Day Job Blues

Fashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera stands at Old Town Square in Prague wearing a black pleated Aritzia skirt and Le Chateau sandalsPortrait of top Winnipeg fashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera wearing Anine Bing Paris sunglasses and an Aritzia tee in PragueCanadian fashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera walks through Old Town Square in Prague carrying a Sezane Claude bag and wearing a black Aritzia skirtOutfit details on Winnipeg fashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera, including a Sezane Claude bag and Le Chateau leather sandalsFashion blogger Cee Fardoe of Coco & Vera walks through the Old Town Square in Prague wearing a white Aritzia tee, Le Chateau leather sandals and Anine Bing sunglassesAritzia tee (similar)
Aritzia skirt (similar)
Le Chateau sandals (c/o) (similar)
Sezane bag
Anine Bing sunglasses
Keltie Leanne Designs earrings (c/o)

It’s only been three full days and I’m already ready to quit my day job. I kid, of course, but the struggle to restart a nine-to-five gig after five months of freedom is very real. We took these photos almost three months ago during our trip to Prague. It was supposed to be our last big excursion during our European adventure – although, in the end, we had one more – and as a result, I spent the whole trip acutely aware that our fun would soon come to an end.

We loved Prague. And maybe that was partly because we knew it was our last chance to explore a new place for the foreseeable future. The reason doesn’t really matter. We loved the two-minute walk from our hotel to the Old Town Square where we captured these shots. We adored the food, particularly all the Lokal-group restaurants. The sunny skies and really-too-hot weather and plentiful varieties of fruit-flavoured beer and pastel buildings were all just perfect.

And now, they’re all just a distant memory. There are things about my day job I had forgotten, like the pressure I feel to respond to every email the second I receive it. And how often I wake up at night thinking it must be almost time to wake up for work. (It never actually is – but it’s only when the alarm finally goes off that I’m sound asleep.) And mostly, how tragic so much of what I deal with on a day-to-day basis really is. In the past three days alone, I have spoken with at least one person each day whose life will never be the same as a result of something utterly random that they could not have avoided.

Suffice it to say that I’m dealing with a case of the day job blues. I suppose I should have seen it coming. And I imagine that it will get easier as the weeks go on, but for now, I’m really looking forward to the weekend. Happy Friday, lovelies!

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  1. Make the most of your weekends and other times off work! I definitely relate to the feeling though – a transition like that can be really blues inducing. Unrelated, I am totally crushing on your perfect pleated skirt. Every time I try a pleated skirt they never quite work for me which I hate because I absolutely love the way they look.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  2. Oh Cee, adjusting to a full-time schedule is never easy, but thank god, it get’s better as the days and weeks go by!! Also sorry to hear you’re having a case of the blues, sending all the good vibes though and hope the weekend is a restful one for you! As for Prague? I’m SO glad you had the chance to visit + your outfit couldn’t be more perfect. Love a pop of whiskey leather with an all neutral outfit. Just gorgeous my friend!! xo

  3. The white tee shirt never looked classier… and its normal you want out ! I would too after not doing it for a while… but in a week or two you’ll be getting the feel of it.

  4. Oh the job day blues – I feel ya girl. Especially after our whirlwind trip to NYC. Can you believe we were brunching in Soho this time last week? It does feel like a dream.
    Those Le Chateau shoes have been SO good to you! I love the easiness of this look. And Prague, what a gorgeous backdrop for photos. I’ll be sure to ask you for restaurant recommendations soon.

    Lyndi xo

  5. It is never easy to return to work, be it after a weekend, or several months. Even if you have a job you don’t entirely hate, work is still work. I hate the feeling of getting up long before the alarm, thinking, good, I’ve got two more hours, only for it to feel like mere moments later that the alarm is greeting me. While you may eventually feel like you’ve gotten back into the habit of work, it will never get easier to be somewhere you don’t want to be.
    Chic on the Cheap

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