Monday, January 9, 2012

New Beginnings.

Hope everyone is doing well and had a great Holiday season! I am getting back into the swing of things after a nice 2 week vacation. I haven't done much the last week besides lounging around, so today was a bit of an adjustment, but I think it will be good to get back into the swing of things.

Today starts 6 weeks of OB/GYN. This is going to be a huge time period for me, as I am at this point trying to decide between this and surgery as my career, so wish me luck! I think it could be challenging at the end of these next 6 weeks to make the decision between the two. OB/GYN has a surgical aspect to it as well, but I'm not sure if it will be enough. Either way, I look forward to what the next 6 weeks hold, and my main goal is to deliver a baby :-)

Moving on to my OOTD. We just had orientation today, but it was still "business attire." I wore my new JC Natasha top in wildcat with a long cardigan in bright dahlia. I love the bright color with the neutral top. I was originally going to wear it with just a plain white cardi, but then I thought, how boring! So I added a bit of color :-) I love this top. I got it over my break. The print on it it so cute!

Next up, a review of this GREAT sweater I recently found at nordstrom. Its the Bobeau Asymmetrical Fleece Wrap Cardigan. I got this in a size small in the vanilla puff and I absolutely love it! The inside is so soft and feels great up against the skin. It has a single button closure with this adorable wooden button. This sweater is a little different from my usual but I love it. It comes in a bunch of colors, and I've been VERY tempted to grab the black and mink colors as well (yea I know, more boring, lol) The best part, its only $39.90 Currently. Personally, I think for the price, its pretty good quality. It seems like it will wear well, and not need to be thrown in the trash after just a few washes. The arms are kind of slim fitting. They were fitted but comfortable still on me in the size small. The medium worked, but I thought there was too much fabric in the rest of it when I sized up. So if you want the arms a little looser fitting, you might want to try going up a size. You should definitely give it a try!! I paired it with my JC leggy denim jeans from last year. I must say, I kind of forgot about these pants and how ridiculously comfortable they are! If you don't have some I highly suggest trying to get your hands on them because they are by far the most comfortable pants I own!

So this year, I'm going to try and post more. My goal is for once a week. We will see how that goes, but hopefully I can keep that goal!

Also, Shoppingwithm had a GREAT idea on her blog here of doing a little post with some guidelines/plans for buying in the next year. She did this last year and re-evaluated those plans in her post today. This seemed like a great idea to me, and this year I realized (well maybe I already knew) that I have a huge shopping problem. So keep on the look out for another post in the not too distant future with my plans for shopping in 2012! Thanks M for the great idea!

Have a great day!

XOXO Jennifer


  1. Love your OOTD and that sweater looks so cozy, comfy and cute! Thanks for the shout-out, too. :) Looking forward to hearing your shopping plan for the year. It's just a nice way to evaluate what you have and think through what you might want to get for the year. Also, good luck with OB/GYN and making your decision. :)

  2. Thanks M! And yes, the sweater is SO cozy, you should give it a try :-) And I look forward to seeing your shopping plan as well!

  3. Natasha top is super lovely on you. I am considering it at FP , but just scored a scoopneck in wildcat, so have to wait on Natasha.
    Wishing you luck on a career choice. I am in dentistry and was considering a surgery as my specialty at some point and decided against it. I am glad I did; as a woman I want to have time to enjoy my family. In surgery, I would have been married to my job. Nothing wrong with that , but you truly have to decide that that's your priority. It's an easier choice to make for a guy who delegates family duties to the wife; with us girls we will never be able to divorce ourselves from the family. Most oral surgeons women I know are single, ha ha...I chose endodontics and do enjoy a surgical component, but is so less straining. Just my two cents. i am sure you'll love whatever you chose.

  4. Love the Natasha top as well and I DEFINITELY need to make a shopping plan for this year! Good luck with the Ob/Gyn vs Surgery decision. I remember that and actually was deciding between the same two things... I ended up applying and interviewing for Ob/Gyn then pulled out at the last moment because it wasn't quite for me (some surgery, some medicine, not nearly enough of either to be great). I ended up reapplying that same match after I figured out what I really wanted to do and am now finishing my Cardiology fellowship and couldn't be happier. Best of luck!

  5. Salestena - thanks for your perspective, I didn't know you were a dentist I don't think. It's definitely in my mind, but I also know that the lifestyle can be tough for either route depending on how you decide to practice. If I do surgery I'm considering options with a little more lenient work hours such as colorectal and breast. We will see how it goes!

    The trans - Thanks! That's interesting to hear tht you were interested in the same two and then ended up choosing cardiology. What made you choose that? And are you planning to do something a little more procedural with it like interventional cardiology?

  6. Hi Jen! Happy New Year! So nice to see your OOTDs again! Love the Natasha top on you and love it paired with Bright Dahlia. I just got the Natasha top, too, and love it! Your med school journey sounds so exciting! Trust your gut when it comes time to decide which specialty. Best of luck and keep us posted on how you like OB/GYN!