Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall layering & Alice in Wonderland Coat


Happy Thursday! 

Today was a pretty gloomy day in Rochester, but the lighting was perfect for a fun photoshoot at the Plummer house and surrounding areas. I fell in love with this coat that I got from Shopruche.com last year. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland for some reason. Maybe it's because of the ginormous buttons and the cute bow. It has a nice, light wool fabric that's perfect for fall layering. 





The Plummer house

Ready for an interesting and brief history lesson? Pictured behind me is the Plummer mansion. Dr. Henry Plummer was a well known internist and endocrinologist who also founded Mayo Clinic alongside the Mayo brothers. Not only was he a great physician, Dr. Plummer was a successful inventor. He was the first to develop a cable-carrier system, directed the diagnostic and research laboratories. He was the first to understand and operate the X-ray machine, and was known as a pioneer in the development of Xray diagnosis and therapy. Furthermore, he was also the one to put forth the idea of medical records, and facilitate the organization of documentation! There is so much history of medicine in Rochester. I feel so privileged to be part of this incredible organization and contribute to it (even though I'm really not doing much).

The home is apparently beautifully furnished on the inside, but I haven't had a chance to see it yet. Perhaps another time! The mansion is mostly used now as a rental facility for parties/events/weddings.

Lesson in Medicine

Plummer-Vinson syndrome was named after Dr. Plummer: a constellation of symptoms consisting of dysphagia due to esophageal webs, iron deficiency anemia and atrophic glossitis/stomatitis. Cause: Mostly unknown, but may have genetic and nutritional components. Occurs mostly in post-menopausal women. 
There you go. Internal medicine residents- This may show up on your boards. You'll thank me later








I am again using my favorite layering piece: The lace peplum shirt. I think I've worn it every single day this week. It adds the perfect bit of femininity to any outfit, and it's not too bulky. It looks really beautiful with a suit too. I think I'll be using it for many future posts to come. I hope it's not against fashion blogging rules? I'm pretty new at this, so I may break a few rules here and there :)

This sweater I almost forgot about, but I had gotten it at Plato's closet (one of my favorite stores) for $2.50. They buy and sell gently used clothing. You probably won't get much for your clothes if you sell it to them. I think between 50 cents and a few bucks, but occasionally they'll have these amazing extra 50% sales off reduced items, where literally I'll walk out of the store with 10 pieces of clothing for under 20 bucks. It's amazing. Too bad there aren't any in Rochester.



|| Outfit ||

Sweater: Thrifted from Plato's closet for $2.50!
Lace layer: Peplum top from shopruche.com (As seen here)
Pleated skirt: Halogen
Jacket: ruche (last year)
Shoes: Thrifted from Plato's closet for $5!

Daily dose of Grace

Praise God, still no seizures!! WOO HOOO!! Her bump is gone after her last surgery!! We did have to take her to the emergency room last week. She scratched one of her sutures off and started oozing CSF (Brain fluid) from that wound site. They stitched her back up and she's good to go again. She has re-learned how to cry and is starting to whine a lot more about things- which I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing. This is her last week of weaning off Sabril and we haven't seen any spasms. Another thing to be thankful for!! Thank you for your continued prayers for her recovery!

51 comments:

  1. love the coat! you look beautiful, and i love the photo of your daughter. I'm so glad she is ok. God truly is so good. xO!
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  2. Your header is adorable and tells so much about the concept of your blog. I read your page from top to bottom to know more about you. I admire your courage as a mom so with your husband. I hope and pray that your daughter will be on her best each day and your family can surpass all the trials in life. Kisses to your daughter.:)

    <3,
    Angie
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  3. That coat is so stunning!! Your little Grace is just melting my heart. She's adorable. I'm not sure what she's been through, I'll have to check your previous posts, but I hope for only the best for your little family in the future:) Thinking of you.
    xo, amy
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  4. Beautiful photographs! Loving your outfit.
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    xx.

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  5. This is such a lovely outfit!! That coat is perfect! I'm having a Fall bootie giveaway I think you'll love, pass by and check it out if you like!

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  6. you are soo beautiful! i love your coat!

    xo,
    Sandy
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  7. Beautiful weather, beautiful coat jacket that blends into every thing around you! I love that soft smudge Fall color on you, it brings out the soft side of you. Everything is beautiful today. Day by day, we can give our thanks to Him for our daily bread! We shall keep praying for Sunny's recovery! It is so good to see her cute beautiful smile again!

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  8. The coat is really awesome! And I'm happy that she is recovering!:) She's so cute! Thanks for stopping by my site and keep in touch!:)

    xx pauline
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  9. Oh my gosh I just have to say that you look absolutely beautiful in that coat!

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  10. Awww that's so great to hear about the good news about Grace! :) :)

    You look lovely in your outfit my dear. I love your coat, perfect for the Fall weather!!

    xo - Sheila
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  11. oh my goodness, this jacket is beyond amazing. You look so lovely. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I recapped my event with Giuliana Rancic. I'd love if you'd check it out. xo

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  12. Love the big buttons on the coat and the sweater! And fabulous setting for a fall photo shoot!

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  13. I love the jacket! And the lace peplum top looks lovely!

    Hope Grace is well! :)

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  14. You look so absolutely beautiful! I love your white coat and the cardigan you have on with the skirt! :) Happy Friday!

    xoxo,
    Rachel

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  15. You look lovely!
    And that coat is so beautiful!

    X
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  16. You look GORGEOUS! I seriously want every single thing you're wearing. That jacket is so cute with the bow. And I am SO happy to hear good news about Grace! She is looking so cute, that smile is just perfect. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
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  17. Annyeonghaseyo

    Very pretty and classy, love the look :)
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    love you dear :)

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  18. Love these photos with all the leaves in the background and love your layering! That jacket is so perfect for the fall. I love the refreshing cream color because it seem like everything is black or dark hues nowdays.

    KT
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  19. You are looking so beautiful C! I go to school with your honey and he always praises you, now I see why! He is very lucky :) A, don't be mad lol.
    Grace is so adorable! My heart is so happy that she is all better! No child should ever be sick imho.

    Looking forward to meeting you :)

    Maria

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  20. I more then love this,honey!:) So inspiring!;-)
    xx
    B.
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  21. Very cute style! Love your blog! Glad I found it!

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    With love,

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  22. The Plummer House is so lovely and I really loved the short history lesson as well! :) AND your coat is GORGEOUS! I'm all kinds of obsessed with things that have over-the-top added bonuses, like that bow, so that's spectacular. Lastly, your daughter is so precious! I hope everything is going well with her- those cheeks are just too cute! And thanks so much for stopping by my blog--I really hope that we can keep in touch!!
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  23. you are so beautiful, i love your sweet and friendly smile
    and your daughter is soooo cute!

    want to follow each other? i will defiently follow back

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  24. You are beyond beautiful, and that little princess is sweeter that sugar! You look so much alike, you're both irresistible! :3
    I'm following you now. :D If you want, you can find me on: http://the-wandering-heart.blogspot.com
    Lots of love! :*

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  25. OMG Soooo beautiful!
    Really love your blog!

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  26. Annyeonghaseyo

    Very pretty and classy, love the look :)
    I follow you now!
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    love you dear :)

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  27. thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! i really love your blog and style, maybe we can follow each other? (:

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  29. NICE OUTFIT!!
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  30. I just found your blog and I absolutely love your style. I'm your newest follower!! Much love to you and look forward to more posts.

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  31. Hello, thank you so much for you lovely & kind comment, you are a sweetheart! And this look is stunning... that coat, wow, so pretty!! And wonderful to hear your daughter is healing well, wishing you and your family all the best! xo

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  32. Love your sweater. It's so adorable!

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  33. love your coat and what a cutie on the last picture!!

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  34. That's fantastic news about Grace! Pretty soon those seizures will be a distant memory. You're looking so pretty yourself, you definitely don't look the part of a stressed out mum.

    xx Jenee C.
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  35. Aw I love that coat! Beautiful and chic look, the setting is stunnig as well.

    Alexandra xo

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  36. love the huge buttons! it certainly does lend an alice-in-wonderland vibe!
    sending well wishes for your daughter's recovery.

    [oomph.]

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  37. lovely outfit and beautiful coat!
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  38. Wow! Beautiful beautiful coat! I am loving the layers - especially the lace. Gorgeous!
    <3
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  39. i love love the buttons on your coat!! so chic!

    grace is so adorable! wishing her a speedy recovery!

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  41. so cuuuteee :)

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  42. This outfit is absolutely adorable - I LOVE the coat! And your daily dose of Grace killed me. What a sweetie! That's so fun that you've been to Hell! Hahah, nobody chased us around but there was a guy singing karaoke outside on his computer and a man walking around in a gorilla costume. What a crazy town! :)

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  43. This cardigan is beautiful and your little girl is so cute. It sounds like she has made a lot of speech progress, but everything else sounds so stressful. I hope she keeps progressing and you can have less mama stress!

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  44. Love the cardigan, especially since you mentioned that it's a find from Plato's Closet, I can usually get a ton of stuff there! I see that Grace is doing well, and I can't wait to read more of her health updates!

    xoxo,
    Genie

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  45. I absolutely love this coat! The bow is so cute! The outfit underneath, adorable too! Love how the navy skirt bring out the plaid in the sweater!

    Glad to hear your little Grace has been seizure free since the last surgery!!! Finally following on gfc...sorry it took me so long!
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  46. You look gorgeous! So elegant and chic. Your coat is so pretty.
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  47. Nice post dear :)

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  48. the white coat is so clean and dreamy just like alice in wonderland. you make us all want to live in minnesota with these breathtaking pictures of nature and architecture

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  49. Oh my goodness. The coat - the shoes! So perfect!! I really love this outfit.

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  50. really nice outfit;}X


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