Thursday, October 1, 2015

Meeting Rita Ora + Fall Shoe & Clothing Haul

Rita Ora was in Toronto last week, promoting her nail polish collaboration with Rimmel. After her presentation, Rita came around and took pictures with all the bloggers. Even though she'd had a long day of media interviews, she was still so warm and friendly to everyone - we were all super impressed by her down-to-earth personality.

Meeting Rita Ora at the Rimmel Event | Ella Pretty Blog
Wearing my shirtdress from this post

I left the presentation with a bag full of Rimmel goodies to test out. So far I'm loving:
  • The Brow Sculpting Kit - It comes with 2 brushes - a bristle comb for your eyebrows and a double-sided angled brush to apply the wax and powder. I don't usually "do" my brows - but this kit is very easy to use and gives your eyebrows a subtle, groomed look. Here's what it looks like on my brows.
  • The Super Curler 24 Mascara - This instantly and dramatically curls your lashes. I prefer curling mascaras to lengthening ones because I like the look of feathery lashes. I'm so excited I got the chance to test this out, since it won't be available in stores until December!
  • The RitaOraXRimmel nailpolish in Glaston Berry - Like the Rimmel polishes I've used before - the wide, curved brush makes application quick and perfectly neat. The formula is amazing - I only needed ONE coat - and 4 days after applying, my nails are still chip-free.

Testing Rimmel makeup | Ella Pretty Blog

Along with testing out new make-up, I've also been picking up some new clothes for Fall. First up is this plaid shirt from Aeropostale - love the maroon and pink shades. You can never own to much plaid, right?

Pink Maroon Plaid Shirt Flared Jeans Quilted Black Bag | Ella Pretty Blog
Shirt: Aeropostale (cute option) / Bag: Minkoff / Flats: Old Navy / Jeans: Old Navy

Also from Aeropostale - these "glam" sweatpants. I've seen these dressed up with heels, so I played around with styling them at home. My Insta friends definitely approved of this look (it's my most liked outfit to date!) - but I'm not sure if I'd ever be brave enough to wear them out of the house. Whether I wear them glammed up or save them for indoor lounging - they're soooo soft and comfy, they'll definitely be put to good use!

Glam Sweatpants paired with heels, lace top and Balenciaga city bag | Ella Pretty Blog
Shirt: JACOB (similar) / Pants: Aeropostale / Bag: Balenciaga / Necklace: F21 (similar) / Heels: Bandolino

I also picked a simple camel coat for Fall (clearer picture here). I tend to wear a lot of gold and brown accessories, so I thought this would be a classic addition to my wardrobe.

Plaid Blanket Scarf, Camel Coat, Tan Booties, Dark Skinny jeans and Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 bag | Ella Pretty Blog
Coat: c/o ROMWE / Scarf: similar / Booties: Old Navy (similar) / Bag: Speedy 25

I also somehow ended up purchasing a lot of shoes - oops! But in my defense, they were ALL on sale! I'm really loving the look of these Nine West Shooties. I usually stick to lower heels, but I'm hoping the high front will provide support and make them easy to wear (wishful thinking?). The Christian Siriano Payless Leopard Flats were around $17 after BOGO prices - they seem really well-made and feel luxurious.

Nine West Eleazor Shooties Payless Christian Siriano Leopard Flats | Ella Pretty Blog
Nine West Eleazor Booties $49 (similar) / Christian Siriano for Payless Leopard Flats (cute alternative)

And finally....these Nine West Andriana heels...I have no excuse...they were just so pretty!

Chanel Vintage Classic Flap Bag and Nine West Floral Andriana Heels | Ella Pretty Blog
Nine West Purple Andriana Heels $49 (similar from Nine West)

Are you a Rita Ora fan? Have you tried the Glam Sweatpants trend?

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and Sincerely Jenna Marie

11 comments:

  1. How cool, great pic!

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  2. I would love to meet my fellow Albanian Rita Ora, 3 great outfits, especially the one with the joggers, and I love all of your 3 new pairs of shoes, especially the stunning booties.

    Have a great October, Elle!


    Ada. =)

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  3. How awesome! I need to check out that brow kit!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Hi Darcy! Yes - definitely give it a try - it's so subtle :-)

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  4. How awesome to meet Rita Ora! Loving your outfits and those pretty floral heels!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  5. I'll have to admit, I don't know who Rita is (well now I do). Very fun that you got to meet her!

    You look gorgeous, especially the second outfit. I love the new pumps too!

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    1. I know what you mean - it seems I'd heard about Rita Ora in the news a lot - but the only "thing" I really knew her from was her duet with Iggy Azalea for Black Widow (which I love!)

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  6. How awesome that you got to meet Rita Ora? So sweet and sounds like you had an amazing time! :)

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