I wore this outfit to the hospital yesterday for our session on the neurological exam. Perfectly loose, just like we wanted our patient's muscles when trying to elicit his reflexes. My favorite line of the day was my friend trying to get the gentleman to relax his arm, "loosey goosey, loosey goosey!" as she shook his arm around. And yes I'm wearing my black and gold stethoscope in a few of these pictures... don't judge me ;)
Here in New England the weather's playing tricks on us. One day it will be chilly and try to convince us it's fall, then the next day it will be in the 80's! Unsure of what the weather will truly be on any given day, this was my attempt to be prepared for weather ranging from 45-80 degrees. It worked out well! No sweating, no goosebumps, just right.
I go home almost every weekend and it's mainly because I love seeing my family, bf, and my dog (who isn't that good at communicating by telephone). But one of the greatest perks of being back home is the thrift stores. I have yet to find a good, cheap thrift store here in Boston, but back home it's heaven every time I walk in one. This top I got a while back (for a whopping $2.99) and I love pairing it with a simple black skirt (here I paired it with shorts). I'm thinking I'll make a post solely about some of my thrift store finds soon!
Congrats Eliza - you are the winner of the gold Alex and Ani peace bracelet! Thank you so so much to everyone who entered and all of you that follow my blog. Blogging is so much fun because of you guys; I always look forward to your comments and reading many of your own blogs! Thanks again! xoxo
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My eye only twitched once this weekend. This is great news, because for the past two weeks my left eye has been twitching non-stop. These fasciculations, or more specifically blepharospasms (you pay a lot of money for medical school to learn a lot of fancy words; I have to use them somewhere) are due to lack of sleep, too much caffeine, and stress.
So you can imagine why I'm so happy that the eye twitching has ceased. This weekend was perfectly boring in the best possible way. In celebration of fall (although it felt like a muggy summer day) we made this apple cider, and cuddled up watching movies.
We also ate apple cider donuts. I'm so thankful that my apple allergy means I can't eat the healthy raw apples, but I can enjoy all the sugary goodness of the donut kind.
My mom started putting up her fall/halloween decorations. Max doesn't like the black cat who lives in the pumpkin, he attacked it multiple times this weekend.
Sunday morning Dave and I got brunch at a little diner in town. Brunch is my favorite!
I hope your first weekends of fall were just as relaxing!
It's rare to find an entire house that inspires me. Maybe I'll fall in love with the kitchen, or the guest bedroom, but to have every room fit my tastes perfectly is something that never happens. But then I saw the home of stylist and costume designer Jacqui Getty. Featured in this month's issue of C Magazine, (and my favorite interior design blog, So Haute) her abode sparked some major home envy. She probably doesn't live with a man in the house though- way too much pink and way too many chandeliers (for a guy, not for me); my home will definitely have to balance the masculine and feminine a little more. What do you ladies think of her home?
Just made this delicious apple cider recipe in celebration of the first day of fall! Here's what you need to make 4-6 servings.
About 6 cups of apple cider
2 ounces real maple syrup
3 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
skin of half an orange
Heat the apple cider and the maple syrup over medium heat in a large sauce pan. Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks, and orange peels, and simmer for 5-15 minutes (don't boil). Ladle the cider into glasses to serve.
This is the version you can serve to anyone in the family, but if you want a spiked version (like I did), just add spiced rum to taste. Serve hot or cold. Enjoy the drink and enjoy your weekends!
It's fall everyone! If you've been reading my blog you know that to me it's really been fall for a few weeks already, but today is still special because it's the first official day of fall. Here's a dreamy fall outfit of mine I would wear if I were filthy rich... the vintage Chanel purse alone is almost $3,000. Maybe someday if all of this medical school stuff pays off. Make sure to stay tuned later today for an apple cider recipe!
This weekend is your last chance to enter my Alex and Ani bracelet giveaway! I'll be randomly selecting a winner Monday night so click the picture below and get your comments in! Good luck and have lovely weekends!
I don't know why but this outfit takes me back to the 90s. I think it's the plaid shirt and dark color palette, a much more girly version of the grunge look that was just so cool. The bird's nest hair was not intentional, but maybe it adds to the effect?
Dress, TJ Maxx
Bracelets, Alex and Ani
(Last few days to enter to win your own Alex and Ani bracelet!)
I've fallen in love with the Sally Hansen Nail Polish strips. My first experience was with the leopard pattern on my vacation to Puerto Rico - they lasted the entire vacation (through pool and ocean water) and even the week after. During the summer I had some down time and went back to polishing my nails the old-fashioned way, but now that medical school is back in full swing my nails have not been feeling the love. So I picked these up, did them in about 10 minutes (no drying time is the best, because I was able to do them before bed) and 10 days later they still look beautiful. Now the only question is, which pattern will I do next? Have you ladies tried these yet? Thoughts?
A laid-back outfit perfect for a day full of studying. Or googling random things. Or even getting rained on, which is exactly what happened before I took these pictures. I guess my super creepy smile in the bottom right is me being really happy that I didn't get soaked; the train magically appeared seconds after the downpour began! Take that rain.
Leggings, American Apparel
Bracelets, Alex and Ani
(you still have a chance to win your own in my giveaway!)
Nothing says "fall" to me quite like fresh apples and a plaid shirt. Unfortunately, as some of you may know, mother nature has chosen to torment me by making me allergic to apples. Thankfully I can still wear plaid. This cozy get-up kept me warm all night as Dave and I enjoyed the Big E, the largest fair in all of the Northeast US and one of my favorite fall events!
The weekend is over, but what a lovely time it was. Friday I got home, where the air was just as crisp as it has been in Boston, and found my dog in this little outfit. Apparently he loves to dress for fall too. Dave and I went to the Big E Saturday where we proceeded to eat everything in sight. Except the butter sculpture. Or the elephant of course. I really just wanted to set him free, but I'm not sure how one runs away with an elephant without getting caught. Today we came back to Boston for a baby shower. As careful as I was to not mess up the frosting as I was packing the cupcakes up, my textbooks somehow fell on top of them later (go figure). They're quite resilient though and survived the attack, only to be gobbled up later. Sucks to be a cupcake. I hope all of your weekends were wonderful!
If you haven't entered my bracelet giveaway yet, you still have time! Just leave a comment on this post!
The weekend is here! And here in New England, so is fall! Temperatures today were in the 60s and sunny; I couldn't ask for a more beautiful day. I wore this outfit last Friday for the Greek Festival and it just may be the last time I wear shorts. This weekend I'll be wearing lots of plaids, knits, and my oxfords. The events? Dinner and a movie tonight to relax after a crazy week, the Big E tomorrow, and a baby shower on Sunday! And a neurology midterm due Monday... curse you medical school! I hope all of you have wonderful weekends, and make sure to enter my Alex and Ani bracelet giveway!
You guys are the best. Really you are. Part of what makes blogging so special is being able to connect with so many amazing people both online, and even in person (I just attended my first blogger meet-up, you can read a little bit about it here!) Recently I've been trying to incorporate more color into my wardrobe, and you guys were so supportive about this blue outfit that I finally had the courage to wear these pink pants! I know people do it all the time and it's not a big deal, but this was a big step for me! And guess what I heard from people all day? "Laura your pants make me so happy!" Which was so sweet and quite fitting, because you readers make me so happy!
Bracelets, Alex and Ani (you can still win yours here!)
I'm a Smithie! Mm hmm, yup, I graduated from one of the Seven Sisters, Smith College. There I met some of the most amazing women I will ever know- Smith seriously makes some kick ass women (but maybe we made ourselves and are just better for surviving Smith, not without the help of some of the best professors of course). I decided to represent. Extra kisses for my Smithies reading the blog!!!
I know it's still not officially fall, but I hear the geese outside my window and drink pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider, so really it is. Which means fall craft time! How cute are some of these DIY ideas? I'm hoping I can make some time in this super busy schedule of mine and make both of them; they are to die for!
These glitter pumpkins are beyond fabulous. Seriously how much easier could DIY get? Just paint them with gold and glitter (or even spray paint) and add a candle!
If the glitter is a bit much for you, how adorable are these little pumpkin guys? If they were chocolate I would eat them. But alas, they're felt. Check out the how-to here!
here you'll find bits of the beautiful things in my life - the clothes i wear and food i eat, things I make, a little bit of finishing up medical school at harvard and deciding what type of doctor to be, and most importantly my growing family. thanks for visiting and make sure to come back! ❤
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