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!
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!
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 thatis 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!
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!
Last Friday, I experienced the most intense shopping excursion I think I’ve ever participated in (and yes, I’ve shopped Black Friday sales in the middle of the night numerous times.) I skipped sleeping in, I battled rush hour traffic, and stood in ridiculously long lines in 100 degree heat, ended up bruised and sore, for what was arguably the sale of the season, at least in Central Arkansas. It was the 3rd Annual Eleigh’s Tent Sale! I scored a number of items for really great prices. That’s where I picked up this lovely grecian-inspired dress and necklace, which I wore this weekend on my date-night with my husband. Unfortunately, I don’t have any links to this dress because Eleigh’s does not have an online shopping forum yet, but you can sign up for updates here and you can stay in-the-know on their new in-store arrivals by following them on Instagram here.
If you didn’t make it out to Eleigh’s Tent Sale, don’t worry, there are still some great sales going on that you can shop from the comfort of your couch in your pj’s. Here are some of my favorites: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, J.Crew (Extra 50% off sale styles with code YAYSALE), and Banana Republic (Extra 50% off sale with code BRFIFTY).