ZARA shoes, Pillow Mist…

I haven’t really taken advantage of the post-Christmas sales…the whole month of December seemed like one LONG sale (which is nothing to complain about!) but I personally have lost the motivation to go out and find bargains – I’m shopped out! The only 2 holiday sales I went to were ZARA and Bath & Bodyworks.

Black studs shoes ZARA Nude & Gold Platform shoes ZARA
ZARA TRAFALUC Black studded heels ($79 on sale for $49) ZARA WOMAN Nude leather heels ($99 on sale for $49)

At ZARA I picked up these black studded heels and nude platform heels. Although I love bags and have a suitable one for every occasion – I can’t say the same about shoes. I have everyday shoes – but on the rare “going-out” occasion – I never have anything suitable to wear. Hopefully these 2 pairs will coordinate with most outfits. I love the studded details on the black pumps – and I’ve always wanted a pair of platform nude pumps. Though they’re VERY high, they are deceptively comfortable & the perfect shade to coordinate with my skin tone (plus $49 is a BARGAIN for real leather shoes!).

At Bath & Bodyworks I stocked up on Wallflowers – I use these around the house instead of candles because of my kids – love the 6 for $24 offer. I purchased a lavender pillow mist (not on sale) to turn bedtime into a spa experience. I also bought  Physicians Formula Organic Wear Lash Boosting mascara from the drugstore. I’ve had success with the Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping mascara – so am hoping this would be a good alternative – especially as it has more natural ingredients and a better brush – will definitely post an update!

HAPPY NEW YEARS – here’s to an amazing 2013!


  1. Sammie
    January 1, 2013 / 6:28 pm

    the sparkly zara shoes are so pretty 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 2, 2013 / 4:39 am

      Aren't they? So wish I saw them in store when I went!

  2. Anonymous
    January 1, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    The nude platforms are beautiful! I would love to get the exact design in tan (which are 'nude' for me)! Yep the sales are crazy I generally do most of it online lol!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 2, 2013 / 4:42 am

      I was so happy to find the platform shoes – I'd been trying on pairs for 2 years – but never found the right shade of nude til now. So glad we're shoe twins on the studded heels – went back on your blog and saw your OOTD with them – they look fab on you!

  3. Crazy, Classy, Cute.
    January 1, 2013 / 8:36 pm

    LOVE the Zara shoes, I managed to find a few gorgeous items in Zara on sale too!I'm new to blogging, would love it if you could check it out sometime as your blog is one of my favourites 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 2, 2013 / 4:43 am

      Thanks CCC! I checked out your blog – it's great, I'll definitely be following it!

  4. Lilly
    January 2, 2013 / 1:34 am

    I love the shoes you got, love!Haha, just earlier today I went through my old magazines, that I need to get rid of, and tore a few pages out. AND I was drinking my green tea! Too bad you don't live closer.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 2, 2013 / 4:46 am

      I need to get rid of some of my Stylewatch mags – I have 3 years worth! We need to organize a blog buddy meet-up – lots of green tea, shopping (of course!) and lounging 🙂

  5. Beautygirl24
    January 2, 2013 / 4:28 am

    The shoes are AMAZING! They are so chic and versatile, they are the only heels you really need! Especially if you don't wear high heels too often. Zara has the prettiest shoes. They are fairly affordable too, which is great!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 2, 2013 / 4:48 am

      I really hope they go with everything – it's so funny – when I bought these shoes I thought – good, now I can go back to focusing on bags LOL!

  6. Anonymous
    January 2, 2013 / 10:45 pm

    Those are awesome shoes xDCan't wait to see future outfits posts with them modeled~

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 3, 2013 / 12:42 am

      Thanks Esther – I'll probably only need them twice a year – but it'll be good to have them for the RARE occasion I go out…who knows – maybe 2013 will have more dressy opportunities 🙂

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