Modcloth Collared Dress + Gingham Skirt

I'm going to be honest with you; I'm really, really excited about this skirt. When I hear that Ruche was closing, I was devastated. I was less devastated when I realized that meant a closing sale. Okay, the sale could never really make up for the loss of my favorite store, but it sure helped. I had been eyeing this skirt for some time, and the sale finally gave me the push I needed to justify it. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I took it out for its first spin while I was in New York, but I finally got to take some proper outfit photos in it over the weekend. It's the most perfect addition to my wardrobe, and I loved how it paired with this red dress worn as a top. Dresses worn as tops are always a good idea.

This weekend was nice and relaxing, filled with plenty of food and family. I went to an adorable donut shop with my friend Nicolette on Saturday before hanging out with Jon and our friend Adam and having dinner with Jon's family later. My family met up for Mexican food for dinner on Mother's Day, which is really just the best way to celebrate any holiday. Now, if only the weekend could last forever. 

In other news, I finished what little episodes of Chopped are on Netflix so I've finally started to catch up on Better Call Saul. It's been taking so much effort on my part to sit down and watch a drama lately. I miss having Cheers and Frasier to throw on. That's normal, right?

Dress (worn as top): Modcloth
Skirt: Ruche
Shoes: Thrifted
Sunglasses: Madewell


  1. I was so sad that they're closing! I never did buy much from them, but I did a lot of browsing there. I'm sorry for your loss though, Elana. I'll send some flowers over. But hey, your skirt is AMAZING and I'm glad you got that out of the deal. It's amazing for you!!! And so cute.

    I get attached to shows, too. Like I'm almost caught up to every season of NCIS and I don't know what I'll be able to focus on show-wise after it. Like, it's taken me six months... these characters are a part of me now...

  2. Oh I totally understand why you were eyeing that skirt - it's so gorgeous! I'm loving all things gingham this spring so that skirt is right up my alley! I was also sad that Ruche was closing but thanks for notifying me about the sale! I really should take advantage like you did!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  3. I hadn't realized they were closing! Sad.

    However, you look great in that skirt!

  4. Really great outfit! Also, I can totally relate to being attached to shows. When the ending sucks, it's can you do this to me?!

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