Monday, October 25, 2010

Anything But Casual Monday (More Interviews)

So, today was the 4th - and as it turned out, also the 5th - interview at the company I want to work for (last discussed here). In keeping with the last interview outfit, I also kept this one pretty low-key: My grandmother's necklace is the only bling (I'm wearing crystal stud earrings), and I kept the colour palette in a nice autumn mix.

Edit: this skirt is a real workhorse in my wardrobe. Last seen here, here, here, here and oh, too many more times before that. I wear it about 5-6 times a year.

I really like how this jacket fits:
Lock and load!

The interviews went well, I think. Hours, when I can start and salary were briefly discussed, so this seems promising. After a total of five interviews, with 9 people, I sure hope so! Fingers crossed!

The shoe business: And my pretty necklace.

Jacket (RW & Co., consignment), sweater (Jacob, consignment), skirt (consignment), shoes (Guess), necklace (vintage '50s, Grandma J's, stamped "Lisner," info about it here).

29 comments:

  1. That outfit is perfectly tailored for you! It's impossible to not feel confident when everything fits just right!! Sending good karma your way!

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  2. Phenomenal! I'm so happy for you, it sounds like a shoo-in! (Or, two cute shoes-in.)

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  3. You look smashing! How can they not hire someone with such style!

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  4. I like the little kick to the skirt's hem.

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  5. That's a very good sign, Sheila. Fingers crossed for you! How did you feel about the experience? Does it sound like a job that you are excited about?

    RE: your earlier question, they DID "go the full monty" at the play - but were backlit by very intense lights so you couldn't see eeeeverything at the most crucial moment.

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  6. I hope you can give us some more good news on the job front soon! I love your skirt and jacket combo!

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  7. Fingers firmly crossed for you. I like that jacket too!

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  8. Sounds like things are looking up for you! Major congrats. I think this is a perfect autumn outfit. The pleats around the bottom of that skirt is a great detail./

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  9. Very elegant. The jacket fits perfectly; the skirt has nice but subdued color; and the heels are appropriate. A very professional look with subtle style.

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  10. Ooh, fourth and fifth interview!!
    This outfit rocks. I like how the beautiful tailoring and the bling/color of the skirt hint at your sartorial awesomeness without showing all your cards.

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  11. *crossing fingers* yay on more interviews!

    I like the skirt, would love a closeup of the texture. And I adore that necklace! Grandma must have had your sense of style.

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  12. Keeping everything crossed for you Sheila - they obviously like you! How would you cope with a casual dress policy though?! ;-)

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  13. I hope so too ,sending good vibes ,and fingers crossed ...love Jan xx

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  14. Best of luck! I hope you get the job you want. Your interview look was perfect.

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  15. I love this outfit! The colours are beautiful and the mix of textures is great. You look very capable and very in-control. Best of luck with your interviews - I'm sending postive vibes over the pacific as I type!

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  16. OH Sheila! I hope they get back to you soon. Sounds very promising though. I think this outfit is a wonderful interview outfit. I like the autumn colors. Can't wait to see your post with the good news!

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  17. crossing my fingers for you!!

    eyeing that orange skirt pretty hard- love it!!!

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  18. I like the fit of the jacket too, but I like the skirt even more! It's so flattering on you.

    I hope you hear good news soon!

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  19. finger crossed, positive vibe sending...

    you look beautiful! and what a nice necklace from your grandma. i'm sure she's pulling for you, too : ) steph

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  20. Geez, are they done torturing you yet? But it sounds good! And you looked smashing. Good luck!

    I'm having another go at ye olde socks....

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  21. Oh, you guys rule! Thank you so much for all your sweet comments and good vibes!

    Cara, thanks! Karma's the best, thank you.

    Freeda, thanks! Lol, great pun!

    Faith, thank you - fingers crossed.

    Thanks, Wendy!

    Kari, I feel pretty good - it's a bit of a step-down, career ladder-wise, but it's only a 1 year contract (but with lots of opportunity to move within the company), so I can live with it just to get in with this company. I am excited - it seems like a cool team. LOL, woo! Even a little "full monty" goes a long way!

    LaHdM, thanks, hon! I hope so too.

    Thanks, Cynthia!

    Megan, I hope so - it's been a really tough year. Thanks!

    Thanks, Ralph! Would you believe one of the people interviewing me was in SWEATS??

    Rad, thanks! It's a fine line between professional and crazy - hee!

    'Doll, thanks, hon! I edited the post and put some links up to previous wears of the skirt for you - there are lots of close-ups in those posts, so check 'em out. I like wearing a piece of jewelry that links to someone I love - makes me feel like they're watching over me. Yes, Grandma J had great style! I wish I had some pictures of her.

    Thanks, Tat! I did warn them that I like to "dress" as my artistic outlet (the last interview was fairly casual). However, I can see my style evolving to a slightly more casual one in that environment.

    Jan, thank you!

    Thanks, Jody!

    Baxter, thanks so much. Vibes received. :)

    Alison, I hope so! I sent my thank you cards today.

    Alecia, thanks very much! I love the skirt too!

    Anne, thank you - it's one of my favourite pieces. Fingers crossed!

    Thanks, Steph, I think by now all my toes are crossed too. I know I had Grandma's good vibes there with me. :)

    Tanya, hey, nice to see you back, sweetie! :) I know, it totally feels like torture; but on the other hand, I'm glad they are so fussy about who they hire.

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  22. I love that skirt so much. The colour, the shape, the flirty hem...I'm on the lookout for such a skirt. Someday...

    They must hire you! They have to! This is nerve-wracking with all the interviews and waiting. How are you holding up?

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  23. Hee hee, I just read this and thought of you!

    http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2009/3/1/how-to-make-a-good-impression-at-a-job-interview.html

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  24. Jen, thanks! I love it so much. It's a little nerve-wracking, but I feel pretty confident. However, if they decide not to hire me, I'll be fine. I'll find something.

    Audi, thanks - I will read it at home (I'm at work and they block that site).

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  25. Good call going sedated with interview fashion choices. Best of luck with the job!

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  26. Thanks, Cat!

    Audi, oh my god, that site is hilarious! Thank you!

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  27. Fingers crossed for you! Nine interviews seems like serious business. 'Good thing you're a superhero of empowered-profesh-yet-never-boring ensemble-making. Also, this skirt hugs your curves like nobody's business. What a wicked find.

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  28. Interviews with 9 different people for 1 job - good heavens, that's obscene. I sure am crossing everything here for you.

    Love the outfit.

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  29. Thanks, A-Dubs! I hope my super-hero powers are enough to get it! Yeah, I love the skirt.

    Wendy, I've actually interviewed for 3 different jobs with one company - I guess they like me, but haven't found the right "fit" yet. Thanks!

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Sheila