Exiting the Comfort Zone

dress: buffalo exchange, cardigan: thrifted, vintage, boots: doc's, vintage, headscarf: vintage
This week has been such an experience. That's really all I know how to describe it as. I swear, 70% of the time I was out of my comfort zone and, as they say, that's where the magic happens. And it did. I'm going to mostly focus on Wednesday because that's when I wore this outfit. This past Wednesday was typical for the most part -- Rachael and I ventured to Fremont because it's nice to walk and talk, plus I wanted to take outfit shots. We stopped into the Sun Shoppe and ended up both leaving with new plants... My little jade plant may have been the good luck charm of the day, people.

On the way back to campus, we stopped into the art center and Rachael pointed out that there was an SPU design/art alumni panel that night. I've been trying to say YES to more things, so a couple hours later, we returned to the art center for the panel (and we also dragged Kenneth along as well). Not only was the whole thing super interesting and informative -- it was also just awesome to see where previous SPU students are today. Many of them were recent graduates as well, and they already found jobs -- which is comforting.

The crazy highlight of the evening was when I realized that Moorea Seal (PNW jewelry designer, blogger, and more) was on the panel. I had NO IDEA that this women -- who's face I have seen all over the blogosphere -- went to SPU only a few years ago! So I introduced myself, we talked, and it was just awesome to hear what she had to say about graphic design, jewelry-making, blogging, and everything in between. If meeting her and absorbing some of her knowledge wasn't enough, Moorea featured Missing Lovebirds on her blog today! I would love for you to check out THE POST and Moorea-Seal.com. 

To wrap this up, this week has been inspiring and motivating in a number of ways and I almost feel like a different person somehow. I can't quite explain it, but if anything, it has got me thinking and doing and I can say that I am proud of that. xxoo E

currently listening to // Joyce Manor - Orange Julius


  1. Sounds like you had a great week! I love the hem of this dress and the headscarf!


  2. I just found you via Moorea Seal and I love your effortless style! Love your hair too! I've been trying to say yes to more things as well, and recently went to a literary agents panel at school. It was great and I learned a lot more than I thought I would.
    Sincerely, Sara

  3. Hooray for a great week! I feel like I should take some inspiration from you and start saying yes to more things too.
    This dress you're wearing is so cute and summery! I love the bow neck and the pretty details at the hem. Also your spotlight post at Moorea Seal was super cute!

  4. Sounds like a great experience!

    xo Jennifer


  5. That dress is so pretty, and I love the scarf in your hair! I also have dimple-envy! :)

    xox Sammi

  6. congratulations to you! how fabulous to meet moorea! :)
    kw ladies in navy

  7. nice boots :)

    warmest regards,
    Miss Aa

  8. That sounds like a fantastic week. Meeting Moorea was like the highlight of my month last month, she's lovely! Also, are those boots Dr. Martens? By the look of the soles that's what I'm thinking. LOVE!

    Molly Mae at MaeLiveFree

  9. What a great story! Love Moorea's work!

    Adorable dress!

  10. Yup, the magic definitely does happen when you're out of your comfort zone... but I guess that's why we go to college, and take new classes, and have new schedules. To see what happens. :)

    I'm loving this look so much. It looks comfy and you are rockin' dem Doc Martens, girl!! Also, you look like a forest warrior or something with that green cardigan. You are fabulous.

  11. This dress is gorgeous, I love the embroidery and the bow. And on another note I am loving your hair at this length, it looks so cute.


  12. Great look!!
    Love your blog... Do you want we to follow each other??
    Let me know :D

  13. That bandana is too cute Elanor :)


  14. What an amazing story! I love Moorea's work. And how special that she decided to start her PNW Blogger Spotlight after meeting you! So sweet :)

    And your outfit is perfect! I just want to be wearing that dress right now. Too cute, too cute.

  15. YOU ARE SO ADORABLE! love from your proud mom <3


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