Thrown Together

I'm not really sure if this outfit "works," but I was in one of those "F--- it. I'm throwing on random things and calling it fashion" moods yesterday. Okay, that's not true. It was more of a "I got a terrible night's sleep, overslept for my first class once I finally got to sleep, and woke up feeling like crap. I'm throwing on random things and calling it fashion" moods. This sweater is a great piece for those days, and even though I'm still not sold on the outfit as whole, I can't say I didn't feel comfortable. Plus, I had this necklace from Style Lately to help me feel better. I unfortunately lost one of the blocks, but I still love it. It's the perfect combination of subtleness and uniqueness. 

Despite my insisting that I still put on a dress, lipstick, and take outfit photos, I'm fairly positive that I'm getting sick. I knew this was coming, but I was hoping it wouldn't be right around when I go home. As I'm sure everyone can agree, there's nothing worse than being sick on a plane. Not only is it uncomfortable in that tight space, but it's always obvious that everyone sitting around you despises you for it. I'm doing my best to just avoid getting sick altogether, but we all know there's no chance of it now. The moment I felt it just a little, all hope was lost. Prepare yourselves, people sitting near me on the plane on Saturday.

I'm sure you'll all get tired of me talking about it, but all I can think about is how excited I am to go home. I'm like this pretty much every time I'm in one place for too long (I distinctly remember talking nonstop about being excited to go back to Illinois at the end of summer), which makes me happy. I'm not one for corny things, but I can't help but feel grateful that I have so many people and things that I love in both of my homes. Again, I'm pretty sure I said this exact thing at the end of summer. Blame the people in my life for beings so awesome.

Sweater, boots: Modcloth
Top: Thrifted
Dress (worn as skirt): Target (via a swap)
Necklace: c/o Style Lately
Arrow ring: c/o Loopsway
Scalloped ring: Forever 21
Ampersand ring: Fifth & Mae


  1. This a great thrown together look, trust me when I "throw together" an outfit it rarely looks as cute as this. Love this cardigsn!! The details on it are perfect.
    Take some zzquil and sleep for like 10 hours tonight and you'll feel a billion times better! I always try to do that when I feel something coming on, it definitely helps :)

  2. You have a lot of neat detail photographs here.

    Also this sentence )" "F--- it. I'm throwing on random things and calling it fashion" moods yesterday.") made my day. Hope you are feeling better and it is just a minor cold so you can enjoy CA friends and family!

  3. Well for an outfit that was just thrown together, it sure came out rather chic! And I'm sorry you're feeling sick - hope you feel better soon!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  4. I think this is super cute! I particularly love your skirt. I hope you don't get sick! I highly recommend drinking some Emergen-C, maybe guzzling some Lemon Echinecea juice (it doesn't taste very good, but it works wonders!), and getting lots of sleep.

    Hang in there, lady!

    Ladyface Blog

  5. Being on the cusp of getting sick is just the worst - I hate it! And you're so right about that necklace, it's really cute.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. I think this outfit works! Cozy sweaters make everything better!! I'm sorry you're getting sick! Lots of fluids and try to get as much sleep as possible! :)

  7. aw, I think this definitely works! You're leagues ahead of me...I'm just throwing on chunky sweaters and leggings half the time. It's so cold!
    I don't know if you ever do Emergen-C, but I swear by it when I first think I'm getting sick. Might be worth a shot for you! Fingers crossed that you get better.
    Major ShenANNIEgans

  8. Hahaha, I feel kind of bad for you now, thinking of how the plane ride would go :-D But don't freth, drink lots of tea and gulp down a few lemons, maybe get drunk, and you'll be better in no time :-D Trust me, this is a family recipe :-D
    As for the wicked outfit, I like it a lot! You are way better in throwing on stuff in a hurry, than me :-D

  9. Its the thrown together outfits that always turn out the best! I love love love this look Elana :)
    The oversized cardi is something I'm wanting now. Its the perfect cool piece to own.
    Also, ick, I'm so sorry about getting sick right before a flight :/ That's the worst!
    But hey, you'll be home soon, so yay!

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  10. I'm always excited to head home for Thanksgiving even though my house is only about an hour from school. I have dreams about the food. I hope your trip back home goes well and that you don't actually get sick. I usually end up sick during Thanksgiving week. My body is like, oh, a break from class, time to let down my defenses! I got the flu last year even though I had the flu shot. Stupid different strains. But anyway.

    You look really cute in this thrown together outfit. Sometimes those turn out the best anyway. I really like your cardigan and the pretty color of your blue dress.

  11. Oh, these pictures are wonderful! You look great too, I love the white and blue together and the detail on the sleeves on your sweater. Hope you beat that illness, don't forget the OJ!

  12. These photos are so so pretty, and I absolutely love your rings!


  13. I love all of these details- so pretty! Alex

  14. super cute fall look! love the sweater, it pulls the whole outfit together beautifully

    Kiki Simone

  15. Your "thrown together" is cute as can be and you are officially the queen of cute, comfy sweaters. I hope you don't get full blown sick, bummer right before traveling. Being sick on the plane is the worst- I can attest to that as well. Your accessories are such fun details!

  16. For a thrown together look, this one is adorable. I love the cardigan, the details are so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  17. I think it works great, haha! Sometimes those thrown-together outfits can be the best (other times, not so much, I've found out!). :)

    decked out in ruffles

  18. super super cute! lovely blog too
    xo Jessica
    stop by if ya get a chance!

  19. must say you look beautiful my dear. have a good time in California!
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

  20. I have those days all the time. Usually once or twice a week! But I think you look super cute and I especially love your cardigan and jewelry!


  21. I think it totally works! I have those days all the time. Just had one today actually. I threw on a long sleeve (it was in the 60's today! Yay fall! Haha) that belonged to my mom in the 80's. It still had the tag on! Would've looked great with a skirt but that wasn't an option today because frankly, I hadn't shaved my legs. Pardon the TMI. Lol.
    So yeah. I wore the shirt with some pants and the bag I wore yesterday. Did not give it much thought. We have style blogs. We can totally get away with it. Lol.

    -Nathy @ Earnestyle