Temporary Resident

If you're friends with me on Facebook or if you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you've likely seen this outfit and/or these photos. It's a quite simple outfit, really, but I'm obsessed. I've been in love with this dress nonstop ever receiving from eShakti a few months ago, but it's hardly left me since the weather turned warm and I could wear it without tights. I'm sure I'll describe it like this every time I wear it, but it's pretty much my dream dress. Lavender, gingham, fit and flare...Sigh. Of course, my love for it is only enhanced by how perfect it looks with this necklace. I got this piece from a J. Crew outlet at an insane discount. I've lusted after J. Crew statement necklaces for ages now, but I've never been able to afford one. When I saw that all of the necklaces at the outlet were 50% off, plus a nifty 10% student discount, I couldn't resist. However, the J. Crew gods were even kinder to me than I was expecting. It must have been a different price than the $54 it was marked, because it ended up being $15. Somehow, I actually get to call a gorgeous J. Crew necklace mine, and I didn't even have to dip into my savings to do so. Not like I have much in my savings (broke recent grad and all that jazz), but still. You get the point. 

Life lately has been all about starting my internship, slowly unpacking (still), and hanging out with old friends. I'm enjoying the work that I'm doing for the internship so far, and getting to work from home or Starbucks is an added bonus. I feel like I haven't had much time to read blogs, but I'm enjoying having things to do. Not having a set schedule every week or being able to plan everything is weird for me, so keeping busy helps. I'm not used to not being in control of everything, so I'm having just a little bit of trouble adjusting to this point in my life. Post-grad life, man. It's weird, in an exciting yet terrifying way. 

Now that I'm finally getting around to unpacking my boxes, I'll be able to play around with my wardrobe a little bit more again. Although realizing that I've barely noticed that half of my clothes are still in boxes was kind of a rude awakening about how many clothes I have. I may have a slight problem. 

By the way, we need to talk about "Game of Thrones." I won't spoil anything, but... Mind. Blown. (I'm hilarious) That was probably one of the most horrifying images I've seen. I still can't get over it. 

Dress: c/o eShakti
Necklace: J. Crew Factory
Sandals: Vintage


  1. This necklace is so super cute and beautiful! I love it! Your eShakti dress is really cute too and I can understand while you are wearing it nonstop :)

  2. You look so gorgeous in this! I love that it is purple gingham.

  3. I looove this dress on you. So perfect for summer! I feel like lavender is a great color on pretty much everyone, too.

    xox Sammi

  4. That dress looks soooo adorable on you (: I love the colors and the print!

  5. You look absolutely adorable in this dress. I LOVE it. Um, and I love Game of Thrones. Totally agree.. mind blown!!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  6. so cute!! i've been looking for sandals similar to that too, they're adorable (:

  7. This dress is so perfect for summer!! I just got a red dress from eShakti and I love it!

  8. I love statement necklaces! Especially turquoise ones ;) It's nice to be able to keep busy and what not.

  9. Post-grad life is stressful. Trust me, I know. After I graduated, I think I spent about a month curled up in a blanket watching Netflix and frantically searching job posts before I found a summer job, so you're handling it way better than me.

    On a more positive note: Lavender gingham is beautiful and perfect for summer. It really adds a pop with the turquoise necklace.

  10. I love that beautiful lavender dress! :) I seriously need to check out eShakti!


  11. Those colors together are everything!

  12. Your blog is adorable! I'm so glad you commented on mine so I could find you! I love everything eShakti and I'm so glad you got a necklace. I wear my J.crew statement necklaces all the time. So worth the investment.

  13. Super cute outfit - that dress fits you like a dream! And wow that necklace was a steal!! It's seriously such a great moment when you get a piece you've been eyeing and it's marked down for more than you thought!
    Totally feeling you on that recent post-grad life! Hang in there and enjoy the little things :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  14. That dress is super cute and I love it with the gorgeous statement necklace. I actually just got my first dress from Eshakti and wore it the other day for the first time and I LOVE IT!!!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  15. So funny that we both posted about esahkti on our blogs on the same day!! Their clothes seriously are amazing! It is so fun to get a custom made piece!

  16. That dress!!! Ahhh, Elana, it is adorable <3
    The gingham print is too cute, especially when it's pale pink

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  17. I seriously love this dress on you! It flatters your figure so much! Plus, the pattern is adorable!

  18. You are seriously adorable! The fit and flare dresses go so well with your sweet personality ;) And the gingham is pretty spectacular too.

  19. The dress is so cute! I love it! The necklace is gorgeous :)
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

  20. i'm pretty much obsessed with the fit and flare style, and i will snatch up any one i can find! they're just so flattering on ladies who have a little junk in the trunk like your truly. this one with the lavender gingham is just the cutest!
    xo jac

  21. THe dress looks amazing on you and love how you paired your necklace too :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

  22. Oh this dress is too pretty on you! & Yay for the J.Crew gods shining favor upon you, it looks great c:

  23. Love the gingham! Perfect for summer.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  24. That gingham dress is sooo cute and I love the gorgeous j. crew necklace :) can't believe you got it for $15!

  25. Love these colors together, so pretty and fresh! :)

    <3 Megan

  26. You look so grown up and classy here. Not that you don't always, but you know what I'm sayin'. Right? Well, I hope. If I were richer I would shop at J.CREW all the time. I am obsessed with their clothes. Also I hope your sale is going well!

  27. Lovely! I can't get enough gingham in my life. Glad to hear you're enjoying your internship! I hope you get more settled in soon.

    Becca | Ladyface Blog

  28. I LOVE the pattern of that dress, and the color! So perfect for summer.