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Paralegal Career Dressing: Styling Walmart

Paralegal Career Dressing: Styling Walmart

I’ve wanted a flowered cardigan for a while, but couldn’t find one under $30, not even in my fave local thrift stores. Imagine my surprise when I found one while shopping for groceries!

While snuggling up to this dress form, I was stuck by the longest straight pin I’ve ever seen in my life. George cardigan (Walmart $15); Express Design Studio slacks (thrifted $9 – fully lined!); Belt (Rugged Wearhouse $3); Booties (Ross @$14)

Part of the reason I started sharing some of my own daily wear is to show that dressing for work on a budget is do-able. I felt like I had to put my money where my mouth is – or at least where my inexpensive clothes are 🙂

Now we’re all friends. You can’t see the earrings, but they’re from a $5.38 three-pack of earrings from Walmart.

My black flower brooch blended into the cardigan pattern more than I thought it would (hmmm, possibly making me an idgit), but it’s awesome and came from JKW Jewelry (Etsy).

Bought anything from Walmart that you’re wearing to work?

5 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: Styling Walmart

  1. Sharon, I hear ya. We'd boycott Walmart too if we didn't have ravenous teens that eat a week's worth of groceries in two days. Our home is so small we can't shop in bulk, because we have no place to store anything. But I comfort myself with the fact that in this economy, people need work desperately, including Walmart employees.

  2. Lookin' sharp, Lynne!

    I'm a big fan of building a work wardrobe around the basics. (How many nice white button up shirts do I have? Sweaters? Black/Grey/Tan pants/skirts? Do I own any items with any color at all?!?!) It's nice to be able to pick up the basics for cheap. (Leaves money for the occasional nice piece of rockin’ jewelry.)

    Great find!

  3. I'm just LOVING your style posts Lynne! These photos with the dress form are great!

    I'm not a big Walmart shopper. There's something about walking into a Walmart in my part of the world that makes me depressed. And frightened come to think of it. (Seriously, you haven't seen scarey until you've been in the Fruitvale Walmart in Oakland.) Target however is another story. Some of my best shoes have come from Target when I was running in for toilet paper.

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