Monday, July 25, 2011

Small Outfit Recap and Free People/American Eagle Review

Here is a little synopsis of my 1st month as a senior resident:

Wow, this is in reverse order of happiness, haha. How fitting!
1. Grumpy face post-call. Dress-AE. Shehs-Coconuts. Purse-F21, Belt-F21
2. Mid-week daze.  Shirt-tailored in VN. Skirt-Anthropologie Fall '10, Shoes-Target, Necklace-Target
3. Happy pre-call because we went to get Vietnamese food prior to dropping me off for a Saturday call.  Shirt-gift from Aunt, Skirt-Charlotte Russe. Shoes-Kohls. On-call shoes-faux crocs.  Bag-Dooney&Bourke via TJMaxx.  Note that bag contains scrub pants for easy transition!

Note that there is a sock ball belonging to Mike on the lower right of the last picture.  He is so silly leaving sock balls around like that.  The little grey dress was a recent find.  AE is having a huge clearance and I picked this up through that.  I got the dress in a 00 which fits a little small but then I think that any bigger and the bust would not look as good.  The dress actually has boning on both sides of the torso as I suppose it is like a corset.  The skirt is very pretty eyelet, but I wish it was a little longer.  Or perhaps it is just too small on me?  Wow, I still can't believe how grumpy I look.

Ok, so today I sort of struck gold.  I managed to get enough sleep while on call that I didn't need to nap post call at all!  After I left the hospital, I went to the pool and waddled around a little.  Then I returned home and got ready to set out on an adventure.  I got some lunch then wandered around a bit and stumbled into a little boutique that apparently opened up 9 weeks ago.  The sales associate was super nice and showed me all these things on sale that happened to be Free People and I shamelessly got them all.  The discounts in-store were significantly better than on their website.

1 and 2. Blouse-Free People, Jeans-AE, Shoes-Zigi via Ideeli
3 and 4. Top-FP, tank-F21, Skirt-FP Engineered Stripe Maxi, Shoes-thrifted
Ok, so this maxi skirt is TO DIE for.  First, the material is soooo soft and squooshy (95% cotton, 5% spandex). Second, the stripes are surprisingly flattering and unique.  And last, the slit is soxy! I am so in love with this skirt.  Move over, Mike! I have plans to wear it as a dress with shorts or a miniskirt underneath.  I am wondering if any powers-that-be would object if I wear this to work tomorrow....

Flares are coming back!  I snatched these AE Vintage Flare jeans while they were on super sale last week for less than $20.  I got them in 0 Short because I want to be able to wear them with flats.  They are less stretchy than the average jeans which I prefer.  I currently own 2 pairs of jeans without ANY stretch in them and I treasure them like they are a dying breed.  The distressing detail is nice.  I also like the pockets.  Currently I have an excess of skinny, straight leg, and boot cut jeans.  When I moved out of my parents' house I left behind a pair of Angels flares since the style was waning at that time.  Now I want them back! Note: tell mom to bring them next time she visits.

The eyelet blouse was also a surprising fit.  I have a really narrow chest (29" or 30" or something) and struggle to find tops that are both flattering and pretty.  This top is an XS and so flowy and romantic.  I read the reviews on the website and agree that it flatters slender figures better.  I also agree that the bottom of the blouse runs tight so it has to sit higher on the hips.  However, all the beautiful details sealed the deal for me.  I love the buttons on the side.  aah LOVE!

This lace back cardigan was the first piece that the sales girl wanted me to try on.  At first I was like meh. But then it totally grew on me. I don't own anything like it!  It looks fabulous with jeans.  The lace is very delicate and feminine.  Mike left another sock ball at the shoe area haha....

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Sorry for the lack of posting, last 3 weeks have been INSANE.

Something I am wanting baddddly right now:

Beautiful shirt from J. Crew
This color is intoxicatingly breeeezy refreshing minty awesome.