July 13, 2010

ttF Fashion Diary: Volunteer Tuesday

ttF Fashion Staples Series Diary: Volunteer Tuesday
I recently started volunteering as a personal shopper at Dress for Success. The organization helps prepare women for the work place by providing them with career tips and clothing. When a woman is interviewing for a job, they come and get dressed in a suit. When they get the job, they can come back and get five office appropriate outfits.

Today was my second week as a personal shopper and I can’t even begin to describe what an incredibly rewarding experience it has been. It proves how important fashion is in helping a woman’s confidence. My client today came in a little nervous about her interview. When she saw herself in a cream suit with a black striped shell and pumps she smiled and told me she thinks she’s going to get the job. I hope she does so she can come back and I can dress her again!

As for me, I didn’t dress for success, I went for comfort. The West Coast headquarters is still fairly new, so there are boxes galore. When I wasn’t dressing a client, I helped organize, which isn’t an activity for a dress or suit. Jeans and classic loafers (which have been super popular with celebs recently) was a more sensible choice.

Forever 21 shirt, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Calvin Klein belt, Juicy Couture watch, Michael Kors loafers, Marc by Marc Jacobs aviators

Fashion Staples Used: Striped Button-Down

Get the look…

Click here to learn more about the ttF Fashion Staples Series.

Photography by Gregory Imler


Leave a Comment

1 Comment

  1. Elisa commented:

    Thanks for sharing, it was funny to stumble upon your look 11 years ago. You look great! I now also participate in volunteer days about a couple of times a month. In the center we try to help people who need it

    Notice: Undefined variable: comment_ID in /home/nginx/domains/ on line 30

get the newsletter

Sign up to receive Sydne's weekly newsletters for exclusive content, sale alerts and more!