Sunday, July 24, 2016

WEAR | Caribbean Medical Student Wardrobe Staples

  • A good pair of leggings and yoga pants. My personal favorite are by Zella, sold at Nordstrom. They're super comfortable to wear, wash and dry well, and doesn't make you feel too frumpy! The workout-wear material also dries faster than the traditional cotton legging, making it a perfect choice for tropical weather (and the unexpected rain!). 
  • Tank tops. Back to the basics guys. Throw one on with a pair of yoga pants, and voila! An outfit for lecture. My favorites are from Target!
  • Sports bra
  • Workout tops. Sweaty Betty tank pictured above.
  • A comfortable, light weight sweatshirt. I always have one of these either on, or with me for classes and studying. Study halls can get chilly with the AC (definitely not complaining though, I'd much rather it be cold than warm!). I can't get enough of the basic Wildfox ones.
  • Rain jacket because it pours unexpectedly.
  • Shorts because it's permanently summer down here. The ones pictured above are from One Teaspoon.
  • Sweatpants. Enough said.
  • Bathing suit; do go to the beach from time to time!
  • Flipflops. The Old Navy ones are my go-to. They're comfortable and inexpensive, which is important since I tend to go through them quickly on the island.
  • Birkenstocks because it's nice to wear something more substantial than just a flip flop sometimes. Available at Nordstrom
  • Slippers to be comfortable in my dorm. 
  • Athletic shoes to wear to the gym. I love my Nike Theas
  • Large, water resistant tote. Absolutely necessary, especially the water resistant part. Don't want your notes and electronics ruined because of the rain. Longchamp is fantastic, but I'm currently using the "Ryan" diaper bag from LeSportSac. Don't judge until you try it! There's so many compartments for everything, and two sections for bottles; one for my water, the other for an umbrella. Love love love this bag. 
  • Sunglasses to hide behind because we're all going to wake up with bags under our eyes from long nights of studying. And nobody wants premature wrinkles!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Princess Cruises: Norway

I've always been a big fan of cruises. It's a fabulous way to see a bunch of different places all at once, with very little planning required. Therefore, I figured what better way to celebrate the fiancé's birthday as well as completing final exams than to get back on the boat. I can't even begin to explain how much I miss colder temperatures, especially since I'm totally not a hot weather girl, and I go to school in the tropics. After browsing a couple of options, we booked the trip to Norway, and it was one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.

Our itinerary began in Southampton, England, and included 4 Norwegian ports:
  • Stavanger
  • Skjolden
  • Olden
  • Bergen
Old Stavanger


Olden, Picture taken from the bus!

At one of our hikes

A selfie, of course

Glacier hike

Stave Church

Unfortunately we didn't get to visit Oslo and the other side of the country, but that just makes for a great excuse to go back. Where are you all up to this summer?