I’m on my way to San Francisco tonight for work training. I had a bit of trouble deciding what to pack.
First of all, I work in a male dominated industry. Secondly, many of the said males are scientifically minded (read: socially inept) and dress in a wide spectrum of fashion choices. Some wear jeans and a ratty shirt (with exposed chestal hairs, yuck), others wear khakis and a polo, and a few wear button-ups with slacks. When it comes to fashion, I’m sure all they worry about is whether or not their shirt is inside out and if their fly is zipped.
I don’t want to look too young, wear something too trendy, or look too nice; but I also don’t want to look like a scrub that doesn’t care. To top it off, many of the “big-wigs” will be at this training so I’d like to make a good impression. UGH, it is SO much easier to be a guy in these instances! Why am I even spending so much time thinking about this…..
I decided to go with comfortably nice choices; things I would wear to work but things I could also go out to Happy Hour in. For example nice trouser jeans and a long sleeved top with flat shoes for one day and a cotton dress with leggings and tall boots the other day. Oh well, I really can’t go too wrong. I mean, like I said, most of them are all socially inept and won’t even pay much attention to how I am dressed anyway.
Notice I also packed my running clothes. I hope to get in a run every day because the hotel is really close to the San Francisco Bay Trail that goes on for miles and miles! Wooo hoooo for running in a different city (and in a city that does not have 20 mph wind and 30 degree weather right now)!