Legally Blond

So in case anyone was curious why I have disappeared, it's because I started law school! (Even though I've been absent from here, I've been trying to keep up with the IG so make sure you're following me at emerald.days.sapphire.nights!)

Law school has been an amazing adventure, though somewhat unexpected for my family and friends. Law school has always been something that I was interested in and wanted to do, but was never brave enough to jump in with both feet and actually do it. Though the last five years have been the worst and hardest of my life, I learned so many things. And one of the things that I learned, is that I'm stronger than I think, and I'm smarter than I ever gave myself credit for. I decided that now was the time to chase my dreams and make a change that would create a better life for and for my son.

It's been a wonderful school year thus far. It's been ridiculously hard to go to school, work three jobs and raise a child, but every minute has been totally worth it. I absolutely love law school and the material I'm learning, even on the days when I'm not entirely sure what's going on. Every day validates my decision that this is my path and this is the career that I should be in. And of course, every moment I get to spend with my son is a treasure and our favorite thing is making new memories together. It was so much fun because he also started school this year, so we had our first days of school in the same week. It was super cute and super fun.

One of the fun things that I've gotten to do this year in law school was join the Fashion Law Association. I honestly didn't even know Fashion Law was a thing! I mean, how did I not know that?? But I joined the association and learned so much from my fellow members and the guests that we had (before we all got locked up). It was also fun to find a group of people that loved the law but also loved fashion as much as I did. Last semester we even did a fashion show for charity in which i got to participate as a model. We had one planned for this semester but Corona did an awesome job of cancelling it for us. 😔

So here are my favorite outfits from the time where I was actually dressing up and attending class, and the two outfits that I got to wear for the Fashion Law Association fashion show last semester.

First Day of Law School channeling all my Elle Woods vibes

Suit: White House Black Market
Blouse: Tory Burch
Heels: Jessica Simpson

I absolutely love this skirt, and the mission of the company that makes it! Every one of these skirts is handmade in Africa and teaches women skills, gives them education and helps them support themselves in a way that they otherwise would not be able to.

Top: Gibson
Skirt: Francis and Benedict
Earrings: Vince Camuto

Can you really beat olive and merlot for the fall?

Sweater: Vince Camuto
Skirt: Elie Tahari
Heels: Trouve
Necklace: So Good Jewelry
Headband: Talbots

We had our first Fashion Law Association event in October at Leyla. It was a great roundtable mixer that gave us an amazing opportunity to meet different attorneys and ask them questions and learn from them.

Jumpsuit: One One Six (Nordstrom)
Shoes: Ted Baker
Watch: Michael Kors
Earrings: So Good Jewelry

I also discovered Amazon Fashion this year. I have to say I've been impressed with the quality and the selection!

Blouse: Amazon Fashion
Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Loeffler Randall
Watch: Michael Kors

Law school also give you some fun opportunities to dress up! This was from Fall Ball. It was a lot of fun and a great alumni mixer as well.

Dress: Scala by Ashley Lauren (Ash and T's Formals)
Shoes: Guess
Earrings: So Good Jewelry

I got to wear two amazing outfits in the Fashion Law winter fashion show. This was the first one.

Dress: Brooks Brothers
Coat: Brooks Brothers
Necklace: Brooks Brothers
Shoes: Nine West

This was the second outfit that I got to wear for the fashion show.

Shirt: Vineyard Vines
Scarf: Vineyard Vines
Pants: Vineyard Vines
Shoes: Franco Sarto

I found these amazing pants in New York on Spring Break last year, and finally got them hemmed so I could wear them!

Turtleneck: Banana Republic
Jacket: White House Black Market
Pants: Ann Taylor
Boots: Giuseppe Zanotti

You have to dress up for Valentines' Day even when you are in law school.

T-shirt: Ted Baker
Jacket: White House Black Market
Pants: White House Black Market
Shoes: Dune London

It just seemed like winter wouldn't go away this year! And when it did, it skipped straight to summer and skipped spring 🤷

Turtleneck: Banana Republic
Sweater: My mother's vintage from the 70's
Pants: White House Black Market
Beret: Amazon Fashion
Belt: Loft
Earrings: Uncommon James
Boots: Giuseppe Zanotti

I attended the Phi Delta Phi recruiting mixer and joined the honor fraternity just in time for school to be shut down. But this fraternity boasts members like Ruth Bader Ginsberg, FDR and John Ashcroft.

Blouse: Tory Burch
Jacket: White House Black Market
Skirt: White House Black Market
Shoes: Kate Spade

The last official school thing that we got to attend before lockdown was the Barrister Ball. It was Gadsby Themed which was super fun. It was a wonderful evening with the great friends that I have made at school. These ladies are my rocks and we help each other survive. Somehow this night now seems like a lifetime ago.

Dress: MacDuggal (Ash and T's Formals)
Jewelry: Amazon Fashion

Glad I got my Felix fix before lockdown! They have the best Raclette Burger and the best fries.  Now I might have to order takeout just thinking about it. 🍔🍟

Blouse: Ralph Lauren
Pants: White House Black Market
Vest: White House Black Market
Shoes: Anna Cori
Watch: Michael Kors 


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