Fashion, Life

Work Life Balance: Fake it Til You Make It

March 15, 2016

After writing Dressing up for Work Life Balance, the ‘fake it til you make it’ mantra rang in my ears as another method of regaining work life balance and feeling good. There is no doubt that it is helpful, and speeds up the process. Now, I haven’t recovered from recent stress yet, mainly because there is always something in the way, but dragging myself through the day and spreading negativity is not very nice to myself nor to others. So I persistently keep cutting down my workload, reminding myself to stay positive, and dressed up in lovely outfits with the hope that faking a feel-good attitude would become real sooner rather than later. This system worked for me many times before and seems to be working again this time.

During the days like this, I am very thankful that my closet is not overcrowded and is well balanced between basics and trendy items, so that no matter what I pick to wear, I look fine. When I shop for my clothes, bags, or shoes, unless I go for classic basics, I look for either bright colors that would pop up or for unusual silhouette that would catch the eye. The word I’m looking for, I think, is unexpected.  This time I wore a very basic flare skirt, soft turtleneck sweater and topped them off with a trench. The fun items are pink retro sunglasses and the pompom clip, and the items I get the most complements on (usually, the element of surprise) are my red rain booties. And on a rainy day, while very delicate and classy (did you see the cute little bows in the back?!), the red color makes these booties girly, flirty, and definitely unexpected.

♡ Zuma

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In this story:

Madewell sweater, now on sale!

 Topshop skirt, sold out (similar by CeCE here)

 Zara short trench coat

Kate Spade rain booties, sold out (similar by Tory Burch here and by Sam Edelman here)

Louis Vuitton ‘Speedy’ monogram handbag

Kate Spade charm pendant necklace

Nila Anthony Faux Fur Pompom clip

Wildfox ‘Dakota Deluxe’ Retro sunglasses

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  • Reply Laurie March 16, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I love those pink tint sunglasses, your weather looks so lovely I’m envious x

    • Reply Zuma March 17, 2016 at 10:53 am

      These glasses are a lot of fun!! And yes, weather here in LA is pretty awesome, can’t complain here. We do miss snow, but then we go to the mountain resorts that are two hours away. So yes, SoCal is great when it comes to weather. Can’t say the same about our traffic though, hehe. xoxo Zuma

  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman June 2, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    This is so cute. I love the red boots. So stylish. Thank you for sharing

  • Reply steph y August 8, 2016 at 5:43 am

    I love that coat. It’s like a mini trench.

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