Career, Fashion, Life, Personal

Dressing up for Work Life Balance

March 13, 2016

To be honest, preaching work life balance can become tough when kids get sick, workload piles up, and stubborn house chores don’t go away. It usually takes me a few days to realize that I am loosing control over my time and my peace, and then I make it worse by ignoring the signs as if they could going to go away on their own. Am I intentionally sabotaging myself?! I mean, I know better, and I know it’s better to get back on the work life balance track sooner rather than later! But of course, it is only when I start waking up hours before my 5AM alarm rings, that I start paying attention… So I cut down the to do list to the minimum and redo my schedule to include some down times.

Meanwhile, as I go through a transition, and feel absolutely exhausted, I do my best to stay active and continue dressing up as I usually do. Nothing too fancy, but classic with some element of fun. The trick behind it is getting into a ‘looking good, feeling good’ mode.

This outfit can easily go from day to night (just switch the handbag!). It follows my typical formula ~ simple basics with an element of surprise, whether it is a bright color, or unusual silhouette, or a statement accessory.

♡ Zuma

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In this story:

Zara faux leather jacket

Zara turtleneck sweater

Topshop tube skirt, old (similar by Leith here)

Michael Kors clutch, old (similar by Halogen here, also love Rebecca Minkoff clutch here, comes in 9 different colors!)

Pumps, old (similar by Kate Spade here and by Ivanka Trump here)

Wildfox ‘Malibu’ delux retro sunglasses

Michelle ‘Deco’ Dial two-tone watch

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  • Reply Lindsey March 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Love your work outfit, it’s so chic and versatile! I know exactly what you mean with balancing work and your social life. I already have a hard time now, I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like when we have kids!

    stay styled,


    IG: stay_styled

    • Reply Zuma March 15, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      Oh Lindsey, being a working mom can get tough sometimes but I wouldn’t trade it for anything! Learning the work life balance dance is a must, though!! xoxo

  • Reply Trang Do March 14, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Love your jacket! Amazing look!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Reply Zuma March 15, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you Trang!! love this jacket, the color makes the outfit!! xoxo

  • Reply Silvia Arossa March 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm


    • Reply Zuma March 15, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Silvia!! Thank you darling! xoxo.

  • Reply Deepti March 17, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I love the look. You have styled it well!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on Bloglovin?

    Deepti xx

    • Reply Zuma March 24, 2016 at 9:13 am

      Thank you Deepti! xo

  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman June 4, 2016 at 9:06 am

    This is such a cute outfit. I love the colors. You look great in this. Thank you for sharing

  • Reply Stephanie July 29, 2016 at 11:59 am

    That jaket is so great.

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