May 10, 2013

lots of dots

There are a lot of things I wish I could share about work that I don't know if I can without breaching some sort of code - whether it's attorney client privilege or some other ethical issue. I was helping out with a very important trial the past few weeks and earlier this week we found out we lost. I thought I would cry but instead I just felt empty. I don't feel that "justice" was served in this particular situation. On a more pleasant note, last week I had the chance to argue the very first motion to suppress that I wrote as a lawyer in September. Due to the nature of the court system the motion was pushed back and continued time after time, but finally we were able to deal with it and it was a favorable outcome for our client. The rest of this week I've been trying to catch up on work that was pushed aside during the trial - it really piled up over the last few weeks. Are there things you wish you could talk about on the internet but you can't for some reason or another? Unfortunately, although this blog should be about me and what I want to talk about, but sometimes the internet is not anonymous enough!
Blazer: Theory
Dress: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Cole Haan
Necklace: Bohypsy
Earrings: Ebay
This weekend my car is in the shop so I will be limited in what I do - thankfully I live within walking distance of a DSW, Nordstrom Rack, and Marshalls :) Although I don't really need to shop any more. During the recent Ann Taylor extra 60% off sale, I picked up several things but only one or two are keepers. I ordered this dress in a 0P and while it could be cut closer to the body in the skirt, I don't think I could have gone any smaller in the top. It was only $34 with the discount and it's going to be great for work - plus it's machine washable. The ruching is very flattering. There are still a bunch of sizes left online, if you are interested. The petite size hits only about an inch or 2 above my knee (I'm 5'3" for reference) but because I'm bending my knee below it looks shorter. I promise it's work appropriate, lol. The other possible keeper is this dress, which was on sale for $54. The tweed is gorgeous and I can see it matching almost all of my blazers - camel, navy, blue, white, black, brown. The smallest size available at the time was a 0 regular, and it is about 2 inches big all around, except the length is great hitting right above my knee. I'm going to see how much it will cost to get tailored or if it's even possible to tailor it - if it's $40 or less I'll pay for it because I think the end result will be a fabulous dress.


  1. It sucks to lose, especially at trial. I used to work under a public defender and we lost more than once. It''s heartbreaking because you aren't going to push something to that level if you don't think you have a solid chance of prevailing, unless you have a really stubborn client dead set on exercising his rights, in which case, no surprise at the outcome there. But, you got to argue a successful motion! I bet you were so proud.

    Your dotty dress is adorable, too.

  2. Love your polka dot dress and your bag! So sorry to hear that you lost the trial, especially after putting a lot of time into it.

  3. i definitely wish i could talk more about my job and clients and have a platform to process some of the situations and experiences i have, but unfortunately the internet isn't the place to do that with such strict confidentiality rules. i think your profession is so interesting and wish you could share more details about what you experience day to day too, but i definitely know how hard it is to balance.

  4. I wish I could share more about what the inside of my work looks like because it is depressing and I dont' think people understand it ;) haha. we aren't allowed to take any pictures on the grounds so its kind of out of the question. im sure in 4 years there will be a lot i wish i could talk about but obviously i won't be able to.

  5. I love the dotted dress with that necklace! :)

    xo - Sheila

  6. Love the polka dots. Definitely a great buy! Looks like you will be able to do a lot with it!