How my style has changed & Monthly Must-Reads

Question of the month from Alison & Noelle: How would you describe your own personal style? How has it evolved over the years?

THEN (Pics from 8 years ago):

  • Delicate jewelry, floral prints, cheap & cheerful bags
Outfit details here: Navy Polka Dots / Sequin Top / Gingham Shirt  / Chambray Shirt / Blazer / Lace Dress


  • Statement necklaces, polka dot or gingham prints, lots of layering, luxe bags


  • Simplicity & comfort – I’ll always wear jeans + flats.
  • Making an effort to look well-groomed…I’m not really into sweats and I ALWAYS do my hair & make-up before leaving the house.
  • Loving my handbags and switching them out frequently.

Has your style changed over the years? What do you wear now that you never thought you would?

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  1. Beautygirl24
    April 1, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    I loved how you answered this! I think mine is a little too complicated and wordy! You look great Ella, I love your style so much! I should, it's very similar to mine 😉 I think comfort and looking well groomed are really important. A beautiful handbag is a must as well. Loved this question, as it's very interesting!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 1, 2013 / 5:56 pm

      Your answer was amazing – definitely not too wordy – and I identified a LOT with what you wrote 🙂

  2. alison*elle
    April 1, 2013 / 5:51 pm

    I'm loving these posts since it's so interesting to see how things have (or haven't) changed. Based on your collage, it looks like you gravitate towards a certain colour palette too!xo, alison*elle

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 1, 2013 / 5:57 pm

      Wow – now that you mentioned it – there's definitely a lot of navy going on :-)I always love pink though I don't wear it as much these days – and cream will be a forever favorite!

  3. Schnelle
    April 1, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    I agree with noelle, I like how you broke it down to answer this. You have a great classic sense of style too.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 2, 2013 / 2:17 am

      Thanks Schnelle – sometimes I find it easier to convey my thoughts when I break it down into bullet points LOL!

  4. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    April 1, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    You are one stylin' mom… then AND now. 🙂 I'm loving your luxe handbag collection though… that is a plus. :)Sequins&Stilettos

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 2, 2013 / 2:18 am

      Thanks Skylette…handbags always make me happy 🙂

  5. Mary-Irene
    April 2, 2013 / 10:49 am

    This was a great post!! Your "then" was just as stylish as your "now". I like following your blog for the diversity of topics. Always interesting and I look forward to your posts. I'll have to check out your must-reads list. I'm always searching for new inspiration and editing my blog reader list as I go.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 3, 2013 / 3:08 am

      Thank you Mary-Irene – I'm so pleased that you look forward to my posts and find them interesting – such lovely feedback 🙂

  6. VeryUnseemly
    April 2, 2013 / 9:06 pm

    Your clothes were worn much looser in the then. Clothes were much baggier then, but I love you in a fitted silhouette. Show off your fabulous figure!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      April 3, 2013 / 3:09 am

      Thanks – I think I pay more attention to fit now then I did back then (of course you're right – styles have changed too since then!)

  7. Kristen
    April 9, 2013 / 3:37 am

    isn't it crazy how much our style changes in just a few years? you dress so cute, i love your chicness

  8. Ella Pretty Blog
    April 9, 2013 / 4:08 am

    Yes – I've been LOVING seeing how everyone's style changes – even a couple of years makes such a difference!

  9. unitedcolorsofaggie
    June 27, 2013 / 10:40 pm

    It's amazing when we look back and see how much our style has changed:-) Sometimes, I can't believe what I wore, but then style evolves as we do:-)

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