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Paralegal Career Dressing: Twinsies!

Paralegal Career Dressing: Twinsies!

Finally, either my imaginary menopause or the summer heat has let up enough to break out a jacket. I’ve had this thrifted Talbots jacket since early spring. It’s been a bright spot in the closet, demanding a trot out to the office, but has been scorned as too hot.

Talbots jacket ~ thrifted
Loft dress ~ Loft Outlet
Fabric Flower Brooch ~ JKW Jewellery
LizClaiborne Flex Pumps in faux snakeskin ~ Shoe Carnival
Ring set ~ Target; Earrings ~ Wilmington NC street vendor

My husband, The Absent-Minded Professor, got dressed for work in a different city, but when he came to pick up The Teen this afternoon, we discovered we matched, much to the amusement of my co-workers. Hey, the couple that color-coordinates together, stays together, or something like that.

Hubby had to buy a new shirt last night on the fly; he did real good!

Our law firm is located in a historic house, and has a great front porch with rockers locked down to prevent wandering away. When we went out at lunch to grab some quick outfit pictures, we found my co-worker and legal assistant, Shannon, rocking both terrific neutrals and some stress away.


I completed a couple of projects for the North Carolina Bar Association Paralegal Division today, and it felt great to check them off my to-do list. With the Paralegal Division Council annual retreat coming up at the end of the month, I’ve got to get better organized.

The Teen: Add faux pearls to a basic tee and flats, stir well, and create chic.

But what I think I really need the most is a vacation. I realized I’ve only been out of the office for a couple of days here and there all year. When you work in fast-paced, high stress environments, it’s important to schedule time away to recharge. My favorite getaway is simply walking on a beach with my dogs.

A little art created with free Picasa photo-editing software. This paralegal can’t afford Photoshop, so all the wrinkles are real.

Where is your favorite place to relax?

15 Responses to Paralegal Career Dressing: Twinsies!

  1. Hee! How cute are you two. Hubs and I do that on occasion. Sometimes by accident, more often he does it on purpose to annoy me. It's more common for us to dress flip-flopped though (my pants match his shirt, vice versa).

    As for not being able to afford photoshop: Open Canvas is a great photoshop dupe. It's free, it's easy to use, though a little more simplified. I used it for awhile before getting PS.

  2. I hear ya sister! I cannot wait until my honeymoon so that I can have a vaca away from this crazy office. Hey, we both wore blazers today. But you were smarter than me because I'm pretty sure mine is welded to my body from sweat. (ew) How funny that you and the AMP were matching today. Patrick and I do that sometimes and then we get all freaked out. LOL I am SO glad you wore this fun and bright blazer!

    • Lisa, your photos are fantastic. I look at them and think, "She's found her sweet spot." I can't seem to find a consistent spot where the light isn't always changing during my limited free time, and I haven't mastered indoor lighting like you have. I'm pretty sure I need an extra flash for my camera.

  3. Great turquoise blazer! I would totally own that. L and I often end up in the same colour shirts (he has a lot of bright shirts). It's funny how that works out.

    I just use MS Picture Editor. Can't be bothered to go fancy.

    I relax at home. A board game, some tunes, some wine and I am good.

  4. Awwww, you and your husband look so cute. That's a really nice shade of unisex blue. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Let Shannon know we appreciate her contribution to your blog post and her neutrals look great! The teen….well, she's just always downright adorable.
    My favorite place to relax is about a 7 hr drive from here…where we honeymooned and spent a couple of subsequent anniversaries… a little private one room (plus bathroom) cabin on an ocean bluff in Oregon with a private beach access. The first night we were there I woke up in the middle of the night, with my head on the pillow, I looked out the big picture window by the bed ans saw ocean and then I glanced up and the sky was filled with twinkling stars and there, plain as day, was the Big Dipper. (I don't think I'd ever seen it before.) I woke John up to see it. I was amazed at the beauty of that night. The cabin had a fireplace and little kitchen area and was the most peaceful place I've ever been. I'm itching to go back. I wish I could just live there. If I had about a million dollars I could. haha

  5. Great pictures! Love the jacket. That was fun to see coworkers and the styles around the office. Everyone looks great. The Teen is very pretty and — you are right — very chic!


  6. My computer skipped a groove and I have no idea if my last comment went through when I was halfway through writing it…

    I said you and hubby are cute, I love your blazer, I enjoy relaxing in a bubble bath at home and for vacation, I like relaxing in beautiful Itasca State Park which is where i'll be in just a few days! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Gorgeous colour, it suits you so well. And AMP too, let's not leave him out! I often find I have picked out clothes for myself and the kids in similar colours.
    I use PicMonkey, it's really easy and free. I have NO photography skills at all, just point'n'press, so I need to titivate my pics a little… xxx

  8. I like the his n hers. Great minds think alike.

    I had the best relaxation experience in a floatation tank in a local spa. So good. I couldn't really speak afterwards… Must go again.

  9. You guys look so cute!!! Your daughter is beautiful. FYI, I've found that PicMonkey is easier to use than Picasa. I should really get active as a paralegal again. When I started back in 2004 I was a lot more active. But then I ended up working at firms where they looked at paralegals more as Administrative Assistants than paralegals. Certification isn't big up here either. I was a paralegal when I worked in Immigration law, I feel more like a clerk than a paralegal now. )-: but that is the disadvantage of working at a large firm vs. working at a smaller one.

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