Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Laura Mercier Lingerie Palette Review

Sometime in mid-January, before my vacation, I was looking for a travel friendly makeup palette that would be useable for spring and yet neutrally pretty at the same time. I'm not into bold, trendy colors because as a physician, I kind of need to look fresh and professional at all times. I've always liked Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer and was intrigued when I saw the colors for her Lingerie Eye and Cheek Palette. 

Laura Mercier :: Lingerie Eye and Cheek Palette (here)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lace skirt & shirt

One of the best excuses for dressing up is when you get taken out on a date. When D came over this weekend, it was as good of a reason for thinking up an outfit to put together with my lace skirt. I decided to go a bit secretarial/librarian with a light blue 3/4 sleeve shirt because we were going to brunch and the skirt is a bit more "going out" than you'd want for an early Sunday. Add a slightly funky belt and we've got my OOTD!

Top :: Banana Republic
Bottom :: Forever 21
Belt :: Urban Outfitters
Bag :: Proenza Schouler 
Shoes :: Tahari

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring purchases & Tiffany nails

I decided this weekend I needed to update my spring wardrobe, so where else to go but Forever 21? (H&M is coming soon and is very much needed down here!). I wasn't exactly sure what I was looking for, but I stumbled upon two fitted lace skirt in black and taupe. I really wanted the mint skirt, but alas they didn't have my size so I went from the two more neutral colors instead. If the mint had been available, I probably wouldn't have purchased the black. However, the mint and black are both online in all sizes though the taupe is gone...

Skirt :: Forever 21 (here)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

S/P St. Patty's Day!

S/P = Status post and it means following or after... and it's a medical term we commonly use after surgical procedures and apt enough for it being the day after St. Patty's Day! I honestly didn't do all too much, which was kind of a let down. J was taking her Step 3 (something I need to get started on) and H is working this weekend. Sometimes, in a way, when I have nothing to do I'd rather be working... since I'm so used to working, even on weekends.

I was originally suppose to meet D, the guy I'm seeing for dinner/later in the night, but he ended up having to work then picking up the keys to his new house so that didn't go as expected. Things turned pretty good though, I called B, who is one of my closest guy friends and we hung out at his apartment for a couple hours before heading to Torchy's Tacos for dinner.

Everyone was dressed in some kind of green, except B, who was a bit grumpy because he was sore after a 30 mile bike ride this morning. I was fairly festive wearing my new mint green jeans and pairing it with some fun accessories, like my favorite watch and bag at the moment and polka dot flats!

Top :: Forever 21 (here)
Bottom :: Forever 21 (here)
Shoes :: Coach 
Bag :: Proenza Schouler (here)
Watch :: J.Crew (here)
Necklace :: David Yurman (here)
Ring :: David Yurman (similar

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Colored jeans & burnout tee

It's sunny and bright outside and I'm more than a little under the weather. Even though I'm sick, I still go to work everyday (which seems counter-intuitive when you work in a hospital), but you have responsibilities as a doctor and your patients can't be put off until the next day. The only time where I actually took a sick day was when my flight came in at 3 am because of engine problems and only because I had already pre-warned my co-resident that I wasn't going to make it in the next day and he was prepared.

However, I still went out for drinks on Tuesday (which probably wasn't the best idea) because one of my med school friends was in town for vacation and was flying out the next day back to his residency program in Ohio. It was a good excuse to dress up in my new colored jeans though!

Top :: Forever 21 (here)
Bottom :: Forever 21 (heresimilar)
Shoes :: Havianas (similar)
Bag :: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Blazer, shirt, & jeans on girls night

Some of the best times of my life is spending time with my girls, C, H, and J. We decided to meet for dinner and because we were going to Nippon, where parking is a pain, C and I met up at J's apartment to carpool to the place. H was with her brother and his gf, and they were going to meet us up later.

J is getting married soon and we've been helping her pick out things for her wedding and so I was helping out with her save the date. We decided a magnet would be a little different and unique, and J found a pretty good deal off a website, making it < $2 per. We were playing around with the features/templates/design when C arrived, then it was off to dinner!

Blazer :: Silence & Noise (here
Top :: J Crew
Bottom :: Gap
Shoes :: Frye (here)
Bag (forgot to picture) :: Proenza Schouler 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Olive slacks & gray tee to work

Clothes for work definitely aren't as fun for me as my outfits on the weekend, but more important than style is COMFORT (especially when I can be at work for up to 14 hours a day)! I try to wear stuff that I can sit in, walk in, lie down in and look professional in. So without further ado, here's my outfit of the day:

Cardigan :: Gap
Top :: Forever 21 (here)
Bottom :: Custom-made (by my mom!!!)
Shoes :: Nine West 
Bag :: Longchamp (here)
Watch :: J Crew (here)
Ring :: David Yurman (here)
Necklace :: Etsy 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The ridiculous Kchan!

Today was a pretty long day at the hospital compared to the other days, mainly because one of my consults was so zonked out from his cerebral arteriography that he couldn't answer any of my questions about his present medical history. Alas, we waited around for about two hours before calling it quits for the day and deciding we would try again tomorrow morning. We ended up ordering a series of relevant tests from the medical history that we could get from his caretaker, who unfortunately didn't know much and was generally a poor historian. The trials of medicine!

When I open the door, I come home to this:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Simple tee & jeans on a date

As I have gotten older, I have found that I feel more sure of what my style is, which is simple and clean. I like shopping at Urban Outfitters, J Crew, Loft, Banana Republic, and Forever 21 (and H&M, which will shortly be coming to a mall near me, thank goodness!). Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, and H&M are where I find my fun "weekend" clothes; whereas J Crew, Banana Republic, and Loft is where I get my work "weekday" essentials. I will certainly shop at other stores, but those are my mainstays.

This weekend I went to meet with a guy I'm seeing at Pinkberry for some yummy yogurt. I chose to be casual because of the location and I ended up wearing this:

Top :: Forever 21 (here)
Bottom :: Gap 
Shoes :: Coach 
Bag :: Proenza Schouler (here)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mondays and it's time to meet Kchan!

I think most people dread Mondays. I'm not any different, although sometimes Mondays really aren't any different than Saturdays or Sundays, depending on my work schedule. There are times when Mondays are day 8 of 12 in a row. This Monday capped the end of my vacation and I definitely felt it when I woke up. I lazed around in bed for a good 5 minutes before finally getting up and getting ready. I've pretty much perfected the art of getting ready in 15 minutes tops before heading out to my car because I pre-pack my bag so I don't have to get up any earlier than I have to for the hospital.

Here she is... all ready to go! My trusty Longchamp Le Pliage in Large (Bilberry) decorated with a Chococat! (I adore cute and cute + cat = mine).

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Brunch with the Girls

Today was one of my best girlfriend's birthday and what she wanted was to spend the day with us (her girlfriends). We started the day off by meeting at her house and then carpooling to brunch at Canopy. It was a very pretty, sunny day and we sat outside to enjoy the beautiful very spring-like weather. The food was good, we ordered poached egg, eggs sandwich, chicken salad, and topped off with a pitcher of blood orange mimosas to share.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Let's start with...

A simple introduction! My name is Holly and I'm a 1st year resident. My life has been pretty roller-coaster-ish for the last 8 months as I finished the first chunk of my intern year. Now I'm moving on and completing a few mandatory requirements before starting my 2nd year, where I'll get to dabble in a bunch of subspecialties to find my niche. I hope you'll join me on this journey, where I'll probably talk a little about work, a lot about fashion and food with a lot of pictures along the way!

I have to share my favorite nail polish at the moment: Willow by Zoya