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This is from a month ago but I wanted to share it! It features a bunch of thrifted pieces old and new.

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Top from Crossroads, Faded Glory pants from Walmart, ALDO purse from Crossroads, Naturalizer booties from Goodwill, necklace from Modcloth, sunglasses from a random store in Santa Cruz

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I got this really cute peplum top from Crossroads and I really love it. Peplum is such a flattering cut on any body type! Also got the black ALDO purse that was pretty much brand new. The pants I got – no judgement now! – from Walmart and they’re the best things ever! They’re Faded Glory jeggings and they look like pants and feel like leggings and they are amazing and cheap too. I bought them in like 5 different colors. The necklace is a new purchase from Modcloth and I’m hoping to wear it more with fancy dresses and nice tops alike.

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Yesterday was the last day of D1 year!! I can’t believe the first year of dental school is over… it feels so surreal. Anyways, more recapping and reflection will be in a later post. For now, I just wanted to share my outfit for the day. It was a rare warm sunny day and I knew we were going out to celebrate after our last final, so I dressed up a bit.

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Jack by BB Dakota dress from Crossroads, H&M flats from Crossroads, cardigan from Old Navy, bag from China, necklace gifted by a friend.

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Bag from Body Central.

I love picking one main piece with lots of colors, like this dress, and then adding other pieces to the outfit by picking certain colors from the first piece. I tried 2 different bags with the outfit, and I chose to go with the pink one because it was large enough to carry my light sweater for when it gets colder at night. I can’t wait for more warm days to wear summer clothes!

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One big change from last quarter: I got braces! Being in dental school, you become super conscious of you teeth feel the pressure to have a perfect smile. I’ve been thinking about braces for a while now and this is as good a time as any! There are now quite a few of us in my class who have braces now, so that makes it more bearable. I considered getting them done by an ortho resident at UCSF, but they don’t take my insurance and it ended up being too expensive. So I’m getting them done at my regular general dentist.

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I got my upper first premolars extracted in the same appointment I got my braces on the upper teeth, and I was so miserable for a few days. But after a week I was fine. Right now I only have braces on my upper teeth and I’ll get the lower ones once school is out for summer. I can’t wait to start seeing changes in my smile!

I really love this draped blouse from H&M this season. Here I am wearing it to get ice cream at Smitten. I got the floral one online and loved it so much that I wanted to get it in other colors too. It’s so flowy and light and perfect for spring. But they were all pretty much sold out online in my size and the colors I wanted, and I have not succeeded in finding them in stores…

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To celebrate the end of the quarter, some friends and I went to Biergarten after our last final.

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It was a beautiful afternoon to visit and there were lots of people already at 4:30. Lots of beer was had and Yufei and I decided to get dinner there too. I got the Frankfurter with curried potatoes and he got the pork belly sliders. Yum.

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I can’t believe spring break is already coming to an end… it felt SO short. Now I have to take a deep breath and brace myself for the last quarter of D1 year!

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A couple of weeks ago, Yufei and I attended the annual UCSF formal at the Westin St. Francis in downtown San Francisco.

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I wore a blue, one-shouldered, floor length Hailey by Adrianna Papell dress. It was beautiful and comfortable and I got compliments all night!

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We got there pretty early, so we had access to the fancy dessert bar! There were macarons, cake pops, and all kinds of tarts and cakes.

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There were 2 rooms with dance floors playing different music. I loved the chandeliers in this one.

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They also had 2 photo booths, which are always fun. We had a great time and it was a nice break from school and studying (and it’s always good to see your classmates all dressed up!).

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It’s been a while since my last outfit post. This one transitioned really well from business casual at clinic on Friday to dinner at Chapeau, with a the addition of a few accessories. This is also a mostly thrifted outfit, which is becoming more and more of a norm for me!

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LOFT blouse thrifted from Crossroads, Forever 21 skirt thrifted from Crossroads, Express blazer thrifted from Goodwill, grey tights – old, Naturalizer ankle boots thrifted from Goodwill, purse from Modcloth, necklace from Charlotte Russe.

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Man, I missed thrifting! It sucked that I have no time to go thrifting during school, but I made up for it over winter break! Here are a few of my lasted finds.

1. Billie & Blossom dress – Goodwill

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The tag on this one says 10, and at first I thought there’s no way it would fit me. But then I looked at it more closely and it looks to be my size. so I tried it on and it was a perfect fit! Turns out it was a British brand and UK size 10 is like a US size 6. This is a pretty good rule for thrifting – never just look at the size on the tag. You never know if the piece is from a different country or time when the sizing is not the same as today. Anyway, it’s a gorgeous dress, the black down the sides is really slimming!

2. Forever 21 dress – Goodwill

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Pretty basic dress, but it fits well and was less then $3 so why not.

3. Another Forever 21 dress – Goodwill

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This dress is so cute! I love the mesh yoke neckline, the white lace, and the black ribbon detailing. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and edgy and can be dressed up or down.

4. Ann Taylor tank – Goodwill

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A cute tank that can be taken from day to night. So soft and comfy!

5. Twisted flats – Crossroads

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These are the perfect wear-anywhere shoes for spring and summer!

6. Spring heels – Goodwill

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Got these just in time for the Twitter holiday party this year. I had been looking for heels with straps across the top of the foot and these fit the bill!

Can’t wait to wear these newest thrift shop treasures soon!

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Yufei and I attended the annual Twitter holiday party the week before Christmas and it was a ton of fun! This year, the party took place at the San Francisco City Hall, which I had always found beautiful from the outside but had never been inside. Well, it was just as gorgeous inside!

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Twitter really went all out this year; they had a string quartet in the main hall, a live band and dance floor in one of the side rooms, and a DJ in the other. This gorgeous tree was on the second level:

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Lots of drink stations with open bar as usual, and the food was wonderful (here is Yufei at the “savory pies of the world” station). They also had hand-rolled sushi, shrimp and oysters, Chinese steamed buns with an amazing filling (my favorite of the night), and tons of other food options.

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Everything was so fabulous. The grand staircase and the crowds of partying people downstairs really reminded me of Gatsby’s parties.

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Here’s a better look at my dress: a BCBG dress I rented on Rent the Runway. This is the second time I’ve used the service and I’m very happy with it. The dress was so beautiful and made me feel like a million bucks. The shoes and clutch are finds from Goodwill. (Also, you might note my curly hair – nope, not from a curling iron: I got a perm!)

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Last year at the holiday party, there was a photobooth and a professional photographer. This year they had something different that I had actually been wanting to try out: a slow motion video booth! (You can see THE video that started the craze here.)

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Basically it’s set up like a photo booth, with props and costumes, and they have this uber fancy video camera that can capture up to 6000 fps and they take a really short video of you, like 6 seconds, and turn it into this epic slo-mo video clip. It was so much fun that we went 3 times throughout the night! I will try to post one of the videos later :)

Last photo of the night: in front of the beautiful City Hall all lit up in Twitter blue.

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What a wonderful night.

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