Pics from my Phone

Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra necklace dupe from JoeFRESH at Loblaws for CAD$19. First saw Veronika’s etsy-version here and Katherine’s original here. May have to go back for the turquoise version.

My next wishlist item – LV Damier Ebene Neverfull in the PM size – it’s so tiny I love it! It’s about the size of a speedy but no zip and you can put it on your shoulder. I  wanted to take a pic of me wearing it but the sweet salesguy didn’t understand and posed with it instead LOL!

Whole Foods carries Butter LONDON nailpolishes! I love it when I can sneak *MY* shopping in with a grocery run!

My first FRANKEN-polish (yes – that’s what they’re called!). Turning my Sally Hansen I Pink I Can into something more wearable – ignore the clumsy application. Just kept mixing in darker shades until it turned a deep pink color.

Cookies I’ve baked for my kiddies’ class parties…who knew decorating cookies could be so much fun? 

What’s your next wishlist item?


  1. Beautygirl24
    March 19, 2012 / 6:07 am

    My wishlist item is also an LV Ella! I keep debating between a speedy or the small neverfull. I love both. I'm a sucker for the speedy, but I think the tote is more practical. I'm waiting until my next birthday in September to treat myself 😉 Do you own a speedy already? This will be my first foray into the LV realm.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 19, 2012 / 6:16 am

      I have the Mono Speedy 25 (pic here: got it in 2010 but I'm just starting to use it more now that the vachetta handles have turned a honey color (I like how they look when they're darker, and you don't have to worry about uneven discoloration).The speedy is a classic – CON: it can feel a bit heavy as you have to hold it on your hand or forearm (not ideal for shopping) PRO: the zip closure is very practical and secure. I've heard the neverfull straps can dig into your shoulders – and you have to be careful with your wallet as there's no full closure – but I'll get a zipped purse organizer to go inside mine :-)Can't wait to see what you choose!

  2. Schnelle
    March 19, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    That is such a great dupe for that necklace, very pretty too! Those cookies are SO adorable, I love the ducks and the little teddy bears- you're such a fun mom!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 19, 2012 / 5:28 pm

      Thanks Schnelle – I was so excited to find the necklace – I'd been wanting to order one from the etsy shop – but this was even cheaper.

  3. Simply Sarah
    March 19, 2012 / 2:44 pm

    love those cookies!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 19, 2012 / 5:29 pm

      Thanks Sarah – they were fun to make – I used new playdough cutters as cookie cutters.

  4. Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos
    March 19, 2012 / 3:08 pm

    Oh my heck I'm giggling over the fact that the sales guy posed FOR you with the handbag! haha, classic! 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 19, 2012 / 5:30 pm

      I know – he was so sweet and helpful that I didn't want to correct him LOL!

  5. Mal
    March 19, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    I have a damier neverfull mm and it is by far my fave bag, it's so perfect for everydayMal @ The Chic Geek

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 19, 2012 / 5:31 pm

      I can see why it would be a favorite! I actually prefer LV's 2 "basic"/classic bags (speedy & neverfull) over there more expensive ones – the simple designs look best to me.

  6. Lindsay @ A Walk in the Closet
    March 19, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Oh my gosh, I can't believe that was from JoeFresh?! I totally thought you were wearing V&A! What a great find. 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 20, 2012 / 2:46 am

      I wish I had the real V&A necklace…although there are probably A LOT of other wishlist items I'd get before that LOL!

  7. Free Coupons
    March 20, 2012 / 7:16 am

    It's really a wonderful blog. Loved your necklace!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 20, 2012 / 4:55 pm


  8. Maja Moldenhauer
    September 6, 2012 / 1:03 am

    Awesome blog! Love the purse and necklace

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 6, 2012 / 1:14 am

      Thanks! I'm still debating the purse – not sure if I want the neverfull PM or speedy 30 style…oh well, I'm not purchasing it any time soon LOL!

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