Personality Infused Interview Outfit

Target Stretch Belt Black Polka Dot Shirt Dress Interview Personality
Target Black Dot Shirt Dress Isaac Mizrahi Flower Pumps
dress: Target (similar) // heels: Isaac Mizrahi (similar) // belt: Target (similar) // clutch: Charming Charlie // cuff: old (similar) // sunglasses: Charming Charlie (similar)

As summer is winding down, my kids are gearing up for another school year. I’ve mentioned in the past that I stopped working full-time to stay at home with my children while they were young. I wanted to be present to fully enjoy their babyhood. With my youngest now starting kindergarten, I’m ready to re-enter the workforce.

I’ll be honest, the last time I had to interview for a job was well over 10 years ago. Since that time dress codes have become more relaxed, and it’s more acceptable to not dress like Sigourney Weaver in Working Girl. I’m all for a well-designed business suit, but I’d honestly be bored to tears if I had to wear one everyday.

Target Black Dot Shirt Dress Stretch Belt Interview Personality

Kendra Scott Black Gold Earrings

Target Brown Tan Stretch Snap Belt

Target Merona Shirt Dress with Charming Charlie Clutch

Isaac Mizrahi for Target Flower Embellished Kitten Heels

Target Button Down Shirt Dress Charming Charlie Sunglasses

Charming Charlie Snakeskin Clutch Polka Dot Sunglasses Target Isaac Mizrahi Flower Heels

Target Dress Belt Shoes Charming Charlie Clutch Sunglasses

So, I’ve been trying to figure out how to I stay true to myself and still look professional. Last year I found this adorable button-down dotty shirt dress at Target. I really couldn’t resist the back and white polka dots; it’s a cute print that’s not totally obnoxious.

The dress came with a tie belt in the same fabric that I removed and replaced with a contrasting tan stretch belt. Adding in the tan and brown opened up my shoe choices, so I continued with the brown by pairing the dress with brown kitten heels embellished with flowers and studs.

Since I’ve already got loads of pattern and contrasting colors, I kept the jewelry to a minimum to avoid overload. Just a gold cuff on my wrist and delicate earrings help keep the look simple and clean.

Moral of the story: Don’t be afraid to be unique! Wow them with who you are; you can mix professional with personality!

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dress: Target (similar) // heels: Isaac Mizrahi (similar) // belt: Target (similar) // clutch: Charming Charlie // cuff: old (similar) // sunglasses: Charming Charlie (similar)

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  • You had me at the polka dots…okay, maybe those rockin’ shoes too…You are such a doll, and I love how you styled this outfit down to the smallest details! –Ginger

    • @Ginger …That has to be one of the sweetest compliments I’ve ever received! Thank you! ?

  • very cute! love the dress!! C