Collar, Cardigan, and a Cool Skirt


Oh, J. Crew Factory, why do you do the things you do to me? I saw this skirt in a J. Crew store over spring break, and I immediately fell hard for it, but I couldn't afford it at full price. A few months later, I saw it again at an outlet store for about $40, which, while much cheaper than the original price, was still more than I wanted to spend. I scrolled past it a few times once I saw it had made it to the Factory website, but I always found a way to talk myself out of it. Then, miraculously, the price dropped more, and there was a discount code floating around a few weeks ago. And so, my dream skirt became mine for $14, and my life would never be the same. It's a truly a beauty, isn't it? The only problem is that I'm not sure I can find another way to style it that I'll like as much as this one. I'm fairly positive it was made to be worn with this collared top, burgundy cardigan, and booties. It's pretty much all I ever want to wear. 

My weekend was nice and relaxing, with the exception of work and a fun night at a piano bar. I'll never be a huge bar person, but even I can get into the spirit of a piano bar. We went out to surprise my best friend's mom (who's like a second mom to me) for her birthday, and I was incredibly happy that she ended up loving it. Other than that, I spent a lot of time catching up on sleep on Saturday, spending some time at my brother and sister-in-law's house, and watching too much "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." I hadn't really given it a chance before, but I already love it. Any show created by Mike Schur (creator of "Parks and Rec" and long-time writer on "The Office") is a winner in my book.


I have an unusually busy week ahead complete with a couple of phone interviews, seeing Jenny Lewis, spending time with an old friend in town, and more. I already can't wait, and I can't wait to ramble on about how great it all is after.

Top, skirt: J. Crew Factory
Cardigan: Thrifted
Boots: H&M
Ring: Fifth & Mae

14 comments

  1. OOOoooooo! I love that dark cardi on you and your little black booties are adorable! I just love Fall and Winter clothing don't you? I've gotta check out that show... sounds like I'd love it! Have a great day!
    xoxo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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  2. That skirt is really cute! People keep talking about J. Crew factory sales and I want to go to one sooo bad!!!
    Nic
    www.salvageandstoneblog.com

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  3. Love this outfit ;) !

    Pauline
    http://lesselfiesdepauline.blogspot.fr

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  4. I love the print of this skirt and the color of your cardigan!! I love seeing you in skirts. Also is this your house?! Sooo cool looking. Not how houses look here. I do not know why this fascinates me.

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  5. I'm in love with this look!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  6. Jenny Lewis??
    (insert jealousy here)
    Haha, anyway, great outfit Elana, I love the print of that skirt.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  7. Heeey, that's a sweet bargain! You have the patience of a God, I would never have the guts to talk myself out of something so pretty :D
    Love the outfit indeed, this is the perfect combo!
    Is "Parks and rec" any good? I keep hearing about it, but don't know if it's as good as the internet says :D

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  8. Adorable outfit, and I love the location! Alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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  9. Ah what luck! That skirt was a steal, I love when stuff like that happens for something you have your eye on. Ive actually never been to a piano bar but would love to go to one!
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm coming over to your house and borrowing this outfit! I hope you don't mind! So so cute!
    ~Sara

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  11. Don't you just love it when sales and discount codes all line up?! I love that skirt too! It was on my wishlist for a while, but I decided it wasn't a need so I passed. I love it with the burgundy here though. THAT makes me want it all over again.

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  12. J Crew factory for the win!!! I've gotten some seriously ridic deals there over the years. It always feels like such a victory :)

    Loving the combo with the skirt and burgundy!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  13. I also really like the burgundy on you too, as well as the skirt

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  14. This outfit is perfect. I wish I could get my hands on the skirt and top!! And whose AMAZING house is in the back of these photos? Your hair/photos/backgrounds are KILLING it lately. You look fantastic!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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