Friday, March 31, 2023

Five Friday Favorites | 41 | Le District, Peplums, NYC Half Marathon, Legal Research & More

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1.          Le District at Brookfield Place- If you love Eataly for all things Italian food, drinks and groceries, but you want the French version, head to Brookfield Place and over to Le District. There you will find a variety of counters of French goods including pastries, meats, diary products, and wine. 

2.          Fathead- This past weekend Alex ran the NYC half marathon, and me and a giant version of his face from when he was a baby was cheering him on in the freezing cold! I bought this fathead when he did the Brooklyn Half Marathon last spring. It is such a silly thing, but so fun. And honorable mention: my cowbell!

3.          Lexis+ Rewards- Law students listen up! If you use Lexis+ for legal research, every day that you log on, you get POINTS that you can redeem for AMAZING things including gift cards to Sephora, Target, Starbucks or Apple products, home goods and travel accessories. Literally anything you can imagine. I have been using Lexis+ for the past 3 years and have racked up 20,000 points (after donating a handful of points to the Red Cross). I am trying to figure out what to spend my points on. I’m thinking gift cards!

4.          Daily walks- I know this sounds silly, but walking is so good for your body and your mental health! Every morning over the summer before work I would walk about 40 minutes and it woke me up and cleared my head in preparation for the day. I am happy that the temperatures are warming up and that I can start taking daily walks again.

5.          Peplums- Middle and high school Elizabeth is THRILLED peplums are back. They really are so flattering. The prettiest one I’ve seen is linked HERE. You’re welcome ;)


Wednesday, March 29, 2023

T&P's Top 10 of the Week | No. 51 | Easter Dresses, Spring Wedding Guest Dresses, Floral Dresses, Spring Occassion Dresses

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Monday, March 27, 2023

How to be an Attorney: Step 5: 3L Year, MPRE and NYLE

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Welcome back to my How to be an Attorney series. At this point, you probably know you want to go to law school, you know where you want to go and you know how to apply. You may even know basics about what to do during your first two years of law school. Click HERE to read Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, and Step 4. Now let’s get into your third year.

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Going into your last year of law school (WOOO you made it!) you are going to want to have a paid summer internship (if that’s possible). Hopefully one that you are interested in and one that will hopefully lead you to a full-time job.

You can find a summer job though on campus recruiting, LinkedIn and Indeed. I found mine via Indeed. I worked in-house at a publicly traded company, and I absolutely loved it. As I am writing this post, I am still working there as an intern. Sadly, for me, it will not lead to full-time employment, but it has been a wonderful experience. I have met an amazing mentor and I have learned so much about what it is like to work for a company on the legal side. 


Over the summer after your second year, you also want to start thinking about what bar prep company you would like to use. (I know it sounds scary and crazy, but buckle up, 3L is a wild time!) I signed up with a low rate (I think $24 down payment) with Barbri in September when I started my 3rd year. In total, the cost is about $2,500 for a 8-10 week self-paced online course. But it is never too early to start thinking. Most students use Barbri, Themis or Kaplan. I took a Barbri bar exam diagnostic test in the fall of my 3L year just to see what I retained from my first two years. You can test out all the different offerings from each provider for free while studying for the MPRE.

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The MPRE or Multi State Professional Responsibility Exam is an ethics exam that you have to take before or after the bar exam. All states except Wisconsin require the MPRE. 

It is a two hour, closed-book, 60-question multiple-choice exam offered three times a year. Most of my classmates and I took it in August before starting our 3rd year of law school. My school and state require that all students take an ethics class in school. So it made the most sense for me to take the exam after finishing the class so I had most of the information already fresh in my brain.

The exam is straight forward. I took a free Barbri prep course for the exam, and I passed on the first try. 

To pass in New York, you have to get an 85 or higher. You have to pass within 3 years of passing the UBE (Universal Bar Exam) in New York. (Every state is different).

In New York, you have to take it at a Pearson VUE testing center. 

To register, head over to the website. 


I had no idea when I was going into law school that I would have to take multiple exams outside of school before I could take the bar exam… the MPRE is only one of them.


This week, during my last semester of law school, I am taking the NYLE or the New York Law Exam. This is an open book, two-hour, 50 multiple-choice exam that focuses only on New York law. The exam is “free” to take. It only requires a $29 fee to download the test software and take it on your personal computer at home. 

You need a 60 to pass. New York State Board of Examiners give you the outline and material that you need to use for the test. 

Before you can register to take the test (register at, you have to watch 17 hours of outdated videos about outdated New York State law. The videos are supposed to match the outline…but they don’t. The outline is updated, but not the videos.

Seems like a total waste of time to me.


I hope this post was helpful. I had no idea that there were so many exams I had to take before the bar exam. 

My how-to series is almost coming to a close. Stay tuned for Part 6 where I will be discussing how to find a job and then Part 7: the BAR EXAM!

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Five Friday Favorites | 40 | Fashion Show, Nude Block Heels, Pink Skirt, Broadway Show & More

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 1.          Next in Fashion on Netflix- A new version of Project Runway on Netflix hosted by Gigi Hadid and Tan France. I love seeing how talented and unique each designer on this show is. There are so many talented fashion designers and I love seeing unique perspectives and designs.
2.          Loeffler Randall nude block heels- These shoes sold out SO fast when they were first released. I snagged them the second they got back in stock. I should’ve waited because they are now always on sale. But they really are the perfect nude block heel. I had the Steve Madden classic pair that everyone had for years, but they eventually gave me blisters on the back of my feet and ultimately were boring. These are cute with the signature Loeffler Randall half bow detail.
3.          Boden pink skirt- I just purchased this skirt from the winter collection while it was on sale and it is so cute. I just discovered Boden a couple of months ago (all thanks to Instagram). I love a skirt like this, and it is perfect for spring.
4.          Good Molecules Silicon-free Priming Moisturizer- This is the only moisturizer that won’t break me out. In the winter, when my skin is super dry, I love to wear the Clinique Moisture-surge overnight mask (day and night) but I realized it has started to break me out. So, I’m back to my clean beauty favorite.
Some Like it Hot on Broadway- I had no idea what to expect from this show before I saw it. But let me tell you, it was SO FUN. The music was lively and fun. The actors were hysterical. My face hurt from laughing when the show finished. I highly recommend seeing this comedic show if you can. The theater is tiny, so there are really no bad seats. 


Wednesday, March 22, 2023

T&P's Top 10 of the Week | No. 50 | Lady Jackets, Chanel Inspired Jackets, Tweed Blazer, Boucle Jackets

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Hill House Dress Collection and Discount Code

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I quickly became converted to a Hill House Nap Dress fan. I am almost a die-hard fan, but I do not own pieces from every collection like some real fans do. I pick and choose very carefully unique pieces. I believe in having different styles of dresses. You will see below, I do not have the same dress in multiple prints. 

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Hill House makes some of my favorite dresses (they also make skirts, shorts, sweaters, pjs, bathrobes, bedding, pants, accessories, bathing suits and matching clothes for your mini me) but the dresses are the best. They are beautifully made, comfortable and unique.

I absolutely love my dresses. I have shared my sizes and favorite features about the dresses below. Linked are dresses that are still in stock. Every season, most of the styles come out in new prints, so keep your eyes out! The older prints and styles will occasionally go on sale too! 

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Poshmark also has a ton of listings. 

I am also sharing a try-on of all of these dresses on Instagram

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1.          The Paz Nap Top and Paz Skirt in Linen (summer 2021) in M: Sadly, the linen really shrunk. So I have now made this duo into a beach coverup. This is an easy throw-on and go outfit. My set (which is now sold out) has pink mermaids and shells all over it!

2.          The Samantha Dress- Pond Floral Print (spring 2022) in M: My all-time favorite Hill House dress. The print has little animals hidden in the florals. I call it my “baby animal dress.” I love the pockets. I especially love that never wear a bra with this dress. This dress has a zipper.

3.          The Lucia Dress (summer 2022) in S: I call this dress my fruit dress. It is a very light weight dress with little fruits and vegetables woven throughout the vine like print on a navy background. The waist is adjustable with ties. No zippers or pockets on this one. I also never wear a bra with this dress.

4.          The Talia Dress in Posy Navy Crepe (fall 2022) in S: The first fall-ish dress purchase from Hill House. I think the ruffled skirt is so flattering and makes my legs look so long. There is no zipper. The pearl buttons are very difficult to close. But the bow in the front is very cute.

5.          The Laura Dress in Lilac Stripe Linen (summer 2022) in S: I bought this dress on sale. It’s so chic. It most definitely needs a nude slip! Linking mine HERE.

6.          The Ellie Nap Dress in Navy Cotton in M: This is the original Nap Dress. Unfortunately, it’s my least favorite. It’s just a basic maxi dress to me…Nothing too exciting. I do reach for it often, because it is so easy to throw on, but it isn’t super unique and kind of boring in comparison to the others. The smocking is going to eventually go out of style. This dress now comes with pockets and in a crepe material. I should have the gotten a size S because the smocking is very stretchy. This is my least favorite out of all the dresses.

7.          The Anjuli Nap Dress in blue clip dot check (light blue gingham) in S: One of my newest Hill House purchases. This dress screams Martha’s Vineyard or East Hampton. Such an elegant dress and so flattering. This dress is lined and has pockets. No need for a bra.

8.          The Ophelia Dress in Pink Vine Stripe Cotton in S: Pictured above! Another new purchase. This is the longer style to the Samantha Dress. I ordered a S in this one, and I could’ve gone for a M again, because it is a bit hard to get over my head, but looks very nice on as a S. This dress is great for bridal showers and baby shower attendees. The print totally reminds me of the American Girl Doll Felicity. No bra needed and it has pockets. It is also lined. 

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Friday, March 17, 2023

Five Friday Favorites | 39 | Veja Sneakers, Lady Jackets, Long Island Restaurant, Sarah Flint Promo Code and More

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1.          Veja Campo sneakers- My second pair of Veja white tennis shoes. I also have the Esplar version with hot pink detail on the logo. That pair is pretty comfortable, but I find my Adidas Stan Smith’s more comfortable and more supportive. I have heard that the Campo sneakers are more like the Stan Smith sneakers with a thicker sole. I can attest that these sneakers are much more comfortable than my first pair. The leather is also pebbled unlike my other pair. The sole is thicker and more supportive. The biggest problem with these shoes are that they are so good and so loved by many, that they are impossible to buy because they are always out of stock. I got a Campo pair for Christmas but were a size too small. I am a 40 in all of my shoes. But 40 was horribly tight. I returned them and waited for size 41 to come in stock with the light pink, but after months they are still out of stock. I found this pair with the rose gold detail, in my size and I saw Kate Middleton wear the exact same pair and was sold. So here they are! 

2.          “Take me home” by Cash Cash and Bebe Rexa- I heard this song first in college and again the other day during a Peloton ride and it instantly brought me back to the good ole days of dancing in gross bars and frat basements. 

3.          Lady Jackets- These classic French inspired blazers with their boucle or tweed fabrics and feminine button details are so charming. Here are some of my favorites: stripes, light blue, pink gingham, white, and navy

4.          The Wild Goose in Port Washington- One of my favorite restaurants on Long Island. The food is delicious. Classic dishes with a flare. The salmon is my favorite main course. The Mediterranean plate is great for an appetizer. The small plates are also delicious. 

5.          Sarah Flint Natalie Slings in petal- These shoes are one of my most worn pair of everyday flats. These sling backs are beautiful, extremely comfortable and practical. They go with everything, and I wear them several times a week. Use my promo code: SARAHFLINT-BAELIZABETHG for $50 off.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

T&P's Top 10 of the Week | No. 49 | White Dresses, Graduation Dresses, Bridal Wardrobe, Bride Dresses

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Monday, March 13, 2023

Why English Majors are Perfect for Law School

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I graduated from Wake Forest University in May 2020 with a double major in English and French studies. When trying to figure out my majors, I went through many changes. I originally thought I was going to be a poly-sci major because that's what I thought you needed to have to go to law school. My dad also pushed me to study poly-sci because that’s what he thought I needed to succeed for law school. But I quickly learned that that was not the case. I also learned that I had no interest in politics, so it wasn’t going to work for me.

Now that I’m in my last semester of law school, I realized that you can literally major in anything you want and be successful in law school.

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I decided to be an English major because I realized my love of communication and my love of writing and reading. Those last two passions are super important for law school. 

Traditionally, law students study liberal arts before going to law school, and there are a handful of science majors, but I don't think it matters what you major in to go to law school.

However, I am biased and I truly find that English majors are the perfect majors for law school because all I do is read and write every single day for hours on end.

I think my English degree helped me become a critical reader and a critical analyzer in everything I read and that skill has really helped me in law school.

I also think that all of my reading assignments at Wake Forest, which we also call Work Forest, because the workload, was extremely strenuous. Even for a student like myself, coming from a top high school in New York, it was a ton of work. I think the reading assignments in general, as well as just being at Wake Forest was really beneficial in helping my stamina when it came to law school.

I've said this once, I'll say it again, I think my high school fully prepared me for Wake Forest with the workload. And I truly feel that Wake Forest prepared me for a law school with the workload. In regard to rigor and amount of work.

I had many classmates my first semester of law school totally blindsided by the amount of work we had to do, and I truly felt that it was the same amount of work that I had in undergrad, which I really appreciated, even though it was exhausting and difficult. It was a lot. But more normal for me than it was for any of my other classmates, and I truly believe that is because of my degree and the university I went to.


I loved my majors and I am so happy I picked them. I truly think they helped prepare me for law school. I think English majors are the perfect majors for law school. 

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Five Friday Favorites | 38 | Netflix Shows, Makeup Spatula, Makeup Powder Puffs, Workout with Weights and More

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 1.          Season 4 of You on Netflix- This show is usually so creepy, I can’t watch it alone or at night, but season 4 isn’t creepy. It’s so well written because this time Joe Goldberg isn’t murdering people, like he normally does, instead, he is being framed for someone else’s bad act and the viewer has to try to figure out who is framing him and why. 

2.          Makeup spatula- When you think you are “out” of foundation or concealer or moisturizer, you really aren’t. If you have a plastic tube, you can cut off the top and dig out the rest that is stuck to the sides of the container. But if it is a glass tube, good luck. This tiny spatula is perfect for getting out every last drop of makeup from my glass foundation containers. You will be shocked by how much product you still have left. 

3.          Buying Beverly Hills on Netflix- Who doesn’t love to watch shows about rich people buying and selling stunning multi-million-dollar houses? This show is about a family run real estate firm in Beverly Hills. There is no cheesy drama like Selling Sunset.

4.          Powder puffs- I noticed that when I set my undereye concealer it looks all cakey and ages me. I heard about using a fluffy puff to set your undereye for a creaseless and seamless look. I found these on Amazon, and I am widely impressed. I wish I would’ve started using these years ago.

5.          Workout with weights- I have been trying to get back into lifting weights at the gym. I found this full body weight workout a while ago on Pinterest and it is my tried-and-true routine for a full body workout. I am always sore for days after. I am by no means a fitness professional or fitness guru, but these are workouts that are easy to figure out how to do and won’t embarrass me at the gym. I do: 4 sets of 12 reps: leg press, 3 sets of 16 reps: dumbbell floor/bench chest press, 4 sets of 12 reps: dumbbell squat clean and press, 3 sets of 16 reps: dumbbell or barbell deadlifts, 3 sets of 12 reps: standing two-armed bent over dumbbell, 3 sets of 10 reps: lunge with hammer curls, 3 sets of 16 reps: seated tricep press, and 100 Russian twists.


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

T&P's Top 10 of the Week | No. 48 | Spring Break, Bathing Suits, Bikinis, One Pieces, Beach Accessories

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Monday, March 6, 2023

How to Outline in Law School

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Outlining is the process of taking all of your class notes and case briefs (click HERE to read about how I case brief in law school) and compiling them all into a organized fashion so you can study for your finals.

Outlining is a lot of work, and it is not for the faint of heart, but it really is the only way to study for finals in law school.

You study by re-learning, and re-teaching yourself the material through memorization.

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How I outline is very methodical.

I usually read through my either handwritten or typed homework notes, class by class and I match them up with the notes that I took in class for that class.

So I usually break them down by subject. I usually follow the syllabus, the professors hand out, and that helps with the organization. 

I usually end up copying and pasting both the class notes and the homework notes into one document, and create a outline 

It’s very time-consuming, but it’s really the best way to study.

Also, while I’m doing this, I usually cross-reference a previous outline from an upperclassman from previous year, if I have access to one.

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I usually like to start outlining halfway through the semester but as a third year that’s unrealistic and I still haven’t started yet. 

But I’ve had lots of things going on besides law school that are weighing heavy on me. 

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I hope this makes sense and I hope this was helpful. There really is no true way to outline it’s just whatever you’re comfortable with and overtime. You will learn what works for you. What doesn’t and this is just what works for me.

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Friday, March 3, 2023

Five Friday Favorites | 37 | NYC Casual Restaurant, Nacre Watch, Netflix Documentaries, Swingers Mini Golf and More

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1.         Jack’s Wife Frieda- A great restaurant for small plates to share or for American fare. I love the salmon burger here and the zucchini chips. But everything is delicious. Super casual and quick place. You don’t even have to make a reservation.

2.         Nacre Watch- This watch was gifted to me. Such a beautiful watch with pearls. Y’all know I love pearls and classic pieces. This watch is beautiful. And one of the founders is a fellow Demon Deacon. GO DEACS!

3.         Full Swing on Netflix- Full Swing is a tennis documentary by the same creators of Formula One, Drive to Survive, and the new tennis documentary, Break Point. All of these documentaries are so exciting and fun. They are binge worthy and entertaining shows. I think Netflix does wonderful documentaries. 

4.         Swingers mini golf- This fun named mini golf club in midtown has a ton of entertaining 9-hole courses. There are tons of bars and adorable places to sit. This is the coolest place for a date night or a change of scenery with friends. I cannot wait to go back. 

5.         Walks along the East River- One of my favorite things to do in Manhattan. You get beautiful views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Roosevelt Island. You even get a great view of midtown along the East River. If you’re lucky, you can see a seaplane take off and head to Boston.


Wednesday, March 1, 2023

T&P's Top 10 of the Week | No. 47 | Feminine Spring Outfits, Floral Dress, Pink Sweater, Pink Skirt, Floral Top, Bow Heels, Straw Hat

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