Fruit Salad

So, we need to talk about this dress. For obvious reasons, it's my new favorite thing in existence. First, there's the fact that it's covered in fruit. Then, there's the flattering fit and flare cut with a sweetheart neckline and faux buttons. And, of course, there's there's the double straps that lead into that sweet "v" in the back. It's also made by Sugarhill Boutique, one of my favorite brands. Essentially, it's flawless. It had been on my Modcloth wishlist for ages, and when I saw it drop dramatically in price during the Last Hurrah sale, I knew it had to be mine. We've been living happily ever after together ever since.

Don't tell anyone, but I had to size up and my short girl problem caused the straps to be incredibly too long. Fortunately, it was nothing that a couple (read: four) safety pins couldn't fix. This sewing class I'm taking better come in handy because I'm getting tired of pinning all of my sleeveless items to fit me. It's either I learn how to sew or I learn how to grow, and I just don't have that kind of energy. But I digress.

We also need to talk about these pictures. Mary is a the best, and this is one of my favorite sets of photos by far. I had trouble narrowing down to just these, but I didn't want to overwhelm everyone. She's is also the master at capturing me in candid and non-smiling photos. I think it's safe to say that I won't be lugging my tripod around anytime soon.

I think things are starting to slow down a little this week, which means I'll finally have time to catch up on more blogs. I had a great time with my family this long weekend, but I'm ready to get back having down time for blog reading and Netflix watching. I'm sure you all can relate.

Dress: Modcloth (Sugarhill Boutique)
Jacket: H&M
Oxfords: Urban Outfitters


  1. This is a lovely dress and I like the jacket with it. Also really fun to see more candid shots of you. Kudos to your friend Mary!

  2. ooh I love the fun prints and the fact the prints are all black
    making it perfect for transitioning item just throw on your denim jacket like you do! :)

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  3. Oh my god, this dress is darling! Love the photos! I bet you'll be able to fix up those straps in no time after taking your sewing class. Taking up straps is one of the easiest alterations ever!

    Ladyface Blog

  4. Fruit dress??? Modcloth always wins with their prints. And congrats at knowing enough sewing to alter it! I'm always too nervous to try and change anything about the dresses.

  5. OMG fruit print, love it! I had a fruit print dress in my shop a few weeks ago I was so very tempted to keep (as usual). I love how this is a neutral fruit print though! So excited for you and your sewing class too, learning to sew seriously changed the way I viewed potential clothes (though I still only know the basics haha!)
    Have a great day!
    xo Hannah

  6. You look so freakin' adoooorable! LOVE the fruit print, seriously I can never get enough of a fun, novel print. And you can't go wrong with beige/black, bonus for the awesome v straps.
    I no longer have a sewing machine but being able to hand stitch things is a lifesaver for sure

  7. Aw, I love the back of that dress! You look super cute, and I love the pictures. Tell your friend she done good!


  8. I love this fun quirky dress Elana! The fruit print is so cute :D
    Also, the peach oxfords, denim jacket...yeahhh, you know what you're doing.
    Haha, nothing more relaxing than chilling in front of the computer with some coffee and catching up on our favorite blogs, huh?

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  9. You definitely came up on the Last Hurrah sale, this dress is so super cute! How did I not see it? I think your friend did a great job with these pictures too, I don't blame you for not wanting to use the tripod anymore :)



    Southern (California) Belle

  10. ugh, Elana!!! This dress is perfect! This outfit is perfect! Your hair looks redder in these! I love it :)

    seriously, though. this outfit.

  11. This dress is perfect and those shoes go so well with it. Also I now want to eat some fruit.

  12. Ok my two favorite things combined - dresses and fruits! Seriously though, this is a great look and the denim jacket is the perfect touch. xx Kat

    Love and Ace

  13. What a fun dress! Love it with the jean jacket too, obviously :)

  14. I love the print on your dress. It's adorable!

    fashion and tea

  15. Why exactly do they make straps so freaking long on dresses? I have like 4 that I had to take nearly 3 inches off!

  16. I have troubles with straps too! I'm not a very good seamstress, but I have learned how to take a strap in a couple of inches, thank goodness! haha. It really makes a huge different in how the garment looks on a person, surprisingly. This dress is so super cute. I love the neutral color of it, it will be so versatile! And your red lips are killin' me. Just STOP being so adorable. :)

  17. No wonder you are in love with this dress- it is perfect. I wish I would've seen it in the last hurrah sale! Your sewing class will make you very happy- it's great to be able to make small changes like hems, straps, etc.

  18. that dress is the cutest thing ever!! I mean, fruit print? Obviously a win! Ypu look gorgeous on it, I specially love the back straps detail, so lovely! :)
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

  19. oh my god, love this dress. fit and flare dresses are so great! also i totally have a rack half full of dresses that i need to take the straps in. i'm a freelance seamstress so i never get around to my own clothes. usually out of sheer laziness, so safety pins are always in abundance here. lol

    at this volume

  20. i'm surprised i didn't comment on this? i remember loving it and spending awhile staring at all the cute photos of you and your hair.
    love this dress on you.

    and i HATE when straps are too long - that can be the worst. and i find that findign someone to cheaply sew up my clothign is a pain

  21. You're so right; this dress is an absolute dream. Also, I love the candid shots of you! Beautiful.

  22. You're so right; this dress is an absolute dream. Also, I love the candid shots of you! Beautiful.

  23. I think this dress having fruit pictures are kinda cute. Thank you for sharing the pictures of this dress. I'll buy such dress for my girlfriend.

    Finn Felton
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