Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hello sunshine



What I'm wearing:
Cardigan - Kerri N Kelsey, thrifted
Gold leaf belt - thrifted
Jeans - Levi's
Shoes - Hand-me-down from sister

I can't even begin to tell you how AMAZING it is to see the sunshine!   Typically we very rarely seen the sun during the winter, so I consider every morning I wake up and see the sunshine an absolute blessing!

I've been itching to style this cardigan and belt I found at the thrift store a couple months back, and figured a lovely Sunday morning was just the time to do it.  I debated for awhile whether or not to cut the shoulder pads out of this cardigan, and eventually decided to try leaving them in.  In an attempt to balance out the structured shoulders I added this nifty golden leaf belt.  Just for fun, I also decided to try it out without the golden belt:

I honestly can't decide which look I like better!  One thing is for certain: this cardigan, made of soft acrylic, is NOT cat and dog fur friendly.  I had it on for 30 seconds before I found I was already covered in fur.  So I definitely will NOT be wearing this top when I start clinics in March!

I'm off to Starbucks today for an afternoon of studying.  I have two exams this week, one in Preventive Medicine (about Public Health issues such as food safety and rabies), and one in small ruminant medicine (sheep and goats...gotta love 'em!).  

I'll leave you with a little vet-related humor for your weekend... ;) 
Horses are such exquisitely delicate creatures.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Those blustery days of winter

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I apologize for my absence, but the truth is that this hectic, crazy life I've led these past months have left me pretty uninspired in terms of fashion. It's pretty hard to find motivation to dress nicely when I end up changing into scrubs or coveralls to go traipsing about working on horses and dogs. I truly don't want to fall into the grad school trap of pulling on whatever is A) clean, and B) convenient before running out the door in the morning. Not that clean and convenient aren't important factors for dressing...they just don't always lead to the best fashion choices!

 Anyway, it has been a fairly mild winter thus far, for which I am VERY thankful. Last week I spent a lot of time outdoors learning how to do basic equine medical techniques. I really like horses, but they can be very tricky to work around! Thank goodness we have all sorts of helpful drugs to sedate them. :) Aside from one minor mishap (I accidentally hit the carotid artery instead of the jugular vein when drawing bad!), it was a rather pleasant week. Next week we "tackle" cows and sheep. Hopefully it won't be too frigid cold!  

Today I decided to experiment a bit with patterns. I've had this blouse for literally forever, and am always looking for new ways to wear it! I also just colored my hair last week, so it's been fun to play with outfit colors to coordinate with my new hair color. 

Just a heads up for you shoe afficionados...Blowfish is having a ridiculously good sale. I've actually never bought shoes online, but have been stalking their Vance booties for awhile now. I finally took the plunge and bought them since they finally went on sale! Yippee! 

What I'm wearing: 
Blouse - Hand-me-down from sister 
Sweater - Hand-me-down from sister 
Jeans - Grane, Macy's 
Boots - No idea...I've had them forever! 
Belt - Chiang Mai, Thailand Walking Street

Calvin was being a camera hog when I came in from taking photos. Too bad it came out a bit blurry. :P