So yesterday I had an interview. Everything I have read advised that you should wear a suit, so I got one on sale at Nordstrom. I’m not exactly crazy about wearing a suit, or about how it looks on me, but it is what it is (and the blazer really doesn’t fit as badly as this photo makes it look).
That’s what I planned to wear. However, when I got to the school, I found out that the air conditioning was being fixed. I made the decision to switch to my back-up plan because I thought it would be a bit more professional to sacrifice the blazer for the sake of not pouring down sweat. I think I still looked professional, and I actually like the second incarnation of the outfit better.
I felt a lot more comfortable in this outfit. That blouse is silk, and so amazingly soft. I kept things to a classic, black and white with a pop of color palette. I kept the jewelry simple and classic with pearls and a nice watch. I went a little fun with the shoes by going with black patent heels. Overall, I like how it turned out.
What you don’t see here is my interview tool kit, which I took along with me to prevent any problems. I threw into a tote bag: a book to read in case I got to the location too early, a lint roller, compact, tissues, stain remover, back-up heels, a back-up blouse, mints, deodorant, an umbrella etc. While I didn’t end up needing much of this, it gave me great peace of mind to know that I had it. And just to clarify, the tool kit stayed in the car during the actual interview.
The interview went pretty well. I’ll keep you updated, and you’ll be seeing some more interview looks on here soon.