Fab Finds, Glove Project & Some Exciting News!

I love finding hidden gems at Winners – on my last visit I found this white tray and sparkly candle – just what I needed for my coffee table!

I purchased this camisole top during the GUESS winter sale using my $20 giftcard from the #PRESSDAYS event. It will be perfect to layer under a wrap sweater when I’m lounging around the house – a lot more glam than my usual tank tops!

Speaking of lounging around – I was feeling crafty over Winter Break and made these glove animals as New Year’s presents for my kids (I confess…the one in the middle is for me!!! Doesn’t she look like Hello Kitty?). I followed this tutorial from Martha Stewart – and sewed on buttons and pieces of felt to make the faces. This is a great craft to make – the materials are easy to source (gloves from the dollar store!) and the steps are very simple. It especially helps if you do it in a group/assembly line – my mother, sister and I made 5 of these in total – with my mother on the sewing machine and my sister in charge of stuffing.

And now for my exciting news…you can tell from my blog that I LOVE to shop…so what could be more perfect for me than joining Yummy Mummy Club as their Shopping Blogger? So excited for this new role – check out my first post here.

I’ll leave you with 2 recent outfits – with the deep cold setting in, I need all the layers I can get.

Olive & White:

Jacket: Walmart Boys Section (similar), Sweater: Old Navy, Jeans: Garage, Boots: Old Navy (this year’s version)

Sequins & Gingham:

Gingham Shirt: Old Navy (similar from GAP), Sweatshirt: Old Navy (similar but $$$ from J.Crew), Jeans: Garage,, Boots: Old Navy (this year’s version)


I also made some POM POM puppies for my kids recently – here’s my daughter’s puppy. I followed the instructions in this book – luckily all the supplies (except for scissors) came in the kit, so it was really easy to make!


  1. Daily Express
    January 22, 2014 / 4:13 am

    Of course, I adore both of your outfits here. 🙂 And congrats on being the Shopping Blogger for YMC! Very exciting! Off to check out your first post! -GinaOn the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 23, 2014 / 4:43 am

      Thanks Gina – it's such an exciting opportunity and I'm really looking forward to this new role 🙂

    January 22, 2014 / 4:48 am

    love the sweater from the last look, is so pretty 🙂 xoxohttp://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 23, 2014 / 4:44 am

      Thanks Andy – I'm so glad I ordered it from Old Navy – it was a bargain and so pretty too!

  3. Litsa
    January 22, 2014 / 5:54 am

    I have the same sequin sweater from Old Navy! Loving the embellished sweatshirt trend lately. They're so cute and cozy.http://noreceipts.blogspot.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 23, 2014 / 4:45 am

      Yes – I'm really loving the embellished sweatshirts too – makes dressing up fun AND comfortable 🙂

  4. nichole
    January 22, 2014 / 5:03 pm

    Love love love that white sweater from Old Navy

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 23, 2014 / 4:45 am

      Thanks Nichole – I love it too 🙂

  5. Schnelle
    January 22, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    I love your coffee table arrangement and those little stuffed animals are ADORABLE! Congrats on your new venture- so exciting! You have such an eye for style finding that jacket in the boys section- love it!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 23, 2014 / 4:50 am

      The Walmart jacket was a lucky find – I had been looking EVERYWHERE for a slim fitting military jacket – funny that the perfect one was sitting in the boys department. It was super-cheap – BUT the workmanship is the same as jackets I've seen at ZARA for $80+!

  6. Schnelle
    January 22, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    P.S I just checked out the tutorial and your stuffed animals are wayyyy cuter than Martha's. I'm telling you- sell them! haha

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 23, 2014 / 4:46 am

      You crack me up Schnelle! I wish I had the patience to make more of them 🙂 We lucked out using the $ store gloves – they're much smooshier so the faces turned out cute and easy to sculpt.

  7. Louise @ INGREDIENTS
    January 22, 2014 / 10:16 pm

    Those little toys are unbelievably cute!! Great outfits, and I am so impressed by your amazing finds at Winners – I've never been able to find anything there. Congrats on blogging for YMC!!! 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 23, 2014 / 4:48 am

      Thanks so much Louise ! My problem is I ALWAYS find something at Winners – it's hard for me to leave empty-handed ;-P

  8. Alexa
    January 23, 2014 / 8:05 pm

    That's great news! So exciting! 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 25, 2014 / 1:53 am

      Thanks Alexa – I'm very excited 😉

  9. Shannon
    January 23, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    Kohl's had Jeweled Grey Sweatshirts. They are pretty and inexpensive.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 25, 2014 / 1:54 am

      Thanks Shannon – good to know there are some inexpensive & cute options out there 🙂

  10. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    January 24, 2014 / 7:53 pm

    Your decorating style is so chic… I need you to just come decorate for me and we can make a girl's weekend of it! I love your style!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 25, 2014 / 1:55 am

      Would LOVE to do that anytime 🙂 I try to decorate any corner of the house that is not over-run by toys (story of my life LOL!)

  11. Lilly Style
    January 28, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    Love the coffee table arrangement, looks very chic! And as always, love both of your looks! You always do such an amazing job with layering.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 28, 2014 / 4:50 pm

      Thanks Lilly – I love following your decor pins on pinterest – I think we both like the same type of decor 😉 Now if only sourcing and decorating items was as easy as pinning the picture for me LOL!

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