Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dressing for Success

I recently wrote a post about the non-for-profit organization Dress for Success and how I have decided to  volunteer with them.  This week I attended the volunteer orientation and met fellow fashionable helpers, all gussied up in fabulous outfits! The boutique in Ottawa is located on Wellington Street, a mere few minutes walk from my condo, and the decor is amazing.  They managed to transform the space from a bland basement to a beautiful boutique! I am going to volunteer as a Boutique Manager and I am super duper excited to serve my first client! You know that feeling when you've found your calling in life- well this is how I feel about the incredible opportunity to volunteer with Dress for Success! It's an International Organization so if you're interested- check out the website for opportunities near you:

Sorrow is constant and the joys are brief
The seasons come and bring no sweet relief
Time is a brutal but a careless thief
Who takes our lot but leaves behind the grief
-The Pearl by Emmylou Harris

 Leather Skirt- Danier
Blazer -Thrifted
Blouse- Per Una from Marks & Spencers UK
Boots- Spring
Structured Handbag- Thrifted
Jewellery- Claire's Accessories


  1. Fashion philanthropy sounds like fun. Btw I've got your email address, still waiting to hear from another blogger then we're good to go with the q&a.

    Oh, that leather pencil skirt looks smashing :D xox

  2. That's fantastic of you to do that! That is my kind of volunteer job I would totally be interested in Em. Do you still need more help?

    Love the park and of course, love your outfit - classy!


    Win a Yola Couture Designer Dress at:


  3. Great vintage look!

    And wow! California!? I am tres jalous! There is not much I wouldn't do for a vacation right about now.



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