Wedding Guest Pro

This past weekend, I attended the wedding of a family friend and wore this gorgeous vintage dress. My parents have a group of three other couples whom they've been friends with since my dad's college days, and I've known all of them and their families my entire life. One of their sons got married, and it was a really wonderful wedding. To be honest, though, I kind of had forgotten about the wedding until last week, so I wasn't really sure what I was going to wear. Luckily, I had gotten this dress from one of my favorite vintage stores in LA, Slow. Unluckily for me, I had originally bought it to wear to Dapper Day at Disneyland, but couldn't go when I got sick that week. I was pretty bummed that I had spent money on this dress, but didn't get to wear it to Dapper Day, so I was happy when I realized I could put to good use at the wedding. Of course, it would have been better if it hadn't been the one night it was cold and windy, and I had only brought a light sweater. But what can you do, right?

Things have been pretty uneventful the past couple of days, but I'm really excited about my plans tonight. I've mentioned my love for Dan Harmon (creator of "Community" and "Rick and Morty") and his podcast, Harmontown, and I also told you about going to a taping of Harmontown last month. Well, if you're familiar with Harmon at all, then you know that he got fired from "Community" for one season (unjustly). During his year away from the show, he took Harmontown on the road and filmed a documentary (also called Harmontown), which is just about to come out. Well, tonight I have tickets to a screening of the doc, which will be moderated by Harmon, Kumail Nanjiani (one of my favorite comedians and host of The X-Files Files podcast), and comedy legend Dana Carvey. Plus, the ticket says there will most likely be other special guest. Cue the freak out. I apologize for anyone who follows me on social media because my excitement level will likely be through the roof.

I swear I'm trying to get another pop culture post up (maybe tomorrow?), but for now, let me just say that I binge watched Amazon's new original show, "Transparent," It's one of the best shows I've seen in a really long time, and I can't get over the incredible cast. I need more people to watch it ASAP so I can talk about it to someone other than myself. 

Dress: Vintage
Shoes: Thrifted


  1. What a gorgeous vintage find! Family friends like that are the best, and I'm so glad you had a great time at the wedding! Harmontown sounds awesome. I *need* to check out Community. Have a blast tonight!! Can't wait to hear about it on your blog.

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  2. you look soooo adorable! that is indeed a gorgeous dress on you!

    xo, Carla

  3. Oooooh Elana, that dress is so pretty!! You always find such good vintage dresses. It looks darling on you! Such a bummer you didn't get to go to Dapper Day, but I'm glad you found another good use for it!

    xox Sammi

  4. pretty!!! I want your vintage dress!<3
    i love vintage! inspiring:)
    B A M B I N A

  5. What an awesome opportunity to be a part of that show. Have a great time tonight!

  6. What a pretty dress, it'd be a shame if you didnt get a chance to wear it so thank god for that wedding! I love the little bow detail! Ive been intrigued by the Amazon original shows, since the other day I realized that as a prime member I have access to their shows for free and Ive never taken advantage of it. So I went on to look at their selection and was surprised to see that they have their own shows like netflix does. Look forward to your pop culture post!

  7. Elana, you look amazing! What a lovely floral print!! I'm glad you had fun at the wedding! I hope you can wear this dress to Dapper Day next year!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous dress!! I'm sure it was the perfect choice for the wedding.

    I haven't been to a wedding in like....two years now, but I literally just like having the excuse to wear a pretty dress when I do get an invite!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  9. The dress is beautiful! Loving the lipstick, too. You seriously have the best up-close-and-personal pop culture experiences. Lately I've just been watching super old shows like Twin Peaks and Gilmore Girls on Netflix while doing chores. Haha. I'm a lame-o.

  10. Hahaha, I feel that way about animes I watch. I try to make my friends watch them, but they don't want to, and what's the point of being obsessed with some show if you don't have anyone to discuss it with :(
    Love the wedding attire here, this dress is so cheerful! ^_^

  11. VINTAGE DREAM DRESS! Seriously gorgeous! Next time I make it to Cali I need some vintage shopping tips from you! I am loving Transparent- I'm only 3 eps in but I LOVE it. Also, super excited for how your night turned out, saw the pics on Insta- wheeee!

  12. Haha, congrats on getting to see that screening! :D
    Love your vintage dress by the way, it's absolutely gorgeous - perfect for a wedding <3

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  13. Such a lovely dress! I wish I had more weddings to go to so I have an excuse to dress up :).

    xo, Serli

  14. You look fantastic! So glad you got a special event to wear this at after the Dapper Day didn't work out. You look great.

  15. This dress is a beautiful color and fit on you. I am always at a loss as to what to wear to weddings and then I see photos of wedding guests and think, "wow, you wore that to a wedding?" Which is why I want to high five you for being so classy. Also I'm dying at all your Harmon/celebrity fun. I am so jealous of you.

  16. This is such a beautiful vintage dress! That's so disappointing that you didn't get the chance to wear it to Dapper Day, but at least you still got the opportunity to wear it (: and hopefully you get many more opportunities to wear it!

  17. You are adorable in this dress! I lovew yellow on you... it's such a happy color!