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Paralegal Career Dressing: Are You Sure It Isn’t Menopause?

Paralegal Career Dressing: Are You Sure It Isn’t Menopause?

That’s what I ask my primary care physician every time I see her. After all it seems like a plausible explanation for a woman who used to be freezing all the time to suddenly feel feverish…and really bitchy mean.

Loft trouser jeans ~ $11 clearance (plus 50% off)
Worthington gingham shell ~ $2 thrifted
Maripe pumps ~ $6 thrifted
Gold leaf earrings – my mom
Assorted bracelets and rings ’cause y’all know I like the arm candy

Apparently I’m just getting meaner with age.

So today when I broke out in another fevered sweat at work, I questioned a higher source, “Are you sure it isn’t menopause?”

I wish I could say I had this great Loft Outlet cardi on for longer than 10 minutes, but that’s just not true.

Nope, still just getting meaner with age, and oh, the a/c at work seems to be malfunctioning. Very malfunctioning.

Which made me happy I was wearing a shirt that only cost $2 from a thrift store clearance rack. The old me, with its super low body temperature and low blood pressure, would have found my office pleasantly lukewarm.

I like this picture because the camera tripod is reflected in the glass. Also, it’s proof that I really do love my local newspaper.

The new me wandered out to my co-workers’ desks and asked, “Is anybody else sick? I think I have a temperature.” They pointed to the thermostat which most definitely had a temperature, an alarmingly high one.

Oh. Well at least my primary care physician’s still right.

Notice my ring finger is a different color nail polish? Everyone in the salon thought I was weird for requesting this on purpose (even the manicurist), then they loved it.

A word about the clothes I’m wearing. Most boring Visible Monday offering ever, right? The truth is I was so hot I could barely face getting dressed this morning – or putting on make-up. The only reason I’m wearing the red pumps is because my pants drug on the ground with my other shoes.

I’m starting to like my accidental photographs the best.

How are you dealing with the heat (real or imagined)?

14 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: Are You Sure It Isn’t Menopause?

  1. If hot flashes are menopause, I would have gone through it years ago. (And yes they suck!)

    Sorry about the air-con. Hopefully it gets fixed asap. Maybe now that cooler weather is rolling in there will be some relief.

    I do love the cardi, hope it gets some more screen time in the future, however the tank with red pumps makes for a fabulous summer look.

  2. I would definitely not classify this outfit as boring! I love it, especially with the red shoes. Great post title too. It's only been hot for two days here now so I'm not feeling the challenge yet, but I do find it harder to go minimal and keep it interesting.

  3. It's not you, Lynne – it actually *is* about a thousand degrees out : > You look very cool despite it all, love the red pumps. Thanks for linking up and have a groovy day!

  4. LOL, you are funny. Sorry you've been so crazy warm! I do love your tank top and your bracelets – fun arm party!

    I like to freeze my water bottle so it gets icy and then drink off of that all day to help cool down.

  5. I love the trouser jeans! So sweet. The red shoes are perfect.

    I'm in peri-menopause, which means I get sweat at night and my right armpit resembles a faucet.

  6. That cardigan is so pretty and I love your bracelets!!

    Oh, the heat. I'm like the younger you. =) I still love the heat, although the humidity makes me want to cry. I HATE it when my coworker cranks the air down and freezes me out. lol

    Despite getting all hot and cranky, I still think you're looking like one hot mama… in a good way. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I've noticed that ever since I started exercising I haven't been nearly as cold as usual. Personally, I can't wait until menopause ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Lovely striped cardigan Lynne!

  8. I wanted that same cardi from the Loft in purple but couldn't make the decision for some reason and now it's gone. Bummer!
    My menopausal pitfall is lack of sleep. I can lay there for hours and stare at the ceiling.
    Those jeans you're wearing are a perfect fit!

  9. Love the jeans.

    I could use a dose of mean today, instead of this weepy stuff. Boss said something and I started crying. How crazy is that. At least he didn't see me cry. That would have been worse. Gotta love the mood swings.

  10. Hey, thanks for stopping by City and Burbs, Lynne! I love your blog too — great arm party in this post! I also got a little excited that you're a paralegal because I'm thoroughly addicted to Suits and that's how I relate to things — via television. Sad, I know. Ha! I look forward to seeing more of your posts!

    Catalina @ City and Burbs

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Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workersโ€™ compensation, and Social Security disability.

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