Better Late than Never

I'm back from an accidental almost week-long hiatus there. It was partly due to getting busy, but the rain all week definitely didn't help matters. While I was unable to get any more outfit photos since last Monday, a lack of them did prompt me to look back through my photos and see if I had another set I had forgotten about. Fortunately, I really am as forgetful as I had hoped. I took this set featuring Jenna's seriously amazing dress I borrowed sometime over the summer and had intended to save it for a Flock Together post. As you might have been able to tell from my Flock Together post last week, I completely forgot and instead just posted my most recent set. Even though this dress didn't deserve to get lost in a pile of photos like it did, at least it survived and I get to share it now.

Really, how cool is this dress? There are pin-up female superheroes all over it, and it's a little risque in the best way possible. Despite my extremely short height, this dress still ended up being a little on the short side on me, which means a sweater was in order to class it up. Though if I was ever in the mood to put on a short, slightly low-cut dress, you'd better believe this would be it. Who needs a little black dress for going out on the town? Pin-up superheroes is obviously the way to go, and I'm not even being sarcastic.

I actually had an eventful weekend for the first time in a while, as I went to St. Louis with a bunch of editors from the paper for a journalism boot camp. We got there a day early so we could do some light shopping and enjoy St. Louis barbecue and frozen custard, which is quite possibly the greatest dessert ever. I had never had it before I moved to the Midwest a few years ago, and it's still a novelty to me. My friend chose where we ate dinner, so I demanded we all go to Ted Drewes for dessert, where I had only been once before. Oh, man. I would eat that frozen custard for every meal if I could.

The boot camp was a little uneventful, especially since I was the only one on my staff who had attended it last year too (everyone I went with last year graduated), and it was pretty much exactly the same. That said, there was a writing competition that proved to be exciting. We got to sit through a fake press conference and were given an hour to write a story. News writing has never been strongest point (I mostly write entertainment/fashion, opinions or features), but  I ended up getting third place! Even better, our staff members completely swept the competition with one of editors getting first, me getting third and two getting honorable mentions. Thank goodness we've been doing somethings right this whole time.

I'm hoping to finally have time to catch up on blogs, in between watching last night's Breaking Bad and  a How I Met Your Mother viewing party with my friends, of course. I love you guys, but let's face it, nothing comes between me and Breaking Bad. Except work on Sunday nights.

Dress: Borrowed from Jenna
Cardigan: Thrifted
Shoes: Vintage
Ring: Jewelmint


  1. glad you enjoyed your busy week, sounds like fun :)
    gorgeous outfit as always x

  2. I am so dangerously obsessed with Breaking Bad. It's not even funny. And congrats on the successful boot camp, sounds like you guys cleaned up. Finally, I love that dress (and Jenna) - such an awesome pattern.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. Ahhh it looks so cute on you!!! I love that you paired it with the bright red cardigan, such a great pair.
    At least part of the bootcamp was good :)

  4. Super cute! You look great in red. Also, sounds like an awesome weekend! Mmm... frozen custard...

    Ladyface Blog

  5. This is so darling- I love the Pops of Color

  6. This is so darling- I love the Pops of Color

  7. This dress is kickass! I love that its got a pin-up superheroes. Totally beats a LBD hands down :)
    And congrats on winning third! That's so awesome, especially when you thought it was your weakest area

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  8. I literally gasped when I saw your dress - it's SO COOL! With all the superheroes and all - what a great piece! And congrats on getting third! I used to love those journalism boot camps when I was in college!

  9. Elana, hey girl hey!! Sounds like you are super busy! That "boot camp" sounds pretty cool though, and a weekend trip is always fun! I've yet to visit St. Louis myself, but it sounds like an awesome city!

    I'm alwaysss jealous of the prints that circulate around in Flock Together, I mean where do you guys find these dresses?! Pin-up superheros? That's awesome, and the red cardigan is darling.

    perfectly priya

  10. This dress is so cute on you, I adore the print!

    Xo, Hannah

  11. Pin up superheroes? That sounds perfect! I love it!

  12. Holy crow, you look so adorable! That print is just spectacular! Hope that school is going well!