The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
What kind of fool wears a ballet skirt to work at the law office?
Uh, my paralegal homies might just want to skip this post and pretend it never happened.
The rest of you keep reading, because it did, and it went down like this.
I am usually drooling with envy over my way cooler blogger buddies, with their access to stunning vintage clothes in charity shops and car trunks, and oh so cool photo locales, like almost secret gardens and space ships (I made that one up), and I always want to play in their
reindeer style blogger games, but often can’t, because let’s face it, I have a desk job and parking lot (giving my neighbors plenty of cause to wonder what the hell is wrong with me, flapping around in my work clothes by myself), and not many opportunities to either stumble upon, afford, or wear a ballet skirt.
But oh how I wanted a ballerina skirt like those worn by Melanie, Curtise, Desiree, Dylan, Amber, and many other lovely style bloggers for the twee-free tulle and a teacup meme that was going ’round a few months ago, shown here. (Thankfully, Dylan introduced a coffee cup into the mix, because I love tea, but I need my coffee first thing in the a.m. woe be unto you if you stand between me and the Keurig and my Starbuck K-cups, please, gurrrrl).
I’d seen Sal of Already Pretty wearing a tulle skirt (OMGwithpocketspeeps) many times, as well as Alison Gary at Wardrobe Oxygen wearing one TO WORK. When I followed Alison’s link to the eBay site for one similar to hers, and discovered it was $10.64, I said to myself, “Chica, this thang is happening. There will be a ballet skirt worn, bounced around in a parking lot, and swished around the law office all dang day long.”
The End. If you are still here, I am still gainfully employed. As far as I know.
I’m also twirling around at Patti at Not Yet Dead Style’s Visible Monday, because trust me, folks, it does not get more visible than a middle-aged paralegal wearing a ballet skirt to the office.
P.S. I wore two black slips under this, because my mama raised me right and I wasn’t taking any chances.