Sunday, September 18, 2016

top three [09.18.2016]

four years letter, and I still wear an Everlane tee most days of the week. 

  • I've mentioned before that the pap smear is the most successful screening tool invented to date, but did you know that the incidence of cervical cancer has decreased more than 50% in the past 30 years?! That's amazing!
  • The average latency period for food-related anaphylaxis is 15 minutes. I've never seen anyone have a reaction except on TV, so I was always under the impression that it was an almost immediate response, but the time period varies from just a few minutes up to 30. 
  • Flonase is one of my personal favorite medications. Its name comes from the fact that it stops nasal flow. 

on the internet

  • I have a post coming up about plans for my fall budget, but the majority of it is going towards this blazer. Prepare yourself to see it all.fall.long!
  • Like a good blogger, I also love the Clare V leopard clutch. But at $200, it's not exactly a staple that needs to be purchased. Luckily Sole Society is coming through and giving us the look for (much much) less!
  • I tried this sweater from Madewell a few week ago and I loved everything about it - the fit, the colors, the texture. Now that it's on sale I might finally have to pull the trigger!

ask me anything
  • Every year as we approach the changing of seasons to cooler weather, I go on my annual hunt for the perfect blush scarf. One that is big, but not too big; is airy, but not an insubstantial summer scarf. I know you have a blush scarf on your 'holes in my closet' list. Any progress on the hunt or possible contenders?
    • This has been on my list for so long, and I'm resolved that this will be the year I finally find one. My ideal scarf would be similar to this one from Caslon - but that price tag is a bit outrageous for one piece of fabric. I've been looking at all my usual places - Forever 21, Target, Nordstrom, Zappos, and none of have anything similar for a more palatable price. So as of now, still no luck! Please let me now if you ever find something similar!
  • This may seem like a silly question, but since I'm planning on attending medical school next year. Are med school strict on nail polish?
    • For the first two years of school, it doesn't matter what your nails look like at all. During clinical years, it really varies by speciality and hospital. In general, if you are in the OR, nail polish is not advised. Some hospitals allow it, some don't, but as a student, I just always have bare nails during those rotations. For non-surgical rotations, I don't think there is a hard and fast rule for nail polish - I just keep my nails short and without chipped polish, as it looks more professional. But like I said, for the first two years, you can wear whatever you want! 
  • I am also planning to do OBGYN, and I'm wondering what your thoughts are about the tension between safe obstetrical care and the pressure women feel to undergo only 'natural' labour, and the disappointment some people feel when they actually need an OB instead of a midwife or GP.
    • Such a good question, and also so difficult to answer. I'm obviously just a medical student, so I have not been in a position where I have had to convince a women to undergo a procedure that could save her or her baby's life. Our bodies are for the most part equipped to undergo labor and delivery, but at the same time, millions of women have died because something went wrong that ideally shouldn't have. Medicine has advanced so much, even in just the past 50 years, that luckily we can prevent a lot of those deaths now! I understand the desire to want to go "all natural", and I've seen a lot of amazing women give birth without any help. But I've also seen a lot of amazing women need a bit of help, either with pitocin, forceps, vacuum, or c-section. In the end, they all had healthy babies, and I hope that that is ultimately the biggest victory. On a personal note, I'm going to take all the great things medicine has invented, and take all the epidurals and help I can get to get my future babies out ;)

on franish

notable sales
  • Ann Taylor: 40% off your purchase
    • I will be ordering this soft pink shell for interviews - it's practical, it's easy to wear, and it's on sale ;)
    • How freaking pretty is their cluster pearl necklace? I don't really need another pearl necklace....but this one is different, promise! 
    • I'm also debating adding this v-neck blouse to my order. I wish it came in a few more colors (olive, please!), but I love the style of it.
  • Banana Republic: 40% off sale items
    • I am so sad that this striped dress is no longer available in my size. I keep checking in hopes that someone returns it so I can buy it, but no luck so far. I just love it!
    • Wouldn't this lacy-top look so cute under a blazer? Perfect for a date :)
    • If only I had place to wear an adorable polka dot dress, I would make it mine immediately. 
  • J.Crew Factory: 40-60% off everything (prices as marked)
    • I'm very interested in these v-neck blouses - I'm hoping they come out with a striped version too! Wouldn't a navy + white blouse in this style look super cute?
    • I would wear said striped blouse with these leopard flats, 100%. I used to have a pair of leopard loafers I wore all the time, now I'm tempted by these. 
    • Don't you love when JCF comes out with something from the retail store, but for like half the price? That's how you're going to get the stadium coat in the factory version!
  • Bonus: Shopbop's sale section includes lots of goodies from Free People, heaps of Sam Edelman shoes (so many good sandals!), and even several pieces from DvF!

at home
  • I read this article about what happened to Bush and Air Force One on 9/11 earlier this week, and I can't stop thinking about it - I've been sending it to everyone! It's fairly long, but so interesting. 
  • Tomorrow starts two months of ObGyn and I could not be more excited (and also nervous!). These next two months of audition rotations are so important, so you may not see as much of me around here, but I'll try to post as much as possible. Lots of casual weekend posts coming your way though as I'll be in scrubs most weekdays.
  • It's my birthday on Wednesday! I get to spend the day on L&D - I'm really hoping to help with at least one delivery so we can be birthday twins ;)