Blogger Shopping Date & Feeling Nautical

Elaine and I met up at Square One last week for a shopping date. Shopping with a blogger friend is LOTS of fun…but can also lead to situations such as this:

CHANGING ROOM TWINS !?! But seriously, how can you resist a polka dot chambray shirt? Especially when it’s on sale for only $19!

Here’s a closer look at the shirt – I love it – gorgeous material and the perfect length to wear tucked in or loose. I plan on wearing it with a pencil skirt and black tights.

blazer / polka-dot / white print / anchor

Some of the other shirts I tried on at Old Navy – definitely feeling the nautical theme. Oh…and I might have ordered the striped blazer online, after it went on sale…

I also fell in love with the look of this pleather trimmed moto jacket from H&M. However, I’m not sure if it’s a keeper – it has a high wool content (too warm) and feels a bit scratchy when you wear it. But the cut and fit is amazing…what should I do?

Coach Waverly Mini Skinny

My last purchase of the day was this sparkly coin purse from Coach – I love coated canvas products – they look new even after frequent use.

Shopping OOTD:

Sweater: Old Navy, Scarf: Express, Shirt: H&M, Jeans: Garage, Boots: Old Navy (similar)

By the way – if you’re loving the nautical trend as much as I am – check out my post on 10 Ways to Wear Nautical featuring my top picks & styling tips.

Top Row: Old Navy / Smart Set / Old Navy / Joe Fresh / Forever21 Bottom Row: Joe Fresh / Alex & Ani / Forever21 / Forever21 / Express

p.s. Was so excited to get my Olivia Mew Valentine portrait from the Biotherm Event – I’m going to frame it:


  1. SweetCandyDreamer
    February 22, 2014 / 7:16 am

    I really like all these pieces and the last outfit looks great!! xx

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 22, 2014 / 9:30 pm

      Thanks – I love successful shopping trips 🙂

  2. Elaine Atkins
    February 22, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    Heee shopping dates are so fun! Shoot I forgot to take MY shopping outfit picture – haha!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 22, 2014 / 9:31 pm

      It was a great day <3

  3. Ariadne Elise
    February 22, 2014 / 6:33 pm

    I always enjoy your blog, and this Shopping OOTD bring to mind a question/request…Could you do a post about your tips for layering sweaters with button down shirts?I can never seem to work out the sleeves for myself– they bunch or they're too tight, etc.Just a thought. =)

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 22, 2014 / 9:32 pm

      Thanks for your request Ariadne – what a GREAT idea for a post – will be sharing my tips soon 🙂

  4. Louise @ INGREDIENTS
    February 23, 2014 / 5:29 pm

    Love it! It looks like you guys had so much fun!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 23, 2014 / 5:39 pm

      Thanks Louise – it was SO much fun because we have similar taste – and were able to help each other find great pieces 😉

  5. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    February 24, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    Your layers always look pristine! Great finds and I am loving the moto jacket… but if it's scratchy, not sure you will love it?Sequins&Stilettos

  6. ty g
    January 1, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    where did you get your boot from the last outfit

  7. Dianna Love
    February 6, 2015 / 7:03 am

    Love your page!!

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