Sunday, March 18, 2012

Paralegal Career Dressing: Weekend Thrifting Haul

I don't always share my thrift finds in a separate blog post, but I wanted to share this weekend's, because it's spring, a time when many of us may be looking to add some fresh items to our wardrobe for multiple reasons, including expanding our re-mixing options, or body changes. I fall in both categories right now, needing both some color and some smaller clothes.

I only have one shopping rule right now (other than not over-spending, or getting clothes I can't mix and match) and that is buying no black. Well, I broke it immediately for a $3.50 black jacket that is much closer fitting than any I own, and I can use to add professional polish to my beloved sun dresses for warmer weather.

Cream Jacket ($12.00); Phoebe striped jacket ($13.50); Navy print full skirt ($10 ); Old Navy striped full skirt ($11); Black fitted jacket ($3.50)
I am excited about the details on the Phoebe jacket, including the coral buttons and pink zipper pockets, and think it will be a great mixer for summer.


I don't have any light colored jackets at all. This one is not white, but cream, which will also upgrade my favorite full-skirted sun dresses for work.


There are also a pair of Loft size 2 dark denim trouser jeans hidden under the other clothes, scored for $11. I was willing to buy a new pair on sale at the local Loft store for much more (you know you need trouser jeans for the days you're too lazy for summer leg maintenance), but they didn't have any that fit me. The thrifted ones are incredibly soft, and of course, much less expensive, so I'm a happy thrifter!

Scored any great thrifted deals for the office lately?

10 comments:

  1. In my thrifting lately, I seem to be having a wild hair. I've purchased very little I'll actually wear to campus! I love the Phoebe jacket and can think of multiple ways to wear it.

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  2. Really awesome thrifted finds! I'm especially impressed over the printed items. That full skirt is fabulous. I have become a jacket junkie as of late and thrifting is the way to go.

    I gave up a little while ago and purchased a pair of black pants. I've yet to wear them, but I went for probably a year without solid black pants.

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  3. :-( Not for lack of not looking, but nothing thrifted. Also, we're heading to winter and I saw a divine black and brown striped jacket that I walked around the store with on Saturday, then ended up not taking. I'm trying not to spend too much. Love the striped jacket and looking foward to seeing you wearing it.

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  4. Ooh, that striped blazer is adorable!! I'm glad you found my blog. =)

    I am a paralegal, but I'm also working on getting certified to teach and will hopefully be teaching elementary school in the fall! I used to LOVE being a paralegal, but certain factors in my current office have made me decide to make a career change. =)

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  5. I like the black jacket. I have been hunting for one.

    This weekend I found a brown leather jacket for $6 and some Foxcroft shirts and a navy dot skirt for summer.

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  6. @Terri ~ Thrifting wild hairs are the BEST!

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  7. @Megan Mae ~ Everyone needs a pair of black pants :)

    I'm a fool for a full skirt :P

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  8. @Wendy ~ I understand trying to stay within a budget, and who knows, maybe you'll go back and score that jacket for a better price later. Sometimes it's good to put things back, and let them simmer on the burner for a while.

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  9. @Tiffany ~ The world needs more good teachers, so good for you! I think a classroom of elementary school children would eat me for breakfast...lol.

    I'm glad I found your blog!

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  10. @Sheila - Just added your blog to my RSS feed reader, can't wait to see your finds.

    Even tho' I'm trying really hard not to buy black clothes and shoes, sometimes when you work in a conservative office, you just need that little black jacket so you can get away with your skimpy little sun dresses :)

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