Sunday, October 2, 2016

top three [10.02.2016]

my black jeans are definitely a closet staple

  • The US population makes up 5% of the world's population, but uses 80% of the world's supply of opiates. 
  • The first baby with three people's DNA was born about six months ago - thoughts? Awesome way to get rid of awful genetic diseases, or is science going too far? 
  • Between 1970 and 2007, the rate of c-sections has increased from about 5% to now currently sitting around 30% of births. This is partially due to the increase in fetal heart monitoring (it allows doctors to see how the baby is reacting to labor) and the decrease in operative vaginal deliveries (forceps and vacuums) and breech vaginal deliveries. 

on the internet

  • Blanket scarves aren't going anywhere, but I always find them overwhelming. Luckily, stores are catching on the gigantic nature of them, so now they come in "half" sizes, which are perfect! I picked up that version in the grey/white and it's perfect. 
  • Okay, so it's too early to think about holiday party looks...but when we get there, remember this beauty from Modcloth. I love the layers of lace and mesh (which sounds weird, but I promise it's adorable). 
  • I've been staring at this satchel from Lodis for weeks now. It may be the thing I spend my birthday money on - it seems that's what I do with my birthday money every year!

ask me anything
  • I as wondering if you could me some suggestions on cute booties for the fall time? 
  • I have a very small closet and have to store some clothes down in the basement. Your closet seems it might be a bit small too so how do you store all your clothing?
    • I do have a small closet - it's a little under 4 feet wide. It was definitely hard going from a 10 foot wide closet to a much smaller one. What we did when we moved in is rise the first bar, and added a half bar underneath it - that did give me a little more space. The biggest thing I do though is make sure I don't really keep anything I never wear - if I haven't worn something in over a year (and it's a basic type of item I could be wearing all the time), I sell it or donate it. I go through my closet about once every 6 months - here's my process! In addition to that, I have one large container I keep under my bed with truly seasonal items - sundresses or heavy sweaters. I'm not going to wear a cotton thin straped dress in the middle of January, just like I won't wear a thick cotton cardigan in July. Before when I had larger closets, I definitely just kept everything in my closet all year long, but these two years have required me to be a bit more creative with storage!
  • I'm almost 41, still have hormonal breakouts and scaring/red areas from years of acne. I also have fine lines around my eyes. I recently started using Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting Liquid per your review and am beginning to see some results. I'd like to see the blemishes go as well as begin treating the scars and wrinkles. If you could only add one product to my routine, would it be an acne treatment cleanser, a serum, or something else?
    • If I were to add only one item to your routine, it would be a tretinoin cream. It is a prescription cream, but it has made such a difference for me. Over the counter products can do a lot, but they can only go so far. I would talk to your doctor about it - I know that my PCP prescribes it for her patients, so it may not be necessary for you to see a dermatologist specifically. 

on franish

notable sales

at home
  • I was on night float this week, which was great because I got to do a bit more than when more residents and students are around. One of the nights, we delivered back to back twins! It was amazing.
  • CR and I are officially half way through our six months apart (all but two of those months we still can come home on most weekends though, which is great). This weekend he had to work the whole time though, so it's been just me and the pets at home. Very much looking forward to the time when we can be together every day again. 
  • This week confirmed the magic of compression socks for me - I didn't wear any last week and my legs were so heavy from the swelling from standing for 14 hours every day. I just ordered three more pairs - they're expensive but SO worth it. I'm working on a "staples for rotations" post, and these are definitely going on that!