The day after my last post my mom had a health scare, and I was the only one home to call the ambulance and such. Needless to say, the 24 hours after that moment were stressful, and we were all wrapped up in waiting to hear what the doctors had to say. She came back home by the afternoon of the next day, and we have since learned that it was a bad reaction to the medicine she’s on from her shoulder surgery and nothing permanent. Because of all of this and trying to get my school like reorganized, the blog has had to take the back burner, but I’m back and really excited about the Five Take theme this week!

Claire decided to switch things up a bit and posed the interview situation for us all to dress for. I found this challenge really fun to see what others would wear, and it’s also really helpful because I will be doing a lot of interview over the next few months as I transition from grad student to my first “big girl” job (hopefully!). Since I will be interviewing for academic jobs, so I wanted to make the outfit academia appropriate but also something that showed my personality. The last thing I want to do is look indistinguishable from a sea of black suits, but I do want to still be completely appropriate in a business casual look.

I had originally planned to wear this with the deep purple Eloquii sweater, but they sent me deep raspberry by mistake, so I wore the green version I had also bought instead.

I put my bird print top from Evans under the sweater to make it more interesting than the typical button down shirt (ps. I also wore it here).  I added my new pants from Very, which are cropped and STILL too long on me. When I’m doing something that makes me nervous, like presenting at a conference or interviewing, I cannot at all have any accessory that I can play with. I will end up twirling my ring or pulling on my necklace the entire time, so I kept it simple with non-fuss shoes and bag and a pair of stud earrings.

Overall, I love this outfit. I could see myself interviewing for teaching positions in it, as well as actually teaching or tutoring. It is polished and put together, but fun and young. The pink nail polish is definitely optional but a lot of fun :).

Eloquii sweater, Evans blouse, Very pants, Target heels, Olivia+Joy bag, House of Harlow earrings

What would you wear to an interview? How does the position you are applying for affect your choices?

Edit: I can’t believe I forgot this, but go check out the other Five Take ladies’ interview looks!

Claire at A Monkey Fatshionista

Becky at The Ramblings of Mrs. BeBe

Gina at Fat, Fit, Fine

Nicole at A Well-Rounded Venture