Monday, April 8, 2013

Classy-fied | Satin Tank and Cropped Jacket

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H&M mocha brown satin drape tank (deal) // H&M jewel beaded trim cropped jacket //
DIY/Payless red sole black pumps (DIY Christian Louboutin) //
Wet n Wild berry lipstick in Wine Room // Rose pearl necklace (gift) //
Ghetto $5 Walmart classic round watch (with a second hand for taking pulse) //

Photography: self; camera and remote

Balmy rays of sunshine, robins pecking at the ground for their version of gummy worms, longer days of clear blue sky: finally spring is here to stay! Today (4/8/13) I revisited this outfit from a few summers ago, when I was so excited to apply to medical school and start dressing more professionally for lab. Look how much has happened since! I wore this under my white coat for my clinical test (switched out black flats for heels, yellow backpack for my camel satchel, and threw on a necklace - what I would have worn if I weren't running late this morning). The cool spring breeze calmed down the warm 70s weather but inside the med school buildings, our heating/cooling is never thermostatically regulated and two words: pit stains.

Just because we blog about fashion doesn't mean we can't wear an old favourite and remix via accessories. My hair is significantly less fried than before and pulling it into a pony got the wind-blown strands out of my face and made for a cleaner, more twenty-something look. The satin top billows in the wind and reminds me of mocha sails fluttering on a chocolate sea - yum! These dress pants from Loft are the most slimming pair I've found so far for my uncommon leg/body ratio - these muscular thighs make it difficult to find a pair that skims over my upper leg while staying cinched at my waist. Have been too lazy to get it tailored so I just fold the bottoms in to make it more petite-friendly, since the 00P version was not flattering on me.

Cardiology so far has been really cool - I enjoy listening to the rhythm of heart sounds, taking advantage of my musical background to imagine a picture of what is happening. Reading EKG's and the physiology also appeals to visual-tactile learner me and I'm excited to learn more (this is rare optimism when living through the daily grind). My day-to-day schedule is more organized and manageable, so I'm able to feel like a normal semi-well-adjusted being again and do things like attend conferences on literature, draw with art students, scope out spring fashions, stuff my face with yummy treats, blog. Boy am I chatty today - off to watch the Mad Men season premiere and sip some Angry Orchard.

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Readers - have you worn an outfit you previous blogged before for another post?


Franziska April 8, 2013 at 10:18 PM   said...

While I don't have anything specific to comment on, I just wanted to say that I like these little glimpses into school. It makes me so excited. NERVOUS. but also excited :)

Anonymous April 8, 2013 at 10:26 PM   said...

Can I just say that I adore your new layout? It's so much more bright and mature! I love this nude-metallic combination, too! You're the best, Angie!


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Unknown April 8, 2013 at 11:52 PM   said...

You look lovely. Great blog! xx

Niña Alvia April 9, 2013 at 6:15 AM   said...

Love the outfit <3 :)

Heather April 9, 2013 at 8:33 AM   said...

Super cute look! And I have that cropped jacket from H&M too - LOVE IT!

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Sydney's Fashion Diary April 9, 2013 at 9:14 AM   said...

Hi Angie! Love these photos. You did a fantastic job with self-photography. We need to get together soon. I am loving the warmer weather we have this week.

Amy Breckenridge April 9, 2013 at 9:36 AM   said...

love your jeweled jacket! it looks perfect with your tank.
thanks for visiting my blog!

Satin Diaries(SD) April 9, 2013 at 9:47 AM   said...

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Lala April 9, 2013 at 1:04 PM   said...

cute outfit!!! i love your cardigan!
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In the Blue April 9, 2013 at 2:53 PM   said...

You did a very good job and self photography, the pictures look very good! I like the the metallic in the cardigan against the top, so pretty!

Unknown April 9, 2013 at 6:16 PM   said...

I've been searching high and low for other Columbus bloggers, and through the Midwest Style Bloggers Network. I saw two different locations for you though...are you in Columbus or St. Louis?

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Anonymous April 9, 2013 at 9:27 PM   said...

Great neutral look with fun little touches to it!

Unknown April 10, 2013 at 12:04 AM   said...

Love the jeweled jacket!!

Boheme.Fille April 10, 2013 at 6:14 PM   said...

Beautiful look! I love the jacket!

lisacng April 16, 2013 at 5:40 PM   said...

So profesh yet fresh! Love the special touch of the cardi at the neckline!!! I think bloggers are remixing and restyling these days. Honestly, I think that's what normal people should do anyways :).

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