The Return

So...that was the longest hiatus I've accidentally taken from blogging. Things have been so crazy busy lately that taking outfit photos hasn't really been option. After the first week (of the three I took off), I kind of just stopped worrying about it and decided that a break from the Internet was a good thing. I got my apartment the week after I last posted, and I just moved in last weekend. As you might have guessed, the last couple of weeks have been filled with Ikea and Target trips, packing up boxes, unpacking boxes, leaving unpacked boxes sitting on my floor, building furniture watching my friends build my furniture for me, and stressing out until the move was complete. Now that I'm finally settled in (with the exception of those pesky boxes that just won't unpack themselves for some reason), I'm ridiculously happy. I love having my own space to decorate finally, and I especially love the location I'm in. After driving 45 minutes to work every day, it's nice to have a drive that's about 12 minutes AND closer to where all of my friends live. I can already hear my gas tank and bank account thanking me. It's also nice to know that I actually set a goal for myself and made it happen. My brother and sister-in-law were incredibly nice to take me in, and I had told them when I moved in that I wanted to stay no longer than three months to save money. Somehow I actually stayed true to my word, and I was able to give them their house/office/guest room back after so long of taking advantage of their generosity.

Other than moving, I've been working a lot (I worked two 6 a.m. shifts last week) and writing articles for my freelance job. I've been spending time with my friends and boyfriend, who have all been wonderful in helping me get settled in. My brother Lucas also just moved back to Orange County, and I now live only 10 minutes away from him and his girlfriend, so that's been great as well. Plus, I've been wearing all of the same dresses I always wear, so I can't say that everything has changed. This is what I wore to celebrate Father's Day with my family on Sunday. We had a really nice dinner, and my parents gave me a bunch of stuff for my apartment that they didn't need anymore, so it was a pretty successful holiday if you ask me.

I know I said I've been really busy, but obviously all I've really done is watch and discuss Game of Thrones like a mad woman since you last saw me. What else is new? 

Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: B.A.I.T.
Necklace: Fifth & Mae


  1. It sounds like life is going to well for you. I'm glad to hear things are falling into place. :) Being close to things that are important in your life is so convenient. Right now I'm close to work but far from anything else. It's usually a 45 plus minute drive to go anywhere cool.

    And I love the dress, naturally. No joke, I probably have about a half dozen black and white striped dresses in my closet. And, blogging hiatus? Well, I'm a pro at that lately. Haha.

  2. Totally in love with your dress and heels! You look GORGEOUS! ♥
    Have a happy day! ♥


  3. I've missed you, lady! Glad everything is going well and can we talk about True Detective and Silicon Valley????

  4. Love the pop of color with your shoes.


  5. Hooray for getting settled in! I just about finished unpacking my new place so I know the struggle. It's nice to have my own place again though!

    I'm happy you're back to blogging. I've been trying to get back into the swing of things too. I love your cute striped dress and its unique back. The blue shoes look great with it too.

    Jamie |

  6. For a moment there, I thought you had chopped all your hair off! Well done on taking a break and not worrying yourself over taking time away. I recently took a break too and i'm back with more zest! Always love a monochrome and bright colour combination, those shoes are to die for!
    Donna xx

  7. I'm taking a blog break right now and it's been SO nice! It sounds like you've been super busy. I'm glad you finally found a place so close to your work and the move went so smoothly. And with your brother close, life seems to be treating you well :)

  8. Yayyyy for you. I hope you will post some photos of your new place once it comes together! Sounds like a great fit, through and through. Glad to see you back around and posting another perfect dress. Happy Summer!!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  9. Congrats girl! That's so awesome. Way to set a goal and reach it - and such a big one too :D
    Haha, and yes, another classic Elana dress! I love the back of it and your bright lip.

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  10. Sucks you've been working so much, but I'm so happy that you're all settled in your new apartment! You have to show us pictures when it's all ready!

  11. Hahaha, GOT can do that to a person :D
    I am happy you are settled in our new home, moving out is a big pain, I hated it, but then comes the feeling of comfort and ease after you made a bunch of rooms feel like home! ^_^
    And bonus points for being closer to work! This is huuuge!
    Also, this dress is adorable, the back gives it a wow effect!

  12. This iis cute and I'm glad your back!