Thursday, May 31, 2012

Paralegal Career Dressing: Sequins with a Strawberry on Top

Plus, More Law Firm Dog Pics!

Ever since I saw Tamera Beardsley's sequined pants and sequined top, I've been jonesing for sequins that I could wear to work. Because I'm almost never anywhere else, and every paralegal wants to wear sequins to the law office, right?

Okay, I'm going to admit I might be wrong on that one.

I looked high and low for sequins appropriate for conservative offices, and while I may not have found that, I did score two very different light gold tops with sequins for about $7 each within the space of a week. It took me quite a bit longer to figure out how to wear one of them to work.

Merona Guavaberry stretch pencil skirt (Target); Ninety polyester blouse (languishing in closet for years, no idea where purchased); willow & clay sequined tank (Steinmart, 50% off Red Dot Clearance score!); Nine West wedges (Ross); Strawberry Pendant (thrifted Plato's Closet); Loft bracelets (immediately removed because they were picking the sequined top).

A giant strawberry is apparently what I needed to make it work. While The Teen tried on, like 23 dresses in Plato's Closet for a friend's Sweet Sixteen party, I was left with no recourse but to madly paw through all the thrifted jewelry. When I spied this strawberry pendent, I knew it was meant to be mine, mine, mine.

Apparently the cashier who checked me out thought it was meant to be hers, hers, hers, because she said, "Oh! I wanted that!" when she rang it up. I felt bad for her, but not bad enough to not purchase it.

It's mine, now. (I know it's rude to gloat, can't help it.)

My other supervising attorney brought in his growing pup, Rosie, to hang out for a few hours. Naturally, all the girls went gaga over her. I asked when I could bring The Corginator to work, and he said when The Big Boss Who Hates Jeans at Work goes to his annual summer attorney conference. Don't think I haven't noted that date on my calendar.

Fellow legal assistant Shannon gives puppy kisses.
I asked Rosie to vogue for the camera.
Taking a page from Lisa and Sal's outtakes, I'll do anything to get a good shot.

Have you worn sequins to work? How about a giant strawberry?


  1. Love this look! The pale shade sequins are perfect for day time. Smart of you to layer it up with a collared shirt.

    I have to admit - I actually have a post where I am wearing both sequins AND a strawberry necklace: Aaah! That's crazy. I don't have either item any more, but I think there's something about sequins and strawberries, hrm!

  2. I love the outfit, Lynne! Brava for doing sequins at work.

    To answer your question, yes, I have a brown sequinned top and a purple sequinned top that I've worn to work, both times, with a jacket over them.

    Love the strawberry - gloat away!

  3. Very cute! When I saw the word "sequin," I thought you'd crossed the line, but this piece is adorable. And work-appropriate. Nice choice.

  4. Lynne, you are mad, mad, mad! I looove your sequins-to-work outfit. You brilliantly brought your top into work mode with that gorgeous pendant and top. Inspired choices.

  5. I have done subtle sequins at work. I really love your top, it's not over the top you know? It looks pretty. And I adore that strawberry necklace, I'd definitely gloat away. The Plato's Closet employee probably deserves it anyway (I have always found them to be rather rude IMO.) It just looks too cute with the skirt! Great look overall, I really like it!

  6. OMG Lynne this is my fave outfit ever on you! I love the sequins (yes, I wear them to work all the time and my boss just loves it for some reason . . . ) and that strawberry pendant is the perfect touch. I can see why the cashier wanted to snag it from you!

  7. I just bought a green top with short, sequined sleeves last week. Pondering whether or not it's appropriate for the office. Now I think it is.

    Also, in your honor, I went thrifting today at Amvets for the first time. Ended up paying $2.50 for a Banana Republic sweater! Psyched!

  8. Love the outtake pic! You look lovely and rocking the sequins. I bought a top recently with sequins but I've not worn it yet. Have a fabulous week.

  9. This is such a fab outfit! I love the sequins styled for work. And the strawberry ties in the, color-pop, skirt. (I've got to try my sequin tank over something instead of under.)

  10. Lynne I opened up this post, loving this look... only to read on and see your sweet, sweet shout out. Thank You!

    You have styled this so beautifully under the challenging circumstances of a conservative office... which means of course... Huge Kudos for you my dear!! Well done!!


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