Friday, March 28, 2014

Interview Attire: Done My Way


When I woke up this morning I opened one eye and thought to myself, ‘please let today be Noday’! What is “Noday”? “Noday” in my mind is a day where there is absolutely nothing that I have to do. That rarely happens in my life, even when I am on vacation :( Anyway, the next best thing to “Noday” is usually Friday- which just so happens to be today! WHOO HOO!
I did a post a few weeks ago Interview Attire: Idea Number 1. Today’s post is a follow-up to that one. As I mentioned, when it comes to interviews, everyone usually opts for a navy blue or black suit. What if you do not have a suit? Do you have to go for separates? In my opinion: No!  There are other options.



I wore this dress to the interview that landed me my current job.



If you’ve been following this blog for any period of time, you know that I bat for team bold color. Most days at the office, I am drenched in bright color (like here and here). On an interview however, I would not recommend bold color from head to toe. It takes time to learn the personality of your office, and what type of attire is accepted and or tolerated.  Because I am partial to the bold and bright, I make a conscious effort to step outside of my style box. To do so, I opt for muted colors and subtle prints. This dress is one example.


Its silk (which is also a personal favorite) and has somewhat of a vintage feel. You did know that I am also a vintage fanatic right?! Okay, great!



I added neutral print shoes and grey fishnets. In true vintage fashionista style I topped the outfit with a vintage coat, which in my mind goes with everything and is a wardrobe essential.
 
 
Dress: ECI
Shoes: Steve Madden
Handbag: Michael Kors

Have a great weekend; I’ll be chatting with you soon ;)

Xx

14 comments:

  1. Great dress on you. I always hated having to buy a black suit for job hunting and back in the day, that was the uniform. Now you can wear pretty much anything like your dress. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Thnaks Neti- I do not own not one black suit! Oops, take that back, I do have a sweater suit that I NEVA wear-LOL!

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  2. Absolutely love this dress Joi! I find it hard sometimes to step out of my comfort zone. But when I do, I love when I can nail it as you have done here. And congratulations on landing the job :)

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    1. Thanks Kishina! It can be hard to step outside of our comfort zones. Personally I have to make a concerted effort, otherwise it wouldn't happen and who knows what I'd be missing out on! ;)

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  3. I agree, you don't always have to go for separates and this absolutely works.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  4. A tailored dress can suffice. It is nice to have more options now than a black or navy suit. Great tips, Joi.

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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  5. You look very nice in this dress.
    fashionfascinate.blogspot.com

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  6. I think this look is completely chic. Picking neutral prints was a smart way to look stylish without your outfit being too loud. I also love that you shared what you wore to a successful interview because I'm in the process of interviewing and wonder if I should go for the suit or a more fashionable option. Congrats on the job and looking fab in your interview!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Thanks Liz! I interviewed in this ensemble just about a year ago, boy how time flys *o*
      I can say from experience that it's not easy to land a new job, let alone the: "right job". I tried to take rejection in stride, recognizing that certain positions just weren't 'for' me. Best wishes in your job search!

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