Saturday, February 11, 2012

OOTD: Twelve

I'm in Omaha, Nebraska!

Things have been utterly hectic on my end this week, and I expect the insanity to continue as work piles on.  I'm here on a case, and luckily there seems to be no shortage of work to do.  Forgive me if my posts are irregular and I am slow (read: I take a week) to respond to comments.  I always do this thing where I excitedly see a comment notification show up in my inbox, then I realize if I respond within the first two seconds of the comment being posted I'll look like a loser, and then all of a sudden it's a week later and what happened exactly?

I love traveling for work.  It's so much fun to stay in a hotel and not have to worry about any of my personal needs, like laundry and cleaning.  Attire in the workspace is super casual, although of course once court is in session we'll need to have nicer clothes at the ready in case we want to observe.

On top of the complete sartorial freedom, all of our meals are provided for us at the trial site, which is great in the sense that it's one less thing to worry about, but terrible in the sense that there is SO MUCH FOOD and I can barely zip up these jeans as it is!

Our snack room has, no exaggeration, 150 different varieties of snack food.  Statistically, most foods you have trouble resisting will be here.  A few notable items:  haribo gummy bears, peanut butter-filled pretzels, nutella, honey wheat pretzels, oreos, dried/candied fruit, cheetos, ice cream...the list goes on.  And on.  There are lots of healthy options too, so I'm trying not to resign myself to an EXTRA extra five pounds yet, since I'm already carrying my extra five and feel very uncomfortable in my clothes.

True story:  on the flight over, the flight attendants complimented me profusely on my ensemble (midwestern niceness!), and I felt like a total sham because my pants were totally all-the-way unzipped because my happy gut wouldn't be contained.

Heading to Omaha

It was something like this, except with a non-$550 blue top.  And with the pants unzipped.

Also, it was twelve degrees yesterday.  (Yes, I wore socks when I walked outside in the above outfit.)  Also also, there are only two treadmills in our fitness center.

Yeah.  I'm concerned that I'll be relying entirely on elastic waistbands by the end of this trip.

But hey, that's litigation life for ya.  Regardless of my ever-increasing midsection, I'm thrilled to be here, even if I am the lowest person on the totem pole.  This is what I want to be doing with my life!  (Litigating cases, not eating unlimited gummy bears.)

Are any of you familiar with Omaha?  Any advice re: stuff to see and do?  The zoo, the casinos, and of course the Anthropologie are already on my list!

In this Outfit:
Anthropologie Lining-the-Field Scoopneck (S)
Anthropologie Shadowsleeve Cardigan (M)
AG Farrah Skinnies (29)
Pilcro Trinket Bow Flats (9)
Michael Kors Watch (here) (An unexpected (and early) birthday gift!!  Although I loved my cheap Amazon watch, this new guy is pretty awesome.  It's maybe the perfect gift, since I probably would not have bought it myself because my cheap one was doing the job.  The chronograph features are so cool!) (Perhaps now it's time to get another cheap $20 watch in regular gold?  I think then I'll have the color bases covered.)
J.Crew Factory Cluster Earrings
Anthropologie Necklace

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