August 19, 2010

HI!!!

Hi guys, I'm back!

    I have a ton of things that I want to tell you about, so I may not get to all of it here in this one post.  More than likely new things will be sprinkled throughout the next several posts, so bear with me.


    Let me start out by saying that I have missed blogging like crazy.  I was super busy with studying for the bar and preparing to move that I just couldn't keep blogging anymore.  In fact, I couldn't really keep looking cute either.  It got to the point where I was spending most of my time in sweatpants and a tshirt, occasionally joined by a hoodie.  But that is over with.  I took the bar exam on July 27 and 28.  For those two days I was most definitely in sweats.  In fact, it was so cold in the building that anything else would have been a mistake.  I did manage to survive studying for and taking the bar, now I just have to wait until I get results.
    While I wait for results I shall be working.  As I mentioned before, I got a job in a small law firm.  We spent last week in a civil trial.  It was really cool to watch and learn.  As an aside, for the most part, unless something really cool happens, I won't be talking about work.  I just think its inappropriate and not really relevant.
     That being said, let me show you what I wore to work yesterday and tell you the story behind this outfit.  So, we had been in court for 3 days when I realized that I only had 3 full suits and 2 dresses that I can pair with blazers to make suits.  Clearly, this is unacceptable.  I attempted to go shopping Sunday evening, but the Marshalls we went to did not have a suit section.  I scoured Target and just didn't find anything I was ok with.  So, we planned an outing to the mall.  Stayed at work late Monday, so Tuesday as soon as I got home we turned around and left to go to the mall.   The mall here is small, but has everything I needed.  I sped-shopped (past tense for speed-shopping) and managed to find the above suit from JCPenney, a dress and peach top (above) from The Limited, and two short sleeve sweaters from Loft.  It was a very productive shopping trip in which I found what I was looking for and bought everything on sale or on final clearance.  In total I spent less than $175 for pieces that will work together and with the rest of my closet that I will be able to wear to work.  
    My favorite part about this suit is the high waisted skirt.  I was a bit apprehensive about how high waisted it was at first.  I didn't want to draw SOOOO much attention to my figure as my job isn't to be noticed, but rather to be an advocate for someone else.  However, after wearing it and feeling how comfortable it is to wear and seeing how nice it looks on, I think I'm sold.  The outfit definitely had a Mad Men feel to it, which I wasn't sure how I felt about, but overall, I'm thrilled with my purchase and hope I can go back and find the same suit in another color (or two!). 
    Before I forget, I wanted to make a note of this top.  I haven't walked into a The Limited store in several years.  Part of this is that the clothing is generally expensive and also because I haven't really fit their clothes either.  However, when I went to the mall on Tuesday, I figured I had nothing but a few minutes to lose by walking in there.  Most of their clothes is still out of my price range, but their clearance and sales racks surely aren't.  I tried on several pieces and was pleasantly surprised to find out that I not only fit their clothes, but that their biggest size, a 14, was too big for me.  In fact, this top, a Large, fit my chest just fine without any sort of problem.  This was a HUGE surprise as it is generally difficult for me to find tops that fit my bust.  Overall I'm very happy to discover that I can add The Limited back into the list of stores that fit me and look forward to going back there with more time (and money) to check out their stuff. 
 
The Details:
Top: The Limited
Suit: Worthington for JCPenney 
Heels: Aldo
Hose: L'eggs Sheer Energy
Pearls: Strung by me
Belt: Target



4 comments:

Audi said...

Welcome back! How exciting that you finished the bar and have started working. And congrats on the new purchases -- that peach color looks great on you!

A-C said...

Thanks Audi! I've missed you!

Esq2010 said...

Nice!

A-C said...

thanks!

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