catalog?|
|I am the Ashro woman. I don’t have s lot of your outfits. I have 60% of your footwear. I see the women in your ashro magazine and I say ” I would look good in that outfit. I see the Ashro woman POISED, CONFIDENT, WORLDLY AND RICH LOOKING. Yes my grandson model for your clothes.|
Thanks for inspiring us, Carolyn!
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