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A Week of Outfits: Rachael Bedard

A Week of Outfits: Rachael Bedard

Rachael Bedard is a palliative care and geriatrics doctor, but although she wears a white coat to work, she loves the fashion underneath. “Clothes can be a great form of self-expression,” she says. Rachael lives with her husband and their daughter, Ophelia, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Here, she shows us what she wears to work, weddings and on weekends…

A Week of Outfits: Rachael Bedard

Dress: Anntian. Shoes: Chloé (consignment), similar.

“I’ve gotten into consignment shopping on Instagram, especially for shoes. I’ve found amazing deals on Noihsaf Bazaar, like these Chloé heels. [Two other good consignment feeds: Persephone and Na Nin Vintage.] I would never otherwise be able to justify buying suede mustard heels! I’m always searching for No. 6 clogs on Instagram, too. They’re sexy and give you height, but are not uncomfortable. I wear clogs for 20 hours a day at the hospital, but I also wear them at night and on weekends. I actually wore this outfit to my oldest friend’s wedding in New Orleans.”

A Week of Outfits: Rachael Bedard

Dress: No. 6, similar. Tights: J. Crew. Boots: Rachel Comey. Necklace: Aesa.

“I wear this dress under my doctor’s coat, with no makeup or jewelry. The white coat is a great masker — you can wear some weird stuff under there and it neutralizes everything! My job is to take care of elderly and seriously ill men and women who are incarcerated on Rikers Island. It’s emotional but incredibly gratifying to provide patient-centered medical care within the New York City jail system. I learn so much from my patients, and am still discovering how I can best be of service to them.”

A Week of Outfits: Rachael Bedard

A Week of Outfits: Rachael Bedard

Jumpsuit: No. 6, similar. Turtleneck: J. Crew. Earrings: Ora C. Pumps: No 6.

“There are certain outfits you can throw on when you’re feeling your most schlumpy, and suddenly you’ll feel great. I could have my period and have eaten a whole pizza and put this jumpsuit on, and I’ll still feel elegant. I wear it twice a week. It’s easy and versatile, and you can dress it up or down. In the winter, I layer a turtleneck underneath and pair it with tights and boots.”

A Week of Outfits: Rachael Bedard

A Week of Outfits: Rachael Bedard

Jeans: RE/DONE Levi’s. Jacket: Atelia Delphine. Boots: No. 6 (consignment), similar. Scarf: Steven Alan, similar. Tote: Role Models Bangles: similar.

“In 2006, jeans were mostly that low-slung look, and they were just not right for my body. So, I gave up on them and didn’t wear them at all for eight years — from 2006 to 2014. I wore only skirts and dresses, plus tights in the winter. But, in 2014, on a whim, I tried on a pair and was like, ‘Woah, denim technology has advanced! I can wear these.’ Now, my jean philosophy is: high-waisted and a little cropped. This “Resist” tote is made by ROLEMODELS, and all proceeds go to Emily’s List. I also helped launch a community action group after the 2016 presidential election. It has been inspiring to see the swell of new energy for activism and civic engagement across the country over the past few months.”

A Week of Outfits: Rachael Bedard

Shirt: Pari Desai. Skirt: Pari Desai.

“This outfit hits all my sweet spots: it’s weird looking but still elegant, it’s colorful, it has a point of view. But I like everything about it, but I still haven’t figured out how to finish the look. What cardigan is right with this sucker? What shoes? I don’t how to pull it off, but I’ll keep working on it until it makes sense.”

Thank you so much, Rachael!

P.S. Pretty earrings, and more women share their go-to outfits.

(Photos by Ana Gambuto for Cup of Jo. Interview by Megan Cahn.)

  1. RP says...

    This is my favorite Week of Outfits, and I’m so glad I discovered it albeit 18 months late. I am so moved by Rachael’s heart, style, and glow from within, while doing some of the hardest work I could imagine. Get it girl!

  2. Caro says...

    I love her style! I think she would even more beautiful though with darker hair. Now the contrast with the eyebrows etc seems too big.

  3. Eleanor says...

    I love this interview! Does Rachael have an instagram? I would love to follow and learn more about her work and style!

  4. Caro says...

    I love the first two dresses, however,with the first one the emphasis is on the lovely pattern, but with the 2nd (simple, grey) dress the emphasis is more on the beautiful person wearing it…

  5. Yolandi says...

    beautiful style & gorgeous outfits. x

  6. I love the Week of Outfits series but usually the clothes are so far out of my price range. I wonder if you’d consider doing a WOO with someone who’s a diehard bargain shopper (but not just a talented thrifter, ’cause that’s hard to recreate if you don’t have an eye for it!). Is that too picky a request? LOL :)

  7. sharon t says...

    i’m planning on applying for med school this upcoming june. would cup of jo be willing to do career day type posts ft rachael? i don’t know many physicians personally and would love to read about her tips and advice! thanks :)

  8. D Z says...

    I am looking for a link to the black dress she is wearing with the turtleneck underneath – the one with the high waisted belt and that goes mid-calf. I don’t see it and I love that dress. The link below the picture is for the jumpsuit. Can anybody help me? Thank you.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hi DZ! she’s actually wearing a black jumpsuit with a turtleneck underneath, but if you’d prefer a dress, elizabeth suzann has beautiful dresses with a similar vibe. hope that helps!

  9. Rachael’s style is very similar to mine and I love it! Rachael, you need a great cropped-ish leather jacket for that last look. Like if you an find a consignment acne jacket. Madewell also makes great ones.

    On another note, I agree with another commenter about profiling women’s jobs. Rachael’s sounds absolutely fascinating.

  10. I love her style! The earrings with the turtleneck…yes! And the last outfit, skirt and top combo is beautiful and super flattering (<I may copy this one!).

    xo Lendy
    http://www.twoplusluna.com

  11. Izzy says...

    Forget her fashion! Can we see that apartment of hers please!?!?!?!?!

  12. Asia says...

    Love her honesty and style. Would life to see a beauty uniform from her!

  13. Caitlin says...

    Whoa! Love seeing a medical professional (as a hospital-based OT, I’m especially happy to see her specialities!) featured in the fashion section!

    She’s got great style and it seems, lovely soul as well! Thanks Cup of Jo!

  14. I am loving how diversified the women you feature are getting. Not only in terms of identity, but occupation also. It’s tough to relate to the “creatives” featured in every blog when I have an office job at a non-profit. I would LOVE to read more about Rachael’s work!

  15. Angelica says...

    I love Rachael’s style AND hair AND house!

    That Anntian dress in the first photo is absolutely stunning!

  16. Claire says...

    I have been reading your blog for years but haven’t commented much. I just want you to know HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE (all caps-worthy!!) the attention and credit you are giving to POC, people working with marginalized populations, and those who work on important social issues. Reading a lifestyle blog can sometimes feel frivolous, but yours NEVER does.
    Love, a public defender working in the Bronx

    • Michelle says...

      SECONDED!!!

  17. Justine says...

    Too funny. Finally ready to pack away my maternity jeans, I went jeans shopping for the first time since having my baby almost a year ago. ALL the jeans cut across widest still-bulging part of my belly. I kept asking salespeople for lower-rise denim, so that the bulge could rest comfortably on top (right??). Finally a sympathetic saleswoman and mom my age was like dude, they just don’t make low-rise anymore. Gahhhhh.

    • fizz says...

      Post-baby all I wear is high-rise jeans. It’s like having a built in girdle. Jcrew’s jeans are nice and high but still soft and elastic.

  18. Rachel looks great in all these outfits!

    I especially love her apricot colored dangly earrings. So nice to see such an original and confident style – plus she sounds like such a kind person!

    http://www.thislifeisbelle.com

  19. Joann says...

    Sooooooo inspiring!

  20. Jessica says...

    I love the last dress. I might wear it with a leather jacket and a pair of lace-up flats. :)

  21. Margaret says...

    I’m a second year med student who has been a longtime COJ fan and I’ve always loved these features covering cool women’s wardrobes, apartments, and beauty routines. I am so grateful to and fascinated by this doctor–what an inspiration, both in specialty and in her taste in fashion. It can be hard as a med student to see beyond what’s offered day to day in the hospital (in specialty choice, personality, and definitely in style too ;) and it’s refreshing to see mentorship in my blogosphere too!

  22. Sandra says...

    Love this post. We need a house tour! She can’t just leave us hanging…

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes!!! great idea, and i’m happy to say that we are on it! :)

  23. Nectar says...

    No.6 clogs are my favorite, and yes high waist and cropped!

    Her outfits are amazing, but what about that house?!

    It looks like a dream.

  24. Sue says...

    I just love her. I went shopping the other day and everything was either for 20-somethings or senior ladies, I swear. It’s so nice to see someone killing it right in between. Thank you.

  25. Rachael Bedard is seriously cool. She’s got a great look and a great attitude about her style.

  26. Jessica says...

    This is my favorite segment on the Cup of Jo blog—and Rachael’s is one of my favorite posts! LOVE seeing a smart, stylish woman who doesn’t work in a “blog-friendly” job, like a magazine, PR or modeling. BTW, that Anntian dress, while insanely pricey, MUST be mine—it’s me in a dress! Look forward to more…

    • Alison says...

      Yes, yes, yes! I am a geriatric social worker and rarely see jobs like mine represented on the blogs I read. Great feature. Good work, Cup of Jo.

    • Laurel says...

      Same! Finally someone with a non “blog friendly” job! Usually the outfits featured are things I could only wear on the weekend. Would love to see more of these!

  27. This feature nailed it – I too haven’t worn jeans in YEARS because they just don’t “fit” my body.

    You’ve inspired me to go to our local jean boutique here in Calgary (www.espyexperience.com) and ask for “high waisted with a little crop.” Thanks Rachael!

  28. Rachael is stunning and I adore her fashion choices. I would wear every single outfit she posted (and I ain’t no doctor wompwomp). Her closet seems curated in a thoughtful vintage way . The comfortable, old school clog with that great heel sets the tone for those.flattering.dresses. She must be a breath of fresh air to her patients. Sigh. Great read. I will be shopping her consignments :)

  29. laura says...

    Her dedication to fashion under her white coat is inspiring. I’m guilty of hiding underneath my mine. This post reminds me that I can be fashionable for me and still professional! She sounds like an incredible doctor!

  30. India says...

    House tour please!!!

    • Helen says...

      Seconded!!

  31. s says...

    Last outfit is EVERYTHING <3 just purchased the skirt in fact

  32. Trina says...

    Haha! I’m a family doctor and love my white coat too because it is my fashion equalizer. Pants a little too bootylicious? White coat. Dress a little cute? Professionalize that with a white coat. Feeling schlumpfy? White coat makes a tee ok. And the pockets….

  33. Eleanor says...

    Thanks so much for featuring a physician.
    I am about to start residency (just matched last week!!!) and love seeing women in my field who can express creative style, outside interests, and have the challenging fascinating job that is being a doctor. I know you have doctors in the family (and actually reading about Lucy and Paul way back in the day is one of the things that drew me to your blog), but just wanted to say I appreciate seeing them represented on here!

    • I feel the same way sister :-) I’m just about to finish residency, and it’s rare to see doctors featured in fashion posts. Nice job!

  34. Aggie says...

    She is HANDS DOWN the best dressed, EVER, on this blog. Totally real and herself, but still awesomely trendy. Smart, beautiful woman. And, she purchases ethically-made clothes, which means so much in this world of over-consumption. I shudder every time I read “asos” or “forever 21.” Fewer better, ladies! Well done, Dr. Bedard.

  35. Joanna Marantidis says...

    Absolutely LOVE this post! I read your blog every day and it is so inspiring to see such an awesome physician being featured! I am a first year medical student and hope to pursue a career in both geriatrics and palliative care, like Dr. Bedard. This has absolutely been one of my favorite Cup of Jo posts of all time (and I’ve read almost all of them!!).

    Dr. Bedard – thank you for being a role model for an aspiring geriatrician/palliative care specialist! You are truly an inspiration and I would love to hear more about why you chose geriatrics/palliative and how you began working for the prison system.

  36. I love that she says she likes outfits to look a little weird, and that she gives us a look that she’s still working on.

  37. Stephanie says...

    Home tour, please!!

    • B says...

      Please please PLEASE! I think this is the home of my dreams….!!??!!

    • Jenny says...

      Oooh yes, I agree!!

    • That arched door!!! HOLY……

    • Lara says...

      I agree!

    • YES , yes ! the little peeks I could see looked as lovely and kinda quirky as she !

    • Chiara says...

      I thought the same thing! One look at her, and one look at her house!

  38. Love your style and your beautiful hair. I’m shopping for a couple of these outfits now and the No. 6 clogs. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Kim says...

    As a medical student I am delighted you’ve featured a physician. It’s been a secret hope for years! Thank you!

  40. Kaye Lyssy Berman says...

    ALL OF THIS! Fantastic post! Crazy that it’s the second time today I’ve felt compelled to comment on a post on CofJ. Keep up the amazing work!

  41. I love her sense of personal style, but I really love and notice is her smile!

  42. Seona says...

    A cropped leather jacket would be amazing with the last outfit :)
    Cup of Jo proves again why this blog is my favourite!

  43. I’m just thrilled to see another Rachael who spells her name like I do!! ?

    • Rachael says...

      Me too!

  44. Sarah says...

    Yes! Fashion AND palliative care! As a palliative care social worker I’m constantly navigating being true to myself (wearing whatever the F I want) with not making my outfit the focus of the conversation. I think combining professionalism with true and integrated self expression in what we wear is a way of honoring patients, myself, and a little daily hit of self expression. I’m inspired. Xxoo

    • Denise says...

      I’m in the same boat. I am a hospice nurse, and I love fashion. I put a lot of energy into getting dressed for work with the hope that it brightens my patients’ day somehow. Of course, it’s always balancing act with being practical. As much as I love my 4 inch heels, kitten and block heels are a lot more forgiving when trying to examine patients. And bell sleeves are tough to pull off, so I save those for my days off. When in doubt, I always have tennis shoes and scrubs and a lab coat in my car, just in case.

  45. I love her style! So classic. Especially that last top and skirt combo. <3
    Also, online consignment shopping is where it's AT. No need to scour grungy thrift shops when you can find it all perfectly curated online. Like Rachael, I've found some really good shoes that way that I couldn't have afforded otherwise.

    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

  46. Meg says...

    Holy cow, I’m impressed with how important (and difficult) her job must be. Go Rachael!!!

    • beth says...

      Same!!

      Also, I really love that she chose that dress at the end in her week of outfits- the one she’s still trying to figure out.

  47. M says...

    Rachael, from a resident physician: did you ever try danskos? People swear by them, but the price and appearance are somewhat off-putting. Just wondering if you’d tried them and if they’re as amazing as everyone says.

    Also, THANK YOU for what you do. Palliative Care is such an under-appreciated field, especially in my chosen specialty- pediatrics.

    • JW says...

      Legs feed the wolf, so to speak – I wore sneakers with scrubs for awhile after wearing danskos mostly in clinic with business casual dress and hardly lasted a day before my lower back was yelling at me. There are some slightly more streamlined styles than the traditional clogs that I wear with skirts and dresses pretty regularly. I would say they are 100% worth the cost.

    • Kim says...

      Am a peds emergency medicine physician and I’ve been wearing danskos since day 1. They are definitely ugly but i love them. Even wear sometimes wear them when I’m not working.

    • Kate says...

      I splurged on a pair of Dansko booties last year and they were the single best clothing investment I’ve made in years. If I don’t wear good shoes, my knees and hips and back and everything start hurting within hours, but I haven’t had any problems since I started wearing them! You should definitely try a pair!

    • M says...

      Thanks so much for the responses :) Guess I’m investing in some danskos!

  48. Christina says...

    She’s got great style that’s all her own…inspiring and very cool doctor!

  49. Haylie S. says...

    Not sure about your swearing policy, but this woman is so fucking rad I could die. Palliative care for prisons! Resistance! A community action group! Rachael, please marry me, k? ??

  50. Jenna says...

    As a fellow platinum-haired gal, I would love to know what hair care products Rachael uses to keep that snowy white shade! I’m trying to achieve something similar and would appreciate any tips/recommendations! :)

  51. Rachael — With the last outfit, try a cropped denim jacket or slip a turtleneck underneath like you did with the jumpsuit. I might prefer a thin black one, but you may also be able to do taupe as a neutral. The cropped denim won’t hide your waist or the pretty shape of the skirt. As for shoes, I’d do black or nude clogs myself, but could see the outfit looking sleek with black pumps (and a block heel like your yellow ones) or D’orsay flats in the summertime. Or black or nude mules. So many options!

    Love your consigned pieces the most! The thrill of the hunt gets me every time. :)

  52. Laura says...

    One of my favorite outfit posts. Inspiring in many ways. : )

  53. What a gorgeous woman, both inside and out

  54. She is so fun! I love her jewelry and the way she mixes her pieces. I enjoy how you include interesting bits about the lives of the women you feature. I am grateful we have women out there doing the work she is doing!

  55. Alexis says...

    This is my favorite outfit post that you’ve done. Love her style and hearing about her meaningful work.

  56. Kelsey says...

    We could totally be friends. I love her mission and I love that tattoo.

  57. Love her style and love that she describes her outfits as weird. It’s great! Weird is good! Beautiful outfits, beautiful hair color (seriously love the color and texture), and what an incredibly satisfying job. I am so impressed in so many ways.

  58. Dana says...

    This woman exudes something so special… Confidence, compassion, elegance. It’s really lovely. Thanks for featuring her!

  59. Ines says...

    my fave style so far!
    love this series CoJ, thanks so much
    xxx

  60. Asia says...

    I love her laid-back approach to fashion. She looks really cool and has an effortless way about her.

  61. Kate says...

    I don’t want to hijack Rachael’s great post and her really interesting style, but I would love to have you feature a plus-size woman for this series. Because as someone who is size 16 and loves minimal pieces, it frustrates me to no end that nearly every item that are featured in these weekly style posts aren’t available in anything beyond a size 12.

    And again, that’s not a dig on Rachael or any of the other women featured. I would just love to see a fashionable plus-size woman be featured (and have her talk about her influences and her favorite brands because it is a challenge to find interesting, well-made, fashionable clothing in size 14 and up.)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes for sure, kate! thank you so much for your note. i’m happy to say there are a couple in the works!

    • Kate says...

      Thank you Jo! That’s great to hear. Just another reason why I love it here <3

  62. What a fashionable doctor! I love her style. The first dress stole my heart <3

  63. Emily says...

    BEST EVER.

    This is my exact style philosophy: classic + quirk. I’m an interior designer so I like to look polished but a little edgy. My go-to is All Saints, but I’m so grateful to add some more resources to my bookmarks bar.

  64. Jenny says...

    I just got into Stanford Medical School and I’m going to celebrate by wearing clothes that hit all of my sweet spots! They must be weird! I love her! Dr. Rachel, can I shadow you? She is so, so cool. New goals.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      congratulations, jenny!!!! that is amazing!!!! huge huge congrats.

  65. Megan Milliken says...

    Amazing style and woman! My father in-law is actually focused on helping those in the prison system and his non-profit Justice Aid is doing a concert in New York in May. All of the proceeds go o benefit the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the rights of New Yorkers facing mental illness through direct legal and legislative advocacy, education and coalition building.

    If you are interested in learning more about those in the prison system, specifically Rikers or helping out I encourage you to check out his website! http://www.justiceaid.org

  66. heather says...

    Can COJ do a jumpsuit roundup? I’ve seen them on a few “week of outfits” posts, and the “stuff I’ve worn 8 million times” post, and always they are touted as this go-to outfit that you wear, well, 8 million times. But every time I get close to buying one I chicken out – probably because I live in the land of fashion numbness (aka Washington D.C.). Does anyone have a good jumpsuit for beginners rec?

    • Jenny says...

      I LOVE this idea! (I also feel that the “similar” jumpsuit linked about was not similar.) For every body, there is at least one truly great jumpsuit. My best cold weather jumpsuit is from Madewell and my hot weather is a candy striped playsuit from Goodwill that would not work in DC. Good luck in your search, Heather!

    • Fiona says...

      I also live in DC and hear you on the bland… I got a couple from Old Navy to play with and figure out how to wear here (not much of an investment, loads of fun styles), and have discovered you can do a lot with a very nicely cut blazer and more serious shoes and accessories. I also travel a LOT and discovered on my own that a lovely loose pant-jumpsuit is IDEAL for flying (flowing, so no pinching, light so you don’t get hot, covers you so you don’t get cold), and in talking to a TSA agent, apparently they’re faves for when going through security! The screenings are a breeze when there aren’t pockets, and waistbands etc. Good luck!
      PS: I agree about a roundup – would love to know how to pick more “investment” ones (especially online), particularly when you’re not super proportional (like me!)

  67. Looove this!

  68. Melinda says...

    For the last outfit I would use the Lucky brand Bashina boot in taupe. Maybe try a black or love bomber jacket…. just a few thoughts

  69. What a cool job!

    -Kirsten //

  70. annie says...

    Forget about her outfits, I want to hear about her job!

    • Me too! I love palliative care.

    • Ditto! I would love a career series examining women with interesting positions -looking at their work day, discussing their educational background, etc.

    • Emilie says...

      Such a great idea to do a series on women in the professional sphere (in any/all industries!) and hear about different careers.

      I also love the outfits though :) Yes to more jumpsuits, particularly some that are long enough for tall women!

    • Jen says...

      I second this request. What an incredible career she has chosen.

    • M says...

      Can’t like/upvote this enough. I am a pediatric resident and work with some REALLY sick kids. It’s such an under-represented and under-appreciated field in my opinion, especially in pediatrics.

    • Una says...

      YAS. – Don’t get me wrong – her style is fantastic and I really enjoyed this post -but I want an entire post exploring her job.

      …and then an entire series about distinctive careers that women are pursuing!

  71. Lauren E. says...

    Wow, what a fascinating career. Especially with all you hear on the news regarding Rikers. Also, her hair color/eyebrow combo is BOMB.

  72. Michelle says...

    Fabulous taste! I fully support shopping vintage and consignment – that is true sustainability. Also, can we get a house tour!? That tiling in her bathroom is GORGE!

    • I agree, I want a house tour! Also, this woman is awesome!

    • Bridget says...

      I also want a house tour!! That purple wainscoting is AMAZING. Please tell me you shot a house tour too!:)

  73. She is just so cool! “This outfit hits all my sweet spots: it’s weird looking but still elegant, it’s colorful, it has a point of view” pretty much sums up my own style philosophy.

    Her specialty is also really interesting and I think palliative care is often overlooked. It is so, so important. The palliative care physician who cared for my husband’s father at the end of his life was such a special person. I will remember him forever. I’m so glad to hear there are people caring for inmates at the end of their lives. Everyone deserves that dignity.

  74. That smile and her great style must be bright spots in her patients’ days.

  75. Heather says...

    Great Style. Amazing that you went 8 years without jeans! I’m proud when I go a few days without them in the winter.

    I suggest a structured, cropped blazer or jacket with your Pari Desai outfit. I say this because of the fabric, a cardigan will be like wearing a sweater layered over a sweater. Something cropped will still show off the side details of that outfit and the flow in the skirt.

  76. Kattia says...

    I’m absolutely obsessed with her style!!! Made my day, gonna go buy that denim patchwork jacket now…

  77. Awesome! Also, it looks like her home is amazingly stylish as well! Perhaps a house tour soon? :)

  78. Elizabeth says...

    Hmmm, with that Pari Desai dress, maybe a shawl or wrap in gray or cream? I think a jacket or cardigan may be too tailored, and black too severe.

    Thanks for this post — and how nice to see how a doctor approaches fashion!

  79. Toby T says...

    She is so interesting! I would love to hear more about her career!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, she’s so amazing!! she wasn’t able to talk too much about her career because of privacy issues around what she does, but it would be awesome to hear from other doctors who do similar things. so fascinating.

    • Jackie says...

      Yes, Joanna, let’s have a career series!

    • Lisa says...

      Seconded on a career series. There’s so many jobs out there that I just had no idea existed. When I was trying to decide what to become (still haven’t got there …) it was so so hard because there were so many options, but difficult to know exactly what it’s like. As it went, I ended up in a job that didn’t exist when I was trying to choose (financial Crime. As in preventing, not doing).
      Would also be interesting to hear about people who move around in their careers, as it’s so common now, but how do you do it?

    • Loribeth says...

      Came here to lend support to the career series idea!

    • Alex says...

      Thanks for this fab article! Medics are human, creative, interesting people under the white coats!
      Providing dignified care at the end of life is one of the most important things physicians can do. I find it an extremely challenging, rewarding, visceral, beautiful part of my practice (I’m an emergency registrar in Australia).

  80. Kirsten says...

    LOVE her style. And her hair–I need to know more about that for sure.

    Also, feeling slightly selfishly bummed that noihsaf.bazaar has been outed on COJ, because it is my favorite instagram consignment and the competition is already too fierce!

    • Janine says...

      I second that! Her hair is SO COOL!

    • That was my first thought as well, Kirsten! :)

    • Alix says...

      Totally agree–NB is the only reason I even have an Instagram account!

  81. MA says...

    I love that the last outfit is “in progress”. I can totally relate to that. :)
    Rachael – you have great style, and a great smile! I think the Anntian dress is my fave – so beautiful.

  82. Emily says...

    LOVE this. Wish my life had room for some beautiful clothes like this, but my kids will have to get a little older first. Everything I own has to be very washable these days…

  83. Maya says...

    Speaking as a medical student who has often wondered how to reconcile hospital-appropriate clothes with my personal style, I am so happy that you featured a badass stylin’ doctor in this series. More please!

  84. Maggie says...

    Never get tired of these inspiring posts from women whose bodies look like mine! I too did not own any pants for a good 8 years!!

  85. Alicia says...

    She’s amazing and I love that she has so much fun and personality in her wardrobe! Inspiring.

  86. Nina says...

    Maybe a little denim jacket with the last outfit? And I love the jumper. In fact, I need it. Can someone please let me know if they find one a little more similar than the one linked? Thanks!!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i’ll look for more for sure! also, one idea, if you love that jumpsuit, is that elizabeth suzann makes clothes with that same breezy feel. you might be into these, too! thanks so much xoxo https://elizabethsuzann.com/collections/dresses

  87. Kate says...

    Can I borrow that Anntian dress for a wedding in September? Like, for 4 hours. I’ll give it right back. I’ll give you literally anything in collateral – my house, my dog, naming rights to my future children….it is AMAZING!

    • One of my friends who works for No. 6 has the Anntian dress (where I am guessing Rachael got it!) and I am sooooo covetous of it! I should totally ask to borrow for a wedding…it’s so pretty!

  88. Lisa says...

    So pleased to see another physician on here – we can have style, too! ;) I remember perseverating over a funky pair of shoes, and finally the salesgirl said, “Girl, I wish my doctor would wear those to work!” Effective sales work on her end!

    • Karen says...

      I just want to hug you for “perseverating.” Best. Word. Ever. (well, one of them at least.)

    • This comment makes me laugh because both my primary care physician and my kids’ pediatrician are both incredibly chic!

    • Jessica says...

      COJ doctors unite!! Love bringing a little style to my rural Indian Health Service practice. Also, perseverate…you a psychiatrist like me?

    • Anna says...

      I am a med student and loved the post and comments like these! I have been trying to look more conservative lately, but also feeling that I’m losing some of my personality while doing that. This is such a great reminder that sophisticated can be creative and fun, too! Thank you, Joanna and all the wonderful md’s here! xx

    • Erica says...

      Another hoorah for stylish lady physicians :-) I’m a psychiatry resident myself and am trying to incorporate more fun pieces into the mix . Thank you for the important and good work you do, Rachael.

  89. Sarah King says...

    What a special person Rachael seems to be. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into her life and style!

  90. Julia says...

    Super hero! What an awesome woman to feature!! Apartment tour please!

  91. Jessica says...

    I’m thinking we might need a house tour, too (hello penny tiles!)

    • Melissa says...

      I second this! Those penny tiles and the arched front door look gorgeous.

  92. Samantha J says...

    Absolutely love Rachel’s style — and that beautiful smile, it’s the best accessory!

  93. Lisa says...

    Oh wow – a new shero! Such a wonderful person and dresser, so inspiring.

    I totally agree with having an outfit that makes you feel good when you’re bloated / ate too much / are tired. It really helps the day go better (and more easily)

    • I love that term! “Shero”!!!!

  94. What a fascinating job! Between this post and the other week of outfits profiling the lawyer who represents low income tenants, I’m starting to wish COJ would do some career profiles. I’d love to hear how these women achieve work life balance, handle stress, and how they decided to do what they do.

    • Colleen says...

      Yes!! So many fascinating jobs out there that give back in so many ways.

    • Maddie says...

      I love that idea!

    • Katie says...

      Second this!! I’m in med school but as an older student (30) and have put much of my personal life on hold to pursue this career path. I’m currently studying for the boards and sometimes wonder if I will 1. human when all is said and done, 2. able to succeed in multiple areas of my life– as a doctor but also a partner and a mother. And have SOME time to do the things I enjoy.

      Would love to hear more about the tradeoffs, and also hear from women who maybe don’t “have it all” but have enough by finding a balance. Can you work and still find time to spend quality time with your children and partner? Do you feel like you have to give up things you really enjoy such as cooking or exercise or reading? Why do I feel like this is very much an American phenomenon while European countries value holiday and family time more? Also, how can we do it without affordable childcare options especially without family member assistance? These questions keep me up at night!

    • Bethany says...

      Agree! I would love to get their perspective on so many things!

    • Sarah says...

      Yes! I would be SO into that!!

    • julie says...

      Yessssssss. As my career moves forward, I’m still into cooking/fashion/lifestyle/home decor, but I’d love business lady tips!

    • Madeline says...

      Yes, this would be amazing! Would love to see a work/life balance series with the types of diverse, intelligent rockstar women COJ already does such a good job featuring.

    • Katie Murphy says...

      Yes! I love that a couple of your last few “Week of Outfits” subjects have careers in the public sector (and have awesome style)–I would love to hear more from these women.

    • NSU says...

      Agree! I have SO much to say about this (as a finance professional / working mom of two/ marathon runner…..etc).

    • Anna says...

      Yes to this!
      And to Katie- I am an older med student too, so every word you said resonated with me! Just nice to know that I’m not the only one who has chosen such a path in life. Sending all the love. xx

    • Kim says...

      As an academic pediatrician mom perpetually working on balance between family, self care, clinical work, advocacy, and research, I would love a series like this.

  95. Beautiful feature from an inspiring woman! What a career!

  96. Csilla says...

    love!!!

    p.s. can we see the rest of the bathroom from the last photo?????????????

  97. Katie says...

    Haha! I had the SAME jeans thing happen to me! For years my friends saw me exclusively in skirts and dresses… and then I discovered that high-waisted jeans were back in style, and that’s almost all I wear now. They’re SO much more comfortable on my body! Happy that style is in a phase that’s flattering on so many women’s bodies.

    • Azlin says...

      Me too! Stopped wearing jeans for a few years until they came out with more decent mid and high rise ?