Wednesday, February 5, 2014

core

Madewell Terrace Dress
We are getting closer and closer to being done with "core" - we have one week of this basic science stuff left until we are officially finished with it. Core is basically an intro to all of the difference science we have to know, so it's all about understanding the basics of physiology and pharmacology, the main microbes, immunology, and how genetics/biochemistry work. We've been doing core since the end of October (when we finished anatomy) so on the one hand I'm excited to finally get past the basics. You can only learn so much general information until you are bored. On the other hand, the thought of starting systems is slightly terrifying. Systems just means we learn each body part at a time - for example, for renal you learn all about the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, exc. about the kidneys. So it'll be a lot more relevant to our future careers but there's also a lot going on.

P.S. If you are interested in hearing more about my medical school experiences so far, you can check out an interview I did with Accepted.com here!

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Dress: Madewell [exact on sale]
Cardigan: Old Navy 
Tights: Target [exact]
Boots: Franco Sarto [exact]
Belt: Everlane [exact]
Scarf: H&M
Madewell Terrace Dress
And in case you were interested in getting this dress, this is what it looks like alone. I feel it runs true to size but the material has quite a bit of stretch to it as well. 
Madewell Terrace Dress
linking up with wiww and mix and match fashion.

60 comments:

  1. This outfit is one of my favorites from you. That dress looks fantastic! I tried it on about a month ago bc I thought it would be versatile and nice for layering. Unfortunately it looked terrible on me, but I'm glad it worked out for you. It looks like it was made for you. I think they had it in a few other colors, like a burgundy or brown. You should consider getting it.

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    1. Thank you Ele :) I'm sad it didn't work out for you though because like you said, I think it can be super versatile. I'm hoping they'll bring this style back in the future so maybe I can get it in a different color as well!

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  2. I found your blog about a month ago and love it! I'm a first year med student as well and can totally relate to just about every med school post. Your style is wonderful too! Its the perfect mix of preppy and professional.

    ~Ali
    http://scrubsandsilhouettes.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm so glad you introduced yourself Ali! Love meeting other fashionable med students - following along now!

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  3. 1. That dress looks amazing on you! 2. Reading about medical school puts my head in a tizzy--and constantly reassures me that I picked the right career. ;-)

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  4. That dress looks SO much better on you than it does on the model online! I love how you layered it with the cardi, scarf and boots. Rockin knee-high boots to school?? Daring...and I like it! :-)

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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    1. super scandalous! just about as far as I think I can push it ;)

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  5. That dress is seriously pretty. Very, very tempting...

    Every time you write about medical school, I say in my head "Go, girl, go!" I have no idea why I do this. But, yay you for medical school!

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  6. Very cute, I've worn a very similar outfit with booties, I'm going to have to try it with my riding boots now.

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  7. GIMME THOSE BOOTS. Just kidding. But kind of for real because I am jealous of you.

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  8. I think this is my favorite outfit of yours ever; every color and texture and proportion is spot-on and really flattering.

    I have to say, looking at that dress ont he site I'd never even look twice, but seeing it on you has me seriously considering making it my birthday present to myself. Well done, lady! Your hair is lookin' fabulous today, too.

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    1. Thank you Katie!! Hopefully you can end up making it yours too - it'll have some stretch for these next few months ;)

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  9. Your hair looks SO SO pretty...probably because it's next to that face of yours. And I love everything about this outfit, especially those hot boots. And that dress. And everything.

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  10. I think this is my favorite outfit of yours ever; every color and texture and proportion is spot-on and really flattering.

    I have to say, looking at that dress ont he site I'd never even look twice, but seeing it on you has me seriously considering making it my birthday present to myself. Well done, lady! Your hair is lookin' fabulous today, too.

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  11. Okaayyyy fine, you've convinced me to get this dress!! It's a little out of budget for me, but it's so versatile and pretty. And it looks way better on you than on the model. Your outfit is perfect!

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  12. I love this outfit! I've been thinking about how I can wear my gray dress this winter, thank you!

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  13. The dress is super cute!!! I really like it a lot!!!!

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  14. Love love this outfit! It's so simple but the textures all make it work!

    ~ Sarah

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  15. Wow, great dress! I love it with your scarf too.

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  16. Love this dress on you...and your hair looks gorgeous!

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  17. Wow, the dress looks amazing on you! I've added it to my "need" list...except I'm on a no-buy this month so hopefully it's still in stock in March!

    xo Kimi

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  18. I love your wardrobe! Simple, Classy and Elegant! Also, those Boots compliment your legs! and go great w/h that dress!

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  19. Seriously THIS DRESS! I love it! And this outfit is winter perfection. How exciting to almost be done with the core of your med school. I will definitely check out that interview.

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  20. Fran, I love your blog and have a quick question. How has your everlane sweatshirt been holding up?

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  21. super cute outfit for this time of year.

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  22. This outfit is perfect! I love the combination of gray, black, and burgundy!

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  23. I love this outfit! It really makes me wish I sprang for this dress when Madewell had that extra 40% off sale. I hope it'll still be around next time they do that...

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  24. what a lovely dress Fran! i just knew your scarf was from h&m, don't they make the best scarves? I'm wearing one in today's post as well :)

    ~Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  25. the boots look so so so good on you! (i like the whole outfit but the boots just fit you perfectly)

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  26. Super cute dress! I love how you styled it for cold weather!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  27. Major hair love! I was contemplating that dress. I should've done it because now there's not an XL. Boo. Congrats on almost being done with your core!

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  28. I agree with the people above -- probably one of my favorites of your outfits!

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  29. Perfect outfit, Fran! Super, super classy. Love the dark colors and those boots!

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  30. that dress is AWESOME! and your hair is looking so purrrrty in these photos!

    dash dot dotty

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  31. That dress is perfect, that scarf is perfect... the whole dang outfit is perfect. Definitely one of my favorites yet. Also, is your hair lighter? It's totally making me regret going lighter with mine this weekend.

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  32. I love the color of your scarf--it's so rich and lovely!

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  33. Looove this outfit on you. Is the lighting perfect or are you just looking radiant these days?!

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  34. This outfit looks like it belongs in a magazine! Totally gorgeous colors and silhouette.

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  35. Madewell dresses are the BEST! I have my eye on one, waiting for it to go on sale :) Med school sounds terrible. People like me who want to have REAL fun go to law school.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  36. Love how you made this winter weather appropriate, Fran!

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  37. Love this outfit on you! I like the lighter hair color too.

    Alice
    www.happinesstmidlife.com

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  38. This is beautiful. Absolutely perfect for winter, and that scarf is such a lovely color.

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  39. I'm in love with your dress! And it looks great on you!

    Spring cleaning London

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  40. Oh, I love the dress. Some of my go to dresses are gray and stretchy :) The boots are nice, too.
    Good luck with finishing the project!
    Greetings,
    London Carpet Cleaner

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  41. I love that cute dress!! You styled it SO well for winter - the red cowl is perfect with it. Your classes sound very scary to me, but I am thankful there are people like you who can handle it!!!

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  42. I love this dress and hour boots! Such a perfect match (:

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  43. Pretty dress! Pretty hair! And I remember when Peter switched to systems - lots of work but also kind of gratifying for it to actually feel more medical-y. Hope it goes well for you!

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  44. what a gorgeous tweed dress! It looks so cute on you!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  45. I'm such a blogger stalker. I'll totally read any extra interview! That dress looks awesome on you!

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  46. That dress and scarf combo are perfect! Also that dress looks 2396593845 times better on you than on the website/model. Your pics make me want it bad, Madewell's site...not so much.

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  47. I found your blog through GOMI, and I just wanted to tell you that I LOVE your style. It's so cute, comfortable, and put-together. Also, I'm a little jealous that you can pull off scarves so well; I always look completely ridiculous when I try to wear scarves.

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  48. Omggggg now I want this dress! Yet again, you prove how amazing simple pieces can look when paired together the right way. I want it all! And good luck finishing up core and starting systems! That's intense but such a cool stepping stone on your career path.

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  49. Too cute, Fran! I love how you style all these simpler pieces. Together, they look great. I'm still totally crushing on that scarf - so cozy!!

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  50. Love this look! Such a great dress and I love how you styled it with the belt, infinity scarf, and over the knee boots.

    See What Katie Wears

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  51. Oooh girl I love this outfit! That dress looks fantastic on you and you styled it perfectly!

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  52. Love this dress and hope you layered it so appropriately for the weather Franziska! It's totally wearable for both class + weekend + and happy hour! Nicely done :)
    BTW - love your art wall behind you in the selfie!
    xo - Marion

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