Oh, summer. What is it about you that makes me just want to throw something light on and be done with it? For non-internship days (especially days after working at the restaurant), a sleeveless top and airy skirt are just about all I've been putting on. I assume we're pretty much all in the same point at this point of summer, so I don't feel so bad.

The past few days have been fairly exciting. One of my best friends, Jeremy, proposed to his girlfriend last night and as "the female groomsmen" as I've dubbed myself without telling him, I've spent some time helping him with the proposal. His family owns a limo (because that's normal, right?) and he had our friend Adam drive his girlfriend and her friends around on a scavanger hunt around Orange County in it. On Thursday, Adam drove all us, plus our friend Jon, out to dinner in it to practice driving, which meant I got to be fancy for the night. Then yesterday, I helped Jeremy set up for the proposal at his girlfriend's house as she was being driven around. For once my inner Pinterest side came through as I helped make paper lanterns to hang from trees in her backyard. I'm not a particularly sappy person, but I have to admit that it was incredibly sweet and the place turned out to look beautiful. 

Even though Jeremy's a couple years older than me, it's still weird to be at that age where my friends are getting engaged. All of this growing up stuff is messing with my head.

And in case you were wondering, she did say yes! All of that crafting was a success. 

Plus, I saw Pacific Rim last night. I can't even put my thoughts into words. Man, that movie. Obviously, my year as an entertainment editor has made me nothing short of eloquent. 

Lastly, I'm loving this new necklace from eFoxcity. It's perfectly simple and I'm already thinking of a million ways to wear it. If you haven't checked it out eFoxcity and you like affordable things, you absolutely should. The site offers wholesale clothing from China, evening dresses for 2013, and is really the best place to go for wholesale ladies clothing.

Top (dress worn as top): Thrifted
Skirt: Darling
Shoes: Modcloth
Necklace: c/o eFoxcity
Watch: Gift


  1. Love that top/dress! Congratulations to your friends!

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  2. This skirt and dress as a top are absolutely perfect together!! I only want to wear lightweight comfy things in summer too.
    That's so exciting for your friend, and you're awesome for helping out. It sounds romantic!

  3. Aww, congrats to your friend! Glad the crafting was a success ;)
    Man, that would be weird though...I haven't had any close friends get engaged - yet.
    I love this outfit Elana, the pleated skirt is always a favorite of mine, plus this new necklace from efoxcity - adorable!

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  4. Cute! I love the subtle feather print on your skirt and your velvety flats! I want to see Pacific Rim so bad! It looks amazing!

  5. Very cute. I love airy, flowy outfits for summer days. And that proposal sounds adorable & fun. It's so weird to be at the age when everyone is growing up like that!

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  6. That's so exciting! congratulations to your friend:) And hhaaha glad the crafting was a success.

    This outfit is so cute! I love the pleated skirt and the printed top, the navy and neutral colors go so well together:)

  7. you look so adorable! That top is just the best!

    Also, congrats to your friend! Sounds like a great time right now!


  8. You look the cutest.
    A couple of my friends just got engaged, too! And I've been to an old highschool friend's wedding already. CRAY-Z.


  9. Congrats to your friend (lol at the "pinterest side").You look darling.

  10. The necklace is so fancy ^_^

    Well, most of my friends are already married and having babies, and I'm just sitting on my butt blogging :D Who cares!

  11. Everyone i know is engaged! Its mental and also the furthest thing from my mind! You look great though, in summer i live in shift dresses and baby doll dresses (even though it gives new meaning to seeing up my skirt, you would see all!) haha!
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  12. How cute! I went to a bridal shower this weekend for a lifelong friend of mine and she's just the first of many showers this summer. Weird feeling for sure! And I've been wearing out my flowy clothes too haha


  13. aww, that sounds so fun and sweet! You look fab, as usual. Much more put together than my sweaty self on these hot days! :)

  14. That skirt is the best!

    I totally know what you mean about the weirdness of friends getting married. I have friends that have kids! So wild to think about, as I am not even close to that place in my life.