Friday, June 26, 2009

Interview Style

Look of the Day!

After working a year at a staffing agency, I learned a lot about what interviewers are looking at. When they greet you, what they see is their first impression. Every interviewer has an idea of what is appropriate and what is not. When a candidate would come into the staffing agency I worked for, the recruiters would fill out a form to use to help them determine if this was a candidate they would send out to a client for an interview. There was a whole section on what the candidate was wearing. Were they wearing closed toed shoes? Were they wearing pants or a skirt? If wearing a skirt, did they have on stockings? Were they wearing a suit? Interviews are never to be taken casually. If you want the job, don’t lose out on wearing the wrong thing! Many stores have sections on their websites for work clothes and suits. However, some of them have suits with capri pants. This may be okay once you already have the job, but this is an interview DON’T! Also, if wearing a skirt or dress, make sure it falls at least to the knees. Now I don’t always think you have to be in an actual suit, but if you are wearing pants, then I would suggest it be worn with a jacket. The outfit I am putting together uses a skirt, and is dressed up enough that I don’t think you have to have a jacket with it. Worried about spending too much? Suits are not always super expensive. But they are not always cheap either. When I went on interviews, I shopped at NY&Co. and discount stores like Nordstrom Rack and TJMaxx. Here is a great example of something you can wear and keep around after you land that dream job! Just remember to buy some Panty Hose to go with the skirt!!

Lace Yoke Chiffon Shirt - $19.80 Forever21
Micro Stripe Straight Skirt - $43.99 Anne Klein (on sale now!)
Fendi Small Zucca Shopping Roll Tote – $695 Saks 5th Avenue *splurge
Jokers Pumps - $79 Nine West
Double Strand Fresh Water pearl Necklace - $250 Jcrew
Faux Pearl Earrings - $3.80 Forever21

Beautiful Totes!

Totes. Everyone needs one. The hold all your necessities and also work with a professional look but are okay for everyday looks as well! Any tote you get will get used again and again. Here are some beautiful ones I have come across.

Double Handle Chain Tote - $24 Mandee
Marc Jacobs Mercer Cole Tote - $584.25 Barney’s (on sale now!)
Metallic Linen Tote - $59.99 Ann Taylor (on sale now)
Faux Croc Tote - $29.80 Forever21
Chloe’ Odessa leather tote - $936 The OutNet
Jessica Simpson "Latitude" Tote - $118 Macy’s
Betsey Johnson "Betsey's Showgirls" Tote - $195 Macy’s
Editor-in-Chief Bag - $44.99 Mod Cloth
Tory Burch Women's East/West Gareth Tote - $385 Bloomingdales (on sale now!)

Deal of the Day!

Dooney & Bourke Bucket Bags are on sale at Dillards for $99. They are originally $140. Not a bad deal. These bags are super cute too! They come in White and Black.

Sale Alerts!

The Top Secret has a Badgley Mischka swim sale going on now till 3pm today! Great prices so hurry!!

Ideeli has a French Connection Sale and a Michael Kors Sunglasses sale. Click here to join! This site also features great giveaways!

Also, the French Connection website is having a big sale right now! Up to 50% off!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

So Jackie O

Look of the Day!
When many hear the names Jackie O or Jackie Kennedy, they think "iconic fashion" before they think "first lady." She defined the classic look that many channel today. Here is an outfit I put together and is inspired by her timeless fashion sense. It has a modern spin with the Just Cavalli sunglasses and the slanted hemline of the dress. Jackie was a fan of Gucci bags, so of course I included one with this look. Any simple, classic black bag will do the trick. Not a fan of Brooches? Try some pearls instead.

Belted Collar Dress - $440
Gucci Ladies' Web Large Hobo - $875 Neiman Marcus
Sursey Pump – $49.95 Steve Madden
Just Cavalli Black Logo Embossed Rectangular Wrap Sunglasses – $81 BlueFly
Vintage Large White & Black Plastic Flower with center Red Button - $26 Sophies Jewelry

Floral Tank Tops

It's finally summer! Warm weather, beautiful days, the scent of beautiful flowers. Ahhhh! It's about time! On the east coast, we have been dealing with a lot of rain. Basically the month of June was just rain. But today it is finally beautiful out and actually feels like summer! Get into the spirit by sporting a floral tank top. There are a lot out there right now in a wide variety of colors, prints, and price ranges.

Flower Burnout tank – 11.80 Forever 21
TSE Cashmere Floral-Print Tank - $395 Bergdorf Goodman
Shirred Side Floral Ruffle Tank - $12.50 Go Jane
Roselie Racerback - $48 Anthropologie
H81 Chrissa Floral Woven Top - $18.90 Forever 21
Women's Suspended Halter Tops – $10.00 Old Navy (on sale now!)
ED HARDY Rose Dragon Womens Tank - $94.99 Tilly’s

Deal of the Day

So I am in love with white handbags for summer. Just be careful not to get them dirty! Here is one from Barney's that is stunning and on sale! Its by Jas MB - Scale leather Tote for $201.75.

Sale Alerts!

NY and Company Swim Sale. 15% off. Online only

Bass $10 off $60+ purchase

20% off at Reebok Outlets