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Paralegal Career Dressing: Gift from Megan Mae!

Paralegal Career Dressing: Gift from Megan Mae!

Or, Why Does Your Hair Look Like the Business End of a Broom?

Somewhere in my published burbles, I may have mentioned I really wanted to thrift a square scarf. The reason? Mainly, ’cause I’m kind of fashion-challenged, and wanted to wrestle my fear of square scarves to the ground.

In the space of two weeks, I was gifted with two gorgeous square scarves, this one from Megan, and a horse scarf from Gracey (which I wish I’d had with me when we saw WarHorse in NYC last weekend.)

I do manage to look rather clueless on occasion. Okay, many occasions.
The Deets: Merona skirt (Target); Boatneck top (J. Crew Factory Outlet); Easy Spirit loafers; Cuff bracelet (Jada’s Jewels); YSL scarf (Megan Mae Daily)

Follow me here, because I truly haven’t lost my train of thought, and all will become clear, well, sooner or later, but I have no problem looking fashion-challenged when I comment on other style blogger’s posts, either. For example, on a recent comment to a post by the insanely gorgeous Melanie at Bag and a Beret, I might have mentioned I would not recognize fashion designs by Pucci. (Although I dearly love the aria “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot, and have been known to play it over and over and over…).

Guess how many pics I took before I realized my shirt was flipped?

Okay, I’m almost there! On the morning I was wearing Megan’s lovely gift for the first time, I peered more closely at the print while showing it off to my supervising attorney, and asked, “Are these letters? Oh, they are! Wait, what does Y. S. L. stand for?”

“Yves Saint Laurent, you fashion-challenged special person,” she replied.

Not really, but she should have.

My fave self-portraits are still the crooked-dy ones.

Oh, and I do not know why my hair looked so broom-ish for, like, two days straight. Brushing only made it worse. Finally, I panicked, and washed it with a different conditioner. I’d tell y’all what kind of conditioner makes your hair look like a broom so you won’t buy any, only there’s about six different bottles in my shower, and I do not know which is the culprit.

Soooo, where are ya on square scarves? Love ’em or hate ’em? I know I am wearing. the. hell. outta. this. one.

29 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: Gift from Megan Mae!

  1. Love the scarf! You're so funny, I have issues with designer names and designs too sometimes but I'd like to think I'm getting better! I love square scarves and this one is great! So many possibilities! And for the record I don't think your hair looks broomy at all!

  2. I'd say you've taken to the square scarf challenge like more of a natural than you realize. Too funny about belatedly realizing it was YSL!

  3. Ooh it looks fabulous on you. I adore the color and knew you needed a little thrifted luxe. I have a pretty good eye for brands (in fact give it a day or two and you should be getting another goodie in the mail soon).

    I wasn't a scarf person for a long long time, now I have a growing collection – I can't help but wear them. Square ones are usually about the right size to be comfortable.

    • Megan, this scarf is perfect. It just kind of flutters into place, no talent required ๐Ÿ™‚

      Missing those little letters is what happens when your eyes get old. It took office light for me to see them real good ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      Your package is here. I'm just doing that thing where I delight in the box. But it came on just the right day, a very low day in a very low week. Thank you so much. I sent you a package this morning.

  4. Love this gifted scarf on you! I'm trying to think if I own any square scarves – I don't think so! – maybe they would force me to learn some tying methods once and for all, and I'm not sure I'm up to the task (I am particularly challenged in that area).

    I would not have noticed your flipped shirt hem! Your crooked-dy pic has marvellous diagonals in the background.

  5. It looks like you really know your way around that scarf and it's not your first time. And you "ensembled" it divinely with your 14 shades of …

  6. I haven't done much with scarves, but I would like to try more! This one you're wearing is great, fabulous color!

    I totally had a flipped shirt hem in one of my pics today too. It happens! We're human!

  7. The scarf is lovely, whatever initials are on it! I like vintage scarves very much, they are really easy to pick up cheap in charity shops so I can't seem to help myself and I have LOTS!
    I like your crookedy shots too, and I know ALL about broom head! Xxx

  8. *Loving* the square scarf – I am a fan of these and like to wear them bandit-style (like you could pull it up over your face if getting on your pony to go do a heist… that sort of thing?

    I wish I had broom head, I perpetually suffer from fluff head (aka Easter chick syndrome).

  9. What a gorgeous scarf! I love the colour, and I bet it's silk! It looks great with your outfit, and you hair colour too.

    I haven't got a single square scarf – I don't know how to tie it without looking half strangled! I may have to find myself a tutorial. Like Curtise says, there are so many beautiful vintage scarves out there, at very low prices.

  10. Oh, I love this! The bright splash of colour with the scarf against the neutrals is fantastic. And I do love stripes!

    I've only recently learned to love square scarves, although I'm still working on tying them properly.

  11. I love a vintage scarf, like Curtise says, they're so easy to get hold of and add a bit of glam to almost everything. You wear yours well! xxx
    PS Yes, get a fake ponytail!

  12. My goodness!I'm here by mistake and I'm in shock!!!! HORRIBLE UGLY MODEL, HORRIBLE POOR GRANDMA STYLE! Ladies if you are in your mind, please don't ever dress like her. She needs to bleach her teeth #1, loose 30-40lbs, and she has NO style whatsoever. She has no business to run any blog especially FASHION….. run run away from here. Go to or something like that. SCARY HERE…..

    • Hey, everyone, this is the first really negative comment I've ever received so I wanted to share it with everyone. I hear Anonymous gets around in the style blogger world, but is afraid to show his or her face.

      I'm not afraid to cop to "grandma style" but lose 30-40 lbs. Er, I am size 2, A.

  13. Oh, nice YSL scarf! I think square scarfs are tricky, but I do like how you are wearing this one. More like a necklace than a scarf, or more like an infinity scarf than a square scarf. Last winter I wore one like that and layered on some chain necklaces.

    I also like them tied on to bags or as bracelets… just any way that won't result in being called a stewardess.

    Chic on the Cheap

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