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Shop for success

Shop for success

Yesterday, I stopped by the Dress for Success Cincinnati headquarters to learn more about what they do and how I could get involved. Because I think about myself way too much–it seems like such a waste not to do more for other people.

The DFS Associate Director, Kelly–who was fabulous and obviously dedicated to helping the women in the program–gave me a personal tour of the operation and explained the suiting process (when clients come and pick the clothing items they need for job interviews and their work wardrobes), as well as the other services and connections they provide. It was a busy day, but the process was clearly very well organized. I love that!

Shopping. For a cause, of course…

The good news is that DFS receives so many clothing donations they can’t use everything to suit their clients, so after the tour, I stopped by the DFS 4th Street Boutique to shop/support the cause.

I initially planned to just buy a vintage belt I spotted in the back of the shop. Purple suede + an oversized buckle? Yes, please!

But, on my way to the cash register, I passed a display that caught my eye…and on that display hung a Tucker blouse that just happened to be my size that just happened to go with the belt that just happened to cost only 7 bucks. Who am I to deny fate?

Then, when I was about to check out, one of the volunteers mentioned that I’d receive a 30% discount if I bought three items, so I picked up this colorful silk scarf.  I’m still trying to figure out how to wrap it into a turban headband…

I’m also trying to figure out a way to put my somewhat limited talents to use to help Dress For Success. Obviously, the clothing/boutique aspect is appealing, but I’m not sure… Any ideas?

2 Comments
  • Yanine

    August 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm Reply

    Great idea! How about offering your style knowledge, hemming or other creative fashionista assistance. I.e. A person may find the right outfit for interviewing/work but it may need a little dazzle or “special touch” to define his/her style? (which you definitely have!)

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