Off Duty

I titled this post “Off Duty” because it really seems appropriate – I had a rare day off – night shifts in the ER are brutal and it was nice to be out in the world during the day, wearing normal clothes. The air is getting crisper (or as I like to say, crispier) and with it comes my favorite aspect of fall: layering! It’s so much fun to add item upon item…in fact, it’s the secret to how I get dressed most mornings–just grab and go.

I’m absolutely dying over my new Michael Kors three-tone watch (featured here)…it has silver (my fave) with bits of rose gold and yellow gold tones running through it. Perfect for someone like me who doesn’t fret about mixing metals…never have to change my watch to match my jewelry again, yay!

Be sure to scroll through the images for a blooper and possibly an animated image….




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What do you love best about fall?

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  1. 11.08.2012 / 12:12 am

    Off Duty: I titled this post “Off Duty” because it really seems appropriate – I had a rare day off – night shift…

  2. 11.08.2012 / 12:38 am

    Ha…you’re adorable! Love the watch too. And the bright lippie. I know these days have been really long for you, so I hope they are at least interesting as you get settled into your career!

    • 11.08.2012 / 11:33 pm

      Thanks V. The days have been long and hard and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hate the emergency room…so much trauma (and you probably know how I feel about that) I’m literally just getting through it and keeping my head down and hoping this month passes by fast. Blerg.

  3. 11.08.2012 / 6:24 am

    I love this! The combo of fur and relaxed worn khaki is edgy and cool! x

  4. 11.08.2012 / 6:40 am

    Your make-up and hair look amazing! Layering is so much fun, I’m looking forward to the coming months 🙂

  5. followmarlaslife
    11.08.2012 / 10:10 am

    Omg, the train. I couldn’t stop laughing. You look so cute in this. Anyone that works in the ER rocks!

    • 11.08.2012 / 11:38 pm

      Thanks Marla! Well, I’m not saying I love the ER…it’s just a rotation in my intern year that I’m trying to get through. Definitely not for me. Anesthesiology is the name of my game! 🙂

  6. 11.08.2012 / 11:39 am

    Love these light layers and the faux fur! Cracking up at the train going by and your little caption 🙂

  7. cait & val
    11.08.2012 / 1:38 pm

    LOL this post is amazing!!!!! the picture of you & then the video!!! LOVE.
    plus you look amazing. the red lips & the layered fur stole . . . . obsessing!!

    xo. c & v

    cake & valley

    • 11.08.2012 / 11:32 pm

      You are too kind! Thanks so much 🙂 It really was a lazy keep-layering-things-on kind of day.

  8. 11.08.2012 / 5:32 pm

    hahaha love the train passing! So funny. This outfit is great. Adoring the vest and glam lip.

  9. Raven Locks
    11.08.2012 / 5:42 pm

    LOL! Those last two pictures are so funny 🙂 Anyway, I REALLY like this look. It’s fabulous but totally looks comfortable. And I love the red lipstick with the yellow top. It really stands out…in a GOOD way of course!
    xoxo Azu

    • 11.08.2012 / 11:30 pm

      Thanks Azu, really appreciate it! The red lipstick was a last minute out the door decision…it’s Revlon’s “Fire & Ice”, a staple lip shade they’ve had around since 1952.

  10. 11.08.2012 / 10:46 pm

    I heart your messy hair look, it looks so good on you. Whenever I try to do messy hair it just looks like, well messy hair.

    • 11.08.2012 / 11:29 pm

      Aw, you are too sweet 🙂 This is literal bed-head…rolled out of bed, air-dried. I feel like it’s more passable with my too-lazy-to-highlight-it-anymore-so-I’m-calling-it-ombré hair.

  11. 11.08.2012 / 11:37 pm

    You have no idea – most days I’m super casual! And even more than that, I’m usually in scrubs! Ha!

  12. Mandy Burns
    11.08.2012 / 11:57 pm

    Ha ha I love your pictures really made me smile with the humour at the end, Love your post as always. Luch Love, M x

  13. 11.09.2012 / 12:35 am

    Love the blooper pic, we all have one! But I really love the new watch!! I thought I wanted the all rose gold one but I like idea of the mixed metal one so I can mix and match with my other accessories. I started following you recently and really enjoy your posts! Thanks for keeping us informed!

    • 11.09.2012 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you for following and for your lovely comment! I am seriously loving this watch – if you’re going to take the plunge this is the color I would recommend. You’ll never take it off (I don’t).

  14. fyun
    11.09.2012 / 12:48 am

    Haha the “omg there’s a train coming” GIF just cracked me up! Glad you got to come outside of the building and smell some fresh air 🙂

  15. Catherine Papasakelariou
    11.09.2012 / 2:34 am

    Great post! Residency is brutal and I admire you for keeping up with posts. How many months of ERIC do you have?

  16. Catherine Papasakelariou
    11.09.2012 / 2:36 am

    Oops, I meant ER. Autocorrect strikes again

  17. 11.09.2012 / 4:17 pm

    Love the collar 🙂 So cute!

  18. scunningham
    11.10.2012 / 12:55 am

    Love your posts, bloopers and all. I can only imagine what it’s like to balance life with residency. Here’s to hoping it gets more manageable. xo

  19. 11.11.2012 / 9:24 am

    Love this ‘off duty’ look – haha you still manage to look pretty fabulous! Hope those night shifts aren’t wearing you out too much, don’t know how you do it 🙂
    Life etc

  20. Ani
    11.11.2012 / 1:54 pm

    The blooper pics they are so much fun. Love your casual outfit yet the fur gives it a more chic touch with the red lips, stands out so nicely with the yellow have a new follwer from german via Bloglovi. I hope your residency passes by very quickly 🙂


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    11.12.2012 / 1:59 pm

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  22. Nicole
    11.13.2012 / 6:01 pm

    I love that necklace!! I love it! From Nicole @

  23. Jana Rose Carrero
    02.21.2013 / 9:26 pm

    love your hair and the lipstick in this post. 

  24. Tomeka Davis
    02.25.2013 / 4:28 am

    Now, this is me.  I would totally rock this look. 

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