Friday, 23 May 2014

Interview OOTD.

Before an interview, everyone should feel confident, motivated and prepared so that they can perform to their best and really impress. Some people may meditate, some may go over notes 10 times, or even practice speaking in front the mirror. For me, the only way I can feel completely prepared is by looking the part and dressing to impress. If I don't look like I should have the job, then I don't feel like I should have the job either. With this being said, finding the perfect outfit can turn in to a shopping trip gone bad, or near enough.

I started my quest online, looking at all of the popular high street stores, and even Tesco at one point, to try and find something tasteful. I had my eye on a skirt from New Look, but when it came to finding a shirt the task turned out to be trickier than it seemed. I didn't bother looking for a shirt online, as I assumed I could find one somewhere in Town pretty easily. I was wrong.

After scouring two different H&Ms, two different Topshops and three different New Looks I finally found the missing shirt to complete the look. And, at the end of the shopping trip, I came out with two pieces that I am actually really happy about. Two pieces that I can wear not just formally, but also casually, which made the spending a little easier to bare:

THE SKIRT: I absolutely love this skirt. I have actually had my eye on it for a while but I didn't have a real reason or suitable excuse to buy it until now. Student budgets are hard! New Look Black Textured Wave Pencil Skirt Black, £14.99.

THE SHIRT: H&M provided me with this shirt, It was quite hidden in the shop so I had to have a really good look before I even knew it existed. I'm not usually a fan of H&M, it depends on the time of year, but I like that its affordable and the stuff is half decent (sometimes). Even though this shirt is what I wanted, and I really adore it... its just too see through! I ended up having to wear a white strappy top underneath just to cover my white bra up! But, with this being said, I still think that it was a good buy for a good price, and I will be wearing it on many occasions. H&M Long Sleeved Blouse, £14.99.

COAT/BAG/SHOES: I decided before my shopping trip that I didn't want to wear a blazer, the weather has been hot lately and a fancy coat would do the trick. I wore my favorite coat, my trench coat from Gap (Gap Classic Trench, £59.95), which I think looked really nice and added a different shade to my monochrome outfit. For baggage I used my larger uni. bag because I had to fit my CV and whatnot in it, it also done the trick (I'm not sure if they sell this any more, but it was from Topshop for £30.00 in September 2013). Finally, the shoes, my favorite pair of shoes ever. I wear them to death even though they don't even fit me properly. They completed my outfit perfectly! (Topshop ALABAMA Pull-on Chelsea Boots, £75.00)

The Completed Look:

After all the searching, walking and shopping, I have not only come out with two great items and more interview experience, I have also learned that you should never assume the high street will have the basics you're looking for! Never underestimate. 



  1. that is such a pretty outfit! (: hope your interview went well too! (:


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