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Stylist, Model, and Videographer:

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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How To Make Scrubs Stylish

For those of you who don't know, I'm a third year dental student at the University of Pennsylvania. As third and fourth years, Penn Dental students spend most of their days in clinic and rotations, wearing the assigned scrub color of their class. For me that means, royal blue all day every day for the next two years. As a lover of fashion, the idea of wearing the same uniform every day scared me at first. But I've come up with a few ways to make sure you don't loose sight of your inner fashionista just because you've got to wear scrubs everyday. 

 

1. Invest In The Right Scrubs

Well fitting scrubs made with quality material can make all the difference! I've been through a few scrub brands already and Medelita is by far the most luxurious feeling! In today's post, I'm sporting their Horizon Scrub Top, which features a flattering neckline, a countered waist, and four pockets. And as you can see, Medelita can customize your top with your name and a logo! I've paired the top with their Delta Scrub Pants. These bottoms have all the pockets you'd ever need -- two in the front with zippers, and another four angled pockets on the sides (perfect for your cell phone)!

 

2. Fun Pins

In my opinion, the single most creative way to spice up your everyday scrub look is by wearing some fun pins! And lucky for us, Yummy Cactus has an amazing selection of quality pins. I would know, I've got six of them! These exciting accessories can be fastened to your scrub pockets or to your ID lanyard. I've got my pins from various collections including their Botanical, Cartoon, and the Anatomy pins collection. They make for a good talking piece with patients and they allow you to express yourself!

 

3. Sleek Watch

I'm a huge advocate for the Apple Watch, which I find especially helpful while in clinic. Investing in a few different bands to transform your watch into a sleek accessory is another good way to keep up with your inner fashionista. Casetify has a crazy amount of bands with different prints, colors, and styles to choose from. I'm confident that you'll find something that's right up your alley. I'm sporting the Simple White Saffiano Leather Band so that it can match my all-white kicks, which I talk more about below! Unfortunately, it seems to be out of stock at the moment, but this band is basically identical except it's even better because it features a positive message! I'll be sharing more of my Casetify watch bands in Instagram so stay tuned. If you're interested in purchasing your own use code BTFL15 for 15% off (valid through September 16th)!

 

4. Cool Kicks

If you're a scrub-wearer you probably already own your fair share of sneakers. I personally have about 10 pairs. This might seem excessive but in my opinion it's justified because not too much else can be switched up in my everyday clinic look, therefore I feel that my sneakers add some aspect of variety. One of my favorites is this chunky trainer by EGO Shoes. I love how the crisp white contrasts with the scrubs and how the thick sole gives me some added height. I've really been a fain of chunky sneakers lately and EGO definitely has a great selection! Switching up my sneakers everyday defintely gives me a little more control over my ability to style and bring my own personality to the scrub wardrobe.

 

I hope this post helps you in your journey to finding your own unique scrub look. Drop a comment below if you have anything to add!

  Outfit Details: 

Scrub Top // Scrub Bottoms // Pins // Sneaker // Watch Band

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer, and Writer:

Yours,

Priscilla

The Benefit of Supporting Small Businesses

In a few short days I'll be on my way to sunny California (Los Angelos and San Diego to be exact). So in the spirit of vacation, I've styled this very beach/resort-appropriate outfit with some help from my friends at Emmer & Oat, Mighty Oak, and TISH Jewelry, all of which are quaint online shops. I'm not going to deny that I'm a sucker for shopping at those large cooperate stores from time to time. But there's something special about supporting small business like these, because you can find unique pieces that are made with love and care! 

Let's start with this Front Tie Sun Dress, by Emmer & Oat shall we? First of all, doesn't it look like the perfect little number to wear out to dinner while on vacay? Well that's exactly what I'll be using it for soon enough! It's comfortable, it's chic, and the fabric is exquisite. I'm serious! One of the best reasons for shopping at a quaint online boutique like Emmer & Oat, is that you can find quality-made, unique apparel. This goes for all of Emmer & Oat's products -- I actually featured two of their tops in my previous post, each of which are just as lovely as this dress!

Next, we have this adorable Transparent Tote, by Mighty Oak. I have used this little guy way too many times already -- I'm obsessed! Transparent and wooden handbags are both big trends right now and my friend Teresa, the boss lady behind Mighty Oak, executed this brilliant design which incorporates both. Aside from the lovely wooden handles, this bag also comes with a zippered faux leather pouch inside to hold your belongings without they having to be on display for the whole world. This is truly a must-have item.

And last but certainly not least, I'd like to draw your attention to the dainty Rose Quartz Bracelet that I'm wearing. This is another piece, that I keep using over and over again. First, I'm a sucker for anything light pink, so there's that. But also, the bracelet's minimalist design really lends itself to being worn with just about anything. Lateisha, from TISH Jewelry, is a talented artist who hand-creates beautiful jewelry, this bracelet just being one example. I also own the Pink Silk Tassel Earrings, and this Rose Quartz Shield Necklace, both of which I've featured in some of my latest blog posts. And surprise, surprise, both pieces are also pink! I highly suggest checking out the rest of her collection as I'm sure you'll find something that catches your eye.

And that's all I have for you today folks. Be sure to follow along on Instagram as that's where I'll be posting about my journey through California!

 

Outfit Details:

Dress // Purse // Sandals // Bracelet // Sunglasses

 

Photographer #1:

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer:

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

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Sporty vs. Baby - If The Spice Girls Styled a Denim Skirt In 2018

Having some fun over here at BTFL (whilst on a break from studying for NBDE Part 1 Boards Examination) channeling my inner Spice Girls in order to bring you today's post. With some help from my friends over at Emmer and Oat and EGO Shoes, I was able to take one old denim skirt and style it two very different ways -- 1) the sporty look, as Sporty Spice would have it and 2) the girlie look, as Baby Spice would style it. Truth be told, growing up I was the biggest Spice Girls fan out there. I had the Spice Girls Barbie Dolls, I collected Spice Girl lollipop rappers, and of course I watched the Spice World movie upwards of 20 times. My two favorites were always Sporty and Baby so it should come as no surprise that I've identified with them while styling today's ensembles. 

1) Sporty

One would think that styling a skirt (especially a denim one) in a "sporty" yet trendy manner would be somewhat impossible. Well now days, with all the sneaker trends going on, I found it quite simple using these chunky Kim sneakers from EGO, featured above. By the way these, on-trend kicks are only $28 right now! Obviously, Sporty Spice was almost always in athletic gear, but at the same time she liked to show off a little midriff using a cropped top or sports bra. I've mirrored a similar, albeit less sporty, look using this adorable Ruffle Crop Top, from Emmer and Oat. This scrunchy top trend is a huge throw back to the late 90's (A.K.A. the Spice Girl era) and I'm loving it! 

2) Baby

Short skirts, platform shoes, pastel hues. Baby Spice was by far the girliest of all the Spice Girls! And if she were to style a skirt today, I could definitely see her using this top and these chunky sandals. This Rose and White Ruffle Top, also from Emmer and Oat, is such a sweet little number with lots of girlie detailing like it's pink hue and ruffle straps! And can't you just see Baby wearing these Rebel Chunky Sandal, from EGO?! Platform/chunky shoes have been a very popular lately and I'm more than okay with it. Maybe it's because they help add some height to my short stature?

If you're on the lookout for some unique and quality-made apparel, I highly suggest you check out the rest of the Emmer and Oat collection. And as for footwear, EGO, which is one of my go-to places to shop for shoes, is offering 50% off select styles right now!

Outfit #1 Details:

Top // Purse // Sneakers // Skirt (similar) // Apple Watch Band // Bracelet // Necklace

 

Outfit #2 Details: 

Top // Sandals // Handbag // Skirt (similar) // Ring // Bracelet

 

Photographer #1:

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer:

Yours,

Priscilla

 

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The Only Things Worth Buying at Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale 2018!

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So the long awaited Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (from here on out referred to as NAS) is now live! Now, I'm going to be straight with you. I have not and probably will not be purchasing anything from the NAS for two reasons -- 1) I'm still a student so of course budget comes into play here and 2) I don't think NAS features that many great deals if I'm being completely honest. However, I will say that the prices are pretty good considering you'll be reciting upcoming Fall/Winter trends before the season even starts. So what I've done is rounded up all the items that I actually do think are pretty good buys based original price vs. discount price, how rarely the brand goes on sale, and lastly what I think will be on trend for the upcoming season. I've broken it down by category to make it a little easier. Hope it helps with your shopping experience!

 

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Yours,

Priscilla