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Paralegal Career Dressing: Murse or Matchel?

Paralegal Career Dressing: Murse or Matchel?

I don’t give Dear Hubby, a/k/a The Absent-Minded Professor (AMP), nearly enough credit here on the ol’ paralegal and budget career style blog. Most of the really great photos are taken by him (or The Teen), and almost all of the really great meals eaten in our house are cooked by him.

Loft sun dress ~ thrifted $5 last year
Merona Artiste cardigan ~ Target clearance last year
XAppeal Zeena wedges ~ Rack Room
Necklace ~ Jewel Box 4-5 years ago
Stretch bracelet ~ thrift store

AMP couldn’t tell you what I have on any given day – but he will say he thinks I’m prettiest with bifocals on.

Bossy paralegal pose.

AMP isn’t going to vacuum or dust unless given a direct order – but he will spend long nights at the hospital with a sick teen so I can get some sleep.

AMP loathes Stacy London and Clinton Kelly – but he will stay up with me until the wee hours watching a Dexter marathon.

AMP lets the registration on his vehicle lapse until he’s pulled over by a trooper – but he’ll give up an entire weekend to fly to NYC and drive The Costume Technician’s car back to North Carolina.

Now, for a fashion question, dear readers. AMP is quite excited about his purchase of a bag for his netbook, but when The Teen and I saw it, we both crowed, “Man purse a/k/a Murse!” – which quickly morphed into “Man satchel a/k/a Matchel!” He agreed I could pose the question to you.

Murse or Matchel?

19 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: Murse or Matchel?

  1. Awwwwww, what a sweet post about AMP. πŸ™‚
    I love the outfit you are wearing today.
    As far as the Murse…hmmmm….it more reminds me of a lunch satchel thingy I have, but doesn't seem gender specific. I'm glad he's happy with it.

  2. Oh I'm going to have to go with AMP on this one–I say Matchel. LOL

    He sounds like a great hubby! It's important to give credit where credit is due.

    Love this pretty dress on you. The pattern is great and those colors look perfect on you!

  3. I love the color of that cardigan! It's so perfect with the sundress.

    I think it's a "Matchel" – it's too close to a messenger bag to be a "Murse" – maybe it it were a patent leather. ;P

  4. i think for it to qualify as a murse or matchel it needs to be more fashionable. this just seems like a dude with a case for his computer.

  5. I think it's a matchel! I love that word too, it's funny!

    And he sounds like quite a guy! Actually he sounds a lot like my hubby. Especially the cooking and the watching Dexter part!

    Love your gorgeous floral dress!

  6. Although matchel sounds fine, isn't satchel gender neutral, thus eliminating the need for the "m?" What a wonderful hubby! And I too love, love, love the dress and cardigan combo on you. Beautiful colors!

  7. @Bethie ~ We do think "matchel" has more machismo πŸ˜›

    @silvergirl ~ We probably got started, because he was carrying it like a purse and it matched his shirt πŸ˜›

  8. Matchel! =)

    This is such a sweet post dedicate to your guy. It's nice to get to know the man behind the lady once in a while. =)

  9. Matchel, definitely, murse implies more feminine and he still has his masculinity intact with this piece! Now unto you, wow olive green is the perfect colour on you and I love the floral dress!

  10. Set myself up on Google so I can finally comment on your fantastic blog posts!

    I shared this post with my husband, who admired the murse. A new word has entered my lexicon.

    I love the colour of the cardigan -mustard? Saffron? It goes beautifully with the dress πŸ™‚

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