Opportunity Knocks

posted on: October 23, 2012


Sparkly Jacket and Burgundy Pants from Aritzia // Grey Tee from The Gap // Jeffrey Campbell 99 Booties // Black Clutch from Nella Bella // Ring from Front and Company // Necklace from Plum // Sunglasses from Barefoot Contessa



Does anyone else find it difficult to explain how they got to where they are today?  Whether it’s pertained to life in general, this blog, or my career, I often struggle to find the words to describe my journey.  It was just recently, however, that I was explaining my career path to a new acquaintance, and she summed it all up for me.  I’m an opportunist.  Yes, I’ve worked very (very) hard to get here, but the reason I am fortunate enough to be in such a great spot in my life, my blog, and my career is that I’ve jumped at the right opportunities.

That is why I’m especially excited to have the chance to tell YOU about a great opportunity.  Aritzia has personally extended an invite to all you wonderful aliciafashionista.com fans to join their team.  They are currently looking for some awesome individuals (like you) to fill some part time and full time positions for all of their locations, just in time for the holidays!

Holiday hiring_staff and bloggers

My personal experience in the fashion industry began as a part time sales associate for a local clothing company.  I gained the knowledge I needed at store level and worked my way up within the company until I landed a sweet gig in their head office.  If I hadn’t put the time in and learned the operational side of things, it’s doubtful that I would have been as successful landing a role in their head office.  That’s why I want to make sure you don’t brush off this kind of opportunity.  If you’ve been wanting a change, then consider this your sign.

The time has come to dig up that resume and send it in to erin@aritzia.com.  You’ll be contacted soon after and invited for an interview at Aritzia’s Vancouver office.  This is your chance to charm them and get yourself an awesome new job.  Tell them that Alicia Fashionista sent ya, and let me know how it goes!


  1. Nice outfit! I like that jacket!


  2. I'm in love with this look! Those pants are amazing especially the color and that jacket is just perfect. You look stunning as always.


  3. Fun Fact: Numerous studies have been done to demonstrate the connection between optimism and opportunity. People with a positive outlook are far more likely to see and connect with opportunities than their Debbie Downer counterparts. You created your super rad reality. You also created that super rad outfit. Coincidence? I think not.

  4. Loving the trousers!

    xo Jennifer


  5. love how you tucked the shirt into the trousers! very effortless and chic.. and that jacket is amaze!

  6. Babe!!! Love that colour on you! And that jacket is too fun :)
    <3 Kastles

  7. Aw, lovely Alicia, thank you for your sweet comment today!! I still have my fingers crossed for a little bloggy date with you - once I'm back on my feet & fully re-covered/with my health intact! :) And... this look is seriously sensational. I adore the hue of the pants and the texture on that blazer is amazing! Smooches! V

  8. gorgeous outfit and lovely post!

  9. It's very sweet of you to offer this opportunity to your readers! I adore your trousers & the casual vibe of the Tshirt with the jacket goes so well with them! Great post! Xo

  10. This a perfect fall look! I always love these pants on you and love them even more in this gorgeous eggplant. You look fabulous! Also, I SO wish Aritzia was in Kelowna. C'est la vie.

  11. Love this look! Those pants are amazing!


    xo, Christina

  12. You're wearing the blazer I have been admiring in the Aritzia windows for the last while! It's nice to see it on someone - you wear it well!

  13. I love your pants!!!
    you look great

  14. Those trousers and wedges together are a great combo!!


  15. How gorgeous do you look in this outfit?! I LOVE the styling you did with the items you chose. So fall appropriate and chic, in a very unique way. I can't wait to see how you'll wear these items separately too!

    It was good to see you quickly yesterday and I'm glad we were able to avoid the rain! I'll dropbox the photos over to you ASAP!


  16. This whole look is gorgeous and I love the color on you!

    Beautiful blog!

  17. I really love this look! So pretty and unexpected!

  18. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I've been reading yours for quite a while now so it was super nice to see your comment on my own :) Love that jacket! Also, you always make me want to shop at Plum just because of your lovely outfits.


  19. I would single out all the things I like about this outfit but I love EVERYTHING. you are really pretty girly and I love your blog!

  20. Hattitude Style Blog

    ooooo i love this outfit alicia! those pants are THE Best. this jacket is so awesome as well. love the hint of sparkle. who doesn't?

    talk soon wild child
    Hattitude Style Blog

  21. Great post - love your pants!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  22. Gorgeous outfit! Love the pants and your sun glasses <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella


  23. I like your sense of style!
    The jacket is beautiful! I love the entire outfit!
    Do you want to follow each other?
    If so, follow me and I will follow you back for sure!


  24. Love that metallic jacket with those plum pants - perfect fall colours! I think hard work + taking chances/opportunities sounds like the key to success for sure :)

    Life etc

  25. This outfit is beautiful! I love all the gorgeous colors you've included in this look. That bag is amazing!

    ♥ Meera

  26. I'm soo upset I missed this post when it first went up! I have been searching high and low for a new opportunity. ...For a door to open in my life.

    ..You look great.



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