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Paralegal Career Dressing: Mad Men-ish Secretary

Paralegal Career Dressing: Mad Men-ish Secretary

I think of this look as my “Secretary Look” but I got an, “Oh, you look so Mad Men-ish” today, too.

It’s really more of a no-planning-in-advance-let’s-just-grab-something-I-haven’t-worn-in-a-long-time look. Usually, I’m more of a planner for Patti’s Visible Monday over at Not Yet Dead Yet Style.

Yet I can’t even remember where the blouse came from, and I’m pretty sure The Graduate Student in Costume Construction left the heels at my house. I swiped the belt from a dress The Teen threw in the GoodWill.

The next thing you know I’ll be swiping clothes out of the trash. Maybe yours.

This is my only crappy “uh-oh it is getting ready to rain NOW” outside pic. But the walkway lights look like fireflies. Skirt (Talbots Outlet clearance last year); Bow-tie blouse (I dunno); Belt (Teen’s GoodWill); Anne Klein heels (I dunno); Bracelets (pretty, shiny, in my own mess of jewelry); Earrings (jewelry store in Chapel Hill)
I’ve decided to stop straightening up doors.
That’s actually a pretty good bow, for me.

Do you have items in your closet that you have no idea how they got there? (You don’t have to say “yes” just to make me feel better about myself ;P)

6 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: Mad Men-ish Secretary

  1. Yep. For the most part I can tell you where I bought something and can pretty much guarantee how much I paid for something (it's an OCD thing where I can pretty much recall the price of everything I've bought or thought about buying, but the retail cost and what I actually paid) – however my belt and a few shirts still hold the "idunno" title for just appearing.

    I LOVE this look on you. Those heels are insane. Like the perfect black pump.

  2. Well, I do have items in my closet that I bought at a thrift…but don't always wear immediately. If too much times goes by and it remains unworn, I often have to ask myself why I bought it and too often I can't remember!

  3. I think I can pretty much remember where I bought most of my clothes in my closet. hehehe… You look good though and I do like the top and the skirt. 🙂

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