Thursday, 3 March 2011

Smarten up

Did you miss me these past couple of days? I've been so busy since I got back from France I've barely had time to blog. Today I had an interview for a job I really like so fingers crossed. I had to prepare a presentation and do 2 online tests hence my busyness. The interview was in Southampton and I almost didn't even get there thanks to someone jumping in front of a train and delaying everything by hours.

Thought I'd share with you my interview outfit of choice. I don't normally do business smart so when it comes to interview I hate wearing a suit so opt for a plain dress with a boyfriend blazer thrown over the top.

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Blazer from Topshop
Dress from ASOS
Brogues from Office

There are plenty of ways to looks smart without having to wear a suit. I threw my Burberry trench on over the top and looked properly business like. For other interviews I've worn a blouse and skirt or smart trousers but I think it's important to throw in a little personality, even if it does just make you stand out a little in a sea of pinstriped dullness. Me being me, the dress has a Peter Pan collar aka my signature accessory at the minute.

Tonight I'm off with the girls to see Frankenstein at the National Theatre. We're super excited because Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller are playing Frankenstein and the creature respectively so it should be awesome!

Still got more snow photos to share x

28 comments:

  1. Oh you look really lovely. I appreciate anyone who does work wear and interview wear with a bit of personality - nothing more dull than black trousers and a shirt!

    Fingers crossed for the job :)

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  2. Lovely outfit! and good luck :)

    and I love Benedict Cumberbatch!
    :) xx

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  3. hope you get the job! Love your smart look :)
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  4. aww you look nice, love the ASOS dress, hope you had a good time at the theatre!

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  5. ahhh benedict cumberbatch !! yum ;)
    you look lovely - a perfect mix between smart and semi-casual ;)
    Rosie xo

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  6. Hope the interview went well. I've got my finger's crossed for you!

    Perfect interview outfit. You can't go wrong with a black dress.

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  7. lovely look, hope the interview went well!

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  8. Looking very smart. Good luck for the job. I'll keep my fingers crossed or you. Any idea when you might hear?

    I do it's important to see be you even when you have to be corporate. People look like clones other wise.

    Looking forward to seeing more sno pictures.

    X x x

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  9. I like your take on workwear - personal but still smart. Loath Frankenstein but love BC, hope you review it. x

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  10. Good luck with getting the job!
    I think you carried off smart extremely well! I would have given you the job haha!
    Sophie
    x

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  11. I like your interview outfit!I think that its good to look a little different to all the other people wearing suits. Fingers crossed for the job :)
    I hope you had a lovely time in France too...
    Rachelle xxx

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  12. Good luck with everything! You look great smart yet still creative!

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  13. Ah you're back, now the world's in order again. Don't you do that again Hannah! haha! what was the interview for?! And when will you know if you got it?? and will you be moving to southhampton if you get it? :) so many questions!

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  14. Love this outfit alot... it's almost like a quirky school uniform, I think that's why I like it! Good luck with the job! xx

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  15. I hope your interview went well! :)

    Leia

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  16. i love what you wore. i work in an office & absolutely hate suits, so yours is fab choice. hope it went well.

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  17. I hope the interview went well! And you're completely right, I think it's really important to show some personality in an outfit, even when it's a smart one. Love the dress :)

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  18. gorgeous outfit, you look so pretty! love your dress & brogues!


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  19. Hope the interview went well :) love your outfit :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  20. You look stunning! The collar is lovely. I know what you mean about not wanting to blend in with the dullness of the sterotypical work place uniform. It's refreshing for a change. Hope you enjoyed Paris too, I would love to visit there!

    I hope whoever jumped in front of the train was alright, I would of been shook up!

    Katie. x

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  21. very cute! i love this :)

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  22. Hey Hannah. Love this dress on you. Very cute outfit xx

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  23. i love this outfit, i always struggle to pull of smart but you do it so well xx

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  24. good luck with the job! hope you get it :) i love what you said about business-like outfits not having to be drab and impersonal :)

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  25. Oh love this. I always have difficulties with finding something "interview appropiate". This is really cute.
    X

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