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Paralegal Career Dressing: Stripes & Speaking Engagements

Paralegal Career Dressing:  Stripes & Speaking Engagements

This will be a quickie. But I want to complete Super Stripes Week. Dear Hubby took these pictures as I headed out for a four-hour drive to the coast. I’m speaking at one paralegal seminar this afternoon, and a different one tomorrow. I’m so excited to get to see so many of my friends and colleagues – at the beach!

Just a note on today’s outfit. It did cost more than $25, but all of it was less than $100. The dress and blazer are from the Loft Outlet. I decided to go with an easy dress instead of a suit, due to the long drive on a 83 degree day, and the bare legs, even though I’m a speaker, because it’s the BEACH!

Oh, and I mixed dots and stripes, something I would have never done a year ago.

Dress (Loft Outlet); Blazer (Loft Outlet); Nine West wedges (Ross Dress for Less); Bangle (Jada’s Jewels); Ring (Tuesday Morning); Hoop earrings (forever)
Everything is in full color – except me. Me and Casper the Friendly Ghost ๐Ÿ˜›
The cat was posing perfectly until hubby started snapping pics.
Because he wanted his own picture. As you can tell, he’s into formal wear.
Close-up of the bling. Fave cuff bracelet is from the fantastic Jada’s Jewels.

I’m off to talk about cyber-sleuthing, social media, ethics, newfangled technology, and more ethics.

What’s your fave outfit for professional conferences?

10 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: Stripes & Speaking Engagements

  1. I haven't mentioned this before but it's time I did — you create a perfect blend of professional and personal style. Your outfits are totally appropriate for work and also impressive as aesthetic efforts. That's a really tricky achievement which most people fail it.

    I never have to try doing this, so I don't face your challenge; all my dressing up is purely for personal fun. I realize how much harder it would be to temper my fashion instincts with concern for public reaction.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Great mix of patterns dear. I love it so much! I have never spoke at a paralegal conference, but I go to one once a month–which always happens to fall on EBEW day. LOL It gets interesting. Good luck on your speeches. I hope they go well.

  3. I love your bracelet and the seersucker jacket! Hope you have a good trip and enjoy the beach. That sounds like the place to be with this crazy warm spring.

    Also yay! Kitty pictures. Too cute.

  4. @Ally ~ You made my week! I always wonder if I'm kind of a stick-in-the-mud in the style blogosphere – one without much money!

    I've gone back and read your blog from the beginning, and you've come so far in your exploration of style, too. You've definitely put together some great work and party looks. It might be fun to look back and highlight some of them.

  5. @Frannie ~ Thanks! I'm extremely shy, so public-speaking is an extra effort for me, but one I enjoy after I get past the deer-in-the-headlights feeling ๐Ÿ™‚ I've finally figured out EVEW and hope to do the next one!

  6. @Megan Mae ~ I love pet pictures in anyone's blog ๐Ÿ˜› The weather was lovely on Friday, but horrendously stormy on Saturday. But I didn't care, I was at the beach, where I was born to live.

  7. @Terri ~ Dear Hubby did do a good job, and it was so nice to have a photographer for a change. The Teen does it sometimes, but the winter light didn't allow for pictures before we left for school and work.

    Terri, I also went back and read your blog from its inception, and am amazed at how far you've come in your style – and visibility – journey. You really are a beautiful woman, and I love it when you celebrate that.

  8. Ooh, this is a perfect outfit for a conference. If I were there, I'd be listening because you look cute and stylish enough to seem like you won't be boring. =) But you don't look overly trendy, like we shouldn't take you seriously. I love it!!

  9. @Tiffany ~ Great minds think alike. Sometimes when I dress for CLE presentations, I figure if my accessories are interesting enough, they'll keep my audience entertained, even if I'm talking about excruciatingly boring topics like HIPAA or MSA set-asides ๐Ÿ˜›

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