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EEK! Help me dress for an interview

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DoingTheBestICan Wed 16-Sep-09 18:44:11

I am a sahm & my ds has just started pre-school so i decided to apply for a job in our local Boots,never thinking for one moment that they would be interested in me.

Well,turns out i was wrong,they are interested & have asked me to go to an interview next Tues morning & to dress smartly as i will be shown the job on the shop floor.

The smartest item in my wardrobe is skinny jeans & uggs blush

What do i wear? Am completely out of touch with the 'outside' world.

I am about a size 14 & would prefer to wear trousers but if you think thats not appropriate then i will take your better advice.

Just off to bathe said son so i will be back later,thanks in advance.

DLI Wed 16-Sep-09 18:58:19

i would wear either a pair of black trousers or black skirt and tights with a white shirt.

inkyfingers Wed 16-Sep-09 19:02:11

Congratulations on interview. Trousers would be fine - plain, dark colour. No jeans. Smartest top you have - pref a jacket. Plain court shoes. Hair and make up 'grooming'(!), best you can do. If you have time/cash this weekend you could try 'career wear' at Next. TBH if you're going back to work you may need interview-type clothes. Good luck!!

KristinaM Wed 16-Sep-09 20:03:58

inky is absolutely right smile

if you are strapped for cash right now you could get away with just the trousers/skirt and blouse

looking groomed very important, doesn't cost anything but shows you have made an effort

DoingTheBestICan Wed 16-Sep-09 20:14:36

Thanks for your help,i was thinking black trousers myself but wasnt sure but now you have recommended them too thats what i will wear.

I will pop into Next tomorrow & get a nice smart top.

Should i wear my hair up in a ponytail or loose do you think?

janeite Wed 16-Sep-09 20:18:26

Black trousers and a smart top will be fine. Good luck! Personally I wouldn't go for a white shirt though, as it can look a bit 'Victorian waitress-y' iykwim.

I would say hair up but only because mine is usually easier to keep tidy then.

KristinaM Sun 20-Sep-09 20:10:00

how did your interview go?

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