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!