Winter Break

And in the blink of an eye, I'm back in California again. Well, sort of. I was supposed to fly home on Saturday, but a big snow storm on Friday made it impossible to make the three-hour drive to St. Louis, so we decided to push my flight back a day. As much as I was ready to get out of 10 degree weather, I can't say that I minded all that much. The cold is one thing, but I do love how the snow makes this time of year feel much more special. It was nice to just spend the day inside with my nieces and nephew by the Christmas tree for just one more day before it was all palm trees and warmth. So it's really a win-win either way.

 Enough about the weather though, let's talk about these photos. I think that if I were a better photographer then maybe I wouldn't get so excited every time someone else takes phenomenal photos for me. But alas, I am not that a great of a photographer, and I do have to rave about these photos. Mary and I went to this housing track that I had never been to, and the light was absolutely perfect. This mint dress (that I'm wearing as a skirt) has been hanging on my wall as decoration all semester (it's just that pretty), so I keep forgetting that I can actually wear it. I decided to just make a theme out of items I've forgotten about, and pulled out this sweater I haven't worn in forever and this necklace that had been sitting in my room without a single wear until now. There was still a good amount of snow on the ground that day, so snow boots were a must as well. 

(P.S. Don't forget to shop my closet so I can afford to buy Christmas presents for my friends and family!)

Katie also met us that afternoon to have Mary take outfit photos for her as well, and you have to check them out. Mary's photography combined with Katie's model-esque looks and style was a match made in heaven.

I'll be back to using my tripod all break, but hopefully I'll be able to post more over break. I'm way too pumped for a month of good food, no homework, and Christmas. One of these days I'll get my shopping done.

Sweater: Forever 21
Dress (worn as skirt), ampersand bracelet: Modcloth
Boots: Cathy Jean
Necklace: Antique store


  1. Considering this is an outfit out of "forgotten" items, this might be my favorite outfit of December from you! The mint goes so well with the grey and who can say no to polka dots!

  2. Oh you lovely lady, you! I love this outfit and the setting really is lovely. I hope you have an amazing break! I'm planning on taking off the days between Christmas and New Year's from both work and blogging and I can't wait to do some relaxing and catch up on all the things I've been neglecting!

    Ladyface Blog

  3. This is such a gorgeous outfit!! I absolutely love all these pieces together. That dress first off is such a fantastic colour and the polka dot sweater is sweet.
    I am jealous you get some warm weather for the holidays, have an amazing time at home :)

  4. Awww Elana you're so adorable :) I'm actually loving that outfit. Maybe I'll get a little preppier over break and we can be adorable outfit buddies. Miss you!


  5. These photos really do look beautiful, and I love this outfit! So pretty. I'm jealous you'll be in such nice weather for the holidays :)

    xox Sammi

  6. I love these pictures. And I think you look really great in mint. Love this adorable outfit and enjoy your winter break!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  7. that skirt (well, dress) is absolutely perfect!!! sorry your trip home had complications ://

  8. I love the mint paired with the neutral sweater... you look cute as can be!


  9. Oooh I adore this mint skirt Elana! Great black boots too :)
    And I know, the snow is a pain to deal with when driving but it certainly adds to that Christmasy feel, huh?
    Congrats on surviving this semester!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  10. Beautiful color on that skirt! Alex

  11. Lovely and cute outfit!! The polka dots contrast well against that light green skirt! Lucky you for being in California where it's not as cold as here in Edmonton, Canada! Hope you enjoy your day! :) xx

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  12. Girl, you are so adorable! I'm loving that skirt and the color is so pretty!


  13. Oooh I can see why you'd decorate with that dress! Love how you made it a lil more casual as a skirt with the sweater, super cute. I hear ya on the photos- when I can con my husband in to taking them they are 1,000 times better than me and Mr. Tripod :)

  14. I love the combination of polka dots and mint green. Cute outfit!

  15. Love this outfit, especially the colors. Can't wait to see this skirt styled again too, so pretty!

    <3 Megan

  16. aww you look so pretty, Elana! these photos are definitely amazing and special! :) love your sweater by the way, polka dots are always something great to go with! :)
    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

  17. Hooray for winter break and hooray for an adorable outfit! I absolutely love the light in these pictures too. Your polka dot sweater looks perfect with that mint green skirt. Such a cute necklace too.

  18. I love this! The grey and mint are so bright and refreshing together. You look so pretty!

    Jenny Lee

  19. (Usually when I comment on your blog I have to check and make sure I haven't already commented the same exact thing already on this post) Oh Elana i LOVE this combo! It's absolutely perfect! These pictures are BE-Autiful as well. I had to go check out your friend Katie's blog as well!

    perfectly priya

  20. This polkadot sweater is just perfect!

    Xo, Hannah

  21. this is the greatest little combo, I LOVE it!