Monday, March 15, 2010


Let's pretend I am interviewing for job in a casual office, on a Friday.  Hypothetically, this is what I'd wear.  They say it's better to be overdressed than underdressed for an interview (even a pretend one), but I say if you know exactly what kind of environment you're walking into, it's best to hit the nail on the head.  Neither overdressed nor underdressed, but perfectly appropriate-like.

Since its Friday, jeans would be appropriate for a normal day at the office.  But for an interview?  Even a pretend one?  Just couldn't do it.  Trouser jeans in a dark wash would be ok, but I don't own a pair that fit.  It really doesn't matter though...since this interview only exists in the land of make-believe.  Or does it?

So instead, I don a dark denim pencil skirt.  Casual, yet professional.  A modest, oxford shirt in a conservative print, tucked in...because this is the staple of corporate-casual attire, right?  Right.  But the whole thing is just such a bore that I am utterly dissatisfied until I can find something visually appealing to add to the outfit.  Enter the lime green scarf I purchased in the San Juan airport last week.  In some instances, I almost love this shade of green more than yellow.  Say what!?  I feel like I just betrayed yellow, my current, favorite color-love.

At the risk of looking a bit like a snobbish-preppy, I pop the collar of my oxford and tie the scarf in place.  Viola!

Shirt:  Ralph Lauren, thrifted
Scarf:  Airport Giftshop
Belt:  Kohls (?)
Earrings & Skirt:  Target
Tights:  Walmart
Boots:  JC Penny
Clutch:  Third Willow

Speaking of make-believe, I saw Alice in Wonderland on Friday night.  Unfortunately, the story was only so-so and didn't live up to the hype.  However, it was visually exquisite.  I love the various dresses Alice wears.  I love the Mad Hatter's huge, green eyes.  I love the Red Queen's enormous head.

I had forgotten that Anne Hathaway played the part of the White Queen, so when she first appeared in the movie I thought, "Yeh, I love Anne."  Only I didn't really end up loving her as the White Queen.  I get what she was trying to do/be, but it just came across she was trying.  Oh well, can't win every performance, I suppose.

Unlike the White Queen, I felt Alice was well-cast.  I had never seen Mia Wasikowska in anything before and was a little taken aback in the first scene when I thought she looked sort of sickly.  She has the most lovely, pale skin that made the grayness around her eyes seem odd.  Though as the movie progressed, I thought her more and more beautiful.  And by the time she encountered the Jabberwocky, I was a fan.

I had high hopes for the movie, being such a fan of the latest Willy Wonka.  Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend seeing it for the cost of a full-price theater ticket.  And I definitely wouldn't recommend it for kids under age 8.

Did you see Alice in Wonderland?  What did YOU think?


Anonymous said...

Still haven't seen this yet I can't wait to free up some time to enjoy tim burton's work it looks fantastic in trailer though!!!


out of the mist said...

Noooo...I can´t wait!...
Lovely outfit!
Have anice week!

LyddieGal said...

I like your hypothetical interview outfit -- dressing for the job you want, right?

I think I can love apple green, mustard yellow and (one of my other favorites) turquoise all equally. I may even try to love them all in the same outfit ;)

Chic on the Cheap

Jane W. said...

Love the green with that plaid/checked shirt. And you're rocking the popped collar!

I haven't seen Alice yet...thanks for the tip! Matinee for me.

Kelly said...

Really like this outfit!

My impressions of the movie were pretty much the same as yours, although I'm not a fan of the Alice character. She lacked the "spunk" I think Alice should have. I wasn't wowed by it on the whole but it was pretty to look at!