A few months ago, Meghan went out and bought a new wardrobe thanks to her weight loss and inspired me to buy a handful of nicer tops. I'm loving the fact that peasant-style blouses are back in, so I grabbed a few of them in different colors. When I had the interview about a month ago for the GA position, I went and got a pair of dress capris.
Last week, another dress shirt that was more summery than the shirts I got for the committee interviews. It was paired with those dress capris. (In black, will I ever realize I have a cream-colored cat?) I wasn't looking at the big picture, because I'd had two previous interviews and didn't get the jobs-besides, they were campus jobs where it wouldn't matter if I wore casual pants.
I got the job.
Sunday night, as I'm figuring out what to wear, the realization that 'crap, I don't have enough appropriate attire that fits' came to the fore. Yesterday and today, I was fine. I've got another pair of pants for Thursday and need to go through my old dress attire to see if there's anything that fits.
I think the realization is setting in that for the first few paychecks, I'll have to go out and grab a new outfit (or at least a business appropriate top) to match the nature of the job. I guess I'd had myself in the mindset that I wasn't going to get a job that I didn't get to this part!
I've been told that as long as I don't show up in jeans, I'm fine. However, I know that I'll be greeting some VIPs on a regular basis, so it's important to be a little more polished than that. It would be bad to show up in casual wear and meet the new VP, know what I mean?