First Day

I've loved all of the items I've borrowed from the Flock Together girls, but there have been a few that just immediately get me excited after opening them. It's swaps like these that only take me the next day or so to wear. I got this dress in the mail only a couple of days ago, but couldn't wait to wear it. This is the third dress I've borrowed from Ashley, and I swear I've fallen more and more in love with each one as I've received them. I was completely smitten with this one the moment I saw her wearing it on her blog and was beyond thrilled when I saw that she had to put it up to be swapped. Don't be surprised if you see this one being remixed again.

In fact, I loved this dress so much that I actually wore it for my first day of my internship, which was yesterday. I don't think I'm allowed to talk about it on the Internet too much, but it went well! The environment is a little intimidating, but I think I'll get the hang of it. I'm only going in two times a week because it's so far though. Two hours in LA traffic is just as bad as it sounds. 

I hope you all like my new blog design that Joyce made for me! She was such a dream to work with and she perfectly conveyed what I wanted in the design. I was hoping for something really clean and with sans serif type, and I absolutely love how it turned out. I definitely recommend Joyce if you're looking to redesign your blog!

Dress: Deb, borrowed from Ashley
Shoes: UO
Ring: Francesca's Collections (gift)
Ring: H&M


  1. Yes, this borrowed dress is indeed absolutely beautiful! And how wonderful that you are satisfy there :)

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

  2. The minimalist-ness (I couldn't find a better word) of your outfit perfectly compliments your new clean look! I love it :)

    The Style Hippie

  3. Oh Elana, you're so beautiful! I just visiting your blog and seeing your smile :) This is a dreamy outfit and that blue necklace pulled it all together and added a bit more you into it. Ugh, commuting is the worst! I can't imagine how bad it is in a big city like that!

  4. You are so darling in this; so glad the internship's first day went well!

  5. Ooh I like this design, chartreuse looks good here! Adorbz 4 REAL.


  6. This dress looks so wonderful on you!!! That necklace is so perfect with it too
    and yeah 2 hours in traffic sounds absolutely horrible, I have bad road rage in those situations!!

  7. I love the dress. The detailing on the top is too great. :)

    Flounces & Hubbub

  8. Such a cute dress on you, and I was going to say that I love your shoes (which I do!), and then I realized that I have the same ones in white and wear them ALL the time. I love them in black though, too. And I forgot to mention that I love your new blog design! Very clean, and the illustration on top is so adorable.

    xox Sammi

  9. This dress is so beautiful on you. I seriously love how different it is than your normal style and omg, your blog looks incredible, clean, and professional!

  10. This is sooo cute!!!! I love the detail in the top :)

  11. What a sweet dress, I can totally understand why you adore it, you look great!

  12. Dang, Joyce has been doing some work! Aha, I've seen her designs on a lot of the blogs that I read. She does an amazing job. Love the new format! I'm definitely hiring her once I get some extra money lying around...haha
    This dress...this dress! *_* Wow, I can see why you fell for it right away. Its super duper cute Elana - and with your bold statement necklace, its perfect for an internship day.
    Yikes, and I saw your photo about LA traffic...ugh, that's awful -_-

    Trendy Teal

  13. This is such a cute dress, and perfect with that necklace and shoes. It's awesome that you like work. Also...yeah, LA traffic is terrifying. I was visiting when they had some highway pass closed or something, and I'd thought it was awful before they closed it and...yeah. Two hours of that just sounds awful. I hope you enjoy it even more as you keep at it (your internship, not the traffic, I mean...I guess enjoying the traffic would be a helpful thing, but I don't think enjoying traffic is really possible...)


  14. beautiful dress and love the new layout darling. Oh and guess what- you won my Modcloth giveaway! I will send it to your email address.

    XO Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

  15. Thank you for your lovely comment! I am so glad to have found your blog - your style is super cute! Can't wait to see more :) xo


  16. You look so adorable! I really love that print of your skirt/dress, so gorgeous. Glad that your internship is going well - sounds like such an amazing opportunity!


  17. You look so cute! Like the blue statement necklace :)


  18. Hiya! I absolutely love your background. I'm just starting out in the blogging world and have no idea how to create a header. Is it easy? Would love if you could reply!! xxx