Woof. It's 8 o'clock Friday night and all I want to do is sleep. I had a very long and tiring day. If you're a private school teacher, you probably know about these hiring fairs that are held in the late winter/early spring each year to match teachers with schools. The company which has found me my last two jobs is based in Boston, so they always have a Boston conference and I went this year. Because of the economy (I hope) and the fact that I have to limit my options to the greater Boston area, I only had two interviews today (it's an all-day event) and one tomorrow. The school that I was really interested in before granted me an interview and it went okay, but I don't think I did my best and the interviewer pulled kind of a dick move on me. Another school, which I'd kind of mentally eliminated, I had a great interview with, so... we'll see! Either way, although I had to wake up at dawn, it was kind of nice to shimmy on my "professional teacher (please trust me with your students)" look:
When meeting people you're trying to impress, I think it's nice to physically show how erudite you are
There isn't much to this outfit. The grey dress is my favorite professional dress and it's pretty much only job-appropriate, so I was pretty happy to pull it on for the first time since last spring. Grey tights and black flats completed the ensemble.
I'm so paranoid about dress code now (last year I had to wear hose, a dress/skirt, and no BOOTS every single day of the school year) that I made sure to wear an outfit that my old job wouldn't find objectionable, just in case. That being said, there were SO many female teacher hopefuls wearing boots that I'm excited for the possibilities of going a little wild tomorrow! Woo!
Also, can I just say? Teachers are a fashionable bunch. There were so many awesome outfits/hairstyles/glasses in the conference today that I regretted not having my camera with me.
Also? This is embarrassing, but I totally asked my interviewer (at the school that I'm super-interested in, for which the interview didn't go THAT well) about dress code. What? Better to know these things before finding out too late that you have to wear stockings in June!
Grey dress: Banana Republic, remixed
Grey tights: Gap, remixed
Black flats: Me Too, by way of DSW, remixed