Fall Shopping Haul: H&M, Old Navy & American Eagle

I went to H&M today and I loved so many of the things I tried on, that I ended up buying way more than I intended to!

First find were these soft button down shirts with elbow patches from the L.O.G.G. brand ($34.95) – I had tried on a similar shirt last year – and kicked myself for not buying it (see second picture in this post) so I didn’t hesitate when I saw them again. I needed the soft blue shirt – but this light purple was too pretty to leave behind.

These soft and slouchy sweaters ($24.95) are great for fall – the white one is quite sheer and has printed dots on it (hard to see in the pic) – and since I’ve been LOVING hot pink, I thought – why not wear it in the fall as well – it’s so cheerful and bright!

This navy striped sweater ($29.95) is my favorite purchase – it’s 100% cotton and SO unbelievably soft. I’d been wanting a classic navy striped sweater – and this one is perfect! The orange gingham button down (as well as the following 2 sweaters) were purchased online from Old Navy – this bright shirt (more summer than fall I know!) was on clearance for $13!

I’m still thinking about these 2 Old Navy sweaters. The heart sweater is one of Old Navy’s many j.crew-alike products from this season (see the j.crew version here), while the red striped sweater is an easy classic style. I don’t usually like wearing a lot of red, but it does have a very brightening effect. What do you guys think – keep or return?

My last Old Navy purchase (and DEFINITE keepers) are these black ballet flats for $20 – you guys know how much I love Old Navy flats – so comfy and well-made – I’ve worn my pewter pair SO much. Am thinking of getting a pair of Tory Burch Revas someday – but until then, I’m super-happy with these.

I also purchased this American Eagle denim jacket – perfect for pairing with maxi dresses. This particular style is quite popular with magazines and bloggers (see Wendy’s one here).

That was a lot of shopping – I feel like I got a lot of practical and wearable items – but I also think I should take a break from shopping now!

Have you purchased anything for fall? 

P.S. For J.Crew necklace dupes – check out my post here.


  1. Anonymous
    August 13, 2012 / 10:44 am

    Oooh I <3 the <3 sweater (no pun intended lol) and the denim jacket which I'm in desperate need of for the very same reason, prefect maxi skirt accompaniment! All the other pieces are staples and great everyday wear! 🙂 x x

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2012 / 7:36 pm

      Parveen – I highly recommend this jacket for maxi dresses – it sits perfectly instead of gaping open – and it's just shrunken enough without looking silly LOL!

  2. Schnelle
    August 13, 2012 / 1:30 pm

    Fabulous finds! I love the basic sweaters you got from H&M and the striped one is such a great classic piece- wish they had that when I was there! I've been eying up that heart top at ON too, it looks so pretty on you. Keep the red striped top- it looks great with your skin tone. I have a cropped light denim jacket that I keep in my car, it goes with everything!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2012 / 7:37 pm

      Schnelle – I was inspired by your gorgeous H&M finds – I thought our hot pink sweaters were the same – but yours has a v-neck and mine doesn't. The striped one is from the L.O.G.G. section – they have some good stuff there!

  3. Canadian Beauty
    August 13, 2012 / 5:23 pm

    excellent clothing haul! LOVE the jean jacket and the heart top 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2012 / 7:38 pm

      Thanks – I'm not sure if I should keep the heart top or not – don't know if it's too young for me…

  4. Beautygirl24
    August 13, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    What a beautiful haul! I was in H&M the other day but didn't see any of these items! I especially love the sweaters and the button downs. I'll have to check back soon to see if my store gets them in stock. You are gorgeous Ella (by the way) 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2012 / 7:41 pm

      Noelle – you're so sweet 🙂 I could spend hours in H&M – I think my local one is well-stocked but gets sold out quickly – so now if I like something I buy it right away!

  5. Anonymous
    August 13, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    Absolutely love everything on you, it all looks fantastic!!I just ordered the sweater from ON too (but in beige and black polka dots). I think you should keep everything you bought-they're all timeless and wearable pieces that you look fabulous in!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 13, 2012 / 8:55 pm

      Ooh – everyone is getting the beige and black sweater – I should get it too and we could all be blog twins LOL!

  6. Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos
    August 14, 2012 / 12:44 am

    SO many great staples! I am crushing on the red and white stripes on you!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 21, 2012 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks Skylette – I guess I should keep that sweater then LOL!

  7. Lindy May
    August 21, 2012 / 7:58 pm

    I've been big into the horizontal stripes this season and LOVE the red striped shirt. I always love all your purchases. I really like the slouchy white sweater too. you are just too cute. 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 21, 2012 / 8:30 pm

      Thanks Lindy – I'm loving all the stripes too – and slouchy sweaters are so comfy 🙂 Can't wait for our someday shopping trip 😛

  8. Lindy May
    August 23, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    LOL, I was just thinking the same. Next time we get together we will have to leave the kids with the hubbies and hit the stores. 🙂

  9. Leesh
    August 25, 2012 / 3:21 pm

    I hope a heart sweater at Target. The heart is big on the side of the sweater inside of the middle. I think it's really cute to have a sweater with a heart on it. I can't wait to wear it in the Fall but I'd still like to enjoy what's left of summer.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 26, 2012 / 2:11 am

      Heart sweaters are so cute – can't wait until Target comes here!

  10. Anonymous
    August 28, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    Great buys my dear! I have been loving a lot of stuff from Old Navy lately and they have become my go to for great priced pieces. I ended up getting that boat nest sweater, but in the polka dot and love it! Great shopping haul :)Lindsay LindsayJEveryday@blogspot.com

  11. Franziska
    September 2, 2012 / 6:31 pm

    omg. that first shirt is amazing. I wonder if they still have it in stores? it looks so good on you!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 2, 2012 / 7:04 pm

      Thanks – so glad I got it this time round! It should still be in stock – definitely check in the LOGG section 🙂

  12. Kisses Aren't Contracts
    September 4, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    Doens't AE have the best inexpensive denim?xoxo Shauna

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 4, 2012 / 4:37 pm

      Yes – I definitely want to try out more of their jeans 🙂

  13. jessicalin9
    September 13, 2012 / 9:21 pm

    Just discovered your blog! great stuff! I am trying to start a blog about fashion and daily outfits too but I have no idea what I'm doing so we will see how long it lasts haha. LOVE the navy striped sweater!

  14. Ms. Ennie
    November 7, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    Hello, thanks for posting the pictures of what your purchased and including the prices. 🙂 I just wanted to let you know that the heart sweater link you posted is the same as the boat neck striped sweater link. I'm thinking about buying that heart sweater top, so I'm going to search for it on Old Navy now. 😀

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