Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Paisley Pleats

sheer black top with skirt outfit paisley yellow posing poifect renaissance you're a mellow yellow fellow
Forever 21 sheer black top with lattice detail // H&M nude slip dress (underneath)
H&M paisley pleated skirt //Pitaya yellow faux patent leather belt // 
Thrifted @ Scholarshop basketweave nude loafers // Poshlocket gold and silver striped bracelet (c/o) //

Photography: self; tripod and remote

At long last: a new outfit post! So maybe med school is as time-consuming as everyone says it is ... the great news is for every outfit I've worn since school began, I've taken pictures and they're all nice and cozy on my SD card. But after all the additionally lectures we're required to learn each day outside of class, I have -5 hours of free time, which ends up stuffed in my piggy bank as rain checks for "sleep, what is sleep?" Moral of the story is: time management is everything and life just started fast forwarding at 3x speed. Second moral: dressing cute is the one thing stringing my sanity together. This is what I wore for running around during the undergraduate activities fair (hot summer weather), ziplining on my lunch break (yup, always in style), and meeting the dental students who are our partners for anatomy dissection. Business ultra-casual? The skirt was a $7 on-sale thingeemajigger that I grabbed before my China trip and the best thing is it has pockets; the second best thing is the pleated flap covers more leg when you sit down.

In the past 2 weeks I have learned how to perform CPR, place EKG leads, how to take a patient history, the clinical side of sickle cell anemia, and lots more. Between all this I finally settled into my apartment and got internet, drove to Pittsburgh for the weekend to visit JJ (he's starting grad school), ate my weight in free food. This is an exhilarating change of pace, because I'm finally learning all the things I wanted to since the beginning of college and we get hands-on clinical experience very early on. Also, at least twice a week I have to dress professionally, so time to start crash-coursing petite friendly outfits for young-people-forever-stuck-in-and-pencil-skirts-and-pantsuits. It's so strange having to wear pencil skirts instead of for whimsical I-feel-fancy-schmancy days.

More random thoughts uncategorizable for paragraph form:
1. There are so many undergrads everywhere (50,000 to be exact-ish?)
2. IKEA is heaven on Earth. Confirmed by scientific studies. Their Swedish meatballs are also food of the gods. Also confirmed by science. Okay maybe not ... still. LINGONBERRIES
3. Being an "adult" is soooo weird. Not sure if I like it. Can I return after 30 days?

Thank you Underrated Gems for featuring me alongside Youtube fashion and beauty gurus. I'm beyond flattered - check it out! Good luck to everyone going back to school - snap a pic and show me your outfits!

wazzahhh sheer delight reach for the sky basketweave sunshine in my step forlorn sighs at goodbyes wabam


xix August 22, 2012 at 9:38 AM   said...

Angie, you look so chic and grown-up in this outfit!! It's so pretty. :)
And ahh, medical school is so intense. I'm kind of scared for friends to go and then to never hear from them again. :\ and ooh, I know how to do the CPR and patient history!! Only because of my training as an EMT-B, though, so probably not as detailed as what you had to go through.
Have a lovely rest of the week!

♥ xixia |

Angie J. August 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM   said...

Hey this outfit is great, indeed very grown up but also very chic. Sounds like a busy life, good luck with everything sweetie!


Sydney's Fashion Diary August 22, 2012 at 10:48 AM   said...

Sounds like you're doing great with your transition . I am looking forward to seeing you this weekend. I'll take outfit photos for you =) Easton is actually a gorgeous place for photos, don't you think? See you soon!

Amber @ August 22, 2012 at 3:41 PM   said...

super cute :) dressing up gets old very fast. its nice that you have 5/7 days to wear whatever you want! life does start to go by very fast!

ahoymichelle August 22, 2012 at 8:53 PM   said...

Oh my! I'm glad that you're having fun over in Ohio! That must've been a long drive to Pittsburg. I absolutely love your skirt, too. :)

Unknown August 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM   said...

Love the skirt, the print is so fun! xo

Jing-Jing August 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM   said...

I'm not a big fan of the paisley print but you pull it of really well :D
I am in love with your top though! Love sheer tops because they're so feminine!

Trina Mock August 24, 2012 at 12:05 AM   said...

You look super cute!

thecalichemist August 24, 2012 at 11:43 PM   said...

you rock that skirt so well! lovely!


Oreleona August 25, 2012 at 9:34 PM   said...

love the skirt and blouse! u look chic and comfy!!

Anonymous August 26, 2012 at 3:30 AM   said...

That's really exciting to hear about what you've been learning especially that it's already so hands-on! It sounds like you're definitely loving it even if you have to take rain checks on sleep (WORTH IT.) The print on this skirt is adorable, I love that it's in bright neon-like colours to contrast with the paisley design. You look happy– and I'm looking forward to hearing more about your studies xx

Petitetomatoes August 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM   said...

Cute top!

Emma August 26, 2012 at 5:05 PM   said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Always fun to meet fellow Columbus-ites :) If you worked with OSU med students (I'm guessing you're OSU, by your post details), then you might have met my friend Stephanie. She's in the school's dental program and she's starting the anatomy stuff this year, too.

Anyway, I love this outfit! Paisley and sheer are two styles I tend to shy away from, but you make them look so effortless and amazing!

just me August 27, 2012 at 3:22 AM   said...

very beautiful skirt. you look great :)

Style Search August 27, 2012 at 1:29 PM   said...

i like your look!

Sally August 27, 2012 at 2:15 PM   said...

Cute outfit dear! I like your blouse.
Kisses, Sally

LyddieGal August 27, 2012 at 11:03 PM   said...

I love that skirt, paisley is one of my favorite prints!
Chic on the Cheap

Fash Boulevard August 28, 2012 at 5:52 AM   said...

oh my goodness, this skirt is fabulous. You look so amazing. Love this post, hun. If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out my interview with the stylist behind ABC Family's hit shows. xo

Jennifer August 28, 2012 at 5:23 PM   said...

So pretty!

xo Jennifer

Unknown August 29, 2012 at 7:54 PM   said...

I originally bought this skirt but returned it. I looked weird in it. You however look adorbs :)

lisacng August 31, 2012 at 1:00 PM   said...

Unique skirt and LOL on not wanting to be an adult ;). You can always be a kid at heart though!

Amy A. September 17, 2012 at 1:40 AM   said...

looove this outfit!

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