The Shopaholic Tag, Monthly Must-Reads & Sparks Sessions Conference

Question of the month: Lots of questions because it’s the SHOPAHOLIC TAG!!!

1. Would you consider yourself a shopaholic?
Totally – when it comes to fashion/beauty items – I love shopping for myself and helping others too. My friends know that my eyes light up when I’m asked to recommend a product or to help them find an item. But when it comes to buying electronics (yawn) – I’m the one asking for help!

2. How would you classify your style?
I wear classic staples paired with cheap & cheerful trendy items. As long as I have a nice bag and comfortable shoes, I’m happy.

3. What store can you not leave without buying at least one thing?
H&M – they always have ONE thing that gets me – a fluffy scarf, a fitted button down or a sweater in that perfect shade of blush. Plus, their prices are so reasonable that there’s no need for buyer’s remorse.

4. Where do you find the best deals?
Usually online at GAP-Banana Republic-Old Navy…their sales/coupon codes/in-store return policies/quality make shopping there really worthwhile.

5. What designer are you willing to splurge for?
Not really a specific designer – but I tend to splurge on classic items that I’ll wear a lot – such as my Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf and Hunter Boots. And of course I splurge on my beloved designer bags!

6. Do you have a “go to” shopping outfit?
Yes – skinny jeans, a camisole & a v-neck top plus shoes that are easy to slip in and out of. And sometimes a scarf – because if I’m not wearing one, I always end up purchasing a new one! 

7. What is your guilty pleasure? (Aside from make up)

8. What is one staple clothing piece you cannot live without?
Skinny jeans
9. What is a trend you hope never goes out of style?
Skinny jeans worn with knee-high boots.

10. A trend that you loved that passed way too quickly?
Skinny cargo pants (like these) – by the time I realized I liked them, most of the “fast-fashion” stores had stopped selling them – and I’m not going to spend $80+ on them. 

11. Who is your fashion icon?
I have a LOT – Kate Beckinsale, Kate Middleton, Lauren Conrad, Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow – the list goes on and on!

Recent OOTD showing a lot of my shopaholic loves – Old Navy…H&M…skinny jeans + knee-high boots! Speaking of shopping – I have to give a quick shoutout to the sweetest
blog reader I met at the mall today – thanks for stopping to say hi and
letting me know that you voted for my blog – you’re lovely! It’s funny that my MK Selma helped you figure out that it was me LOL!

Sweater: Old Navy, Shirt: H&M (similar), Jeans: Garage, Boots: Old Navy (this year’s version)

By the way – I’m a candidate for best Fashion Blog in the Canadian MIB
awards – if you enjoy reading my blog, PLEASE take a second to vote for
my blog here. Voting is SO simple,
there’s NO need to register, just click “vote for me” under my name. If you’ve voted already – THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!



If you’re a Toronto-based fashion & beauty blogger, you’ll WANT to attend Spark Sessions on November 16 & 17 for seminars on blogging and the opportunity to network with PR reps and other bloggers. I have my ticket and am very excited about this event especially because Lainey (from LaineyGossip, eTalk and The Social) will be the keynote speaker! To find out more about the event click here and buy tickets here. Event sponsors include Smart Set, Almay, Benefit Cosmetics and Charming Media.


  1. priincess emily
    November 6, 2013 / 1:03 pm

    I love that fox sweater!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 6, 2013 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks Emily – I'm glad I kept it!

  2. Madeleine
    November 6, 2013 / 4:06 pm

    Hi Ella,It was a pleasure meeting you at Sherway Gardens yesterday!It IS funny that I was admiring your bag and looked up to see it was you – though you are so beautiful, I'm sure you're used to people noticing YOU and not your bag! I meant to tell you I tried the Garage jeggings because of your rec, and now even my uber stylish 24 year old wears them – so thank you! Your blog is fabulous – good luck in the Canadian MIB awards!!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 6, 2013 / 9:01 pm

      You're so sweet Madeleine – I was telling my sister that I thought it was funny that I was recognized because there are so many people in Mississauga who look just like me LOL! So glad you and your daughter like the Garage jeggings – they're definitely one of my staples – am just waiting for the cobalt blue version to come out again. I loved meeting you and am so happy you enjoy my blog!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 6, 2013 / 9:02 pm

      Thanks Jessy! I love your camo ZARA girls jeans – they're perfect!

  3. Beautygirl24
    November 6, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    Okay, you and are total twins! My weaknesses and loves are the same! Go figure 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 6, 2013 / 9:03 pm

      Ha ha – too funny! We really have such similar tastes – I love it!

  4. Schnelle
    November 7, 2013 / 2:57 am

    I'm all about classics too- paired with inexpensive, trendy jewelry! No wonder I love your style, Ella!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      November 9, 2013 / 5:43 am

      I feel the same way about you Schnelle 🙂

  5. Lilly
    November 12, 2013 / 3:22 pm

    Loved reading your answers! I'm with you on #9 especially 🙂

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