Thursday, 14 March 2013

OOTW-FIRST THREE DAYS

Hi guys,
How is your week going? I hope it is going as planned, I have been great too, thanks for asking :)
It has been  a while since i did an outfit post,  so i decided to do one today. This post is about my outfits of the week  as the title of this post implies, but obviously the week has not ended so i decided to do the first 3 days of the week.

Enjoy the pictures....



 I wore this simple assemble on Monday. i wanted to look sexy yet simple. Do you like it?





Dress and bag by Teeshogs Clothier, Shoes by Atmosphere, Wristwatch by DKNY, Accessories by H&M, Shades by Carrera

I decided to add a bit of color and blings on Tuesday.  Do you like the way i packed my hair? i  got bored of the other styles and decided to do a bit of thinking and this was what came to mind.








Chiffon shirt and skirt by Teeshogs Clothier, Bag and sandal by Teeshogs Clothier,Belt by Moschino,

Here  is what i wore on Wednesday. I love blazers and the magic that comes with it, they make an outfit look so much better.
 




All my outfits were made by TEESHOGS CLOTHIER, you can check the website here

Thanks for passing by....

Your feedbacks will be highly appreciated.


 

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Monday, 11 March 2013

THE POLISHED PROFESSIONAL PART 2


Hello,  it has being a minute, sometimes life has a way of making you extra busy. How are you all doing?
I got alot of positive response from the part one of this post which was for the women, so here is the part two.
To the men, l am sorry i do not have alot of pictures but i will explain as much as i can so you all can understand. I will be going straight to the point about what you need to wear and how you should look, having explained  the importance of looking professional for an interview in my previous post here.

SUIT: I will like to start with the suit,invest in your suit, spend some money, quality is cheap in the long run. Make sure it fits, sleeves should not be too short or too long,  pants not too high or too long.

Navy blue, dark brown, black or a dark grey are good suit colors, some dark brown suits are nice but i believe they should be avoided if possible, earth tone colors are not formal enough. Black suits are formal in more ways than one but they are  sometimes inappropriately flashy, so avoid going for the shinning suit materials.

To be on the safer side, you can try to stick to a two or three  buttoned two piece suit, four buttoned suits may be seen as too trendy and three piece suits may be viewed as  too much.







Shirt Color and Collar: Shirts look more powerful in plain white/blue/pink or any light color. White shirts are the safest and most conservative. Cream, almond and pale-blue shirts are also fine as long as they are solid without stripes or patterns, and if you are going to wear a stripped or patterned shirt, do  not wear a stripped or patterned pants too. Point collars are recommended for an interview, but spread collars are okay too. As much as possible, try to stick to an 100% cotton shirt for an interview, you don't want to look cheap.
Shirt must be starched and ironed appropriately.


Tie Color and Size: Wear a tie between 2 ¾ and 3 ½ inches wide. They should have a traditional pattern and be made of pure silk. No "trendy" ties or anything made of something besides 100% silk. Your tie should reach, but not exceed, the top of your belt buckle. Do not wear a bow-tie to an interview.


The Knot: Windsor knots are generally preferred at job interviews because they're considered the most conservative. Four-in-hand knots are fine as well. Knots should be neat and fit within the space created by your choice of collar. If you insist on wearing an alternative knot style, choose a white dress shirt with a spread collar that will accommodate it.
Windsor Knot




Shoe Color and Style:  Shoes!  I’m sure you’ve heard about how men are best described by the shoe they wear? Well, I don’t know how true that is but if you’re going to ace that interview, you’d better start hunting for the right shoe. Interviewees should wear black, oxblood or brown leather shoes, i will recommend shoes with laces. Black shoes are strongly recommended because they match almost with any suit and are easy to coordinate with a belt. Rubber soles are okay if they are low-profile (without noticeable treads). No loafers! And try to have them polished.



Belt: Your belt should always match your shoe color.



Socks: Socks should be dark and coordinate with your suit, DO NOT wear a pink,white or all those bright color socks. They should be long enough so that no one can see your leg when you are seated.


Jewelry: Only wedding rings are universally permissible for men. You should remove all other jewelry, including earrings, for an interview. Cufflinks provided that they are small and conservative are fine.


Briefcases: A small leather briefcase or portfolio is recommended to carry your notebook and resume. Do not bring a large briefcase or backpack with you. You can also take with you a thin wallet.



Cologne: Use little cologne, or none at all. Don't smother them in smell.


Hair: Hair should be nicely shaved, trimmed or shave it clean. Shorter hair is generally preferred. For the young men, this is not the time to fight for your rights to work in dreadlocks, that will come later when you have the job.  Facial hair is discouraged, although well-groomed mustaches are usually okay.

There, am done. I hope i have being of help to someone. Please check back for the part 3.

Good luck with your  interview.

Thanks for stopping by, please drop your feedbacks.

Cheers

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

THE POLISHED PROFESSIONAL PART 1

''The way you look may not make up for poor performance, but it could give you a competitive edge in your  career.''  

Today's post is about our professional life. Two to three readers requested for a post on how to dress to a job interview. I did not want this post to be longer than it is, so i decided to divide it into 2, the first one which is this, is for the ladies, the second will be for the men.

Job interview is a process we all go through one day, and it often happens that we feel unsure of what to say or how to behave. It is said that the first 30 seconds people come in contact with us, they form an impression which is based solely on what they see, hear or perceive, so you want to dress appropriate to a job interview . 

The pressure you feel when going for an interview is a normal thing as everything happens for the first time once. But to achieve a success you need something else beside professionalism, you need good appropriate clothing. Taking into an account the fact you wish to be hired you need to dress for success.
This may sound a bit silly but clothes are of high importance for creating first impressions. Your outfit may be as essential as your resume information.

When you walk in through a door, although no one has ever seen you before, you create what the socio psychiatrists call the ''threshold effect''.

What your image says about you:
  • Your socio-economic status
  • Your level of education
  • Your age
  • Your emotional state of mind
  • Your level of sophistication
  • Your moral character.

Well dressed people are perceived as:
  • More productive
  • Intelligent
  • Responsible
  • Personally acceptable
  • Hardworking
  • Taking their work seriously.
The number one piece of advice I'd give you is that you should dress as if you already have the job, so you don't dress too much or anything , just dress to fit in with everyone else but walk in with the attitude that you are pretty much expecting to find out how much they are going to pay you and when you will start.

When going for an interview, you have to be prepared. The first step in determining what to wear to your interview is to do some research. Find out what business sphere the firm works in, talk to other people who have worked there if you have an opportunity, even walk past their office to see what current employees are wearing if you you can!

If you’re going to be interviewed for a job in the fashion industry, get to know the style of the company you wish to work for.
If it is a designer, know their line and what it represents.
If it is a PR agency, try to find out about their clients and their styles, etc.  This will help you to understand which wardrobe choice you should make.


Generally it is advised to wear professional business dresses. So if you feel unsure of what to wear go as conservative (i.e navy blue, black, grey or dark brown) as you can with your wardrobe. Being overdressed is always better than being under dressed!
As you must have understood your style of dressing has to depend much on the industry the company works in. Here are some sample outfits for you to consider....

You can put a bit of your style in your outfit, the shoe and bag in this outfit makes it more stylish.

If the company is business causal, you can do without a blazer or suit.

The blazer does all the work for this outfit, it gives it a sophisticated professional look.

This is another business causal outfit.

The red pack is a panty-hose for those that would like that.

If you are not sure of the dress code for the interview, simple and chic look is the best. You will never go wrong with a basic black skirt suit or pants, a white collared shirt, classic black pumps, a black bag and a pearl necklace.






When you’re interviewing for a job in a creative field, you can usually dress a little more creatively for the interview.  Unless you’re sure that the office will be very casual, dress fairly formally, adding personal touches like a bright handbag to your outfit.  Don’t be afraid to show off your personality, but keep your look chic and classy at all times.

If you’re interviewing with a fashion magazine, you should go trendier than normal to show that you understand current fashion.  Don’t be over-the-top though, you still need to look professional.  Even though it might be a dream job, it’s still a job!  Remember that when you’re getting dressed for it.

Hair & Makeup

When it comes to doing your hair and makeup for a job interview, just remember: less is more.  You should try to look as polished as possible while still keeping your makeup simple and understated.
Do Wear:
  • Your hair in a clean and simple style
  • Concealer if you need it
  • A small amount of translucent powder to get rid of shine
  • Mascara
  • Neutral-toned lip gloss or lipstick
  • A small amount of eyeliner & neutral eyeshadow (optional)
Don’t Wear:
  • Your hair dirty.
  • Tons of caked-on foundation
  • Smokey eye makeup
  • Brightly colored eyeshadow
  • Glittery or super bright lip gloss
Other Things to Avoid or Look out for:
  •  Avoid slips, bra or panty line that shows.
  • Avoid unpolished or rundown shoes.
  • Height of shoes should be medium or low, solid colors to start with.
  • Invest in scarfs, blazers and good but simple accessories.
  •  When it comes to jewellery, stick to the bare essentials. Go for smart sleek designs for a sophisticated and professional look, ear studs, a single bracelet, a slim chain and pendant combo for the neck should do fine. one ring per hand.
  • If in doubt, don't wear it.
  • leggings
  • Avoid showing your 4B's (behind, bust, back, belly)
  • Tight and short skirts, pants and dresses.
  • chewing gum and coffee
  • Gadgets should be on silence.
  • cover tattoos.
  At the end of the day, dressing for an interview is about dressing for the job you want, and showing your professionalism via your clothing choices.

You’re dressed like a winner. Now, look into the mirror and perfect the winner look and attitude. Square that shoulder, stand straight, look in the eye. And stride ahead in the corporate ladder.

 If you follow the tips above, I know your next interview will be that much more successful.

If you have any questions, click the comment link and ask away, also your feedback will be appreciated!
Thank you for stopping by....

Cheers. 

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Sunday, 3 March 2013

IS SHE A FASHION LOVER


Happy weekend,

Today's feature is on Teju Tobun's fashion style.

According to Teju, fashion is a means of self expression.
She believes there is inherent joy to be derived with what one wears and how it is worn.
To her, comfort and comportment is a woman's guide to choosing a personal style.

Although Teju is not the type to experiment, being stoic in her approach,  she still likes to creatively match colors together.
Playing the hues with the tones every now and then to bring about that easy and sassy feminine look.

Teju's style stands out because it is really comfortable and chic.

Enjoy the pictures.....








I hope you liked the pictures? Thank you for stopping by.

Kindly, send me an email on taiwoolushoga@yahoo.com if you would like to feature on my blog.
Thank you for  stopping by.

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Saturday, 2 March 2013

IS SHE A FASHION LOVER

Hey guys,
How is the weekend going? Today's feature is on Ola's style.
Her perspective to fashion borders on dynamism and a solid casualness.
She approaches her choice of outfits in an evolving manner. To her looking good means never staying the same.

Ola admires modern-thinking and creative designers who step out with new and unique designs.
To her, being modish is all about having the right mien or demeanor of fit in whatever you have on you.
Although, not forgetting the intuition to tweak it correctly, a female's statue and look is a necessary complement to whatever she has on.

Ola defines her style  as classically chic and sophisticated.
She does not like to try too hard, am sure you all see that, she keeps it colorful yet stylish.

What I like most about Ola's style is her love for colors. She blends them colors well(especially blue, which we have in common) and is never afraid to show it.

Enjoy the pictures...






Thanks for stopping by. I hope you liked the pictures.
Talk to you soon.

Kindly, send me an email on taiwoolushoga@yahoo.com if you would like to feature on my blog.
Cheers...
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