Paralegal Career Dressing: My “Sofa” Dress

A couple of years ago, I bought this sheath dress to wear to one of our firm’s partners David Pishko‘s induction as president of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to go to the ceremony, due to a conflict with the youngest kiddo’s annual dance recital. At first, I thought the dress was only appropriate for fancy receptions, but then grabbed it out of the back of my closet and started wearing it to work.

I was attracted to the dress because of the deep eggplant color, the empire waist, the pleats around the neckline – and the fact that the fabric feels exactly like sofa upholstery. Weird, huh? But it’s fully lined and really comfortable. I wore it last Thursday, because I had a social event after work, friends’ wine store opening.

Taylor sheath dress (Ross ~ @$20); WD-NY cardigan (Ross @$12); Colin Stuart Shoes (thrifted); Ring (gift)

One of our super-stylish associates gave me this very cool ring for Christmas.

This paralegal has short, stubby nails; manicures are wasted on me 🙂

Do you own a piece of clothing made with unusual fabric that is a beloved part of your working wardrobe?

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