I’m back on a consult service! Meaning its time to wear real clothes again. I thought I was going to enjoy dressing up… I couldn’t have been more wrong. As weird as it sounds, I’m having a hard time getting dressed. I’ve given so many clothes away because I hadn’t worn them (because I never get dressed…). And now my wardrobe is running on the sparse side. Thank goodness my ugly outfits can be covered up by my (off-) white coat.
This ICU block is finally coming to an end. Only two more days (*deep breath*). I couldn’t be more ready for it to be over. Its been physically demanding and emotionally draining. The later is the harder part. So much grief, denial, anger, relief… there’s a limit to how much emotion I can handle!
I usually do a fair amount of online shopping during my scrubs-only months so I have some fun new things to wear when I get to dress up again. I haven’t had much time to browse, but I did grab a few fun items! I’ve been loving Tory Burch patterns recently, like this geometric tunic or this floral top. No way can I afford those at anywhere close to retail price, unfortunately. But, like I always say, summer is a great time for finding deals on eBay! I picked up a Tory Burch silk shirt, Tory Burch cashmere tunic and a Red Valentino gingham cardigan (similar to this one) for about $100 total. Not bad! I’m sure they’ll show up on the blog soon. I also grabbed some shoes from Nordstrom’s sale, but they’re not at all comfy and already on their way back.
Alright. Time to go to bed so I can make it through the next two days without completely losing my last bits of sanity. *Deep breaths.* Only two more days.
Oh yeah, its Friday. I hope you have a good weekend!
In case you need a reminder, July 1st is the first day of residency for interns around the country (…stay out of the hospital). Its a difficult time for everyone. The well-intended interns struggle to learn an intense and demanding new role. And the rest of us do our very best to teach and support them. I remember my first month of residency. I was in the medical intensive care unit. I remember vividly how incredibly stressful it was – there’s no harder place to start than the MICU. But at least everything else seems easier in comparison?
I haven’t been doing much besides work recently. I try to make sure to relax at least a little most days. I usually wind down my day with some tea and mindless online shopping. There’s so many good summer deals to be had! Fortunately, I usually don’t have the energy to go through the checkout process! If you’re an eBay shopper, now’s the time to browse. I’ve seen seriously amazing deals, like these >$2k current Balenciaga and Givenchy bags bags sell for around $400 (I regret not bidding on the Balenciaga!). If pre-owned isn’t your thing, there’s tons of retail deals, too. The big one at the moment is Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. I use this sale as an to add basics that otherwise don’t often hit sale. Basic Zella leggings are always a welcome addition (I wear an xs, they also come in high waist or capris), as are new running socks. Kind of along that theme is tights… I love spanx tights (high waist version) for fall and winter and always like to have a few guaranteed-hole-free pairs on hand. Other ideas? Nordstrom always has a slightly updated version of my favorite flats available during this sale (there’s also a wedge pump version available this time around). They always have Antica diffusers on sale (I love them, currently using the grapefruit and am trying the pomegranate, currant and blood orange this time). They have tons of home goods on sale to browse for inspiration that I’m starting to make my way through (I think home goods will make up the bulk of my purchases this year). Are you planning to browse this sale? If so, let me know what you pick up