For a Job Interview. If you’re going on a job interview, unless you’re interviewing in a creative field, this is not the time to think outside the box. Simple suit, easy blouse, basic pumps, and a satchel. And while I may have forgotten to include them in the image, do not forget the sheer nylons.
This suit is from J.Crew. I like the mix of grey and blush together. Calvin Klein also offers a suit in either medium or pale grey. If you’re not feeling grey, this navy BR suit would be a lovely choice with this color blouse.
This snakeskin bag is my first choice. If you’re not feeling the animal print and would prefer a color, this affordable burgundy satchel balances the blush. Prefer basic grey? This under-$50 dome satchel from Kelly & Katie is fantastic.
I chose this subtle necklace for a hint of sparkle. Banana has some lovely little pendant necklaces right now. This itty bitty pyramid necklace is adorable. For something more sophisticated, this delicate leaf necklace is a must.
For the makeup, keep it subtle with a rosy cheek and a sheer berry-hued lip color. I also recommend phenomenal under-eye concealer and highlighter applied in the corners of the eye and under the brow. It brightens the face, and prevents you from looking tired. For the hair, keep it simple. And if you are prone to playing with it, move it out of your face.
For the Office. I love the combination of blush and pine. It’s a rather unexpected pairing. I think pairing pastels with jewel tones is a modern and elegant way to wear them. This blouse would also be good with a garnet skirt.
The shoe and bag pairing is a little bit different. This leopard print has a subtler mix of colors than most. They’re also leather instead of calf-hair, which I know some of you prefer. Looking for a traditional leopard shoe? These Nine West pumps are a good choice.
I really like this tote. It has unique hardware and a subtle slouch to it. Looking for something with more structure? This $39 bag from Target is a great place to start.
The necklace has a pink stone in it to bring the look together. The ring is a fun, unique piece at a good price (esp. if you catch it on sale). I also like the look of this Kenneth Cole station necklace; it’s a good basic.