The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
“I’m ten years old. My life is half over and I don’t even know if I’m black with white stripes or white with black stripes!” ~ Marty the Zebra (Madagascar 2005)
I’ll be fifty next year. Even though one of my grandmothers lived to be 101 years old, I’m pretty sure my life is well over half over.
I’m not griping about being middle-aged, but recently, I had to reluctantly admit I still don’t have a definite personal style, say like WendyB, Amber, Judith, Dylan, Lisa, Alison, Catherine, Megan, and many other fabulously real and stylish women whose blogs I follow. What evolved from a paralegal news blog into a budget career style blog to show it really is possible to have your total work outfit cost less than $50 on most days, and that thrifting can stretch a limited budget, like, forever, has turned into an exploration into my personal style.
What’s definite is I can’t afford a whole new wardrobe if most of what I wear isn’t really me, or me anymore. I have lost some weight, though, and could definitely afford to swap or thrift a few smaller-sized key pieces that might pull it together more than it is now.
Some days I think I have a clearly defined style I can live with, other days not so much. For example, I think I thrifted these zebra pants, heavily influenced by animal prints on other style bloggers. I do like them, and I’m pretty sure they make quite the first impression, but I’m not sure I would have bought them if left to my own devices. Maybe I shouldn’t be left to my own devices…
So are they my personal style now, or did I just adopt someone else’s?