Interview Outfits – Winter Collection

Welcome to a special edition of interview outfits! That sounded pretty important didn’t it? Well, interviews are kind of a big deal. As much as we wish it could be otherwise, interviews are all based on first impressions. You want to wear something conservative, yet memorable. Here are two of my selected interview outfits, created from classic winter pieces:

First, we have a tribal print shift dress. I know mine is a tad bit short, but a shift dress is great for formal meetings, as it doesn’t show off the body. That is normally a negative aspect when choosing clothing. You’re supposed to show off your body right? Well, unless the job you are applying to requires this, it’s better to focus at the task at hand: showing off your personality, not your body.

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I added a gold collar necklace to accentuate the neckline, and tan heels to add a nice balance to the dress. Necklace, dress, and shoes are from Forever 21 πŸ™‚Image

Here is my second outfit choice, something a little more memorable:

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I went for a more school-girl type of look, playing around with winter shades. I absolutely love the way this off-white sweater looks with a school uniform-style skirt and navy blue tights. I wore suede Mary Jane shoes to make the outfit look even more preppy. If you don’t want to look too formal for an interview, try being preppy. Though it may not be as fancy, it still has a polished and neat look to it.

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Every interview is different…I know my style may not cater to everyone πŸ™‚ But I hope this was of some inspiration anyway! Happy Hump Day!

Photo Credits: Cindy πŸ™‚

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New Year, New Me

Just kidding. I’m still the same. I went to the gym earlier today, and for a Tuesday morning, it was pretty packed. It’s the whole “New year, new me” enthusiasm affecting everyone. I admit, it affects me to. But let’s be honest: most of those promises of self-improvement are slowly shoved under the rug as the year drags on. In my opinion, you don’t need a new year to start your journey of self-improvement. Start whenever you want. Don’t start at all. Be reasonable. You have the entire year to fulfill your “new year’s resolution,” so take it in steps. My goal is to tackle procrastination, but that’s not going to happen within a few days. As much as you desire to change yourself into a “new person,” that’s not going to happen. Rather, I see it as “adding to yourself,” or gaining new attributes to your character. Instead of running away from your old self, add to yourself. There is my mini rant of inspiration for the day. Onto some fashion! I recently acquired this dress from Forever 21; I instantly recognized it from Bethany Mota’s New Year’s Eve outfit video. It fits very nicely, and the material is surprisingly decent for Forever 21.

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I love this dress because it is instantly the highlight of the outfit and doesn’t need anything to really accentuate it (except maybe some color).Image

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Thanks to my wonderful photographer Cindy!

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These shoes are adorable πŸ™‚

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Thanks for reading!

Winter Outfits!

Because it just refuses to snow here in the Southwest, here are some warm-weather winter outfits, featuring returning model Paige:

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I absolutely love this combination of tan high-waisted skinnies with a black daisy print top. It’s a great transition into spring, yet is reminiscent of fall and winter.

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Added some hipster filter to that one.

 

 

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Looking perfect as always πŸ™‚

As for me, I like to bundle up with my royal blue peacoat in the winter. I especially love colored peacoats – they add a great touch of color to any winter outfit.

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Underneath, I was a black cat πŸ™‚

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As you can probably tell, I am really big on the cat trend.

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And some final pictures πŸ™‚

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Loving her polaroid camera! Thanks to Paige for all the lovely pictures πŸ™‚

Christmas/New Year’s Outfits for Men and Women – feat. Nate

5 more days until Christmas; can you believe it? And 11 more days until those New Year’s Eve parties begin. Holiday parties are the best time of the year to showcase your best style, whether it be formal, extravagant, or classy. Nate and I went for a more classy-vintage look:Image

He just got his film camera working – a great accessory by the way πŸ™‚

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Regarding men’s fashion: Collared shirts with cardigans are the way to go. Add a bow tie for some extra class and unique-ness. You can find bow ties of any patterns on Etsy – it’s basically the men’s version of a statement necklace.

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As for me, I think houndstooth is the perfect pattern for a holiday party – it’s very much a winter pattern. Houndstooth usually comes in black in white, but I went for a beige houndstooth skirt to add warmth to the outfit. If I just wore black and white, the overall tone would come off as cold. To make the skirt the highlight of this outfit, I wore black everywhere else.

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I especially love wearing black tights with black shoes. They merge into one and just have a really Β chic appearance.

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I look way too happy in this next one.

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More of Nate’s photo shoot – in black and white πŸ™‚

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Thanks for reading! Happy Holidays πŸ™‚

Thrift Shopping with Nate!

Today Nate and I decided to have a romantic date at our local thrift shop. Though thrift shopping has become a popular conquest to get that vintage look, the task at hand is a lot harder than it is made out to be. Many a time I have left a thrift shop empty handed – people threw this stuff out for a reason. Or, I have run into shops that price their goods way too high for what they are worth. I am a very particular shopper – a very stubborn bargain shopper. Too picky for my own good – but today’s little adventure turned out great. Here are our spoils:

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For a grand total of…$7!

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Immediately upon walking in the store, I spotted these shoes for Nate – classy eh? $5.

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This was also my doing – probably the first time I have ever found a bow tie in a thrift shop. I always have a difficult time shopping for a simple, self-tie bow tie, thrift shop or not. $1

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And finally, Nate magically found me a polaroid camera. How he did, I don’t know. But I love it. It just needs film and batteries – I can’t wait to actually start using it πŸ™‚ $1.

And that is all! A successful thrift shopping experience πŸ™‚

OOTD: December 11th, Celebrating Finals!

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Okay, so I’m not actually celebrating finals, but there’s still time to celebrate fall! As a completely undeserved study break, I decided to do a quick photo shoot with my roommate Cindy. She is stellar at taking photos – especially when I have no idea how to pose. So here is my outfit of the day:

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Sweater – H&M

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Skirt – Ross

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Jacket – Forever 21

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Boots – nicole

Take a study break and enjoy what is left of fall πŸ™‚

Photo credits: Cindy

OOTD: Pineapple Dress for the Win

OOTD: Pineapple Dress for the Win

Last night I went to a Secret Santa party and instead of being the conventional ‘holiday festive,’ I added my own twist to Christmas wear. The three colors that generally signify Christmas are straight up red, green, and gold; instead, I chose for my color palette olive green, maroon, and pale yellow. I think that all of these colors go so much better together than the typical crayon colors. The main focus of this outfit is, of course, the pineapple dress. It adds a great Hawaiian twist to the holiday season without being obnoxious.

Because it even gets cold in SoCal, I paired this outfit with black tights, a brown cardigan, and an olive green jacket. Details will be listed down below.

Photo credits: Cindy

Details:
Jacket – Forever 21
Cardigan – Forever 21 Mens
Dress – Tori Richard, Honolulu
Tights – Charlotte Russe
Ankle boots – Anne by Pesaro
Belt – Forever 21