top – kookai
skirt – princess polly
bag – asos
shoes – kmart
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Hi everyone! Hope you’re all well. For some reason, I felt inspired to do an outfit photoshoot which brings me back to the cringe days of my old blog. Having to angle the phone properly on self timer and hoping the people walking past didn’t think I was a complete loser. Some things never change.
similar to what I wore
I picked up this kookai ribbed bodysuit on sale in this really pretty pale blue colour. It’s absolutely gorgeous and well fitted. I also have this in white as well and I have a feeling it’s going to be my favourite basic piece this winter.
Latest Obsession: The Shoulder Bag
The star of the show for me is definitely the shoulder bag though. I purchased this ages ago on asos before it became really popular (modest me) but I’ve only really been wearing this recently and love it. I’m in love with this simple croc pattern.
The bag is surprisingly roomy and I can fit a lot of things in there including my keys, my airpod, lipstick, mints, etc. It matches really well with a midi skirt like how I’ve styled it here.
pretty little thing black nylon shoulder bag (WANT NEED EVERYTHING)
It’s definitely not the most glamorous photo by any means (I could have at least taken the milk crate away- ugh) but I love this outfit. I actually wore it on the weekend but it would work excellently for work or a cute date night.
I’ve been feeling a bit blue because I feel like I’m in a bit of a rut at the moment. Work for me has been moderately busy. Most days I have been able to log off before 6. I go to the gym 4 times a week and have occasional walks and rest and see friends maybe once a week but I feel like I have so much on my plate. Yesterday, I worked until midnight (had a 3 hour break during the night- don’t stress kids) and today, I finished at 7 PM. Even at 6:30 PM, the office is surprisingly busy.
For anyone considering a career at the big 4 or anything in consulting/corporate finance/investment banking/etc, this is unfortunately normal at times.
I haven’t been super pumped but i also haven’t been super free either.
It has put a slight strain on working on my hobbies. I haven’t had time to blog much or go on my social media (the latter is a blessing in disguise). I’ve actually enrolled in a social media marketing course a few months ago since it was free due to the pandemic to provide education and for me to gain some new skills but I think I’m going to abandon it because I just don’t have the time.
Hopefully work quietens down. I’m an accountant (at a Big 4) so many clients will have had a June year end (corresponding with the end of financial year in Australia). This means work can become a bit busy during July and August for audit/tax but this is obviously variable depending on your client and team.
Whilst long hours are not unavoidable, it is manageable. I’m managing but I just wish I had more time. If you’re considering a big 4, I think the stereotype that it’s ‘brutal’ isn’t completely true. For most of the year, it’s very manageable. I do think there’s a lot of hard work at a junior level as you ‘slave’ away. In Australia, you have to complete a CA. In the UK, this is ICAEW and in the US, this is CPA (I’ve done my research lmao).
I don’t think you feel ‘burnt out’ though. You may work a few late nights and weeks but it’s not a constant midnight pump every single day and it’s only a small proportion of the year. However, if you’ve got to study as well as work, it’s hard. It can be hard to juggle these commitments but you can do it. I know you can.
Something that does help me is separating work and personal life. Let yourself recharge. Give yourself and your body and mind the break that it deserves!
I’ve been watching a lot of trashy TV (90 day fiancé fascinates me but I need that fix- Paul and Karine are a rollercoaster ).
Anyway, life definitely feels very monotone at the moment but we’ll see. The pandemic certainly isn’t helping. That’s my update from me. Hope your week has been more exciting than mine.
Until next time,