Hello e31. readers!
I was thrilled, yet surprised, when asked to be a guest blogger as I am new to professional dress and frequently got to e31. for tips. However, I will try to return the favour to the community by sharing some of my tips.
Photos by – Hannah.
Crops – RW&CO. | Bag – Le Chateau. ]
First, let me tell you about myself. My name is Nancy Enns, I am 22 and was born, raised and educated in Calgary. I have an honours degree in Health Sciences and a semester of nursing under my belt. Work wise I have experience as a research assistant, a server at Moxies, and as a motivational speaker for an amazing organization, Right To Play . I have always wanted to study medicine, but I had many doubts with this goal of mine throughout my education. To make this dream a reality, I realized I needed to stop worrying about what could hold me back from medicine and instead, start seeking out how to make it happen. I started studying with a purpose, having a passion for everything I was involved in, and found amazing mentors to help guide me in my journey. This spring my dream came true: I was accepted into the medical school at the University of Calgary !
Getting into medical school meant my professional wardrobe needed to expand. I will continue to look to e31. for insights, but as promised, here are some of my tips:
1. Comfortable: As much as you want to look good, you need to feel it too, especially when in comes to shoes. Try to find a pair of basic pumps that you can last in all day. The RW&CO crops I am wearing have a lot of stretch to them so they feel like I am wearing lulu’s.
2. Versatility: Buy items than can be dressed up or down and can go with multiple items. The Banana Republic top can be worn to school or when I am going out with girlfriends. By swapping heels to flats and taking off the blazer, this is a completely different look.
3. Good Value: Look for sales-be patient with shopping if items are not a must need. I got the top and flats from Banana Republic for 50% off and got the blazer when it was on sale at Aritzia.
I will leave off with a quote that aligns closely to my journey through school that I want to continue to believe in, and I hope you will too: