Speed Limit: 7 Knots

dress & shawl: thrifted, boots: dsw, backpack: c/o yeswalker.com
So it's almost 12 o'clock and I'm feelings mostly tired and in a mood where I'm thinking about all the things I want in my life. Do you ever do that? Stay up later than you intend, dwelling on the things that probably shouldn't be dwelt on. It's so easy to become sentimental over people and situations and a life that you have never had. I guess this is a very good example of over-thinking and just general wistful musings. It's like I miss things that were never mine and I miss feelings that were never there. I'm sure there is a better way to describe this all -- but as I said, it's growing late and my thoughts are flowing with no promise of fluidity.

I feel like this time of my life requires a lot of day dreaming. Day dreaming about my future and hopes, but at the same time, the realities that surround all of these thoughts. I tend to be stuck in between the thoughts of a bitter and hopeless realist, and an excited and encouraged idealist. On a similar note, I recently took the Strong Interests Inventory assessment for my major/career exploration class, and my results were ASE: Artistic, Social, and Enterprising. I'm still undecided for my major, but as I consider myself and exactly what I could thrive doing for a career, it's becoming more and more of a challenge to ignore the fact that I am an artistic person -- and maybe, just maybe, I need to be putting my efforts into something more aligned with that. I don't know. There is so much pressure in college. So much pressure to be who you are supposed to be -- but who is that? And so much pressure to be who society wants or needs you to be. Often my mind and heart become so strained trying to put together a puzzle that's missing about half of the pieces. 

Since this is a style blog and this post has an outfit in it, I suppose I need to touch on that too! It was a typical Friday of classes, coffee and reading at Milstead, and just lounging and giggling with my friends. My life has so much good, gotta keep that in mind. xxoo E

currently listening to // Frank Ocean - Lost


  1. i just stumbled upon your blog, it's lovely!
    and i adore your outfit, you look amazing :)
    xo, cheyenne

  2. Love the red dress and military jacket combo!!

  3. Aw, Miss Elanor, don't fret too much about what you want to do! Just go for whatever feels right at the moment, opposed to what people are maybe pressuring you to do. My dad always told me that as long as you do what you'll love, at least you'll be happy doing it!

    I adore those earrings of yours. They're such a neat detail. :)

  4. I always love your outfits! This dress is so pretty!


  5. That dress is so pretty! I love those boots too.(:
    I often have nights like those...nights when I should be fast asleep, but my mind is awake and my thoughts are flowing. I think about the route I'm currently taking and question it, wonder if that's really the road I'm meant to be on. And then I wake up in the morning, and I feel fine again, for the most part.

    Decked Out in Ruffles

  6. Your hair looks cute!

    xo Jennifer


  7. You look lovely. I'm sure deciding your major and "what you want to do" (here is a secret I did not learn till out of college- people change jobs All. The. Time. Sometimes for necessity, because their field is flooded, or they moved or sometimes because they had new interests). But I'm sure as overwhelming as it is, it probably feels good to be taking steps towards figuring things out. And you probably have a million ideas, but it is interesting that your three highest were Artistic, social and enterprise...sounds like what many ladies do with their blogs whether it is freelance writing, professional blogger, shop owner...

    Good luck as you decide on all these things :)

  8. love your little flower pendant- I had one like that and the chain broke so I turned it into a hairpin!


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