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July 19, 2017

Nordstrom Sale: Beauty

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Good morning!  For today's post, I wanted to share a few of my favorite beauty sale picks form the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale...  There are so many good deals on products that I know and love (#4 and #9) and some that I have been waiting to try once they finally made the Anniversary Sale (#2 and #7).  What beauty products are you loving? 

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July 17, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites: Work

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Good morning!  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here and in full effect!  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the best sale of the year, in my opinion.  There are so many great deals on clothing, home and beauty.  Here are a few of my favorite sale items for work.  

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July 14, 2017

June Reading

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Boss Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career, Nicole Lapin

1. Boss B*tch: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Take Charge of Your Career, Nicole Lapin
This book is a must-read for all young professional women!  This is a book of empowerment for women, and serves as a guide on how to own your work and yourself.  The book is divided into three sections, "Being the Boss of You", "Being the Boss at Work", and "Being the Boss of Your Own Business", written in a very witty and easy to understand format (she covers a lot of complex financial concepts and does an excellent job at breaking them down and making them interesting).  Lapin's advice is very practical and I love her transparency on topics such as negotiation.

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential

2. Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential, Barbara Oakley, PhD
Mindshift reveals how we can overcome stereotypes and preconceived ideas about what is possible for us to learn and become- regardless of age.  This is an excellent book for anyone considering making a career change, and has quite a few personal stories of people changing careers from various industries.  I also learned about the Massive Open Online Class ("MOOC") and am obsessed!  A MOOC is a (usually free) online class for anyone wanting to continue learning.  Although, I think you can pay a nominal fee to get a certificate for the class to help you advance at work.  There are a lot of different websites, such as Coursera that offer MOOCs on tons of different topics.  I definitely want to take some in the near future!

Crush It: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In On Your Passion: Gary Vaynerchuk

3. Crush It: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In On Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk
If you've read my blog for some time, you know that I am a big fan of Gary Vaynerchuk.  In Crush It!, Gary V shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses with his no-nonsense, "just do it" approach.  Crush It! is a wealth of knowledge that is full of great tips regarding social media and personal branding, as well as how to harness the power of the Internet to make your entrepreneurial side hustle dreams come true.  I also highly recommend subscribing to his podcast, The Gary Vee Audio Experience for some daily motivation!

The Real-Life MBA, Jack and Suzy Welch

4. The Real-Life MBA, Jack and Suzy Welch
The Real-Life MBA is a great book for anyone in a leadership position.  This book covers some of the most pressing challenges related to creating winning strategies, leading and managing others, as well as building a thriving career.  There are also some great nuggets of wisdom about marketing, how to have a productive and healthy organizational culture, and great tips on work-life balance.

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea, Bob Burg, John David Mann

5. The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea, Bob Burg, John David Mann
I highly, highly recommend everyone read this little book- it is excellent!!  The Go-Giver is a modern-day business parable that teaches the five laws of stratospheric success.
1. The Law of Vale- your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment;
2. The Law of Compensation- Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them;
3. The Law of Influence- Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people's interests first;
4. The Law of Authenticity- The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself;
5. The Law of Receptivity- The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.

In case you missed it: January Reading | February Reading | March Reading | April Reading | May Reading

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July 10, 2017

My New Favorite Work Bag: GRACESHIP

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Women's Work Bags and Briefcases, GRACESHIP
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Women's Work Bags and Briefcases, GRACESHIP
Women's Work Bags and Briefcases, GRACESHIP
Women's Work Bags and Briefcases, GRACESHIP
DRESS: Banana Republic (similar) | SHOES:  Nordstrom | BAG: c/o GRACESHIP | BRACELET & CHARM: c/o Moon & Lola | WATCH: c/o Daniel Wellington | SUNNIES: Nordstrom | LIPSTICK: Mac

Happy Monday!  I am so excited to collaborate with GRACESHIP for today's blog post.  I get so many emails and direct messages asking for the best briefcases and work bags (here is my last roundup of some of my favorites).  GRACESHIP sent me this gorgeous New York laptop bag to carry to work, and I absolutely love it! As professional and stylish working women, it can be challenging to find a fashionable and functional work bag that we actually want to carry around all day.  This GRACESHIP laptop bag is the perfect work bag for #girlbosses to show up to work in style.  Not only does it look classy and professional, but more importantly, it carries all of my daily essentials, ranging from everything from my MacBook Pro and planner, to my water bottle and workout clothes, and keeps everything neatly organized into smaller pockets.  For example, I love the cell phone pocket and interior charger pocket!

I knew I wanted to collaborate with GRACESHIP after reading over their website and mission.  I am extremely selective in the brands that I feature on my blog, but immediately fell in love with the GRACESHIP mission and its amazing story.  I highly encourage you to check out their blog for some great career advice and inspiration. Of course, supporting other women in business (and women business owners) is a huge priority for me, and I instantly "fan-girled" over the GRACESHIP CEO, Emily Gimmel.  Be sure to check out GRACESHIP for your next work bag!

GRACESHIP is kind enough to offer Lawyer Lookbook readers $30 off your purchase by entering code "LAWYER" at checkout!

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July 5, 2017

June Favorites

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Pink Sheath Dress
Ivanka Trump Embellished Mock-Neck Sheath Dress, Republican National Convention
Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater
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Eliza J. Crepe Sheath Dress Nordstrom

In case you missed it, here are a few of my favorite posts from June... 

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July 3, 2017

4th of July Sales!

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Fourth of July Sales
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Happy Fourth of July weekend!!  I hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July and enjoy lots of time with friends and family!!  There are lots of great Fourth of July sales happening this weekend, so be sure to check them out.  I've linked a few of my favorite sales below.  Enjoy!

Ann Taylor: 50% off everything

Cole Hann: Take an extra 40% off sale items

Diane Von Furstenberg: Extra 30% off sale items

Lucky Brand: Up to 60% off

Lulu Frost: 20% off site wide

ModCloth: 15% off, 20% off $100+, 30% off $200

Nasty Gal: 50% off

Nicole Miller: 20% off site wide with code REWARDNM4

Serena & Lily: 20% off site wide

SheIn: Up to 60% off

Sole Society: Up to 50% off

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June 30, 2017

4th Of July Favorites

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June 28, 2017

Black & White Summer Work Look

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Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater
Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater
Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater
Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater
Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater
Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater
BLOUSE: Ann Taylor | SKIRT: J. Crew | SUNNIES: Nordstrom | BAG: c/o Kate Spade, New York Opry Mills Nashville | LIPSTICK: Mac | SHOES: Sole Society (also available in black) | WATCH: c/o Daniel Wellington | BRACELET & CHARM: c/o Moon & Lola

Good morning!  This ruffle sleeve mock neck sweater is the perfect summer work top- I absolutely love it! I love, love, love the classic high mock neck and the pretty ruffle sleeves.  It is available in black, white and blush, and is on major sale at the moment.  It looks great tucked into skirts, but you could also wear it untucked with jeans or dress pants and still look just as refined and polished.  This mock neck sweater is definitely a work summer staple!

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June 26, 2017

Opry Mills Annual Bag Sale

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Happy Monday!!  I am SO excited to collaborate once again with Opry Mills in Nashville for today's blog post to tell you about The Annual Handbag Sale going on now through June 30th.  There are so many amazing bag deals happening now with so many amazing retailers.  There is definitely something for every "purse-onality" whether you like classic-glam, modern chic, or, consider yourself more boho or edgy, or, if you love athleisure, you are sure to find your next perfect bag at a bargain price.  Today, I will feature four trends that really stood out to me at the sale: tote, cross-body, satchel and mini.

Trend: Tote
Michael Kors Tote Bag
This Michael Kors Tote bag was originally $458 before the sale.  During the handbag sale, all Michael bags are 60% off, plus, this tote is an additional 20% off so it comes to $140!!  Jackpot!!  I have several Michael Kors bags and love them!

I love a classic tote, and this classic Michael Kors tote comes in so many gorgeous colors.  I especially love the blush pink tote as well as the gold tote, because they are so chic and versatile.  I love the gold, blush or blue shades for work, because they are so pretty and polished, but, the brown and cream classic logo totes would make the perfect work or weekend getaway tote bag.  Either way, you can't go wrong with Michael Kors!   

Vera Bradley Work Tote
Before the handbag sale this Vera Bradley Work Tote cost $108.  During the sale it is 50% off, making it $54.

Who doesn't love Vera Bradley??  I love the fun and colorful prints and patterns Vera Bradley has to offer, whether it be in the form of a wallet, iPad cover, travel bag, backpack, or, more sophisticated bags for the working gal, Vera does not disappoint!  I saw so many cute bags that I wanted to take home, but this black work tote really caught my eye as a working woman who is always on the go.  I love the quilted black exterior with the pocket on the outside (does anyone else constantly lose their phone and keys??), and how the inside is compartmentalized so that you can keep your belongings organized throughout the day.  This would be the perfect tote bag to carry your laptop and work items during the day, but you could easily throw some workout clothes and sneakers for a post-work workout without having to haul multiple bags around all day and feel like a "bag lady".  Believe me, there is plenty of room for your 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. belongings!  

Trend: Cross-Body

This Andrew Mark cross-body at Wilson's Leather was originally $60.  After the 50% off sale this bag is $29.99. 

Wilson's Leather has so many amazing finds, and I loved this Andrew Mark cream cross-body bag.  This cross-body is perfect for weekend adventures, or, when you want to be a little more casual.  I would carry it to weekend brunch and the Farmer's Market, then an evening concert at Ascend Amphitheater.  I love how compact (yet spacious) it is for all the essentials, while still allowing me to be hands-free and in the moment.

Trend: Satchel
Before the handbag sale, this Kate Spade satchel cost $400.  After the sale it only cost $119.

This Kate Spade New York satchel was love at first sight.  I love anything blush pink and Kate Spade.  For me, this bag is a  match made in (fashion) heaven.  As an attorney, elected official, and director of a governmental department, I am constantly in and out of meetings and always on the move.  I am always looking for fashionable and functional bags I can carry around all day, without sacrificing my personal style.  I love the blush pink shade (obviously), and the fact that it is very sturdy and will hold my MacBook Pro, among other things.  I also love how the sides flare out for a modern twist.  Of course, the tassel sealed the deal! 

Trend: Mini
This Michael Kors mini originally cost $228.  After the 60% off sale it dropped all the way down to $91.

Big things come in small packages, and this Michael Kors gold mini bag absolutely proves this to be true.  I love this glam gold mini Michael Kors bag.  It comes in several colors such as gold, black, brown and yellow.  I would wear the above gold bag for a more dressy event, such as a night at the Symphony or a fancy dinner.  I also think the gold would look so pretty for the holidays and New Years Eve.  The other colors could be dressed up or down and would be perfect for a night on the town with girlfriends.  

So, what is my "purse-onality" and which bag did I end up taking home??

Trend: #ThePerfectBag
Ann Taylor Ruffle Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater
Modern chic all the way.  I cannot wait to carry my new Kate Spade New York satchel and go to work in style.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed following along for my personal shopping experience at Opry Mills.  Hurry on over to Opry Mills to take full advantage of all the killer deals at The Handbag Sale going on through June 30th, and please let me know what you ended up finding!

P.S. This full look is coming to the blog later this week!

This post was sponsored by Opry Mills.  I received product and compensation.  All opinions 100% my own. Thank you for supporting retailers that support Lawyer Lookbook.

June 21, 2017

My Favorite Summer Work Dress

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Ivanka Trump Embellished Mock-Neck Sheath Dress, Republican National Convention
Ivanka Trump Embellished Mock-Neck Sheath Dress, Republican National Convention
Ivanka Trump Embellished Mock-Neck Sheath Dress, Republican National Convention
Ivanka Trump Embellished Mock-Neck Sheath Dress, Republican National Convention
DRESS: Macy's | SHOES: Nordstrom | WATCH: c/o: Daniel Wellington | LIPSTICK: Mac

Blush pink, sheath, and sleeveless, this mock-neck embellished sheath dress is my absolute favorite summer work dress this season.  I love the non-wrinkle fabric and fitted silhouette, and did I mention, it's blush pink?  ;-) If I have an important work meeting and need to look more formal, I may pair it with a blazer (navy looks so pretty with the blush pink).  Usually, however, I go sans blazer so that I don't hide the pretty embellishments. As an added bonus, this dress is perfect for transitioning from office to out-of-office to happy hour or other professional networking/fun social events.  

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June 19, 2017

Work-Appropriate White Dresses

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Wearing white is no longer only for formal events such as bridal showers.  These white dresses prove that you can make your white pieces work at the office, while still looking and feeling like a total #girlboss.  Depending on how conservative your office is, you could wear several of these dresses as-is.  If sleeveless is not an option at your office, however, you could just as easily throw on a pretty blazer and/or scarf (in any color!) and still rock your white dress, all the while still being office-appropriate.  I personally am loving all the eyelet, pleats, ruffles and silhouettes these dresses have to offer, and definitely want to add them to my wardrobe!

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June 14, 2017

Classic Women's Workwear Pieces

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Watch | Button-down | Shoes | Necklace | Blazer | Lipstick | Tote | Skirt

Good morning!  I have rounded up a few of my favorite classic workwear pieces for today's post.  As you can see, these items are timeless, high-quality investment pieces, many of which can be dressed up or down and be taken from office to (evening) out.

To begin, every working woman needs a classic white button-down.  I have tried my fair share of button-downs, but this Banana Republic fitted, non-iron button-down is hands-down my favorite.  I love the tailored fit, and did I mention, you don't have to iron it??  It comes out of the dryer sans wrinkles and ready to wear.  I have been very impressed with Banana Republic's wear-to-work collection this season, and have quite a few pieces in my closet. These pieces are amazing quality and go on sale pretty regularly.  Exhibit A: my favorite basic black pencil skirt to wear with suits and/or blouses is on major sale right now.  I love this skirt and wear it all the time.  I also have it in navy.  As far as blazers are concerned, I love this blazer because of its tailored fit.  There is nothing worse than a boxy blazer!

As far as heels are concerned, I am convinced that this pump is hands-down the best heel for work.  I love this heel as my every day go-to heel and have it in six colors.  I usually alternate between black and nude for the office and court. These shoes are so comfortable and will not break the bank.   I cannot recommend them enough!

Finally, I love this Tory Burch York Tote in blush as my every day go-to work tote bag.  A truly versatile bag, a tote can serve as your computer and carry-all bag during the week.  I love how this tote is divided into three compartments so that I can stay organized and am less likely to lose my belongings.  Plus, I love how the pretty blush pink goes with everything.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  What are some of your staple pieces that you swear by?? 


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June 12, 2017

Monday Motivation: Meet My Stylish Lady Lawyer Friends

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Eliza J. Crepe Sheath Dress Nordstrom

My law school had its annual Recognition Dinner this weekend at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville. Here I am with my "law school besties" Ashley and Caroline, a/k/a #squad.  I wanted to feature these two lovely ladies because not only are they downright fabulous, they are also very successful attorneys and perfectly epitomize what my blog is all about- that professional women of all ages can be both successful and stylish!  I hope these two inspire you as much as they inspire me.

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