Friday, August 29, 2008

The Stylish Nurse

I'm sure this post is relevant to almost no one but me, but it's my blog, so I don't care!!

With that being said, as a recent graduate of nursing school, one of the things I am most excited about is ditching my school uniform of a white scrub top with maroon pants for something with a little more style. Keep in mind, the use of the word "style" is relative, since we are talking about scrubs here, not runway couture.

Pretty much all of the cool nurses wear Urbane scrubs. They come in lots of different solid colors and have contrasting trim on the scrub tops. As much as I am one to not follow the herd just for the sake of it, some of the color combos were just too cute for me to resist. My favorite is Arctic Ice with Chocolate trim. Plus, they are super comfy. The main downside to Urbane is that they have only one measly pocket on the scrub top. Where the heck am I going to keep my phone, PDA, alcohol preps, scissors, cash, pens, etc? Fashion comes with sacrifice. I have also noticed, however, that all the cool nurses don't carry a lot on their person anyway. Note to self: Must learn to be cool.

I bought 8 sets of scrubs, i.e. my entire work wardrobe, for under $300. Jealous?

I am also excited to ditch my filthy, scuffed-up white Danskos (I dubbed them my Smurf shoes) for some shiny black patent ones. Yes, yes, yes! And the shiny patent surface will guarantee that any and all bodily fluids will just roll right off.

I initially ordered some MBTs, lured in by their promise of comfort, and more importantly, toned legs and backside. Even though I told myself that my vanity would not win out over the possibility of having skinnier thighs, I just could not get over how huge these things were. They looked like big, dorky moonshoes. Needless to say, vanity won this battle.

Once I have worked for a while and have established myself as a cool nurse, I am going to rock everybody's world when I show up to work in these bad boys:

Yep, that's right. Leopard-print patent leather Danskos! How I covet these shoes. But for now I am going to lay low and not draw too much attention to myself by wearing the black ones. Good things come to those who wait.


Leigh said...

My friend is a lot recent grad, working at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. I forwarded her this information because I am sure she will want cute scrubs, too.

Thanks for posting!

Lesli said...

Ashley, I love how you manage to find style in the most mundane things...I am so glad you are so excited about the thought of the leopard danskos! Maybe that will be your birthday gift in January...?!?

sBs said...

MBTs are crazy moonshoes, and I know how you could pull off "cool" with those...hmmm...Most RNs I worked with wore Danskos. I love my Danskos but sometimes a bit heavy; I started wearing Earth brand for a while. of course now, all I wear is flip flops.

The Konosur said...

I saw your comment on the Jcrewaficionada blog, I just wanted to say Hi and Thanks for letting me know. Patience is really difficult when it comes to J.Crew. I think Konsaur is actually a pretty cute name ;)

I've been thinking about buying some Dansko boots for winter, not too sure about the clogs!