Next week is the first week of Kindergarten for Jack. We are still house hunting unfortunately, so I am not sure which school Jack will be attending for sure yet. He is registered for one, but we might end up going to another. It’s a little stressful for me to not know where he will end up I have to admit. I would like to know before school starts on Monday, but it’s not likely. Today we went to the meet and greet the Kindergarten teachers at the school at which he is already registered. It was so sweet to see Jack meet some new kids.
We were both nervous to meet new parents and kids. So we both wore our power clothes. Because, as you know, first impressions are important. Jack wore his favorite t-shirt with Sonic the Hedgehog on it. If you don’t know who Sonic is, please don’t ask me. I have no clue. All I know is that he lives for Sonic, so he now owns two Sonic t-shirts, a Sonic lunch bag, a Sonic hat, and a whole slew of Sonic toys.
What did I wear you ask? My Christian La Croix skirt of course.
I felt “put together” and confident wearing this skirt. I even received an unsolicitation from one of the moms today. This Christian La Croix brocade is a statement fabric. It speaks for me. It was perfect to wear for today’s busy schedule. And as I looked around the room at all the moms, it seems I chose my outfit well. I fit right in.
All in all it was a pretty good, if tiring, day for Jack and me. We were at two schools, went to 4 events from 10-4pm, and met countless parents, teachers, kids, and principals. I have never shook so many hands or met so many people in one day before. Jack fell asleep in the back of the car on the way home from the second school.
When I first moved to San Diego over a month ago (has it already been that much time now?), I thought I wouldn’t have enough of a self-made wardrobe for my new life. But now I know that there’s a time and place for all the dresses and skirts I made for my NYC life too. Soon I will be starting my new work life and I will need, once again, work-appropriate clothing and my self-made wardrobe from NYC will come in handy.
What do you wear to important life events or to make first impressions? Do you pull out something you’ve made or something RTW? Do you think about it much? Do you wear your lucky underwear?