Bow, Seriously

I've had this dress, which I got in a swap, since the summer, but for some reason it never made its way out of my closet until now. I think I was waiting until it got cooler (it's a little heavy material), or maybe I just struggled to style it, but all of a sudden I'm crazy in love with it. For as feminine as my style is, I've never been the biggest wearer of sequins or bows (pussy bow blouses excluded, of course), yet something about this dress is so perfect to me. Also, if I haven't made it clear, I plan on wearing this cardigan on a daily basis. I can't help it.

In other news, I'm home from school now for a month and I'm soaking up all this relaxing time I suddenly have. It's strange that after two years of constant anticipation to go home, I finally have enough going on for me at school that I can't help but be a little sad to leave. It's tough leaving my friends, work, and, of course, T.J. for a month, but I'm still happy to be with friends and family at home. Besides, I cannot complain about the free time and lack of stress for a month. It was certainly a busy weekend − between T.J.'s graduation on Saturday and flying back yesterday − so you can bet I slept in for the first time in awhile today. Plus, you can't beat this California weather. No coats for me a month.
Dress: Modcloth
Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Modcloth


  1. I love this outfit so much! Mustard yellow & bows are seriously my two favourite things <3 You look adorable!

  2. Hooray for cali weather and for you getting a MUCH deserved break girl! I can't wait to see your smiley face back on the blogosphere more :)
    This dress is SO cute, a big bow with sequins and a neutral color that you can wear it with anything! I totally wouldn't take this cardi off if it were mine either!
    xo Hannah

  3. love bows!!! and yay for yellow cardis, they are the best :) yours looks super comfy too!


  4. Aww lovely outfit! That dress is exactly the kind of thing I'd wear aw aw awww

  5. This outfit is so adorable!
    I love the shoes.

  6. I love this outfit! Your sweater is really amazing, especially the color. Paired with this dress + shoes is so perfect.

    Isn't break such a wonderful thing? Have a great start to it. :)


  7. Ugh when I read that you don't have to wear coats i was hit with a wave of jealousy- you lucky duck! and i feel like you *always* wear bows, i was so surprised by that haha. but either way, this outfit is adorable. i definitely think you should keep wearing that yellow sweater ;)

  8. Oh my gosh I totally just bought those shoes. They restocked them about a day after I requested it and I was all "YEAUHH".


  9. no coats for you!? you must've gotten used to the cold over there in the midwest because I'm still bundled up in Phoenix : ) that sounds wonderful having a whole month off, I only get two weeks.. boo hoo! glad you'll get lots of relaxing w/ friends and fam though, live it up stress free for a bit!

  10. Oh. My. Gorgeous!! Could this bow dress get any cuter?! Seriously Elana you are adorable. I can see how this pretty cardigan would become a staple and your shoes are insanely cute as always! And yay for school break and going home!

  11. I love this ginormous bow, sequins and all! I hope you find more ways to style this dress in the future - it's so pretty! And congratulations on being done with finals and home relaxing for a month. That sounds amazing, especially in the California sunshine. Have FUN!

  12. Its always good to take a break through - a month long one is needed in my opinion! Haha, and yes, you should definitely get your money's worth out of that cardigan - it's perfect :)
    I am seriously crushing on this outfit Elana! Its!
    Haha, that dress is adorable <3

    Trendy Teal

  13. I would wear that cardigan everyday too. I've been bitten by mustard fever. And the dress is adorable!

    I have a blue and black leopard maxi skirt that I bought over the summer but haven't worn yet. I bet it'll be the same phenomenon with me once I actually wear it.

    Hope you enjoy your vacation!


  14. Just found your blog! It's super cute and you have the cutest outfits! :)


  15. Your hair looks so pretty in these photos! And that dress suits you really well.

  16. Those are quite possibly the cutest oxfords in the galaxy. This is such a sweet look. You look charming and chic.

    May the force be with you.

  17. Gorgeous dress. Enjoy the stressless environment.

  18. Seriously adorable. Also. I wanna be in California now please (I'm going to keep saying this on every comment for awhile.)

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  19. Love this. I love the chunky cardigan over the soft, girly dress. I love the shoes. This makes me miss California so much!!