Dress - River Island
Blazer - Topshop
Shoes - Matalan
Bag - BHS
Jewellery - New Look / Dorothy Perkins
This post has taken a while for me to get round to doing! I was fortunate enough the be invited to a group interview on Thursday for a weekend job as a Fashion Advisor at John Lewis. Sorry that the dress is a bit creased in these photos as I wore it on the drive home from Nottingham, but I wanted to show you all what I ended up wearing to my interview.
The dress is from River Island, (in all honesty) a shop I rarely go into these days. I wanted something simple but not boring and I think the cut of this dress makes it flattering and eye catching. It was £35, not a bad price considering it was made in Britain and I was pretty impressed with the quality of the materials too. Part of the reason I rarely shop in River Island is because I often find the fabrics they use aren't great for the price. I'm quite surprised the dress doesn't make me look tiny, as being 5ft 4 I don't find midi lengths great on me usually, but I guess the heels help me out a bit!
The shoes are from Matalan, they were £18 and have brutally ripped my feet to pieces. I'm not blaming the shoes too much though, as I really should have worn them in. Court shoes always make me want to weep after a hour or so of wear - certainly not my most favourable type of shoe...! I shan't be wearing them again in a hurry... although the silver heel on them is lovely!
My blazer was a bargain from the Topshop sale - I got it for £27 with my student discount! A price I am more than happy to pay as I have always found Topshop formal wear to be great quality. It was £60 full price (a little steep for my budget!) so finding it in the sale made me a very happy bunny!
I love this bag I found in BHS, it was just £11 in the sale! I find so many cheaper bags look... well... cheap... and generally horrid. But this one looks like it cost a good £50! My jewellery is from New Look, if you read my blog regularly you'll know how obsessed I am with spiked things, so the necklace was a kind of statement piece I was comfortable wearing, along with an ivory and gold angular ring and pearl-look earrings.
Wow, this post is long! I was going to write a bit about the interview but I don't want to ramble on (more than I already have..!). I should hear back within a week or so, I don't have my hopes too high as there was a current employee in the interview, who has worked in the department for a year so is clearly going to have the best chance of getting the job! But we will see. I might write a post about the interview experience for anyone who might be going for a similar role in the future, but I want to see what the outcome is first!
Have a brilliant weekend - I'm off to Weymouth this afternoon to see what the atmosphere is like there on the last day of the Olympic sailing racing there (as far as I'm aware!).