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Paralegal Career Dressing: New Use for Old Blouse or Maybe Last Hurrah before GoodWill

Paralegal Career Dressing: New Use for Old Blouse or Maybe Last Hurrah before GoodWill

The last time I wore this sheath dress (under $20 from Steinmart, believe me, you can get the classic look for lots less than several hundred dollars per garment), I unimaginatively put a cardigan over it and hid the neat neckline and waist insert. This time I decided to try a blouse under it – one that wasn’t getting worn and might be destined for the GoodWill. I dunno if I like the look or not. Maybe a little too Renaissance Faire for the practical paralegal?

Also, all my bling is from Jada’s Jewels, (Not a sponsored post. I love my daily a.m. JJ email πŸ™‚ I’m so in love with the cuff bracelet (which is really silver like it looks in the photo with my iPad), because it adjusts to my skinny wrists and looks like a ton of bangles without all the jangling, that I took every opportunity I could to show it off, only no one noticed. Except maybe you guys.

I really wanted to do the multiple watch thing that I’ve seen other style bloggers do recently, but I was concerned that I’d get questions regarding my senility, like, “Did you know you’re wearing two watches?” This is a law firm. Style’s not really our priority.

Adrienne Vittadini sheath (Steinmart clearance $16); Peasant blouse (Ross for cheap years ago when I was feeling Bohemian or something); Tights (Target); Jewelry (Jada’s Jewels)
Same cheap and comfortable shooties from Ross I’ve been wearing all winter. They had me at the covered buttons.
Yes, I love my Incase Origami Workstation for iPad but the important thing is my bracelet, see my bracelet? πŸ˜› .

This is the stuff I did all day to draw attention to my cuff bracelet, kinda like a new engagement ring.

Oops. I did steal your coffee cup, and raided your chocolate stash, too.
Oh, heck, let’s just point out the obvious.
Someone has a new bracelet but needs a nap.

Do you like to accessorize with bracelets? What are your favorite kind?

7 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: New Use for Old Blouse or Maybe Last Hurrah before GoodWill

  1. I really like the blouse under this dress. It adds a lot of interest without a lot of frou-frou.

    That bracelet is great if it doesn't jingle! That's my main objection to the "arm party" look, too much noise.

  2. Louise, thanks for the feedback. I actually put it in the GW bag, and then took it out. What a waffler I am πŸ˜›

    No jingle AT ALL I swear. Peace and quiet and bangly glamor πŸ˜€

  3. My philosophy on stuff that goes in and out of the Goodwill Bag: get rid of it. Life is too short to keep clothes you waffle on. Especially since you're so good at finding bargains!

    I like the blouse, but so what? It's not taking up psychic space in my closet πŸ™‚

  4. Louise, it's in the GW box now! That part about psychic space got to me. It may have some friends joining it – who are also taking up psychic space πŸ˜›

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