The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Y’all, I wore a strapless dress to the law office today. Yup.
No one noticed, BTW.
I bought this Gap dress for $11 at a thrift shop in Wilmington (the same weekend I accidentally met Erin Brockovich), and wore it to a beach cocktail party for CLE conference attendees. By the time I left, I’d given the thrift shop’s location to at least 17 women.
It would never have occurred to me to wear this dress to work, if I hadn’t started reading style blogs. I don’t have many clothes in colors, especially this deep coral, and want to wear it more often. As far as I can tell, the only downside is I could not take my jacket off in the office. But the air was cranked, and I didn’t want to.
So, here I am, participating in Super Stripes Week and Not Yet Dead Yet Style’s Visible Monday, wearing about $25 in thrifted clothing if you don’t include the shoes. Heck, a co-worker even gave me the earrings this morning, from cleaning out her jewelry box this weekend.
|Gap dress (thrifted); Phoebe jacket (thrifted); Nine West wedges (Ross Dress for Less); Multi-chain you can’t see (Burlington Coat Outlet); Earrings (gift)|
|Someone needs to get her hair did.|
Have I mentioned that I love, love, love reading glasses? Because I’m too vain to wear my bifocals? No? Well, check out these reading glasses I got at the thrift store:
|See, middle age is WAY cool. You get to go crazy with th’ reading glasses 😛|
|These earrings, gifted by a co-worker, were ten times better than the ones I had on.|
Have you successfully styled anything for the office that would ordinarily be outside the “rules” for career wear?