We Used to Be Friends

Even though it was really just the week before last, spring break already feels like forever ago. I can't help but want to go back, though, since the idea of warm weather and free time to relax seems too much like a distant memory. I regret not posting these pictures from that week right away because looking at them now just feels like they're taunting me. "Hey, remember when you could walk outside without tights and wear cutout oxfords, Elana?" "Wasn't that fun when you got to sleep in every day and do nothing but shop and eat good food?" Man, spring break Elana is kind of a bitch, isn't she? (I know I always try to not curse on here, but I'm writing this at 1 a.m. and I'm sleep deprived enough to think that the joke is worth it.)

I actually got this dress in Iowa a couple months ago for only $13, but never got any pictures in it the only other time I've worn it. I definitely wasn't going to get anything from Francesca's that trip, but I couldn't resist trying this one, and when the saleswoman told me it was on sale for that cheap, I had trouble passing it up. It's surprisingly really great quality, and the shape is flawless. Speaking of purchases I shouldn't have made in the past few months, but got peer pressured into, these oxfords were one of the only things I bought during spring break. They're Opening Ceremony, and I found them at Wasteland in L.A. for way cheaper than they should have been. I've always wanted something from Opening Ceremony, but a few hundred bucks for shoes? Not happening. $30 for a used pair in perfect condition is much more my language. 

I can't say that there's much interesting happening in my life at the moment other than work, school, hanging out with friends, and TV. I kind of watched "Veronica Mars" nonstop (I didn't hang out with friends on Saturday night so I could watch more) and I might have already finished it and the movie. Obsessed is an understatement. I don't know how I could possibly watch anything else right now since nothing will compare for a while. 

Dress: Francesca's Collections
Cardigan: Thrifted
Shoes: Opening Ceremony (Thrifted)


  1. haha nah, I like the way Spring Break Elana thinks. I'm on Spring Break right now but it's cool, windy, and not really Spring Break-y at all... but at least I can sleep and relax in and actually have time to prepare my own meals. :D :D

    Your polka dot dress is way precious! *___* Black and white polka dots have to be the most versatile print. May your week be pleasant!!

  2. *weekend bc it's Friday gosh silly me

  3. love your smile!!! :)))

    have a great day darling girl

    love, polly :)

  4. Oh, adorable shoes, adorable look!

    Ugh, I still haven't watched the VM movie. Need to do now that it is our spring break!

  5. I LOVE your outfit! The whole look is absolutely adorable!!! :D

  6. Posting pictures after returning from a vacation or break is seriously the worst! You look adorable though, and now I mayyy have to check out Veronica Mars after your glowing review! xo Hannah

  7. Haha, the new shoes are gorgeous, best buy ever! ^_^ Yup, a hundred bucks for shoes has always been my limit :D
    And oh man, I would love to walk around with bare legs, still hate those stupid tights, but I'll freeze to death without them :D

  8. I feel like I already relate to you because I'm too a Southern California native going to college away from home, hehe! :-) SO obsessed with your retro and girly look! Love how you paired your dress with the pastel blue, it's definitely spring ready! And waitttt, I cannot believe you scored those lovely Opening Ceremony shoes for only a mere $30! I've actually never been to Wasteland before but I've heard so many people rave about it! How do you like it? I definitely need to stop by next time I'm home!

    Speaking of Veronica Mars, I really need to hop on that train, hehe. I absolutely love Kristen Bell, and my friends have been egging me to give VM a watch!

    ♥♡♥ Kelsey
    Runaway In LA

  9. Love those shoes!!! So cute. :3

  10. This dress is super cute and what a bargain! You can't go wrong with a polka dot dress anyway. You could wear that a billion different ways. I love it styled with a simple cardigan and oxfords.

  11. Cute dress and only $13?! What a great find! :D Such a lovely outfit!

  12. Oh I adore that dress! I wish I could have a week of warm weather. Hopefully you'll get some nice spring weather in your neck of the woods soon!

    Becca | Ladyface Blog