Interview attire for a casual office, high-school reunion ideas, and inexpensive gowns…
I have a job interview in a couple weeks in WA. The official invite explicitly states “[this company] is a business casual company; no suit and tie are required for your visit.” Besides being annoyed that this statement is geared towards men I also don’t know what to wear if I can’t wear my Brooks Brothers suit. The job I am interviewing for is a high level technical position and I also may be going out into the field during this interview. In other words, pants and flats are a requirement. Any suggestions?
Thank you! Jen
Despite being “business casual,” I probably wouldn’t wear a pair of jeans. I also probably wouldn’t wear a jacket. If you think pants and flats are a must, I would choose a good pair of trousers and cool top.
I would wear these NYDJ navy trousers and these navy flats. I would add a cool blouse like this Boden Ella top. If you want to do something more creative, I would wear a pair of dark green pants with the pale pink Ella top. Another option would be these cool navy pants with a red stripe and a white peplum blouse.
I am in the final stage of a project at work (thank goodness!!). I have a couple of people who have been a great help to me and I wanted to thank them with a sincere note and small gift. Is this appropriate? If so, what would you recommend as gifts? My budget is beyond small! Thanks for your help!
I wouldn’t buy gifts. It’s nice that you want to show your appreciation. I would just invite everyone to a nice lunch off campus or drinks. If you’re set on a gift, I would send everyone a thoughtful thank you note with a gift card in it to a nearby coffee place, restaurant, or Amazon.
I have my 20 year (gasp!) high school reunion coming up in September at a winery. Dress code says casual but I don’t want to be plain. Suggestions? Thanks!
Bright colors are always good for creating a memorable outfit. The question is do you want to wear a dress or jeans/top.
If it’ll still be warm, I have this red eyelet dress from H&M, and I love it. This ruffle-trim shirtdress from Old Navy would also look great with a pair of suede booties. If color isn’t your preference, this grey dress with a gathered waist is very cool. Plus-size or Petite? This mixed eyelet and lace dress from Talbot’s comes in a bold red as well.
If you prefer to wear jeans, I would try either a slim bootcut or a distressed skinny. I would choose a peplum blouse like this Elizabeth & James. This poppy-print wrap top from Missguided is another great choice. I also like this cobalt blouse with a shirred sleeve.
The important thing to remember for a reunion is to spend time on your makeup and hair. That’s what will make you feel like you look your best. And it’ll make all the pictures look awesome.
I have a black tie wedding to attend this November and I am already nervous about finding a dress. I’d like to spend under $250, and while I would be happy to buy or rent, the biggest issue is my height: I’m 5’1 and a foot injury precludes me from wearing heels. I would love some advice on where to look!
For petite gowns, ASOS has a pretty good selection in your price range. This Jarlo lace dress is just pure awesomeness. I’d wear it with these pink slingback flats or these silver brooch flats. ASOS has inexpensive gowns in all sizes, including misses and plus.
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