Schools out

schools out prep style
schools out prep style
schools out prep style
schools out prep style

Karen Walker cashmere jumper (similar), girl. by Band of Outsiders skirt (similar), KW x Beau Coops domino brogues (similar), Country Road duffle bag (similar), Karen Walker ring, SGC ring

Clearly, I can’t resist a good ‘pun’ or reference, no matter how cheesy it may be. Schools finally out for me, and while I hate to admit it, it’s somewhat of a relief. The knowledge that this evening will be free from study, as will evenings for the next three months, brings a small smile to my face, and has me looking forward to Christmas break more than ever. It’s been a learning curve, both figuratively and literally, challenging both my mind and my time management skills as I’ve attempted to juggle work, study, the blog, and my friendships, although I’d gather that I’ve come out relatively unscathed. When you’re at the beginning of a journey, it often feels like you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I’d be lying if I said that the past two weeks of buckling down and studying has been easy. There will always be a distraction, but keeping in mind that these commitments are relatively short-lived in the general scheme of things, can be hugely helpful in maintaining focus. The one thing that I’ve really taken away from this experience is that you can achieve anything that you set your mind to, and it’s never too late to start paving your way.

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  1. Mani November 1, 2013 / 12:58 pm

    Ahh, congrats on finishing school for the year! I’m one week away from holidays, but even that seems like a lifetime right now. Lovely outfit by the way, especially those gorgeous brogues!

  2. soph November 1, 2013 / 1:18 pm

    Holidays are always such a relief! I’m seriously eyeing off your shoes – love the lifted heel. As for my Saltwaters I’m usually an AU 10 and their size 8 fits me fine. They’re quite fitted around the front to start with but give with a bit of wear. Pretty happy with them so far!

  3. Alisha November 4, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    I love your nail polish! What shade is it?

  4. Theresa November 4, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    I completely agree with all that you had to say about finding a balance with all we got going on and accomplishing things at the same time. Awesome that you’re going to have a break from your studies. And I love this combo so much. Those brogues!! 🙂


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