Are Your Clothes Giving Potential Employers The Wrong Impression?

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Back in college, I learned that red is a power color. It shows passion, strength, and boldness. So, whenever I presented in one of my classes, I always wore red. It made me feel powerful and motivating. (It also helped that red is my favorite color.)

Now that I’m getting my professional wardrobe together, I’m wondering whether its colors say the right thing—especially during the first impression of job interviews. So, I did some research (here, here, and here) to find out.…

Pulling Together Your First Professional Wardrobe

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I recently got an internship working at a local college. Not only is it 20 minutes from my house, but it’s also paid. Woo hoo! Networking really works!

I’m going to be working in a professional setting, which means I need a professional wardrobe. My current job requires a uniform, so I haven’t had to think about what a professional wardrobe should consist of—and what I’ll need to buy.

I know don’t want to spend much. I just want to get the essentials.…

Talent Means More Than Fashion For NBA Draft, Job Hopefuls [VIDEO]

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Tonight, 60 young athletes will find new jobs via the 2013 NBA Draft. And while analysts will assign words like “upside” and “length” to many of the picks, I’m hoping to hear just one descriptor: “fashionable.”

Yes, draft pick fashion has been legendary for decades, so much so that I had to include two videos this week (and still, Drew Gooden’s Dr. Evil-esque outfit didn’t make the cut!). The lesson here? Clothes are important when meeting a potential employer, but you’re more important.…

5 Beach Wardrobe Essentials You Can Spice Up On The Cheap

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Over Father’s Day, my family rented a beach house on a whim. I needed a lot of things for the week we’d be gone. There were the essentials (food, water, and shelter), of course. However, another necessity was beach fashion—and not just swimsuits.

A few items are required for the beach. And while it is nice to know the necessaries, it is even better to spice them up. Here are some ideas to make your beach essentials your own.…

Nail Polish Can Help More Than Nails (And Other Quick Fashion Fixes)

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I got a pedicure for the first time a couple weeks ago. I’d never gotten one because I didn’t see the point when I could do the same thing myself for so much cheaper. But, my aunt convinced me try it, saying sometimes you have to pamper yourself.

I actually really enjoyed it. The place wasn’t dirty (my biggest fear), and the employees were attentive. I liked them so much that I got my fingernails done too. But sadly, being a farmer’s daughter, the nail polish didn’t last long.…

Go Vintage By Raiding Your Family’s Closets

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Money is tight this time of year. I’m taking a minimum wage summer job, but that won’t tide me over for long. I want to have fun for my final summer before I graduate and get a full-time job (fingers crossed). But I also want to look good—especially for the picnics, fireworks, and parades on the Fourth of July.

It’s never too early to prepare an outfit for Independence Day. This year, I’m going vintage. That might sound expensive, but not when you’re looking through your family’s closets. While looking through my parents’ closets, I found some amazing clothes. I bet you can discover some similar looks that work for you and your budget too.…

The Best Times To Find Clothes, Candy, And More On Sale

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This past weekend, my cousin and I went to the mall to chat. Of course, while we walked and talked, we skimmed the clearance racks—and found some amazing deals.

Long-sleeve shirts for $3; pea coats, fuzzy boots, and glitter heels for less than $15; and clearance clothing 40% off its marked-down price! At Charlotte Russe, I bought a pair of black, pleather boots that were originally $42.50 for just $10.

So, how do you find amazing deals like these?…