Not Enough Stripes


When we decided we wanted to do a stripe challenge on Flock Together, I immediately knew I wanted to post a photo in this dress. Unfortunately, the timing didn't work out and I wasn't able to get pictures in it until it was too late. Despite the missed opportunity, so continues my love affair with stripes.

This is the second item from Modcloth's Cabin Fever sale and I'm smitten. This dress had been on my wishlist for far too long, but never actually made it into my cart until it was marked down to about $10. Granted, I had to buy it in a size bigger than I normally wear since it was all that was left, but I knew I'd be willing to make it work for that price. Luckily, it's only a tad loose and nothing a belt can't fix.

Also, I should add how happy I am to have my friend Jenn taking my pictures for me a couple times a week again. I always feel bad dragging her outside when I get into the office, but when she takes photos this awesome, it's hard to resist asking her.










This cardigan is one of my two Madewell pieces I own that I scored for $15 a while back. It's one of those pieces that I always forget I own for some reason, but when you own as many cardigans as I do, I suppose it's bound to happen.

I should mention how I "organize" my cardigans. See, when it comes to work and school, I'm extremely organized. However, when it comes to my room, my organization is lacking just a little. I have one hook that hang sweaters off of, but it's light can only hold a few. There a few more that I hang off of my bedpost and there's one draped over my mirror. The rest (the heavier ones) and a few jackets hang out on the back of my desk chair. The problem with this is that I usually decide that I want to try on whichever one ends up at the bottom of the pile. To grab it, I end up throwing everything on top of it onto my bed. Then, I realize that time is running out before class and that I still need to make coffee, so I end up just leaving the pile on the bed. What I'm trying to say is, my room is essentially covered in cardigans. I don't have a problem, I swear.

Dress: Modcloth
Sweater: Madewell
Belt: Vintage
Boots: Cathy Jean
Bracelets: Thrifted

36 comments

  1. Dude, that belt is awesome! At first I thought it was a monogram but in the closeup it *almost* has a Celtic knot feel to it. Ahhh, vintage leather belts are just the best. I love how the belt buckle plays off of the stripes in the dress and that purple cardigan is pretty fabulous! (I know what you mean, my closet is not even remotely organized. I keep saying it's because it's tiny and there's no shelves, but it's really just me.)

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  2. Amazing look, dear! I really like the dress :)

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  3. Stripes are the best and they are rocking that dress!

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  4. Absolutely adorable! Love the dress and that madewell cardi is for sure my fave. You rocked it girl :)

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  5. Absolutely love this striped dress and the purple cardigan, they look absolutely perfect together!! I am jealous you were able to get such a great deal on this dress, the modcloth website wouldn't work for me during the sale! Grrr!!
    xJennaD

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  6. LOVE the combo of purple and stripes, and these pictures are beautiful! Good work Jen!

    perfectly priya

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  7. I saw your Facebook profile pictures and was like "Okay, I can't wait to see this outfit post..." ;)
    Haha, the rich purple cardigan is SO PRETTY! Plus, a lovely striped dress and awesome boots? Nailed it girl!

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  8. I love this striped dress. You look so pretty in purple. Adorable as always! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Ouh I have a similar black and white striped dress - I love it with the purple! So cute! And the photo you made your profile pictures is indeed so pretty - your friend Jen is going a great job with this! I love how you 'organize' your cardigans. I'm the complete opposite - color coded by rainbow in my closet :D I'm crazed a bit though.

    <3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

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  10. Love the oversized stripes and it has such a pretty bodice! The purple cardi is the perfect added pop of color too. I wish I had grabbed something on sale but I was REALLY trying hard to be good! Also thank you for your super nice comments as always! They make my day :)
    xo Hannah

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  11. $10?!! That is amazing! You look adorable! The neckline on this dress is so pretty and I love the purple cardi with it! Your friend does take awesome pics and your hair is looking fabulous in these!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  12. What a beautiful dress! I love your style!

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  13. Haha at least when you're chilly you can always curl up under a pile of cardigans! Speaking of which, I love this color on you! Bright and happy, just like your personality! That sounds cheesy but at least on your blog you seem like a bright and happy person.

    Rachel

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  14. That dress is so perfect! I love the stripes a whole lot, especially paired with the purple! Also, that belt is so fun!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  15. Aw, you look adorable in this! Your smile brightens my day :) It always looks like you have so much fun taking your photos! I hope you are having a lovely day!

    ~Alyssa
    www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

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  16. Hello dear! I love your outfits and style!
    I think we should follow each other! What do you say ?
    Kisses!

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  17. i love that dress...it looks so good on you :).
    Great outfit :)

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  18. I love this outfit! The sweater is such a great color and I love the stripes on the dress! :D
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  19. That dress is beyond cute and that price can't be beat! I love how you paired it with the purple cardigan too. This is definitely one of my favorite Elana outfits!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  20. that is so nice having a friend to take a few pics. i am so behind bcuz J & i are both extra busy now. but anyway, i LOVE this dress on you & the cardi is perfect w/ it!
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  21. Thanks so much for commenting on my blog so I could find your blog! I'm really enjoying your style. I think it's great that you refuse to wear sweats to class (confession: I totally wore a hoodie almost every day in college, lol).

    This is a very chic outfit - the cardigan really ties everything together.

    - October

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  22. These photos are the cutest! You look so, so pretty my dear. That dress is great and I can see it being so versatile for you. Sadly I didn't get my cabin fever dress...I was part of the massive server errors they experienced, so the lack of modcloth in my closet continues...le sigh. I'm wishing you and your darling self a wonderful weekend! :)

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  23. I really really love this outfit, not that I don't like your other ones, but this is definitely a favorite! Stripes, a bright cardi, and booties= winner! -Jessica L

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  24. Cute dress, love your hair.

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  25. Oh goodness yes!! I loooove this dress. Stripes all the time, every day please! And it looks perfect with that bright purple sweater.

    - Hannah
    she could be a pharmer in those clothes

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  26. Love the purple cardi with the black and white stripes!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  27. You look great!


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  28. I love this striped dress,
    it's so cute. :)

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  29. cute look! I love the purple with the stripes:)
    xo
    Ylenia
    Ambitieuse.net

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  30. That is the coolest belt ever, and that dress fits you like a dream!

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  31. love the heart neckline of this dress. so dainty:)

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  32. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. I'm following you back!
    This striped dress is absolutely adorable!

    xo Raquel
    Sassy + Bubbly

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