#FFOOTD

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I have always thought interviews to be quite funny. As a society we judge people's personalities instantly by the way they look. How they do their makeup, how they dress... these are all our first key things that we see and analyze to get a better understanding of the person we've just met. Ideally in an interview we would want to portray ourselves 100% authentically - dressing, speaking and acting as ourselves in our truest form so people can discover who we are as quickly as possible. Alas! That is not the case in interviews, we are instead met with an expectation to dress "professionally". A standard look of clean black dress pants or dress skirt, a button up shirt, matching black blazer, closed toe black flats or kitten heels, minimal jewellery, and minimal yet flawless makeup. A standard in which all sense of style one might have is lost. 

The rebel in me just can't do it, so I opt for some small style adjustments that allow me to maintain professionalism but still hold my personal flair. Starting of with switching out a button up with just a plain white shirt. I hate button up blouses. They're so constrictive and make me feel like I'm choking, so I opted for a clean white shirt instead. I then switch it up with a set of clean black skinnies and a silky, slightly-leopard-print-but-so-faint-you-can-barely-see-it blazer. My feet are also slightly less traditional with a professional shape but unconventional colour, I ended up choosing a pair of white oxford-esque shoes instead of black flats/kitten heels. Finally I added my signature hat and some brighter colour on my lips and I was on my way. 

Hat // Topshop
Blazer // Armani
Top // Topshop
Jeans // Topshop Joni's
Shoes // Topshop

Face:
Chanel Vitalumière Fluide de Teinte Éclat // 10 Limpide
Benefit Boxed Bronzer // Hoola
Tarte Blusher // Natural Beauty
Eyes:
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette // White Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Cherry Cordial, Amaretto
Benefit Mascara // They're Real!
Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip brow Pomade // Taupe + Medium Brown
Lips:
MAC Lustre Lipstick // Syrup
NYX Butter Gloss // Cherry Pie

If you were wondering, the interview was for a school program at SFU that only accepts 20 students a year studying Digital Communications and Social Media Marketing...
I got in. :)
xoxo,
FashionColey Nielsen