Saturday, February 26, 2011

Interview Interlude

I interrupt this edition of 30x30 to bring you my interview outfit. I did not wear 30x30 items to my interview the other day. One of the skills that is required for the job I was applying for is a sense of style and a working knowledge of fashion and trends, so I needed to really let my personal style shine.

Interview

I went with a thrifted red leather pencil skirt, black tights and boots and a satiny top. I'm not sure the detail come through in the shots, but the pattern on that top is actually a print of sequins. I thought it was so clever (and so did Elissa, she got the same one!)

Interview

I also went with almost all DIY jewelry because I think the jewlery I make for myself really showcases my personal style.

Interview

I felt stylish, confident, classy and just sexy enough to be appropriate.

Interview

For my second interview I went with this:

Interview 2

Interview 2

I'm a big fan of a mixing casual with dressy so this combination of a band tee and blazer worked really well.

Interview 2

AND...I got a job offer, which I totally accepted. I start Wednesday. I'll be working as an entry level buyer at Buffalo Exchange, a clothing and accessories store where you can buy, sell and trade. Basically it recycles within the community. It's a concept I really believe in and I've been a longtime seller and shopper and am really excited to be starting as a buyer. I'll be getting paid to be around clothes and people all day and stay up to date on fashion trends, which as you may have noticed, I really enjoy doing.


Outfit #1
Blouse, Forever XXI
Skirt, thrifted
Tights, We Love Colors
Boots, Docs
Necklace, DIY
cuff, Target
Bag, LUSH

Outfit #2
Blazer, Forever XXI
Tee, Hot Topic
Skirt, Forever XXI
Tights, We Love Colors
Boots, Docs
Earrings Forever XXI

77 comments:

Laura said...

Love these outfits! And I really couldn't be more excited for you. Congratulations on the new job!

Vanessa said...

woot-woot! This is awesomesaucetasticalness news!
You deserve it! Glad you found a position that you love and that you'll be great for.
I love both interview outfits, especially the first one. That sequin print is so whimsical and absolutely clever.
PS. Does Nathan have any single pals in Michigan? Wink!

Tizzy said...

Congratulations! Great looking interview outfits!

archives said...

YES! SO happy for you! you look sexy and smart in both outfits.

Jez In Dallas said...

omg, that's so awesome! Mega congrats to you! I love BE and don't go there nearly often enough. I live within walking distance now of the lower greenville location, and now that the weather is nice and warm I'll have to visit more often.

I love everything about both of those outfits so hard!

Kasmira said...

Congratulations! What a perfect job for you. That first outfit is simply smashing.

Fashion Flirt said...

These interview outfits are fantastic! I love how you paired personality, pizazz and professionalism in both of them. I'm especially in LOVE with the first one - pairing the leather pencil skirt with the sequined top is inspired and made me SQUEAL!

Fashion Flirt said...

Oh! And congratulations on your new job! Sounds PERFECT.

Rad in BK said...

Woohoo! Congrats and how exciting for you! But let's not forget how lucky Buffalo Exchange is for hiring such a fashionable person to be a buyer. Win all around.

Alannah said...

I have the biggest grin on my face seeing these outfits, because when was the last time you could truly be yourself when you dressed for an interview? Never. So I am way excited for you!!

cbenavides said...

Congrats on the new job!! It sounds like it will be right up your alley. You looked great for both interviews- I especially love the sequin printed top!!

kelseywilliams said...

Congrats to you! I love what you chose to wear each time, and am stoked for you that you got the job!

http://snappycasual.tumblr.com

Chalkdust and Boots said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so, so happy for you! No wonder they hired you: you look amazing (I sigh for that first outfit - I want to look EXACTLY like that EVERY DAY)! Yay for new jobs!

pulchritude said...

sounds fun! Congrats. I love the red skirt and the entire second outfit!

K said...

Congrats Erin! I love both of your interview outfits (especially that red leather skirt!) I'm so happy for you!! :)

Megan Mae said...

Congrats! You look fab in both outfits. I'm crazy in love with that top. All the benefits of a sequin top with no loss of little pieces.

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

Congratulations! With amazing interview outfits like that how could you not have been offered the job?!

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Congratulations! What a fantastic job. And you really nailed it with summing up your personal style.

Pixie in Pumps said...

Congrats! And I love your first and second interview choices! What a great job you did a fitting your interview attire to the industry! I love it!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

WOW..you should get this job...you look very stylish and I bet it was impressive. Come on over to my site and see what I found at HEB!! It will take me two posts to cover the story...You really look great!

Melody said...

Congradulations that is awesome!! You look great both days.. I love that red skirt!

Keely said...

Congrats! And what a fab outfit!

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Sheila said...

How exciting for you! Congratulations! You looked awesome in your interview outfits (love the red leather skirt).

everydayluxuries said...

Congratulations, Erin! How wonderful to be doing a job you love. :-)

Angeline said...

Congrats on the new job! That is going to be so perfect for you. I am head over heels in love with your first interview outfit--I love the sequin print and the RED!

Sara said...

Congratulations to you!

Christy said...

LOVE these outfits! I'd hire you based on the clothes alone. :P Welcome to the Buffalo herd lady.

Laura said...

Congrats!

Alison said...

Congratulations!! Sounds like a great job and so fun too. So much fun to dress with personality for a job interview. Not something you get to do for most jobs.

Lauren said...

Sheesh, I'm gone for a few days and you have a NEW JOB AND unbelievably awesome outfits!?!?!

Congratulations on the new job, that is so awesome and exciting!! I just started my new gig this past Sunday :).

And I ADORE your outfits - seriously - I have loved your 30x30 outfits, but I really, really love these!!

Small Time Style

Erin said...

Fantastical congratulations, sweetie! What a perfectly awesome job for you...I know I totally trust your taste! And that faux sequin tee is too too amazing...I have to check and see if they have it in a plus size.

Tina said...

WHOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you! And now that you are in there, I won't have to be scared to go in. (I never feel hip enough for Buffalo Exchange).

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiq said...

Congrats on your new job !!

You really have a beautiful taste in clothes. I love it.

Deb said...

I read your blog through Google Reader and I rarely take the time to hop over to the site to comment. But these two outfits are absolutely perfect! They look professional but spirited and artsy. A combination I am always trying to find. Yay on the new job, too!

WendyB said...

Congrats on the new job!!

Linley said...

i love both of these looks, but especially the first one! you look just lovely!

and i'm totally with you on mixing dressy and casual! it always makes for a fabulous outfit!

Erin said...

Dude!!!! W00t!!!! That is awesome, awesome news! *virtualhugs* Yay, you!

Christa said...

Congratulations! I hope you love it as much as I love the red skirt outfit on you.

Sarah said...

Awesome outfits and congratulations on the new job!

Stephanie said...

Congrats on the new job! I really like your first interview outfit. The "sequin" top is awesome.

Anja said...

gosh, i love both outfits. They are so unique and so you!!!
Congrats on the new job! Hope we get to hear a bit about it on your blog!!

Cynthia said...

AwesomeSAUCE, a job made for you! How very very cool!

Kyla said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you! You looked awesome - it's no wonder you got the job :) I LOOOOOVE that first look especially - HELLO, totally awesome skirt!

HollyDolly said...

CONGRATULATINS!!! I love Buffalo Exchange - thats awesome :) I love both outfits. You definitely let your personality shine. And I necklace!

Holly
http://hollykeenan.tumblr.com

Ana - Better in Sepia said...

Congratulations!! How exciting! You looked so sexy and confident in both those outfits!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on the new job.

April said...

you ROCK those interview looks - I love how you totally show employers who you are wiht your looks! and major congrats on the new job!! sounds amazing!

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TrophyBoutique said...

Yeah! I love the fact that you wore a Cure t-shirt to an interview! I LOVE IT! Do you know all the words to the song "Disintegration?" Cuz if you do, we are probably soul mates for reals.

Anyway, your interview looks are super cool. I love Buffalo Exchange, too. I have been helping a client pick out her interview looks for a buying job up in NYC, and she has to be a little more conservative than this. Boring!

Elissa said...

Now that top and jacket looks amazing on you. I bow down to your styling skills. How the hell am I going to keep up? This is bad.

Huge congrats on the new job, even though I already told you that. But this is a new venue to celebrate your awesomeness, so I said it again. You are tailor made for this job and I'm so happy you got it!

www.dresswithcourage.com

FutureLint said...

Huzzah! That's so exciting! I love both looks you chose, they are both very "you" and cute! That sounds like such a fun job! I hope you love it!

Eileen said...

Congratulations! Jobs that actually let you do what you love--who would have thought? I also have to say I want that blazer. :)

MAMom said...

Congrats on the new and exciting job Erin!! I am so happy for you!! 2011 is turning out to be a VERY good you and your hUbs---YIPPEE!!

~~Tracy

PS I LOVE both your outfits but the second one...KILLER!!!

Bombshell Beauty said...

Congratulations on the new gig, Erin- very exciting!

Aubsent From Texas said...

Congrats!
The bun and glasses look totally has your name all over it. You own it lady!!

Lindsey P. said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! I've heard so many great things about Buffalo Exchange. I know you'll rock their socks off! :)

Kristen said...

Love both outfits, they express you both so well, and so differently. And CONGRATS on the job!

Kat said...

Congratulations on the new job!

And by the way, those outfits are absolutely adorable!

Erin said...

Congratulations on your job, Erin and what amazing interview outfits!
Please promise to share details about buying clothes for a living (what a job!).

Jodie said...

OMG congratulations to you :) I looooouuuve that second outfit (not that the first one isn't excellent because of the skirt, but I adore that second one to the limits of adoration).

estrella said...

Congratulations!! :)

Homebody said...

Congratulations! "Find a job you love to do and you'll never work again." What a great fit for you!

Katie said...

OK, the minute I saw the first outfit, I was like, ohhhhhh, she SO got the job! That outfit is amazing!

And then the second outfit totally gave me the same reaction...

And then I read you got the job!!

Basically, um, YAYYYYYYYYY FOR YOU! :) So exciting! That job sounds like a dream!

MaryBeth said...

I love, love outfit #2!
xoxoMB

Kelly said...

AWESOME! Congratulations!

Sarah-Rose said...

Congratulations!!
I love the first outfit too.

Karla said...

Congrats! Both your interview outfits are great. I LOVE the red leather skirt!

Jessica said...

yay erin! i'm so happy for you! sounds like such a great job. and it's no wonder they hired you cuz you.look.fab.

gotta get my hands on a striped blazer STAT!

Jessica
Surely Sonsy

grace said...

You are going to ROCK at that job! I remember when I used to live near a Buff Exchange, trading in my clothes there and how in awe I was of the buyers and their fashion sense. You'll be perfect for it.

LaShaune said...

Congrats on the job. I've enjoyed your blog and I think your new venture is a perfect outlay for your style. I love Buffalo Exchange. All the best!

Joda Babes said...

You looked amazing! Congrats on the new job.

Juanette said...

Congrats E, that Forever 21 striped blazer is so adorbs. *I'm trying out catchphrases a la Rachel Zoe with "I die."

myownlittleuniverse said...

OMG i LOVE LOVE the last outfit so much! love the cure, bw stripes and purple...all favorites!
and awesome about the new job, seems right up your alley. how great for you :)

Jules, Julie said...

Congratulations on the job girl! It was the outfit that sealed the deal. ;)

http://shoesnjules.onsugar.com/

Emily said...

I love love love all your concert tees.

I always end up donating mine after I do nothing more than sleep in them. Now I know some lucky lady probably came after me and turned those gems into awesome outfits.

:-) said...

That first outfit with the skirt is to die! I love it! And the second is so totally now! Kudos on the new job!