Mint Dreams

I don't know if you all knew this or not, but Erica and I are kind of closet twins. Or perhaps you prefer the term closet soul mates. Either way, we seem to have similar tastes as we keep finding out that we own the same items. Unfortunately for me, though, I don't own everything Erica does. It's a shame, really, because that means that I don't own this mint dress, which I borrowed from her through Flock Together. Dreamy is the best way I can think of to describe this dress. The color and the silhouette are gorgeous on their own, but the lace detail on the bust just makes it stunning.

This dress definitely deserves to be taken out to a special dinner with a pair of heels, but alas, nowhere fancy is in my future. Instead, I was pleased to see how easily it could be dressed down with a striped cardigan and some white loafers. It ended up making the cut for day three of my internship this week and then to celebrate two of my close friends, Jeremy and Kevin's, birthdays later that night. Jeremy's family cooked us burgers and we saw This is the End, which ended up being hilarious. I figured it would be pretty stupid, but it had me laughing the entire way through. Of course, I'm bound to love any movie that predominately features Freaks and Geeks paintings on the walls of the main set. 

Side note: when did it become okay for my friends to turn 22 and 23? I'm still coming to grips with the fact that I'm turning 21 in less than a month.

Also, operation closet cleanout continues. I'm really hoping to update/reinvent my wardrobe with more classic, well-made pieces, but I don't exactly have the money to do that. If you want to see better outfits from me in the near future, do me a favor and shop my closet. 

Dress: Borrowed from Erica
Cardigan: Loft, thrifted
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Rings: Thrifted


  1. looking really adorable in this mint/blue dress! i love the chiffon material <3

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  2. I like how you dressed it down with that cardigan.

  3. You look absolutely darling in this dress! Love this pretty color on you. The cardigan is super cute too.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  4. That dress is gooooorgeous on you, and I love how you paired it with the casual cardigan and loafers! Such a versatile piece. Lovely!!

    xox Sammi

  5. That dress is so sweet! I like an outfit that can dress up or dress down.

  6. That a very pretty dress! I love the color.


  7. ahh the mint dress is sooo cute on you, elana!
    haha, it'd be so much easier (and ~cheaper) if we lived together and just had one giant closet ;D

    erica | sweets + hearts

  8. Oooh, what a lovely dress! I adore the mint color and strapless design. With the striped shrug and loafers, you dressed it down perfectly. And glad to hear This is the End is good! I've been debating over whether I should go see it now or wait for it to hit Redbox.

    Trendy Teal

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  10. Aww, you look so nice in that lovely dress! Kisses dear!

  11. I think you did a great job at downplaying the dressiness of this. Plus man, mint looks beautiful on you.

  12. Ooo this dress is gorgeous! I love the little lace detail on the side. It looks great with the stripes! And when did it become ok for me to be 23?! Lol so weird...

  13. Gah - completely LOVE this dress on you! I have it in my possession now and I cannot wait to style it. Mint is your color through and through and I love how you made it work for the every day opposed just for special occasion.

    23 - that seems like ages ago for

    xo Marisa