Put a Bow on it…

I’ve been on the lookout for black heels – although I adore my black studded ZARA heels, they’re half a size too big (I must have gotten confused by the European sizing!) I spotted this sweet pair by Nine West at my local Winners – I love the bow design PLUS they’re comfortable too…I guess it was meant to be.

Not available online but you may find them at Winners/TJ Maxx/Marshalls (love these quilted and slingback versions)

Recent Outfits:

I’ve been admiring this pink & camel polka dot Land’s End sweater (have you seen their catalogue recently? Very J.Crew-like!) I decided to recreate the combination with items I already owned:

Shirt: H&M, Sweater: Old Navy (similar), Necklace: J.Crew Factory, Jeans: Garage, Booties: Old Navy (similar)

I wore this for a friend’s birthday lunch – it was too cold to wear anything fancy!

Shirt: Forever21, Scarf: Express, Bag: Balenciaga, Jeans: Garage, Boots: Old Navy (this year’s version)

I love the look of plaid paired with cable knit…or plaid with ANYTHING to be honest! I’m such a fan of plaid this season!

Shirt: Old Navy, Sweater: Old Navy, Necklace: Forever21, Jeans: Garage, Booties: Old Navy (similar)

By the way, if you’re looking for outfit inspiration for Valentine’s Day, be sure to check out my YMC post here:

Sweater: Express, Clutch: Michael Kors, Dress: ASOS, Crystal Necklace: Le Chateau, Clutch: Guess, Heels: ALDO

Do you like shoes with bows on them? What will you be wearing on Valentine’s Day?

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.


  1. Lilly Style
    February 6, 2014 / 11:41 am

    Those heels are so comfortable! I have them in nude, even though I only wore them once. I got a 1/2 up as they didn't have my size (not sure why I couldn't pass them up). I've been loving your layered looks! I need more plaid in my closet.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 6, 2014 / 7:07 pm

      I checked out your nude heels- OMG, they're even more gorgeous than the black ones! I'm going to keep an eye out for them 🙂 I'm so sad about my gorgeous ZARA heels, I used to be able to wear both 7.5 and 8…but now my feet keep sliding out of 8s. I've tried stuffing the shoes with extra insoles etc, but every time I wear them out, I'm flopping around LOL!

  2. Mehreen
    February 6, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    Loving your new shoes! And as always great outfits!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 6, 2014 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Mehreen – I was so excited to find these shoes 🙂 So excited to see your comment – I've missed you!

  3. alison*elle
    February 6, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    Cute shoes, Ella! And love the outfits too… you wear the shirts layered under sweaters so well :)xo, alison*elle

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 6, 2014 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Alison – if ever there was a time for layering – this is it LOL! It's SOOOO cold always 😉

  4. Schnelle
    February 7, 2014 / 2:49 am

    Love those heels- the bow is perfect! You're a pro at layering, love all of these looks.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 7, 2014 / 3:03 am

      Thanks Schnelle – am in love with layering although it means twice the laundry LOL!

  5. Daily Express
    February 7, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    I always look forward to your outfit posts since I love your style, but I like them even more now that we have a few of the same thing so I can steal your style ideas. 🙂 Great outfits! -GinaOn the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 11, 2014 / 3:45 am

      Thanks Gina – how are you liking the blue leopard scarf? I'm wondering if it's a must have for me too 🙂

  6. Carylee
    February 11, 2014 / 3:43 am

    If I ever get an illness where I lose my ability to style myself, I hire you! I could honestly wear every outfit you post in their entirety! And not even just today! Thanks for the inspiration and for linking up!morepiecesofme.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 11, 2014 / 3:51 am

      LOL Carylee – you're too funny! Hopefully no style-illness exists, but I'm glad we share the same sense of style 🙂 I LOVED your style post for the linkup – I viewed it from my phone but am off to comment on it now that I'm on my laptop (yes, I'm the dinosaur who hates posting comments from my iPhone…grrr!)

  7. Mrs C
    February 11, 2014 / 8:28 am

    You do casual chic really well! I really like the first outfit with the polka dot sweater.. really cute!Mrs Jack Of All TradesDubai, UAE

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 24, 2014 / 4:46 am

      Thanks Mrs C – I adore tan & pink together 🙂

  8. Mary B
    February 13, 2014 / 5:43 pm

    Your polka dot sweater is very cute. And I love your Valentine's "Day" look. I also did day & night looks for Valentines. Eat Drink & Be Mary

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 24, 2014 / 4:47 am

      Thanks Mary – glad you liked the Valentine's Day look – am still hoping to pick up the Grey Heart sweater from Express soon 🙂

  9. SweetCandyDreamer
    February 14, 2014 / 8:29 am

    The polka dot sweater is so pretty and cute!! 🙂 xxhttp://www.sweetcandydreamer.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 24, 2014 / 4:48 am

      Thanks – I love it too!

  10. Megan
    February 15, 2014 / 1:40 am

    Those shoes are SO cute!! Love your looks – I have almost the exact outfit on my blog as you're wearing in the last pic!! Love it! Happy Valentine's Day 🙂 xo Megan, Lush to Blush

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      February 24, 2014 / 4:53 am

      Too funny about our matching outfits – can't go wrong with plaid & cable knit sweaters. I checked out your pic – love the BCBG boots 🙂

  11. Unknown
    March 10, 2014 / 1:04 am

    Hi pretty ella! Can you give a link to the forever 21 tunic worn with the pink scarf… I really do love it!

  12. Unknown
    March 10, 2014 / 4:26 am

    Well when's ur garage sale haha?

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      March 10, 2014 / 4:53 am

      LOL – mine's a keeper 🙂 But definitely keep an eye on the Love 21 section of Forever 21. They often post a lot of similar shirts for sale. Will post on my blog if I see a dupe!

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