Collaboration vs. Competition - Pish to Posh

Collaboration vs. Competition

Welcome to a, potential, new series!!!

Over the last several months, since moving back to Denver, I have been so lucky to meet some amazing and supportive woman.  Upon moving back I was nervous that I would not fit in anywhere in this blogging world, or that the ladies I met would be far more established than me or that I would just not mesh with anyone.  Well, none of that is true and in fact I have found the exact opposite.

This new series will feature and introduce you to many of the new ladies i have met, some of the amazing stores/brands I get to work with and additional supports I have found.  Most of them are focused in Denver but not all.  I hope through this new, monthly, post you may find a new blooger to follow or be inspired to check out a new store, find a new eyebrow consultant or just enjoy a new type of post.

I think it is important to address and chat about the idea of collaboration over competition.  In this field (of blogging or fashion) I truly believe that we can only learn from each other.  As there is no paved way to become a blogger it has been through the collaboration, support and advice of others that I have been able to find my niche.  Are these other bloggers my competition??? I guess technically yes…but my goal is to inspire you to feel confident, get a break from reality and give a little piece of my world.  ALL of the ladies, brands, boutiques and providers in this series do that (and much much more) for me!!!  I truly believe that by working together, chatting about successes and failures, providing resources to one another and enjoying some wine is by far the better way to go about this mission.

Do I hope you continue to read my blog, peep me on Instagram and follow my adventure… ABSOLUTELY.  But why stop there…. there are so many amazing blogs, feeds and adventures out there… don’t stop with just me.

To start this I want to introduce to not only some fabulous bloggers (who you should go follow) but an entire network and one of the cutest little boutiques around!

Let me introduce you to Style Collective and my Denver Style Collective friends!! I have linked all their blogs and Instagram pages so all you have to do is click!! Make sure to follow them and see what they are up to- they deliver amazing content.

Style COllective

Style Collective is a network of bloggers who support, encourage, guide and inspire each other.  I joined Style Collective back in October and it has been one of the best decisions I have made since launching my blog. I know there are a ton of networks out there for bloggers but the SC “sisterhood” really provides the most amazing support.  Recently, the founder Annie, started a new podcast series focusing on being a GIRL BOSS and breaking free from the fear.  I have linked it <here>

meet some style collective bloggers

Nicole (@lifeinstyles_ns): Her blog Life in Styles focuses mainly on fashion.  She styles and wears everyday clothes that are suitable for active working mom’s (as she is one) and she is one of the sweetest ladies I have met since moving back to Denver.

Delayna (@delaynadenaye): Her blog Delayna Denaye is a lifestyle fashion blog focusing on all things beauty, fashion and lifestyle related.  She is one of the most organic down to earth ladies around!

Alyssa (@teddybearsandlipsticks): She writes and styles the blog Teddy Bears and Lipstick.  She is a fellow mom and does an incredible job incorporate everyday  stylish looks into her life and she does it seamlessly.

Raeann (@raeannlangas): This fabulous lady has the best personality and her blog Rae Everyday showcases her passion for life and positivity.  She fills the room with such a large personality that you are immediate drawn to her.

Char (@livelybone): She write Lively Bone and focuses a lot of travel, amazing destinations and captures the beauty of life as only a genuine lady can.  Her feed is filled with amazing photos of some fabulous places.

party time

As you can tell from the photos we  had the best time and were pampered and treated so well by the amazing ladies at Fabrik Boutique.  This little shop is located in Aspen Grove (for those in Denver) and has some of the cutest clothes in town.  They keep everything under $100 (with the exception of  their Hudson Jeans) and they get shipments in daily.  They have everything from casual tanks and tops to more formal maxi dresses to shoes, shorts, skirts, denim, bags, hats and some local jewelry lines.  The team at Fabrik are amazing at helping you curate and create a look… in fact they helped me create the perfect 35th birthday look which is coming to the blog on Monday.

collaboration is key

In this field I could consider everyone I meet, everyone I follow on Instagram or any other blogger my competition as we are all fighting for a little recognition, love and followers in this space.  BUT I would be missing out on opportunities to discuss strategies, to learn from others triumphs and challenges, to share success and failures of my own, to learn a thing or two and to develop some amazingly supportive relationships.  In life, competition has its place and at times it is important to foster that competitive feeling but I would say collaboration, support and partnership win out more often than not.

I hope you find inspiration from these ladies, stop by Fabrik and consider the idea that working together helps everyone involved!!!

With Love,


25 thoughts on “Collaboration vs. Competition

  • Reply Paired with prosecco May 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    This meetup looks like it was so much fun!! Fantastic post by the way; competition is so overrated 🙂 ! We will have to meet up the next time we’re out in Denver!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Hey!! I would love to meet up when you come to Denver- keep me posted on your travel plans.

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt May 18, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    This looks like such a fun event!

  • Reply emily maric May 18, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I am so glad you covered this topic, I wish everyone had such a positive outlook like you, and treat it as a great opportunity to collaborate with other bloggers instead of compete. Keep up the great work. You look like you had a great time at the event. xo, Emily (SCsister)

  • Reply FASHION TALES May 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    What a lvoely post! I actually follow a few Dever bloggers, it seems like such a great event. I also love Style Colelctive just joined a few months ago and adore it so much! <3 /Madison

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Hi!!!! I love my Denver blogger gals!! Hope you found a few more to follow!

  • Reply Justine @ Little Dove May 18, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I so agree, collaboration is such a great part of blogging. This all would seem awfully lonely without people that understood what this whole blogging this is about. Seems like you’ve found a great bunch of women!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Blogging alone is hard… blogging with supportive ladies is still hard but at least a little more fun!!! Right?!?

  • Reply Samantha May 18, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Looks like such a great time!


    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Thanks for stopping by Samantha!

  • Reply Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} May 19, 2017 at 2:48 am

    You are absolutely right – we shouldn’t see each other as competition but rather work together more and be able to learn from each other and lift others up.
    It looks like a great event and like a lot of fun!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 9:43 am

      I have learned so much and gained so much from the relationships I have formed it would be hard to consider that negative and it all comes from collaboration!

  • Reply Emily Soto May 19, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Such a fun event! I love this post and your support of fellow bloggers!

  • Reply Katherine Clemins May 19, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Awe ladies!! Looks like such a fun time! Cheers to SC

  • Reply Char Linhard May 19, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Great post, gorgeous! I am so grateful to have met you and I love our SC Denver Tribe! Reading this post was a great way to start my Friday! Hope to see you again soon!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm

      It was so great meeting you Char!!! Happy Friday.

  • Reply Shannon | Mom Without Labels May 19, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I love this! Looks like so much fun. And, there’s room for everyone at the top!

  • Reply hanna - platforms and pacifiers May 19, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    There is literally nothing better than finding your tribe!

  • Reply Angela Kim May 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Aww I love this. I think there’s plenty of love (and jobs) to go around for all bloggers and as long as we stick to what we’re good at and keep doing what we’re doing, we’ll end up okay! Collaboration is valuable, competition is unnecessary. Thanks for the reminder and I love these photos my friend!

  • Reply Amanda May 19, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    I completely agree–collaboration is critical to the success of all bloggers. I daresay the Internet is large enough for all of us : ) I’m glad that you have found your blogging tribe!

  • Reply Caitlin May 21, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    You said it so well about collaboration over competition! It’s amazing the community bloggers can find through blogging. 🙂

  • Reply Nicole May 22, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    This looks like it was the best girls night ever! I’m so glad you are all about being supportive over being competitive because we all have something different and unique to offer. ?
    Thank you for introducing me to some great ladies too!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Nicole- it is so much better to form those connections and relationships!

  • Reply Elizabeth Mayberry May 29, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I love this so much!! It looks like such a great time!!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 30, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      It was great Elizabeth!!! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Hope you come back soon.

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