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The Interview Outfit


This one seemed to have no rules. I got along so well with the woman who interviewed me over the phone that at the end I simply asked, “I normally wouldn’t dare ask, but is is alright with you if I skip the formal business wear for this?” To which she said no problem, in fact she often wears her pajamas to work. Well, that’s because it’s in her house, but she was so nice and I really liked her just talking. Of course I had that fear though. You know the one, when things are going almost too well…but you haven’t met the person yet? Yeah, that one. The one that your inner critic won’t let you forget. “But what if she hates fat people?” Damn you inner critic, I thought I had sent you on a permanent vacation! F-U!!!


So I wanted to really wow her/them. It’s a tiny company, not unlike my cafe in a way. I’d be meeting with the CEO and CFO, Son and Mother respectively, for this interview and I wanted to knock their socks right off! What did I wear? Ha-ha! Like you had to even ask:


And it went well! I enjoyed talking with them and they did seem quite impressed with my ideas, experience, etc. They didn’t say when they’d let me know, but I suppose I should have asked. Anyway, I wouldn’t be starting until the new year so I shall press onward  until I do hear back. I may even send her an email to thank her or something. Ha-ha! I’m no expert, could ya tell?

The dress is The Chain Reaction Dress from Eshakti, I customized the size, of course, but added a puffed sleeve as well. I adore it! It fits perfectly and oh man, I just love it! The coat is from Lane Bryant about three years ago, maybe two. It’s this lovely purple near-velvet. I wore the hell out of my identical in navy one and took this baby out of the closet for the first time for this interview. The shoes I have on are the same Doc Martens I’d worn with the red dress. The feather is a pin from Jo Ann Fabrics, like three dollars or something, but what a pop of color?! It really works!

So fingers crossed on this job! I liked the people and the company itself and what they are doing. The pay would be just shy of what I am getting from unemployment, so perfect for now. And I’d mostly get 3 day weekends, which suits my current lifestyle quite nicely.

The Puggyman avoiding the camera!

16 Comments to

“The Interview Outfit”

  1. On December 12th, 2011 at 12:16 pm JM Says:

    looking good girl. love the dress and coat. a follow up email thank you is a grand idea and appropriate.

    love the puggyman’s shyness.

    as always you are a rock star.

  2. On December 12th, 2011 at 12:36 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    JM: Thank you! I took a few shy-shots of the puggo, I love them, too! <3

  3. On December 12th, 2011 at 12:19 pm Christina Says:

    I lived in Los Angeles and when I would get ready for interviews those same thoughts would pass through my head. I interviewed at a weekly newspaper once and was tag-teamed by two thin and tall blond women who wrinkled their noses with disgust from the second they saw me. They even said, “YOU wrote this resume?” As if it could only have been written by a size 2 brunette who also happened to double as a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader. I wanted to say, “YES, I’m that amazingly awesome person you fell in love with after reading my resume. Don’t let your distaste for my body size ruin this moment.” But alas, they never let me answer, humored me with questions for literally 3 minutes, and then showed me the door. Let’s just say I never got called. I think you looked absolutely beautiful (and professional) in your outfit and I’ll cross my fingers for you that you get the job.

  4. On December 12th, 2011 at 12:37 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Christina: I’ve had similar, though not quote as obvious encounters during interviews. When asked about my hobbies and interests I blurted out a whole FA 101 thing and instantly realized it was a mistake because of the expression on the woman’s face. Oh well. Thank you, doll!

  5. On December 12th, 2011 at 12:34 pm Nicole Says:

    Woo! I hope you get the job! You look amazing in that dress. And the coat is amazing too.

    I wish my eShakti sizing issues would work out. Grr.

  6. On December 12th, 2011 at 12:37 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Nicole: Thank you!!! I wish your Eshakti sizing issues would work out, too! I just know something ain’t right. Good on you for trying.

  7. On December 12th, 2011 at 1:57 pm Twistie Says:

    Dammit girl, every time you put up pics of you in your pretty eShakti dresses, I start drooling over their website again. Unfortunately, over the last couple months I’ve needed to replace my boots, my winter coat, and all of my pajamas, plus I currently have one actual usable bra. I definitely need to prioritize that before pretty dresses!

    Maybe some time in the new year.

    Still, I may take some time today to drool again.

  8. On December 12th, 2011 at 4:42 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Twistie: I’m sorry, hun. I spent the last two years scraping by on nothing, I get a few pennies in my pocket and enough coupons and suddenly I’m an Eshakti addict! Glad you got that gorgeous new coat though! I look at their site even when I can’t buy…it’s fun window shopping.

  9. On December 12th, 2011 at 1:58 pm Twistie Says:

    Oh! And best of luck on the job!

    Brain still full of snot. Not helpful.

  10. On December 12th, 2011 at 7:01 pm thirtiesgirl Says:

    I absolutely love that LB coat. The color and cut are so chic and whimsical. Looks fab on you.

  11. On December 13th, 2011 at 11:17 am Not Blue at All Says:

    thirtiesgirl: Thank you so much.

  12. On December 12th, 2011 at 7:49 pm JeninCanada Says:

    Fabulous dress and good luck with the job!

  13. On December 13th, 2011 at 11:17 am Not Blue at All Says:

    JeninCanada: Thanks, hun.

  14. On December 17th, 2011 at 2:23 pm ElizabethWinston Says:

    You look absolutely stunning. I love love love the jewel tone of the dress!! such a rich color of eggplant!! I’m sure you nailed the interview.

  15. On December 18th, 2011 at 12:21 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    ElizabethWinston: Thank you. I can’t believe I’d kept that coat hidden away in my closet for so long. I’ve been wearing it more and more ever since.

  16. On December 17th, 2011 at 2:25 pm ElizabethWinston Says:

    *** Sorry I meant the jewel tone of the coat! But the dress is lovely as well :o)

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