Recent purchases (Sam Edelman Rose Gold Gigi sandals, J.Crew necklace dupes & Beauty Products) and Outfit of the day

Someone needs to keep me away from Winners (TJMaxx chain store)! EVERY time I go there, I come away with amazing items that I don’t need but can’t resist. My favorite recent find were these Sam Edelman Rose Gold Gigi sandals – on clearance for $18!!! These sandals are usually sold for $65, though they’re on sale here for $35.

Sam Edelman Rose Gold Gigi Sandals

I also found this beautiful cream bib necklace that reminds me of the J.Crew Tessellate necklace. Such a pretty statement piece – it’s light and easy to wear. The green necklace is not from Winners, it’s a $15 eBay dupe of the J.Crew Bubble necklace – it took 6 weeks to arrive and one of the beads was loose (but it was easily fixed) – I think I prefer the quality of this to H&M’s version.

J.Crew Bubble necklace dupe and J.Crew Tessellate necklace dupe

Back to Winners purchases – I found a body wash I used to LOVE when I lived in England (the Sanctuary wash from Boots) and Pacifica Body Butters in Tahitian Gardenia and Coconut Crushed Pearl (so fragrant and long-lasting). I also got the postcard-style makeup bag from the CARGO Safari kit. From Shoppers Drug Mart I picked up a new mascara, eyeliner and moisturizer.

I’ve also acquired a lot of nailpolishes over the past few weeks: The famous Sky from Hard Candy, Tomato from JoeFresh and a yellow Essence polish. In Winners I found 3 Essie polishes for $12 – including Berry Hard, which I’ve been looking for ever since I saw Bobbi Brown wearing it on TV.

Here’s my outfit of the day (we went to a kid’s birthday party & ran errands). I wore an Old Navy Maxi dress, American Eagle Denim jacket, Bubble necklace dupe and LV Speedy 25 bag.

My last picture is an item I rescued from my mother – it’s a nameplate bracelet she doesn’t wear anymore – it’s the perfect addition to my arm candy – I love looking down and seeing her name:

Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch, Pandora Bracelet and gold bracelets from my mother and grandmother

Do you have any J.Crew necklaces or dupes? Do you like wearing your mother’s jewelry?


  1. Anonymous
    August 26, 2012 / 11:20 am

    Great outfit Ella, you look amazing! I have 4 bubble necklace dupes from Cheerfully Charmed, I love the way they make an outfit. I also love wearing my moms jewelry, she has great taste and I love her bold pieces.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 26, 2012 / 4:39 pm

      4 bubble dupes – lucky! What colors are they? I loved the tiny mini bubble necklaces advertised on group dealz, but they're US only 🙁

  2. Schnelle
    August 26, 2012 / 2:52 pm

    Those sandals were such a great deal and I love those necklaces- smart shopping!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 26, 2012 / 4:40 pm

      Thanks Schnelle – statement necklaces are so addictive – I still want more LOL!

  3. Mehreen
    August 26, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    Nice purchases !:) and I like your outfit ! Mehreen

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 26, 2012 / 4:41 pm

      Thanks Mehreen – trying to wear my maxi dresses before it gets too cold!

  4. Halima
    August 27, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    Your outfit looks gorgeous, Ella! <3 arm candy! Can't go wrong with a Michael Kors watch xx

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 30, 2012 / 12:38 am

      Thanks Halima! Love MK – am so tempted by his other watches (the tortoiseshell one is beautiful) – but love rose gold the most 🙂

  5. Rosalyn K.
    August 29, 2012 / 5:55 pm

    fortunately my mother was a jewelry hoarder and when she passed away..I of course got it yes..I love wearing all her jewelry and not because its all fab, but it has such meaning for me too…

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      August 30, 2012 / 12:41 am

      Sorry for your loss…You're right, there is so much meaning wearing your mother's jewelry – I feel positive energy from wearing such loved pieces.

  6. Britt+Whit
    August 31, 2012 / 12:02 am

    I live for the J.Crew catalogs that come in the mail! Also love the statement necklaces you have! so chic!love from San Francisco,Britt+Whit

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      September 4, 2012 / 1:53 am

      Thanks 🙂 I adore the J.Crew catalogues – so much inspiration!

  7. Ian Waugh
    April 30, 2017 / 7:33 am

    Very nice post. Blue druzy pendantTitanium druzy pendantMystic topaz ring

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