{GBF Life + Style} My Dream Lawyer Power Suit


My black and white sleeveless pantsuit from T.J. Maxx is my dream courtroom outfit. The tailoring is crisp, modern, and chic and instantly makes the wearer look sharp and put together. The length of the pants require six inch heels which puts me in giant Asian girl territory. A sharply dressed Asian female giant spewing out legal jargon? Definitely a triple threat. 

I never understood why lawyers wear boxy gray and black suits to court. It's a cultural mandate that absolutely bores me to no end. Yes, it's important to cover up private areas out of deference to the judiciary and the judicial system. But dressing conservatively doesn't equate to a total banishment of style. Why not add a pop of color to the suit with a neon scarf? Or take power lawyer to the next level with some gold jewelry? I believe judges would appreciate a little color or bling in the otherwise monotonous courtroom. I've seen judges fall asleep on the bench. Not all trials are Law & Order riveting. 

On my very first court appearance, I showed up wearing a cherry red pantsuit. And I lived to tell the tale. Yes, I got a lot of glares. And fine, technically I wasn't an attorney yet-just a clueless intern at the city attorney's office observing my first trial. Two days laterw, I got reprimanded for disobeying the dress code. The red suit was just one piece of the problem. There was also the neon orange knit top paired with a short and flouncy floral skirt. And the yellow sweater incident. As I sat there in my supervisor's office listening to her explain why colors are too risque for court, I realized I could never be a prosecutor. It's just too much style-aucracy to overcome for a rebel lawyer with a style cause. 




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36 comments

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  3. This suit is so nice! Love the vest and the added leopard belt!

    Sofia

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  4. You look great!
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  5. such a great look! :)




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  6. The way you write about the courtroom is such an interesting read! But I love this monochrome outfit of yours especially with the pants that goes all the way to the floor. :)

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  7. Great outfit! Beautifu color!

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  8. wow! jestem pod ogromnym wrażeniem! :))

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  9. So STYLISH!
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  10. Amazing blog !
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  11. Nice outfit, perfect for the courtroom.
    Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment.
    xoxoxo

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  12. ooooohhh!! me encanta!!!!! Vas preciosa y muy elegante!"!! Genial ese chaleco con cinturón!!!!!


    ;-)

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  13. I love this personal revelation as you were figuring out your career path. Your choice for color and style over being a court room lawyer is really awesome, and you obviously are having a much more fun and fab time with your choice.

    Bravo, dahhhhling!

    Love + aloha,
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  14. Great look !!
    Your so pretty ;)

    Kiss from France
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  15. I love the white suit......as usual gorgeous! xx

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  16. I just happened to see your lookbook page and thought I'd drop by to say "Hi." I love how you're not the typical fashion blogger that talks colloquially, but rather, your use of grammar and vocabulary really challenges the reader to be more intellectual. I love your fashion style. I also live in LA!

    -maggie
    www.clothestomidnight.blogspot.com

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  17. i love tj maxi!!! crisp and clean look indeed!! :D

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  19. Super stylish and classy look!! ;-)
    xoxo
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  21. What a fabulous pair of trousers! As a petite, I find it really difficult to find a pair that fits me properly... so I always really admire others who pull them off well :)
    xox,
    Cee
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  22. Loving the shape of this suit! Classic, comfy, and so perfect for summer! Here's to courtroom dress codes loosening up (and getting more coloruful!)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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