Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Paralegal Career Dressing: A Non-Iron Superhero Shirt

If ever a shirt came close to being a Spidey suit, it has to be this Foxcroft non-iron fitted gingham (light beige) shirt I thrifted for about $4 after a 50% off discount.


I've had "non-iron" shirts before, and have some now, most from Banana Republic or Gap, and while I like them a lot, they can more accurately be described as "need a li'l ironin'" shirts.

Not this Foxcroft shirt. This wonder fabric comes out of the dryer looking dry-cleaned, nary a wrinkle in sight.

I couldn't bring myself to wear pantyhose but did leave off the ankle bracelet for an administrative hearing. Foxcroft non-iron fitted gingham shirt (thrifted); Worthington pencil skirt (jcp last year I think); Ann Taylor faux peal necklace (two decades old, I swear); Coral skinny belt (Target $12.99); Easy Street sling back heels (Hamricks @$16 last spring)

I dunno why its previous owner parted with such a wondrous article of clothing, but I'll never give it up.

Never.

I felt a little like a superhero today, going to that Social Security disability hearing I was preparing for on Monday, seeing my superhero supervising attorney Helen Parsonage in action, and experiencing the successful outcome of all that teamwork right there and then.

I had to hike a few city blocks in these shoes, but they are comfortable.

I'm not going to tell you there aren't some seriously stress-inducing days in a fast-paced civil rights practice, but today, we got hugs. We made a huge difference in someone's life.

That's the kind of day that a real non-iron superhero shirt is made for.

Do you have an article of clothing in your closet that makes you feel like a superhero?

8 comments:

  1. Great look for going to court. Looks like the perfect white shirt too! The person who likely gave it up did so for the same reason I have given up my black pants and white shirts - not everyone needs them!

    I try to always wear clothing that makes me feel good. I've pretty much phased out everything that doesn't and try not to buy stuff just-cuz.

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  2. I like that shirt. I don't wear button ups often because I hate to iron, so a true non-iron shirt sounds like a good find.

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  3. I applaud your professional efforts. It takes a lot of hard work to do this well.

    And you look so stylish while doing it! Love the unwrinkled shirt, the well-shaped skirt and the chic shoes. You've got it going on!

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  4. I often wonder with a lot of my thrift finds why the heck someone would get rid of it! I think it is the best part of thrifting--one girl's trash is another's treasure! I love your shirt and it certainly is superhero quality!

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  5. Love a non-wrinkle shirt! Great score, Lynne!

    Those shoes are really sweet too.

    Hmmm...probably my yellow boots made me feel like a superhero, but in a literal way.

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  6. You do look like a professional superhero in this, yup. I never knew such wondershirts existed! Your pearls are perfect with this. Sounds like a happy day having had such a positive impact on someone's life. Congratulations to you and your team.

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  7. I am jealous you found a true non-iron shirt. I have a couple that say they should be non-iron as well and I agree that they usually do need a little ironing still. Your shirt is awesome and very flattering!

    I'm not sure if any of my clothing makes me feel like a superhero, lol. Plenty of items give me confidence though, which is just as important I suppose!

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  8. Doing good while looking good! Couldn't be better than that!

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