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Paralegal Career Dressing: Clearance Racks Rock

Paralegal Career Dressing: Clearance Racks Rock

One of the reasons I’m so interested in career fashion blogging is that I’m rarely wearing $50 worth of clothing total. Does that make me one cheap paralegal – or just thrifty?

Anyway, you guys know I know it’s hard to have a great work wardrobe on a limited budget – or is it? As the teens get older and drain more of my wallet, I generally stick to thrift stores, clearance racks, and discount fashion retailers for work clothes.

Have I mentioned that I had to wear mostly out-of-date hand-me-downs and senior citizen elastic-waisted polyester pants as a teenager, when everyone else had jeans? I don’t smoke, drink, gamble, or cheat, but I do have a little bit of a clothes habit as an adult.

Skirt (Talbots ~ $25); Cardi (Loft ~ $14); Tee (Kohl’s ~ $6); Nine West heels (Ross); Belt (Steinmart)

I won these in a Christmas Round Robin exchange, with a matching necklace 🙂
I never belted my sweaters – ever – until I started reading work wardrobe blogs, can you believe it?

What’s your favorite clearance rack to prowl regularly?

4 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: Clearance Racks Rock

  1. I'd love to know if you have any "plus size" paralegal pals that would be willing to share fashion tips. I am not able to pull off the belted look (or dresses for that matter) and find that I am in a rut of cardigans, tank and pants with mary jane flats. My husband calls it my "legal eagle uniform"…lol

    Any thoughts?

    Sharon

  2. I would love to have ANY size paralegal pals willing to share fashion tips and photos. I have talked two associates at work into participating – they love thrift stores and eBay, too!

    Tomorrow's post shows how a great jacket can really dress up a pair of slacks. Layering a short jacket over a long ruched tee is a cute and flattering look for everyone. A terrific accessory or statement necklace can really dress up a cardigan and tank – I wear the same "uniform" frequently!

  3. "Have I mentioned that I had to wear mostly out-of-date hand-me-downs and senior citizen elastic-waisted polyester pants as a teenager, when everyone else had jeans?"

    You too? Add in my Catholic school uniform for good measure…And, of course, that was polyester too!

    I'm also allergic to wool, so I'm still stuck with a lot of polyester. Thank goodness the quality and textures have improved over the years.

  4. Margaret ~ It's great to hear from you. I've never even met you, and I miss you! 😀

    Then you know the lifelong trauma that looking a bit like a freak in junior high school can cause! And let's not even talk about the effect that not getting asked to the senior prom had on me…:P

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