Dressed for Success

This morning, I helped facilitate a mock job fair for participants in the Pathways to Success program at Connections to Success (the umbrella organization for Dress for Success in St. Louis).

Since I had to conduct interviews and such, I dressed up a bit more than I would normally on a Friday.  I always get assigned a particular hotel chain, so my look was classic but chic.

A snapshot of the details in this outfit.  There were a lot of things going on—bold black/white print with a subtle ombre effect, teal cardigan, leopard sash, and spotted nails.

Dress—Claude Brown c/o Daffy’s (B/W A-line alternative)
Sash/belt—Ann Taylor
Tights—c/o Loft
Shoes—SE Boutique via DSW

Have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. Lavern
    December 9, 2011 / 9:28 pm

    This outfit is super cute! Love the dress!!

  2. Anonymous
    December 9, 2011 / 10:36 pm

    I love this look!…CAPIS

  3. December 10, 2011 / 12:09 am

    You look awesome! Fantastic look!

  4. December 10, 2011 / 12:34 am

    Loving this look on you! Fantastic dress!

  5. December 10, 2011 / 2:21 am

    I love the look! I'm a member of Women of Wardrobe which is an organization that supports Dress For Success Houston. So happy to see others participating around their communities!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  6. December 10, 2011 / 2:05 pm

    That is a fabulous look. The cardigan highlights everything that is great about the dress, and I love the gold belt instead of the expected blue or black.

  7. Anonymous
    December 11, 2011 / 4:38 pm

    Looks good i even like the pattern mixing,but on a side note your hair is looking GOOD!Are you still using the Dove products?

  8. December 12, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    @Lavern: Thanks! This was one of my amazing Daffy's finds while in NYC.

    @AngelatheCreativeDive: Thanks! I had been limiting my options because of the bold print, so I was surprised and pleased that the leopard sash blended in well.

    @CAPIS: Thanks!

    @Andi: I appreciate it!

    @LocalCeleb: Thanks. The dress is a fave. I need to wear it more though.

    @Shasie: How wonderful, Shasie! These organizations do such amazing and meaningful work!

    @Kristen: Thanks, Kristen! I love the way teal works with black and white.

    @Anonymous: Pattern mixing is too much fun and is helping me discover new possibilities in my wardrobe. Thanks re: the hair! I plan to continue using the Dove leave-in. This week, my hair was styled with my usual Darcy's Botanicals products though. Darcy's B is my favorite natural haircare line.

  9. December 14, 2011 / 12:59 am

    I love this outfit and i heart that you're a fashion blogger volunteering your passion/interest/talent for Dress for Success. I'm a constant lurker on this blog, but I just wanted to say that you're an excellent role model, especially for an academic-in-training

  10. December 15, 2011 / 5:17 pm

    @Lauren: Aww thanks! That means a lot to me. I've always admired the work done at Dress for Success, so I'm so thrilled to finally work with them. When I initially signed up as a volunteer, I couldn't even imagine all the opportunities I've since been afforded and the many rewarding experiences I've gained.