Unsocial Network

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I love it when we get a picture where the wind catches my hair.

Makes me feel like a white, talentless Beyonce.

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This business casual outfit almost makes it look like I have a job, doesn’t it?! I appreciate your optimism, but sadly…still no job. This was actually an outfit I wore while I met with someone who does have a job and who gave me some advice on how to find one of my own. Yes, I’m networking. But I hate calling it “networking” because that word strikes fear in the hearts of introverts like myself. Luckily, this meeting was quite enjoyable and productive. Plus, I was having a great hair day, so…bonus points.

On another note, we took these photos in front of a WWII memorial. There wasn’t any special meaning behind my choice of background; it was just near where we had lunch and it blocked the harsh light. But my grandpa is a WWII vet, and his 95th birthday is this weekend, so I think it’s fitting. It’s not likely that he’ll spend his birthday reading my blog, but he’ll probably be hanging out, gardening, and being (somehow) healthier than I am.

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*Watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.

Workin’ on My Fitness

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This week I had my character and fitness interview. If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s when a wannabe lawyer meets with a real lawyer so the real lawyer can make sure the wannabe lawyer isn’t a complete nut job. If the wannabe lawyer is deemed to be a nut job, she isn’t allowed to take the Bar Exam, and everything she’s worked for for the past 3+ years was a complete waste of time and money. But no pressure or anything.

Luckily, I was deemed fit, so onward to test day I go!

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Busy Bee

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Above: The face I make when children go running through the park where I’m taking photos. What do they think this is, Disney World? People are trying to blog here.

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If you’re tired of all my casual student outfits, today’s your lucky day. I did wear this to my Bar review class, but then I went to lunch with a former professor so I erred on the side of business casual. Considering what a busy bee I am, I think it’s appropriate I’m wearing black and yellow. And considering how my brain is struggling to keep a million points of law straight in my head, I think it’s appropriate I’m wearing mixed prints. Art imitating life…or something.

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*Watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.

Tar Heel with a Blue Dress On

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You know what they say…when you find something you love, get it in two colors. I loved my olive parkline dress, so I waited for another sale and grabbed it in blue.

There’s always been a lot of blue in my closet, but until this month (when I got this dress and a pair of suede pumps), there was never much cobalt blue. And I think I know why. I grew up in North Carolina, and even though I don’t have much allegiance to my home state, I will be a UNC basketball fan for life. If you know anything about North Carolina or about college basketball, you know the UNC/Duke rivalry is EPIC. So naturally, my love for UNC is accompanied by a hatred for Duke. The point of this story if you don’t already know: Carolina blue is like a sky blue, and Duke blue is pretty much cobalt. So I think when I see cobalt I subconsciously associate it with Duke. But I decided recently I shouldn’t let a stupid sports team steal a perfectly beautiful color from me. And that’s the story of how I beat Duke.

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*Jacket purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M; necklace provided courtesy of Loopsway.

The Sarah Project

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So I’m watching The Mindy Project as I write this, and even though I’m really nothing like Mindy personality-wise, her wardrobe in this show is my freaking dream. I love how her character dresses advenurously – lots of bright colors, metallics, and mixed patterns and textures. She’s always a little overdressed for her job but she owns it.

I bet Mindy would rock a floral pencil skirt, bedazzled sweatshirt, and bright blue blazer like nobody’s business. But then she would do or say something totally embarrassing, whereas I am the epitome of poise and never do anything awkward.

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*Blazer purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

#LookingLucky 4: Pastel

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This pastel-tastic look was actually the first outfit I put together for Looking Lucky, but thanks to a busy day (work, dinner, theater) followed by a lot of rain, it took awhile to get out and take photos of it. Worth the wait I think…I love this outfit!

I’m really digging these shoes. It’s funny though…in February I bought “nude” pumps but I think these pumps are actually closer to my actual skin tone. Next time I fill out a form that asks for my race, I’ll check “other” and write in “dusty rose.”

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Don’t Pinch Me, Bro

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I never make any point to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s my way of telepathically daring anyone to pinch me. (Don’t. Even. Think about it.) But I did serendipitously wear mint green yesterday. I don’t know if that really counts, but no one tried any funny business either way.

And for your daily dose of freaky, how’s this: The day I decide to tie a scarf to my bag is the same day L’Wren Scott was found dead…apparently by hanging herself with a scarf. WEIRD. And sad…she was a fabulous, talented lady.

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In case you thought mint pants couldn’t be versatile…

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*Sunglasses purchased with gift card provided courtesy of Asos.

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Cool Factor

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On Tuesday I whipped up this little ensemble for a day of interning. Obviously I didn’t wear the beanie and sunglasses in the office. In hindsight, I’m not sure why I didn’t because it was really cold in there, and my eyes were kinda dry.

By the way, these sunglasses are new – my first March purchase! Can you believe I’ve never owned aviators? What rock have I been living under? I tried some on a long time ago and they looked weird on me, and the silly sunglasses novice that I was thought all aviators were the same shape. I gave them another shot earlier this week and tried on several pairs at Nordstrom Rack. I settled on these from Just Cavalli. I’m pretty sure they make me cooler. Next step: motorcycle. You can drive a motorcycle in pumps, right?

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More snakes and beanies: It’s the Real Life Remix…

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*Shirt purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M; watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.

Statement Pants

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When I was picking out my clothes for another day of interning at the federal courthouse, I thought to myself: “Are these pants too…much?” But then I thought: “Why not go for it? Who’s going to judge me? Besides, you know, all the judges.” I stuck with my usual rule of a single statement piece (the pants are the statement, in case that wasn’t clear) with everything else more neutral and traditional. I think I’m pulling it off.

In other news, I finally got nude patent pumps! How I’ve gone so long without them I don’t know. I planned on wearing them for a special occasion (law school prom!) in a couple weeks, but I thought it might be a good idea to break them in a little first. I took these photos at the end of the day, and you can see a little angry spot on my right foot…it looks worse than it felt. I’m ready to bust a few moves in them soon.

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*Watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.

Werkin’ It

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I got this leather pencil skirt a couple months ago during one of Ann Taylor’s many extra zillion percent off super flash self-destruct-in-5-minutes sales. (They’re probably having one right now.) I finally had a chance to wear it this week. Once again, this semester’s internship gives me an excuse to wear some things that are too dressy for class.

I was inspired by a post on M Loves M this week to wear leopard print with this skirt. I was worried it might be – in Tim Gunn’s words – “a lotta look,” but I think this cream blazer kinda tempers it. For a conservative office environment, I try to stick with one statement at a time and then disguise it. Pretty tricksy, huh?

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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Where you’ve seen the top half before…It’s the Real Life Remix…

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*Jacket provided courtesy of H&M.