This is the first post of our work outfit series. Most days, I go to work sans makeup, with my hair in a ponytail, in ill-fitting scrubs, and comfortable sneakers or orthopedic Dansko clogs. I admit it's nice to be able to roll out of bed and be out the door in less than 5 minutes, but wearing scrubs everyday gets a bit depressing.
Dressing fashionably for the hospital, however, poses quite a challenge. We hope to cover issues like footwear, jewelry, hair and makeup, etc. in this series. Since Sarah and I are in different fields, we also hope to give you some differing perspectives as well -- as a surgeon, I dress for the operating room and clinic, whereas Sarah spends more time in the hospital.
While I love Jean's collection of pencil skirts for work, it isn't very practical when you are sitting at a slit lamp. It's not lady-like to spread your legs while sitting but it does offer more stability than trying to sit side-saddle. I still wear pencil skirts (and try desperately not to fall off the exam stool) but lately, I've been drawn towards fuller skirt options like this dress.