The perfect blogger meet-up

Get this girl some outfit photos, stat!

Sometimes I just want to climb atop a mountain and declare my love for the fashion blogging community. Not only do my sweet readers' comments do wonders for my ego, I've already met some of the most kind, talented, intelligent, interesting, and stylish people from all around the world after only a few months of blogging. With bloggers from every part of globe, imagine my excitement when Nataly of Lusty Leaves and I found out we both lived in Orange County. It was fate. Yesterday, we met up at one of my favorite places, the Orange Circle, where we drooled over expensive vintage dresses, wanted to buy everything in antique stores, and spilled delicious gelato all over ourselves like children. I have a few friends I can do things like this with, but with the majority of my friends being a bunch of video game-obsessed dudes, I can't contain my excitement over spending time with someone who not only could talk with me about good TV, but could gush over designers and fashion blogs while contemplating buying a vintage floral bag. It didn't hurt that she's even sweeter in person and I felt like I had known her forever. If meeting everyone from the internet was this much fun, I'd start replying to Craigslist ads immediately.

Nataly was nice enough to take my outfit photos for the day and we stopped at this beautiful old church. My skirt is actually a strapless dress I put a lace tank over and it's one of those pieces I've had forever and will never get rid of. Thankfully, it's lightweight enough that I wasn't dying in the heat. I convinced Nataly to let me take one picture of her, but I think she needs to start taking outfit photos ASAP. Maybe if enough commenters agree with me, she'll get the push she needs...

I hope everyone reading is enjoying their week as much as I am, and make sure to check out Nataly's blog, Lusty Leaves, as well!

Tank top: Buffalo Exchange
Dress (worn as skirt): American Vintage
Belt: Thrifted
Bag: Thrifted
Bracelet: Thrifted
Shoes: Modcloth


  1. oh cool! i love finding blogger friends - i've met two girls already and am meeting another soon. i consider myself to 'live' a bunch of places so i find a lot of girls in my 'homes' so to speak.

    i met a LOT of my friends through the internet, so i love this blogger meet up stuff.

    and i love your tank&dress combo - it looks so cute on you! your smile is so adorable - i love that.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  2. I love that dress, such a fun print!! :) Blogger meetups are always a good time, aren't they? :)

  3. Super duper cute! Both of your outfits are so summery, I love it!

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  4. That is so awesome! Glad you got to meet up with her :) You two look lovely and so happy haha.
    Great print mixing in your outfit! Such a pretty skirt

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  5. OMG can this be real?! You guys are my favorites in ONE POST! Love it all and WHY am I not in CA right now to join this blogger meet-up?! Why? You both are adorable. Elana- genius strapless dress with tank over. Why have a I never thought of this before? Nataly- we all knew you were cute hiding under your blog with no pictures of yourself! Your style is awesome!!! I feel like I do when my best friends at home hang out without me: pissed. And lonely. Anyway, super cute. I will totally check out that blog, Lusty Leaves ;)

    perfectly priya

  6. so sweet! Love this.

  7. Hey Elana- just letting you know that I'm passing the Liebster Award onto you! All the details are on my blog :)

    Love your outfit here - you always have the best skirt and top combos!

    Life etc

  8. omg, i'm the most awkward human being on the face of the planet. But you're so cute & I'm so glad we met up!

  9. That's so fun that you guys had a blogger meet up! And I'm glad y'all got to do a photo shoot together, too!

    P.S. Girl. That skirt is so cute!

  10. You're such a cutie!

  11. "If meeting everyone from the internet was this much fun, I'd start replying to Craigslist ads immediately."

    hahaha this made me laugh so hard!! I wish it were that easy :)


  12. So cute! I love your print mixing and you are so right! I love the blogging community because it's full of wonderful women who support each other :)


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  14. Loved this outfit <3 those colors look great on you and loved the way you accessorized it <3 you look great

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  15. What fabulous fun that you got meet another blogger in person. It sounds like you had so much fun!

  16. Hi dear :) you have such a lovely blog! what do you think of following each other on blogloivn' and GFC? Let me know
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  17. I'm pretty sure I already said this a couple of times but I love how you're always smiling :) great outfit by the way!

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