Green lake water and a new face

I realized not too long ago that I've yet to take outfit photos while I'm wearing glasses. I've worn glasses since I was 7, but upgraded to contacts when I was in Jr. high and have mostly stuck to them. I've never really liked my glasses all that much, but I got a new pair about a month ago and now I seem to want to wear them all the time. They'll probably be making more regular appearances on the blog, so consider this an introduction to my new face.

I got coffee with my friend Patty this morning and she was nice enough to hop over to a park with me and help me take a few photos. This was my first time taking outfit photos with my own camera, so the quality might not be the best. I've got the wearing cute outfits and writing parts of having a personal style blog down, but I'm completely clueless when it comes to photography.

I wear this Darling skirt all the time, but I haven't taken pictures in it since my very first outfit post. I probably wear it too much, actually. Not that I care, the color goes with everything. This top is definitely one of my best thrifted finds. It's another one that's a size too big, but I make it work anyway. On an unrelated note, am I only one who's too immature to take the term "pussy bow" seriously? It just reminds me of that episode of Arrested Development when Michael doesn't realize that Rita is saying he's sweet when she calls him a pussy and he tries to prove his manliness to her for the rest of the episode. Obviously, I just look for any excuse to reference Arrested Development.

Top: Thrifted
Skirt: Darling, via Hautelook sale
Tote: Clothes Horse
Flats: UO
Ring: boutique in L.A.
Bracelet: Thrifted


  1. People with glasses probably always hate to hear this but I am so jealous! I've always wanted glasses. So cute, I love the whole look!

  2. This is so cute! I love how you styled this skirt! Your glasses are adorable, lovely xx

  3. Haha, you are too cute! I love your glasses girl, they are such a great frame. I want something like those actually...mine are more narrow and not as fun.
    Such a pretty outfit, that pleated skirt is the best ♥

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  4. I can never pass up a great polka dot blouse, especially one with a pretty tie like yours. Cute tote bag too :)

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  5. You look so classy, I love the pleats and the flats! You look cute in glasses.

    P.S. I would love to be instagram friends if I had instagram... :( I don't have an iphone, so I'm stuck with the fake. "insta-cam". So sad.

  6. love your pretty ballerina's !!

  7. I love your flats!! What a great color! :)

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  8. You look amazing in those glasses! I hope you wear them more often :)
    I think my favorite part of you pictures are the always present HUGE smiles, you just always look like your having fun doing what your doing (the uncomfortable what do I do for the next pic smiles always put a smile on my face :)


  9. I really reallyyyy like the glasses on you. Some girls can really pull it off, and you're definitely one of them, they look sooo stinkin' good on you :)
    And your outfit is adorable! Your glasses fit the outfit perfectly :)

  10. Such a cute look - love your specs :) Your subtle pattern mixing is perfect!


  11. So pretty . :)

    xo ,
    Ana Catalarrana

  12. I'm the same- I just wore my glasses for the first time on the blog last month, and I've been blogging for a little over 2 years! I usually only wear glasses on the weekend or at night, which is why they've never made it to the blog before! Also, I'm so not good at the photography part, which is why I'm very lucky to have a blog friend that helps me take pictures :)

  13. Seriously, you are adorable! I love that skirt, I'd wear it all the time if I had it too. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  14. how can you always look so super cute? I feel like I'm repeating myself here but I love your outfit! I wish I could raid your closet haha

    Drawing Dreaming

  15. You and your glasses are super cute (that smile just lights up rooms, doesn't it?)

    Pussy-bow always sounds funny to me and I never remember what the term is either!

  16. I hear you about the glasses, I dint love mine so I don't wear them much. Yours are cute & so is your skirt !

  17. If I had the chance to wear awesome, legit glasses, I totally would! I love yours! I also love the shimmer that makes the pleats in that skirt extra special and glam. Looking good Elana! And ditto, some of us are just doing the best we can with photography :)

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