Thursday, May 5, 2011

From Volunteer Interviews to a Volunteer Gala

As some of you know I recently started a new job.  I'm working as a Volunteer Coordinator for a non-profit organization that works with children and youth.  We are lucky to have community members knocking down our doors for an opportunity to volunteer with us which means that I am interviewing at least 3 new candidates a day.  I love conducting interviews- it makes me feel like a HR specialist and it's so interesting to meet new people and here their story.  This is what I wore yesterday to interview volunteers.



 Dress- GAP; Shoes- Priceless UK; Blazer- Anne Klein (Thrifted); Purse- Aldo; Belt- Thrifted


I volunteer as a Boutique Manager with Dress for Success Ottawa which I absolutely love and last night I was invited to a gala to raise money for the organization.  It was such a nice event with a plethora of beautifully dressed women (and men!) and since the focus was on footwear I broke out my funkiest shoes- a pair of Pour la Victoire that I splurged on in Santa Monica.



 Dress- GAP; Shoes- Pour la Victoire; Jewellery- Swarvoski (Gifted from the boy); Clutch-Thrifted with Vintage Brooch

Did you notice I'm wearing the dress backwards with the blazer to make it work appropriate?

21 comments:

  1. Love the blazer/flats combo in the first outfit, and the shoes in the second one are niiiiice!

    K.

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  2. The shoes are so hottttt!! I love the interview look, very cute!

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  3. Sounds like a seriously cool job, I have to say!

    Also - I love those shoes!!

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  4. I love how you took this to the evening. Great looks.
    My Heart Blogged

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  5. You look so great - a great day to night look!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  6. such a terrific job, beautiful outfit too :)

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  7. You are so cool. I feel cool just knowing you!

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  8. you look so professional and cute in the first pictures, and then the shoes make it so sassy in the last pictures :) I love it! also, I LOVE that you said "like nobody's business"! that's probably like one of my top ten most overused saying ever, I am like a Teddy Ruxpin, you pull the string sticking out of my back and I will say like one of maybe a dozen sayings, also on the list is...

    "hungry enough to eat the asshole out of a skunk" (thanks dad!)
    "are you picking up what I'm putting down?"
    "as all get out"
    and then quite a few Tim and Eric quotes.

    That's awesome you volunteer, and it's even more awesome that so many community members want to help out! you don't see that often enough!

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  9. Love the blazer in the first combo. I've been wanting a white blazer for a while but I can't find one that's stain resistant. haha Is that possible?!?

    I love your booties! Congrats on that purchase. It's awesome.

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  10. Great post, I like the day to night looks. Those booties are amazing, I would have splurged on them too.
    xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm in love with the blazer! It really stands out on the dress.
    And I love your clutch in the second set of photos.

    are you willing to share some of your haunts for thrift shopping in O town?
    xoxo

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  12. wowza! love how you changed that up from day to night. looks GREAT! loving those awesome open toed boots and that jacket you thrifted is fab!

    spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  13. I love these outfits! The piping on the blazer looks really sharp and those open-toed boots are so rocker-chic. I was just trying to remember the name of Dress for Success in conversation the other day! Is there an equivalent store for menswear? Brad has some stuff to donate.

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  14. I love these professional outfits. You look great, and your job sounds AMAZING. I'm totally jealous.

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  15. the shoes in the first set of picture look chanel-esque so cute. I also love the shoes in the second post they are like professional and playful.

    p.s.

    I agree with bonnie. Your job sounds great

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  16. Cool dress! And it sounds like an interesting job too! Congrats dear :)

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  17. my surgery will be next year but thank you dear :)

    you look gorgeous!! love the dress!


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  18. Ooh la la, would you look at those open-toe booties!

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  19. great boots!
    love k
    http://lovekittykatstyle.blogspot.com/

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  20. what a cute dress, looks like it could have come from the Target, Calypso collection
    you had asked if i volunteered with dress for sucess. technically no. I volunter at a place that does many things for their clients, my main volunteer role is working in the thrift store which helps support about 5 other endevors. sometimes we partner with dress for success so people can shop the thrift store.
    brett

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily