Belted Sweater, Navy Stripes & Almond Delight

Last Sunday was SO COLD! We were heading out to the park with the kids, and this is what I wore under my fall jacket:

Sweater: New Look (UK), Belt & Jeans: Garage, Boots: Old Navy (mine are the 2011 version), Necklace: Joe Fresh

I’ve had this white sweater from New Look for 5 years now – but I hardly wore it because it comes with a woolen belt that just keeps slipping open (so annoying!). Thanks to this image on Pinterest, I was inspired to switch it for a leather belt. Success: the sweater stayed closed all day – and it looked much nicer too!

Top: H&M, Jeans: Garage, Flats: Old Navy, Bag: Balenciaga, Necklace: JoeFresh

I wore my H&M navy striped top while out running errands today, paired with with black ballet flats and my black Bal bag. I’m really drawn to navy at the moment – I picked up a navy lace dress from H&M yesterday along with some peplum tops (a first for me!). Will share pics of those in another post.

I’ve been wanting L’Occitane’s famous Almond Milk Concentrate for a while now (I adore L’Occitane bath products – they smell so luxurious and pure). However, since the cream is so pricey, I was waiting for a really special gift with purchase. Well – I found one! I purchased it from – and received a “Best of L’Occitane Body Care” bag for free – containing a travel sized Almond Shower Oil (another item on my wishlist!), Verbena Body Lotion (love the citrus scent), Lavender Body Soap and teeny hand and foot creams (always useful) in a colorful travel bag. Am so glad I waited and got all these freebies with my purchase!

Do you like L’Occitane products? Are you drawn to Navy clothes?


  1. Dress Up Files
    September 28, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    That's what you wear to the park? You look soo polished! I definitely do not look that put together at the park!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 29, 2012 / 1:30 am

      So good to see you back Jiye- love your blog makeover! I think the matching belt & boots made it look more put together than usual LOL…when it gets cold, I NEED my boots – hate having cold feet!

  2. Anonymous
    September 28, 2012 / 11:21 pm

    Oh my word, these outfits are both pitch perfect!!! So chic yet functional. I absolutely love them both. You are gorgeous.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 29, 2012 / 1:52 am

      Thanks Andi – I'm trying to put together a few go-to outfits so that I can get ready with minimal thought LOL!

  3. Beautygirl24
    September 29, 2012 / 12:43 am

    I Love both! You look so effortless, which is always what I aim for when I get dressed. I love how you used an inspiration picture to put together a look!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 29, 2012 / 1:53 am

      I love pinterest – it helps me figure out new ways of wearing clothes I already own 🙂

  4. Jennifer
    September 29, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    love all the outfits 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 1, 2012 / 1:47 am

      Thanks Jennifer!

  5. Kristen
    September 29, 2012 / 11:42 pm

    love your outfits, you always look so chic

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 1, 2012 / 1:47 am

      Thanks Kristen – you're so sweet!

  6. Franziska
    October 1, 2012 / 1:23 am

    I love both of those looks on you. I have a similar sweater but can't get it to sit right – I'll have to try a thicker leather belt 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 1, 2012 / 1:46 am

      Thanks Franziska! You should definitely try a thicker belt – I had relegated this sweater to bathrobe status – now that I've figured out how to make it stay closed, it's back in rotation LOL!

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