Sydney Evan Necklace and Outfit Planning for My Trip….

I’ve been waiting impatiently for my Sydney Evan necklace to arrive – I’m so glad it’s finally here! I love delicate jewelry, and Sydney Evan makes beautiful shimmering pieces. Some of her popular creations include evil eye pendants, hamsa charms, and love rings/pendants. I’ve been admiring her disc necklace for a while – it’s a modern design with a classic shape. When I found out that there was a rose gold version – there was no turning back – it had to be mine! Hubby got it for me as a late anniversary gift (our anniversary was a couple of months back – but there was nothing I wanted at the time – shocking, huh?) 

It feels so light around my neck – which is good, because I don’t plan on taking it off! I love the look of rose gold (it’s even featured on my engagement ring) – I find the copper finish subtly complements my skin tone.

I picked up another rose-hued item this week: a draped top from H&M. I wish I had a better place to take outfit photos – as I can never capture the true colour of my clothing – in this picture, my top looks nude-ish brown – but in person, it’s much more rosy.

My current fall jacket is 6 years old (and looking quite worn out), so I picked up this black canvas Old Navy trench coat as a replacement – with their amazing outerwear sale, it only cost around $30!

Even though we have a week to go before our trip, I’ve already been putting aside clothes for my trip. Planning in advance is always good – and I still have to pack for the rest of my family! I’m mainly taking sweaters, skinny jeans and boots – but there is a slight chance I’ll have to go to some work dinners with hubby. I didn’t want to waste precious packing space with too many outfits – so for “dressy clothes” I’m only bringing one pair of dress shoes, 1 pair of dress pants,1 black dress and a couple of light tops and accessories:

H&M tops (the cream and black ones are more than 5 years old), Forever 21 necklace, JCrew belt, Nine West shoes

I don’t usually wear tights with dresses, but I was inspired by a recent JACOB ad – and thought it would be a versatile winter look. It also meant that I could shop my closet, rather than having to go out and buy something new.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren dress, JCrew belt, Forever21 necklace, Nine West shoes

It feels good to have most of my clothes packed – but I still have so much to do before I go!!! 

Are you planning any trips soon? What type of jewelry do you like? I’d love to read about it in the comments!


  1. Anonymous
    October 30, 2010 / 12:57 pm

    I am in LOVE with that rose H&M top, it's incredible on you! I think you're pulling off tights with the dress quite beautifully. That necklace is really lovely, I'm usually drawn to chunkier, edgier pieces, but you have me re-thinking that now 🙂

  2. Ella Pretty
    October 30, 2010 / 5:30 pm

    Thanks Andi – I've always loved delicate jewelry, but over the past year, I've started loving chunkier necklaces too – they have so much more impact on an outfit. You pick out the best necklaces – I especially love your F21 ones!

  3. Veronika
    October 31, 2010 / 1:43 am

    i love rose gold! congrats on such a pretty necklace 🙂

  4. Ella Pretty
    October 31, 2010 / 3:41 am

    Thanks Veronika! Another rose gold lover :-)Isn't it great that rose gold is getting more popular – more pretty things to buy! I've loved it since high school, but I used to find that most stores focused on white and yellow gold, and only used rose gold for tri-colour items.

  5. Ashley
    November 1, 2010 / 6:40 pm

    Love rose gold and campaigned for it for my engagement ring/wedding band set but ended up with white gold. Nathan does what he wants! :)Love the H&M top and J.Crew belt. I especially love how you wrapped it- so chic!

  6. Ella Pretty
    November 1, 2010 / 6:55 pm

    Thanks Ashley! It's sweet that your hubby felt strongly about your ring set! My hubby usually hates picking out gifts – he'd rather let me choose something! I guess we're made for each other, because I like picking out my own things anyway!

  7. Lilly
    November 9, 2010 / 5:17 pm

    The H&M top is gorgeous. And that necklace, wow I LOVE it, it is sooo pretty.

  8. Ella Pretty
    November 9, 2010 / 6:37 pm

    Thanks Lilly 🙂

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