December in California

From first glance, it probably looks like these photos were taken over the summer. For starters, they're taken in the un-creative spot of my backyard, where all of my photos over the summer were taken. Most importantly, though, is the very obvious detail that my legs are bare. Forgive me for talking about the weather again, but I didn't just go from snow to palm trees; I went from snow to 80 degrees. I have to admit that I wasn't all that prepared. I packed tights and boots, figuring I could just forgo a coat, but bare legs? It's getting a little more difficult to remember that it's Christmas time here in Orange County.

Obviously I can't complain too much, seeing as I'm in beautiful weather with next to no responsibilities for the next few weeks. It was a busy semester (aren't they all?), which makes sleeping in and bumming around all day even sweeter. I wish I had more to write about other than weather, laziness, and Christmas shopping, but that's basically my life right now. I'm supposed to attend a special screening of a movie in L.A. today with my best friend who works for a marketing firm, but I'll wait until after to fill you all in. I'm still convinced that it's too good to be true, and there's no way I'm actually that lucky to get to see one of my favorite actors in person. We shall see. 

I can't say that there's anything too exciting about this outfit, but I still love it. I got this shirt during a huge sale a few months ago, but haven't gotten around to taking photos in it until now. It's a great piece, and as an added bonus, this skirt is one of the most comfortable items I own. It's my version of sweatpants, which means I may never take it off.

Top: Forever 21
Skirt, oxfords: Urban Outfitters
Coordinates bracelet: c/o Tatum Bradley & Co.
Ring: Antique store


  1. Some warm weather sounds AMAZING right now. I'd take that or some snow actually. No more of this cold cloudy business, thank you! I hope you have an amazing time at home. I so miss having extended breaks and am super envious of your weeks off!

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  2. yeay for warm weather all your round!
    your look is ahdorable and comfy. I love your pastel oxfords!

    The Sweetest Escape 
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  3. Ugh I'm so jealous you get to enjoy Christmas in the warmth of California!! You lucky girl. Love this combination, that patterned blouse is so pretty and I die over the colour of these shoes! So pretty!
    Enjoy your movie screening ;)

  4. You look adorable, and I love living vicariously for this warm weather :) And I can't wait to hear what screening...! <3

    xox Sammi

  5. I did think it was summer at first, hehe! You're so lucky it's warm where you live! :) Anyway, cute outfit!! xx

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  6. Lucky you, spending winter in sunny California! It snowed in DC and I was such a wimp about it, I refused to go outside to take pictures haha.
    Love those shoes! The color and the style is so cute :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  7. I like the shirt- am surprised we haven't seen it before now but a fun debut. Enjoy the good weather.

  8. Ugh, that is unreal - no tights and it's winter?? I miss California...sigh
    Haha, anyway, love the checkered shirt!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  9. Don't worry I was wearing no tights on my skirt yesterday because it was nice and sunny weather.
    I live also in California so I know how the weather is here :) and your shirt is so lovely <3


  10. Christmas shopping and laying around sounds like my perfect kind of life :-D I love those cute girly shoes!

  11. I'm in LA too, yesterday was like 80 degrees and today it's raining! I guess we can't complain, right!

    Oh, I'm interested to know what movie you went to go see, Her? I'm in the entrainment industry and love this stuff.

  12. Oh that weather looks so gorgeous. So jelly. Also, you are such a doll - how adorable you look! Those shoes are so perfect and that skirt sure does look comfy!


  13. Aaaaaah, it's not even that cold here right now and I can't fathom bare legs! I love your shirt and the colour of your shoes.

    Man, I'm all about being lazy over the holidays. I can't wait to bum around! ;)

    Jenny Lee

  14. So so cute!! I love the pop of color from your shoes :D

    Haha I feel so weird dressing up like usual while the rest are all layered up in winter clothing. There's just no snow over here.

  15. I actually think I saw that shirt during the sale. I really love the print. It could go with so many different things!
    Also your bare legs in December remind me of Georgia weather except we'll just get 70 degrees one day and then three days later it's in the 40s. It's very inconsistent! December should always be sweater weather, I think!

  16. Elana! I'm on my way back to (Northern) California and while I can't imagine it will be 80 degrees, over Thanksgiving I wore tights and was so so hot outside. Three cheers for California! I can't even wrap my brain around that kinda weather (though when I left Nashville we were having crazy weird thunderstormy tornado scary movie weather). I have a "sweatskirt" too that I loooove. Such a sneaky way to wear sweats.

    Can't wait to hear that story about the movie!

    perfectly priya

  17. Sooooo jealous that you aren't even wearing tights! In New York the weather is so frigid that being bare legged would produce a loooooot of stares, haha! But I really am so jealous that you can rock a mini skirt in December.

    Xo, Hannah