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Guardian ad Litem in the Courtroom| Day 1

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Well, I survived my first official day in court as a Guardian ad Litem. It sounds way more official than it was. Basically, I got to wear an adorable outfit and sit at the table with the attorneys. Still cool though…
To my husbands dismay, I didn’t correct anybody that referred to me as Miss Rinehart (instead of Mrs.) because I am so much younger than the rest of them and they all assume I’m not married. lol. Honestly, they could have called me by the wrong name entirely and I wouldn’t have corrected them. I don’t have much experience yet…but correcting a judge sounds like a bad idea, call it a hunch.

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This dress and this shirt are both old. I don’t know why in God’s green earth I hadn’t thought to wear them together until now. Totally nailed that summery yet professional thing, if you ask me. πŸ˜‰ I have a matching short sleeve blazer… but dang, it’s HOT.

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Shoes, also way old. They have little blue flowers on them, but you can’t tell. But they do, I promise, and I promise that they’re adorable.

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And like… how gorgeous is Punta Gorda? I had kind of forgotten the historic charm it has. Talk about court house location score. πŸ˜‰

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I guess I’m glad that my outfit was able to help take away from the heaviness that I always feel while sitting in on dependancy court cases. Being a Momma Bear is a driving factor for me, in relation to foster child advocacy, but it can also be a double edged sword as children have become my biggest weakness. Sometimes I find myself sitting there wondering how so much of this goes on in my own community, and no body even knows it.

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Just one of those things that makes you hug them a little tighter.

How about you? Do you use cute clothes as a pick-me-up? I know I do.

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  • Cynthia

    Congrats on the new adventure. You look very professional.
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter.com

  • Cynthia

    Congrats on the new adventure. You look very professional.
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter.com

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you. Business Cas is my favorite style. πŸ˜‰

  • Heather Serra

    You are beautiful and that outfit is adorable! Great combination!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      oh my gosh, why thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Heather Serra

    You are beautiful and that outfit is adorable! Great combination!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      oh my gosh, why thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Shann Eva

    That skirt looked so cute, then you turned around, and it was even cuter! Congrats on your first day in court.

  • Shann Eva

    That skirt looked so cute, then you turned around, and it was even cuter! Congrats on your first day in court.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      haha! I know right? The ruffle detail just gives it a little something.

  • Teresa Dean Smeigh

    I loved your outfit, but I am not a big clothes and shoe person. I used to when I weighed nothing, but now just finding something that sort of fits is hard enough. Can’t find the enthusiasm.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Oh come on! The fashion world is so diverse! There’s something out there for everybody! You look great! πŸ™‚

      • Teresa Dean Smeigh

        Thank you. A truly diplomatic answer. πŸ™‚

  • Teresa Dean Smeigh

    I loved your outfit, but I am not a big clothes and shoe person. I used to when I weighed nothing, but now just finding something that sort of fits is hard enough. Can’t find the enthusiasm.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Oh come on! The fashion world is so diverse! There’s something out there for everybody! You look great! πŸ™‚

      • Teresa Dean Smeigh

        Thank you. A truly diplomatic answer. πŸ™‚

  • How fun was this post! Super adorable outfit! Congrats on your first day in court. I am sure you nailed it.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you. An outfit that makes you feel good sure helps. πŸ™‚

  • How fun was this post! Super adorable outfit! Congrats on your first day in court. I am sure you nailed it.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Thank you. An outfit that makes you feel good sure helps. πŸ™‚

  • Ashleigh

    Such a great outfit! And you look beautiful!! Thank you fro sharing!

  • Ashleigh

    Such a great outfit! And you look beautiful!! Thank you fro sharing!

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Why thank you!

  • Wow, very nice outfit. Perfect for summer and still professional.

  • Wow, very nice outfit. Perfect for summer and still professional.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      thanks!

  • Oh I love it. I’m a SAHM right now, so I just dress how I feel each day. I keep a wardrobe capsule to help me keep clothes I know I love in my closet and get rid of what i don’t wear.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Good thinking! My closet is FULL of clothes that I don’t wear. I keep telling myself that Ill get around to it…

  • Oh I love it. I’m a SAHM right now, so I just dress how I feel each day. I keep a wardrobe capsule to help me keep clothes I know I love in my closet and get rid of what i don’t wear.

    • Amanda Rinehart

      Good thinking! My closet is FULL of clothes that I don’t wear. I keep telling myself that Ill get around to it…

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