A bright spot

I had written this long post about how I've been ridiculously stressed out with slowly learning to take over as editor-in-chief of the paper, interviewing people for editor positions, choosing between my close friends for jobs, getting sick, juggling the paper with catching up on school, my other job, and being president of a club, and not having enough energy int the morning to put on anything more creative than this...but I decided to just boil it down instead. Things seem a little hectic right now, but I get to go home for Thanksgiving in less than two weeks and I'm enjoying the opportunity to take on so much responsibility. Hopefully I'll get some better outfit posts this week, but until then, I hope everyone else is having a lovely, stress-free week. I bought some great things while in Chicago (like this sweater), plus, if you're following me on Instagram, you know I got incredibly lucky with my Modcloth Stylish Surprise and I can't wait to share it all.

Sweater: Forever 21
Skirt: Modcloth
Coat: Old Navy
Bracelet and spike ring: H&M
Shoes: UO


  1. oh my lord, i broke out in a sweat just reading that. you're so busy!! and don't sell yourself short, this is an adorable outfit. one can never look un-cute with polka dots. so there :)

  2. LOVE your polka dot sweater. Your yellow skirt is so cute too. Thanksgiving is just around the corner... and it's pretty much my favorite holiday. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  3. I hope things work out okay!

    PS You look super-cute in polka-dots today!

  4. Oh my goodness. I just realized that I go home for Thanksgiving in two weeks too. HALLELUJAH! That is awesome. Hope that things calm down for you soon and that you can enjoy your break.

    Love the polka dot and yellow combo, very adorbs.

    xoxo, .

  5. You got this girl! Thankgiving break is the light at the end of the tunnel, so close! Lovely mustard skirt, you look great in high waisted skirts!

    xo Jenny

  6. I love this outfit. I can't believe how busy you are! Wish I went to your school -- I'd join your paper staff! Our school paper is so bad and low quality and such a joke that I quit out of respect for myself.

  7. Plaid, polka dots, and mustard? I loooooove it! You are seriously the cutest thing, always making me smile :)



    Southern (California) Belle

  8. Oooh, that is one super cute polka dot sweater! Love the mustard yellow skirt too Elana.
    Ick, sounds like you're overloaded girl. :/
    I know how that feels, believe me...good luck with it all, and way to stick with your positive attitude! You can do it! :)

    Trendy Teal

  9. Lovely post !

    Love the look :)



  10. That sweater is all kinds of cute! Looks cozy too. I love how you paired it with a sunny yellow :). Hope you're doing ok juggling all of your responsibilities, hang in there and you're sure looking adorable doing all of them! haha

  11. oooh the skirt! I love it! I have had to wait so long to post on flock together with it because the schedule is so packed! Love it with the polka dot top though you look adorable! I think you are doing an amazing job with so much on your plate! You've got this girl, only two more weeks til a nice break :)
    xo Hannah

  12. That skirt is so cute! Aww, hope your stress level goes down soon, but sounds like you're involved in all sorts of great things! Hang in there!

  13. i'm so jealous of your stylish surprise. lucky!
    and this skirt!!! UGH I WANT IT! love it again and again. and that bracelet too. your chicago trip seems awesome i wanna go shopping there

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  14. That skirt is a beautiful color. One of my favorite! I have the Soda Fountain dress in ginger so I'm no stranger to it :) Hang tough; Thanksgiving is almost here! Congrats on being EIC at the paper.

  15. your smile is so big that it makes me smile too :D