If Oprah says she loves it you know you will too. Talbots + Oprah team up again for Dress for Success, a must-have collection that helps other women at the same time. #multitask
Thanks to Talbots for partnering with mamachallenge to share this amazing effort.
We all have seen the Oprah effect. She loves it, we love it.
But when Oprah loves it so much she champions a cause, get ready for something AMAZING.
So when Talbots asks me to be a part of the Dress for Success launch for 2017, I *died.* (Channeling my best Rachel Zoe.)
First, because it’s Oprah.
Second because it’s Talbots.
Third because it’s an effort that last year helped to raising more than $1 million for Dress for Success to help more than 20,000 women in need to feel and look their best under less than best circumstances!
However, it was the fourth that actually almost had me in a hole…and in the ground.
Why? I mean I’m joining the ranks of other women like Sara Haines (Journalist & Co-host of The View), Jill Martin (Today Contributor), Denée Benton (Broadway Actor), and Sas Goldberg (Writer, Producer, Actor) sharing our favorites from the collection (you can see theirs in the March issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.)
But it’s because I was going to have to model one of my favorite parts of the collection.
If you haven’t noticed, I don’t normally do fashion blogging. I sincerely love clothes and fortunately, I have many fashion blogger friends in Big D that do it so well. So I enjoy their blogs, shop their looks and they leave the #mamachallenge stuff to me. (You know, dirty diapers, dishes, and macaroni & cheese.)
They put on a dress/shirt/handback/heels/whatever, gaze into the wild blue yonder with flowers in hand and someone takes a photo that makes you want to run rabid to click it, share it with your BFF, and buy it before you can say “Gail!”
But for me, not so much. I look into anything and it just looks like a hot mess (see I’m even laughing at me taking this photo.) But for a cause this wonderful and puts me one step closer to the seventy-degrees-of-Oprah, I’ll do it.
So here it went.
“Just remember, it’s all about the good you’re doing and how good you’re gonna look in it, right?
With colors like black (my favorite) and pink and staples like the cardigan set I’m sporting or any of the other pieces, you’re going to love it. And thinking what you’re doing for Dress for Success, the non-profit international organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life, you’re gonna love it that much more.
In addition to shopping the collection, you can also give back in two other ways – by donating gently worn work attire from March 2 – March 5 at your local Talbots or by making a monetary donation in store or online at www.talbots.com/dressforsuccess.