Off Duty

Jacket: Zara (old–seen here and here) | Alpaca stole: gift from friend | Shirt: target | Necklace: Forever 21 (old) | Jeans: Hudson | Watch: Michael Kors Lexington Trilogy | Rose Gold Bracelets: Windsor & Topshop | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (seen here)

I titled this post “Off Duty” because it really seems appropriate – I had a rare day off – night shifts in the ER are brutal and it was nice to be out in the world during the day, wearing normal clothes. The air is getting crisper (or as I like to say, crispier) and with it comes my favorite aspect of fall: layering! It’s so much fun to add item upon item…in fact, it’s the secret to how I get dressed most mornings–just grab and go.

I’m absolutely dying over my new Michael Kors three-tone watch (featured here)…it has silver (my fave) with bits of rose gold and yellow gold tones running through it. Perfect for someone like me who doesn’t fret about mixing metals…never have to change my watch to match my jewelry again, yay!

Be sure to scroll through the images for a blooper and possibly an animated image….




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What do you love best about fall?

  • Samantha Alice

    I love this! The combo of fur and relaxed worn khaki is edgy and cool! x

  • Shannon Heart’s

    Love this look! And I love the train going by. Very cool.

  • Jenmarie

    Your make-up and hair look amazing! Layering is so much fun, I’m looking forward to the coming months :)

  • Carol Li

    It’s lovely to see you in a casual :-)

  • followmarlaslife

    Omg, the train. I couldn’t stop laughing. You look so cute in this. Anyone that works in the ER rocks!

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Thanks Marla! Well, I’m not saying I love the ER…it’s just a rotation in my intern year that I’m trying to get through. Definitely not for me. Anesthesiology is the name of my game! :)

  • PennyPincherFashion

    Love these light layers and the faux fur! Cracking up at the train going by and your little caption :)

  • Leighleigh Uzumaki

    I love the necklace and your bed head. You look very effortless, and that’s my favorite fashion feeling.
    Also love that lipstick!

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  • Grit & Glamour™

    Ha…you’re adorable! Love the watch too. And the bright lippie. I know these days have been really long for you, so I hope they are at least interesting as you get settled into your career!


    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly

      Thanks V. The days have been long and hard and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hate the emergency room…so much trauma (and you probably know how I feel about that) I’m literally just getting through it and keeping my head down and hoping this month passes by fast. Blerg.

  • hschilpp

    That watch is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      I’m seriously never taking it off…ever.

  • cait & val

    LOL this post is amazing!!!!! the picture of you & then the video!!! LOVE.

    plus you look amazing. the red lips & the layered fur stole . . . . obsessing!!

    xo. c & v

    cake & valley

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly

      You are too kind! Thanks so much :) It really was a lazy keep-layering-things-on kind of day.

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  • Amy Welch

    I think youre doing an amazing job with the balancing lady!

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      I’m tryin’!! Thank you so much!

  • Rachelle

    it’s funny how red lips and some fur bring instant glam to any outfit. I always enjoy your post no need to apologize life gets hectic sometimes. Also I’m loving this length on your hair. And I’m pinning you to my fashion bloggers board check it out:

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly

      Thanks for the pin, Rachelle! Truly appreciate it :)

  • The Avg Girl Guide

    hahaha love the train passing! So funny. This outfit is great. Adoring the vest and glam lip.

  • Raven Locks

    LOL! Those last two pictures are so funny :) Anyway, I REALLY like this look. It’s fabulous but totally looks comfortable. And I love the red lipstick with the yellow top. It really stands out…in a GOOD way of course!

    xoxo Azu

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly

      Thanks Azu, really appreciate it! The red lipstick was a last minute out the door decision…it’s Revlon’s “Fire & Ice”, a staple lip shade they’ve had around since 1952.

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  • Horses & Heels

    I heart your messy hair look, it looks so good on you. Whenever I try to do messy hair it just looks like, well messy hair.

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly

      Aw, you are too sweet :) This is literal bed-head…rolled out of bed, air-dried. I feel like it’s more passable with my too-lazy-to-highlight-it-anymore-so-I’m-calling-it-ombré hair.

  • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

    You have no idea – most days I’m super casual! And even more than that, I’m usually in scrubs! Ha!

  • Mandy Burns

    Ha ha I love your pictures really made me smile with the humour at the end, Love your post as always. Luch Love, M x

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Thank you so much :)

  • Kimberly Gouker

    Love the blooper pic, we all have one! But I really love the new watch!! I thought I wanted the all rose gold one but I like idea of the mixed metal one so I can mix and match with my other accessories. I started following you recently and really enjoy your posts! Thanks for keeping us informed!

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Thank you for following and for your lovely comment! I am seriously loving this watch – if you’re going to take the plunge this is the color I would recommend. You’ll never take it off (I don’t).

  • fyun

    Haha the “omg there’s a train coming” GIF just cracked me up! Glad you got to come outside of the building and smell some fresh air :)

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      I almost forgot what unprocessed air smells like!

  • Emily Lunstroth

    haha yes love this outfit, and the blooper!

  • Catherine Papasakelariou

    Great post! Residency is brutal and I admire you for keeping up with posts. How many months of ERIC do you have?

    • Pretty Shiny Sparkly™

      Thankfully only one month!

  • Catherine Papasakelariou

    Oops, I meant ER. Autocorrect strikes again

  • Rachel

    Love the collar :) So cute!

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  • scunningham

    Love your posts, bloopers and all. I can only imagine what it’s like to balance life with residency. Here’s to hoping it gets more manageable. xo

  • Corinne

    Love this ‘off duty’ look – haha you still manage to look pretty fabulous! Hope those night shifts aren’t wearing you out too much, don’t know how you do it :)

    Life etc

  • Ani

    The blooper pics they are so much fun. Love your casual outfit yet the fur gives it a more chic touch with the red lips, stands out so nicely with the yellow shirt.
    you have a new follwer from german via Bloglovi. I hope your residency passes by very quickly :-)


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  • Nicole

    I love that necklace!! I love it! From Nicole @

  • Abby

    Thanks for this post! I’m been trying to figure out what to wear with my watch for so long! I went a little overboard buying new bracelets to try. Love this one from F21.

  • maryj joy

    see the second picture is very attractive

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  • mandy

    really love this outfit!

    personal style blog!

  • Jana Rose Carrero

    love your hair and the lipstick in this post. 

  • Tomeka Davis

    Now, this is me.  I would totally rock this look.