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Hi, I'm Franziska (pronounced fran-ches-ca - it's German!)

I'm a second year medical student documenting my way through the journey of becoming a physician. I started this blog when I was working for a pharmaceutical development company - my job required me to wear flat, closed toed shoes and pants, as well as a lab coat, so I used this blog to work on wearing outfits I liked, while staying within my budget and complying with my work regulations.

Now that I've traded in my lab coat for a white coat, I have a whole new set of clothing rules. My school has a dress code which means I must be dressed appropriately for both school and my future profession - I'm trying to still have fun with my wardrobe while living on student loans with little time for my favorite hobby.

In my personal life, I'm dating one of my very handsome classmates. Together we have two dogs (Baer and Hans) and a cat named Lucy. While CR is a huge part of my personal life, I have chosen to keep that part of my life more private, both for his and my sake.

for inquires, or just to chat, please email me at fhasselhof [@] gmail.com


What size are you?

I'm between a 10 and 12. I'm 5'9'', so I often try to buy things in "tall" whenever possible.

Where are your glasses from? 

My aunt is an optometrist in Germany, and so these are from her store. The brand is S. Oliver, which your local optometrist may or may not carry. This pair from Coach is pretty close though!

What kind of doctor do you want to be?

I don't know yet! I'm hoping that third year clears that up for me. I'm currently considering pathology.

My boyfriend is about to start medical school. Do you have any tips for us?

I sure do! I was once a medical school girlfriend, and now have switched to being in medical school and dating someone else who is in school with me. Here are a few tips I have for navigating this time!

Where do you go to college?

I went to the University of Wisconsin, and was a German and Biology major. I spent five great years there - I was a part of the UW Marching Band and had such an amazing experience with that.

I'll be in Madison this weekend - any tips?

If this is your first time, make sure you hit up the farmers market on the square Saturday morning - it's a sight to see! Grab a pitcher on the Union Terrace, cheesecurds and drinks at The Old Fashioned, and mac and cheese pizza at Ian's.

Any other questions? Feel free to send me an email!