Passed

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I have this weird knack for remembering what I wore on certain occasions, even when the occasions aren’t memorable. (Like: Remember that day it rained and I had to mail a letter? That was the last time I wore X dress, and I wore it with Y shoes.)

But I’ll have a good reason for remembering this outfit, because it’s what I wore the day I found out I passed the Bar! Yep, it’s true. I know because I read the notice slowly, multiple times and out loud, just to make sure I understood it correctly. I had fully prepared myself for the worst, and I like to think I would have handled my failure gracefully, but now we’ll never know because (did you hear the news?) I PASSED!

Also, technically I was wearing pajamas when I got the spectacular news. But this is what I wore earlier in the day, and what I put back on to go out and celebrate with Kristin, who was my sanity-saver, laundry-doer, dinner-maker, and flash card-assembler all summer long. She’s probably just as happy as I am that all that work was worth it. Let’s all take a nice, big exhale of relief together: AAAHHHHHHHHHHH. Have a great week!

Top (on sale) // Pants (under $30) // Bag // similar Shoes (exact may be avail. in DSW stores) // Earrings* // similar Bracelet // Lips

*Earrings purchased with gift card provided courtesy of Shopbop.

Planning Ahead

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I just got this dress a few days ago. I’d been eyeing it in Target over and over and I decided it would be a great option for Test Day! Both test days, actually (yep, the Bar Exam takes 2 whole days – joy). I really don’t like to wear jeans for long periods of sitting because the waist band can get uncomfortable and make me very conscious of how much I have to pee. I don’t have any medical evidence to prove it, but I think my bladder is the size of a lima bean. Point is: Dresses are way more comfortable and convenient.  More reasons this dress is perfect: (1) It feels like a nightgown but looks stylish, (2) it has stripes – my favorite print, (3) the maxi length will keep my legs from getting goosebumps if it’s drafty in the testing room, and (4) it was only $30. As you can see, I thought this purchase through. Here’s hoping I can use this same logical brain power on July 29 and 30!

Dress // similar Bag // similar Hat (on sale) // Sunglasses // similar Belt* // Shoes (on sale) // Lips “Plushest Punch”

*Belt provided courtesy of H&M.

Bar Exam Blues

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{We got new rings to commemorate legally tying the knot! Get it?!}

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Did you notice the new addition to my sidebar? Yes…a super fun and not at all anxiety-inducing countdown clock to the Bar Exam. Over the next couple weeks, I won’t be posting as often because I need to devote more time to studying for the biggest test of my life. But I will still be getting dressed once in a while, plus I have a few outfits backlogged, so I’ll share whenever I need a break from my outlines and flash cards.

This was an outfit I wore a week or 2 ago to a review lecture. I liked that it was simple without being boring, plus I was having a great hair day. Score.

similar Tee // Jeans (on sale) // Bag (on sale) // Shoes (on sale) // Ring // Watch* // Lips “Unapologetic”

*Watch provided courtesy of Dainty Wrist Jewelry.

#LookingLucky 10: Neon

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I kind of backed myself into a corner for the end of the Looking Lucky challenge. The last trend I had to do was neon, which I thought would be easy because I have tons of bright colors in my closet. Well, bright isn’t quite the same thing as neon, and it turns out my choices were actually pretty limited. My best option was this highlighter yellow pencil skirt, but the only occasion I had to dress for was a casual brunch, so I dressed it down as much as I could. I actually really like how it turned out. Maybe I’ll make casual pencil skirt brunches a new thing. You heard it here first.

By the way, I’m putting this post together on the eve of my first exam of my last semester – just four little tests and I’ll be done with law school! In case you’re wondering why I’m not studying right now, let me explain. I’ve found that I’m in a much better state of mind for a big exam when I stop studying around 7:00 the night before. Then I can have some dinner, relax, watch some mindless TV, and get to bed early. The later I study, the more I start to worry that I don’t know enough, and the less likely I am to actually absorb anything.

Maybe it’s counterintuitive, but sometimes NOT studying (in moderation) is a good way to prepare for a test just because it helps you stay sane! In fact, that’s exactly why I went to brunch in this outfit. During finals week (which is really finals weeks plural), I try to get out of the house at least every other day. Sometimes I study at Starbucks, or take a break for a couple hours to go out to dinner or the mall. Getting out of my sweatpants and looking like an actual functioning adult human being is a healthy thing in my book.

Speaking of books, maybe I’ll take one more look at mine before tomorrow morning. Just in case.

similar Skirt // similar Jacket (on sale) // Shoes // similar Sunglasses // similar Clutch

Free At Last

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You know what I love? A versatile outfit like this one. This outfit is perfect for taking your last exam of the year (comfortable and unfussy). It’s perfect for having celebratory margaritas (just a little wild and fun). It’s perfect for Christmas shopping (warm and (again) comfortable). And it’s perfect for going out for a pizza and wine date (cute but not too dressy). I know this outfit is perfect for these things because I actually did all these things in this outfit. That’s right – I am DONE with exams, and man does it feel good to be back in the real world!

But back to versatility. Here are a few other ways I’ve worn some of these pieces before…

It’s the Real Life Remix…

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similar Dress(on sale) // Cardigan // similar Boots // Earrings // Sunglasses* // Lips “Romantic”

*Dress purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M; sunglasses provided courtesy of Solo Eyewear.

Look Smart

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Greetings from Sarah’s couch. Sarah is deep into studying for finals. Her brain can only handle very short sentences. And apparently she’s speaking in third person now.

Anyway…this is what I wore last Thursday, which was the last day of class for the semester. Why so fancy, you ask? I had to give a presentation, and I always think if you look smart, you sound smart. But I also had to wear this outfit for 10 hours, so that’s why I went for a top that feels like a sweatshirt, a stretchy pencil skirt, and low wedges. See – I’m all kinds of smart. Now I just need to channel that smartness into the 4 exams I have to take between now and the 18th! Wish me luck!

similar Top // another similar Top (on sale) // similar Skirt // Shoes (on sale) // similar Coat* (on sale under $65) // Belt // Lips “Plushest Punch”

More ways to wear: It’s the Real Life Remix…

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

Preppy Badass

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Law school changes you, folks. You start talking about Supreme Court Justices casually in conversation as if they’re old friends, and you start telling complete strangers all the ways you could sue them if you wanted to. In other words, you become both preppy and badass. So I guess this monogram sweater and moto jacket combo is the ultimate law school outfit.

I don’t know how the cluster bead necklace fits into the picture, but I do know I dig it. I love any jewelry that is classic but makes a statement at the same time. (Sort of like a judge’s robe.)

similar Sweater // similar Jacket(under $40) // similar Pants // Necklace* // Shoes (on sale in other colors) // Bag* (on sale) // Sunglasses (on sale)

*Jacket provided courtesy of Lucky B Boutique; necklace provided courtesy of Loopsway; bag provided courtesy of Asos. Heads up! For 3 days only, everything on Loopsway.com is 10% off with the code “love10” 🙂