Seeker of Happiness

dress: target, sweater: a gift, hat & shoes: vintage, thrifted, tote: etsy
Lately I've been enjoying bonding with Rachael and finding new places on campus to investigate and take photos. At first glance, winter in Seattle may seem to be a landscape of gray -- but it is actually still so green and lovely. It's been bitterly cold and we have had no rain (weird, right?) but the green of the moss and pines are as beautiful as ever. 

I wanted to start this post off on a positive note, because I also wanted to admit to you that I haven't been in the most exceptionally happy mood lately. After talking to my mom for a good while on the phone and opening myself up to Kristie, I certainly felt better. It could be a mixture of the cold weather as a downer, or the frantic feelings that the quarter system sometimes installs in me, or what have you. I'm looking for some peace of mind, though if I continue to have sad feelings, hopefully I'll feel comfortable enough to explain and share my feelings with you. I strive to be honest, but I think that's something I still need work on.

Anyway, I finally decided to pull out this hat and give it a whirl yesterday. I think it made this outfit so much more interesting! Also it temporarily covered up my mess of hair. PLEASE GROW FASTER, HAIR. LOVE, ELANOR. xxoo
currently listening to // Of Monsters and Men - Dirty Paws


  1. It's good to hear you are in a good place right now :)

    xo Jennifer


  2. I do love the moss in your photos, and applaud you for being able to find green in the middle of winter! Lucky you! I can find it with pine trees down here, but I have yet to find any moss... hmm! :) You've inspired me to search.

    That dress is so very cute. I love all the fun splotches of colors on it. I also adore that necklace with the arrow heads!

  3. I am loving the print on that dress and that bag is really cool! Great photos.
    Almost Endearing

  4. Moss is my favorite photo back drop! That vintage hat is such a great find, I could tell it was vintage before scrolling down to see because of the hat pin, how awesome. I hope your tote bag inspires your mood to turn around! I still love it!


  5. You look lovely! I'm glad you're having a good time finding new photo locations! <3

    Aw, sad feelings are the worst! I hope you feel better soon. :( I'll be praying for you.

  6. Your hat looks amazing on you! Love your cozy outfit!

  7. lovely outfit! I like your bag xx

  8. love these photos. still obsessed with your tattoo. haven't seen it in a while!

    i know i always start to feel sad around this time of the year. it's just cold and dark. this is the time were i try to fuel all that negative energy into something creative, which usually gets me into a pretty positive mood. even if it's just for a little while. just know you aren't alone.

  9. Love the layered sweaters. Hat and shoes are pretty darn fantastic, too!

    <3 Megan

  10. you have goose-bumps!!! Hang in there - know you are greatly loved!! You look darling - as always! Love that hat! xoxoxoxoxox

  11. What a charming outfit! How long are you growing out your hair? I do hope things start to look up - feel free to email me if you ever need to vent :)


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    elanor this hat looks darling on you.

    i hope it's just the mid winter blahs you have! try to escape somewhere warm and sunny for your reading week :)

    talk soon wild child
    Hattitude Style Blog

  13. Just stumbled upon your blog, And it's lovely!
    Consider me a new follower!

    -Sincerely Peachy

  14. This outfit is so many things at once! Cute, romantic and cool are just some of them. Absolutely love it and the mahjong tiles bracelet too :-)


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