Dress For Success

I recently was cleaning out my closet at my parents' home when I came across this three-piece suit that I got right after graduating from college. As I type this post I have a smile on my face as I am taken back to the exact moment when my mom picked it out for me. It would be my suit of armor as I faced each daunting job interview.


Initially, I was planning to donate the suit to Goodwill but recalled of a non-profit organization called Dress for Success that provides professional attire and career development tools to disadvantaged women. I dropped off the suit at the charity's San Francisco location accompanied by a card with a few words of encouragement and one of my all-time favorite quotes: "You will because you can."


I will never meet the new owner of my suit but hope that she will do great things in her unique way. If you have any professional clothing to share, please check here to find your closest location to donate.