Fall Shopping

I did some fall shopping this weekend. First on my list was skinny jeans – when the weather turns cold, there is nothing more comfortable than skinny jeans worn with warm boots. I took advantage of the Old Navy 16th anniversary sale, and picked up some skinny jeans for $16. However, after trying them on at home, I realised I liked the fit of Garage jeans better – so I returned the ON jeans and picked up some Garage ones instead.

In this picture I’m wearing Garage Dark jeggings, Garage flannel shirt (I loved the ruby colour – and it’s so soft and warm) with Nine West boots.

I also picked up grey skinny jeans from Garage (Their denim sale has 50% off your second pair of jeans). I found the black v-neck sweater at Smart Set. It is soft and silky, and was on offer for $14.99. My boots are Payless faux Uggs from last year.

My last purchase was a charcoal grey sweater from Suzy Shier. It is a good basic – and has cute little pockets near the waist – but they didn’t show up in my pic. I’m not too happy with this store though – they have a BAD return policy – which they didn’t mention when I made my purchase. Apparently – they only offer store credit – NO refunds! I actually purchased 3 items from them (because I like to try them on at home with my own clothes to see if they work with my wardrobe) so I asked the sales associate what their return policy was – and she said 14 days. If she had said they don’t offer refunds, I would not have purchased all 3 items! Now I have around $40 of store credit -grrr! I’m sure I’ll find a use for them, as they have some quality staples at the store – but a lot of their stuff is quite tacky and cheap-looking!

I still have a couple more items to buy – I need a light fall coat and 2 evening-appropriate tops. My Balenciaga savings fund is quite pathetic at the moment – so far I’ve only saved $7! Still….I’ll get there eventually!

In skin care news – I’m excited because I have a dermatologist appointment this week. Apparently my dermatologist is booked up until January – but luckily the receptionist found an early spot for me! I believe my acne is hormonal – and although I’ve tried a lot of different treatments for my skin – I still have a moderate acne problem – so I hope that the dermatologist will have an effective solution for me. I’ll update here after my appointment.

What clothing items are on your fall shopping list?


  1. Lena!
    October 19, 2010 / 12:13 pm

    Great finds! Love the grey skinny jeans. And I have to agree with you – Suzy Shier's return policy sucks.

  2. Anonymous
    October 19, 2010 / 7:17 pm

    oh, I love new jeans, it's like Christmas for me!These look so good on you, your figure is AMAZING.

  3. Ella Pretty
    October 19, 2010 / 10:15 pm

    Thanks Lena and Andi! I'm so happy to find a brand with jeans that I like…the Old Navy jeans used to suit me – but this time round they made my legs look like stuffed sausages LOL!

  4. Lindy May
    October 22, 2010 / 12:11 am

    I don't care for ON's skinny jean's either. Something about the fit just doesn't seem quite right. I LOVE your new black v-neck! Too cute! Still waiting on cooler weather down south, lol.I think I told you about the rx I'm taking for my acne and it has worked wonders! Not sure if it's something that would work for you but I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask. It's called minocyclene (the spelling may be off). Good luck at the docs!

  5. Ella Pretty
    October 22, 2010 / 12:41 am

    Went to the Derm today – will update in a post later – but he prescribed my minocyclene and a topical antibiotic too – clindets (clandamycin phosphate). Did your acne completely disappear? What mg were you on – he's starting me off on 50mg, and told me to go to 100mg a day.

  6. PearlsAndGreenTea
    October 22, 2010 / 1:55 am

    All those outfits are adorable! I'm dying for a really nice leather jacket. Oh well…someday!

  7. Ella Pretty
    October 22, 2010 / 4:54 am

    A leather jacket sounds really good right now – it's so cooooold all of a sudden! Lovely blog by the way – I look forward to reading it – fashion, food and decor – my favourite things!

  8. Lindy May
    October 23, 2010 / 5:31 pm

    My acne is mostly gone (I still get the occasional small, nearly invisible spot). I'm not sure of the dosage since I take it out of the bottle and put them into my pill box. ( I have it written down someplace, lol!!) I posted a little about my results in your other post.

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