You know what sucks?
(Sorry for being so blunt.)
It sucks that I have 81 scrub tops and pants that I am no longer allowed to wear to work.
(Yes I did really count them.)
As of today, all RN’s at the hospital I work at have to wear navy blue pants and navy blue or white scrub tops. I have never had a dress code before in all 13 years of my nursing career. Never. I have been allowed to wear my rainbow assortment of tops and pants at will. In fact, I’ve kind of been know as the colorful one at work. You know the girl who always matches her top to her pants to her shoes to her watch to her earrings to her socks etc. You get the point. I had individuality! Coworkers, patients and families always commented on my “look.” And I thought my bright colors somewhat had an affect on the patients as to cheer them up. You know how bright colors are cheerful. But somewhere up in the hierarchy of hospital administration they have chosen to make everyone go buy new uniforms and adhere to a dress code.
Navy blue is not even close to being one of my favorite colors-blek 😦
White tops are not friendly as you can see thru any piece of white material. Undershirts are a must.
I need to borrow a BEDAZZLER, anyone have one?
I need to funk up my navy blue uniforms with some pizzazz. Any ideas?
No fear though, because as of now we can still wear any shoe color that we want. And I have many banging bright shoes to wear that will add a lil touch of color to my uniforms! Still happy about that.
So this array of colorful uniforms that I own will be put away for the time being. Bye bye beautiful brights.
The rainbow of scrubs collection of mine. Rainbow be gone. Rainbow be boxed up and put away until I get another job someday.
The row of soles. I clearly like to see all my options at once. It’s easier that way.
I just love all my colorful tennis shoes! They are bright, they stand out and I like it.
Shoes, shoes and more tennis shoes. More colors, more styles, more soles.
To say I have enough shoes is an understatement. I have way more than I need. But you know, I girl’s gotta have CHOICES! And these are just my tennis shoes. You don’t want to see the rest of my collection.
More fun sneakers! I told you have them in just about every color!
More shoes. Yep, I’ve ran 4 half marathons in those New Balance shoes on the right hand side. Can’t tell can ya? I should gold plate them.
Yep, I’m mad about the whole switching from whatever we want to wear to being told I must wear navy blue and white scrubs.
I own nothing navy blue (except jeans). I mean nothing. I don’t wear this color. And now I am told I have to. What happened to letting us have our own individuality and style while at work. I have enough blue and white scrubs now to last me forever. But I would be willing to give them up anytime to have my beloved bright and colorful uniforms back. Now every single one of us nurses look alike. My patients used to be able to say “my nurse is the one in the orange” or yellow or whatever I was wearing that day. But now they are supposed to know who their nurse is because we are all wearing the same color?
The material of the Grey’s Anatomy scrubs is so soft, like wearing flannel pj’s to work! And since I work in a cardiac unit, I love the heart rhythm stitching along the neckline of this top.
Love this top with the ruffles! Even the cap sleeves are ruffled 🙂
This navy blue top has a rounded neck and ruching along the shoulders. Minor details to spark up a ho-hum navy top.
I also bought some white scrub tops to wear with my navy blue pants. We can wear white or navy on top. This white top has a square neck and the material is patterned, making it not so boring!
The detail along this rounded neckline is different. It adds a little spice to an ordinary white scrub top.
I think the embroidery in this white top is pretty, plus the neckline is something other than the traditional uniform v-neck.
And this white top with lace detail. I hope it doesn’t “age” me and make me look like a grandma though.
I love animal prints. You know that. You’ve seen the background on my blog. I’m loving this leopard white top (of course I will wear something underneath it as it is burnout).
So along with my navy blue and white uniforms I can and will continue to wear all of my colorful tennis shoes. Orange, yellow, pink, purple, green, red and black will still be seen skating around the hallways of the hospital. I say skating because most days I feel like I have roller skates on because I am walking so fast from here to there and back taking care of my patients. I need to wear a pedometer. I am sure you all would be surprised to see how many miles I walk in a day at work!
Me and bright colors get along really well and for now, that cannot be changed!
To see more of how I love the color orange click here.
Do you have to wear a uniform to work?
Do you wish you had to wear a uniform to work so you wouldn’t spend so much time obsessing about what to wear and spend a lot of $ on dressy work clothes?