Tuesday, April 8, 2014

FIFA - Take a Peek Behind the Prep: Behind-The-Scenes with J.Crew

I stepped outside my comfort zone and joined fellow members, who I did not know, of the Futures in Fashion Association on a trip to J.Crew this past Sunday to hear "Very Personal Stylist" Roberta Zelenko talk about how J. Crew at the store level operates, while also giving tips on what to wear during interviews. Before we heard her speak, we were able to shop around the store for a little while. At first, I felt really uncomfortable because I was around clothes I thought I couldn't afford, while the rest of the group got really excited and started browsing right away. I slowly and quietly started looking around and realized "Hey, with an extra 40% off the sale price and my 15% student discount, this is actually a really good deal." I was in desperate need of dress pants, so I focused my attention on those. I tried on a pair of pants that were too big for me, but I was able to find a smaller size in this style for $20.39 (originally $98). It just so happened that the shirt I casually found for $15.29 (originally $49.50) matched perfectly with these pants. Zelenko told us not to wear brown for an interview, but I think a blazer added to this outfit would make it perfect for a business casual dress code.