A NEW JOURNEY, GOD’S TIMING AND BUILDING A WORKING WARDROBE
I am so excited to share this new space with you! More especially to be starting a new journey in my life and to be starting it with you. You have inspired me and carried me through since I originally started my blog on tumblr and I’m most grateful for your love and support.
Over the past year I had to learn about God’s timing, which is all so perfect. While my peers started articling immediately after law school, I had to decide what I wanted to do. Ofcos with everyone starting their legal careers, I was pressured to follow suit. Fortunately, I’ve never been one to ride with the wave so while it seemed like I was being left behind I knew that I had to focus and stick by my own plans which I hoped they matched God’s plans for my life.
I then pursued my Masters degree and while preparing for my first exams I was called for an interview at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the highest court in the land for a position as a law clerk. This meant that I could be she who provides assistance to a judge in researching issues before the court and in writing opinions. Unlike the court clerk and the courtroom deputy, both of whom are administrative staff for the court, a law clerk assists the judge in making legal determinations.
It is therefore with pleasure to share that the interview was a success and I will sitting in office from the next month! This opportunity has therefore not only been a dream come true, but a great lesson about patience. To be still and know that God has it all figured out. Therefore, be content in your own life’s journey.
If by any chance (like me), you’ll be starting with a new job here are some items you will need to build a working wardrobe:
Closed toe black pumps
These pumps will become the most functional part of your closet and will never leave you without the perfect option to complete a look.
A classic white shirt
With endless options for how to wear it, consider the classic white shirt your wardrobe’s pinch hitter. This will be substituted by polo necks or turtle necks in Winter.
A great outerwear substitute when it’s not quite cold enough for a heavy coat. You could style it with various pieces, or wear it buttoned or open, even team it with your maxi dress.
A pencil skirt is another versatile element for your work wardrobe. Team it with a fitted blouse or loose, formal shirt, wear it with a blazer for board meetings or team it with a strapless tee and stole.
Every girl needs one pair of black pants that will always make her feel good—the cut (high-waist or low rise, cropped or wide-leg) is up to you.
What else is missing from my list? Please feel free to remind me in the comments section.
My full outfit and details:
Pencil Skirt: Mr Price (R89,99)
Turtle neck top: Mr Price (R69,99)
Earrings: Mr Price (R49,99)
Closed Toe Pumps: Edgars (R199)
Blog Author: Sinako Bomela
Photography: Nkokheli Lindazwe