First Day of School (!)

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Turns out picking your first-day-of-school outfit is just as exciting in 19th grade as it was in 4th grade. And here it is – my very last first-day-of-school outfit ever! It’s a pretty damn good one if I do say so myself. Just like my earlier days, I wore some new things (this adorable chambray from Kate Spade Saturday and nude ballet flats from H&M), and tried to incorporate some trends without looking like I was trying too hard.

And speaking of trends, I hope you already yelled at me through your computer for wearing denim on denim when I swore I’d never do it! What can I say? If there’s one thing I’ve learned in law school, it’s that every rule has an exception (and sometimes the exceptions have exceptions and involve a four-factor balancing test).

I guess I found an exception to my double denim rule: The rule does not apply when one or both denims are sufficiently girly such that the wearer does not appear to the reasonable person to be preparing to paint a house or other structure, including but not limited to office buildings, sheds, and garages.

I wish “Fashion Police” were a real thing, because then you would need fashion attorneys and judges, and I would be SO GOOD AT IT.

Shirt // Jeans // Shoes* // similar Sunglasses // Bracelet // Necklace*

Remix Time! One necklace, three collars…

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*Shoes purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M; necklace provided courtesy of Max & Chloe.

Denim on (Colored) Denim

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Exciting news, friends! I am officially DONE with my second year of law school! The only slight downside is that I only have one year left to wear stuff like this on weekdays. I’ll relish it while I can.

I know I’ve already said it, but I’m so glad I finally got a jean jacket. I’ve already gotten 3 wears out of this guy. I’m still not a fan of doubling up on the blue denim (Texas Tuxedo style), but I’m cool with mixing the jacket with colored denim.  Throw in some polka dots, and it’s the perfect outfit for someone who’s 2/3 of a lawyer and 100% awesome.

similar Shirt (under $10!) // Jacket // similar Jeans // Bracelet // Boots // Lipstick

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Buried Treasure

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Over the weekend, I cleaned out our coat closet and found this denim blazer. I know it’s mine because it’s too small to be Kristin’s, but I honestly do not remember when or where I bought it. This is really strange for me, because normally I remember everything about my clothes: where I bought it, why I bought it, whether it was on sale, whether I got it as a gift, what I was doing the first time I wore it, the phase of the moon the first time I wore it. You know, normal stuff like that.

But this jacket is a mystery! I can’t complain, though, because the roller coaster that is Midwestern weather is at a high point right now, so this little guy was the perfect layer for my trip to campus today.

Thanks, denim jacket. See you in another 10 years.

Shirt: J. Crew

Jacket: Nine West (similar)

Jeans: The Limited (similar on sale)

Scarf: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar)

Shoes: Steve Madden (similar)

Bracelet: J. Crew

Earrings: Kate Spade

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Merry Christmas, Darling

Hey, everyone! Look who’s back!

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Yep, it’s my prettier half, who so kindly let me dress her up and take pictures of her. She’s like a real-life Barbie doll. Except I will never leave her floating face down in the bathtub or give her a buzz cut.

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During one of my many long study sessions in bed with Coco sleeping peacefully next to me, I happened to glance into Kristin’s open closet and had this great idea for an outfit for her. I’m not really a fan of denim on denim for me, but since Kristin has more of a casual, misplaced-surfer-meets-nutty-professor style, I thought she could pull it off. Plus, I got her this sweater for Christmas a couple years ago, and I feel like she only wears it when I gently remind her to. Ahem. But it’s so cute.

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OK, be sure to shower her with compliments in the comments so I can continue to convince her to be a model once in a while!

Hat: Target

Chambray: Target (similar on sale here and and 30% off here with code “MERRY”)

Jeans: American Eagle

Sweater: old (similar on sale)

Boots: kelly&katie, old (similar here and here)

Necklace: Charming Charlie (borrowed from me!) (similar)

Earrings: c/o Designs…By Patricia