If there's any outfit that's a good example of my uniform over the past couple of months, it's this. This jacket and top have become the true MVP's of my closet. The collared top has proven to work with just about anything, and the jacket has been my go-to piece for those California "winter" days. It's not too heavy, it looks good with most things, and the hood makes it perfect the rainy days we've been having lately. The most special part of this outfit, however, is the ring. As you probably know, I recently spent four years in Illinois for college and have had a hard time being so far away from my friends and family there ever since I moved back to California. For Christmas, my brother and sister-in-law (who were visiting from there) surprised me with this adorable Illinois ring, with heart over the town I lived in, to remind me of my time there. It's thoughtful and perfect, and I can't thank them enough for it.

But enough of the sentimental junk. This is what I wore to see Louis CK perform last Sunday, which was just as amazing as I had hoped it would be. I consider Louis CK to be the best current comedian and a true genius, but he doesn't tour very often. I was fortunate to see him headline at Oddball Comedy Fest in the fall, but when my friends and I saw that Los Angeles was on his list of three cities he was performing in this month, we jumped at the chance. He actually came straight from the Golden Globes to the show, which was kind of a fun thing to figure out when I got a text that said "Louis CK is definitely at the Globes" from a friend who was watching while I was already at the theater. He made one joke about it at the end of his set about how he lost at the awards and then immediately changed out of his tux into a T-shirt before he went onstage. Everything about him is perfect. It's normal to have to wait for a comedian to leave an awards show before the show you're at can start, right?

Other than seeing Louie, I've spent my time getting coffee with friends, celebrating my best friend's birthday, getting some freelance work set up, and watching the season premier of Parks and Rec. Three of my friends and I are watching it together every week, and I already know I'm going to be a wreck throughout. That show makes me more emotional than I'm willing to admit.

Top: J. Crew Factory
Jacket: Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Ring: Gift


  1. My boyfriend would die- he LOVES Louie! How awesome that you got to see him. Man, SoCal is really the place to be for the best shows. I love this top! It looks as comfy as a t-shirt, but with a dressy twist. I can see how you would wear it everyday! Happy Friday Elana, have a wonderful weekend!!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  2. Ahhh, that's so awesome! I hope I get to see Louie one day. :) And I looove that jacket! I need a similar all-purpose, light jacket and I love the different textures.

  3. It's so awesome that you got to see Louie! I think I saw that on Instagram?

    Anyway, that jacket is so perfect. I'd be wearing that on major repeat too.

    Something About That

  4. Glad to hear your are getting some freelance set up and things seem to be going well! I can totally see why this jacket is an MVP in your closet- you look fantastic in it!

  5. Love this outfit, and I'm so envious that you got to see Louis C.K. perform live! That is a dream of mine, he is just incredible.

  6. I'd wait for Louis, no matter what, even if I had to pee really bad! :D Adore this jacket lady, it's amazing and the gift is so aaaaww, what a sweet gesture! ^_^

  7. the ring is gorgeous, and you deserved it after all the hard work!
    Gotta love polkadots and a peter pan collar, it never fails to look cute and stylish!


  8. Jealous that you saw Louis CK! He's hilarious!! I love this jacket!

  9. Parks and Rec is wonderful and so is your Illinois ring. What a thoughtful gift! I think I need to wear an outfit like this. I have a very similar skirt and shoes so you might see me stealing this look soon... Thanks for the inspiration!

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

  10. That skirt is just lovely! I need more polka dots in my life. It sounds like you've been having a lot of fun lately!