School Already?!?

Saturday, August 22, 2009
I don't know about the rest of you but I am not ready for school on Monday..... Summer went by way too fast. To me school means papers, tests, working every spare second of the day, never seeing the husband, and homework-filled weekends. Definitely not looking forward to it. Aaaand I need to figure out how I'm going to fit in blogging amidst all this chaos.... So for our last summer weekend together, we went on a date - the traditional dinner and a movie. It never fails.....especially when sushi is involved. and the husband, of course.
modest lds fashion blog clothed much
modest lds fashion blog clothed much
Wearing Ann Taylor gray top (gift from my mom), Old Navy skirt ($10, 5 years ago), thrifted belt ($2), secondhand brown wedges ($7).

EDIT #1: I forgot to mention a little something special..... Did anyone notice the amazing sketch on the left hand side?? Brooke Hagel, a fashion illustrator, loved my straw hat picture so much she drew me!!!! I think I look a lot better on paper than in the actual picture... Too bad I don't look like that in real life. Check out her blog here and she also has a great etsy shop filled with beautiful illustrations! She is wonderfully talented. I have a feeling she's gonna be big in the fashion blogging community.

EDIT #2: I have another amazing blogger to thank.... It is Ana of Coffee Break. She is incredibly nice - she is one of my fellow bloggers I wish to meet in person someday. She featured me on her blog and even drew a sketch of me! I can't believe how many talented bloggers there are.. Where's my talent?!? Her blog features everything from every day style to weddings to best travel destinations to interior design. She covers such a wide range of topics that it's impossible not to check it out.

49 comments :

  1. love this look and the braided hair :) school stinks ech... when are you done?

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  2. So adorable!
    I don't start school til the 7th...yay me! poor you :(

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  3. I love the super neutral look...fantastic!

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  4. Very cute! I love it! A perfect summer date outfit

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  5. You look so chic and sophisticated. I love the simplicity of this outfit! your shoes rock!

    xoxo

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  6. I love your hair!!! You look super cute

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  7. i love ur hairdo and super simple-but-chic outfit!!

    http://nadiakamballa.blogspot.com

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  8. your style is really something to be emulated. classic and modest without being boring. i really love your usage of neutrals :)

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  9. You look great and classic in this neutral outfit! I'm also intrigued by your earrings :D

    Best of luck for school starting!

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  10. Love the illustration, I think she's done an awesome job of capturing the essence of your style!

    Good luck with school.

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  11. cool Outfit :)

    http://littlevintageprincess.blogspot.com/

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  12. You look lovely!

    School is not so bad! You will have fun!

    the singular

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  13. I know what you mean about summer.. it went by way too fast. I'm not looking forward to school either. Hope your date was fun! Nice outfit by the way. :)

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  14. I love your style you look divine. Good luck with school.

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  15. love your simple ensemble esp the belt with the skirt :)

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  16. So classic and the drawing is lovely

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  17. Oh, I love your outfit!! :) And the sketch is quite adorable, and you DO look like that. At least from the photos that I've seen. I get back to school in two weeks, and I don't know how THAT will be. ugh. Oh well.

    Be sure and pop by & leave a note! :)

    -Laila
    www.randomweavings.blogspot.com

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  18. i love this elaine! neutral chicness! gorgeous. love your hair too. you are too hard on yourself. you look just as lovely as that drawing! thanks for your comments on my blog:)

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  19. That outfit looks classy and beautiful!

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  20. I love your wedge shoes! You look stylish as always! I also love the illustration of you; how cool is that? (of course you look just as good as the picture!)

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  21. Oh school...which reminds me: I still have a crapload of hw to finish!

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  22. you look so lovely:)
    good luck @ school!
    xx from madrid!

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  23. yes, Summer does pass too quickly...especially when school is ahead. good luck!!
    xxo

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  24. I hate when summer ends and school starts. At least you have an amazingly cute outfit on !

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  25. NOOO for school :( Gosh, I'm wondering the same thing, how the heck am I going to fit blogging into my busy school schedule? =/ Blah!

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  26. the brooke hagel sketch is fabulous

    i really like ur pictures and ur skirt is super cute :)

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  27. I LOVE the sketch! I'm very fond of them and the ones that was made in your honor is beautiful.
    Your outfit is lovely by the way.

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  28. Ooo simple and cute. I just love it!

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  29. Great outfit, i really like the skirt.x)

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  30. simple but great, i love it
    and looks very comfort

    ugh i hate school, i think all people hate it :p
    tooo much pleasure

    yes i just made paypal account
    im going to sell shoes first and then tailored clothes when i have free time :)

    lets keep in touch

    xxx

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  31. hi there elaine! wow what a cute drawing! aren't you just amazed by the nice and talented bloggers out there?
    i really like your outfit here. so fresh and simple. and your hair too!
    have a lovely week!

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  32. Cute date outfit and that sketch of you is adorable!

    Good luck w/ your first day @ school!

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  33. you look gorgeous in this!

    http://almostlikesushi.blogspot.com

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  34. Great look and congrats on being sketched!!! U look wonderful on paper :)

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  35. That sketch is so gorgeous! And please you are just as beautiful if not more so in real life!

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  36. I agree that dinner + a movie + sushi + your loved one is a pretty foolproof way to have a great evening. Good luck with school starting!

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  37. Lovely shoes. It fits the outfit perfectly.

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  38. omgosh i am sooo not ready for school in 2 weeks, esp. considering im moving from the east coast to the west coast and have done very little packing! eep. hope all goes well with you though, love! :)

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  39. Oh you look so so fabulous! Love the shoes:)
    I too can't believe the summer is almost gone:(

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  40. really??? Monday already??? good luck!!

    Great Look in school or not you will look amazing

    A chic Wish

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  41. I love the simplicity of this outfit and I adore those wedges. Sorry it's back to school for you already...
    Oh and that illustration is lovely! I'll have to check out their blogs soon.

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  42. I have very similar feelings about school... yuck! Cute sketches of you, that is so awesome!

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  43. you look awesome as always!!! thank you very much for mention my blog and the sketch... I really will like to meet you too... :) What are you studying??

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  44. I love that outfit. Its reallly classy and looks great on you.

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  45. Hi I just discover you blog and like it very much, I like your style very chic and simple, but yet modern and feminine! I added your blog amoung my favorites, I will follow it for sure! see you soon

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  46. Great look! So cute!!!
    Xoxo
    M

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