Monday, September 30, 2013

The Weekly Wardrobe: September 30

MONDAY
Top: LOFT, Pants: Banana Republic (outlet) | Necklace: Sassy Steals
Shoes: Nine West via DSW (option) | Watch: Anne Klein (option) | Bracelets: J.Crew Factory, Target
 TUESDAY
Tank: Talbots | Cardigan: Target | Pants: Liz Claiborne via JCPenney
Necklace: Silver Linings Shop | Shoes: Life Stride via Zappos
 WEDNESDAY
Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: J.Crew Factory | Necklace: Eienblue via Etsy
Shoes: Chinese Laundry via DSW | Watch: Fossil | Bracelets: Claire's
 THURSDAY
Top: Target | Pants: Kohl's | Necklace: old, boutique find | Shoes: J.Crew Factory
Watch: Fossil | Bracelet: Groopdealz
 FRIDAY
Dress: J.Crew | Shoes: J.Crew | Watch: eBay | Necklace: Bijoux Boutique
Bracelet: Bijoux Boutique

Happy Monday! This past week was my first week of Family Medicine 2. I am at an urgent treatment clinic (UTC) in a nearby town. The commute is about 25 minutes, and the experience is very different than it was last month. I am quickly seeing the difference between private practice and "corporate" medicine! The adjustment was a little bit rockier than I was anticipating, and the message in church this Sunday really resonated with me:

"Whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." - Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)


It is so easy to lose sight of the big picture when I get busy with my daily stressors and schedule. This piece of scripture really grounded me. I am so blessed to be pursuing a career that I am passionate about, and that I get to serve on a daily basis. I need to remember that it is His work that I carry out each day! What scripture motivates and refreshes you?

Thanks for reading!
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Steeler Sunday ft. Bijoux Boutique


Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Old Navy
Necklace: c/o Bijoux Boutique
Bracelets: Sage K & Co. (yellow link), J.Crew Factory (gold link), 
Groopdealz (black stone)
Nails: OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

One of the most beautiful things about the blogging community are the friendships that I have made. It is no secret that I LOVE the Steelers, and some of my fellow bloggers and IGers have picked up on this! This top was only available at Canada Forever 21s, and my friend Ashton of Ashton Wears Things went out of her way to send it to me! THANK YOU!! I love the flowy fabric and (of course) the yellow color :) cheers to F21 for knocking it out of the park on work-to-play pieces lately! The real focal piece of this outfit is this stunning piece from Bijoux Boutique. Meredith is the brain child behind this collection of fashion-forward, affordable pieces, and I am lucky to call her a friend via IG and in real life! And when I say "brain-child", I mean it...this girl is getting her Ph.D. in textiles!! She is as sweet as she is smart, and I encourage you all to check out her pieces. She has a heart of gold and really goes the extra mile for her customers! Thank you, Meredith, for this beautiful piece! It will be worn for many Steeler Sundays to come!!

Have a great end of your weekend, fashionistas! And GO STEELERS!!
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blog Swap: Fashion Flirtation

Good morning, fashionistas! Today I am so thrilled to be swapping blogs with Victoria of Fashion Flirtation. She has been a blog mentor and style icon of mine for a few months now, and I am thrilled to welcome her to White Coat Wardrobe for the day! Be sure to check out my post on her blog today, and follow her on Bloglovin' if you don't already do so!

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Hi ladies! I'm so excited to be guest posting for Steph today! She is the cutest and she has such great fashion sense! My name is Victoria and I run the personal style blog, Fashion Flirtation. I have always loved reading other fashion blogs, but was never a fan of the expensive clothing I always saw on those blogs. I decided to start my own blog in April to showcase affordable fashion, because like many of you, I don't have an unlimited budget! I love showing women where to find affordable pieces and how to pair them in ways that still look classy and stylish.

Here are a few of my most recent outfits:

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Thanks so much for reading, and be sure to follow me via Bloglovin, Instagram, and Facebook to stay updated with my fashion adventures! :]


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Monday, September 23, 2013

The Weekly Wardrobe: September 23

MONDAY
Top: Forever 21 | Pencil Skirt: JCPenney | Necklace: c/o Silver Linings Shop
Bracelet: Sage K & Co. | Watch: Fossil | Wedges: Chinese Laundry via DSW
TUESDAY
Sweater: J.Crew | Jeans: Target | Necklaces: J.Crew & Juicy Couture, both via eBay
Shoes: J.Crew Factory
WEDNESDAY
Dress: Karen Kane | Cardigan: Target | Scarf: Target | Shoes: J.Crew Factory
Watch: Fossil | Bag: Phillip Lim for Target
THURSDAY
Sweater: J.Crew | Pants: Joe Fresh via JCPenney | Necklace: c/o Our World Boutique
Shoes: J.Crew | Watch: Fossil | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory
FRIDAY
Top: New York & Company | Jeans: Old Navy | Necklace: Luxe Craving
Belt: J.Crew | Watch: Fossil | Bracelets: Claire's | Shoes: Nine West via eBay
 SATURDAY
Top: Forever 21 | Jeans: J.Crew Factory | Necklace: eBay | Shoes: JCPenney
Bracelets: Target, J.Crew Factory, my grandmother's
 SUNDAY
Dress: J.Crew via Clothes Mentor | Cardigan: J.Crew Factory | Boots: Aldo
Necklace: Eienblue via Etsy | Bracelets: Claire's, Target, J.Crew Factory, my grandmother's
Happy Monday, fashionistas! I hope you all had a wonderful week and weekend! I was so sad to say goodbye to the amazing people that I had the pleasure of working with this month. My exam was on Thursday and I am thrilled to say that I passed - hard to believe that I am 25% done with clinical year!! This weekend I was completely content to have zero plans and just play "catch up" for a few days. Did any of you do anything interesting?

This week, I will be starting my second month of Family Medicine at a new location. Please pray that the transition goes smoothly! It's not easy to start a new "job" every month! Have a great Monday, and don't forget to follow along on Bloglovin'!

Thanks for reading!
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

iCrave Jewels Instagram GIVEAWAY

Dress: LOFT
Sweater: J.Crew Factory
Necklace: c/o iCrave Jewels
Shoes: JCPenney
Bracelets: my grandmothers, Target, J.Crew Factory

Today, I am excited to be teaming up with Erin of iCrave Jewels to give one lucky Instagram follower a chance to win a necklace from the Hampton collection! Each necklace is handmade my Erin herself, and packaged in a stamped muslin bag. And the fun doesn't stop there - your beautiful piece will arrive in a gold bubble mailer!! She has a variety of brilliant colors to choose from, and I anticipate wearing this jewel-toned beauty a lot this fall! Thank you, Erin, for sharing your beautiful talents with my followers and I!

The fun is happening on Instagram for this one! To enter, do the following:
1. Follow Erin @iCraveJewels
2. Follow me @whitecoatwardrobe
3. Repost this photo, making sure to use the hashtag "#WCWlovesCrave":

Good luck ladies!! Which beautiful color would you choose?! 
Also, don't forget to enter the Danskos giveaway! Thanks for reading :)

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Monday, September 16, 2013

The Weekly Wardrobe: September 16

MONDAY
Shirt: J.Crew Factory | Pants: Liz Claiborne for JCPenney | Necklace: eBay
Shoes: J.Crew Factory | Bracelets: c/o Sassy Steals, Very Jane
 TUESDAY
So, I actually wore the outfit that I had worn on the previous Sunday. 
Thanks to Dr. S for calling me out at work that day! ;)

WEDNESDAY
Shirt: Target | Skirt: Talbots | Shoes: JCPenney
Watch: eBay | Bracelets: c/o Crave Boutique, my grandmothers
Necklace: eBay
THURSDAY
Dress: J.Crew Factory | Cardigan: J.Crew Factory | Shoes: J.Crew Factory
Necklaces: Groopdealz, eBay | Watch: Fossil | Bracelets: c/o Crave Boutique, Silpada
 FRIDAY
Top: J.Crew | Skirt: Talbots | Shoes: J.Crew Factory | Watch: eBay
Bracelet: c/o Sassy Steals
 SATURDAY
Top: Calvin Klein via TJMaxx | Jeans: Old Navy | Shoes: Payless
Bracelets: Sage K & Co.,  c/o Sassy Steals | Scarf: TJMaxx
 SUNDAY
Shirt: J.Crew | Jeans: Forever 21 | Shoes: J.Crew Factory
Necklace: c/o Our World Boutique | Watch: eBay | Bracelet: Sage K & Co.
Here is a quick look at what I wore this week! I am so sad to have to leave the Family Practice that I have been at this month. Prayers for a smooth end of clerkship exam are appreciated! Thanks for reading!!

Don't forget to enter the Danskos giveaway!

Pick Your Perfect Clog: Dansko GIVEAWAY!! [CLOSED]



Today, I am excited to tell you that I really, REALLY love Dansko clogs. A few weeks ago, Dansko contacted me asking if I would like to sample a pair of their Professional Stapled Clogs. Obviously, I said "YES!!"! These shoes are EVERYWHERE in the health care setting, and for good reason. I was a little hesitant to try a pair because I am extremely accident prone, and these looked like they would cause me to be constantly rolling my ankles. And to be honest, I was nervous to spend the money on them, not knowing if they would work for me!

Boy was I wrong on all accounts! I received these in the middle of my ER rotation, and I was suddenly not as fatigued at the end of my shifts, my posture improved, and the pattern goes with every set of scrubs I own!! Why pick basic black when you can pick a pair of THESE?! :) Hopefully you all have learned by now that I am not someone who shies away from color - haha!

I am forever converted - these will not leave my feet for the rest of my time in the hospital and in the operating room from now on. Thank you to Brianna at The Walking Company for helping me find my perfect fit, and to Meghan and the Dansko Team for providing my amazing readers and I with this opportunity!

That's right: one of you will win a pair of Dansko clogs of your choice! The giveaway will run from today until Midnight on Sunday, September 22. Good luck!!

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Thanks for reading, and Happy Monday!
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Work to Play: Lace Dress


Dress: American Eagle (old)
Cardigan: J.Crew Factory
Shoes: Nine West via DSW
Necklace: c/o Sassy Steals
Jacket: J.Crew (old)
Purse: Old Navy
Nails: OPI Malaga Wine

My life lately is hectic to say the least! I really enjoy meeting friends or my beau after work for a bite to eat, but don't always have time to freshen up and shower again. Changing a few accessories gives my look a new and relaxed feel without putting in a lot of effort. I got this dress last summer from American Eagle and have worn it a TON since then! And it's still in the 80s-90s here, so I am all for postponing packing this little number away. For my work look, I chose a simple cardigan and tortoise shell accessories to get me through a long day of patients. Once the clock strikes 5, I throw my hair up, grab a utility jacket and crossbody bag and I'm ready for a date night with my beau or friends!

How do you take your look from day to night?

DON'T FORGET: Today is the last day to shop the Chloe + Isabel Pop-up Show!
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Royal Lineage Top

Jeans: Old Navy
Heels: Ellen Tracy via Burlington Coat Factory
Necklace: Our World Boutique
Bracelets: Groopdealz (black), J.Crew Factory (gold link), gift (pave link)
Earrings: old, boutique find

You all know how much I love Vanessa and the girls of Flourish Boutique (and if you don't - read this post!). So you can imagine how excited I was to unwrap this pretty little number last week! I instantly fell in love with the bold cobalt and black stripes, the exposed zipper in the background, and the long length (SCORE!!)! The top is made of a heavy ponte-like knit fabric, and will be worn a lot for upcoming Wildcat basketball games! I tried to keep the jewelry simple since the top is fabulous enough on its own. However, I couldn't help but accessorize with one of my favorite furry friends, Abby.  She is my friend Kait's dog, but I secretly consider myself to have partial custody :). She is a huge snuggle bug and loved helping me take pictures, as you can see. Is she not the cutest?! And a huge thanks to her mom for always lending a helping hand with pictures, styling and editing ;)...

Abby clearly is the star of the shoot, don't you think??
Thanks for reading! Have a great Thursday!
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