I'm sure you're all wondering when exactly Chris and I are leaving to travel. It's a long story that deserves a blog post on it own. I've been procrastinating writing about it.
But to make it really short, there's been a delay and we won't be leaving until January at the earliest. That means I need to figure out a better life plan for right now. I've been applying to cooking schools and had an interview at Kendall College in Chicago yesterday.
I think the way you dress for interviews, appointments, and first dates is really important. A lot is inferred by the way you dress. That said, dressing for my interview was a bit of a challenge. I wanted an outfit that said "I'm a creative young professional who would be an asset to your program. While I take things seriously, I also have a lighter and more artistic side." (read that statement in your best interview voice!)
I was getting dressed and the first outfit I choose just wasn't right. It was just a little too yatch club for the interview. At this point I sent an emergency email to Stephanie from Le Sigh of Fashionista:
date: Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 12:23 PM
subject: fashion EMERGENCY
I'm going to an interview to be accepted into cooking school.
Which is better:
1. White Trousers with Blazer
Stephanie, being the amazing friend she is, replied literally in the SAME MINUTE! She said dress, and since I always trust her fashion opinion I went with the dress.
Here's how it turned out:
Here's the first outfit:
I LOVE this blazer. It looks amazing on and has awesome sleeve lining if you want to cuff it or scrunch it.
Which would you have chosen for a culinary school interview?