The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
I’ve been posting less lately, partly ’cause I don’t want y’all to get tired of me. However, I recalled I did make the shift from tongue-in-cheek paralegal news reporting to budget style blogger, partly because many new paralegals and college graduates told me they didn’t have money for a work wardrobe.
And partly because I could only find Photoshopped 20-somethings, looking giddy like anyone would who gets their pictures taken (and Photoshopped) for a living, wearing my favorite clothing designers, mostly for what appeared to be yacht outings and more than three cocktails at lunch. I was more interested in seeing real women, preferably of a certain age, wearing real clothes to work. I would really respect any clothing retailer who photographed its career clothes on women of a variety of shapes and ages who were actually going to the office – and not as the boss, either.
So now I’m back to my roots, showing you guys what I did wear to the office today, top and bottom purchased from GoodWill last year, with some final sale Loft flats (can ya believe no one wanted sparkly shoes?) and an old clearance Burlington Outlet multi-chain necklace added.
Add lily white legs (no plans to tan, for those who’ve asked how I handle bare legs in summer), the rebel summer ankle bracelet, and I’m keepin’ it real for an 80-degree day in the South.
I’ve seen so many style bloggers apologize for being photographed in the first pale legs of the season, but as someone who avoids tanning on purpose, no apologies needed. “Tan Mom” frightens me to death, and reminds me to preserve my skin, not deep-fry it. When I ponder tanning lotion, I wonder if I’ll look weird if my orange legs don’t match the rest of my Casper self. And I’m too lazy to really care. Maybe I should apologize for that?
P.S. If some of you never read this blog when it was devoted to paralegals, see acclaimed articles like “Loose the Attitude“.