May 22, 2016 Jameela 26Comment

I saw it on facebook: “You are Invited to the Dress for Success Sale.” I knew I had to go. I had attended this sale before I got pregnant, and I got the best items there. I heard about Dress for Success a couple of years ago when one of the organizers asked us to donate some jewelry for a silent auction at their gala. Dress for Success is an 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.” They have an office/store in Southcenter mall (Calgary) where they help their clients and host their sale.

I called up my friend and told her we were going shopping! I was not about to miss out on all the cool stuff they had. This place is like consignment, but for professional clothing. They have things that are brand new or almost new. A lot of the stuff is “old lady” stuff, but if you are willing to look you can find the best things.

I scored this amazing blue coat that kind of reminded me of the 80s. It is 100% wool AND made in Canada. I had to buy it. I had to. It was only $25. What?! $25?! Yeah, you heard that right. Twenty-five-dollars.

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Outfit Details

  • Jacket: Dress for Success Sale
  • Scarf: Ingear (Kensington, Calgary)
  • Jewelry: Alora
  • Dress: Consignment! Whaaaat
  • Shoes: Dress for Success Sale (omg the shoes were brand new and $10)

If you want to volunteer or support Dress for SucessΒ check out their website! I got many clothes and shoes that day, so stay tuned for moooore!


26 thoughts on “OOTD: Blue Coat for Rainy Days

  1. The blue coat looks gorgeous and love the way you have styled everything. I am after a coat like this. My husband really wants me to buy something like that. So this post was a great inspiration for me.

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  2. I have donated alot of clothes to Dress for Success here. They are such a great organization. Love the blue and purple!

  3. The Blue Coat creates your unique style statement! I love the combination of black dress with blue coat!

  4. This coat looks beautiful and the blue colour really suits you! I’ve never come across any sales like this in the UK but they sound like a great idea.

  5. First of all, love the coat, love the shoes, love the outfit. I’m so excited to see you promoting Dress for Success! I have been a volunteer at my local Dress for Success – a very worthwhile organization. I’m going to share this post on their facebook page! So cool!

  6. Nothing beats Blue for me.Haha. Your blue coat is too perfect. πŸ™‚ It looks elegant and it keeps your chic style..

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