How to dress for a job interview…

How to dress for a job interview…
Carly Jacobs


My last ‘Why don’t you…‘ post was quite popular so I thought I might make it a regular feature.

Why don’t you…

* Wear a crisp white dinner shirt with French cuffs and fasten them with spectacular and masculine cufflinks? And add a splash of red lippy?

* Drape yourself in head-to-toe black in marvelous shapes and textures and finish the look with brilliant silver stilettos? Chopsticks in your hair?

* Carry your documents in a vintage leather notebook cover? 

* File your nails into short squares and paint them nude pink? Perhaps paint your pinkies with glitter so they sparkle when you gesture with your hands?

* Pluck your eyebrows into sweeping arches to make sure you look very, very alert?

* Abandon your usual heady scent and spritz yourself with some fresh rose oil?

* Wear a lace blouse? With a stiff black pants suit?

* Slather your hands with cream and wear cotton gloves to bed? For silky smoothness when you shake hands?

* Polish your shoes? And see that they compliment your handbag?

In loving memory of Diana Vreeland

Love Lady Smaggle





  1. Sal 13 years ago

    Love these. I’m in the middle of creating a 20-minute presentation on dressing for interviews and meetings that I will give to a class of college juniors next Tuesday. Gotta say, I’m gonna go more conservative for those greenies … but I’d do some of this myself for a job interview!

  2. Nadist 13 years ago

    Cool! 🙂

  3. Hailey 13 years ago

    Yes, these are great posts. you have quite the creative mind. Love the sparkly pinkies.

  4. KD 13 years ago

    Love love love! These posts are amazing!

  5. WendyB 13 years ago

    Good ones!

  6. princessnaea 13 years ago

    OOOO good tips. I’ll keep them in mind if I ever get an interview…

  7. Marianne 13 years ago

    I do love these. I like the idea of glittery pinkies, I haven’t worn glitter varnish for years…

  8. Kerrin 13 years ago

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoy my “smaggle fix” each day – it’s the highlight of my working day!

  9. Sarah 13 years ago

    The sparkly pinkies sound excellent, and it looks like I’m not the only one who thinks so 🙂 I also like the idea of mixing femininity with masculinity with the lace blouse, black suit combo, nice post! Although, I can’t wear nail polish anymore and the only jacket I’ll be wearing is a Chef’s jacket…

  10. Anna 13 years ago

    Great post. I think I saw you in Hansel and Gretel today, so if you were wondering why the girl making coffee was staring at you, I was just trying to work out if it was you. I thought it might be a bit odd to ask a stranger ‘Are you lady smaggle?’ 🙂

  11. Lauren 13 years ago

    These are lovely and very inspirational!

  12. songy 13 years ago

    I just had one of those last week. I wish I found you before then. Dang.
    Love the tips although I went for a nude lippy instead of red.

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