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Ashro Woman: Yvonne J.

Meet Woman of the Week, Yvonne, from Glendale, AZ!

This radiant woman is not only a writer, peer counselor and minister…but an overcomer. Yvonne has survived the death of 2 husbands and raised 6 children. “Through all my struggles, tests and trials, my faith in God has brought me through…My faith is everything to me.” Day in and day out, Yvonne puts first things first, prioritizing faith, family and helping others above everything else. “I love helping people and watching them become the best version of themselves.”

As you can see from her photo, Yvonne is also a fan of fashion. Her favorite way to make a fashion statement? With a suit! “I’m a total suit person. I love nice suits, whether it’s a pantsuit or skirt suit. Give me a nice suit and I’m happy.” We hear you, Yvonne. Thanks for inspiring us!

How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
The Ashro woman is elegant with grace and style, bold and beautiful. She and I are one of the same!
What makes you get up every morning?
Purpose and my family.
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
Writer, Peer Counselor, Minister. I love helping people and watching them become the best version of themselves. No complaints.
How do you spend your free time?
Writing, reading, studying and with family.
What small thing makes you happy?
Seeing others happy and shopping.
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
Cheesecake. I make it for my kids and grandkids. Holidays.
What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
My daughter’s multiple attempts of suicide when she was 12 and 17 years old. Helping my teen son deal with his dad’s death and depression.
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
God….If it had not been for Him I don’t know where I’d be. He got me through two husbands passing, six children and I’m still sane.
What do you love about fashion and style?
I’m a total suit person. I love nice suits, whether it’s a pants suit or skirt suit. Give me a nice suit and I’m happy
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?
 Definitely church, awards ceremonies and charity events. At least two times a week.
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. Everyday, different lengths and different styles.
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
Yes. My faith is everything to me. It affects my life in a tremendous way. through all my struggles, tests and trials my faith in God has brought me through.
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
I do. Look Up And Live Ministries. My Pastor and the way she teaches the word of God, she’s so real and down to earth. She’s more like my mom and with a great sense of humor.
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
They know if or when anything goes wrong, Jesus is the one to call on and they too will be ministers in their own arenas.
Your best advice?
Keep being the authentic, beautiful and amazing women that you are and never give up on you!
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
Parents don’t know everything, just love your children and grandchildren and it’s OK to give them tough love when it’s needed
Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?
Yes. I’m new but so far It’s helped me get get my first beautiful Ashro suit.
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
My Pastor had some of your catalogs so I would look through them and be in awe of the beautiful suits, shoes, dresses…everything was so elegant looking so I had to get one for myself.
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?
Not that I recall.
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?
The Ashro woman is a woman of style and strength. The clothing brings out those qualities. If the brand did not mean anything, I would not purchase the clothing.

Thanks for inspiring us, Yvonne!

If you’d like a chance to be a future Ashro Woman of the Week, share your story with us—then watch your weekly Ashro emails to see if you’re featured next! Already filled out our questionnaire? Then you’re all set (you may see yourself featured in next week’s email)! Make sure to tell your friends and family to sign up for emails. We can’t wait to see you!

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