I went to the office after dropping Stinky at school... sans makeup. I keep a kit in my desk, for those mornings (of which there are many, not gonna lie) when I don't have time to put on my face before I get to work. I always check my calendar on my phone to make sure I have a little "ramp-up" time in the morning for this, as well as to figure out what I should wear.
But since I called in sick on Friday, my Outlook calendar didn't sync with my Google one... so a client actually saw my nekkid face! But I didn't get a pic of that to post, thank goodness! But even with makeup, wasn't feeling very elegant today:
Oh! Just for fun, I also had a County Court appearance that must have been put on my calendar on Friday. As you can see, I didn't wear a jacket. I thought I just had office appointments and a Town Court appearance, and I don't believe that I need a jacket for those. Female attorneys here get away with murder as far as professional dressing goes. I'm pretty strict with myself, but less so for "local" courts.
What's the distinction in the courts I mentioned? Upstate New York is a very weird place... the court system is like something out of the Wild West! For criminal law, County Court is the place where felonies are disposed of, whether by felony plea or by trial. Towns are subdivisions of each County, and only some of the villages within certain towns have courts. The cities have courts, as well. City, Town, and Village Court Justices handle traffic tickets and dispose of misdemeanors.
All felony cases, unless they have been indicted by a Grand Jury, start in a "local court" (meaning City, Town, or Village). Here's the "Wild West" part of it: Town and Village Justices are NOT required to be attorneys. That's right... someone who has never stepped foot in law school (or college, or even finished high school in some cases) has the power to put people in JAIL!!!
The New York Times did an excellent article on this incredible outdated system a few years back.
Enough work crap... back to the important stuff! I'm thinking the necklace may have been a bit "much" for the outfit. But I haven't worn it in ages, I love it, so gave it a whirl with this top. Your thoughts? Here's a closer look:
I really like my black glass earring to complement the necklace:
So I tried a similar pop of color that was so popular in Thursday's post... but I'm thinking this one was just a little "off", but I can't place my finger on why:
Oh well... even with my lack of proper preparation for the day, and the fun with the court system here, I still find ways to chill out a bit. Since Hubby called in today, I was on my own for lunch. I often like to get drive-thru and park in this quiet little spot to listen to my audiobook and enjoy my lunch in blissful solitude:
The run-down abandoned rail station is somehow soothing to me. I don't know why, it just is....
No gym today... night court. I really need to go lift tomorrow, because I didn't eat properly on Sunday before lifting, and my performance was subpar!
Top: Style & Co. Woman from Macy's
Pants: Lane Bryant
Necklace: via JC Penney
Earrings: via Corning Museum of Glass
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.
DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.