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03 March 2010

By fashion show I meant....not a fashion show.

Sadly, friends, I have to take back what I said about the fashion show. I'm sorry!!!! I even went to Target just now to see if they had any dress skirts/slacks to give myself more options, but they stank up the joint with their selection. Which is to say, lack of a selection. I'm sure I'll have a wardrobe crises in the near future and this blog will be the FIRST place I come to!

After trying on two different dresses with my suit jacket, there is a clear winner, so much so that I don’t need to show you the other one. I feel better in this one, I look better, it looks better. It’s a little more straight-laced than I usually wear for interviews, as I like to have a little flair (ha, Office Space) but I think it’ll be okay for this organization, they’re more on the professional-dress side than the laid-back kind of non-profit.

Yes, that mirror is clean now (it's the mirror, not the dress.  I wouldn’t even want the evidence to see the light of day but it’s the best shot of the outfit. I cleaned it right after I looked at this picture. For reals.
I DO still need opinions on a couple things:

1) Is there a way to incorporate any sort of color/personality into this outfit? I could wear a colored tank-top underneath the dress, and it’ll peek through the v-neck part. I just don't want to be too severe, but maybe I'm not, you tell me!

2) Should I wear black hose/tights? Basically I’ll be in all-black. But I have nude hose as well. I have to wear something because it’s FREEZING out, and I’m pretty sure it’s appropriate for interviews. (Shoes are close toed so I don’t have to worry about any toe situation, thankfully)

3) Hair? HALP!


Anonymous said...

Cute suit!

Nude hose, hair down. As for the color...maybe a pastel tank top under the shirt? It would show some color but not be too bold?

Good luck!

Rebecca said...

i agree with notjustcelery, nude hose and hair down.

not sure about the cami though...

Chai Latté said...

1. a bright scarf, with some pattern or personality. Scarves are very trendy but still look professional

2. No tights. Hose if you gotta, but I think bare is fine too, these days!

3. Hot shoes. Fun, fashionable shoes with some color if you got 'em. Your outfit looks perfect and professional, but you are a pair of black maryjanes away from Supernanny. So be careful! :-)

4. If you don't want to do a scarf, find a good chunky colorful necklace.

5. Hair. I say down looks nice, but because you're all in a dark color, it could just make you all blend together, so I'd also suggest a low, loose ponytail. Swept away from the face so you still get some neck.


Becca said...

1. Do you have a cute color chunky bracelet? Or necklace? Not anything too fancy or over done but a pop of color.
2. Nude hose if you need them
3. half up/half down. If you do the half up maybe you could bring some color with a cute pair of earrings?

Let us know what you decide, and GOOD LUCK! :)

hillarythomsen said...

Hair down or half up/down. Lose the white collared shirt (seriously) and wear a colored tank under the jacket (any color! even really bright is fine with your profesh jacket) nude hose fo' sho'. You'll rock it!

Gant Jackets said...

Nice jacket it really suits you, go with your instinct!

Jen said...

I would wear a bright scarf of FUN ear rings to brigthen it up... Also, I would wear dark tights (I know you are getting conflicting advice on this one).

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Anonymous said...

Hmmm... I'd go with the nude hose, a colored blouse, a different colored tank, and a necklace that ties the two together. I think some hair up and some down - pull it away from your face but let it hang down in back.

Of course, keep in mind that I'm a stay-at-home mom! :) ~ Angie


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