January 9th, 2011

So here are the kind of photos I want all the time. After church, my mom helped me with these photos again - and this is what I'm talking about. I absolutely love the lighting in all of these. I think that's what tickles my fancy the most: perfect lighting. Ahhh. :-) And not to forget the fact that this is, yet again, another new dress from GoodWill. I find myself too often buying dress after dress after dress... and nothing else! Egad. I just can't help myself!

But I have a new prospect to consider. Longer dresses/skirts look better on me. I've always been self-conscious about my legs, and to fix this (and perhaps to be better flattering...) I believe I'm going to get rid of my uber short skirts and dresses. Is it too soon to have a blog shop where I sell my own clothes? Would anyone be interested? It's just a thought.

Anyway, Katherine of Thrifted Things gave me an award! Thanks, dear! Whoohoo! First award! ;)

To accept the award, I must:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 7 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

Right. So...!
1. Over the past year, I've actually become quite interested in philosophy
and Transcendentalism (thanks to my boyfriend).
2. I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
3. I love candles! I want to have a dozen or so lighting up my room at some point.
4. I'm pretty insecure and shy, but hope to change this.
5. My favorite novel series was, and perhaps still is,
Warriors (the original series) by Erin Hunter. :3
6. My favorite modern choral composer is Eric Whitacre.
7. After biting my nails for all of my life, I finally quit
this past August! I'm so proud. :')

7 bloggers I'm awarding:
1. Diversions
2. Girl with the Flower
3. Happy, Honey and Lark
4. Mama Wolf Vintage
5. Stylocrat
6. Itty Bitty Bomb
7. Tay Talk

Before I leave you, don't forget to enter my giveaway! Deadline is February 5th! :)


tights: marshall's
necklaces: claire's
heels: borrowing from a friend
dress, cardigan, & belt: goodwill
currently listening to... A lawnmower next door.


  1. Such a cute dress! I love finding great vintage at Goodwill!
    I'm also rather obsessed with your haircut! I've been thinking about cutting my hair into a pixie..

  2. Thank you so much Elanor! You are just so precious, don't feel bad about getting another dress...you are being very thrifty! This is such a great find, and I love how you accessorized!

  3. Well look at that - we have at least the first two points you shared in common! Although, I have to say I am much more acquainted with Kant's Transcendental Idealism than American Transcendentalism (which is what I assume you're referring to).

    Anyway my dear you look loveley. I simply just love that dress.

    xo Robyn

  4. Glad you left the shoulder pads in - they are making a come-back you know! xo

  5. So pretty. These photo's are great! And I think you should definitely do a video! If you have a mac imovie is EASY. I just started playing around with it and it's super easy to figure out! I'd love to see some Elanor movies!


  6. you are just darling!!! LOVE your hair...it totally shows off your gorgeous face...and this outfit is so classic...perfect lighting..such a model!

  7. These photos are gorgeous, as is your outfit! That dress is just lovely on you. I've actually been really into Transcendentalism for a few years now, ever since I first started to read the writings of Thoreau and Emerson. It's really such a wonderful philosophy :)

  8. I agree... the lighting is wonderful in these shots. You look amazing and every photo I see I keep saying "I want her hair. I want her hair."

    Thank you for the nomination...I will post soon!

  9. Hey, just came across your blog on flashes of style and I'm loving it, especially the layout; you've got yourself a new follower. This outfit is beautiful, there's nothing better than a pretty dress.
    Congrats on the award (and the nail biting).
    Would love you to visit .


  10. amazing photos:) love the dress:) xx

    http://inablondeworld.blogspot.com/ stop by sometime:)

  11. Love the dress on you and those shoes are just gorgeous! :) Great shots

    I can't wait to be listening to lawnmowers again too.. you make me long for summer :)

    Thank you for the award!

  12. Just discovered your blog. Your style is so inspiring, and the dress is adorable on you!

    xo Lynzy

  13. It looks really warm in these photographs for some reason. It's freezing here! But that's just how I like it : )

    Ps - You have such a beautiful smile. I hope you are doing well.

  14. The dress is so pretty and I totally agree - good lighting is what makes a photo perfect ♥


  15. What a very fun entry!! I love your outfit so much! Your smile brightens up my day. Tae Kwon Do black belt - that's awesome!!

  16. cute cute look and the photos are great.

  17. You look gorgeous in these photos Elanor! Extra lady-like :]

    Haha, I get so tickled when there is good lighting in my photos too, so I know exactly what you're talking about!


  18. What a gorgeous set of pictures, you look so lovely in the red dress. Sally x

  19. I always go buying dresses too! They are the most comfortable and easiest things sometimes. Your dress is cute and makes me think it's time to hit up the thrift shops again... and I really like your shoes!

  20. your mom took perfect pictures :) i like it all. i like your outfit, that red dress with little booty heels look very cute


  21. Totally loving your accessories here! And you always mix the most perfect colors together. The navy, red, and grey go so well together in this outfit! Love love love!


  22. These are perfect pictures! I know what you mean by wanting them all the time.. sometimes I have to wake up soo early so the lighting isn't harsh, ridiculous!

    But hey, these are beautiful, as is your flawless outfit! I love the cardigan over your pretty patterned dress!

  23. PS~ I am now following the amazingness that is your blog. :D <3 love!

  24. Such pretty pictures!! As always. I love your dress : )

    KF x

  25. that dress is so cute! your pictures are ALWAYS wonderful. how do you edit them? they really do always look so gorgeous.

    oh and i LOVE your shoes!

  26. I love this! Your style is impeccable, darling! say hello to your newest follower.


  27. I know what you mean about perfect lighting. 4 in the afternoon on a sunny day is IT. My favourite colour scheme too, blue and red.

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

  28. cute and vintage look on you.pretty.

  29. Lovely. This is sheer perfection. The necklace(s?), the print of the dress, the tights, the shoes - I'm really digging this. And your hair may be my favorite part of the whole look! If you someday hear that a redheaded girl in Utah took one of these pictures into a salon and asked for your haircut, don't be surprised. =)

    (PS - I found your blog through a comment on Love Ramsey, in case you're wondering. I'm so glad I did!)

  30. Your dress is amazing!!


  31. I always forget if I commented or not :P so I have to scroll, scroll, and scroll looking for my icon and no... nothing. I didn't wrote anything! Damn! Anyyyyyway, loving the ensemble, it really suits you and it's so beautiful!

  32. your blog is lovley



  33. Wonderful photos! I love your hair like that, it suits you. Also love that navy cardy with that dress.

  34. love your outfits and your haircut! <3 great blog!

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  35. You look so amazing in this dress, and i love the outfit you put together!!


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