The Beginning of the Middle

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20120820-210013.jpgMonday was the first day of classes in my second year of law school. And just like any other first day of school, I was excited to pick out my outfit. I did my back-to-school shopping (even though I haven’t physically grown out of clothes in about 12 years, I feel I emotionally grow out of them, and also I like to shop), so I was ready to wear some of my new clothes!

Because my summer is over, and I’ll be schooling instead of working, you’ll be seeing sort of a shift in my style from business casual to grad school casual. Hopefully you’ll still enjoy reading!

Jeans and tank available at LOFT

Bag is Marc by Marc Jacobs, available at Nordstrom

Taste the Rainbow

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Sometimes I don’t understand what people are wearing at the mall. There are those girls strutting around in their strappy heels…whom are you trying to impress? You’ve got a lot of walking to do, and you choose the least comfortable shoes you own? Plus you’re going to spend 5 minutes taking them off and on in every dressing room. Not practical. Oh, and don’t get me started on the ladies who rub their full face of makeup on the last white shirt in my size.

When I have a big shopping day ahead of me, I dress strategically: a top with a wide neck hole that’s easy to take off without messing up my hair, comfy shoes that slip on and off quickly, no jewelry that’s going to catch on fabric, and no messy makeup or lipgloss.

Luckily, these rules apparently still allow me to dress like a bag of Skittles, which is a life goal of mine.

In case you’re wondering, my shopping was quite successful. Mustard yellow jeans, polka dot tank, striped polo, and a mixed-print skirt. Stay tuned…

Cheap Thrills

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Once upon a time, Sarah was in Kohl’s. She wasn’t even shopping for herself, but she happened to be wandering through the clearance section. On the end of a rack that was stuffed to the brim with unorganized merchandise, there hung a single, lovely color block dress. It was in Sarah’s size. It was $12.80. Sarah was elated to have found such a treasure. But surely there must be something wrong with it. A zipper is stuck or a seam is busted; the dress is unflattering or cheaply made. Upon trying on and inspecting the dress, it turned out it was perfect. So Sarah bought the dress. And they lived happily ever after.

Dress: LC Lauren Conrad / Cardigan: LOFT / Shoes: Bandolino / Bracelets: Madewell and Forever 21