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Visible Monday and Beachin’ It

I decided not to title this post “Paralegal Career Dressing” because I’m not dressed for the office in any of these pics. But I am decidedly visible for Not Yet Dead Style’s Visible Monday in my Lollipop Red Nine West Vintage America Jeans, scored for $15 after discounts and coupons at Steinmart. All of these…

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Paralegal Career Dressing: 5 Items under $50 from Chico’s

Perhaps I haven’t been fair to Chico’s, having never made it past the front door of our local store. But I checked out the online sale catalog, and found several marked down items that would be great fits for a conservative office wardrobe. Easy Instinct Elin Jacket ~ $39.99  (Also available in a nice neutral…

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Paralegal Career Dressing: Visible Monday Is a Brazen Hussy

I titled this post partly to screw with Google’s search engine results, and partly because I perhaps over-washed the gray out of my hair last night. In fact, I may have scared it away permanently. The color on the box said something like “Prim Auburn Suitable for Work” – but turned out to be way…

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Paralegal Career Dressing: 5 Pleated Skirts Under $50

Spring is coming, and a sleek, chiffon-type, swingy pleated skirt, suitable for a conservative office, is on my wish list, inspired by recent looks from some of my favorite style bloggers. I’ll keep checking the thrift stores and eBay, but in the meantime, I’ll use these economically priced skirts for inspiration (or fold and buy…

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Paralegal Career Dressing: 5 Statement Necklaces Under $25

A statement necklace can really add an interesting and unique focal point to a classic outfit, and is a great piece to invest in for the office. I found five that I’d love to add to my own accessory collection: Gold Statement Necklace w/ Turquoise ~ $18 (BellaBluJewelry – Etsy) Faux Stone Necklace ~ $6.80…

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Paralegal Career Dressing: Bright Shiny Trinkets

I’ll have to admit that before I starting reading style blogs, I leaned toward fairly conservative accessories. I still have to lean that way, working in a law firm, but I’ve found myself more drawn to color and statement necklaces, like the one I wore yesterday (and might wear tomorrow). It’s bright, has many beads…

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Paralegal Career Dressing: Tuesday’s Deal Is We Love Colors

I don’t know why I’m startled by retail bathing suit displays in February, but honestly, I am. It’s still freezing outside. I want my toasty tights. But no, they’re almost all gone in retail stores – to make room for itsy-bitsy bikinis. Which I’m kinda old for, so maybe I’m just bitter… But that’s okay,…

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