over50feeling40: An I MATTER Woman of Strength...Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!
Fashion and Lifestyle Blog for women over 50 to help achieve strength, confidence, joy, inspiration, and, of course, head-turning personal style!

Mar 25, 2015

An I MATTER Woman of Strength...Plus the Thursday Blog Hop!

Recently, I introduced you to a fun San Antonio boutique called ELIZABETH’S.  While I love the contents of this store, it is the fabulous owner Elizabeth herself which is the most inspirational part of this story.
A single mother and a cancer survivor, Elizabeth (45) has known her share of challenges in life.  She knows the importance of the I MATTER message. “I was a single mom, taking care of my son and working day and night to make ends meet.  I got caught up in the rat race of life and the last thing I cared about was taking care of myself. I rarely slept seven hours nor did I eat healthy meals.   

In 2007, God decided it was time to get my attention and I was diagnosed with cervical cancer which brought my life to a halt.  The message I took from this?  I am not invincible.   This was happening to me…not someone else.”  Elizabeth realized through all of this, if she did not take care of herself, then she was of no service to anyone else.

Through turning her life around and good medical care, Elizabeth is an active business owner, mother to a 25 year old son, and now engaged to the “love of her life.”  She loves the fashion industry and helping women to look and feel their best.

“I have loved fashion since I was old enough to say CHANEL,” she says with a smile.  Her boutique has operated in two locations in San Antonio since 2003.  “I feel it is so important for women to care for their outward appearance, because it is a huge part of how she feels about herself.  When a woman is confident, everyone can see it. It speaks volumes of who she is and there is nothing more attractive.”
Elizabeth loves to work the floor of her boutique and interact with her customers.  She said, “I can recall so many times when a woman would walk into my store and start by saying she was not sure there was anything in the boutique which would look good on her.  This customer has always been my favorite, because I know if they will give me a chance, I am about to change not only their look, but more importantly how they see themselves.”
She only asks her clients to give her the freedom to take them out of their comfort zones.  “So many women live in a box, not because they want to, but because they don’t have the confidence to get out and that is where I come in. I cannot explain the joy I feel when I can help other women realize THEY matter!”
She is gorgeous, joyful, and making a difference in the lives of women…because she took the time to pick up the I MATTER sign...another story of life and overcoming challenges.   Life is short...let's choose to enjoy as many moments as we can.   If you are anywhere near San Antonio, go by Elizabeth’s Boutique on Highway 1604 North and say hello. 
I hope the stories of all of these amazing women encourage you as much as they do me!

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  1. Elizabeth is so inspiring! I wish I lived close enough to visit her boutiques.

  2. Her words are true and her story is inspirational. You are fortunate to live in such a 'fashion forward' location Pam! Karen

  3. Thank you for hosting another inspiring blog hop. Always happy to be a part of it! xo Sabina | Oceanblue Style

  4. Another story about triumphing over adversity. Elizabeth is a survivor in more ways than one.

  5. love, love love this series my darling friend. Thank you for being my co hostess and sweet bloggy friend. xo

  6. This looks like a boutique that I would love to visit. Taking someone outside their comfort zone is so important. Good for health in all areas. Another inspirational post, Pam

  7. I am so impressed by all of these ladies and the inspiration they bring to us!!
    Thanks Pam for hosting these great events!!

    The Arts by Karena

  8. Hello beautiful! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party. I love it! If you get a minute, please stop by our party . We pin and tweet each and every project.
    Lou Lou Girls

  9. I love this series so much - I get inspired every week!

  10. What a beautiful and inspirational woman!! I am so glad she is OK now and engaged! Please tell her the next time you see her that she was an inspiration to a woman in Pa.! I have so many friends who are in that "fashion box". Afraid to make themselves look better! I don't understand that at all. I LOVE fashion and looking good. Heck, I get dressed to go to the gricery store:):) Have a beautiful day!!!!

  11. A lovely and inspirational story Pam. She proved that one can fight through illness and come out of it with determination. Very excellent to hear!!
    Wishing you a great day!

    I would love to invite you to my new Turning Heads Tuesday link up! Hope to see you next Tues
    xo jess

  12. What an inspiring woman and story! Gives us all the realization that anything is possible. Thanks for hosting this link up. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  13. Beautiful story and woman!! I wish I was closer so I could shop there!

  14. Isn't it sad that we usually need signs as horrible as cancer to realize how precious life is? I am so glad she is doing so well. And I think it is a great way about it, to ask women whether she may dress them according to what she thinks will suit them. I am curious whether those women can see how good they look then. Because often you only see your perception. Not your reflection. Which is something entirely different.


Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!