If there's one thing I don't find very often in Illinois, it's people who dress like me. Sure, I have a few fashion major friends who are on my level when it comes to Peter Pan collars and pleated dresses, but for the most part, it's sweats and North Face for the majority of the campus. So when my friend Brittney-Jade told me that she bought this skirt, I knew a post was in order. My tweeness next to BJ's edginess? I couldn't resist.

I only just met Brittney-Jade this past semester when she proved to be saint-like and filled in as our entertainment editor of the paper last minute, but she's the one of these people who I feel like I met forever ago. One of my coworkers once described her as "a quote machine" and I'd say that's pretty accurate. Brittney-Jade is by far one of the funniest people I've met in college, not to mention her knowledge of pop culture is encyclopedia-like. One of the best parts about featuring her on Room 334, though, is that she's a blogger herself. If any of you fashion lovers are even just a little interested in the horror genre, you absolutely must check out her blog, Day of the Woman. In her words, she tackles "the feminine side of fear," and even someone like me who has never been much of a horror fan, can admit that it's fascinating. 

Outfit details:
Sunglasses, bracelet: Lulu's
Tank top: Target
Vest: Rue 21
Belt: Walmart
Shoes: Converse
Scarf: DEB

Outfit details:
Top (dress worn as top): from a swap
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Bracelet: Asos
Belt: Thrifted

I love that we took such vastly different takes on the same piece. I, of course, stuck to my uniform collar, lace, and t-strap flats, which BJ outfit has that effortless cool flair that I can never seem to achieve. Those sunglasses are where it's really at (that doesn't even mean anything, but you guys get what I'm saying). I do think it's funny that we both wore blue bracelets. Great minds, eh? 

I'll leave everyone with this:


  1. You always look like you stepped off the pages of a storybook Elana! That's such a pretty skirt on both of you - and looks completely different in the unique way you each have styled it. Hehe, I remember feeling the same way at collage - most everyone wore fleeces and khakis, while I wore dresses and knee highs :-)

  2. haha how awesome! i love how you both styled it differently, but successfully :) looks cute either way!

  3. Haha! I love that you called your style twee, for some reason. This is really neat how it is the same piece but very different styles. Fun to see that side by side there.

  4. Love it! So fun to see the same piece styled two different ways. and I love your shoes!!

    It's funny; I think we had such different college style experiences. I went to Vassar College, and some people there dressed so...unconventionally...that while I didn't totally blend in, I'd often feel like I was on the low-key end :). But then I'd come home to my tiny town and people would say I was a hipster...ha. It's funny how location can change people's interpretations.

    Anyway, just was musing over that :)

  5. That skirt is so cute!

  6. You two are adorable!! Just shows how versatile a piece that skirt is. I love way you each wore it (and yes, her sunglasses are amazing)!

    xox Sammi

  7. This is just so adorable, you both look great! Isn't it so fun taking outfit photos with a friend? That's why I always beg my roommate to come along - so entertaining!


  8. I loooove this post!! You two are so cute, and the fact that you have the same skirt makes for a wonderful photo op. I love how you both styled it, so differently but both awesome. Saucy n sweet!
    Have a great weekend :)

  9. Both outfits are adorable! I feel the same way in my little town. I am always complimented on my style but no one dresses as "out there" as me. Haha.

    Flounces & Hubbub

  10. Cuties.
    I definitely don't know anyone irl that dresses like me... the closest I get is the fine arts kids (but they're way cooler and a lot less girly) haha.


  11. haha, it's so funny when you end up with the same outfit as one of your friends! :) You both look amaze, thank you for introducing me to her blog!

  12. You both look lovely! It's funny you both have the same skirt but have styled it both completely different!

    Corinne x

  13. You two are ridiculously cute! I love how you both make funny faces in your pictures. I can imagine that you'd both be really fun to hang out with ♥



    Southern (California) Belle

  14. Different but same, same but different. One skirt in different style. Like it dear..

    Kisses from Indonesia,

  15. She's awesome! Haha, love your different takes on the same skirt. Her sunnies and scarf are perfect for her effortlessly cool look.
    And Elana, you always look darling and put together. Love the t-strap and lace top :)

    Trendy Teal

  16. really love this!!!!
    grat blog and purposes <3
    Sergio, xx

  17. That skirt is so cute, I love the print! And I love how even though it's the same skirt, you two styled them so differently. Both outfits are wonderful:)