I have a funny body shape [re. fat], so I usually find it hard to find nicely fitting trousers and button-down shirts for work. I get lucky at Dorothy Perkins and Edmundser (and now GAP) sometimes, but the prices are just damn prohibitive. $150 for a striped button-down shirt? I’d feel much better spending that kinda money on sneakers and jeans. Unfortunately recent events have demanded that I dress much, MUCH better to work. I’m obliged to meet with clients much more nowadays and tshirts, jeans and sneakers don’t really cut it. The first couple of times my clients thought I was an intern or the Dispatch Girl was hilarious but it wore thin very quickly when 30 minutes into your presentation they were still staring at your crocs or god forbid, the leather cuff you foolishly thought would complement your band tshirt.
Since I don’t have many smart outfits (yet. hahaha), I have to carefully ration them out for the days I know I’ll be making a trip to The Towers. My mates at work have gotten wise to this fact and don’t make too much fun anymore. No more, “Wahhh…what’s the occasion?”. Now it’s just, “Which client today?”. Haha. Like lady of the night gitu.