Playing Catch Up

It seems like I haven’t blogged in forever! These past two weeks we were struck down with the flu, and mine still hasn’t gone away..I was finally prescribed some antibiotics today.

I thought I’d do a quick post sharing some of the shopping I did over the holidays (mostly in December). I took advantage of the online discounts at Old Navy and Garage. I wish I had modelling pics for everything – but I’m just not feeling up to it at the moment.

Old Navy Blue Stripe Cardigan –  loose-weave cardigan – very easy to wear. I got mine on sale for $17 (originally $39).

Old Navy Double V-Neck Pullover in Camel. (Originally $34, I paid $13.99) A camel v-neck is a classic piece. I nearly chose a cashmere one from another store, but decided against it because it was dry-clean only. This will be much easier to take care of, even if it’s not as luxurious as the other one!

Old Navy Skinny-Mini Flare Jeans – (Originally $36.94, I paid $20). I love the fit of these jeans – and the length is just right too. I picked up two pairs in the dark rinse – one for everyday wear and one for when I dress up…am I the only one who worries about their dark jeans fading too fast?

Old Navy Black Booties (Originally $34.94, I paid 24.50). I’d been waiting for these to go on sale – I think they’d look great paired with opaque black tights and a cute dress. And – even though these are heels – they are RIDICULOUSLY comfy – as are most other Old Navy shoes I’ve purchased. I’m so excited to have found comfy heels – I mostly live in flats! The picture is of the grey version, as they’ve sold out of the black one online.

I also received my chanel-inspired flats that Lilly recommended on her blog.  I love the delicate studding and they are WAY more comfy than my Aldo pair (I’ve learned my lesson – no more Aldo shoes for me, they ALWAYS hurt!). These are currently out of stock online, but I purchased mine for $20 plus shipping.

One of my favorite purchases was this blue and red gingham shirt from Garage ($32.90, I paid $20) – I ADORE aqua and red, but it’s so hard to find pieces with the right shade and balance. I also love Garage’s super skinny jeans – they’re flattering and don’t stretch out over time (unlike their jeggings!). They usually cost $34.90 but I got a dark rinse for $20 and a regular wash for $15.

I still have a lot of stuff to share (Kiehls, H&M, eBay, Boots No. 7) but I think I’ve posted enough for today! I’ve got to take my medicine and get some rest – hope all my readers are feeling healthy & happy 🙂

I’ll end with a picture of my first order from ASOS – currently in transit. I’m a sucker for quilted bags, and Veronika recently posted about a lovely pink cross-body bag she found. Since I already own a pink quilted bag, I chose the brown version – isn’t it lovely?


  1. Beautygirl24
    January 11, 2012 / 5:07 am

    So sorry you have been sick too! It really does suck all of the energy doesn't it? Everyone around me has had a terrible cold of some sort, and I had a sinus infection. I hope you feel better asap!I love the striped Old Navy cardi, can't wait to see it on you. I also admired Veronika's quilted bag…anything quilted is beautiful! Even though I have my dream bag, that doesn't stop me from looking at more 😉

  2. Anonymous
    January 11, 2012 / 2:28 pm

    such great finds Ella! Everything is so classic, I love those flats!

  3. Lilly
    January 11, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    Sorry to hear you've been sick. Hope you feel better soon. I love the gingham shirt, can't get enough of those. And the blue stripe did I not see that one at ON!?! Aren't those flats amazing? I'm so glad I bought another pair before they sold out. They really are SO comfortable.

  4. Marta
    January 11, 2012 / 2:50 pm

    I love, love, love the stripe cardigan!I have quite similar bag but it's from Primark. Worse quality I suppose, but for 12 euros- why not?Get well soon:)

  5. Ella Pretty Blog
    January 11, 2012 / 4:05 pm

    Noelle – there are definitely lots of things going around – sinus infections are so painful – hope you feel better soon! You're so lucky to own the ultimate quilted beauty – I love seeing it in your pics :-)Andi – Lilly has great taste – I can't get over how cute the flats are in person – they're even cuter than the stock photo!Lilly – Gingham is majorly in – which makes me happy – I LOVE it! There's a red gingham JCrew one that I'm drooling over, but am going to wait for it to get marked down. I love your ON gingham shirts.Marta – I love Primark bags – I own 2 or 3 – and they're seriously good quality for the price! I wish we had a Primark here 🙂

  6. Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos
    January 11, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Great finds, sorry you've been feeling under the weather! Sending thoughts of "get better soon" from Idaho! 🙂

  7. Ella Pretty Blog
    January 12, 2012 / 2:35 am

    Thanks Skylette – your thoughts must be working 🙂 The antibiotics are kicking in and I FINALLY feel like myself again!

  8. hannahstiff
    January 18, 2012 / 4:27 pm

    I love that maroon gingham shirt on you!! And the old navy sweater! I just found your blog and so far I'm adoring. The E.L.F. faves list of yours is SO SO helpful. I need all those brushes, so I'm glad they made you're list:) Anyways, I just started following:) Stop by, say hi and follow back if ya feel like it! real budget, real busy, real body

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 18, 2012 / 5:29 pm

      Thanks for following Hannah, I will definitely check out your blog 🙂

  9. Marion
    January 19, 2012 / 2:58 am

    I seriously love each and every piece here! And you scored such incredible deals on top of it…color me impressed! Kinda makes me want to go shopping right now :-)Love your blog and I hope you feel better soon (boo flu!)XO – Marion

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 20, 2012 / 3:44 am

      Glad you loved my finds – Old Navy can be so hard to resist! Thanks for your comment 🙂

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