Thursday, June 26, 2014

Office Job Interview Outfit and Thoughts.

How do you dress for your office job? Is it a more relaxed type of office or do you always have to wear dressy slacks, pencil skirts, pumps, blouses and suits? How about for an office job interview, what would you wear? A couple of weeks ago I attended a small job fair where they were conducting short interviews for corporate, office jobs. There were about 20 of us (only 3 males) and almost every single lady was wearing a Black Pencil Skirt with a White Blouse tucked in and either Black or Nude Pumps. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that ensemble - it is always polished and classy - it has been done a million times, before. It is not very original, it is totally expected for a job interview (especially a first interview) and I don't think it shows the woman's personality at all. I can be wrong in my thinking but that's my opinion and I am sticking to it. I'd love to discuss this with you though so let me know what you think, in the comments. Thanks.

What I wore was this Tweed Pink Pencil Skirt by The Limited (they have great Pencil Skirts in case you are wondering) with a Silk Off-White + Black Polka Dots, Long Sleeve Blouse with a Ruffled Collar by White House Black Market (another great place to get Dressy Blouses and Skirts for work). The Skirt has the perfect work-type silhouette, the Blouse is Dressy and Girly but between the Dots and the Neckline it has some character. I completely straightened out my hair, used some light shadows on my eyelids but wore red lipstick (it shows confidence!) and finished off the look with Classic Black Patent Leather Pumps by Nine West (Great Shoe brand for all kinds of Shoes, including Classic Pumps that are also comfortable). My bag was small enough to carry everything I needed. It is a classic envelope-shaped bag but the color-blocking makes it fun as well. Last but not least I added Small, Simple Dangly Black Chandelier Earrings. I ended up truly liking this Outfit, what about you? And I don't know about you, but when I love an Outfit my enthusiasm shows on the photos too and I usually end up taking a lot of pictures, too lol. 
Silk, Long-Sleeve, Off-White Blouse w/ Black Dots & Ruffled Collar: White House Black Market (very similar), (similar, short-sleeve, bow-tie blouse by WHBM), (similar w/ Peter Pan collar, on sale, love this).
Red+White, Envelope-shaped Cross-body Bag: A Local Accessories Boutique (New) (similar, best deal), (similar, red + tan, great deal), (similar, Kate Spade option, on sale, love this).
Lipstick: Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in "Crush" (identical), (similar by Revlon)
Pointy-Toe, Classic, Patent Leather Black Pumps: Nine West (identical), (similar w/ kitten heel by Nine West), (similar leather option by Nine West, love this).

P.S. I am also wearing Pink for Renae. And also linking up to Allison, Claire, Jalpa, Jena, Jen, Jo-Lynne, Marissa,  Rachel and Tara.
Happy Friday!!

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