Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Giving Back: Talbots + Dress For Success + Oprah Magazine

Polkadot Cardigan c/o// Striped Shell c/o// Scarf c/o
Pants c/o (these fit like a dream)
I'm so excited to share the news that Talbots is partnering up with O, The Oprah Magazine again this year to support Dress For Success. Dress For Success is a non-profit organization that supports disadvantaged women who are working towards re-entering the workforce and want to become economically independent. 

Women helping women, I really like that, don't you? In fact, Dress for Success has helped over 925,000 women (read some of the stories, they are really powerful). They have over 140 offices in 21 countries. And by partnering with Talbots, just last year, they were able to help 20,000 women. Pretty amazing.

Since my sister just recently graduated from college and got a new job (she moved this weekend!!), it re-introduced me to the struggle that is building a professional wardrobe. Not only is it hard to find appropriate pieces but things are expensive. When you are just starting out, you don't have a huge budget! Luckily, Callie has the support of family to help her out in many ways. Unfortunately, there are so many who are not as fortunate and it's important to help them.
Besides the expense of dressing for a professional career, now in 2017, the lines between business dress and weekend-wear are extremely blurred. Depending on what career route you are taking, it can be really hard to know what is appropriate. What to wear to an interview, what to wear on your first day, what to have multiples of? It's a lot to think about. Dress For Success helps women build confidence through what they are wearing, but also provides them with the tools to help them better themselves and become self-sufficient. 

Pretty cool, right? Are you wondering how you can help? I've supported this cause for the past two years (see 2016 and 2015) and am so glad to support it again this year and hope you will, too. There are so many ways you can get involved.
One// You can shop the Talbots x Oprah Magazine collection, here. There are 9 items in the caspule collection and by buying any of these 9 items, 30% of each item's net proceed will go to Dress For Success. This runs now through April 2nd. 

Two// You can donate new or gently worn clothing at your local Talbots store just like I did. Be sure to get there between March 2-5 to do so! They have convenient boxes right in the store and you can just toss your stuff right in. It's really quick and simple. Let's face it, we all need to do a little spring cleaning and what better time to do it than now? Help someone else and help yourself, win, win. If you are in the Pittsburgh area, head to the shopping party on Saturday, March 4th (opens at 9am) to receive light refreshments and spring style tips and enjoy 25% off your entire purchase! 

Three// You can make a monetary donation at any Talbots store or online, here through April 2nd.

So what are you waiting for? Start cleaning out your closet and donate! 

1 comment:

Mirabella C said...

I love this!
You are such a wonderful, inspirational BRAND ambassador for Talbots!
As a former marketing writer at Talbots HQ, I appreciate your modern, classic style as a young professional!


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