Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Altuzarra For Target Picks

I really do love when Target releases their designer collaborations. Part of the fun is getting up early and actually visiting the store to see the clothes in person. And not every collaboration is the best, but I really liked the Altuzarra for Target collection. The main color palate was wine and black with luxurious gold accents and embroidery. It's beyond perfect for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. 

I bought the crane sweater and the peasant dress. I absolutely loved the wine colored wrap dress and the crane dress but they were just cut a little too low in the front for me. I also really wanted to check out the velvet tuxedo blazer and tuxedo pant but my target didn't have those. Also how cute is the PJ set?

Did you scoop anything up yet? Do tell! Happy Tuesday loves! xo 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Outfit Post: Tweed Circle Skirt

Zara White Blouse (old but super similar option here)
French Connection Tweed Circle Skirt (last year but almost identical option from this season)
Zara Metallic Double Ankle Strap Pump (old - but identical option at WHBM - like super scary identical)
Sole Society "Natassia" Satchel (sold out but love this one on sale) & "Smythe" Sunglasses in Tortoise c/o
Fitbit Flex Bracelet in Magenta
oNecklace Twitter necklace c/o
Caravelle New York Gold Watch (gifted)

Happy Monday lovelies!! Was your weekend good? Mine was pretty low key but still amazing. I'm a pusher.. you know like Ms. Norbury was [accused of being] in Mean Girls? Let me explain.. I finally got Bill as addicted to Scandal as I am. Like, we binge watched the entire third season starting Friday night and finished Saturday at 11 PM. Sick, right? But it's just so. damn. GOOD. Someone needs to come up with a "What Would Olivia Pope Do" graphic tee. Like STAT.

Anywho... let's talk fashion. I know this outfit is composed of mostly older items, but I've found some almost identical versions for you to shop (like this skirt or this top) I love tweed skirts because you can sport them starting towards the end of summer, and all the way through the beginning of spring. They're good for work (like this outfit) or play and can be worn with pumps or tights and boots (hello winter!) Plus I happen to think the circle skirt shape looks good on lots of different body types! What do you think...?

Shop similar white blouse / tweed skirt combos below:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Outfit Post: What To Wear To An Interview

Vintage dress
BCBGeneration Floral Print Pumps (so old but super similar option at Nordstrom)
Sole Society "Sia" Satchel
Amrita Singh "Pop" Necklace in Pink
Nordstrom BP Mirrored Aviators (also love these - such a good price!)
Michael Kors "Bradshaw" Watch in Rose Gold
Revlon Lip Butter in "Lollipop"

Let's discuss what to wear to an interview... This used to always be a dreaded outfit for me. It's stressful enough trying to land a job on your credentials, but looking the part is important too! For me, I want to look professional and put together. But at the same time I want my personality to show through. I recently went in for a job interview and this is exactly what I wore (well minus the sunnies of course!) Here's 5 reasons why it works:

1. My dress is length appropriate (which is apparently a struggle for some ladies) It hits above the knee and below the thigh which to me is the "sweet spot length" because it's not too short and not too long. It's juuuuust right.

2. My dress FITS. I cannot say enough how important this is when interviewing. Remember you're trying to make a great first impression here. If your outfit is too tight or too baggy it might send the wrong message (either I like to party it up or I don't care enough about this job to find something that fits) Even if you have to take it to a tailor - do it. I promise you it will make a world of a difference.

3. It's not black. Now, this isn't like a requirement or anything - black is certainly appropriate and okay for interviews. But I like the Navy color because it's not traditionally black. Plus it adds a splash of color without being overly flashy.  

4. To me, pumps are always a smart shoe choice. I decided to wear a printed pair which helps shows off my fun and whimsical side, but the shape of the shoe still says "I'm serious!"

5. Lastly, keep accessories to a minimum. I usually pick a [smaller size] statement necklace, a few bangles and a watch. That's about all you need. Sure you may be like me and like to wear 543693 bracelets, but meeting a potential boss is not the time or the place. If you talk with your hands (as most people do) they're too distracting and loud. 

(Psssst.. I added my favorite carry-all my from Sole Society because it holds my portfolio and notebook so I'm not forced to walk around the office like a highschooler with a binder clutched to my chest.)

Do you guys have any interview outfit tips you'd like to share? I'd love to hear your ideas and thoughts about this... anyone else ever stress out about what to wear?!?

Oh & P.S. I got the job!

(Shop my navy dress/floral pump combo below)

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