Sunday, August 24, 2014

Not Your Typical Interview Attire

Hey ladies. I just want to start off by saying we had the scariest earthquake last night. We were woken up around 3 am and our entire apartment shook for what felt like the longest time. It was the biggest earthquake I have ever felt to date living in SF. The epicenter was in Napa with a magnitude of 6.0. I was watching the news this morning and so many historic buildings, homes and business have been severely damaged by the result of this earthquake. Natural disasters are so scary and of course unexpected and my heart goes out to those individual and families who have been affected.
In all my previous jobs, the appropriate dress attire for interviews was definitely a suit and nothing else. I was interviewing awhile ago for positions at different fashion companies and was definitely wondering what is proper interview attire. I did a little research and found this great article  suggesting that you should wear something different than what you'd wear to a corporate setting; a  stylish outfit that is in line with the company's image, but remaining polished and professional at the same time. The day before the interview, I decided to go buy a new outfit because I had nothing in my closet I wanted to wear. I remember on Jean's instagram, she tried on this cute little fit and flare dress from H&M. I thought this would be the perfect interview outfit and something that is within my budget!

I tried on the size 2 in this dress and it was pretty snug in the bust and waist area. I sized up to a 4 because I wanted to feel relaxed and comfortable during my interview. The fabric hand is a medium weight and has a short exposed zipper from the neck to the mid-back. I also found this affordable cute little white blazer in the divided section and knew I wanted this to go with my dress. The smallest size available was a 4 (fits boxy) so I ended up settling with that, but a size 2 would have been much better. The blazer is also fully lined with a hook closure and the sleeves being be a smidgen too long for me.

 H&M Blazer + Jersey Dress (come in 2 other colors) |  Carlos Santana Pumps. Similar | F21 Necklace. Similar | Botkier Bag. Similar | Bobbi Brown Pink Lipstick

5 comments:

  1. I've heard about the earthquake and am glad that you're OK. It must be a very scary moment. On a happier note, I love this dress and it is very flattering on you. Can't never go wrong with the classic black and white combo. Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Aww thanks Sydney! I'm glad everyone I know is safe too. Yes, I love black and white. Can't get enough of it. :)

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  2. So glad to hear y'all are ok <3

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  3. Glad to hear you were okay. On a more superficial note, the stripes are so flattering!

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