Wednesday was a good outfit day  and a good day in general. Sure, spring hasn't been too reliable so far, but the moment I looked outside on Wednesday, I knew I could bare leg it (it's a verb now). I've been feeling the need to bust out the blazer/polka dot skirt combo ever since Nicole from Writes Like a Girl's flawless post, and while I don't look nearly as awesome as she does, it's still a no-fail combination. I decided to actually do some print mixing for once and paired it with stripes. I think I need to start print mixing more often because I always like the results. Classic and slightly playful? I think yes.

If there's one thing that's the most frustrating about moving in a month, it's that my friends and family here in Illinois have gotten particularly good at playing the "You know, you aren't going to get to spend time with us anymore soon" card a little too often. It partially bothers me because it works every time, but it's mostly because I started using that on all of them first, and they've gotten much better at it than me. I'm already getting so emotional about leaving, that it's pretty much possibly to guilt me into doing anything these days. That's how I ended up out to dinner and at a bar for an open mic on a Wednesday night instead of doing homework and having my regularly scheduled Netflix date. I'm not going to get any sleep at all for the next month, am I?

Entertainment stuff for today: I'm still talking about "Game of Thrones" nonstop and I'm all over the buzz surrounding the announcement that Stephen Colbert will replace Letterman. Colbert is my homeboy, obviously. 

Dress (worn as top): Modcloth
Skirt: Thrifted
Blazer: Buffalo Exchange
Flats: Need Supply Co.
Bracelet: Fifth & Mae


  1. This is a fantastic combo, Elana!

  2. These picture turned out really well!


  3. I would 100% wear this outfit to work! It's cute and professional!

  4. Aww, that card is definitely a trump one, isn't it? Aha, well enjoy your time with them while you can girly!
    Love this classic print mix <3

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  5. I love mixing stripes and polka dots! So cute!
    Pretty Lovely

  6. This skirt is so cute! I love it! I wish I could wear bare legs... ;)
    Enjoy your weekend :)!

  7. Cute! I love polka dots and stripes... you can't go wrong. Nicole of "Writes like a Girl" lives in Austin too... although we've never actually met yet.

  8. Elana, you look beautiful in these photos! I am loving this silhouette on you. And no, probably no sleep til graduation :)

    xox Sammi

  9. LOVE this patter/color combo! You are right, no more r & r til graduation, but fun is exhausting ya know?! :)

  10. Polka dots, stripes, and a blazer combo can do no wrong - Love that you took inspiration from another blogger and recreated a look that's all your own! Love it!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes