BOOKS FOR PRE-MEDS


I'm currently on spring break of my post-bacc year! Unfortately, I don't have any awesome vacation/party plans like I did last year. During this post-bacc year, I have a new perspective of college, I appreciate and apply a lot more effort than I did in my undergrad years; not to say that I didn't apply effort during the last four years of college, I just feel I have a more mature outlook when it comes to my studies and with that said, my spring break has been spent catching up on physics 2, microbiology (I have two lab tests when I return to school) and medical terminology.
Since we all know the saying about all work and no play, when I need a mental break, I either watch an episode I DVR'd or read. Recently I've been reading How Doctors Think and I've been loving it. It really changed my perspective not only as a future healthcare professional, but as a patient. It's a must read!

My advisor told me that every pre-med should constantly be reading books about what it's like to be doctor. Books about the everyday duties and emotional consequences of the profession. Books that you've recently read or that inspired you are also great talking points in an interview and you would hate to be caught off guard if asked "what book(s) have you read lately?" With help from him and some that I found on my own, I comprised a list of books that I think that all pre-medical and medical students, or just people interested in the medical profession should take a look at!

Also let me know if you have some suggestions of books I don't mention! I'm an avid reader and I love a good book in my free time! (*I starred my favorites)

1. Complications:A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande

*2. Match Day: One Day and One Dramatic Year in the Lives of Three New Doctors by Brian Eule 

*3. How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

4. What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine by Danielle Ofri

5. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

6. Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated...Life Behind the O.R. Doors by Paul A. Ruggieri

7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

*8. This Won't Hurt a Bit: (And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood by Michelle Au

*9. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

10. Final Exam by Pauline W. Chen

11. Becoming a Doctor  by Lee Gutkind

*12. When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

13. On Doctoring  by Richard Reynolds and Dr. John Stone

CHRISTMAS TARTAN

Happy December 26th! The day after Christmas is always a little sad because all month long, we've been counting down until the big Day, it comes and goes so quickly, but I'm not ready to stop talking about it just yet...

I looove plaid, so naturally I love Tartan! So this year's theme for my Christmas decor was Tartan everything!

Did you know that all Tartan patterns are plaids, but not all plaids are Tartan? I'm crazy enough that I spent 20 minutes googling the difference!

Tartan is one of the most classic patterns during the Holiday season! It looks great in scarves, dresses,shoes, and Christmas decor! In  Christmas post a few years back, I wore a red Tartan Dress from Kohl's and this year I'll be sticking to tradition!

Skirt- Nasty Gal

Matching PJs- Macy's 

Parchment Paper- T.J. Maxx

Plaid Ornament- Old Keepsake 

Plaid Button Down- Old Navy

Plaid Plate- Hobby Lobby
Believe Plaid- Dollar Tree
Gold Charger- Dollar Tree



But remember, everything in moderation... you don't want to end up like Charlotte's apartment after her mother-in-law Bunny got a hold of it!

Image result for charlotte sex and the city bunny


I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas filled with Happiness Joy and Gloss!

THE FABRIC FALL :CORDUROY

Fall 2018's IT fabric has got be the corduroy! A popular fabric for the 70s, has become a modern trend in a big way this season. I love this fabric for the cooler seasons like fall because it's so thick and durable, it just makes me feel cozy and most of the time the fabric is dyed in fall hues like browns, mustard yellows, greens and rusty reds. Lately, whenever I go shopping, and I spot something in a corduroy print, I instantly fall in love with it and I've already stocked up on a few pieces so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Corduroy keeps trending for a while! In today's post, I'm sharing a few of my favorite cord pieces and how I style them!


Outwear: Dark Orange Corduroy Jacket- Target $29.99

I love the color of this jacket so much! It was the perfect burnt orange for Fall and when I noticed that it matched the gorgeous changing leaves in my neighborhood, I had to snap a picture! Corduroy jackets are the perfect outwear for fall because the jackets themselves are light, but the heavy fabric of the corduroy keep you warm. Plus, they're perfect layering.


Jacket- Target
Boots- Charlotte Russe
Beanie- Windsor Store 




Dark Green Corduroy Dress- Charlotte Russe (Sold Out)

I bought this olive corduroy dress at the end of summer, when I was starting to get a hint that corduroy was going to be a hit for fall, but unfortunately it's now sold out, but Forever 21 has a great selection of similar styles and corduroy dresses that finding a cute one definitely won't be a problem!


Dress- Charlotte Russe
Mock Neck Top- Forever 21
Boots- Charlotte Russe




Brown Corduroy Flare Pants: (old)

I've literally had these flare corduroy pants since I was in high school and I've been patiently waiting for their comeback. To be honest, I am a clothes hoader, and I do this with many of my favorite pieces, I always justify keeping items by saying "well, you never know when they'll come back in style" and because fashion is a revolving door... and I've seen corduroy pants in every color and cut this fall, so I'm glad I kept mine!

Top- Lulus $35

Top- Lulus $35
Pants- Old
Beret- old but similar (Target $10)
Nails-  OPI " Como Se Llama"




"PAPER BAG"/ TIE-WAIST SHORTS

I've been wearing tie-waist shorts and pants for years. WHY?! Because they look amazing on just about everyone. The tie-waist belt cinches in your waist, and you'll look chic in wide-leg pants or have legs for days in shorts. I'm so excited the "paper bag" style has been a trend this summer! Most styles have been made in light materials like linen so they're perfect so staying cool and breezing throughout the year's hottest months.

In this post, I'm styling a linen pair! I kept these outfits neutral, but I've seen this shorts and pants in so many fabrics and prints, I've especially loved the striped prints.

Outfit #1



Shorts- Charlotte Russe 
T-shirt - TJ maxx
Necklace- Forever 21



 Outfit #2




Hat- Forever 21 (sold out)
Shoes- Target (sold out)






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