Bloggers and Sweaters

I don't think I can write enough about much I love the bloggers I've met in the short amount of time I've been doing this. Not only do the sweet comments I'm fortunate enough to receive make me happy, but I genuinely love the blogs of most of the women I've come in contact with. It will never cease to amaze me when a blogger I admire takes the time to read and comment on my blog. Katherine of Of Corgis & Cocktails is one of those bloggers, so when she recently decided to purge her closet and offer readers first dibs for basically free, I jumped at the chance to own this sweater. Of course, when I say "jumped at," I mean I was too incompetent to figure out how to enter the promo code in her shop and was convinced I wouldn't be able to get it, but a helpful email from Katherine solved my problem almost immediately. When the sweater came in last week, it was love at first sight. Not only did it fit perfectly, but I've been searching for more items with elbow pads for quite some time now. Everyone should get used to seeing this sweater now since I'm positive I'll be wearing it all the time once the weather allows it.

Ignoring the quality of my camera and the fact that I desperately need a haircut, aren't the locations of these photos great? I've been wanting to take pictures around this building for awhile, but I failed on Friday when it started pouring. Luckily, T.J. and I went back on Saturday before the hot air balloon rally, and it worked out even better since no one was around. We originally were just going to take pictures in front of that unique door, but the steps made it hard to get a good angle. T.J. did climb into a nearby tree at one point (his idea), but it didn't end up helping. I convinced him to let me take pictures of him in the tree, but he won't let me post them anywhere. Lame.

In other news, the weather has been wonderful lately. It's still pretty warm, but it's been cool enough to get away with sweaters and light jackets. Naturally, I'll be wearing one or other every day this week. Hope everyone is having a good (or bearable at least) Monday!

Dress: H&M, via Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: UO
Necklace: Anthropologie, via swap
Belt: Thrifted
Bag: Thrifted
Cardigan: via Of Corgis & Cocktails


  1. i'm so glad you like it! it looks a lot better on you than it ever did on me - i'm glad too! and thank you for all of your kind words - i've loved getting to know you better through the blogs too - it's my favorite part of this whole thing. and i do love this location - i actually thought (and still think) that the paper behind you was strategically placed because it's in a perfect diagonal to draw attention to you. that second to last photo is my fave! and i adore this dress - we have incredibly similar taste in dresses so i think i love all of yours

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  2. Looking through the photos I kept thinking how much I liked that elbow-patched cardi and then that's what you were writing about too! So fun!

    The relationships that spring up really are great.

  3. I love a good fall sweater - and I'm so happy that it's starting to be cool enough to wear them! Your Anthropologie necklace is amazing and I love your dress and shoes, too. So basically I love your whole outfit. And I'm not just saying that, I promise! I hope you had a lovely weekend!

  4. You are just adorable! I LOVE the sweater from Katherine (isn't she great?), it looks fabulous on you. Your dress is so cute and the necklace is awesome. I pretty much love every single thing about this outfit! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. wow I love this outfit, Elana! it's one of my favourites of yours so far, you look so cute! I love your dress and your statement necklace, they're both fabulous and look so great together! I miss wearing sweaters (it has been really really hot in here so I don't get to do any layering, sadly) but I love that cardigan you're wearing! it's so cute, I love the elbow patch! :) great photos as well, love the portrait of you where you're similing! :)

    Have a great week, girl!

    Drawing Dreaming

  6. Ah! QT as always!! Really love that dress and I have those shoes! But the tan ones :-) Miss all your posts and I love the header!! Really cuuuuute.

  7. hahah woaaah, such extremes TJ went to get the right shot! i wish my guy would be dedicated enough to climb some trees ;) but this really is a cute location- love that door! and how nice of the blogger to give away her things- you scored with that sweater, i love anything with elbow patches too!

  8. Oooh love that buffalo exchange dress! And the newly acquired cardigan is AMAZING!!! I have been collecting fabric scraps with the plan of sewing patches on to sweaters this winter, but we will see if that actually happens! The location is the best too, pretty buildings, wahoo! So funny that TJ was up in a tree trying to get a good shot, now THATS dedication!
    Thanks for you sweet (as usual) comments on my new blog post too! I read your previous post about meeting super kind blogger friends recently and I 100% agree!

  9. No, you're the best. I'm having a great time creeping on your blogging friends too because they are all really nice! The cardigan is lovely, even better now that it is cardigan weather! I'm totally with you on just barely getting away with wearing them, but doing it despite the weather anyway! I love those elbow patches! Also love that TJ got in a tree! He's really taking the blog-photographer thing seriously! Cute cute look. I need to get a statement necklace. Happy happy Monday to you Elana!

    perfectly priya

  10. Ah I forgot to say (I have to mentally note all the things I want to comment about as I'm reading your posts) I think your hair looks lovely! Seriously I especially noticed it on this post.

    perfectly priya

  11. I just love elbow patches! Great look!

  12. That sweater looks so cozy, glad you were able to get it!

    xo erica

  13. This location is amazing! Love it! You look adorable and this is such a perfect transition outfit between summer and fall.
    Much love,

  14. aww this look is so pretty and sweet!! love it :)

  15. You are so adorable! That is going to be a great sweater for fall and those flats look both cute and comfy. I enjoyed your post, it was very thoughtful!

    xo Jenny

  16. awe it looks so cozy!
    haha at least you know he's willing to go to great lengths for you :)

  17. I like buying things from other bloggers too, where I've been able to. I can never understand why they are getitng rid of it lol

  18. I just love you in this dress! The soft muted colors look amazing on you - and that cardigan is too darn cute!


  19. Awww, I wanna see TJ in the tree! xD
    Haha, so glad you managed to snag this sweater, the elbow patches are so awesome. I've been meaning to try a DIY so one of my cardis can have that cute detail.
    Adorable outfit as always girl, I just love the soft and pretty dress. The colors are just perfect for fall!

    Trendy Teal

  20. This is such a cool place to take outfit photos!
    I love your cardigan, the elbow details are absolutely adorable. And I want your shoes!! Very cute outfit :)

  21. Beautiful look!! would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥