Sweatshirt dress + spots

Sunday, April 21, 2013

So I've been a little neglectful of le blog lately; I missed Friday Quick Takes two weeks in a row (hopefully planning on rectifying that this week after my surgery exam! prayers please!), What I Wore Wednesday last week, and last Sunday I even missed WIWS for the first time in months! I also haven't responded to a lot of sweet blogger comments, and for that I'm sincerely sorry (but I have read and enjoyed every single one).

I blame all of this on surgery. I just finished my surgical specialty week, which was equally awe-inspiring and exhausting. I spent two days in cardiothoracic surgery and got to be in my first open heart, one day in plastic surgery where I assisted in some reconstructions for breast cancer patients, and the last part of the week in neurosurgery where I saw an awake craniotomy (but more on that in a later post).

I have also been studying nonstop (lots of gastrointestinal loveliness a.k.a. butts and guts) and I'm starting to go a little crazy (I don't know how I did this every weekend during my first and second year of medical school). I have to guiltily admit that I am way too excited to go to Mass tonight because of the break from studying (and of course I should be excited to go to Mass because it's Mass).

And on to the outfit. It all started with this pin and then I watched this sweatshirt dress forevah until it went on sale. The size left on sale was slightly too big for me, but I justified it because a) it is super comfy b) and I can still wear it to the hospital c) its looseness is disguised with a cardi and d) most importantly, I think it will be a great maternity dress when the time comes. You can never be too prepared right? Also, I am pretty sure that this cardigan is 40% off right now and it doesn't get much better than a pattern that is a blend of polka dots and animal print. I almost added my green belt to the mix, but sometimes simpler is better.

Scarf: old, from fashionABLE (created by women in Africa!)
Cardi: Loft (40% off!)
Dress: Madewell (when it was way on sale)
Tights: Target (for $2!)

Happy Sunday! Linking up of course with Fine Linen and Purple. Also joining JennyDoranda, Style Elixir, and The Pleated Poppy.


  1. I heart your outfit!
    Wanna dress like you.......
    Good luck on your sx exam. Praying here for you

  2. Oh my, I love this dress! I pretty much love anything gray, and you look so cute!
    Also, your week of surgery sounds enthralling. I can't even imagine.
    What is What I Wore Wednesday?!

  3. Love the tights!! Such a great pop of color! Tell me more about What I wore Wednesday?? I am finding with the littles running about that picture based blog posts actually are much easier... but I do miss writing at times.

  4. I love that cardigan. And sweatshirt dress? Where have these been all my life???

  5. Love that cardigan! I know what ya mean about being busy, I missed Friday quick takes two weeks in a row finishing a huge paper.

  6. Love the shoes! Is the official color 'gossamer grey'?

    1. Thank you! They are my favorites, they go with everything and are comfy! The color is actually 'steel', they look more tan online but are actually the greyish color that is in my pictures...

  7. Love the Madewell dress with that cardi - so cute! And I'm a butts & guts (GI)nurse...we say that too :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  8. Future doctor? Hmm, my sister is a doctor and she not even half as stylish as you LOL! (oops, she's going to kill me for this ;D ) great pairing!

    Arrived from the link :)

  9. Loving the polka dots and sweater dress. I sure don't miss all that studying. HOw much longer do you have?

    Check out my blog for a stella & dot giveaway and join me this Thursday April 25 for my link up.



  10. LOVE all these layers!! But a sweatshirt dress!?!? It looks like something I would live in everyday - so cute!

  11. Ooooo ... dress with pockets...

  12. Erika, love, love, love those shoes! Good luck with the studies :)

  13. Hi sweety!! I've just discovered your blog and i like it very much!!
    Beautiful pictures and it is indeed an amazing post!! :)
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  14. stopping by from the blog hop at:

    very VERY cute!! and it looks so comfy!!


  15. Cute tights, just the right color to go with your dark hair! I like the whole outfit.

    blue hue wonderland

  16. Oh my, you are AMAZING! So busy and learning to do crazy, cool stuff! P.S. Love the maroon tights, they look really fun:)

  17. What a great combo!! Love love scarves with a cardigan!

  18. I found your blog on The Collective and just started folowing on GFC. I always love neutrals with a pop of color. This outfit is great!

    Ashley @ http://downsizingashley.blogspot.com/

  19. Love the sweatshirt dress! I can see wearing it so many ways.


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