I get a lot of questions about balancing a full time job, running a blog, and having any sort of social life. To be honest it is a daily struggle to juggle everything! While it might look as easy as posting an Instagram between meetings, it is extremely difficult to have a full time job and keep up with A Pearl Kind of Girl (hints, why I do not post some weeks). The pictures above make it look like I was just casually posing by a local urban wall, but here is a little glimpse into what that day was actually like.
I started my Tuesday at 5:30AM preparing for a busy day at work including quick deadlines and meetings with clients. My day was so full, I ended up skipping lunch, which is something I never do (trust me, I get hangry). After work, I was invited by dallasites101 to attend a happy hour at HG Sply Co. for bloggers and creatives in the Dallas area. I was already a little frazzled with my day and hate going to events alone, so I pulled my friend Mel of My Everyday Lifestyle along. After sitting in rush hour traffic for an hour, we made it to HG Sply Co. with 15 minutes to spare. Naturally, we spent those 15 minutes in the alley behind HG Sply Co. shooting our outfits for the night (white tee and jeans above). I was so exhausted from the day I think I actually spent more time with a bowl of guacamole than networking with fellow creative minds. When I finally made it home, nothing sounded better than putting on my PJs and crawling under the covers. I obviously have not perfected the balance between work and my blog since it took me a whole week to edit and write this post, but it’s a work in progress.
It is so difficult to dress for busy days like my day described above, especially when you need to go from client meetings to happy hour. This blonde tee was a bit of an impulse purchase, but I couldn’t resist how easy and simple it looked with a pair of jeans. This tee fits a little loose (wearing a small) and runs longer. It is easy to style with leggings, sneakers, and a jacket, but on this particularly busy day, I chose to tuck it in to my high waisted Paige jeans. I recently went on an exhausting search for a pair of jeans that actually fit me well. After trying on every brand, cut, wash and style jean that Nordstrom carries, I was excited to find these Paige high waisted skinny ankle jeans. They fit true to size (wearing a 24) and have the perfect amount of stretch to them. I am comfortable wearing them to work all day without feeling like they are too stretched out by the end of the day. I added my favorite (and extremely comfortable) Marc Fisher heels to complete my work to dinner look. I have raved about these heels before, but they are seriously the best for a whole day on your feet and come in 26 colors and patterns. Shop this look and my favorite blonde tee (and brunette) below! xoxo
Images via Mel.