So my initial phase of training requires me to wear a business suit every day. Fine, whatever. i am suffering in quiet in my suits and heels (!). But today, i got official confirmation of the fact that i have to invest in formal dresses. Plural. Because, unlike tuxes, i can't really rewear dresses at one post. Also, i will have to buy cocktail dresses... with gloves, shoes, accessories, etc to go with them. Dear god in heaven, what have i gotten myself into?
i don't even know to what stores one goes for this type of crap. Why did i turn away from academia, again?