Red, White, and Blue

Red, White, & Blue | Work Week Chic

Red, White, & Blue | Work Week Chic

Red, White, & Blue | Work Week Chic

Red, White, & Blue | Work Week Chic

 

Red, White, & Blue | Work Week Chic
Romper Eleigh’s Boutique, Tank Maison Jules for Macy’s (same style, but with a pattern), Sandals Gap Factory, Sunnies Target, Bag Coach Outlet

It’s not the 4th of July, but red, white, and blue is always a good color combination for an outfit. This is another one of those sale finds I grabbed last month at the Eleigh’s Boutique annual tent sale. (You really should mark your calendars for next year’s sale. I scored some really great deals!) I really like the paisley print, the light weight material, and the fact that it’s a one-piece, all of which make this an easy option for a summer outing.

And, if you’ve been following lately, you know that I finished working at my job last week, and this week I started law school. So far I can tell it is going to be an intense ride, with lots of reading and attention to detail (which is not my strongest attribute, but I’m working on it). There were two points of the week that really highlighted my orientation experience. First, I met the people I will be working with for my structured study group, and they all seem like really interesting, intelligent people. I’m very excited to be working with them throughout the semester. Secondly, we were all officially sworn in as law students last night. Woohoo!

Hope everyone else is having a great work week or that your semester is off to a great start!

Cheers,

Sarah

 

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Full Midi Skirt

Full Midi Skirt | Work Week Chic

Full Midi Skirt | Work Week Chic

Full Midi Skirt | Work Week Chic

Full Midi Skirt | Work Week Chic
Top New York & Company, Midi Skirt Eleigh’s Boutique (similar pattern, similar material), Heels Target, Clutch Target, Sunnies Target

Ooh I’ve been dreaming of a full, silky midi skirt for a looong time. I first saw them on Tibi (like this one), but those skirts, while beautiful, were way out of my price range. A few week’s ago, I saw this one at the major tent sale Eleigh’s Boutique. I didn’t even try it on, but I knew I had to have it. I love it styled this way, for a more formal occasion, but I think you could also make it more appropriate for every day by dressing it down with a black t-shirt, denim jacket, and sandals or possibly even sneakers. I’m looking forward to experimenting with it. If I like the way it turns out (sometimes outfit ideas look better in my head than they do in person), I’ll definitely be sharing it with you!

 

Hope you’re work week is going well!

Cheers,

Sarah

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Navy Monochrome

Navy Monochrome | Work Week Chic

Monochrome:  Navy | Work Week Chic

Navy Monochrome | Work Week Chic

Navy Monochrome | Work Week Chic

Navy Monochrome | Work Week Chic
Shirt J.Crew, Skirt J.Crew (on sale!), Bag Tory Burch, Flats Tory Burch, Sunnies Target Bracelet J.Crew, Watch Michael Kors

Only 2 days left until law schools starts, EEK! And today is my last day in the office at the City of Bryant. I am so sad to leave my colleagues, but I am excited about taking this next step. I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things, and I can wear this awesome navy outfit while I’m doing it! I love the sophistication of a monochromatic outfit. It just feels good, and it’s simple and classic enough to be season-less.  This skirt is left in a few colors and sizes online, and here it is in a gold metallic color.

I was thinking lately about how interesting the difference is between what you wear to grad school versus what you can get away with during undergrad. You can pretty much roll out of bed and go to class when you first get to college, but in graduate school, it feels like a job and you want to leave your peers and professors with a good impression of you. In that regard, I look forward to continuing to style business casual outfits. Another big difference, between graduate and undergrad programs – especially law school, is that there will be times that we have to wear suits. The court room isn’t really the place to express your personality or be fashion forward. Instead, it’s imperative to dress conservatively. Right now I only have one suit, so over the next few years I’ll be on the lookout for more good suit options. And I can’t wait to share them with you!

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your work week!

Cheers,

Sarah

 

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Top Knotch

Top Knotch | Work Week Chic

Top Knotch | Work Week Chic

Top Knotch | Work Week Chic

Top Knotch | Work Week Chic
Top Francesca’s, Pants Banana Republic, Flats Tory Burch, Bag Kate Spade, Sunnies Target

The day I wore this, it was one of those nights where I didn’t get much sleep, so I actually decided to sleep in, believing that I didn’t have any meetings first thing that morning. Well, I was wrong, and as I reached over to turn off the alarm on my phone and reset it to get a bit more sleep, I noticed a calendar reminder that told me I did have a meeting that started in 30 minutes. Needless to say, I was in a mad dash to get ready and get out of the house (which I was able to do in 30 minutes and trust me that is a record for me – and no, if you’re counting, I didn’t exactly get there at the start of the meeting). I rarely wear my hair up, but it was a necessity that morning, and I have to say, I was pleased with the way my top knot turned out. I also kind of threw this outfit together, and it turned out okay, too. It’s good to have a combination of neutrals on hand when you end up in a hurry.

It has been quite a roller coaster the last couple of weeks. I have one foot firmly planted at my job and one foot firmly planted at law school. This is my last week at work, and I officially start law school on Saturday. I do think that buried deep down under all of the apprehension I feel about starting law school, I’m excited about it. Although, I’ve been scrambling to finish all of my pre-law school assignments as well as everything at my job. It’s quite stressful and sad. Last week I had to give a presentation at a city council meeting summarizing my position at the City of Bryant, and I definitely cried at the end. I love my job and what I have been able to accomplish there, and most of all, I love the people I work with. It’s time for me to start law school, but I am a bit heartbroken to leave where I am now. I know this is what I want to do, but change is hard! Especially when you know what’s coming is going to be difficult (but hopefully worth it in the end).

Hope everyone’s work week is a little less heart-heavy than mine!

Cheers,

Sarah

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Maxi Dress

Maxi Dress | Work Week ChicMaxi Dress | Work Week Chic

Maxi Dress | Work Week Chic
Maxi Dress Eleigh’s Boutique (similar, similar), Sunnies Target, Bag Tory Burch, Sandals Gap Factory

If you work in a laid back office like where I work, it is great to have a bit of flexibility to dress according to your mood. When I wore this dress the other day, I was definitely in the mood for something more casual and way less constrictive than pants. Enter this maxi dress. I love the pattern and shape of the sleeves, it’s unlike anything else I have in my closet, and it’s another one of those goodies I scored at the Eleigh’s tent sale last week. It’s the best of both worlds though, because it’s also great for the weekend!

Cheers,

Sarah

 

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