Katie Duke’s Careisma Scrubs Review
Official Careisma Scrubs review found here by Katie Duke.
Over the last week I’ve had many requests to do a review of the recently released new scrubs by “Careisma.” Having worn them all week at the 2016 AONE Conference (American Organization of Nurse Executives), I can now complete this blog with a real time first hand review.
First let’s address the obvious; Careisma is a scrub line designed and endorsed by Sofia Vergara. As we all know, she is not a Nurse, nor does she work in healthcare. This has been a source for a lot of confusion for people and so I looked into this to get some background.
Sofia Vergara is a very charismatic, strong willed, hard working business woman who is a huge proponent for women. She has long supported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and consistently supporting the needs of healthcare for undeserved populations has consistently been a cause close to her heart. She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent treatment, which included radiation, to treat this cancer. During her time in the hospital, especially the time she spent in isolation rooms, she grew very fond of nurses, and from a perspective that only a patient can understand, appreciated the work that we do more than ever before. She witnessed the service we provide, the sacrifices we make, and lastly, the fashion that we wear. Being a woman who appreciates fashion and self expression, she gathered her team together, and the end result; a fashion forward, functional, feminine line of scrubs dubbed, “Careisma Scrubs”.
You all know that I am a huge supporter of women and all that we stand for, and Nursing in general. And unfortunately this is one of those times that our men in nursing and healthcare are left out. However, when Nurse Mendoza launches his own line of man scrubs one day hopefully, lol, we can be even. Hi Mendoza!!!!
So, with that being said and out of the way, can we please stop with the, “why is Sofia Vergara on the cover of ScrubsMag?? Why is she making scrubs?”
No other celebrity has ever attempted to support nursing in a manner as this, and I personally think it’s pretty cool.
Now, onto the review!!
It s a quick and concise one at that!
I am 5 feet tall, I wear a size 10 Jean, (if it was up to me I’d wear leggings every day of my life though), I have boobs 36D/DD and I have hips and thighs. Finding scrubs and clothes in general that fit my frame decently is a constant mission. I decided to go with a medium top and a medium pant. All of the styles in her line have stretchy fabric and it feels Yoga inspired, so the fit is flattering and also moves very well with you. The pants are higher rise which I really like because we spend 90% of the shift bending over and I’d rather not show anyone my undergarments. It is true to size most definitely.
Amen for stretch.
I like the cut outs and the charms on the zippers and also the color blocking with stretchy sleeves. The undershirts feel like yoga shirts and I actually have worn them with some cute leggings to run errands and that I love because it makes me feel like I’ve got more for my money. Small little details like what I’ve mentioned above are things I can appreciate because …..well…. It’s nice to have details like that when it comes to your work uniform.
This is plain and simple. They’re affordable. They’re classy, and they’re a worthy purchase of between $27- 32. I learned a long time ago that you get what you pay for, and I don’t want to be wearing a $10 cardboard scrub top.
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By Scrubs Staff