dress ~ thrifted
vest ~ thrifted
tank ~ thrifted
booties ~ swap
socks ~ H&M
necklace ~ thrifted
ring ~ Hearthbreaker
earrings ~ hand-me-down
when i was in high school, i took some extra-curricular class, i'm sure it was civics or some sort of poli-sci sort of class...anyways, i took this class, and we had to participate in a mock trial. i'm not sure why i took this class, as i really dislike any kind of public speaking. i get all tongue tied and shy and tend to trip on my words when i'm nervous.
i don't remember so much what the actual trial was that we had to argue. i know it had to do with a woman and a car...and obviously something illegal (depending on how well i argued). the kicker of this trial is that somehow, the teacher actually got us a court room in the county court house in downtown minneapolis. so here i was, a 15-year old high school student, preparing to argue in a real court of law.
we wore uniforms at my school, so we were told to bring a "power suit" to change into at the court house. my mom had made this green flannel suit for herself. yes, a hand-made hunter green flannel suit. i was a regular melanie griffith from 'working girl'. (and yes, in high school, i wore the same size as my mom.) i brought the unstoppable suit to the courthouse with me, and planned to change in the bathroom.
i thought it was odd that when i walked into the empty bathroom, i saw two urinals. i just assumed that i was in some sort of unisex facility. i (luckily) went into a stall to change, only to hear a huge stampede of men coming into the bathroom. clearly i had chosen the wrong bathroom. imagine a chubby 15-year old girl, changing into her mom's flannel suit, in the men's room, in a busy courtroom, in downtown minneapolis. i was mortified. i had to wait until i heard every single man leave, and then i rushed, sweating, into the court room. i was late...the best i could do was pretend that i was just in another extremely important legal brief that caused me to be late.
the good news, i got the innocent woman off.
(in the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups...)