I went to a new customer in İzmir Thursday morning and came back on Friday night. I will have to repeat the same trip Tuesday morning. The problem is I am still in Ankara and I have not brought clothes appropriate for work. Just a couple of turtlenecks and a basic pair of black pants.
I needed some new clothes for work for a long time but, I hate shopping full price so, I had postponed my shopping until today. There will be further discounts as we approach the spring but, I had to buy some basic pieces. I bought a pair of navy pants, a grey top, a dark red top and a grey and dark red cardigan to go with the top. All four cost about USD 170.- (308 TL) I know it is a lot but, when you are a consultant, the professional look is important. Besides, the pieces I bought are pretty good quality which means they will last a long time.
I am pretty tall for a Turkish woman (5'9") and my legs are very long so, finding a fitting pair of pants is difficult lengthwise.
I must also buy a pair of new black shoes during the sales period. I will do that when I go back home to Istanbul. I love the wingtip oxfords that I have but, they are getting worn out so, hopefully I will be able to get a new pair for next year.
During the last few years I was making do with turtlenecks from Land's End and LLBean with some sweaters. They were almost like uniforms but now due to what I do, I must look a lot sharper. Thank God it is not for every day of the week:) I can get away with a lot less.