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Dressing for an interview?

  1. looch

    wonderful pear / 26210 posts

    @SweetiePie: I agree with what you've written (except for the silky shell, lol), and I do have to say, when a woman shows up to interview in a button down shirt and a black suit, it feels like they've read some kind of "what to wear on an interview" list.

  2. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    @looch: Haha we can agree to disagree on the silky shell.
    I honestly mean any nice blousy/Shell type shirt! But I do love a nice matte silk shell
    Agree on the "what to wear on an interview" comment.
    I was also told once when I WAS wearing suits to at least not wear a white shirt. Because it is too basic and doesn't stand out. I was told to wear a button down or blouse with some color so that it would stand out and be easier to remember.
    "Remember Sweetiepie?"
    "Which one was that?"
    "The one in a white blouse and black suit"
    "Which one???"


    "The one in the suit and pale pink blouse"
    "Oh yeah, that one"

    Just a silly example, but that's how a recruiter once explained it to me.

  3. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    @Anagram: @SweetiePie: @looch: (and to everyone else that I can't tag because I am on the wrong page!) Thank you!!

    I have spent an embarrassing amount of time looking at this point. Like, truly it should not be this hard.

    I found a blazer at NY&Co, but they didn't have my size in stock. They had one that was too big, which looked kind of silly. I am in this awkward place where the plus sized stores , the clothes seem too big, but in "normal" stores, everything is too small. I am right between a 16 and 18 I think. And every time I find something online, they don't have it in stock in the store.

    3 Targets, 2 Old Navys, 2 huge malls. Seriously, this can't be this hard. I am totally overthinking this.

  4. looch

    wonderful pear / 26210 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: How tall are you? Is it possible you're a petite? I always recommend a department store, have you tried something with a dedicated womens department?

  5. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    @looch: hmm...I feel like I am the very opposite of petite ;)but no to department stores...i walked in and out of several but i always get so overwhelmed because there is so much everywhere. I should probably try that. do you have a favorite?

  6. tinyperson

    pomegranate / 3858 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: If you have a short torso, a petite jacket in the right size might work better - I have a really short torso as well, and that usually works best for me. I can't do petite pants - they're too short, but petite tops are much better proportioned for me.

  7. avivoca

    watermelon / 14467 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: I'm the same way. In this case, I would definitely try to get a sales associate to help me. They should know the inventory well and be able to help you find something.

  8. looch

    wonderful pear / 26210 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: I am officially "petite" in height, I am 5'4" and while I can wear petite tops, I can't do bottoms because the rise is too short in pants.

    I personally love Lord and Taylor, I have had great luck there over the years and I find that the salespeople really know their stuff. They'll pull sizes for you. I also like Macys and Nordstrom. Don't be intimidated, I get there is a ton of stuff in there, but you're looking for a specific thing so someone should be able to help you narrow your focus.

  9. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    @tinyperson: @avivoca: @looch: I am 5'7", but my legs are disproportionately long, and it makes my torso seem really short I think. I am always trying to buy longer tops, because they make me feel less stumpy (hence why tucking in my shirt always feels so awful! haha). I feel like petite sizes would be even shorter, wouldn't they? Maybe I am going about this all wrong.

    I seriously need to go on that "what not to wear" show and have someone help me

  10. avivoca

    watermelon / 14467 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: I'm 5'5" and have very long legs/arms and a short torso. I can't wear petite items up top because the sleeves would be too short, but I do find that I look okay in a tucked top/pencil skirt because my pencil skirts come up to my waistline (around my belly button), so it's intentional. It also highlights my smallest point, so I look slimmer because everything is hitting above my mom tummy.

  11. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    Colorful blazer?

  12. Mrs. Lemon-Lime

    wonderful pea / 17279 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: with dark slacks/ skirts...yes!

  13. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    Ok ladies, for those of you still playing along

    I got a royal blue blazer and a black suit jacket with an off white blouse to go underneath. I like both, but the black feels a little formal and I'm afraid it won't match the pants I already bought. I'll be returning one of them. I'm leaning toward blue I think...

  14. autumnleaves

    pear / 1622 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: I would wear the royal blue blazer with black pants. I am happy you found something. Good luck tomorrow!

  15. looch

    wonderful pear / 26210 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: I'd go with the royal blue blazer. I really think it's difficult to match blacks, expecially with fabric contents being different. If you want it to look like a suit, you should buy the pieces together.

    Good luck!!!

  16. Madison43

    persimmon / 1483 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: I think the blue sounds nice! I love colored blazers.

  17. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    Ah! I got the job you guys! Hurray! Thank you for all of your help!

    I will say, I walked into the building and immediately saw like 6 people there in suits. I panicked a little and was really glad I went with the blazer. Turns out they were all there for a meeting, and the people I was interviewing with were in business casual (whew) but it definitely got my attention haha Apparently it is a more formal environment at the central office than it is at any of the branches.

  18. mediagirl

    hostess / wonderful persimmon / 25556 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: congratulations!! Will you be working at the one in your town?

  19. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    @mediagirl: The job is with the overall association, which covers the entire triangle area. I may actually have a program out your way!

  20. mediagirl

    hostess / wonderful persimmon / 25556 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: that's fantastic! Congratulations!

  21. Mrs.KMM

    grapefruit / 4355 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: Congratulations!

  22. Pumuckl

    pomegranate / 3601 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: Yay, congratulations! So happy for you!

  23. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    @mediagirl: @Mrs.KMM: @Pumuckl: Thank you!!

  24. Eko

    nectarine / 2148 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: congratulations! I'm glad it all worked out!

  25. Mrs. High Heels

    blogger / eggplant / 11551 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: congratulations!!!!

  26. Mrs. Lemon-Lime

    wonderful pea / 17279 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: congrats!

  27. Rocker2014

    persimmon / 1367 posts


  28. Anagram

    eggplant / 11716 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: congratulations!

  29. Pancakes

    nectarine / 2180 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: Congratulations!

  30. looch

    wonderful pear / 26210 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: That's awesome!

  31. avivoca

    watermelon / 14467 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: Congratulations!

  32. BandDmommy

    pomelo / 5660 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: congrats!!!

  33. Mrs. Lion

    blogger / grapefruit / 4836 posts

    @Eko: @BandDmommy: @avivoca: @looch: @Pancakes: @Anagram: @Rocker2014: @Mrs. Lemon-Lime: @Mrs. High Heels: Thank you!! I am super excited! And a little terrified

  34. SweetiePie

    honeydew / 7463 posts

    @Mrs. Lion: That's awesome! Very excited for you!

  35. mrsbubbletea

    nectarine / 2821 posts



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