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?

8 Comments

  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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