Now that I have loads of fabulous tango-worthy outfits filling out my wardrobe, I've been faced with a new challenge.
And not a single nice fitting, straight hemlined skirt to be found. Handkerchief, asymmetrical, fringe, car-wash, ruffly, frilly hems - you name it, I've got it.
But a basic straight skirt?
Well, not one that fits. Last time I needed interview clothes was several years ago, and I was a couple of sizes larger then. Sort of a good news/bad news thing. I feel great that I lost weight, but now I'm in a panic trying to find business-y clothes that fit well.
And frankly, I resent spending money on clothes I can't wear for tango. Should I feel guilty for that? Is that a bad sign? Things have certainly changed.
. . .
A related conversation with my husband on the 8th or 9th interview outfit I tried on.
Him: "Aren't you going to wear hose with that?"
Me: "I never wear pantyhose!"
Him: (very confused expression) "You always have tights on - the fancy ones for tango."
Me: "Oh. Those would be the fishnets, sweetie. I won't be wearing those to the job interview."
Him: *shrug* (with a slightly quizzical "Suit yourself. That's what you get for asking me these silly wardrobe questions" look on his face.)
So back to Goodwill and Salvation Army - my ultimate source for cheap, nice clothes.