Fashion Career Advice From Christie Lohr – Reach Out to Break Out

August 29th, 2014
To any fashion hopeful who is just starting out in his or her career, having a mentor is one of the best ways to gain invaluable information regarding the industry. Whether it’s interview advice, insider knowledge about what employers look for, or tips to succeed in your personal endeavours, speaking with a seasoned veteran will definitely be a rewarding experience. While the idea of reaching out to anybody you don’t know can seem like a daunting task at first, Christie’s here to t Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Bright White at Diner en Blanc

August 28th, 2014
      What could be more glamourous than a parisian inspired dinner at a secret location where everyone is dressed to impress in fabulous all white ensembles? The evening of Diner en Blanc was glowing and felt as though The Social Concierge took guests on a trip to a majestic new realm.     After attending DEB, my fashion sense grew a new appreciation for the ivory shade.  White is crisp and timeless, making the choice to wear it head to toe an exce Read More...

#SNTFxRobson – Jumpsuit From Day to Night

August 26th, 2014
Fall is the time of year for new beginnings. Whether that means going back to school, seeking out your first professional job post-graduation, or transitioning into a new career path altogether, it is definitely the season of change for many. In Style Nine to Five’s new collaboration with Robson Street, I’ll be sharing weekly work-appropriate outfits that certainly don’t lack in the style department. Outfit details: Navy blue jumpsuit from Aritzia ($165), blazer from Dy Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Midi Skirts

August 26th, 2014
Ladylike lengths have undeniably taken over the fashion world. The new style staple is a perfect addition to any workerbee’s wardrobe as it can be styled in a variety of polished office looks; and for a more casual look, midis can be paired easily with a cute crop to create a more playful and laidback outfit.   Items: Pure Sugar Patterned Midi Skirt • $54.97, available at Piperlime Eight Sixty Nights Bloom Midi Skirt • Eight Sixty • $98.00, available at Piperlime Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Actively Chic

August 24th, 2014
  It’s impossible not to have noticed that one of this season’s hottest trends takes inspiration from our favourite form of loungewear – jogging pants. No more skin tight yoga pants at the grocery store, classroom, or anywhere else! Now is the time for an ultra chic pair of drapey bottoms with tie up waist details and cinched ankles, for a look that offers as much comfort as it does style.     Ann Taylor Drapey Pants, $102.16 J.Crew Turner Pant, $98 USD Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Career Advice From Christie Lohr: How to Answer the Unanswerable During Interviews

August 22nd, 2014
      No matter how much we prepare ahead of time for an interview, there’s bound to be one or two questions thrown our way that are just plain hard to answer. Every interviewer wants to know why you’re leaving your current position or why there was a gap on your resume since your last point of employment, but consequently, those are also the most difficult questions to answer. How do you communicate a bad experience in a previous position without turning recruiters Read More...

Office Style: The Pencil Skirt – #SNTFxRobson

August 20th, 2014
Fall is the time of year for new beginnings. Whether that means going back to school, seeking out your first professional job post-graduation, or transitioning into a new career path altogether, it is definitely the season of change for many. In Style Nine to Five’s new collaboration with Robson Street, I’ll be sharing weekly work-appropriate outfits that certainly don’t lack in the style department.    September marks a new beginning, and with fashion week looming, t Read More...

Fashion Design Jobs – Shirts With Sayings

August 20th, 2014
  Over the last few months, sayings on t-shirts have been making a couture comeback – long gone are the days of seeing sweaters plastered with “Angel” across the front (I can’t be the only one who remembers those, right?) in gaudy oversized print.   A simple t-shirt with a sweet saying like, “Love Makes Me Happy”, is a great piece for a casual everyday look, or layer a blazer over it for a funky office outfit.   Product Info:  Happiness C'est Cool Tee • $3 Read More...

Fashion Jobs – 10 Tips to Looking Stylish at Work

August 18th, 2014
  After recently sharing my Office Attire Essentials recently here on Style Nine to Five, I figured what better time than now to also share a few tips to looking stylish from 9AM – 5PM!   1. Invest in pieces that have a bit of pizazz to them. A chevron print scarf, bright statement necklace or a pair of oversized earrings are great pieces to add on to that simple white blouse & black trouser combination. 2. Always have a “back up” on hand. When you’re at home, pick Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Looking Forward to Fall – Cool Cardis

August 17th, 2014
One of my favourite fashion changes I look forward to for fall is the ease of adding a cardigan to just about any outfit. With so many different cuts, colours, and lengths to try, it’s hard not to stock up and wear a different cardi every day. For work, go for a cropped style that is easy to layer over dresses, and has a polished look to them. For the weekend, try long and textured styles paired with skinny jeans and you’re good to go.     Work:   1. Nic + Z Read More...