As ya'll know, I'm slated to graduate from Herzing University Online next year. It's been long, drawn-out (due to my own prescribed 6 month sabbatical) but extremely useful and I'm glad that I did it. So far, there has not been one class that was not worth my time (except for keyboarding...I should have been able to test out of that. I type 93 wpm, for reals) and I've learned a lot.
Well, here is my dilemma. I am more than likely going to be getting a different job, which will require me to, you know, SHOW UP. Which means that my sundresses, tank top and flip flop closet is not going do me any good. I'm going to have to wear REAL CLOTHES!!! With actual shoes that hide my toes and decent bras and tasteful make-up. It's almost like I'm a grown up or something!
Now, my plan is hopefully to work from home like I do now, but if I switch to another department within the hospital, there is guaranteed to be some in-house training. At the very least. So I've started shopping online, trying to pick up a collection of clothes that I can get through at least two weeks without worrying about laundry. I don't know if this is because I'm getting older, but I've been mostly buying dresses. Wrap dresses, to be precise. I love them and they're flattering but I'm not sure how professional they are. Not only that, but the hospital has a very strict NO TATTOO clause which means I will either have to wear tights, or find a very good tattoo cover up for my ankle tat. That makes me think I should be looking for classy pants instead. But...I am not a fan of pants. I have a really huge butt and a little waist. So if the pants fit my butt, you can see right down my crack. If the pants fit my waist, I am going to pop the seams from my rear trying to escape.
And shoes. I love open toed shoes. Closed toe shoes make my feet sweat. I also don't do pantyhose. I mean, I live in a swamp. Those things are the devil, I tell you!
And why, why oh why are tops either extremely matronly (high necked turtlenecks in 105 degree weather?) or made for clubbing? Can retailers not make a single scoop neck or v-neck shirt without me looking like a bra model? I like the idea of showing off my collar bone, but not the tops of my cleavage. I want to be taken seriously, not as the girl with huge knockers and a sweet ankle tat.
Maybe I should get a suit...