Friday, February 25, 2011

Shades of Green - Interview Outfit

Did I mention I'm also sick? Some sort of sinus/coughing cold thing - gah! Enough already with the sicky-ness! I doped myself up with coffee and cold medication and pretended I was not sick.

So I had my interview - I think it went well. It was for a Project Admin for an IT company. The admin side I'm a pro at, IT not so much, but hey, it's a new challenge, and I do like challenges. We'll see what happens.

At least I know I looked properly professional:
I liked how the two shades of olive/khaki looked together. Jacket last worn here (ha, for an interview!), skirt last worn here (scroll down).

I'm totally layered up for warmth with a cami, the shirt and the sweater vest underneath the jacket.
Blouse and vest last worn together here.

The stuff:
Of course, I did not brave the snow and icy sidewalks in these shoes! I wore little runners and socks and changed just before I got off the bus. I'm so sneaky!

I only wore crystal stud earrings with this - no jangly bits of jewelry.

Jacket (RW & Co, consignment), shirt (Nicole Beniste for Point Zero), vest (Le Chateau, gift from Ruth), skirt (Club Monaco, consignment), shoes (Jessica Simpson).

23 comments:

  1. Wow, awesome outfit! I hope you get the job! I love your shoes, are they comfortable?

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  2. You look super snazzy! I love how the texture of the shoe gives the green a sort of 'snakey' feeling even though it's geometric print.

    Fingers crossed for you. Goodluck

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  3. Thanks, Faith. Heck, no, the shoes are not comfortable! I knew I wouldn't have to stand, though.

    Trystan, thanks!

    Megan, wee! Snazzy! Thanks!

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  4. Beautiful, professional, perfect - you knocked it out of the park! Seriously, this is an amazing interview outfit. Well done, you!

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  5. ooooooo, ooooooooooo! Those shoes are beautiful. It doesn't even matter if they were comfortable or not :)

    (Oh, I see they weren't!) If this is a job you'd like, I wish you good luck.

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  6. Well Sheila, IF I HAD TO HIRE YOU just based on your looks and leaving aside the professional side... I would of ! You look fabulous, professional, up- to date AND gorgeous !
    Good luck and hope you feel better.

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  7. Happy to hear it went well- you certainly looked the part! Professional, but still you.
    Hope you feel better! I hate the way cold/sinus medicine makes me feel, but I hate being sick even more- so huge kudos to you for acing your interview in spite of it all!

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  8. Thanks, Scary!

    Rebecca, I know, aren't they lovely? Such a classic shape and texture. Thank you!

    Lorena, aw, you're so sweet, thank you.

    Rita, thanks! I hate being sick, ugh.

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  9. You look so sharp...you had to have impressed them. This is the perfect professional look and I love the brown over black for your choice!

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  10. Thanks, Pam! I actually don't like wearing black very often for interviews. I think it can make you come across as harsh and rigid sometimes, especially in a work environment that is more casual.

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  11. absolutely perfection!! I love how you do your interview outfits, complete perfection, but not boring or completely traditional.

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  12. Excellent interview outfit! My fingers are crossed for you. I'd hire you based on your outfit, though I suppose that's not terribly ethical.

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  13. I got a Big Important Job offer (and had the job for five years) after a daylong interview endured while running a fever and completely doped out on cold medicine. Ha! No fun, but you look gorgeous, and I bet you gave them what for, despite your diminished capacity. :-) Good luck!! Velma

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  14. So, how long before you know anything? I'm admiring the pumps and the trick of wearing runners until the time came to put the pumps on.

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  15. AWESOME interview outfit. The colors are just muted enough yet still interesting, and it's still sharp and professional. Very impressive.

    Picking up IT is easy as pie. I did it a couple of years ago; just remember they think they are logical, but really they tend to be very linear. :)

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  16. very put together interview outfit with touches of Sheila- as only you can- crossing my fingers for you

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  17. Nice shoes! My mom liked it coz she happened to pass by while browsing this post. Anyway, I hope you get the job. ;)

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  18. I think you look great. I hope you get an offer soon!

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  19. Quick book update - Have you read the short stories by Kim Harrison? Because in order for Black Magic Sanction to make sense, you need to read a few of the shorties. Esp the one about the banshee.

    They've been around for awhile, so I think you could find them at the library. Free books FTW!

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  20. Thanks, Alison! They seem pretty boring to me, but I shudder to think what an interviewer would think of one of my "Sheila" outfits, hee hee!

    Kelly, thanks, I appreciate that! Ha!

    Aw, Velma, you poor thing - I know exactly how awful that can be. Thanks so much!

    Terri, I should hear next week if I move on to a further interview. That's the only way to do pumps! Very practical.

    Kristen, thanks! That's really reassuring about IT, as well, thanks!

    Thank you, Alecia! I appreciate that.

    Cellulite cream (um, yeah), thanks!

    Thanks, Rebecca, me too!

    Scary, no, I haven't - but "White Witch, Black Curse" had quite a bit about the banshee in it. I'll look for them, thanks!

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  21. Oh, i am wearing my animal print flats today !
    :(

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  22. Good for you, Lorena - I thought you might have been, but couldn't tell from the picture.

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Sheila