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Power Lunch

The other day, I got to go to a luncheon with my old buddy, the Congressman (you remember this story, right?)  And if there’s one thing I learned from working at a law school for 6 years, it’s how to dress for an important luncheon. imageSince I wasn’t speaking, I didn’t need to be ultra conservative, so I wore polka dots and shoes with flowers on them.  But, I also didn’t want to look like I was dressed for prom (some of the other guests didn’t get the “it’s not prom” memo), so I toned down my satin dress with a blazer and pearls. (Honestly, most of my clothes are still in storage, so it was either my satin dress or the one I wore the last time I met the Congressman…and, that would have been embarrassing.  Obvs.)

Satin Dress and Polka Dot blazer

Morgan dress
$58 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Tailored blazer

Enrico fantini shoes
$91 – yoox.com

Corded Pearl Bracelet

Charmed, I’m Sure

Someday, I will learn not to take a blurry picture and to either cut my head out totally or make a pleasant expression that doesn’t make me look like I have a double chin.  Today is not that day.
Fortunately, this outfit is cute enough to distract you (or at least, I hope so).  I paired my favorite too-big-for-me leather dress with my current favorite polka dot blazer and achieved a spring look that went well with the weather (i.e., it was sunny, but still a little cool, so the heavier blazer helped). And the blazer did a good job of making my dress look like it actually fit me.

When I was little, my mom had a charm bracelet from high school that just fascinated me.  In middle school, charms had a bit of a moment, so I started to collect my own.  I don’t often wear this bracelet, but when I do, it always makes me happy.  I took a few close-ups of some of my favorites.  Sorry they’re blurry – again.

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