Fashion Jobs – Career Chats With Christie Lohr: Asking For What You Want

July 31st, 2014
  For many individuals that are just starting out in their careers, one of the biggest mental hurdles to overcome is not being afraid to express opinions openly and transparently in the face of management and professional networks. To clarify, the opinions which I speak of are purely professional in nature and relate directly to career development. Speaking from personal experience, I know that it’s so easy to fall into the trap of believing that if we just work hard enough in our gi Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Socially Conscious Clothing

July 29th, 2014
  Do you know where your shirt was made? How about the person who made it? Most of the fast fashion we’re drawn to has a backstory that we’d rather be ignorant about. But a trending wave, that’s gaining traction fast, is socially conscious clothing. Companies are making a point about transparency, who makes their clothing, what materials they use, and why it’s priced a certain way. Many of these lines also give back a portion of sales to different organizations and initiatives. Read More...

Fashion Jobs Toronto – Fisherman Style Sweaters

July 27th, 2014
Maybe it’s because I grew up in the Maritimes, but one of my favourite recent trends has been the classic fisherman sweater. There are many myths surrounding the origin of the fisherman sweater, but there is no doubt that if there is one transitional piece to shop for now moving into fall – it’s this incredibly versatile cable knit sweater. 1. L.L. Bean Coveside Sweater, $54.95 USD 2. House of Holland Crew-Neck Cricket Sweater, $450, available at MATCHESFASHION.com 3. Alexande Read More...

Career Chats With Christie Lohr: What Does “Above & Beyond” Really Mean?

July 24th, 2014
What does it truly take to succeed in your career, no matter the industry that you are a part of? For many of us, we’re not too certain where we will wind up unless we first experience various trials and tribulations. But for Christie Lohr, the founder of fashion job website Style Nine to Five, a career in the fashion industry was an established goal from the tender age of 10. In Style Nine to Five’s latest blog feature, Christie Lohr will be dishing out on the best in career advice that Read More...

Fashion Jobs Toronto – Back to Basics

July 22nd, 2014
  If I had to choose one outfit to wear for the rest of my life, I would choose (without hesitation) a white button down blouse and blue jeans. The classic white shirt represents an effortless style of dressing that straightforward and chic. Here I’ve rounded up four stylish interpretations of the white classic button down paired with a second piece to complete these simple looks. 1. Gap Western Oxford Popover Shirt, $59.95 2. CLU Satin Track Pants, $215 USD, available at N Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Work Attire Essentials

July 22nd, 2014
Regardless of the season, there are a few pieces every worker-bee needs in her wardrobe to exude an appropriate and professional work presence.  Accessories such as necklaces, scarves, handbags & shoes will diversify these pieces and turn them into looks that share your personal sense of style, but first you need these professional pieces!   A Structured Blazer: Nothing completes an office look better than a structured blazer. Even on casual Friday, layering a blazer onto you Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Poolside Layers

July 17th, 2014
  Whenever I am sprawled out on a comfy hammock-esque sun-chair I always make sure to have a few things within reaching distance: sunscreen, a wide brim hat, big sunglasses, comfortable sandals, and a beach cover-up.  The importance of a great cover-up stretches past just looking stylish while lounging poolside; it’s also a necessity on those mega hot days which leave a brutal burn rather than a healthy glow. Once upon a time, finding a beach cover-up was quite a feat. It seeme Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Coveralls, Jumpsuits, & Rompers – OH MY!

July 16th, 2014
It seems everywhere you turn you can see someone in coveralls, a jumpsuit or a romper. In-fact, I recently even saw a dog in little coveralls – so with that being said, it seems everywhere we turn we see someone or something in these adorable onesies! With even our fuzzy friends taking up the trend it seems only natural to follow suit and, well, playsuit-up.   The adorable onesies make everyday style easy by eliminating the fuss of mixing, matching and pairing. A sleek black jum Read More...

Fashion Jobs – Complexion Comprehension

July 14th, 2014
 For this post, I was inspired by the concept of “getting your colours done” which is something I’ve never tried before, but am so intrigued by. We seem to focus on dressing for our body types first, and our skin tone and hair colour are factored in second. Here are four looks to enhance your natural beauty using only colour! Style Inspiration: Emma Stone – 13 Easy Hair Ideas For Every Length, image courtesy of InStyle1. Mango Linen Cotton-Blend Blazer, $49.99 USD2. Glamzelle P Read More...

Fashion Jobs Toronto – Strategic Summer Shopping

July 7th, 2014
  I love summer, but when it comes to shopping for the season I sometimes find myself at a loss for what to buy, keep, or replace. This got me thinking that this summer I will not purchase anything that I don’t love or will likely become disposable once Fall arrives. The 3 key points to remember with the two outfits below are:  • Invest in high quality basics that can be layered all year long • Spend more on neutral coloured basics that are trend-proof • Mix in bold access Read More...