I wore this on Wednesday for my second day of my internship (I'm only going in two days a week) and even though it's really nothing special, it's an easy summer look that's comfortable to work and drive in. I still haven't gotten to do much, as it's been a slow week there, but I still come home exhausted due to sitting it traffic for two hours both ways. I really don't have any right to complain considering it's an incredible opportunity, but man does that drive make me want to shoot someone. I felt bad that I fell asleep while watching Battlestar Galactica with my friend Adam later night, even after he had bought me an iced coffee, but for some reason that drive just wipes me out. When you factor in the 6:30 a.m. shift I worked yesterday morning at my dad's restaurant, you could say I'm just a little tired. Luckily, I've become quite the expert of doing it all with a smile on my face. Working at a restaurant for years does that to you.

Speaking of tired, I'm at that point yet again where I'm tired of most of the pieces in my wardrobe. I know that I say that a lot, but this time I'm really serious about getting rid of pieces of I don't wear very often and replacing them with more classic, long-lasting pieces. It doesn't hurt that I finally won my very giveaway — $50 to Modcloth from Illana of My Modern Vintage! Now that's one way to start reworking a wardrobe. 

As for the weekend, one of my closest friends, Alena, is back in town from Utah for a few days and we're making a trip to South Coast Plaza today to drool over designer pieces we can't afford, one of our favorite pastimes. I also get to see Nataly tomorrow, which means that I'll be spending my entire weekend with wonderful, well-dressed people. What more could a girl ask for? 

What do you have planned for the weekend?

Top: H&M (from Buffalo Exchange)
Skirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Ring: c/o eFoxcity


  1. You are just so adorable!
    I'm glad you're doing well with your internship & sorry you're so tired lately!
    (So jealous you won a Modcloth giveaway!)

    The Style Hippie

  2. Arg, I hear you! I go through phases like that too when I want to purge my whole closet and start out new. But seriously, with all your darling dresses and skirts, you must have one of the prettiest wardrobes around :-)

    I love this easy breezy summer look..and those shoes! Hang in there with the drive. I used to have to do that with my last job and I was exhausted by the end of the day. A stop at Starbucks on the way home always did the trick for a little pick me up though..hehe.

    xo Marisa

  3. u have strong will n energy :) can see that personality in your smile. Beautiful.

  4. I feel the same way about my clothes too sometimes. Also, I really like your skirt - just so adorable! The polka dots are the perfect pattern!


  5. It's so important to feel comfortable when you're facing a really long day like that one!! I love this look, that skirt is soooo cute! One can never go wrong with a cute little polka dot skirt.
    I go through phases where I love everything then hate everything i own! It's so frustrating!

  6. You look adorable. I love your polka-dot skirt. it's so cute! <3
    I hope you have fun with your friend. :) Be sure to take lots of pictures. :)

  7. Such a cute outfit, and I love the ring! So jealous that you won a ModCloth giveaway!! Exciting! And sounds like you have a fun weekend lined up! :)

    xox Sammi

  8. Adorable outfit! Alex


  9. Congrats on the giveaway win! No need to feel bad about being exhausted after a job, even if it is a fab opportunity - working hard has a way of wiping anyone out! I feel like I get tired of my wardrobe so often. I'm in such a rut right now, too! On the plus side, you look fabulous :). I adore that skirt.

  10. Elana that second pic of you is amazing!! I love it! Loving the polka dots and the two-tone top. (and I think I need some similar loafers) I feel ya on the tired thing! Man, I just can't get feeling energized lately! Oh, and I LOVE what Joyce did with the blog, it looks so great and SO you!

  11. This look is so cute! I love those flats! :D
    And I know what you mean about the 2 hour commute, I do that to the city, fortunately it's on a train...but still annoying

  12. omg such a cute skirt! absolutely love this look :) so pretty!!


  13. Hi, Elana! YOu look so pretty and vivid! Lovely snapshots as well! Just started to follow you with GFC and on Bloglovin', hope you can follow me back;)
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra

  14. Oh, I love this sheer(ish) top. A little summery but still classy.

    Congrats on winning a giveaway (and what a great prize to win too!!) I am excited to see your wardrobe changes; something always seems so fascinating about people's cleaning out of the wardrobe.

    What do you do as you drive (ie listen to music or anything like that.) I tend to find audiobooks really help long drives. Maybe something like a new CD of music you like or an audiobook checked out from the library might help make it less painful.

  15. I love your skirt, it suits you so well! xx Maylis


  16. Ha, no kidding! I feel like I can whip out the best fake smile ever after working at a restaurant now. :P
    Love this cute polka dot print and your staple knotted shirt. Its your signature, girl!
    Ugh, and I'm so sorry about that traffic situation, that sucks. Just keep remembering how its an awesome opportunity that you're driving towards!

    Trendy Teal

  17. Haha I know what you mean about restaurants and fake smiles! Keep up the hard work girl, it'll pay off :) Your pictures look great! I don't know if I see you in black often but I love it against your red hair! Lovely polka dot skirt too!

  18. I love that top! Super cute outfit - good luck with the internship (and the drive!)