Many of you all may not know it, but we worked in corporate America about 5 years ago. Our initial job out of college (University of Texas at Austin- Hook ‘Em!) was working in public accounting at Ernst & Young. We both majored in Management Information Systems, so we were not typical accountants. One of us worked in IT Auditing, and the other in Fraud Technology Services. We honestly never thought we would work in something so technical, but it was our dream job we had wanted when we were in school. Interviewing for jobs can be SO stressful and nerve-racking, but once we got our internships with our top choice, we were so excited! We interned for Ernst & Young the summer after our junior year of college in Dallas (where we now live). We had such good experience, and had so much fun that summer! We loved getting to put together cute, but functional outfits for work.
After our summer internships, we accepted full-time offers with the same company, and were so relieved and excited for the next steps in our career. We moved to Dallas in August of 2013, and have obviously been here ever since!
While at our jobs, we would wear a lot of outfits that looked just like this one! Something cute, but also professional. We would shop at Express for most of our workwear because they had such great pieces, and they are affordable.
This outfit is perfect for work, and you can mix and match these pieces with other things in your closet like jeans or leggings! This striped blouse is so flattering because of the vertical stripes, and could be worn with a colored skirt or pair of pants as well. This black skirt is comfortable and cinches at the waist, which is so cute!We both worked our jobs there for a year before transitioning into our own gig;) Although, we had a great experience working there, and have nothing but positive things to say about the company as a whole, it was not for us. We are both very creative at heart, and driven, so we had always envisioned doing something of our own.
Once we left our corporate jobs, we did personal training for 6-7 months, and then worked on eventually launching our own food product, Double Dose Bakery. We also decided to launch our blog at the same time (because we are crazy and like to put a ton of stress on ourselves!) We will say it was quite the journey, but we wouldn’t change any of it!
After a year of working on both businesses, we had to make the very tough decision of choosing one. The food product was so successful and took off way more than we ever thought it would, but since didn’t see ourselves pitching and selling it in the methods we needed to do to be successful, we ultimately had to let it go.
It was SO tough, and one we thought about over and over, but we still feel like it was the best decision for us, and we truly love what we do. It doesn’t feel like work, and we LOVE getting to connect with you all. We couldn’t be more grateful for each and every one of you!
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