These past few weeks have been filled with all sorts of job-search related activities. Researching area hospitals, building a resume, finding references, chatting on phone interviews, attending in-person interviews… its a lot! But its actually kind of fun. And it makes me realize that residency won’t last forever, and the “real world” is just around the corner (finally)! I don’t think there’s any way to get around feeling at least a little bit stressed about finding a job, though. I just try not to become too attached to anything. I do the best I can and believe that I’ll end up somewhere that will make me happy. Why worry about something you can’t control, right?
But I love autumn. Everything about it, including fall fashion. So I’ve been doing more shopping… Of course I bought more shoes (more shoes?!?). My favorite summer flats were J. Crew’s Sloan flats. I love them and I finally got them in black (to wear with my interview suit). While I was at it I grabbed the Gemma glitter flat and Suede d’Orsay loafer flat. These definitely live up to their 5/5 star reviews! Gorgeous and comfy right out of the box. I also have my eye on more Elsie pumps (the same style I’m wearing in these pictures), but I’m going to wait for a better sale. I have my eye on these beauties.
I suppose there’s (slightly…) more to fall fashion than shoes! My go-to everyday outfit is tailored skinnies, flats or heels, and an over-sized shirt. Madewell has been my best friend for the shirts! Their oversized flannel shirt is my favorite new addition. Holy soft and comfy (and it looks adorable with a striped shirt underneath like in this pic)! The striped version and a slimmer plaid version are sitting in my cart waiting for sale (already tried them on in store, I stick with my size xs). I’ve never been a huge Madewell shopper, but I’ve had surprisingly good luck recently. My favorite non-shirt purchase was this asymmetric skirt. Its crazy flattering and yet perfect for work. I wear it in a 0. Definitely recommend.
As usual, the majority of my purchases are pre-owned. Like most of what I’m wearing in these pictures. I grabbed that unique Burberry coat for super cheap this past spring and have been waiting eagerly to wear it! I have a few other fun pre-owned purchases I’m hoping to share soon, too. I love shopping pre-owned. It can be a bit of a hassle, but there are great deals to be had and you won’t find anyone wearing the same thing, that’s for sure!!