Guest Post: NCsquared Life

I'm currently traveling through Africa on my honeymoon, but I've lined up a handful of guest posts from my favorite blogs while I'm gone. Enjoy!

You may recognize Nikki - she helped me out with a Third Thursday Threads as a co-host previously. Her blog is great - she has awesome style, is witty, and shares some awesome DIY projects. And the outfit she chose for today? It's the perfect classic outfit with a twist, which is a huge love of mine right now!

You can follow NCsquared Life on instagram, twitter, and of course on bloglovin.

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Hi, WCIS readers! I’m Nikki and I’m super excited to be guest posting for Bri while she’s on her honeymoon. It sounds like she has an amazing trip planned and I’m a little jealous. I’m a full-time graduate student finishing up my master’s degree in public health. My blog, NCsquared Life, is a life and style blog that mostly documents my daily style with a little bit of life and DIY from my husband, Nick, sprinkled in. Hence the name: Nick C. + Nikki C. = NCsquared or (NC)

I worked in an office for about 6 years before attending grad school, so I’ve learned a thing or two about work clothes. My grad program is very casual so I’ve spent the last two years building up my casual wardrobe. However, I’m graduating in May so the time has come to brush off my pencil skirts and show my trousers some love. The outfit I’m sharing with you today is one that I’ve put together for job interviews. It’s perfect for just about any office setting because of the pencil skirt, button up, and cardigan, and I’ve added a little splash of my own personality with my shoes – they’re my special sparkly birthday shoes.

Of course, you should always do your homework before going to an interview to get a feel for the office and the dress code. If you’re interviewing in a more conservative setting, it might be prudent to switch out sparkly shoes with something a little more classic, and it would be easy to swap out the pencil skirt for nice slacks or the cardigan for a blazer - whatever you're most comfortable in. I also like keeping my jewelry  simple - especially necklaces - so they don't distract the interviewer away from my face. I don't know if that's a real tip that professionals use but it's one that works for me. And for now, I’m going to keep rocking these sparkly beauties :-)

Interview Outfit | 

NCsquared Life
Top & Skirt: Banana Republic | Cardigan & Belt: Target | Shoes: Fioni via Payless |
Posted on February 20, 2015 .