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Paralegal Career Dressing: Bubbling with Fun at the Office Again

Paralegal Career Dressing: Bubbling with Fun at the Office Again

I know some of you are doing not fun very things today (summarizing depositions, woo hoo!), but that shouldn’t prevent you from looking fun, right? I really enjoy wearing this Bubbling with Fun necklace from Jada’s Jewels – and comfy sweaters that feel like bathrobes.

Pleione sweater (Nordstrom Rack clearance); No-name pin-striped pants (grabbed off rack at Marshalls in desperation to have pants for work that fit); Burgundy camisole (@$3 Rugged Wearhouse); Anne Klein heels (I’m pretty sure the Graduate Student left them at my house because they’re so bloody uncomfortable); Necklace (Jada’s Jewels)

I never thought I’d be one of those people that had wardrobes for several different sizes. About three years ago, I gained a lot of weight, decided to be satisfied with middle-aged super-spread because I looked just like my grandmother, and purged my wardrobe of everything size 4 and under – many classic pieces that I’d collected and taken good care of over the years. (I only have one closet, so keeping them wasn’t really an option.)

Dumb, dumb, dumb. Now I need those tiny vintage skirts! The weight loss thing is killing my wardrobe. I am eating, just not gaining. But I can’t purge my wardrobe of everything the next size up, and I don’t want to invest much money in clothes that may be too small in a couple of months.

Do you have wardrobes for several different sizes?

2 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: Bubbling with Fun at the Office Again

  1. Hey Lynn – long time reader, first time commenter. I've struggled with my weight for a number of years, and I have size 6-12's in my closet. It's a strain, but better than purging and needing to go back. (I've purged the little clothes and the fat clothes each once and needed to rebuy all over again). Now I just keep whichever set I'm fitting in in the closet and pack the rest in an old, large suitcase that I got at a garage sale, and shove it under the bed. When the scales go up or down, I just break out the suitcase and change everything out. A pain, but I've only had to do it every 2 years or so. Good Luck and Congrats on the weight loss!

  2. Tory, so glad you spoke up! Sometimes a blogger thinks, "No one's reading this anyway, I'm gonna start recording soap operas to watch when I get home, instead of blogging." 😮 Comments are very much appreciated.

    This is actually a bad weight loss due to health reasons; now I have the figure of a 12-year old boy 🙁 But the suitcase under the bed idea is a good one – only that's where I have to keep my shoes! But this time, I'm going to find some place to store the other-size sizes, even if I have to beg my mom for closet space!

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