Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cinched


Full Skirt Trench and Skirt Underneath - Winners, Belt - Versace (via eBay)

Boots - Diba/Bronx 
Whoever invelted the belt was a genius. It was probably invented to hold up pants, or wait is that suspenders? Regardless, I love belts because they add some definition to my straight figure, which by the way, Wiki defines as "Banana". Mmmmkay. Never quite thought I was built like a banana but then I found this [via Google Images]...

Yeah...I kinda see the resemblance. Besides, a certain banana I know is pretty cool so I'll take it ;)
I rarely leave home without a belt, especially when wearing flowy dresses or tops. I need to draw in that waist because there's nothing I despise more than hearing the words, "Oh my gosh!!! Are you pregnant?" 
Seriously, seriously??? 
Seriously, when I'm preggo, everyone and their grandmother will know. I'll be shouting it from the rooftops so puh-lease, get your hands off my belly and save your question for someone with an actual bun in the oven.

Awk...ward...moving on, the winner of my recent giveaway is Elaine from Clothed Much! Congrats, missy! I'll be sending you an email to get your info.
Thanks to everyone who entered. And I'll be having another giveaway  soon so stay tuned!


And I've also added some Gucci, Prada and Leather Goods to my online shop MyDesignerFinds.com so do take a peek! See something you like that's out of your budget? Make me your best offer and I may just take you up on it!



Happy Midweek Everyone!
xx Ela
p.s. Special Thank You to Clare at Clarabelle for the sweet shout out! BAH, forgive me for seeing this 6 days late. Thanks, hon :) And for those of you who haven't *met* Clare, you must! Get!


54 comments:

  1. i love ur trench! it's adorable! looks great cinched with a belt, too!:)

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  2. your trench coat is tres chic!! love your style!

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  3. Ela, I can so much relate about the banana thingy. I too am a banana but I chose to hide my non-existent waistline with loose tops.

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  4. JAJJA! Cute baby! I love your trench. Youa re right about belts, they not only add to the whole outfit but they give shape to our figures.

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  5. Oh darn, I was so close to winning lol!

    And I agree with you, whoever invented the belt and more importantly the cincher is a genius! I love your full skirt trench dress, must be lovely to swirl around in it:)

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  6. Ah yes, the wonders of a great belt! I would guess that when you wear something billowy in the belly region, it's such a stark contrast to your slender arms and legs that it provokes confusion. Or was it S's friend that asked if you're pregnant? Because that guy has issues.

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  7. awwww shut up you are gorgeous!! i WISH i was a banana figure haha long legs, skinny! instead im short with a big booty;) hehe. ok ok anyways.. when you are preggo there better be an email in my inbox when i wake up! love u lots lady! and can i just say that the ela earings are my favorite in our shop? because they definitely are.

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  8. My Ela Bella!! I hate when I wear I flowy dress or shirt and people say I look pregnant...really? How could someone possibly think that is an okay comment to make. Honestly unless you know 100% that someone is prego or you literally see the baby falling out you should never ask someone if they are pregnant...or risk a potential punch in the face!

    You my darling will make one cutie patootie pregnant lady when it does happen :)

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  9. Hi Ela,
    I didn't know you had an online boutique!! So exciting!! I will bookmark it!

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  10. My love. This trench is lovely. Banana, huh? Cute. AND THAT QUESTION! UGH. I love when I get the - Looks like a maternity top. When are you gonna start trying? YOU HAVE KNOW IDEA, FOOLS!

    Anyway, moving on. I have missed you my love. I wear your bracelet every day to feel you close to me.

    I love the items you added! LOVE THEM!

    xo

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  11. You are the most adorable thing ever! I need belts so badly. Maybe then I can look even remotely as adorable as you do.

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  12. Gorgeous belted look, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  13. ela, ela, bo, bellie... heeeheeehe love that banana picture of the baby! ;P yes, belts are essential and unfortunately i often forget to wear one, not good, and not attractive when i'm constantly pulling my pants up and doing a bit of an... hmm... how do you describe it when you're kinda doing a leg hop with both legs? it looks kinda elv-ish? hahaha!

    anyhoootttts... umm, certain ppl i can see why they'd be asked if they were pregnant but YOU!?!? they must've been on something. seriously. i've never been asked that but i'm always i afraid someone will after i eat a big meal. haha!

    oh, and thank you for referring me to your friend! I havn't heard from her yet but i'm looking forward to it, thanks!

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  14. That coat is too fabulous! I love a belted waist...and with the boots. Be still my heart!

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  15. Cute trench- love the full skirt :) Happy humpday!

    Congrats to Elaine as well!

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  16. I love your trench. The whole outfit is fabulous. It's very Audrey Hepburn-ish, which I adore. :)

    PS. You do NOT look like a banana. Although the one in your photo looks delicious and I would like to eat it.
    PPS. *awkward silence*

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  17. Great trench! I love the full-skirted style of it! I'm not really a banana shape, but I love belts nevertheless... especially when it comes to dresses (the empire line ones are just evil... they make anyone look pregnant).

    Oh, and I thought I should let you know, I heard from a friend that a few H&Ms, such as those in NYC and Paris are restocking their Choo items tomorrow (Nov. 19th). I don't know if Toronto will, but if you still have an eye on those shoes you missed, you should check in because I"m guessing most people won't know about a new shipment.

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  18. you look so warm and cozy! and belts are a good thing, as long as they don't HURT WHEN I SIT. hahahah. so that means i don't wear many belts. at least not the stiff ones. hahahahahah :)

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  19. Wow you look so chic! And very tall, I might add... :)

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  20. That trench is so pretty!

    I'm still sending out positive vibes for your pregnancy wishes. Maybe for Christmas...? :D

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  21. don't thank the inventor of belts...thank your genes for that tiny waist of yours. belts don't need to cinch you but it definitely compliments that area making you look even more amazing!

    love the banana mention. knew i would somehow get mentioned which is AWESOME. makes my day to get some ela lovin.

    hope you're having a fab wednesday! and as for that stroll...let's go little lady!

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  22. love the boots!

    and I think Im not a banana, I think I'm a pear... a weird pear :P

    loves

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  23. you look so fab!! you dont need a belt to make you look any more tiny then you are !!!! :) so cute!!

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  24. love this outfit and love the belt! from ebay, really?! what a great buy... err bid!

    i'm too curvy and would wish to have your 'banana' figure. there's more silhouette that drape better with such body shape. oh well, need to learn to be happy with what i have. at least i'm healthy (repeating this to myself ten thousand times until contentment sinks in). ;-)

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  25. If you ARE a banana (and I don't know, bc you look pretty sexilicious to me!), you do a fantastic job dressing to accentuate your positives, because you always look absolutely gorgeous!

    xx
    Julia

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  26. I do the same thing!! I have zero waist, so I am forever cinching it in with belts, etc. That is why I want those sixties dresses with the poofy skirts to come back!

    Oh and I love that coat, btw... like love love love it! And thanks for the shout out, pretty!

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  27. First thing's first...you DO NOT look even remotely preggers! I love your dress and it looks terrific on you!

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  28. Ok...I totes commented from the berry last night but it didnt work. Glad I came back to stalk I mean check. Love the belt, you are blessed to have such a figure though...I'm jealous. Ok? Ok.

    Boo...this is supposed to be Elly Welly and Lizzy time...it'll happen. It has to happen!!!!

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  29. I love the way you styled that. So fabulous! Tel those nosy nellies to lay off your goods!

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  30. Ela- I'm literally dying over that trench right now! I love it! You look just gorgeous! And I love, love, love your hair! I've been thinking about cutting mine that length- I feel like it's time to shed my locks since my college days are gone now and I need to be more professional! Have a good day XOXO

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  31. Ela you always look OH SO CHIC! I envy you miss lady!! :)

    Farrah
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  32. Oh Ela!! I love that trench on you... and that belt is to die for! I love bananas! :) Take care!!

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  33. You are so beautiful... just wanted to make sure you knew that :)

    Now I am off to do a little more browsing at your beautiful little shop... Bella is lonely and might need a mate :)

    Happy almost end of the week dear friend!!!

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  34. you look fab in this outfit Ela!

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  35. pretty coat! And nooo people mistaken you for being pregnet?!yeah i'm liking belts these days as well for those reasons. I love the gucci purse you got in your shop. man I really need to save up for this exact reason when I come across something awesome like this and just need to make a spontaneous purchase!

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  36. Amen- I almost never wear a flowy dress anymore in dread of that damn question.
    Belts are the bomb.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  37. Hehehe...I love how almost all of the body shapes are named after fruits. :P Love the trench and belt.

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  38. I'm a pear and I hardly wear a belt because of my ever growing muffin top. Your body looks fine to me, missy! :)

    Cute trench coat!

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  39. I STILL cannot believe I won that gorgeous bib necklace.... I'm going to wear it EVERYDAY and think of you :) Thanks sooo much!!!

    You look amazing!!! I'm loving that trench!!! Please please let me borrow it? :)


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  40. congrats to the winner

    i know just what you mean.. i feel like i have a straight figure too
    ...navy blue is so beauitfull its one of my favorite colors

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  41. i love your coat, and especially the boots!

    while i can't really relate to the straight body-type issues, the banana comparison made me laugh out loud :)

    i gave you an award on my blog, too. (:

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  42. Very beautiful trench! I love the color!

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  43. you look absolutly gorgeous and i love your boots.

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  44. The dress, the boots and the leather are perfect together. The results, you look stunning!

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  45. I love your trench, you look gorgeous!
    (and congrats Elaine! )

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Hmm...let's make that an I.O.U ;)

xx Ela