Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mint Tea and Band Tees | Pittsburgh, PA

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Arden B mint green long lightweight cardigan // Lush mint green scallop hem shorts
OK Go band tshirt (gift from friend Don) // Black crossbody purse (gift from JJ's mom) //
Mossimo suede grey ankle boots //

Photography: JJ

THE WEEKENDER. I had a fun and chillaxed weekend in Pittsburgh with JJ, munching on grapes/cheese/cracker/wine and his home-cooked meals, discovering new Indian eats, banana walnut pancakes and Tex-Mex omelettes at Pamela's brunch, watching Looper and old surprisingly campy horror flicks (Monkey Shines), bumping into a Washu friend and catching up, studying in the majestic Cathedral of Learning. The weather was relatively balmy, so out come the shorts and spring mint shades. This OK Go tee is a gift from my friend Don who has sensational fashion sense and was also working a cool internship in the music industry. Been a fan of their videos and music since their infamous treadmill days. A few quick snaps on the windy street near UPitt and we can call this streetstyle.

Yesterday changed things for the better. My Dad tells the most inspiring stories that have helped me keep pushing this entire journey through pre-med and now in the very baby stages of my career. The wisdom he imparted centered my med student tunnel vision back to focus on what I've been missing as I gripe about the monotony of my day-to-day and the endless studying: perspective. The privilege I have to be studying medicine, to be learning this specialized knowledge, the whole future of doing good for people. Thanks Dad :) Taking a good look at the people of this city today was also humbling, and I remembered how my passion for servicing the community brought me here in the first place. I feel re-energized and much happier and driven to succeed for those future people I will meet, those stories I will hear, the hands I will hold.

I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.
- "Invictus" by William Earnest Henley

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Readers - what helps you stay focused on what's important in your life?

13 comments:

Cathy October 18, 2012 at 12:19 AM   said...

I love the cute little shorts!! :D

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The Blogture October 18, 2012 at 12:44 AM   said...

I really love this look! :)

xx,
NV


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m October 18, 2012 at 5:42 AM   said...

:] dads are the best! good luck in med school; it's a long hard road, but i'm sure it's worth it!

i love your booties!

Johnny October 18, 2012 at 6:12 AM   said...

great outfit;)
greatings from germany
xoxo

CrimsnDragnY47 October 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM   said...

I like the colors :)

phiphis blog October 18, 2012 at 3:26 PM   said...

my kids remind me of what's important in life. i run around like crazy but once in a while, one of my boys will say something, and remind me what all of this is all about.

xox P

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Kei October 18, 2012 at 4:27 PM   said...

aw this minty outfit is so cute. I especially like the cut of the shorts! makes it a little more girly :)
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I really enjoyed browsing through your blog. maybe we can follow each other :)

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Amber @ EasyPetiteLooks.com October 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM   said...

i just keep working because at this point there really isn't a good other option, lol. i think most of us feel how you describe. we use each other to vent about it and that helps a bit...

Alice Gu October 19, 2012 at 11:33 PM   said...

your dad is a wise man. Even though I mentioned this on instagram, this is one of my fav outfits of yours! I have been really getting into simple, comfy casual outfits that still look done-up, if you know what I mean. and your outfit is a great example of that!

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Sakuranko October 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM   said...

Really cute post i love your outfit your shoes and your skirt are lovely~~

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lisacng @ expandng.com October 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM   said...

I love the punk-rock tee and feminine details in the sweater and shorts! Your dad sounds awesome. So great he's so encouraging during some trying med school years!!! I guess what keeps me grounded, and keeping perspective, these days is my 2 yr old. I do everything for him. Sacrifice for him. Because one day he's going to be all grown up, in college, maybe med school like you, and I hope to not have any regrets about the amount of time and love I've given him.

Kristin December 4, 2012 at 8:19 AM   said...

Love the mint color! And you can't go wrong with brunch from Pamela's, it's a Pittsburgh staple :D

My Dad actually keeps me focused too. When I start getting stressed and talking crazy, he keeps me grounded and reminds me of the big picture. Don't know what I'd do without him!

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