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Fashionable Deals for a Great Cause!

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Dress for Success is my favorite organization to volunteer for, and when I can give time I do.  I made sure my work schedule allowed me to partake in Shop for Success!, a 4 day pop-up shop offering designer deals at low prices.  I volunteered for the VIP night (Wednesday, December 4th), which was such a fun experience!

I’ve never worked retail before, but I know running a store takes a lot of work.  I arrived ready to jump in and help wherever was needed.  The store looked amazing, which everything nicely organized and many things to look at and purchase.  There was a silent auction, raffle prizes, open bar, a DJ and a photo booth for attendees.  Once 5pm hit, there was a line at the door for anxious ladies ready to enter and shop the night away!

I assisted in the dressing room area, getting ladies in and out, running go backs to the floor and offering my style eye where needed.  They were all playing dress up and everyone looked beautiful in the outfits they chose!  It was busy at times and that kept me moving and grooving while the DJ was spinning the tunes.  I want to open my own boutique one day, so this was helpful for me to get an idea of what it would be like.

At closing, it turned out to be a fabulous night with a great turnout and the best part is that all proceeds go to Dress for Success.  I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my evening, supporting an organization close to my heart that gives back and helps women be prepared for a professional career in several ways.

And guess what?  Shop for Success is open for 2 more days! The hours for today are 10am – 8pm and Saturday 10am – 6pm.  There are some great Holiday buys and you should bring your girlfriends.  Thanks to everyone who made this event happen!

Shop for Success, 1101 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Limited 50th Anniversary Event – Recap

The Limited Water Tower Place in Chicago

The Limited Water Tower Place in Chicago

On Thursday October 24th, The Limited at Water Tower Place in Chicago got fancy and celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary of creating chic styles for women.  I just happened to be in town that day and was invited to attend the celebration!

Elliot Staples & Corri McFadden

Elliot Staples & Corri McFadden

The evening began with champagne and hors d’oeuvres while attendees sipped, savored and shopped!  Next there was a fashion show featuring the latest looks from The Limited, co-hosted by Senior Vice President of Design, Elliot Staples, with local fashion expert, Corri McFadden.

Chicago Bloggers: Jess, Jess & Christine

Chicago Bloggers: Jess, Jess & Christine

We got to see some great styles on the models, along with three Chicago bloggers who were selected to participate in the fashion show – Christine (The View from 5 ft. 2), Jess (Addictions of a Fashion Junkie) and Jess (Jess & Jill)They all had cute looks for the fall season!

The Ultimate Celebration Dress: The Riley Dress

The Ultimate Celebration Dress: The Riley Dress

This was also where the Ultimate Celebration Dress was revealed, that was voted on by the public.  There were three dresses to choose from and the Riley dress was the winner.  It’s the perfect dress for a wedding, holiday party, anniversary or whatever you want to celebrate!  I spoke with Elliot about the dress which he designed and he mentioned that the movie The Great Gatsby was an inspiration along with the fact that he wanted to create a dress that women of all sizes could wear.  There are limited quantities, so grab yours before it’s gone!

Joi Gordon (right) accepting the $50,000 check from The Limited

Joi Gordon (right) accepting the $50,000 check from The Limited

I had to grab a photo with Joi since I love volunteering with Dress for Success!

I had to grab a photo with Joi since I love volunteering with Dress for Success!

Another highlight of the event was The Limited donating $50,000 to my fave organization that I volunteer with, Dress for Success.  Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success was on hand to accept the check which will be of great help!  I was so happy to be a part of this great evening of style and giving back.  Here’s to another 50+ years of The Limited!

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