However after acting more feminine than I am at my interview I wanted to try something out. I tried on a different button down, my suit jacket, and a new skinny tie I had purchased. After trying out first a half Windsor, and then a full Windsor I found my favored tie knot. The combination made me look real good. But more importantly I felt like a million bucks. Whenever I’ve worn a dress I’ve wondered how I much longer I had to wear it. My friends would laugh at how I looked like I was being tortured. It was a form of torture, ranking up there with death by spider bites (Buffy reference anyone?). As I stood in front of the mirror, I realized I didn’t want to take it off, though it looked a little weird as I was wearing my pajama pants.
It’s strange, perhaps even queer, the powers inherent in the tie. It’s a strip of cloth that can transform a person more so than any other accessory. Mystical powers.
I took a few pictures and was struck by my appearance. I compared a photo with one of me a little less than a year ago. Long hair, glasses, along with my tomboyish clothes. I looked disconnected particularly when compared to the formal wear pic. It truly is amazing how much clothes and hair can make the (wo)man.
QBP: "Be sure what you want and be sure about yourself. Fashion is not just beauty, it's about good attitude. You have to believe in yourself and be strong." -Adriana Lima
The suit I wore to the interview