Let’s Go To the Mall…Today!

Another day, another Robin Scherbatsky reference.

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I really love wearing heels with jeans, but I don’t get to do it much. I wear plenty of jeans on school days, when it would be silly and impractical to wear heels; and I wear plenty of heels on work days, when I’m not allowed to wear jeans. Sure, there are weekends, but I’m a big ol’ nerd who stays home studying on weekends. Except when I go to a fun little fashion show at the mall.

Now, normally I don’t wear heels to the mall, but a fashion show – even if it’s just at my local Macy’s – is the best excuse I have to sport a fun outfit like this. And if you didn’t get enough of an opportunity to drool over these shoes last time I wore them, consider this your second chance.

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Oh my gosh, how did this photo get in here?! No big deal, just a shot of me and my buddy Nick Verreos. If you didn’t catch my interview with him last week, be sure to check it out here. He was a hoot!

Jeans // Shoes (on sale) // similar Shirt (on sale) // Jacket // Bag // Lipstick “Schiap”

Airing of Grievances

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I wore this on Monday to take my Family Law exam. I have a lot of strong feelings about what went down in that exam, but I’m done venting about what’s in the past. Yep, I’m not going to complain about how there were multiple questions on topics we hadn’t covered in class and very few questions on the topics that I actually studied and slaved over flash cards for. I’m not even going to mention it.

Instead, I’ll just talk about why I bother getting dressed to take an exam. I know a lot of people roll out of bed in their pajamas, but that’s not for me. I just feel weird wearing sweats in public. When I wear real clothes I feel like a real person. An alert person who’s ready to take a 3-hour test. So that’s why.

Still, I err on the side of comfort and I dress in removable layers so I’m prepared for any temperature in the exam room. I love a good scarf, and I was inspired to try this fancy knot thanks to this tutorial from Kayley of Sidewalk Ready.

Three exams down; two to go! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Lace jacket: Nordstrom

T-shirt and jeans: Ann Taylor

Shoes: Sperry Top-Siders A/O

This no-name bag is similar in style to the Marc Jacobs Stam bag. I don’t remember exactly how much I paid for it, but I can guarantee it was a lot less than $1300. I got this bag at a small boutique in Bloomington a few years ago, but if you’re interested in something similar you might check out these: one / two  / three