Quick Shopping Haul – J.Crew Factory, Le Chateau, H&M and Smart Set

Just a quick post sharing my latest purchases! Let’s start with the FIVE (oops – how did that happen?) necklaces I recently purchased – there’s definitely a gold and crystal sparkly theme going on here…

The J.Crew Factory store was having a 50% plus 15% sale – so I purchased the factory version of the Crystal Venus Flytrap necklace (for $26.57) and the Crystal Circle necklace (for $24.22). Love that they came with individual canvas bags – I’ve had a crystal Forever21 necklace fall apart recently, so I think careful storage is very important! The two necklaces on the top right are from H&M – I’m not happy with the studded one because it’s missing 2 stones already (and I only noticed this now *sob*) but I love the other one – I’ve been wanting a gold tassel necklace (similar) for a while. The bottom left necklace is from Le Chateau. It reminds me of the blogger-favorite ZARA rhinestone necklace but slightly less chunky.

I definitely got the memo about 2014’s Pantone Color of the Year – I’ve already purchased a shirt from Smart Set and a coin purse from Old Navy in Radiant Orchid! H&M was having a sale on their leather panel leggings ($15), so I thought I’d give the trend a try. Will be pairing it with a LONG sweater and black boots. I purchased the hot pink J.Crew Factory Colorblock Stripe Boatneck Tee back in March – and it’s held up well through multiple washes, so I picked it up in Navy/Red as well. The black bow belt is from Le Chateau, and I found the fleece lined leggings for $3 at Dollarama – I’m always cold so I’m definitely excited to try these out!

Hope you liked my mini-haul! Do you like gold and crystal necklaces? Have you purchased anything in Radiant Orchid yet?


  1. Crumbs and Curls
    December 14, 2013 / 7:15 pm

    Great buys! The J.Crew necklaces are my favorite!Kristincrumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 16, 2013 / 6:43 am

      Thanks Kristin – I've loved those necklaces for a while and couldn't believe the amazing discount they had!

  2. aissa ghedabnia
    December 14, 2013 / 7:16 pm

    i love all <3 just followed u via GFC, hope u follow me backhttp://coeur-of-fashion-blog.blogspot.com/

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 16, 2013 / 6:43 am

      Thanks for following!

  3. hardpliers
    December 15, 2013 / 6:41 pm

    This stuff is beautiful <3

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 16, 2013 / 6:43 am


  4. Daily Express
    December 15, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    I've been rocking Radiant Orchid since 2011…I guess I was so behind the times that I was ahead of it. 🙂 Love that blouse from Smart Set, though…you're making me wish we had that store in the States! Great deals on your necklaces, too. I'm loving the tassel necklace trend- I think you'll get TONS of use out of that one. On the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 16, 2013 / 6:45 am

      LOL – don't blame you for being a long-time Orchid fan – it's such a flattering color! Am excited to wear the tassel necklace – I love tassels on bags, so it was only a matter of time before I fell for the necklace 😉

  5. Lisa - respect the shoes
    December 16, 2013 / 1:03 am

    You got some fab necklaces!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 16, 2013 / 6:45 am

      Thanks Lisa – I was so pleased to see all the pretty options in stores!

  6. Beautygirl24
    December 16, 2013 / 4:27 pm

    I love the necklaces! They all look really versatile and I'm sure you'll get lots of wear!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 16, 2013 / 10:02 pm

      Thanks Noelle – at a point I thought…maybe I don't need SO many necklaces – but each one was so unique I couldn't leave any behind LOL!

  7. Scarlett O
    December 16, 2013 / 7:53 pm

    Love the necklaces – report back on the fleece-lined leggings!! Need those in Winnipeg!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 16, 2013 / 10:03 pm

      Scarlett – promise to update on the dollarama leggings – I thought of my fellow Canadians as soon as I found them – we're always looking for fleece-lined leggings!

  8. Jessy T
    December 16, 2013 / 9:21 pm

    Love those necklaces! I recently purchased my first J. Crew necklace and am waiting for the package. Can't wait to get it!jessydust.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 16, 2013 / 10:07 pm

      Can't wait to see which necklace you chose – love the quality of J.Crew necklaces!

  9. Schnelle
    December 17, 2013 / 5:00 am

    Love the necklaces! Those J Crew tops are such great classics too.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 18, 2013 / 1:43 am

      Thanks Schnelle – the t-shirt quality is really great on these J.Crew tops – so thick and they really keep their color well.

  10. Lilly Style
    December 17, 2013 / 9:53 pm

    Great finds and deals! All those necklaces are so pretty!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      December 18, 2013 / 1:43 am

      Thanks Lilly – am especially amazed by my J.Crew factory deals – love their sales 😉

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