Classic: January 8th, 2010
Event: Interview for (meeting regarding) school externship
Outfit: White blouse: JCPenney (borrowed from Mom); Black pleated/pocketed skirt: Banana Republic; Black tights: Kohl’s?; Red patent mary janes: Chinese Laundry via DSW; Multi-chain necklace: World Market/modified (borrowed from Anna); Glasses: Hugo Boss via Costco
This morning (oh so earlyyyy) I had an interview for my upcoming school placement with the SLP who will be
supervising me and the school’s principal. It really was more like a chat and a tour of the school. While that was about what I was expecting, I didn’t actually have any idea what I was in for, so I figured I’d rather overdress than have them think I wasn’t taking it seriously enough. I had to say “No, I’ve never heard of that assessment/methodology/author” a few times more than I would’ve liked, but overall I think it went well. It should be a good experience. Everyone seems really nice, and working with preschool and kindergarten kids for 8 weeks should be a lot of fun. After a semester of adults I am DEFINITELY ready to be back with the population for whom I got into this crazy speech-language pathology gig.
I think this outfit is pretty classic, which just meant I got to break out the new red heels for a pop of color! I have to be careful with this color combination…as a former band nerd, any ensemble with a black skirt/white blouse can really take me back to many performances with rented, ill-fitting versions of these items. When I get to make it my own, though, I think I’m a fan. It also just feels like a “safe” option for an occasion like this without completely taking my own style out of the equation.
Do you have a “go-to” outfit for less formal interviews or meetings? A combination that inspires less than wonderful memories (fashion related or otherwise)?
Photos by Anna