Today’s Outfit: Work-Ready Mark Retro Dress

Today, we’re featuring Jaclyn, wearing this work-ready “Retro So Right” dress from mark. This relaxed silhouette has an attached sash tie to define the waist and a black and tan painterly print with pops of this year’s hottest color, tangerine. This dress is both figure-flattering and eye-catching!

As you can see, this gorgeous dress looks very work-appropriate, but it’s also feminine and a little bit sexy. (Course anything looks sexy on Jaclyn because she’s so gorgeous!)

She’s wearing this fabulous dress with basic black tights and black pumps for a totally work-appropriate outfit that is ready for an evening out on the town as well! Find more amazing and unique pieces like this from mark.com. You can also browse their best holiday gift guide ever for Gift Ideas to suit almost anyone on your list.

Today’s Outfit

Dress: Mark Retro So Right Dress
Shoes: Mark Straight Up Sassy Heels
Tights: Mark Black Opaque Tights

New: Premium Pants from Gap

We all know Gap is a go-to for wardrobe basics.  Now they’re debuting a premium pants line.  Great timing– pants are everywhere for Fall!

Our customers know that they can trust us to deliver perfect-fit jeans,” says Gap’s EVP of Design, Patrick Robinson. “But we recognize that our customers need options for all the occasions in their lives. To bridge this gap, we took our denim attitude and applied it to tailored pants – cool style, elegant chic and leg-lengthening shapes that will take our customers through, seven days a week, no matter the time or place.”

In addition to carefully engineered fits and materials that combine style and performance, thoughtful details define this tailored collection. Detailed waistbands—unique to each and every style—add a personal touch. Women’s pieces feature sophisticated, tactile finishes with modern bi-stretch materials cut to create a fluid, feminine drape. Price tags are as modern as the fits: the range starts at $49.50 and tops out at just $59.50.

Check out the new styles below:

Gap Really skinny pants Gap Really skinny pants

Introducing our really skinny. Taking a cue from our supremely stylish skinny jean, this is our sleekest and sexiest pant. The perfect dose of stretch combined with a super slim, fitted silhouette make this ultra-trendy pair a true knockout. – High-quality bi-stretch cotton pants. Sits below the waist. Skinny through the hip and thigh. Slim leg opening. Hook & bar closure, zip fly. Back yoke.


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Gap Boy fit pants (plaid) Gap Boy fit pants (plaid)

Introducing our boy fit. Inspired by vintage menswear styling, this is our most fashion-forward pant. Super-chic with a tapered leg and a perfectly slouchy silhouette. Style tip: try it with sky-high heels to show off the stacked leg. – High-quality stretch poly blend pants. Sits below the waist. Easy through the hip and thigh. Tapered leg that stacks at the ankle. Slightly dropped crotch. Hook & bar closure, zip fly. Mini button-flap welt pocket, front on-seam pockets. Faux back pockets to ensure smooth, clean line.


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Gap Slim cropped pants Gap Slim cropped pants

Introducing our slim cropped. Smart and structured, this pant is a modern classic. Whether paired with a T and flats or a blazer and heels, you?re sure to look polished and feel cool. – High-quality bi-stretch cotton pants. Sits below the waist. Fitted through the hip and thigh. Slim leg opening. Extended tab with hook & bar closure, zip fly. Front slant pockets. Faux back pockets to ensure smooth, clean line. Cropped length.


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Gap Perfect trouser pants Gap Perfect trouser pants

Introducing our perfect trouser. Ready to work overtime, this pair is designed to flatter all shapes. A perfectly tailored silhouette gives way to a slightly flared leg. The end result: stylish, poised looks. – High-quality stretch poly blend pants. Sits at the waist. Straight through the hip and thigh. Flared leg opening. Hook & bar closure, zip fly. Front slant pockets. Faux back pockets to ensure smooth, clean line.


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Gap Modern boot pants Gap Modern boot pants

Introducing our modern boot. The little black dress of the pant world, this pair is sophisticated by day and sexy by night. A flattering fit that contours to your body features a leg-lengthening, boot cut silhouette. – High-quality stretch poly blend pants. Sits below the waist. Slim through the hip and thigh. Boot leg opening. Hook & bar closure, zip fly. Front slant pockets. Faux back pockets to ensure smooth, clean line.


What do you think?  Will you be purchasing pants this Fall?

How to Dress for a Job Interview for Less Than $100

With the unemployment rates hovering at 10%, chances are a lot of you are looking for work. If you’ve been missing out on a paycheck for months, cutting corners where there are none left, and have nothing left to spend on an interview outfit, don’t fret. Ryan Kohnen gives 5 tips on how to dress appropriately for a job interview for less than $100.

Who is Ryan Kohnen? He is a 29-year-old entrepreneurial phenom who never would’ve gotten where he is today if he didn’t know how to look the part. I’ve included his top 5 ways to dress for an interview for less than $100 below.

Top 5 Ways to Dress for a Job Interview for Less Than $100

    1) Go monochromatic. Dressing in one color is always polished and can make up for the fact that your suit isn’t Armani.
    2) Develop a relationship with a tailor. Even a $20 pair of Gap dress pants are interview-worthy if they fit right.
    3) Discount retailers and off-season sales are your friends. Last season’s perfectly fashionable castoffs can be yours for often one quarter of the price.
    4) Separates are an option, especially in neutral colors. A navy cardigan can replace a navy jacket-especially when paired with a navy pencil skirt.
    5) Limit jewelry. It can tend towards expensive or showy, and neither will do you any favors while you’re looking for work.

Kohnen knows of what he speaks. In his new book Young Professional’s Guide to Success, he pulls together the advice of over 70 CEOs, top executives, and community leaders- people like Cindi Bigelow, President of Bigelow Tea Company; Hala Moddelmog, CEO of Susan G. Komen For The Cure; Essie L. Calhoun, Chief Diversity Officer of Eastman Kodak Company; and Ellen J. Kullman, CEO of DuPontÑand and proves that not only will you find the right job, he will show you how to do it.

Find out more about the book at www.YPSuccess.com

If you could speak with Ryan Kohnen, what would you ask him?