Lawyered (Tips on Creating the Perfect Office Look)

Curious about the name of today's post? Well, today I am linking up with two other fellow lawyer/fashion bloggers! How cool is that?! I met both Tif and Nina through fashion blogging and love getting discuss both legal practice and fashion with them. Below are the photos of the outfit I decided to wear for this link up: 
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Dress: Banana Republic. Very Similar: here
Blazer:
Talula
Heels:
Chinese Laundry
Purse:
Vintage Chanel. Similar here. Similar style (but affordable) here, here and here
Lipstick: 
NARS "Audacious Lipstick" in "Anita"

We are linking up today to show you three different "lawyer looks"; ie. outfits perfect for young professionals like ourselves. Without any further ado, let me tell you a bit about this outfit / the things to look for to create a perfect office look!

1) The "Two Tone" look:
This is so flattering. This style dress flatters your body shape, as well as gives the illusion of a two piece outfit (skirt and blouse) without the added bulk of having to tuck in a blouse.

2. Bra Clips:
I included that last photo of the back of the dress to show the fact that you can't see my bra! woohoo! This dress has those little snaps inside the dress straps that you can clip your bra into so that it stays in place. This is a major 'lookout' for me when I am buying dresses for the office. It never looks good when your bra pops out, so I always look for dresses with this feature. Banana republic is pretty good about having them, as are Club Monaco and Esprit.

3. A Statement Necklace:
One of the best ways to keep a business outfit looking youthful and, let's face it, not boring, is to add a statement necklace. You don't want to go too overboard for work, but a statement necklace in a colour coordinated to the top (like this cream one) works perfectly.

4. Hair Style:
Anyone else with long hair find it a complete pain in the butt when it comes to work? I cannot possibly imagine chopping off my long blonde hair, it is too much a part of me! But, I do find that leaving long hair down does not exactly scream "professional". Side braids are thus one of my go to hairstyles, and one I highly recommend for long haired girls. Of course top knots or sleek buns are always great (and I wear them a lot) but sometimes your head just needs a break from the dreaded "pony tail headache" (do you know what I mean? It's the worst!) Thus, a sidebraid keeps your hair down, but keeps it looking tidy.

6. Classic Purse:
Sadly I very rarely actually take a purse to court (... I'm stuck rolling around a giant lawyer brief case- wuh, wuhhh) but if I was to bring a purse; this style would be my go to. Stick with classic shapes and colours for office purses.

Well dearest readers, that's all for me! Thanks for reading such a long post. I hope you found it helpful! Be sure to check out Tif and Nina's blogs to see more of their outfit pics!

See you all again on Wednesday for this week's edition of "Wednesday Wants"!

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24 comments

  1. Love how chic and put together you look! I wish all dresses like this had bra clips! That would make life so much easier!

    amandabrezovsky.com

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    1. Thanks so much Amanda! And I KNOW! It would be so great! They are definitely a huge selling feature for me!

      Xo
      Lee

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  2. Great tips! That dress looks fabulous on you! Thanks for inviting me to linkup--this was fun!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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    1. Aw thanks Tif! Love linking up with you (as always!)

      XO
      Lee

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  3. Love the statement necklace! You look adorable! I'm glad we were able to link up! Have a wonderful Monday!

    xo, Nina
    www.lawoffashionblog.com

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  4. I love this look! It is so perfect for any working professional and I love how you can easily transition from day to night!
    Sophie
    http://smittensophie.com

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    1. Thank you so much Sophie!! And thank you for stopping by my blog! <3

      Xo
      Lee

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  5. fantastic braid and necklace! such a darling outfit!
    kelseybang.com

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    1. Thanks so much Kelsey! And thank you for stopping by!

      Xo
      Lee

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  6. wow you look gorgeous

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    http://carrieslifestyle.wordpress.com
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    1. Thanks Carrie! And I definitely will!

      Xo
      Lee

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  7. Love the dress that you chose, and the necklace is so pretty!

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  8. Such a great dress! I love that braid with this look!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jacqueline! Braids are definitely a go to for me with work dresses!

      Xo
      Lee

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  9. That dress is amazing on you!!! Love it!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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    1. Thank you so much Katie! You are the sweetest!

      Xo
      Lee

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  10. You look so chic and elegant here!! I love that necklace! I can't wait to do a link up with you ladies soon! I'm sad (and sorry) it couldn't work out for me this time with all the craziness! Thanks for thinking of me! Have a great weekend, pretty lady!

    Brittany,
    www.lawyerlookbook.com

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    1. Aw thank you Brittany! And yes, definitely we'll do another one soon!!

      Xo
      Lee

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