I am a firm believer that fashion plays a huge role in our lives. Whether you’re conscious of it or not, clothes have the power to change your attitude, give you confidence and create a lasting impression. This is why today and tomorrow I'm donating 10% of my sales from this post to Dress for Success! Even better, @ShopStyle has generously offered to match 100% of my contribution!
Not all women are fortunate enough to have a closet full of interview outfits that make them feel both confident and empowered. I've been on several interviews and sometimes having a killer outfit that makes you feel badass makes all the difference. Feeling empowered in an interview is a huge factor, which is why this is an important stepping stone and a cause I feel strongly about.
If you're not familiar with Dress for Success you should pop over to their website, but here's the quick 411: "Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life."
I did this shoot with one of my best friends, because there's no one better to make you feel confident and awesome like a best friend. Meet my friend Emily who is home from school and we both agree that wearing Navy is a perfect interview color. While everyone is in a black suit, you can stand out from the crowd and still look like you mean business. We mixed and matched our outfits so if you're applying to something that is a bit more of a casual environment, I paired jeans with a blazer and heels. And if you're applying for something a bit more serious but you still want to feel comfortable, or transition into something for the rest of the day after the interview, pair sparkly Keds and a Chambray top to a dress for a fun outfit. The point is you want to be in something that you're comfortable in and still be your amazing self.
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*Thank you Kate Spade for having me and Emily as Muses and Thank you ShopStyle for matching 100% of my donation!
**ShopStyle Collective Bloggers Give Back with Dress for Success®
From December 8, 2015 through December 9, 2015, POPSUGAR Inc., owner of the ShopStyle business ("ShopStyle") and its participating ShopStyle Collective bloggers are partnering with Dress for Success through the ShopStyle Collective Bloggers Give Back with Dress for Success campaign (the "Campaign"). During the Campaign, ShopStyle's participating ShopStyle Collective bloggers will donate 10% of all Sales originating from their websites and social media accounts that are directed through www.shopstyle.com and concluded with an online retailer. "Sales" means the net dollar value of all retail sales, as reported by the retailer to ShopStyle, excluding discounts, taxes, shipping fees, and returns. Bloggers may limit their individual donation amounts as disclosed by them. Donations will be calculated against valid U.S. Sales only. Not valid for Sales made by residents of Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Qualifying purchases are not tax deductible to the consumer. ShopStyle will match participating blogger donations $1 for $1, up to an aggregate donation of $15,000. The aggregate donation value from all participants, including ShopStyle, will not be less than $10,000. All donations will support Dress for Success and its mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.