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Oh god I have to look for stuff for myself and not the kids. How the hell do I start? I have wasted 3 shopping days, worn myself and the kids out and have sent them to bed dosed on chocolate buttons and am now failing to internet shop too
Background: 30yr old 5ft, size 12/14 (but breastfeeding still so a little top heavy fairly unadventurous dresser who prefers loose styles to hide the bumpybitsandmummytummy less flattering features of my figure.
Remit: I need a smartish outfit for a pre-application visit (that doesn't shout interview because it isn't but still puts forward, a good impression) for my first job as a GP as I qualified just before my son was born (yes I know boo hiss, nasty GPs lets move on )
I am so tempted at the moment to go in jumper and jeans as that is all I have in my post-baby wardrobe! so all suggestiosn greatly appreciated!
Biscuits i've been in your shoes recently How about a wrap dress and boots? Or something like this Some practices are quite laid back in which case very smart jeans and a crisp shirt could work. I know for a fact that my GP wears this to work; with smarter boots and no scarf. this is very standard lady GP wear. You coud head to john lewis or debenhams for a free personal shopper.
Thanks :D I like the idea of a dress but I haven't worn a dress in about 14 years - Im much more a trousers sort of person. I really like the 3rd one you lined to tracey and am wondering if i could where it with trousers as sort of a tunic/dress?
Thanks notadrugrep yes thats pretty much what I would wear for a normal days work (and i really like the last link and might add that to my wardrobe for when I finally do get a job or start locumming )
Maybe I could pull off a light sweater and trousers?
I know notadrugsrep thats why I am panicing [needs a panic emoicon as confused doesn't relly do it] I really don't know what I think is right and they probably want someone more experienced anyway but I really really want to work there.
Thanks for the good luck
That is a nice one Pannacotta - I am tempted. Can anyone suggest a trouser and top option as I think I would be mroe relaxed feeling more myself IYKWIM.
Afraid you are really limiting yourself by ruling out dresses and skirts, they can be so much more flattering, especially with opaque tights. i think drugrep was onto something with the personal shopper.
How about highwaisted trousers which arent so fashionable but still really flattering and something like this shirt
I thik you are probably right twoboots but I don't want to to feel uncomfortable by going too far from my prebaby style (which was pretty dull and conservative) plenty of time for that later when so mcuh doesn't ride on it.
I think I might do the personal shopper thing at some point but at the moment woul dhave to do it with two little ones in tow as DH is working up until when I need the outfit.