11.8.12

Interview Outfit


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!).
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  1. awesome outfit,love the necklace!

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    1. Thanks! As soon as I saw the necklace I loved it! xx

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  2. You look lovely! Very smart. I know what you mean about River Island's fabrics.

    Fingers crossed for you!

    Becky
    xx
    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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    1. Thanks Becky :) Yeah, I've never really been impressed with a product from them until now! xx

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  3. Best of luck, hope you get the job! If you don't at least you know you went in a gorgeous outfit haha

    misskirstymarie.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. Aw thanks so much Kirsty :) lovely of you to say xx

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  4. best interview outfit, ever! you look beautiful, i love the blazer too. fingers crossed for the job! x

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  5. You look very stylish and professional! Can't believe how cheap that bag is, its so fab! Xo

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    1. *hit reply before I meant to! Good luck with the job! Xo

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    2. I love the bag too! Thank you Eilidh xx

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  6. I hope the interview went well :) I love the dress smart and chic might have to take a trip into River Island and see if they have it as it would be perfect for work and its so hard to find nice smart dresses! xo

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    1. Thanks Ellie, yes I agree! Nice smart dresses are hard to come by, I had enough of a problem finding this one! xx

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  7. great outfit! hope it went well

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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    1. Thank you Helen, it went alright! xx

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  8. Tres stylish Robyn! I do adore River Island and this dress is so perfect for an interview. V impressed with that BHS bag!

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  9. You look lovely and prefect for an interview, clean, sharp but still fashionable. I really love River Island, if I had the money I would buy all there A/W stuff. Hope it all went well sweetie x

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    1. Thanks so much Law :) yes there were a few pieces that caught my eye! xx

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  10. that dress is gorgeous and so flattering on you! classy lady :) xxx

    www.megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.com

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  11. that dress is beautiful on you! you are soo gorgeous :) xx

    http://ohabbiee.blogspot.com/

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  12. You look gorgeous! So elegant and very pro! x

    Currently hosting a giveaway on my blog for a pair of galaxy print leggings! This is hte final week if you'd like to be in with a chance of winning!
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