Monday, April 16, 2012

Essie: Play Date

I've been wearing this color on my toes for the past week or so.  I actually picked it up at Walgreens (I'm obsessed with Walgreens and the one near my apartment is truly heaven), but apparently it's sold out/there's a wait list for it a lot of places?

It's such a great spring purple.  I'd describe it as a very bright lilac.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.  


Friday, April 13, 2012

Wedding Wear

Tomorrow afternoon I'm headed to the wedding of a dear family friend.  The ceremony is in a Catholic church less than a mile from my parents' house, and the reception is at a nearby hotel.  Here's what I'll be wearing...

Cognac peep-toe mary jane pumps (MaxStudio), grey cardigan (Zara), coral dress that apparently needs to be ironed really badly (Trina Turk).  

I'm going to have to dash out of the reception and head home so I can get ready for Barrister's Ball tomorrow night.  It's going to be a busy day...

Who's doing something fun this weekend?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Weekend Update

(Yes, I completely stole that photo off the Cafe Deluxe website)

I met up with my parents on Friday night for dinner.  Shrimp fajitas + a couple glasses of sangria = a good time.  Finishing it off with a Georgetown Cupcake was a deliciously good decision.  I wanted to try one of the April flavors, so I went with Boston Cream.  So good - it was a lot like a Boston cream doughnut.   

Saturday night was date night with the boy in Bethesda.  We ended up at Cafe Deluxe and then went and saw The Hunger Games.  I hadn't read the book and I wasn't really expecting much from the movie, but it was pretty entertaining.  I'm thinking the series would be a good beach read once I'm done reading casebooks for the semester.  

Sunday was Easter dinner at home with the family.  (Seriously, I swear my life involves more than just eating!).  

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hopping on the Bandwagon: Jack Rogers

Every summer I'm always on the prowl for cute summer sandals and every summer I seem to struggle with finding something I really like.  I like things that are cute and feminine without being super girly.  Plus, I want something that actually looks cute on my foot!

Pretty much every preppy blogger on the planet has an arsenal of Jack Rogers sandals.  While I definitely consider my style to have a lot of preppy influences, I'm also not a super prepster, either (I love my leather jackets and Frye boots too much), which is why I never really got on the Jack Rogers wagon.

That is, until recently.  I ended up trying on a pair on a whim and I was shocked at how cute they are on.  They're definitely a preppy staple, but worn with a pair of cuffed skinny jeans or a sundress and denim jacket, they're something that totally fits into my wardrobe.

I ended up getting two pairs.  The all brown pair on the right, and the classic black pair on the left.  I actually wore the black pair walking to my job interview (I put on pumps before I went in), so I think they might be lucky.  They've taken a bit of breaking in, but they're pretty comfortable now.  Definitely the sandals I'm going to be wearing the heck out of all summer.  I'm actually planning on getting a platinum pair to wear for slightly dressier stuff (maybe to wear when I change out of my crazy 5" prom shoes?)

Do you wear Jack Rogers?  What color do you have?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"Prom" Dress

Like a lot of law schools, my school holds an event called "Barrister's Ball" in the Spring.  It's better known around campus as Law School Prom.  People get all dressed up and head to a hotel downtown.  Tickets are pretty expensive and it's open bar, so it's a big deal.

Even though we call it "prom," most people stick to fancy cocktail attire.  Boys wear suits (not tuxedos), and most girls wear short dresses, not traditional poofy prom dresses.  I actually wore a DVF minidress to  my prom (in 2007...I feel old), but I sort of regret not doing the long dress thing.  

I'm planning on wearing this navy one-shoulder Shoshanna dress.  With these shoes.  The jury is still out on a bag.  I'm thinking about a dove grey Rebecca Minkoff mini MAC, but I'm not totally sold on that idea yet.  

Any bag suggestions for me?

Monday, April 2, 2012


This is a pretty good representation of my weekend.  

Friday morning I did my first round of the 1L moot court competition.  (Basically you're doing an oral argument as though you're representing a client/the government on appeal in a criminal case).  You didn't find out if you made the cut until Saturday night and if you did, you had to go again on Sunday.  I ended up making the cut (woot!), so I competed again on Sunday afternoon.  Obviously I had to take an outfit photo and make a strange/hilarious face. 

I also got lunch with my mom on Saturday at Clyde's in Friendship Heights.  I feel like such a hipster taking photos of my crabcake sandwich.  And I got in one last Irish Cream Georgetown Cupcake before they moved on to a different flavor in April.  

It was great, but hardly a relaxing weekend...