The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Or, Real Women Wear the Same Clothes & Spend Time in Parking Lots
Part of dressing on a budget is wearing what you already own, maybe more often than you’d like. That seems way beyond obvious, but some of us (okay, me) like variety in our attire (as incentive to get up on weekday mornings). Plus, wearing the same thing twice is the kiss of death for a style blogger, right?
NO. Uh, well, I hope not.
Recently, I’ve discovered that I actually like – and need – simplicity in my life. If I find a piece of clothing, usually a dress or a skirt, that I love, I want to wear it over and over and over. It comforts me.
I know this “sofa dress” is a repeat on the blog, but it’s a beloved wardrobe workhorse. It’s made out of cool sofa fabric, it has a nicer shape than I do, and it could practically go to work without me.
Do you have a Wardrobe Workhorse? Are you willing to share it with my readers? If so, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) a photo, the outfit details, and a few sentences stating why you wear that piece
over and over often. You’ll get your own guest post and my undying gratitude. Same goes for my Goodwill Career Wear Challenge: you can email me a photo, the secondhand (scored anywhere) outfit details and ahem, cost (outfit under $10, not including shoes, accessories, and underpinnings), and a few sentences about why you popped those particular tags and/or why your secondhand outfit is perfect for your work environment.
P.S. Oh, I got my hair did. In honor of visiting The Costume Technician in NYC for Mother’s Day weekend, I asked for a “fancy New York haircut” even though I used my same local stylist of 15 plus years. Yes, Mom, my bangs are supposed to be in my face.