Mustard Girl

Oh man, out of all the clothes I've borrowed from the Flock Together girls, this dress may be the most difficult to give back. It's one of those dresses that just felt like it was made for me the moment I put it on. It belongs to Marisa from The Shades of Monet Chronicles and, as much as I'd love to pretend it got lost in the mail, it looks even cuter on her. You can see how she wore it here, plus how the ever lovely Katie of Butterflies and Snapdragons wore it.

The day I bought this cardigan, I came home to find the package containing this dress inside on my bed. I knew immediately I wanted to wear them together and couldn't be happier with the result. I'd been searching for the perfect mustard cardigan for as long as I can remember and now I never want to take it (or this dress) off. Maybe I just won't and I'll be that girl who wears the mustard sweater every day. I'm considering it. Also, fun fact: I'm wearing two pairs of tights here. I can already tell that's going to be a regular occurrence from now on.

Also, my friend Jenn- whose birthday is today- took these photos again because I somehow keep conning her into taking them. My secret is that I bribe her with Panera soup. In case anyone was wondering, she only reads my blog when her photos are on it so she can read the really nice comments people say about her. So do me a favor and leave nice comments and birthday wishes for her so at least one of my friends will read my blog.

Dress: Borrowed from Marisa
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
Boots: Endless
Tights: Target
Belt: Vintage
Ring: Jewelmint


  1. Happy Birthday to your friend, the pics are adorable. AND OH MY GOODNESS THIS DRESS! I try to contain myself when asking to borrow things, but I can't believe I passed this one up! It looks terrific on you and I love the lace detailing!
    ALSO, "Mustard Girl" makes me think of a 50s diner and you are a waitress on rollerskates and your sole responsibility is to skate around offering condiments. Yup, I've had to much Starbucks today :)
    xo Hannah

  2. Well happy birthday to her! That's awesome she continues to take your photos. It's nice to have an assistant! I quite love this dress on you too - and the mustard cardi is the perfect complement

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  3. Haha bribing her with Panera soup. I bribe my little brother with Chilies...good thing our minions are so easy to please. And Elana this is my FAVORITE outfit from you, seriously. This dress really was made for you, it fits your personality perfectly. It's all sweet and cute and a little quirky. And pairing it with that mustard sweater made this whole outfit amazing. And clearly it was fate too since yo bought it the day you got the dress ;)

  4. That dress is ADORABLE! Flock Together was actually one of the things that made me finally start a blog (yesterday, haha)... it's so cool to see you how you girls style everything. I love the mustard cardigan, too. I just got one of my own from UO and I wear it pretty much every day. ;)

    And happy birthday to your friend!

    Leslie, Instant Fires

  5. This dress is SO adorable; I thought so when I saw Marisa and Katie wearing it. I could see why you wouldn't want to give it back. It looks great with that mustard cardi, which looks so comfy!

    Your friend did a great job with the photos and Happy Birthday to her!

    Also, in regards to your comment, isn't that song just so awesomely silly? :) And you should definitely tell more people at school about your blog, it is just so lovely not too. :)


  6. Blue+gold=best color combo. You are so cute!


  7. Another really cool look! :D I love those boots with the tights, does great things for your legs (one of my favorite things to do in Fall/Winter) :D

  8. Love the cardi, cute look

  9. Happy Birthday to Room 334's awesome photographer!

    I really like this dress. It is interesting that they both wore shirts under. It gives it a surprisingly different vibe to have something over the dress instead. Cute, cute, cute all three ladies.

  10. love your mustard sweater and that dress! lovely smile too ;) if you enjoy my blog too, would you like to follow each other? xo jess

  11. haha i read that as panera soap at first and was thinking you had some amazing soap you let her use if she took your pictures but then a few seconds later I realized that'd a ridiculous scenario. anyway, you look adorable in this dress!! I love how you paired it w/ the mustard sweater, super cute and comfy looking too! & thx for your super sweet comment, sometimes ya never know if ppl read much & it really made my day to hear you like hearing about J since of course he's a little important to me : )

  12. To Jenn: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! And you take awesome pictures of Elana and her adorable outfits. :)
    Okay, back to Elana. Haha, this dress really does look like it was made for you girl! Especially paired with that mustard cardigan - mustard yellow has been a shade I've been hunting for lately. I found a beanie that's the perfect knit, but now I'm searching for a cardigan or dress...
    Anyway, thanks for your comment btw. Glad to know I'm not the only girl out there who feels like this. Wish we lived closer! It'd be the coolest blogger meet-up :)

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  13. Aw, this dress looks utterly perfect on you Elana!!! I love it with the mustard cardi and now I am definitely going to be hunting out a mustard cardi of my own on my next thrift run so I can wear it this way :) Two pairs of tights!? You are a clever gal! I am always freezing, so this I must give a try. Happy bday to your friend. Enjoy that Panera soup - I swear I could eat there every day :)

  14. I love this on you. Yellow and baby blue look so perfect on you.

  15. Goodness your friend takes some awesome pictures, and it's her birthday?! Happy birthday Jenn! Love the combo of the mustard/blue dress with that gorgeous detailing and two pairs of tights?! Elana, you must be a genius. Tights are getting a little chilly in these parts too, good thinking! Hope you're having a fab week!

    perfectly priya

  16. I just came over here to say that the image of you skipping and throwing tinsel just killed me. Just. Killed. Me. hahaha

  17. I love that this dress has vertical stripes, a nice break from the usual. Love the mustard cardigan. You look so adorable!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  18. I love that dress and how you've amped it up with the yellow cardigan - stunning <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  19. Everything about this is just so effortless and lovely. I can definitely see why you wouldn't want to give this dress back. And I'm glad you finally found the perfect mustard sweater, too. :)

    P.S. Happy happy belated birthday to your friend!

  20. Gosh, you are so totally adorable! Love the addition of the mustard cardi to this dress. You definitely made it "you"!



    Southern (California) Belle

  21. Cute outfit! Those colours go so well together. The lacey detailing on the dress is so lovely :D


  22. Oh my! This dress is stunning on you! I know this dress was seriously a dream. I love this color on you and you styled it so wonderfully. I love it with the mustard color for sure.