What a great outfit for a Saturday night, right? Yeah. Except I wore this on Tuesday night. OK, here’s what happened…
I wasn’t going anywhere fancy or dressy (a pub then a comedy club), which is why I wanted to change out of the pencil skirt and cardigan I wore to work that day. The temps had climbed to 80 by the late afternoon, so I knew I wanted to wear a skirt. This skirt might look constricting, but it’s actually really soft and stretchy. Bottom: picked.
So then I thought, hmmm…I should wear a top I haven’t worn in a while. But something loose and comfortable. Top: picked.
Finally, I needed to put something on my feet. Since nearly every day of the past 4 months I’ve had to go to either work or school (or both), I thought I’d wear a pair of shoes I wouldn’t wear either of those places. Shoes: picked.
I put all this on, looked at myself in the mirror and thought “Where are you going, Sarah? It’s Tuesday.” But hey, I thought I looked pretty good, and I felt super comfortable, which is what I was going for. The fact that I looked kind of dressed up was just an accident.
Here’s my advice for when you feel overdressed: just strut with confidence like you’ve got somewhere really important to go later, or like you’re visiting from a much more sophisticated city. Everyone will think you’re awesome. Or at the very least you will think you’re awesome, and that’s what counts.
similar Skirt (on sale) // similar Top // similar Shoes // similar Bag (on sale) // Lipstick “Pourpre Preview”
I’m both worried and excited about being the most brightly dressed lawyer in the room one day. Right now I’m practicing being one of the most brightly dressed law students in the room. It’s valuable real-life experience.
Last Friday I went to a recognition banquet for students (like me) who are tutoring struggling first-year students. The event was at a fancy schmancy members-only club on the top floor of one of the big business towers in downtown Indianapolis. The invitation said business casual, which obviously would include this outfit.
But I’ll be damned if I wasn’t one of the only people wearing a color other than navy or black. This is why people think lawyers/law students are boring – it has nothing to do with how we drop words like “liability” into everyday conversation and call the Supreme Court Justices by their first names like we’re close personal friends with them.
Thank goodness I was there, right? I’m like a color-injecting superhero. What should my superhero name be? This is your task for the day: to come up with a name that fully expresses both my knack for colorfulness and my legal prowess. Shouldn’t be difficult.
Sweater (on sale) // Skirt (c/o eShakti) // similar Spike Bracelet (only $6) // Shoes // Bag // Pearls // Lipstick “Schiap”
A few weeks back, eShakti offered to let me pick out something from their new spring collection. I was super excited since I loved my first eShakti dress. I picked out the springiest of the spring frocks and I couldn’t wait for the right weather and the right occasion to wear it. Over the weekend, I had to accept the fact that I was not going to have the right weather for awhile. But I did have the right occasion (date night!) to wear the dress. So I layered up and proved to that bitch Mother Nature that I will wear my spring dress now! I think I finally won this round. That’s Sarah-1, Mother Nature-2. I’m not giving up on this fight.
Anywho, in case you’re not familiar, eShakti is an online retailer that sells dresses, skirts, and tops in a ton of different styles. You can customize all kinds of things like hem length, sleeve length, and neckline. You can order normal sizes, or you can enter your measurements and get a customized garment for a few extra bucks. They also have bridesmaids dresses now!
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Dress // Bag // similar Necklace // Shoes // Bracelet // similar Coat
Disclosure: eShakti provided me with this dress free of charge. However, I selected the dress myself and all opinions are my own. eShakti is not providing me with any other compensation for my review. If you have questions about my opinions on this dress, just leave a comment below!