Sunday, September 2, 2012

{fashion} ootd - work attire

Remember how I was so excited for my striped white and grey dress for my retail interview the other day? Well, I was offered a position with that store... but then I interviewed with Ann Taylor & fell in love! I was offered the position on the spot and accepted.

I'm going to have to be really creative to dress up to their standard of style, as I am still 22 and completely building my business style closet. I'm going to be mixing and matching with Target & Forever 21 pieces as much as I can until I build my wardrobe with more Ann Taylor pieces. 

Now for the details.

Outfit on the left: The Interview.
Top: Forever 21 (old-ish)
Skirt: Target (on sale the other day)
Heels: Guess (old)
Necklace: Tiffany & Co. (graduation gift)
Earrings: Tiffany & Co. pearls (b-day gift, not seen)

I love this outfit because you would never guess how inexpensive it is! I am completely in love with the silk-like flowy blouses that are everywhere this season. I have been buying them up from all of the discount stores for an inexpensive and stylish addition to my closet.

Outfit on the right: The Orientation Day Outfit.
Top: Ann Taylor Loft (old)
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft (final sale $9.98. just bought the other day for future white pant seasons)
Belt: Came with a Forever 21 dress a long time ago.
Flats: Target ($14 on sale last week)
Watch: Anne Klein (gift)
Bracelet: Alex & Ani (gift)
Earrings: Tiffany & Co. pearls (b-day gift, not seen)

This outfit is COMFORT in a nutshell. I knew that I was going to be just kinda sitting in the stockroom watching training videos for a few hours, so I decided to just throw on a more casual look. Although I did have the opportunity to walk through the store and start training with the other sales associates and interacting with the customers as well! I always love animal prints done in a tasteful way, such as this blouse. I snatched these pants up in Loft the other day! First & last time wearing them for a while. Sad face. 

I'm so excited for the opportunity to work at Ann Taylor. I hope to learn the tricks of the trade for creating an affordable but quality business wardrobe. I'll probably post my currents favorites every now and then. :)

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your Labor Day Weekend!

xo, Jen


  1. I love your outfits! Both are super cute.

  2. Congratulations on your job at Ann Taylor Loft! I'm obsessed with that store. :) Your outfits are so cute. I love that blouse a lot. It's the perfect amount of animal print.

    xx - Danielle

  3. I worked at Talbots in college and it was definitely a departure from my regular style but a great experience in investment pieces, customer service and maturing m wardrobe :) good luck,at the new job!


  4. Cute blog! OH MY WORD.. I adore Loft!! It's the best! The outfits are adorable.. I especially love the striped skirt. Very, very classy. That's what I love so much about the LOFT... full of class and elegance! :)

  5. Congrats on your job! I love Loft and your outfits!!

  6. Congrats on the job! I hope you get a great discount;) !

    Just stumbled upon your blog, and it's fantastic!


  7. ah so cute!! You're going to LOVE working there!

  8. CONGRATS on your job!!!! What a great place to work (and I'm sure the discount is great too). I worked at J. Crew during college and it was really difficult not to spend my whole paycheck on clothes. Hope you don't have the same problem as me! :)

  9. i'm obsessed with your skirt! and congrats on the job, that is so exciting!:)
    hope you had a great weekend!

    p.s. i'm your newest follower :)
    xo brie


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