Got my tech on….

Choosing a new laptop took a lot of thought! Many people recommended MacBooks, but when I tested them out in person I just wasn’t drawn to them. As I wandered around Best Buy the only laptop that called out to me was this one:

The Sony VAIO VPCEH25FDP. Yes, it’s pink…I can’t deny that I was mesmerised by the color! I also loved how lightweight it was, how big the screen was (15.5 inches – my Dell laptop had a 12 inch screen) and the full-size keyboard. Hubby is my own personal “geek squad” and he was happy with the technical specifications on this model.

We also upgraded my phone (finally!) to an iPhone 4s. Now I can take better photos on the go! I didn’t know how much I’d been missing out – I love reading eBooks and watching Youtube videos on my phone. I don’t think it’s possible to be bored with an iPhone around!

I went Boxing day shopping for the first time in YEARS – and it was NOTHING SPECIAL – the bargains are not worth the crowds – online shopping is definitely the easier option. I tried on a couple of items at Old Navy:
Striped Boat Neck top – on sale for $9

Cowl Neck Poncho ($26)

Draped Sweater and Floral Top ($15)

I wasn’t crazy about anything, so I only purchased the floral top.

Was also excited to see Express is finally here on a recent mall visit. I picked up this gorgeous cream ruffled top and pretty pearl and disc necklace.

I have SO much to catch up on, but I think I’ve written enough for today. It’s SOOO good to be back!

By the way, I’m in need of new photo-editing software. I’ve previously owned and used Photoshop Elements – what would you guys recommend?


  1. Beautygirl24
    December 27, 2011 / 5:26 am

    Oh my gosh, that pink laptop is adorable! I can't say that about any other computer I've seen. I hope it works well for you!Also happy you shopped at Express. It's one of my favorite stores, I feel that they have something for everyone!

  2. Ella Pretty Blog
    December 27, 2011 / 5:38 am

    Thanks Noelle – we got a 3-year extended warranty, so hopefully I'll be ok for the next 3 years LOL! Am SOOO happy about Express – can't wait to try the editor pants everyone keeps raving about 🙂

  3. Lilly
    December 27, 2011 / 3:03 pm

    Love the pink laptop! I have a white VAIO and really like it. That top from Express is so pretty and feminine! I'm sure you'll love editor pants :)I don't have any good recommendations for photo-editing software, most of mine are edited with Microsoft office picture manager. I do have the Adobe photoshop and it's just ok (maybe since I don't know all it's tricks yet).

  4. Ella Pretty Blog
    December 27, 2011 / 5:39 pm

    Lilly – how long have you had your VAIO? White must look so pretty. We've owned VAIO's in the past and the only problem we had was screen life…but hopefully they've fixed the problem, and the extended warranty should cover everything anyway NOw that express and j crew are here, shopping is much better- and target will be here next year – yay!I've been playing with photos in piknik – it's very user friendly, and free! Just have to figure out how to make collages on it.uh

  5. Kim's Vanity
    December 29, 2011 / 10:07 pm

    Love all these goodies, especially the lap top! Nothing better than pink! I'm actually not drawn to macbooks either … I think there is a lot of hype surrounding them and that's about it!

  6. Ella Pretty Blog
    December 30, 2011 / 1:07 am

    Thanks Kim! I'm sure there are a lot of advantages to Macbooks (for those who are apple fans)…but I'd rather stick to what I know (PCs LOL!). I'm a little Apple-d out with hubby's iPad and my iPhone – I love them and they're so useful, but I think I'm good for now 🙂

  7. Anonymous
    December 31, 2011 / 10:40 am

    Ok, that pink computer is too fab! I love it!!! How perfect. You look amazing and I love the striped top!

  8. Sara Soda
    January 1, 2012 / 3:49 am

    Congrats on your new computer and phone! I have a Macbook and I love love love it, except the charger breaks periodically (every few months) and they’re $80. Yikes. I have the iPhone 4s too! It is seriously the funnest thing ever, never bored with an iPhone!

  9. Ella Pretty Blog
    January 1, 2012 / 10:58 pm

    Thanks Andi – looking at my pink laptop always makes me smile :-)Sara – I agree – never bored with an iPhone – I've been having a sick day and have been reading eBooks and playing games on it all day LOL!

  10. Summer
    January 2, 2012 / 2:51 pm

    Oooh, you got a pink laptop! I'm jealous, it's sooo cute. <3 Love the cream ruffled top you got too, it's lovely. 🙂

  11. ★ JASMINE ★
    January 9, 2012 / 4:20 am

    Hey lady! I just wanted to say I stumbled along on your blog and I love it! Now following you as well! Follow me back, please ?<3xxox

  12. Ella Pretty Blog
    January 11, 2012 / 4:55 pm

    Summer – thanks – I can't wait to wear the ruffled top – haven't had a chance yet – it's been so cold!Jasmine – thanks so much for following me, I'll definitely check your blog out 🙂

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