Last week I interviewed for a corporate job at the urging of one the lawyers I worked for in my last corporate position (law firm) in Manhattan. Was I looking to go back to full time office work? No, but sometimes things fall into your lap for a reason. Needless to say, the fact that she thought of me for her position was extremely flattering. But yikes, corporate!! Do I even have anything to wear to the interview??
Well, I thought I did. There were a pair of unworn black dress pants from J Crew sitting in my closet for the past two years. Perfect. Black pants, black jacket and a nice top. I'm all set. Around rolls the morning of the interview and hello, my ass and hips can't fill out the damn pants and they look awful. Not even belt loops to try and wrangle them in a bit. I can't go diaper butted to an interview! Ugh!
What's a girl to do??
Since I'm so into taking fashion risks (not), I remembered the gorgeous blouse I got during the Ann Taylor sale that I couldn't wait to wear with my white denim trousers. And, well, I have a great fitting pair of white dress pants in the closet too! Despite my husband's reminder that it is in fact well after Labor Day, I went with it. Hey, it was this or jeans - not much to choose from. So, here is my mid-level corporate, spend your life in a cubicle, job interview look.