Please Ignore my Face

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Going through the photos of this outfit was like one big blooper reel. I don’t know what was up with my face this day, you guys. I don’t remember being grumpy, but for some reason I look like someone just ran over my puppy. Even my hair looks depressed. And these are the good photos. In the ones I didn’t use, I look like I’m contemplating a murder-suicide.

Anyway, I just wanted to clear things up and let you know that everything is A-OK, despite what you might think by glancing at my face. Hopefully you’re looking at how awesomely flattering this pencil skirt is instead. I feel like I look very Mad Men. Which I guess is appropriate since I look so mad.

Sweater: J. Crew

Pearls: Givenchy (long version)

Skirt: Target

Shoes: Tahari (similar)

Watch: Anne Klein (similar)

The Perks of Being Short

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Any other Ally McBeal fans out there? The only time in my life that I remember wanting to be a lawyer – until about four months before I took the LSAT – was in 1997 when that show came out. I thought it was so cool how Ally was young and rich and got to wear cute little suits with mini skirts that were actually entirely inappropriate for a courtroom. But I never really aspired to be Ally, because she was a mess. I wanted to be Ling (that was Lucy Liu’s character) because everyone was scared of her and – let’s face it – she was way hotter.

When I saw this bright coral mini skirt suit at Target, it reminded me of something one of the female attorneys on that show would wear. Lucky for me, I’m short so the mini skirt is not so mini on me. I still wouldn’t wear this in court, but for a regular day at my internship at the AG’s office, I think this fit easily under the business casual dress code.

Now I just need Tracey Ullman to help me find a theme song.

Suit: Target (jacket, skirt)

Top: similar

Necklace: Tiffany & Co. (similar cheaper)

Polka Dot Stamp of Approval

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20121106-170658.jpgNot gonna lie…I was little worried about looking totally wacky wearing these tights to school. Don’t get me wrong, I like to make a statement. I just prefer that that statement isn’t “I’m 4 years old and dressed myself for the first time today!”

But my mind was put at ease. I got about 50 compliments from friends, strangers, and the guy who works at the cafe in my building (he says something about my clothes almost every day…I think he’s my biggest fan). On a side note, I learned that some people still use the term “stockings.” This was news to me. In my book, stockings are for hanging by the chimney with care. These are tights.

I’m happy to know I can get away with these for class, but I’m looking forward to dressing them up a bit for a holiday party!

Sweater: Victoria’s Secret, old (similar)

Dress (worn as skirt): H&M, old but still available

Tights: Kate Spade

Shoes: Nine West, old (similar)

Necklace: LOFT (similar)