Wore this to court and to some depositions on Friday. I normally wouldn't wear animal print to court, but it was a Friday, so, yeah. I'm noticing that matching suits are only necessary if you're going to trial. I think a lot of the rules for lawyers are about impressing a jury, and many are starting not to apply at all anymore. I thought the tweed of the jacket and the subtle animal print of the skirt were a cool combination, and although I could have chosen any color blouse, I reached for my new pink-ish one from Loft. I'm really liking the way the tie neck drapes slightly over the waist of the skirt, adding some more interest.
I get emails sometimes from people thinking about going to law school asking advice about whether they should go or not. I want to share a story from college...
My university didn't have a "pre law" major, but a lot of students who wanted to go to law school were "Government & Politics" majors. My sophomore year I qualified for the major and officially started taking classes. One of my best friends in my sorority was also a GVPT major. One night as we were in her dorm room getting ready to go out, we were drinking and talking, and she told me about this mock trial team she was on. I immediately was like "that sounds so awesome, can you help me apply?" She immediately struck me down and said "Elissa, you need to be, like, smart, to join this team. You need to actually, like, do work." Obviously these statements stung - I wasn't a straight A student in college but I certainly wasn't stupid or lazy. I decided not to pursue joining that team because I didn't want to do anything involved with that girl, but from that moment on I focused everything on getting into law school. I took relevant courses, I applied for relevant internships, etc. The conversation may have ruined my friendship with her (she probably never noticed, but I did), but it also gave me the push I (maybe) needed to do my best and get into school. My point is, if you want to go to law school, don't let anyone tell you you can't. All types of people from all different backgrounds go to law school. You don't necessarily need straight A's (or even B's) to get into school. Schools care about diversity and what you will bring to the table that will enhance everyone else's time there. A friend of a friend who had a low LSAT score (the test you take to get into law school), and an average GPA from a not-that-recognizable school got into law school - probably because she has a very interesting ethnic background and back story about how she ended up in the U.S., and she took a few years off between undergrad and law school which gives her work experience. Anyway, sorry for this block of text but my point is don't let anybody break your stride or tell you you can't do something. If you want it, work for it.
Jacket: Ann Taylor (similar)
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Bag: Michael Kors (similar)