Echo Design, creator of peppy wallpapers, pillows, umbrellas, stationary, scarves and beyond, has designed one scarf to benefit Dress for Success, a terrific organization that assists women in transition with business training and attire. The scarf isn’t exactly something I’d wear, but it sure would be inspiring draped on a hook on a bulletin board at your desk.
Coincidentally, the law firm where I work is holding an event to support Dress for Success this Thursday. It’s our annual Women’s Initiative fashion show at Neiman Marcus at Copley Place in Boston. It’s a chance for our clients and lawyers to gather, view Neiman’s latest, and most importantly, bring well cared for and clean women’s professional clothing to donate to the organization.
I might need to find some of the aforementioned professional clothing at the fashion show or elsewhere myself, as I am currently wearing an unlined skirt purchased at a junky store in the Georgetown mall during the summer of 1999 and it is clinging for dear life to my Target tights. Not exactly dressing for success!
P.S. Did you know that everytime you purchase clothes, shoes, accessories, home goods, gas or groceries in Chicago or Boston with an American Express card between now (it actually started October 1st) and the end of the year, AmEx will donate 1 cent to one of three charities, including Dress for Success (when you purchase clothes, shoes & accessories), Habitat for Humanity (home goods), and Feeding America (groceries or gas)? I sure didn’t. Again, it’s quite small, but it’s something.