Q&A from Corporette by Jessica Hodges
Corporette had this fun little Hoseanna Q & A a few days ago and asked their readers to answer the same questions. Done.
1. I am a [Corporate Rookie, Corporate Vet, Marathon Mom, or Uniform Diva] because…
I think I’m a corporate rookie? I don’t really know the definition of each one. I just know that I’m not a Marathon Mom.
2. How do you balance style with being ‘business appropriate’? Has that evolved over the years?
Well. I have thing for vintage dresses but I try to be a little more conservative for work or business related activities. I’m really on the lenient side as far as strict business dress. But I think you have to realize that the way you dress effects the way people think about you and treat you. I dress kind of young because I am young and I have to deal with the consequences. If I wanted to look older, I would have to really go to town with Banana Republic or something.
3. Confess! What’s your most embarrassing fashion moment?
One time I was walking around Wall Street and it was really windy and I was wearing a dress. This lady stopped me to tell me that my dress was all caught up and not covering my legs, at all. Luckily I was wearing tights but I still felt pretty dumb.
4. What’s your favorite type of hosiery?
-Thick, sweater tights (for winter)
-Legwarmers (+tights. It helps them stay up better)
-Knee-high socks (as long as they don’t fall down)
-Sheer tights are pretty fun
5. What’s the best way to pair tights with your outfit whether its work or play?
I agree with what they said on Corporette. I like dark, normal colors of tights. There was a phase a few years ago when I liked bright colored tights but I’m kind of over them now. Instead I like to have a pair of black, brown, navy, and grey. I also really like white tights but let me warn you, you might feel like your 6 years old. I think tights are great under skirts, dresses, and all the normal stuff. Lately, I’ve been wearing tights under my corduroy shorts and under my cropped khakis and that works great too!
6. If you could invite any four women to dinner, historical, fictional or current day, who would they be?
This is hard. At this moment I would say – Thea Porter (b/c I’m doing a project based on her designs), my Great Grandmother Clara who I never met, and some other nice people. I always hate this question
7. What is the best ‘reclaim your time’ tip you can give your readers?
If you are like me and you are constantly thinking about your schedule in your mind, get a calendar and write it all down. I’m always trying to think about all the different things I need to do and it’s easier to write it all down and then you won’t worry about forgetting anything. I keep a little calendar next to my computer and I basically dump everything I’m thinking about doing on to that thing.
8. If you had a theme song what would it be?
I’m a huge Stars fan.
9. What’s your guilty pleasure?
Candy, pop songs from the radio, cheesy chick flicks. All the normal stuff you should be ashamed of I guess.
10. When I grow up I want to be….
Pretty, fun, and talented?
Now you answer! It was harder than I thought it would be actually. I just wanted to answer I don’t know on a lot of them.