Secret Santa

Merry Christmas Eve! Despite ruining the coffee this morning and making my brother fix it for me, I'm in a fantastic mood thanks to what day it is. I get to spend the first part of the day with one my oldest and best friends and then I'm going to my older brother's house for food, board games, and lots of time with my 2-year-old nephew. Then later, I'll watch a Christmas movie (most likely Elf) with my parents and inevitably fall asleep during it as I always do. Great day or what?

I'm also excited to debut this lovely dress that I received from the wonderful Erica of Sweets and Hearts as part of Flock Together's Secret Santa exchange. We each picked out a dress for someone and the results are incredible. Make sure to head on over to Flock Together today to see all of the dresses we picked out for each other, we all had so much fun! I love that Erica picked out something in a cut that I adore, but that's still different for me in the color. It's actually making reconsider wearing pink. This dress is just so pretty and crazy soft, Erica did a fantastic job. Part of what I love about Flock Together is that it challenges us to try to new things, which is why I also decided to dress this one up a bit and wear heels for a change. We each picked out a dress for someone and the results are incredible. Make sure to head on over to Flock Together today to see all of the dresses we picked out for each other, we all had so much fun!

This is what happens when I set the camera on a self timer too close: 

 And this is what happens when I decide to move to another spot, but Blogger still won't upload the edited photos:

So yes, my computer is still failing me, but I've given up worrying about it. This mostly due to the fact that my parents hinted at the fact that I may or may not be getting my dad's old Macbook with a new battery (in perfect) condition tomorrow, which means I'll have iPhoto and my brother should be able to put Photoshop onto it. Then I'll just have to figure out how to use Photoshop. I'm pretty good with InDesign from working at a newspaper, but I'm clueless when it comes to Photoshop. And with most things tech...

I hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas Eve (or any holiday!) as much as I am!

Dress: gift from Erica
Cardigan: Thrifted
Heels: Thrifted
Necklace: Anthropologie, via swap
Tights: Forever 21


  1. You look so sweet! Merry Christmas!

  2. The dresses you gals picked out for each other were so adorable! I really love this color on you, even if it is something out of the ordinary for you. Those heels are so adorable too!

    Have a wonderful holiday!


  3. You look sups cute...I like that it's festive without being all red and green!

    <3 Cambria

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  4. Oh, lol, I had no idea you were against pink >_<
    but i'm glad i changed your mind! it really is a
    lovely color on you, the blush/nude shade.

    merry christmas, elana!

    erica | sweets + hearts

  5. Such a fun idea with the Secret Santa dress exchange! Yours is gorgeous. Sounds like a really fun Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas to you Elana! I hope it's wonderful for you!!

    perfectly priya

  6. The dress is beautiful (such a nice gift), I love the pleats and the color and it looks so gorgeous with the mint statement necklace! The patterned tights are so unexpected but I love how it looks. And yay sounds like a wonderful Christmas day, elf is so funny! Merry Christmas Elana!

  7. That peach is a lovely colour on you. And I love the pleats.
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Very sweet peachy dress
    and love the necklace!
    I wish you a happy
    Christmas c:


  9. how cute! i love the peach dress with the turquoise necklace :) sounds like an enjoyable day, happy Christmas as well!


  10. merry christmas! super cute dress..i love how you paired it with those tights :)

  11. That dress is so perfect on you Elana, I love the pretty pleats in it. :)

    Trendy Teal

  12. I love this dress on you. The color is very flattering to your skin tone too! Erica did a great job. Happy Holidays!

  13. You are super cute and so is your blog!! I love the color of this dress :-) Xo

  14. you look so pretty in this outfit! i missed visiting your blog in this 2 month hiatus :c hope your christmas was wonderfully warm.

    chīsana blogger

  15. Erica did such a lovely job picking your dress! I think I may want to try it once you're ready to send it out ;). I hope you had a great Christmas Elana and a wonderful NYE!



    Southern (California) Belle

  16. Oh wow! That dress is perfect on you - this is such a festive outfit - I love it with that cardigan. So adorable.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails