I also made it to the Talbots at Southcenter mall. The entire trip was a wallet-cleaning shopping festival, no thanks at all to the endless racks of crap Macy's stocks. Target spit in my linen-seeking eye but produced a pair of cowgirl jammies that aren't the tiniest bit sexy but are awfully cute and a work-suitable white shirt; some random salon coughed up the conditioner I've been looking for; and Talbots kindly yielded a 10 gore, black linen skirt as well as the nice three-quarter sleeved shirt I originally went there for. Sadly, the pants that matched were nowhere to be found in the Seattle metropolitan area. I picked up a just-above-the-ankle pair, thinking I could either wear them with a very pointy pair of shoes and try to look extremely styley, or return them as a hopeless experiment (they were a bit much for just casual wear). I've definitely got what I need for my days in the London office, but I'm still not sure if I have what I want for the interview.
That said, I beg for your highly important feedback! And while you're filling this out, I'm going to give the cat some canned food - as, obviously, she needs more protein in her diet - and then I will garden for about half an hour.
They sell them as drumettes. We call them ...
Mini man sticks
The above the ankle, tailored black linen capris. Wear them to the interview?
Fine, and even with nice sandals.
Sure, but only with the really nice pointy-toed shoes
Better to wear that long linen skirt
No, no, no! (Please include your suggestion.)