Go Shop For Me
I need someone to go shopping for me. I am really cutting it close with my fruksis deadline, and I don't have the time to look for myself. I need something sharp to wear to my defense that screams, "I'm smart but not a frump".
I'm thinking black because I usually only wear black/gray, blue, brown, white/cream or some combination of those colors. I look horrible in purple and bright greens. My presentation is going to be shades of blue and orange so I can't wear anything that clashes as the screen is huge and will be behind me as a backdrop. I could do a light color for a dress if it had a dark cardigan.
Obviously my shoulders should be covered, but I'm willing to layer if the dress is strappy.
I'm trying to not do pants because I have a hard time finding pants that fit on my waist--I almost had a wardrobe malfunction at my last presentation because the microphone battery was clipped to my pants and ended up pulling them down. I caught them before anyone was traumatized, but then I had to hold the stupid pack the entire presentation.
I don't do skirts that are above the knee because I hate my knees. Maybe slightly above the knee if you must, but please respect my body issues.
What else...I have narrow shoulders. I usually stick to A-line type deals. I really like the dresses with the belts or that wrap around--like the kind Kelly Ripa wears all of the time.
It has to be under $200. Way under would be nice, but as this will be my only "professional" outfit that I own, I don't want to go too cheap.
Update: More info
Here are some styles that I like, but that I can't afford.
OK, now go shop for me...please. Please.