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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Talbots Dress for Success

The other day I was out running errands, and made a point to stop at my local Talbots. Talbots let me know they are pairing up with Dress for Success, a philanthropic organization that helps guide disadvantaged women to enter the workforce. It's a no brainer for me to support a charity that supports women and especially women who want to get a great job! I whipped up a quick video and shot some photos (the ladies at my local Talbots were SO nice) to show off what the pretty pink box looks like. 

Dress for Success started in 1997 and has helped over 775,000 women. It's an incredible organization and one that I am proud to post about on Summer Wind. I remember coming out of college and seeing the prices of some professional clothing and being blown away! Dressing in a suit to land a great job can be expensive! It's great that Dress for Success is around to help women land their dream job and become financially independent! 

Snapchatting while I donate! Follow along with me (@SummerWind41490). 

You can donate nearly-new wear-to-work items at you local Talbots from March 5-8 and can donate monetarily through March 22nd. This gave me great motivation to clean out my closet and make room for more pretty Talbots pieces which are currently 25% off through March 8th. Stop in, donate, and pick up some new pieces! I donated some shift style dresses and blazers but you can also donate shoes and accessories. They are what I wore when I first got a job out of college. I had only worn them a few times, since I have never had a job that has required me to wear a suit. Hopefully the pieces will find a great new home! Have a fabulous day! 


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

All black, All the time

Travel Pants// Booties (on sale)
Pearl Stud Earrings// Cable Bracelets (citrine, amethyst
Gold Watch// Lip Gloss (no. 31)

Is it spring yet? All black is my go-to look, but I tend to wear less black as the temps warm up. Unfortunately, the temps have yet to warm up, so black it is! I broke up this all black look with a white blouse and wore this to work and then to drinks after work!

 I am SO happy to see that it is staying light out for so much longer now! Isn't it the best feeling when you leave work and it isn't dark?! Can you believe daylight savings is this weekend? I'm sad about that hour of sleep we lose, but so pumped for the longer hours of light! There is hope for warmer weather after all. What are you wearing to get yourself through the last (hopefully) few weeks of cold temps? Have a fabulous day! 


Monday, March 2, 2015

Simple + Easy Transition Outfit

Striped Sweater (on sale!)// Denim

This is one of my favorite areas to sit while I am having lunch. It's up high and overlooks the city. It's pretty secluded and no one else thinks to sit here and I just love it. At work, all throughout January and February, the marketing department was able able to wear denim if we donated a certain amount to the United Way. It was great to be able to wear whatever I wanted while it was freezing cold. 

This is one of my more casual work looks. This sweater is super easy and simple and will transition so well into spring and summer with white pants and chino shorts. Oh and those ballet flats? I have had them for years. They are from Talbots and they no longer make them, but they are seriously the best leather ballet flats I've ever owned. I wear them several times a week. They've seen better days, so I am hoping I can find a replacement as great as they are! Have a fabulous day! 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cashmere Sale

These are long lost photos from a while back that I forgot to post, however, I thought today would be the perfect day because this cashmere sweater is under $70!! Total steal, I've worn it so many times this winter and it's so easy to throw on with skinny jeans. I always stock up on cashmere at the end of the season because that's when you get the best prices. Happy shopping!