This post is very photo heavy so I'll try to keep this relatively short. I spent Thursday afternoon with Nataly and had a wonderful time — well, minus a minor car accident with a pole, which I'll explain next time. We had lunch (or rather, breakfast at lunch time) at a cute little place in downtown Fullerton and then headed to the Fullerton Arboretum for plenty of nature and photo taking. It was an awesome day, as expected.

My brother, Lucas, came into town last week for a short visit and he and I spent the day together last Wednesday. After getting breakfast at our dad's restaurant, we went to an outdoor mall close-by and ended up in Urban since it was one of the only stores that carried both men's and women's clothes. I found myself coming back to a pair of coral oxfords and this top in the sale section, but kept talking myself out of getting them to save money. I'm not sure if he was just tired of hearing me go back and forth about buying them or if he really is just that nice (he really is just that nice), but Lucas insisted on buying them for me. Apparently he forgot to get me a birthday present last year, and with my birthday only a couple weeks away, he wouldn't take no for an answer. If any of you thought your brothers were cool, think again.

But really, how perfect is Nataly? I'm going to steal her closet one of these days.

By the way, Lauren of Introvert's Introduction chose me as her blogger of month for June and did an interview with me! Take a look. 

Top, flats: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Vintage (Etsy)
Triangle bracelet: Fifth & Mae
Stone bracelet, ring: Brandy Melville


  1. I love it when siblings do sweet things like that. It always makes me feel so loved when my brothers do unexpected things for me! Plus, it doesn't hurt that the top is adorable. I can understand why you wanted it!

  2. that sounds + looks like such a great day! both of these outfits are great!

  3. Thats so sweet of your brother! Those shoes are perfectly you and that breakfast place looks freakin' adorable.

  4. LOVE that top, what an awesome bro! Sounds like a fun day!

  5. Awe, my big brother is like that too! I always hope other girls have awesome brothers too, so glad to hear you do lol I love the shirt and skirt you're sporting and your dad's restaurant looks so cool! I have that mug (only with a 'C' for Chelsea) and it's my favorite!


  6. You and Nataly are so adorable!
    And haha, aww, that's so sweet of your brother. Can't wait to see the oxfords :)

    Trendy Teal

  7. aw, such a sweet story about your brother! Absolutely love that top :).

  8. Awww your brother is a sweetheart!! That's awesome, I don't think my brother would be that generous haha
    I love this look, such a sweet print on it and that blouse is darling!

  9. Eeee a car accident? That sounds horrifying :O
    You look sweet tho in that dress c; And what
    a lucky girl to have a big bro like yours! Xx

  10. You guys both look your cute!

    The Other Side of Gray

  11. I love this skirt, you are so cute. These are really great pictures! Yay for a sweet brother. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  12. The print of that skirt is so cute, and I love the color as well

  13. Hi Elana! These pictures are gorgeous, I'm of course jealous that you guys are legit friends that get to hang out! This place is such a pretty backdrop for pictures, looks like such a fun day. And older brothers! So great.

    perfectly priya

  14. Your brother is indeed awesome!

  15. you both look gorgeous! and that arboretum is super cool, those are def one of my fav places. your brother is infinitely cooler than mine bcuz to begin w/ we'd NEVER go shopping together haha. Love how effortlessly stylish Nataly looks here & how you went w/ neutrals on top and shoes w/ that pretty skirt, great find on that btw!
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