Thursday, March 24, 2011

She Works Hard for the Money

Work Outfit for Day 137
I am constantly amazed at all the amazing working mothers in my life right now, including Stacey, Katie, Crissy, Erin and Laura G. To quote from a great book and upcoming SJP movie, "I don't know how she does it!" Just having George to take care of -- and myself -- for this week while Chapin was out of town made me realize how much we rely on each other to help out with daily chores, walks, dinners and more.

For example, I could not work late because I had to go home to feed and walk George at the end of the day, when usually I just call Chapin and he makes sure he is home on time. I just wanted to give a shout out to these working moms, who somehow balance motherhood, careers, husbands and more. I am still not sure if I will be able to go down that road, because just writing this blog everyday about the clothes in my closet makes me feel a bit superficial and selfish. Shouldn't I be out there helping others? Volunteering at an animal shelter didn't work, since I would basically come home and cry every time I went and spent time with all the abandoned dogs, so I am going to try to look for a volunteer opportunity that makes me feel fulfilled without the tears. Any suggestions?

Speaking of helping others, the fashion community is pitching in to help Japan recover from the horrendous earthquake and tsunami that has left much of the country in ruin. Here are some of the items you can buy to help this cause:

Tory Burch Japan Relief T-Shirt -- 100% of the proceeds from the sale of each shirt go to the American Red Cross to aid in the Japanese relief effort. The shirt is adorable: white with red hearts and dots, a reference to the Japanese flag.

Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers T-Shirt -- Available beginning next week on

Rebecca Minkoff -- If you love her fabulous bags, now is the time to buy a red one. The site is donating $100 to the Red Cross for every red bag sold.

These are just a few ways you can help out and get a little something for yourself, too.

As for my outfit on this beautiful Monday, I am wearing a Laundry by Shelli Segal Two-Fer Dress in Navy and Oatmeal. I paired the dress with my Dolce Vita Apple Suede Clog Pumps in Beige. The shoes match the oatmeal color of the top part of the dress just perfectly.