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Paralegal Career Dressing: Bucky’s Goodwill Haul

Paralegal Career Dressing: Bucky’s Goodwill Haul

Or Why No One Will Eat Lunch with Me

(i think i might have used this one before…)

Yesterday, it was raining and freezing (high 68 degrees). Today, it was raining and steaming (high 80 degrees). I’m not even interested in my closet these days. I’m mostly concerned that my feet stay dry.

The clouds burst forth – again – while I was trying to focus. I know, difficult during the best of times.
The Deets: Trouser jeans (Loft clearance, $11); Striped jacket (Loft Outlet); Jennie & Marlis draped tank (Steinmart); Clifford & Wills t-strap pumps (thrifted); Cuff bracelet ($1.67 Steinmart clearance); Hoops (bathroom junk drawer)

For those of you new to Practical Paralegalism, Budget Bucky (for realsies) is a fully articulated plastic human skeleton who lives in my office. (No way was I leaving him behind in the recent move). He was originally purchased as a trial exhibit, only the case settled, and he’s had to settle for providing endless entertainment for everyone in the office.

We are so fun.

Okay, maybe only me. Only I was not the one that put plastic eyeball glasses on him, and then snuck away like a thief in the night. (You know who you are.)

Anyhoo, I don’t have enough trouble dressing myself on a budget that I decide I need to dress Budget Bucky, too. But I start small, with hats. Partly because Bucky has a really small head.

And very close to getting acceptable indoor lighting conditions.

The green furry hat was a hit, but this straw wonder causes peeps to wonder…what it is. If it is a religious icon, I am so, so sorry in advance. What the heck was it doing on the $1 hat rack at Goodwill? We’re hoping it’s a child’s party hat. But would be secretly beside ourselves with joy if it did have great cultural significance, but didn’t offend anyone at the same time. I’ve labeled it “Undecided” (American presidential election year, international friends), and the other senior paralegal in the office has labeled it “Ele-ass”.

I do not know if I can top this. (I know, so sorry).

So, what do you do for fun when you get a 15-minute break at work?

21 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: Bucky’s Goodwill Haul

  1. Omg how wild! The DH doesn't know it yet, but when we get our own place, I've got an articulated skeleton of some sort on my wishlist.

    (Btw hope your address is still the same! I just mailed you off a package to your work address. Meep!)

    • It's the same – just an inner office switch up ๐Ÿ™‚ I will add to the pile I haven't opened yet because it's like Blogger Christmas, which means you have to wait. And drive your family bat-crazy ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. I wish I had a 15 minute break at work. I usually read Maru when I get a chance or go giggle at Cake Wrecks.

    I wish we had a skeleton!

  3. HAHAHAHA that last picture of Bucky is so hilarious, I'm laughing out loud, made my day! What a fun office mate to have, I have various headless female mannequins at the Dress for Success boutique who I took to naming "Susy', thank goodness I have a colleague now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Yes, I hate getting dressed when it's raining. I wish we could just call the whole day off, stay in pjs and watch movies.

    that hat is pretty crazy. i can't even imagine how it came into existence; you know – what person thought, yes, this is a great idea for a hat, let us make and sell it.

    Chic on the Cheap

  5. That is the most bizarre hat! Anything which makes the working day pass quicker and with a few laughs sounds like a good idea, even if it involves strange head ware and skeletons…
    PS. Have linked to you in my head-to-toe thrifted outfit post! xxx

    • I am seriously honored – I was so surprised to see my name! I feel famous now. You guys are so beautiful and fashionable that it's a bit like getting to be in the background of a topnotch magazine spread ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. LOL! You're too much. If this is what you can do on a 15 minute break, what happens when you've got 30 or an hour for lunch? All kinds of mischief, I'm sure.
    What's Bucky got in mind for Halloween?

    • Sheila, I am still trying to find the perfect Halloween hat. I vow to leave no Goodwill unturned ๐Ÿ˜›

      Plus, the big boss let's me roll him in front of an actual window during the last week of October. Since we've moved, this year he will face a busy walkway. Oh, gosh, I can't wait! *gleeful shiver*

  7. Ahh, I too have an articulated skeleton in my closet, I mean, studio. But I haven't dressed her up. I guess because she's not all there. I could only afford the torso at the time – you know, the spinal column, ribs and pelvis. But I still find her marvelous looking just the same.

    Do you think Bucky would give it a go with a challenged specimen?

  8. The hat is bizarre to say the least … but I love that you have a 'friend' to share your office space with ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Your outfit is lovely too … 'specially like your little blazer.

    Hope you manage to keep your feet dry – its one of the most irritating feelings to me to have my feet wet in shoes.

  9. I think your religious icon disclaimer is very wise, as Ele-ass does resemble an object of … hmmm … quite regular worship. I love Bucky's style! He takes "getting fresh" to a whole new level.

    Your jeans and blazer are fantastic on, and kudos on the indoor lighting!

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