Gingham Headband + Apricity January Dress

There's one problem with perfect weekends: they end. This past weekend was one much-needed, relaxing, and, you guessed it, perfect. Jon and I spent the weekend in San Diego, where we stayed at his aunt and uncle's condo near Little Italy. They live in the Midwest and only spend a few months of the year there, so they were kind enough to let us use it free of charge. Jon and I both have been stressed out with various "adulthood" problems, and our schedules are a little conflicting, so we don't get to spend much time together during the week. We had been trying to plan a little getaway for months, and it turned out to be exactly as wonderful as we were hoping. We went to a farmer's market, got sun burnt walking to the harbor, ate as much brunch as we could, and lounged for hours. And by lounged, I mean we accidentally got more hooked on a teen Chopped marathon than any person should, but still. Worth it.

While we were at the farmer's market, Jon indulged me by getting some $2 flowers to make my pictures cuter. I finally got to break out this Apricity dress, which so unbelievably comfortable. I've also been using every chance possible to wear this coffee pin from Hello Holiday. The woman working at the gelato shop could not get over how much she loved it, which I think means it's a winner. Plus, I've discovered that I like headbands. I borrowed one from my best friend last week just to see how it looked, and it turns out, I think I can pull them off. This is at least what I'm telling myself, but let me have this. I immediately ran to Target to get one for myself, and it was love at first sight when I spotted this gingham one. I guess I'm a headband person now. I barely recognize myself.

Tonight, I take the red eye out to New York for a business trip. The trip will probably be more fun than business, but my boss is well aware. I'll be staying in Connecticut most of the time, but I also have a weekend in NYC planned with my friend Callie, who is going to come in from DC. It's about to get craaaaazy, ya'll.

But really, we'll probably do a bit of sightseeing and spend the rest of the time eating and taking pictures. I can't wait.

Dress: Apricity
Sandals: Thrifted
Sunglasses: Madewell


  1. Those flowers were that cheap? Girl I would have been LYING in flowers if they were that cheap!
    The Adored Life

  2. This is adorable! That really is a steal of a deal for flowers, and I love that he bought them for your outfit pictures, that's the cutest thing ever!

    Have so much fun in NYC!!

  3. This look is so cute on you, Elana! And yay have a fun time in NYC!!

    xox Sammi

  4. That dress is so classic and pretty! I've been wanting one of their dresses forever!

  5. I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend and couldn't have phrased it better myself. I wish everyday could be a weekend but then it probably wouldn't be as amazing/special. Love the outfit btw! The little coffee icon is adorable.

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  6. This is such a pretty post dear! You look wonderful in this dark blue dress :)

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  7. Perfect weekend outfit indeed! LOVE the dress, especially the bow in the back!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  8. Lovely weekend and a lovely girl in a lovely dress!