{GBF Life + Style} My Road to Fashion Law Part I

People frequently ask me how I became a fashion lawyer. After all, parallels between law and fashion intuitively run in perpendicular directions. So, here's my story. 

{Part I}
When I was in law school, I met a friend who was a designer at Joie. What a huge relationship coup! Although I obsessively followed fashion via blogs and magazines, I was always an outside observant, a Jane Goddall of fashion as my social circle orbited around aspiring lawyers, accountants, and doctors. I was knowledgeable about the fashion industry but I didn't know it. My designer friend and I would chat for hours about fashion trends, emerging designers, and the denim revolution. She was my very first link to a world I longed to be in but lacked the key to unlock the door. 

One day, she invited me to tour the Joie corporate headquarters. I had to miss part of my Business Law class but that's just penny pinching. At their Vernon office, I saw sketches, production samples, and a slew of fashionistas creating beautiful things. I was so excited to see the inner workings of a fashion company for the very first time yet a bit disappointed as it was a stark contrast from the pantsuit career I was embarking on. Before we left, my friend introduced me to an executive who casually mentioned that they were thinking of hiring an in-house counsel. Right then and there, the idea of being a lawyer working at a fashion company incepted into my mind. I could ditch the pantsuit and keep the law degree!

Although I didn't end up becoming in-house counsel at Joie, I did host a Girl's Night Out party at their Pasadena store last week. Life evolves ever so unpredictably and fabulously! 









top{Joie c/o} 
shorts {vintage}
shoes {Shoedazzle c/o}
sunnies {TOMS "Bellevue" c/o}
purse {vintage Hermes}
necklace {J.Crew}

{shop the look}




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{live fabulously}

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30 comments

  1. nice!!

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  2. Amazing look! I loved!
    What are those shoes?! GORGEOUS! *-*
    And you have beautiful legs!
    Just.. gorgeous!

    xoxo

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  3. You're a lawyer? How amazing! I think it's does weird in-between jobs that are perfect if you have two strong passions and want to combine them =)

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  4. Great look and accessories!
    xx

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  5. Love everything, but your shoes are killing me!!

    <3
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  6. Loved reading your story! It's great that you are able to do something you specialise in, in an industry you're so passionate about. I am loving your outfit as well :)

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  7. Yes, life is unpredictable. I fell into my practice specialty without trying (commercial litigation). Love your outfit here: the shorts are really cute.

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  8. I love the look! I have that same necklace! haha! check out my blog dear and maybe follow me if you'd like. :)

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  9. What an interesting story. Thanks for sharing. Your vintage Hermes is absolutely stunning!

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  10. I love your story... so interesting and inspiring. It's funny how things work out, isn't it?

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  11. What a cute and chic look!! Love your puffy shorts!!

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  12. We love burgundy for autumn, and your lips are perfect!

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  13. Love every piece. Super cute styling.
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  14. Nice to hear some background on your job! Such an interesting line of work. Obsessed with those printed shoes! xo

    -Jen

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  15. cool outfit...
    xx
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  16. Love your whole look!
    kisses,
    Julija.

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  17. Amazing outfit. Looking great.

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  18. Nice casual look! :)) Love the colours

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  19. What a cool way to find your career that fits you perfectly!!

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  20. Those shoes are so eye-catching! The perfect pairing for a simple neutral outfit.

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  21. Love this outfit! You have a great blog!

    Xx kisses from a Spanish Blogger

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  22. you are ... PERFECT ! like you blog :)
    xx


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  23. Yup, sometimes life can be so unpredictable. You're blessed with a great friend and you look good in this outfit. Casual and chic =)

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  24. Awesome photography……..the only thing I don’t like about them is that I didn’t shoot them.

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