Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Playing Catch Up

It seems like I haven't blogged in forever! These past two weeks we were struck down with the flu, and mine still hasn't gone away..I was finally prescribed some antibiotics today.

I thought I'd do a quick post sharing some of the shopping I did over the holidays (mostly in December). I took advantage of the online discounts at Old Navy and Garage. I wish I had modelling pics for everything - but I'm just not feeling up to it at the moment.

Old Navy Blue Stripe Cardigan -  loose-weave cardigan - very easy to wear. I got mine on sale for $17 (originally $39).
Old Navy Double V-Neck Pullover in Camel. (Originally $34, I paid $13.99) A camel v-neck is a classic piece. I nearly chose a cashmere one from another store, but decided against it because it was dry-clean only. This will be much easier to take care of, even if it's not as luxurious as the other one!
Old Navy Skinny-Mini Flare Jeans - (Originally $36.94, I paid $20). I love the fit of these jeans - and the length is just right too. I picked up two pairs in the dark rinse - one for everyday wear and one for when I dress up...am I the only one who worries about their dark jeans fading too fast?
Old Navy Black Booties (Originally $34.94, I paid 24.50). I'd been waiting for these to go on sale - I think they'd look great paired with opaque black tights and a cute dress. And - even though these are heels - they are RIDICULOUSLY comfy - as are most other Old Navy shoes I've purchased. I'm so excited to have found comfy heels - I mostly live in flats! The picture is of the grey version, as they've sold out of the black one online.
I also received my chanel-inspired flats that Lilly recommended on her blog.  I love the delicate studding and they are WAY more comfy than my Aldo pair (I've learned my lesson - no more Aldo shoes for me, they ALWAYS hurt!). These are currently out of stock online, but I purchased mine for $20 plus shipping.
One of my favorite purchases was this blue and red gingham shirt from Garage ($32.90, I paid $20) - I ADORE aqua and red, but it's so hard to find pieces with the right shade and balance. I also love Garage's super skinny jeans - they're flattering and don't stretch out over time (unlike their jeggings!). They usually cost $34.90 but I got a dark rinse for $20 and a regular wash for $15.
I still have a lot of stuff to share (Kiehls, H&M, eBay, Boots No. 7) but I think I've posted enough for today! I've got to take my medicine and get some rest - hope all my readers are feeling healthy & happy :-)

I'll end with a picture of my first order from ASOS - currently in transit. I'm a sucker for quilted bags, and Veronika recently posted about a lovely pink cross-body bag she found. Since I already own a pink quilted bag, I chose the brown version - isn't it lovely?

11 comments:

  1. So sorry you have been sick too! It really does suck all of the energy doesn't it? Everyone around me has had a terrible cold of some sort, and I had a sinus infection. I hope you feel better asap!

    I love the striped Old Navy cardi, can't wait to see it on you. I also admired Veronika's quilted bag...anything quilted is beautiful! Even though I have my dream bag, that doesn't stop me from looking at more ;)

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  2. such great finds Ella! Everything is so classic, I love those flats!

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  3. Sorry to hear you've been sick. Hope you feel better soon.

    I love the gingham shirt, can't get enough of those. And the blue stripe cardigan..how did I not see that one at ON!?!
    Aren't those flats amazing? I'm so glad I bought another pair before they sold out. They really are SO comfortable.

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  4. I love, love, love the stripe cardigan!
    I have quite similar bag but it's from Primark. Worse quality I suppose, but for 12 euros- why not?
    Get well soon:)

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  5. Noelle - there are definitely lots of things going around - sinus infections are so painful - hope you feel better soon! You're so lucky to own the ultimate quilted beauty - I love seeing it in your pics :-)

    Andi - Lilly has great taste - I can't get over how cute the flats are in person - they're even cuter than the stock photo!

    Lilly - Gingham is majorly in - which makes me happy - I LOVE it! There's a red gingham JCrew one that I'm drooling over, but am going to wait for it to get marked down. I love your ON gingham shirts.

    Marta - I love Primark bags - I own 2 or 3 - and they're seriously good quality for the price! I wish we had a Primark here :-)

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  6. Great finds, sorry you've been feeling under the weather! Sending thoughts of "get better soon" from Idaho! :)

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  7. Thanks Skylette - your thoughts must be working :-) The antibiotics are kicking in and I FINALLY feel like myself again!

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  8. I love that maroon gingham shirt on you!! And the old navy sweater! I just found your blog and so far I'm adoring. The E.L.F. faves list of yours is SO SO helpful. I need all those brushes, so I'm glad they made you're list:) Anyways, I just started following:) Stop by, say hi and follow back if ya feel like it!
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    1. Thanks for following Hannah, I will definitely check out your blog :-)

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  9. I seriously love each and every piece here! And you scored such incredible deals on top of it...color me impressed! Kinda makes me want to go shopping right now :-)

    Love your blog and I hope you feel better soon (boo flu!)

    XO - Marion

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    1. Glad you loved my finds - Old Navy can be so hard to resist! Thanks for your comment :-)

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