A Cozy New Sweater and a Great Cause!

tipped cardigan
sweater // tee // jeans // heels

I love a cozy stripe and I am obsessed with the details on this sweater from Talbots. It’s a little bit sporty but still polished –  you could wear it to a more casual work environment as I have here, or layer it on over something more casual post-yoga or on the plane.

But what I am maybe even more obsessed with is how Talbots partners with O, The Oprah Magazine every year on a collection to benefit Dress for Success. This is their 5th year doing this, and the brand donates 30% of the net proceeds from this collection to benefit Dress for Success from February 18th to March 29th.  Dress for Success is an organization I’ve personally been supporting for years and I really love the work they do. If you are not familiar, they are an international not-for-profit organization that provides women with the tools they need to achieve economic independence. I work with them every year to do a big beauty product donation, and over the years have donated clothing as well.

This year, the collab consists of five one of a kind cardigans!

They are all so cute; it was very hard to choose a favorite. I chose this cute tipped one because I liked the sporty feel (it’s different from anything I already have!) but I was really torn between that and this stripey one. I may go back and buy it. TBD… what do you guys think??

I highly recommend supporting this collection if one of these cardigans speaks to you  but there are other ways to help! You can drop off new or nearly-new work appropriate clothing and accessories at a Talbots store from February 20th –24th, 2020. Talbots stores nationwide will also accept monetary donations both in-store and online at Talbots.com for Dress for Success.

To date, the collaboration has raised over $6 million and helped over 125,000 women (and collected over 18,000 boxes of donated business attire) for Dress for Success®, benefiting over 120,000 women across America. In the spirit of putting my money where my mouth is, I am personally donating $1,000 to Dress for Success as a) this is an organization I believe in and love supporting and b) I am grateful to Talbots for partnering with me on this project!

Outfit Details: Sweater, T-Shirt, Jeans, Handbag, Heels (all c/o Talbots)

Talbots heels

Unrelated to this collab I did want to take a sec to praise Talbots’ selection of heels!

If you read my weekly outfit diaries you may have already caught on but I love their low heels – they’re all so comfortable without sacrificing style. One of my most favorite pairs of shoes are my red leather slingbacks from Talbots (from a few years ago). This year’s suede slingbacks are so cute too. I love the navy but they come in red as well. I love these cap toe pumps as well.

tipped cardigan

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Thank you to Talbots for sponsoring this post! // Photography by Carter Fish.

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  1. I love the design of your sweater – so unique, never seen something like it before! The colour is really nice too! 🙂

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  2. Jenn Lake says 2.21.20

    Love love love!

  3. Lydia says 2.21.20

    I had no idea Talbots’ gives back to Dress for Success… or had such cute heels… or partnered with O… as if I could like them more. And you look amazing!

  4. Jen says 2.21.20

    Agree about Talbots shoes! They make great strappy sandals in all different colors (including metallic shades) that are perfect for comfortable and stylish wedding guest shoes. My mom and many friends love them.

    • grace at the stripe says 2.21.20

      I agree! They are so comfy! Haven’t tried any of their strappy sandals, thanks for the tip!

  5. Shannon says 2.21.20

    This sweater is SO chic!! I love light blue & varsity stripes. In fact, sweaters like these are my fav to throw on after yoga too! Talbots has seriously been killing it lately. x

  6. Nora says 2.21.20

    Beyond obsessed with this sweater. Different, but classic. Just ordered mine!

    Thanks for sharing such a great cause.

  7. Suzanne says 2.23.20

    What size is your cardigan? Do you suggest sizing up for oversize look?

    • grace at the stripe says 2.23.20

      Hi Suzanne,
      I’m wearing a small! I didn’t size up but you certainly could, if you’d like to.