Name:

I blog under the name Netty

City:

I live in sunny Miami, Florida

Career:

Lawyer

Why did you decide to embark on your chosen career?

I was exposed to the legal field from an early age, because of my family. I chose my specific profession because I want to help people, and I feel like I have an effective way of communicating ideas to others.

Average Day:

STRESS STRESS STRESS and more STRESS.

 

How would you describe your workwear style?

My workwear attire changes depending on whether or not I’m in trial. For trial work, I always wear a matching suit, preferably a skirt suit, although I do love Ann Taylor pantsuits.

For office days, I do like to keep it somewhat conservative. I hate it when I see someone at work who dresses like a slob, so I try to keep my attire polished and professional.

I like to mix pencil skirts with button downs. I like the J.Crew No.2 Pencil skirt because the length is appropriate, it is perfectly tailored, and also comes in a variety of colors. For button downs I found the perfect work shirt – the “Perfect Shirt” from Ann Taylor.

 

Where do you shop for your workwear clothes?

Mostly Anne Taylor and J Crew

 

What do you love the most about your city?

I grew up here, so I like the familiarity of it. I love that I can access the water at any given time. There’s something to be said for that. It’s really nice.

What is your favourite place to go in your city?

I love my neighborhood, because it’s one of the few places in Miami where you can get to and from a spot without having to hop in the car.

What do you wish was better about your city?

 

I really wish that the elected officials and those who govern the urban planning and the zoning, would think about the quality of life of our citizens. As I said, I’ve lived in Miami my entire life, and I’ve seen it grow, exponentially, over the last few years.

 

We are now at the point that we are completely congested. All we do is build, build and build some more – without regard for what that does to the city. The result is massive overcrowding, without a solid public transportation system. We basically only have UBER and our own cars. It really affects how we do things.

Is there anything about the culture/city that makes things hard for working women?

I think that law is generally a male-driven field. Some will disagree with me, but I’ve seen sexism play a role in the courtroom. It’s not something that I would say is very prevalent, but it’s there.

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Is there anything about the culture/city that makes things hard for working women?

I think that law is generally a male-driven field. Some will disagree with me, but I’ve seen sexism play a role in the courtroom. It’s not something that I would say is very prevalent, but it’s there.

What are your hopes for the future?

At this point, I’ve achieved a lot in my current job, and it’s time to move on. My goal for the future would be to find a job that meshes with me and my personality.  I still want to practice law, but I would like to expand into a more creative field, that’s more dynamic, less conventional but also lucrative.

Anyone know of any good options for me? Ha.

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