You guys! I got a job! I’ll be starting Monday as a legal assistant for a large firm in downtown Richmond. It’s an incredible opportunity and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Seriously, 1 1/2 weeks of a job hunt and something amazing happened! I know my mom was looking out for me. It’s all too much!
So, I’ve had to do some shopping! Considering I’ve been living in sneakers, skinny jeans and deep V tees for the past decade… plus I’ve gained some weight… I pretty much needed an entire work wardrobe. I already had a few basics that would work well in an office setting but those are mainly for Fall/Winter, and I have a ton of blazers.
It’s been over 100 degrees for a week!
Just to get through my interviews, I got 3 pencil skirts at Target ($20 each) and 4 tops at Marshall’s (all around $15 each) and some Spanx. Holy hell those things are amazing!
This is a terrible pic of my pre-interview shopping:
Today, I spent the morning with my dad and he was SO sweet. My mom was a great dresser before she got sick and my dad insisted that he give me some money to go shopping – that my mom would’ve wanted it, to treat myself for the new job. He started crying. It broke my heart. Oh my gosh.
So, this afternoon, I shopped until I dropped. Here’s what I got – all on crazy crazy sale!
First off SHOES! I have a TON of shoes but almost everything work appropriate is for Winter. I got 5 pairs today – Report (apparently I can wear modest sandals if we’re not meeting with clients), Life Stride nude, Kenneth Cole metallic pewter snakey print, Blowfish black flats, Chinese Laundry red flats- all $19 a pair at Marshall’s, TJ Maxx & Ross!
Oh – on Thursday when I had my 2nd interview at one place (got that job too but turned them down) and the giant interview at the law firm (HR lady then two attorneys), I had time between interviews to go home and chill out. I noticed a weird chunk had come off near the sole of my black peep toe pumps – pretty much the only pair of shoes that went with any of my outfits. I had no other option but to hit it with a Sharpie marker before I flew out the door. That kinda freaked me out… so worried about good impressions!
I can’t believe I went to a mall today. Got this silky polka dot top at Express on clearance for $17
The Limited was having a major sale – additional 50% off clearance and there was still a ton of stuff. I got this coral drape neck top for $17
pale grey skirt from The Limited $15
purple/black/cream pleated skirt from The Limited $16
Oh this dress! I love it so much! It was $98, marked down to $25! From The Limited.
Everything got wrinkled in my car – Adrienne Vittadini dress – $128 down to $20 at Marshall’s
More wrinkles! Calvin Klein dress $40 at Ross
lightweight fuchsia cardi – $16 at Marshall’s
all the colors are off in my pics – this is a light mustard cardi – $20 at TJ Maxx
I already have a few other tops, some decent higher neck tees, a black and a red cardi and that’s about it for now. I think I’m pretty well set for a bit! I should get a nice skirt suit for when I have to attend client meetings but could make do with one of those dresses in a pinch I guess.