Stripes and Sailboats

After all that time of counting down until I had a break, I now can't wait to get back to school, work, and all of my friends back in the Midwest. I think two weeks is about enough for me; I've spent time with most of the people I wanted to and I've sat around relaxing for quite some time. Maybe I just find ways to complain no matter what situation I'm in, but I suppose this is as good a place to do so as any.

One thing I'm definitely not looking forward to when I go back is real winter. I'm absolutely soaking up this lack of coats and gloves, no doubt about that. It was so nice the day I wore this to go to South Coast (oh you know, the high end Orange County mall) with my sister-in-law that I couldn't but throw on my cheerful sailboat skirt. My brother and sister-in-law got me this necklace for Christmas from Francesca's and I'm in love. Apparently my 3-year-old nephew picked out. What can I say? Good taste runs in the family.

I still haven't changed from Illinois time. Oops.

 I hope everyone is having a great day! I spent the day hitting up Goodwill with a friend, and I'm hunting down a food truck for the best ice cream bars I've ever had with friends later. I should probably take back all that complaining about being at home for so long.

Shirt: Forever 21
Skirt: Modcloth (sale)
Necklace: Francesca's Collections (gift)
Shoes: Modcloth (gift)
Tights: Forever 21
Watch: Target


  1. I'm so jealous of how warm it looks where you are! It's deathly freezing here, but what's new about New England weather, right?

    chīsana blogger

  2. love this look so much! the colors are perfect together. loving the different textures and patterns!

  3. I love the stripes with your cute sailboat skirt! That skirt is seriously the cutest!! And that's awesome that your nephew picked out the necklace! He has awesome taste. You look darling. I'm EXTREMELY jealous of the warm weather. Here in Utah it's been around 5-10 degrees for the past few days. I honestly might just give up and die.

  4. I love this combination so much and your necklace is amazing. I don't know why you'd want to come to a real winter's terribly cold. You're crazy, but at least you're well dressed.

  5. Super cute! I love that necklace, and how darling that your nephew picked it out. He did a great job! Necklaces like that always look great with striped tops. I like visiting home too now that I've been away for a while. :)

  6. Stop it. I LOVE the mixing of patterns here! Stripes & florals are always awesome choices. And we all know I love statement necklaces. This blue one is so pretty.

  7. Ooh, your nephew can pick out a good necklace ;) I'm loving this look!
    And I wish I had more of a break...I only had a week off from work and I'm back to the grindstone...

  8. Beautiful pattern mixing and I love that necklace!

  9. Love this outfit; I especially like that your nephew picked out your necklace. That is just too adorable. :)


  10. I LOVE print mixing. All sorts of crazy combinations look not at all crazy right now. I hope this trend never goes away. I think I'd still do it even if it does go away, haha.

    And what a cutie that nephew of yours, picking out that lovely necklace!


  11. Love the skirt, wow your nephew sure got eyes for good things, love the necklace, Happy new year

  12. I am so in love with your pattern mixing here! That skirt is fabulous!!

    Pearls & Paws

  13. Hi Elana! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog because it is so wonderful to meet you! You have such a radiant smile that makes my whole being happy to look at :)
    And your style is fact, you just inspired me to break out a similar red skirt of mine that I haven't worn in months. You've certainly found a new follower in me.

  14. AW! You look so cute with your big grin! I love that you matched your striped tee with your boat skirt, very nautical but subtle!

    Emma x

  15. This is a very cute outfit. :)
    I love your skirt and the watch is amazing. ;)

  16. hahah i love that your three year old nephew picked out that necklace! he's clearly got a great eye. and i can't bare reading you don't wear coats. i look homeless half the time with my seven layers on. a pox on you.

    just kidding, pix lifted. haha and this outfit is ADORABLE! i love the pattern mixing, and that sailboat skirt was a great find. i need more quirky patterns like that in my closet immediately

  17. Cuteee skirt :)
    Do check out my blog and lemme know if u wanna follow each other:)
    Hugs from India

  18. OMG! We have to get together soon! I really want to see you! I think your skirt is so cute and I really love those textured tights :)



    Southern (California) Belle

  19. Fantastic pattern mixing! Thanks for the follow and i'm now following you back! :D

    P.S. I *ALMOST* didn't proof read what i wrote before i hit "publish" and instead of "now" i accidentally had the word "not" in there. Which would of made me sound like a total asshole. XD So now i am cracking up and really thankful that i double checked my words!!!!

  20. The stripe top is so pretty and I love the printed skirt! That necklace is really gorgeous too, your 3 year old nephew really does have good taste :) And nooooooo I want to buy things from your store but I can't because of my shopping ban. You have so many cute clothes!!

  21. My friend has a shirt in this pattern! She wore it in a post of mine! I love it. And I really hate the cold cold winters too - snow is difficult

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails