Wrapped Up in Blue + I’ve Been Buying ALL the Bags

I didn’t used to understand wrap coats – why would you want a coat that doesn’t button up the front? But after wearing this Lydia Wool-Blend coat from GUESS – it all makes sense!

Coat: c/o GUESS / Camisole: H&M / Jeans: H&M / Bag: ALDO / Shoes: c/o Nine West

This type of coat is perfect for errand days, when you’re constantly switching
between indoors and outdoors. When I step out of the car, I wrap the
coat around me – and I’m immediately blanketed in warmth. And once I’m
indoors – I just let the coat unwrap and fall open. I don’t overheat –
and I don’t have to keep fastening and unfastening my coat – it’s very

Now that the temperatures have dropped in Toronto, I’m glad to have this cozy coat to wrap myself in! I also love the oversized cocoon design – the style and length works with both dresses and jeans.

pink aldo whipster bag
Pink ALDO bag

Okay – now on to bag confession time…I’ve been purchasing a LOT
of bags recently – some are guilt-free – like the bags I’ve purchased
during the ALDO sale for $20 – $30 (!!!). I have also made some guilt-inducing
designer purchases – but those will be revealed in another post! Let’s start with this pink top-handle bag from ALDO – it’s heavily inspired by this GUCCI bag – and I love how cheerful and ladylike it looks!

ALDO Telawen bag in natural print
ALDO tapestry bag

This tapestry bag is “interesting” but I’m obsessed with it. The unlikely combination of the old-fashioned fabric with the jeweled clasp makes it an acquired taste – but for some reason, I want to use it ALL the time! And because I got it during the ALDO clearance sale, I won’t feel guilty about donating it if I ever fall out of love.

Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag in Pink Velvet Berry Smoothie
Rebecca Minkoff Pink Velvet Bag

I’m not sure if I should keep this bag. While I adore the trendy pink velvet fabric of this Rebecca Minkoff bag, I usually try to spend less than $100 on seasonal items…AND I also own another pink velvet bag (featured in this post). It’s definitely very photogenic though! What do you guys think – is it a keeper?

ALDO Euroline bag in white with patches
ALDO bag with patches

The white bag in my outfit post was also purchased from ALDO during their sale. I like the contrast of the elegant shape (reminiscent of an Hermes Kelly) with the colorful embroidered patches – it’s a fun bag for sure!

Which of my recent bag purchases do you like the most?


  1. Gina Daily
    October 17, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    First, I love the color of that coat! It's very pretty and flattering on you…and not something you see every day, which is fun! Second, love your fun bag collection! I really like Aldo bags for the price point. As for your pink velvet RM bag…hm, it is very similar to your other pink bag! For me I couldn't justify two pink velvet bags but maybe you'll use it enough to be worth it? Gina || On the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 17, 2017 / 12:53 pm

      Thank you Gina – you're right – although I love pink bags – I don't think I need 2 velvet ones lol! And yes – the price point of ALDO bags on sale is crazy good! The quality & design are amazing and they sell for half price – I love it!

  2. beautygirl24
    October 17, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I'm nodding to everything Gina wrote! I loooove the color of your coat! Looks so chic in that silhouette. I just bought a wrap coat myself from Express that's a salmon color. It's more than enough warmth here in Cali! And the RM bag…I honestly really love it. The velvet looks lux and super soft. But I agree that two pink velvet bags might not be necessary. What about exchanging it for another color? Hard to decide! I'm dying for a velvet skirt, or possibly some pumps 🙂

  3. Jennifer from Toronto - Spiced Beauty
    October 23, 2017 / 3:25 am

    The pink velvet bag is dreamy!

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