Saturday, July 11, 2015


With my national boards exam just around the corner and patient responsibilities mounting, I've been feeling pretty guilty about doing anything for myself. When your career path is in medicine, the more you study and the more that you know, the better off your patients will be. That makes it hard to think about doing anything else.

It's always been difficult, but now that I'm seeing the direct impact my knowledge (or lack of knowledge) has on my patients, it's harder than ever. Lately, I've been having to remind myself repeatedly that it's ok to do things for me. 
So here are a few things that I'm not letting myself feel guilty about... 
>>Carving out some time for a midweek date night with the Husband. He was only here for a week so I spent as much time with him as possible. 
>>Splurging on these adorable bow pumps even though I don't need them. By the way, they are totally worth it. 
>>The fact that I've lost so much weight...I'm really close to hitting my 15 pound weight loss goal 
>>Planning our next great adventure! 

Blouse: Anthropologie [exact 60% off]|| Skirt: Target|| 
Envelope Clutch: J Crew Factory [exact]|| Earrings: J Crew Factory [exact]|| 
Bow Pumps: J Crew Factory [exact 50% off]|| Sunnies: Target [exact]

Linking up with Happiness at MidLife


  1. Woot!! Congrats! You look lovely. I know what you mean about it being hard to not feel guilty, and to also keep your eye on the goal (my problem right now!) And I love your shoes. So that's a bonus. haha good luck on your exam!! <3 you're gonna be amazing! x

    1. Thank you dear. The shoes were a bit of a reward for staying focused

  2. Those shoes are so cute! The whole outfit is, actually. I love the black and white and the polka dots and stripes together. I'm glad you're letting yourself do some things for you without feeling guilty!

    1. I pattern mix so much now that I didn't even notice that I was mixing polka dots and stripes. Hmmm...I thought I was dialing things down a bit

  3. you are so so sweet! love the striped shoes! so chic in this black and white!

    1. I love them too, I'm looking for excuses to wear them!

  4. I am glad you are making time for yourself - you deserve it!!! I have these pumps too, they are too cute for me to resist.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!