A Classy Leave-Taking

Today was my last day with my current team; on Tuesday I will start a new job on a new team. I’m staying in the same organization, within the same overall group even, which means there will be times when I will see my old team again.

I wanted to have my “final impression” so to speak be classy but comfy, and I think I pulled it off. It’s one of the only outfits I’ve put together without using the StyleBook app in the past year, and I’m super proud of that.

Shirt: Gap / Jeans: Gap / Shoes: Calvin Klein / Watch: Apple / Necklace: Joe Fresh / Earrings: unknown (Winners)
Shirt: Gap / Jeans: Gap / Shoes: Calvin Klein / Watch: Apple / Necklace: Joe Fresh / Earrings: unknown (Winners)
Shirt: Gap / Jeans: Gap / Shoes: Calvin Klein / Watch: Apple / Necklace: Joe Fresh / Earrings: unknown (Winners)
Necklace: Joe Fresh / Earrings: unknown (Winners)

Bright Pants

It was cool but sunny yesterday, so I decided to match the flowers that are starting to come up with bright red pants after finding a super cute outfit to copy on Pinterest.

Sweater: Mossimo / Shirt: Tradition / Pants: Joe Fresh / Shoes: Michael Kors / Watch: Gucci / Earrings: People’s Jewellers / Bracelets: vintage (my grandmother’s)
Earrings: People’s Jewellers / Bracelets: vintage (my grandmother’s)
Pinspiration from here: http://pin.it/xoqxujk

Blue Skies

This weekend was absolutely gorgeous and the warm weather spilled over to today. It’s still a Monday, but so much better than any Monday I’ve had in a while.

I decided to honour the warm weather with a brightly coloured outfit, with a cobalt skirt to match the sunny skies. To be honest, when it popped up in my StyleBook Shuffle option, I was hesitant to try it, but I felt brave today and loved the look in the end.

Shirt: Gap / Skirt: Jessica / Shoes: Calvin Klein / Watch: Gucci / Earrings: YES Bi┼╝uteria
Watch: Gucci / Earrings: YES Bi┼╝uteria
Doesn’t it look super cute in the app?

What to Wear to an Interview

Happy Monday everyone!

Prepping for an interview usually focuses on researching questions and answers that you may be asked and polishing your resume, but it’s also important to give your outfit more than just a passing thought.

Your resume is your ticket to the interviews, but once there, your outfit and how you present yourself are the key to making a good first impression. Feeling confident is so much influenced by what you wear, so making sure your outfit makes you look and feel great is just as important as the layout of your resume.

I’ve come up with a list of key point to remember when looking for the perfect interview outfit.

  1. Choose classic, well-tailored fabrics (skip the denim!), and make sure to fix  up any fraying hems, missing buttons, and stains. You want to look clean and polished.
  2. Choose plain or classic patterns like a blue gingham or navy and cream stripe (skip the tribal-printed top for your first day). You don’t want to detract or distract from what you’re saying. This isn’t the time to show off your fashion knowledge (unless, of course, you’re interviewing for a fashion-forward position, in which case go nuts!).
  3. Similar to the point above, choose neutral colours or muted tones for your pieces. You don’t want to burn the corneas of your potential boss with your neon green skinnies before getting on their good side.
  4. Keep accessories classic and to a minimum. A delicate pendant on a thin chain, a string of pearls, or a tennis bracelet paired with small earrings is more than enough.
  5. Shoes should be polished, clean, and dressy. Flats are fine, but leave your runners or sandals at home. Sensible shoes will make you seem more down to earth. Also, don’t be afraid to pop comfy flats into your bag and swap out your heels afterwards.
  6. Make sure to wear deodorant and skip the perfume to avoid any allergic reactions.
  7. Keep hair neat and out of your face, nails trimmed and skin clean.
  8. Lastly, keep makeup minimal and tasteful. Neutrals work best overall, from eyes to lips and nails. Refrain from using bright eye shadows (unless interviewing for a make-up oriented position… keep it tasteful in this case too), and go for pale pink, nude, or a French manicure if you must do your nails.

I followed my own advice today and wore my black shift dress with my blazer, black heels, and pearls to accent.

Blazer: Banana Republic / Dress: Jessica / Tights: Joe Fresh / Shoes: Franco Sarto / Watch: Gucci / Necklace: Joe Fresh / Earrings: unknown / Polish: butter london

Blazer: Banana Republic / Dress: Jessica / Tights: Joe Fresh / Shoes: Franco Sarto

Watch: Gucci / Necklace: Joe Fresh / Earrings: unknown

Bit o’ Green

Happy St Patrick’s Day!!!

I don’t have anything that’s really green or orange, so I decided to add just a hint of mint to my outfit today!

Blouse: American Eagle / Camisole: Mossimo / Jeans: Gap / Shoes: Franco Sarto / Watch: Gucci / Earrings: Peter Pan Jewellery Toronto

Blouse: American Eagle / Camisole: Mossimo / Jeans: Gap / Shoes: Franco Sarto / Watch: Gucci / Earrings: Peter Pan Jewellery Toronto
 

Earrings: Peter Pan Jewellery Toronto

My outfit! I swapped flats for heels today

Have a great weekend!!

Blazing

What better way to dress up jeans and a tee then with a blazer. My original StyleBook-created outfit called for a red tank top, but since the thermometer told me it was -16C with the wind this morning, I swapped it out for my dark red Harry Potter tee.

Blazer: Banana Republic / Tee shirt: Hot Topic / Jeans: Gap / Shoes: Calvin Klein / Watch: Apple / Earrings: unknown

Blazer: Banana Republic / Tee shirt: Hot Topic / Jeans: Gap / Shoes: Calvin Klein / Watch: Apple / Earrings: unknown

Watch: Apple / Earrings: unknown


My outfit! I’ll definitely try it out with the red tank when it’s warmer

Almost-Friday

It’s Thursday! Which means tomorrow is Friday and that’s just awesome. I tend to consider my weekdays with relation to Friday: Not-Even-Close-To-Friday (Monday), Closer-To-Friday (Tuesday), Halfway-To-Friday (Wednesday), Almost-Friday (Thursday), and of course Friday.

Shirt: Banana Republic / Skirt: Jessica / Tights: Joe Fresh / Shoes: Franco Sarto / Scarf: Joe Fresh / Watch: Fossil / Bracelet: Swarovski / Earrings: Peter Pan Jewellery Toronto

Shirt: Banana Republic / Skirt: Jessica / Tights: Joe Fresh / Shoes: Franco Sarto / Scarf: Joe Fresh / Watch: Fossil / Bracelet: Swarovski / Earrings: Peter Pan Jewellery Toronto

Shirt: Banana Republic / Skirt: Jessica / Tights: Joe Fresh / Shoes: Franco Sarto / Scarf: Joe Fresh

Watch: Fossil / Bracelet: Swarovski / Earrings: Peter Pan Jewellery Toronto