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Paralegal Career Dressing: My “Sofa” Dress

Paralegal Career Dressing: My “Sofa” Dress

A couple of years ago, I bought this sheath dress to wear to one of our firm’s partners David Pishko‘s induction as president of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to go to the ceremony, due to a conflict with the youngest kiddo’s annual dance recital. At first, I thought the dress was only appropriate for fancy receptions, but then grabbed it out of the back of my closet and started wearing it to work.

I was attracted to the dress because of the deep eggplant color, the empire waist, the pleats around the neckline – and the fact that the fabric feels exactly like sofa upholstery. Weird, huh? But it’s fully lined and really comfortable. I wore it last Thursday, because I had a social event after work, friends’ wine store opening.

Taylor sheath dress (Ross ~ @$20); WD-NY cardigan (Ross @$12); Colin Stuart Shoes (thrifted); Ring (gift)

One of our super-stylish associates gave me this very cool ring for Christmas.

This paralegal has short, stubby nails; manicures are wasted on me ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you own a piece of clothing made with unusual fabric that is a beloved part of your working wardrobe?

2 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: My “Sofa” Dress

  1. You look so fabulous with that dress Lynne! Though it was made of an unusual fabric, it looks very classy! Nice sofa dress! Thanks for sharing. Now am wondering if I also have an unusual dress like yours. ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess I should check my closet then.

  2. Thanks, CCC, I'd love to hear if you turn up any unusual fabric in your closet!

    As you know, I'm a big fan of your blog, and am excited that you stopped by Practical Paralegalism ๐Ÿ™‚

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