What Not to Wear?

So, I finally bit the bullet and sent my first three resumes for  Summer 2009 internships. Ironically, this step forward has only helped to sky-rocket my anxiety. While I feel comfortable with my experience , skills and interviewing capabilities, I seem to be mentally jumping the gun and find myself completely overwhelmed by possible interview attire.

While yes, this is not the most important aspect to securing a fashion industry internship, it is somewhat crucial to prove that you have good taste, sensibility and style. In my chosen field of buying it is demanded to have a “excellent fashion sense,” says the Internship posting on Intermix.com. Keeping this in mind, I find myself pulling together mental lookbooks instead of paying attention in class, browsing shopstyle.com instead of calling friends back or paging through images from the Spring ’09 runway shows instead of hitting the books. Hazardous…….. I know!

After surveying the goods, I have determined several potential ensembles:


1) Look #1: Masculine Feminism

Elizabeth & James Floral Print Cotton Skirt


Elizabeth and James Skirt

This vintage print, high-waisted skirt  combines a polished, professional cut with an effortless fabric and print that makes this a perfect compromise for a fashion industry interview.

$295     (available at Nordstrom.com)


McQ Blazar

Alexander McQueen’s new contemporary line McQ, brings the best of the designer’s impeccable taste and creativity that is more affordable on a starving fashionista’s budget.

As you can see by this chic cropped blazer, McQ  looks to the spirit of Rock and Roll in the 60’s and 70’s as the inspiration for the Autumn Winter 2008 collection   




    Banfi Zambrelli Taylor Open Side Pump

These stellar pumps add a sophisticated flair to the ensemble. Consider pairing black  opaque tights with these slides for a more conservative look.


Kale Handbags fuchsia washed lambskin ‘Stella’ 

I love how Kale creates craftsman style bags with artisan pattern and ultra vibrant hues. This accessory will allow the pink florals of the ensemble to shine.


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Velvet Sequin Tank

This tank top tucked into the high waisted skirt will lightly blouse over the top of the waist band for a bohemian accent. The sequins’ sparkle beneath the shine of the satin lapels will  emulate a look only seen on the pages of InStyle



Monica Vinader Sterling Silver with 24 Carat Gold Plating Round Cocktail Ring

Monica Vinader Ring

This chunky ring  will help to bring together the hues found in the skirt and the gold of the pendant below.



Me & Ro Transformation Pendant

I am an unbelievable fan of this Buddhist inspired line. The designer, Robin Renzi, looks to human strength, love, and faith for inspiration.



More outfits to come later this week! Please stay tuned to help me choose an ensemble that will help me ace my interviews.


2 responses to “What Not to Wear?

  1. You’ll look great in anything. 🙂

  2. Hi I like your blog keep up the good work, your fashion passion shows through. You should get your own domain though the URL is hard to communicate.

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