Gray lace and small lakes

The ratio of how many clothes I own versus how many I actually wear regularly is a little sad. I got this dress in a swap earlier this year and wore it all the time in the spring. Unfortunately, the slip shrank in the wash and I decided that it was too short to wear and shoved it back in my closet where it hung for months. Now that's cooler, I figured I would have no problem getting away with it with tights. I was right and now I don't want to hang it back up. I should probably start pulling other things out I haven't worn in awhile and see if I get the same result...

As for these photos, how picturesque is this setting? This little lake is on campus and I've been wanting to take photos here for awhile now, but finally got the chance to when Jennifer and I wandered around campus for the perfect spot after a (very short) thrifting trip. There's one thrift store in town that is impossible for me to walk out empty handed from. All of the clothes are $3 or less so I always end up with things I don't need becuase they're so cheap. I did pick up a great wine-colored cardigan I can't wait to wear. Though I'm beginning to think I need to slow down on the cardigans, it's becoming a problem.

Dress: Swapped
Shirt: Papaya
Cardigan: Target
Shoes: UO
Ring: Jewelmint
Belt: Thrifte


  1. What a great dress from a swap, I love it on you. The layering is super cute! There is no such thing as too many cardigans. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  2. I love the grey lace, so pretty! You are definitely right, it does not look too short at all with tights! The backdrop of leaves and lake is so pretty and picturesque too! Hope you had a great weekend!
    xo Hannah

  3. The dress is very pretty! (the backdrop is too!)

  4. I love this layering you're doing here!
    And that ring. I almost bought that ring.


  5. Such a cute dress and I love how you wore it with a blouse underneath. I need to try that! When you come back to Cali we have to set up a shopping trip!



    Southern (California) Belle

  6. I love the dress! That ring is pretty snazzy too ;)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  7. I totally relate to everything you write Elana...I wish we were closer so we could have a blogger meet up or something! >_<
    Haha, anyway, love love love that lace dress and the pretty setting for these photos. Nothing like adding tights that won't cure a short hem ;)
    I'm also liking the touches of pastels with the mint blouse peeking out underneath and the lilac flats!

    Trendy Teal

  8. Such a pretty location! :D And wow...everything under $3, that is pretty darn awesome! :)

  9. The shoes have such a nice
    colour. ;)
    And I really like your dress. :)

  10. I love that minty shirt underneath! Its such a perfect way to sneak fun colors in and it goes so well with those pretty shoes!
    Oh and I got your cute top in the mail yesterday! I can't wait to style it! I'm glad you like all my stuff, im loving yours too!


  11. I love how you layer your clothes. So fall-like and fabulous!

    A Southern Drawl

  12. I love the shirt under this dress.

    Also I totally keep forgetting to tell you that in the movie Pitch Perfect one of the characters dorm is room 334. It made me think of you!

  13. Your lace dress is sooo pretty and I love the lilac color flats! The backgound is so nice to, it looks really peaceful :) haha I totally get what you mean about buying stuff that isn't really a need item. I always buy stuff from thrift stores or places with really good sales even though I don't need it D: But yay i'm glad you got a wine colored cardigan, it sounds pretty already!