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Fashion Jobs – Midi Skirts

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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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

Pim + Larkin Basic Midi Skirt • Pim • $59.97, available at Piperlime

Tinley Road Midi Skirt • $79.00, available at Piperlime

Pure Sugar Jacquard Midi Skirt • $69.97, available at Piperlime

JOA Midi Organza Skirt • Sorbet • $59.97, available at Piperlime

By: Bree Aylwin, writer of The Urban Umbrella | @urbanumbrella29

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Fashion Jobs – Actively Chic

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

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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.

 

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Ann Taylor Drapey Pants, $102.16
J.Crew Turner Pant, $98 USD

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Aerie Skinny Jogger, $43.72
LOFT Mosaic Print Drapey Ankle Pants in Marisa Fit, $63.12

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Club Monaco Mariam Pant, $159.50
H&M Joggers, $39.95

 

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Gap Side-Zip Track Pants, $49.95
Rag & Bone Lena Wool-Jersey Track Pants, $350 USD, available at Net-a-Porter

 

By: Liz Doré, Toronto

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

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

 

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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 off? What if you decided to take a year off of work? Since you’ll most likely be making your first impression during the interview, it’s important to understand how a hiring manager may perceive what you say. Having made many hiring decisions in the past, Christie certainly has her fair share of advice to share about the dos and don’ts of answering the unanswerable.

 

Christie: “I know that job seekers want to be honest with their interviewers, but it’s important to view yourself through the eyes of a hiring manager first. Although you may have had a bad experience in a past position, I always tell candidates to never play the role of the victim, even if your past management was at fault. No interviewer wants to hear a candidate bad-mouthing their previous company in any way because we will immediately wonder what you may say about OUR company if we were to hire you. Internal company discord should be kept separate from the interview discussion.  If asked the question of why you are leaving your current company, try and keep the topic of the conversation on the new company. Perhaps your old job didn’t offer you enough growth opportunities which you believe the new position would? Do you feel like the culture of the new company is a better fit for your personality and style? These are all great ways to keep the focus of the interview on why you want to work for the company you are interviewing for while still answering the original question of why you are leaving your previous role. Even if the situation was bad, never let the “bad” and “negatives” creep into your interview. Stay focused and also positive!

 

Similarly, a gap between the present and your previous term of employment could raise red flags for the interviewer. We want to confirm that you weren’t fired or let go from your previous position. The interviewer is probably wondering why you didn’t wait to find a new job first before resigning from your previous post. A good way to approach this question is to attribute the period of absence from employment to self-improvement of any sort. Even if you were just taking a break to switch gears, make sure that you don’t come off as lazy in any way. Instead, frame the time off as a means to work on yourself so that you could become better for it. It’s important to reassure the interviewer that you are most definitely ready to re-enter the work force with all of the newfound takeaways from your period of absence. Remember, everyone wants a go-getter! And while a lot of what you say comes down to the delivery itself, your words do have an impact on how the interviewer will perceive you. If you are unsure, then air on the side of caution when answering tough questions, while placing a larger emphasis on what you can bring to the new role. ”

Photo: Laura McIntosh

 

By: Anna Zhao

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Office Style: The Pencil Skirt – #SNTFxRobson

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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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. DSC_0196-ddEdit

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September marks a new beginning, and with fashion week looming, there’s inspiration all around. The way you dress is the perfect way to make a statement. When it comes to your career, you don’t want to go overboard with the trends, even if you are working in fashion. While in-the-moment pieces can definitely be incorporated into your work look, I still rely on the basics to tone down any loud items.

 

This week is all about the pencil skirt. The silhouette of a high-waisted pencil skirt is flattering, accentuating the smallest part of your body- the waist. Not only does the length make it work appropriate, there are also many styles and fabrications to choose from. Since we’re heading into fall, I chose a white faux leather pencil skirt. While the basic piece is timeless, the white is a fresh take on leather.  Yes, you CAN wear white after Labour Day. In fact, rocking white during fall is a great way to make a statement.

 

I paired the pencil skirt with a black sweater, sticking to a theme of black and white (colour blocking). I love how the sweater has a built in leather collar, that ties back to the leather of the skirt. When choosing heels for work, I always recommend a lower heel for maximum comfort. These pointed, strappy pumps fit the bill, and the red was a subtle way to work in a pop of colour into my look. I kept my accessories to a minimum, opting for a pair of classic studs as the rest of the pieces already had quite a bit of attitude.

 

The important thing to note is that my finished look featured pieces from various price points. I’m a huge fan of mixing higher and lower price point items. It’s all about mixing the right pieces together to look like and feel like a million bucks.

 

Outfit details: sweater from Club Monaco ($159.50), skirt from Zara ($59.90), heels from Aldo ($90), bracelet ($5.80) and earrings ($4.80) from Forever 21

 

 

Photos taken by Laura McIntosh

 

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Fashion Design Jobs – Shirts With Sayings

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

 

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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 • $33.00, available at ShopBop

Joie Oui Oui Linen Rancher Tee • Joie • $82.80, available at Saks Firth Avenue

Anchor & Buffalo Wonder Tee • $40.00, available at shoptiques.com

Peace Love World You & Me Heather Sleeveless Fashion Parachute Top • $67.99, available at 6pm.com

Laundry Room 100% Happy White Tank Top • $67.00, available at LuLu*s

Peace Love World Summer Love White Oversized Comfy Top • $71.99, available at 6pm.com

Peace Love World Love Compass Deep Sky L2L Light Tank • $34.99, available at 6pm.com

Peace Love World Mia V • $54.99, available at 6pm.com

Peace Love World Love Is My Religion Heather Mia V Fashion Top • $62.99, available at Zappos

PEACE LOVE WORLD ‘Oversized Comfy’ Top • $72.36, available at Nordstorm

By: Bree Aylwin, writer of The Urban Umbrella | @urbanumbrella29

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Fashion Jobs – 10 Tips to Looking Stylish at Work

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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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 out an outfit that you always tend to like on yourself. This outfit will prove as a great back up on those rushed mornings or when the outfit you’ve previously chosen just doesn’t “work”.

3. Have a simple black blazer on hand. A classic black blazer will always layer over a casual look or simple dress and elevate the look to be a bit more office appropriate. We all have our “casual days” but try to sophisticate the look by adding a blazer into the mix.

4. Carry a stain remover pen in your purse. Ever spilt coffee on your crisp white blouse first thing in the morning? Yeah, me too – a stain eraser is a life-saver in these moments!

5. Invest in your shoes. A comfortable pair of flats, great pair of boots or a classic pair of heels can make your outfit. Scuffed, distressed or shoes with holes need to be tossed as they do not exude the level of professionalism that a job requires.

6. Stick to dark denim for work. Reserve your light or distressed denim for weeks.

7. Keep a mini lint roller in your bag. Nothing ruins a professional look like being covered in fluff and lint!

8. Have a great completer handbag. I recently shared my tips to snagging the perfect professional handbag here because nothing polishes a look off like a great structured purse.

9. Have a garment steamer at home! Wrinkly clothes never look professional but you can eliminate this pesky problem easily by just keeping a steam iron at home!

10. Never wear light denim to the office — save that for the weekend!

By: Bree Aylwin, writer of The Urban Umbrella | @urbanumbrella29

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Fashion Jobs – Looking Forward to Fall – Cool Cardis

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

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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.

 

 

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1. Nic + Zoe Double Trim Cardigan, $108 USD

2. Lanvin Intarsia-Knit Beaded Cardigan, $980, available at MATCHESFASHION.COM

3.H&M Fine-Knit Cardigan, $24.95

4. Diane von Furstenberg Intarsia Wool Wrap Cardigan, $330 USD, available at Net-a-Porter

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Weekend:
5. Tibi Mohair Oversize Cardigan, $395

6. J.Crew Merino Wool V-Neck Cardigan, $91.50 USD

7. Joe Fresh Merino Collared Cardigan, $49

8. Hanna Andersson Pointelle Sleeve Cardigan, $119

 

By: Liz Doré, Toronto

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Fashion Design Jobs – Stacked Style

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

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Layered jewelry is still hot this season, and more and more jewelry designers are making achieving this look super simple. If you prefer more delicate styles, try layering a family heirloom necklace in your jewelry box with a longer more modern piece to achieve minimalist style. If you prefer lots of glitz and glam, than two statement necklaces are better than one, and feel free to fill your forearm with bling. Happy layering!

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Style Inspiration – Dainty Layering, Image Courtesy of Jolie Jouel

Stella & Dot Fine Line Pendant, $64

 

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Style Inspiration – Amelia Eichholz Of Colour Bloc, image courtesy of Glitter Guide
Forever 21 Over the Top Bangle Set, $12.80

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Style Inspiration – Black and White Stripes, image courtesy of Cush & Nooks
DANNIJO Gavina II, $595

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Style Inspiration – So Haute, image courtesy of Gold & Gray

J.Crew Alloy Bracelet, $88 USD

 

By: Liz Doré, Toronto

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Career Advice with Christie Lohr – Cover Letters

Friday, August 15th, 2014

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Job hunting is a tedious process that can be downright frustrating at times. In a world where time is money, I’m sure that many of us have been tempted to hit the “apply” button without attaching an individualized cover letter to go with our resume/CV, especially if it is not a listed application requirement. I mean, our work experience and qualifications is what employers actually look at right? Well, Christie would beg to differ. Having worked in recruitment herself, and still currently pre-screening applicant profiles for Style Nine to Five, Christie’s definitely the authority in what recruiters look for in job applications.

 

Christie: “One of the biggest mistakes that a job applicant can make is NOT writing up an individualized cover letter to accompany their resume/CV. Even if the application details do not specify for a cover letter attachment, trust me, recruiters definitely look for them. From my personal recruitment experience, receiving hundreds of applications to a single position is not uncommon. Imagine, within those 100 applications, there will be at least one individual who appears to be more qualified than you. Based on resumes alone, many candidates would simply be disregarded or even forgotten due to the amount of duplicity that occurs in qualifications. A cover letter is then, the best way to stand out amongst the sea of candidates. It’s your way to make an impression on the recruiter and to communicate skills that are not present on your resume. Such skills include knowledge of the company and position, writing ability, and even a bit of your personality. Employers DO appreciate the time that a candidate takes to actually write up a personalized cover letter. How else are they to distinguish amongst the candidates who truly want to work for their company versus those that mass apply to any job opening? Personally, I would only consider candidates who include a cover letter, simply because it shows me that they care enough about the application to personalize it.  A rule of thumb that I would suggest job seekers keep in mind when writing cover letters is to mention the name of the company three times throughout the cover letter: in the intro, the body, and the conclusion. This shows the recruiter your interest in the company in a subtle, but noticeable manner. As a recruiter, we want to know why you want to work for us and not anyone else!”

 

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By: Anna Zhao

Photo by: Laura McIntosh

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Fashion Design Jobs – Office Ready Handbag

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

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When it comes to a handbag for the office, you want something that exudes professionalism. Now that may sound like a tall order, but it’s actually surprisingly easy to find. Primarily what you want to look for is a bag with great structure.  Just like a structured dress or blazer, a structured handbag has an air of sophistication that will always be in style for the office.

A great handbag can really amp up an office look; think of pairing your everyday white blouse & black trousers look with a professionally bold cobalt bag, or that little white dress with a structured bright floral handbag – it’s an easy way to take an office look from plain Jane to bright Betty.

1. Tory Burch ‘Emmy’ Crossbody Tote, $295, available at Nordstorm

2. Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote with Gold Tone Hardware, $295, available at SHOPBOP

3. LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Tate Shopper, $107–178.00, available at Zappos

4. Dooney & Bourke ‘Chelsea – Dillen II Collection’ Leather Tote, $298.00, available at Nordstorm

5. MICHAEL Michael Kors Hamilton Large North/South Tote, $348.00, available at Zappos

6. Tory Burch Ella Nylon Tote Bag, $195.00, available at Neiman Marcus

7. MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Jet Set – Medium’ Chain Shoulder Tote, $198.00, available at Nordstorm

8. MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Saffiano Top Zip Tote, $248.00, available at Zappos 

9. MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma Medium Satchel, $298.00, available at Macy’s

By: Bree Aylwin, writer of The Urban Umbrella | @urbanumbrella29

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