Office Space

Oops, I didn't mean to take that little blogging hiatus. I'm finding it difficult to figure out when to take outfit pictures with my new work schedule, but I finally was able to snap some this weekend. 

Today marks week three of my new job, and I'm loving it so far. I never imagined I'd like customer service, but considering I get to deal with e-commerce and designer shoppers, I'm enjoying. I love there's a lot of problem solving involved, and mostly, I love the people I work with. All of my coworkers are wonderful, and the office is such a supportive, encouraging environment. I also just love having an office to go into in general, complete with the schedule and routine that I had been missing in post-college life. I feel like a real adult finally, and I'm loving it.

I also was extremely busy last week since a group of my friends from Illinois road tripped out here for their spring break. It was wonderful, and I'm so sad that they couldn't stay longer. Some of my friends and I took them to The Pantry in LA their first morning, which is a famous breakfast place with some of the best pancakes and bacon I've ever had. We also made a trip to The Last Bookstore, walked around Sunset Boulevard, and took them to Balboa Island later in the week. It was fun playing tour guide for a couple of days, and it definitely made me feel like I need to plan a trip back to the Midwest soon.

I'm still working Sundays at my restaurant job for now (until I figure out how much I'm going to be paying rent), but I'm loving having at least one day off on the weekends when everyone else does finally. I wore this this on Saturday to shop downtown with my sister-in-law, which was lovely. I only kind of tried to buy everything I saw in Oh, Hello Friend. It's been so warm lately that it feels like we skipped past spring into summer, but I'm still trying to get my spring outfits in, like this one. I keep forgetting that I have this shirt, but it's the perfect spring staple. It was made for pretty necklaces and midi skirts. 
Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Thrifted
Sandals: Threadsence
Necklace: made by my friend


  1. I love this outfit, and I extra love your hair here it looks amazing! So happy to hear you're liking your new job! I started a new one last week too and am nottt really loving it yet haha!

  2. I love the details in this look- it really takes the neutral palette to a new level. Fun backdrop too, that giant door is pretty neat :) Your new job sounds awesome, I'm happy for you!

  3. This is such a pretty outfit! I love the green and the cream together.

    Also, it's so good to hear that you're loving your job! It's a great feeling to love what you do AND the people you work with.

    Something About That

  4. You're such a cute! I love your outfit and your smile is everything! Also, yes, definitely come out to the Mid-West! If you ever visit Chicago you must hit me up! xx

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  5. I should be starting a real adult job very soon so I'm hoping to see that you get your schedule figured out because that gives me hope that I'll be able to! I'm kind of scared I won't have time to take pictures but then again I did it while I was interning full time so if there's a will there's a way! You'll figure it out! I'm glad things are going well at your new job.

    Jamie |

  6. I really love your top! It's so pretty! I'm glad you're loving your new job! That's great! It's so cool that your friends road tripped! I've always wanted to go on a road trip myself!

  7. You look so lovely and I miss you.

    1. by that I mean, you're not online as much lately and I'm like "what cool shit is Elana up to that will make me sad we aren't closer?"

  8. Aw congrats on the job grrrl! There's nothing wrong with a blogging hiatus. (Says the person who dropped off the face of the Internet for the better part of two months.)

    You look so happy and 'adulty' in the pics. And the outfit is perfection. Can you just make copies of your everything and send them to me now? :D

  9. Congrats! Such a lovely look, i really like it.

  10. I pouted a little when I got to the end and saw that the skirt was thrifted. It's perfect! And congrats on loving your new job. I'm getting antsy at mine right now. It's been nearly five years. I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but something new might be fun. Can't wait to hear more about it!

  11. I am so happy you are enjoying your job.

    Love this look- it is very lady like.

  12. Great to hear everything is going well and you look really content in the photos. You have talked me into a trip to LA (always wanted to visit but never got round to it). Your top looks fantastic and I reckon my girlfriend would simply love it! Do Forever21 deliver worldwide???

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