week recap

Hi Friends, I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. My weekly recaps are way off after boards and vacation but I promise to get y’all caught up. Here is a recap from the week of September 19th which starts in Dallas, TX  where I took the Oral Clinical Exam for Pediatric Dentistry. Keep reading to see a glimpse into this week.

Monday Sept. 19 – Oral Boards for Pediatric Dentistry

This was probably the most stressful day in my entire career. I feel so thankful to have passed the written boards and to be eligible to sit for the oral clinical exam. However, having never taken an oral exam, I really had no clue what to expect. This exam was so much more intense and stressful than I could have ever imagined. I can only keep my fingers crossed and pray that I passed.

I did purchase a new outfit for the exam because I wanted to make sure I wore something that made me feel comfortable and confident and it was one less thing to have to worry about.

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outfit details: dress // blazer // shoes // necklace

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

-Oscar Wilde

Tues. Sept 20

Tuesday I traveled back to Nashville from Dallas and took the afternoon to unpack and get groceries. I was so exhausted from boards and traveling and all the stress leading up to the exam I literally think I went to bed at 7pm!!!

Wed. Sept 21 – Back to work! Thank God for a short week.

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Thurs. Sept 22 – When Thursday is your Friday…. (and you are about to head to the beach)

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outfit details: sweater (Gap – old ) // pants // shoes (Sam Edelman – no longer available) // bracelets // watch (Gucci – no longer available)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and the crisp Fall weather! I can’t wait to share with y’all all of my Fall favorites (coming up soon!). xoxo -brittany

healthy fast food lunch

I hope you all are having a great week! I wanted to share with you all the delicious and healthy fast food lunch I’ve been treating myself to at Chik fil A. This lunch has calories comparable to a Lean Cuisine and feels like such an indulgent treat! I am obsessed with Chik fil A but normally stick to the fried foods when I go there on the weekend. For me and my energy level/easily agitated stomach, I simply can’t eat fried things for lunch.

Here is what I order:

Grilled nuggets (8 count)–140 cals

Superfood side (large)–170 cals//100 cals without the nuts mixed

 I also will dip them in the Zesty Buffalo sauce–it’s 50 cals for the entire pack but I never can eat an entire dipping pack.

The whole meal has 290 cals if you forgo the nuts on the superfood side and 360 cals if you mix in the nuts.

I also feel full all afternoon after having this for lunch–the protein + veggies really stick with you!

I hope you all have had a great week–the weekend is in sight!


weekend wear

Happy Monday!  I hope you guys had a great weekend!  Our weekend went by in a flash–I only “dressed up” once–aka wore something other than work out clothes. So here is your only outfit pic for the weekend–I will try to do better next weekend! :)



Outfit Details: Shirt: JCrew (no longer available but I love this) // Denim: Gap // Bag: Kate Spade


Details: Bracelets: David Yurman and Michael Michaud // Bag: Kate Spade // Keychain on Bag: Kate Spade

I am a huge fan of Michael Michaud jewelry which I recently discovered at a local shop in DT Lawrence.  The jewelry is so simple and elegant.  The pieces are all inspired by nature and the color and detail on each piece is so unique.  I recently acquired a pair of Basil Earrings and this False Indigo leaf Bracelet.  I have my eye on several other pieces and will hopefully snatch some more up with some bday money!

We spent the weekend lazing around the house and solidifying our plans for our new master closet at California Closets–I promise to do a post on California Closets and the design process in an upcoming post!  It was a pretty great experience putting the design together and I am hoping my hubby will allow it to proceed forward–they are a bit pricey but I think it will be worth it!

I hope you all have a great week!


birthday wish list

Hello my friends!

As the end of September is starting to roll around, I am beginning to get excited for all thing Fall–Including my birthday on October 6!

Here is a little sneak peak at what is on my wish list for my bday this year!

JCrew Corduroy Blazer in Dutch Sky
corduroy-blazer-dutch-skyThis corduroy blazer instantly caught my eye when it popped up in the JC new arrivals.  If it appears for my bday, I fully plan on wearing it to KU sporting events as well as all my weekend activities–ie movie going and eating out.

iPhone 7
appleI think the camera on this phone is the main reason I want to upgrade my current iPhone 6.  You can definitely find a ton of reviews of this online, so I won’t bore you with a summary.  I am excited about a more versatile phone camera and also love the rose gold color.

Vineyard Vines Vest
vv-vestThis Vineyard Vines vest is so gorgeous.  The gold hardware and shoulder detail really make this a bit more unique than the JCrew excursion vest (that I also love).  I own way too many vests, but one more doesn’t seem like it will hurt. 😉

Vineyard Vines Shep
vv-shepShep shirt + work out shorts=my weekend outfit.  I love the pop of pink in the shoulders, zipper, and sleeves.  The thicker material should be nice this fall too.  I love layering my shep shirts in the winter months for a warm and cozy weekend outfit.

Vineyard Vines Gingham Shirt Dress

I don’t know if gingham is totally acceptable as a fall print, but I am going to attempt to pull it off.  This shirt dress instantly caught my eye and seems like the perfect addition to my endlessly expanding shirt dress wardrobe.

Madewell Billie Boots

I lived in my black booties last year (fall, winter, and spring).  I think this boot will be the perfect addition to my wardrobe–they will look great with pants, dresses, and skirts, and should also transition nicely into each season.

Kate Spade Leopard Loafers

I think loafers should be on everyone’s list this fall–this particular pair checks a couple of boxes–cute loafer and leopard print.  Leopard print shoes are so versatile–they can be worn with a multitude of patterns and colors.  Even though they are a bold print, they really are a neutral wardrobe piece.

Kate Spade Color blocked Purse

I am obsessed with KS crossbody bags and I really think this one is perfect for fall–I love having a pop of color in my wardrobe from my Kate Spade bags and this one really is perfect for just that.

Tieks–in Navy

I have a pair of red Tieks and wore them to almost every single KU bball game last season–I think a navy pair is in order this year.

Dior Sunnies
sunglassesThese Dior sunnies have been on my list for about a year now.  I still love them and still want them.  Who wants to be the one to splurge and get them for me??  I’ll keep reminding my hubby of my need for more sunglasses–I’m not sure if he will buy that I need another pair as I am a bit of a sunglasses hoarder, but it doesn’t hurt to ask, right?

As I write this post, I feel my list getting longer and longer.  It’s so fun to jot down some of your wishlist items–a girl can dream, right?  Every year my bday wish is always for good health for my friends and family–there really is no greater blessing in life!

I hope you all are having a great week!