Sunday, February 1, 2009

Navy and Honey Glaze

Navy and Honey Glaze
Navy and Honey Glaze - by FFM on Polyvore.com


Below are IRL pictures of this outfit on me:
Navy Blue Velvet Ecole Jacket: J.Crew
Crystal Snowball Necklace: J.Crew
High Heel Flare Jeans: J.Crew
Boots: Nine West
Tank Top: Forever 21
Scarf: Forever 21

23 comments:

  1. FFM: How was the special event at your BM?
    In the meantime, I was at a crosstown BM that I only occassionally go to and thought it very strange when the sales girl, seeing that the customer she was ringing out had a bag from another store, said "do you want a bag?" as she was handing her her purchases, and then another SA who took care of me, said, "do you need tissue or can I just put these in a bag? Yikes!

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  2. You've inspired me to wear my Honey Glaze Pima Cotton V neck sweater with dark jeans and boots :)

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  3. ahhh...I love love love the honey glaze color. It was my favorite color of this fall! Beautiful outfit!

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  4. Hi Girls! I posted photos of me in this outfit so you can see it IRL. :)

    ladolcevita, the event ended up just being me, one other woman and her daughter in the store by ourselves with 2 of the personal shoppers. It was really nice to be able to look around and try things on with noone else there. :) The SA's are now required to ask if you want tissue paper or not...it's supposed to be part of J.Crew *going green*, but I personally think it's because they need to cut cost anyway possible. I've never heard them ask about the bags though...that is really strange...

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  5. FFM:

    Makes sense about going green - As I re-think it though, I feel like it could have been presented in a positive way - heck, even mentioning that J Crew is going green. It sounded so awkward. And if Mickey had been a fly on the wall he would have shuddered.
    So, anything stand out at the BM?
    You look adorable in the outfit by the way. Love the look!

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  6. Regarding tissue paper: I always tell them 'Oh you don't need to wrap it just place it in the bag'. I end up throwing the tissue paper away; it seems like such a waste! Good to hear they're offering an alternative.

    Gorgeous outfit! The scarf looks so rich w/the velvet ecole.

    I've already commented on your figure so I won't do so everytime but know that I'm thinking 'wow' when I see your photo's. I wish I could shed the extra 8 lbs I'm still toting around on my hips & belly. So far I am unable to stick to an exercise routine but I am trying. :)

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  7. You look great in the outfit. I enjoy reading your blog, checking out your creations, and also reading your comments on JCrew Aficionado...so nice to find someone so positive and helpful. I am envious of the rolled jeans and shoes...and bare legs. Up here in Massachusetts, we are in the midst of a nasty winter...not sure we'll ever show skin again!

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  8. Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the compliments and words of encouragement! :)

    As for going green...it doesn't seem like they're really trying to promote it at all. *jic* mentioned that a CSR had told her over the phone in a post on JCA in December. I was told by one of the Personal Shoppers at my B&M back in December, as well. It doesn't seem to be very public at all.

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  9. IRL, THANK YOU!!! I am not a stranger to having to lose weight at all...I gained 75 lbs my first pregnancy, and then 50 lbs for each of the other 3 pregnancies. I had struggled with weight for as long as I can remember, even before getting pregnant, but have finally discovered something that truly seems to work for me: I don't deny myself anything and I don't diet, either. I can eat whatever I want, but I don't eat after 6pm...ever. I find that when nothing is off limits then I really don't have any cravings. If I want it, I eat it, but have found that most things lose a lot of their appeal, and I just don't have the cravings like I used to. Now I rarely overeat and my body has rediscovered it's true hunger cue as well as the *I'm full, stop eating* cue. :) This way of thinking about food, as well as not eating past 6pm, has really made all the difference for me.

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  10. Love the outfit! My husband hates when the SAs wraps the clothes with tissue paper. Thinks it is a waste. He always laughs when they put the receipt in the little green envelope.

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  11. Hi Monogramgirl! Thank you for posting and for your kind words! I am often amazed at how cold it still is in other places when we have weather in the high 70's, low 80's. Hopefully your Spring weather will arrive earlier this year! Stay warm! :)

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  12. Thanks iowa girl! :) I had forgotten about the green envelopes...I haven't gotten one of those in awhile now. I guess they stopped using them about the same time they started asking customers if they want tissue paper or not.

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  13. You look fantastic. I love navy over honey glaze. Great idea!

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  14. I love the tissue paper. I recycle it and use it on gifts as well as stuffing to keep the shape in my purses, etc. We move every 2-4 years or so with my husbands job so I love JCrew tissue....

    FFM, Thank you for sharing your weightloss success story. Appreciate it:)

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  15. ffm: I also echo the same thoughts thank-you for sharing your weight loss story, I too have struggled with my weight, and I also found not eating past 6 pm helps alot.

    Your outfit as usual looks great.

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  16. FFM: Thanks for your weight loss tips! I can use them. I'm not "overweight" but would love to lose 20 pounds - things would just fit me better and look better! I plan to implement the no eating after 6 p.m. - I have often heard that this works. You look amazing in your outfit! Keep up the awesome work and I love seeing IRL pics! THANKS!

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  17. FFM, your weight loss story sounds so similar to mine! the only thing different is the eating after 6pm...I have to push back my specific time a couple hours, or else, with grad school classes, I'd never be able to eat dinner! :) But isn't it amazing how having a healthy attitude about eating makes all the difference in the world? I went from a size 12 to a size 4 but feel like I eat more and better food now than back then!!

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  18. Thanks for this idea, FFM. I'm wondering if you have color substitution suggestions for the honey glaze? I love this look and have both the blazer and the HHFs in these colors, but don't really look good in/have any colors like honey glaze. TIA!

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  19. AppGal, that is just FABULOUS and inspirational!!! :)

    Stylishenglishprof, I would also suggest Bright Pink/Fuchsia similar to the color of the lining on the sleeve of the jacket. There is a beautiful scarf at Target that is bright pink/Fuchsia, white, and navy. I almost got it the other day in order to try it with my own Bright Fuchsia pieces, ended up leaving it, and have regretted it ever since. I intend to go back and get it to try it out. The picture on the Target website does not do it justice...it's very pretty IRL, and I think it would look nice with the jacket, as well. Merona Silk Scarf-Pink and Navy . I would also wear soft shell pink with the Navy, as well as Kelly or Emerald Green.

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  20. Amazing! I loved that set the moment you posted it, but IRL exceeded it on every level. You look perfect head to toe in it and scarf is such a nice touch.
    Thank you, thnak you for posting RL pctures!

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  21. I have to ask...with 4 kids & a husband, how do you manage to not eat after 6 p.m.? Do you all eat super early? Or do you not eat with your family? And when you go out for dinner, do you do the "early bird special" with all the old people in Florida (my parents)? I always try to go to bed a tiny bit hungry and that seems to work for me, but I don't think I could pull off the 6 o'clock rule.

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  22. Hi anon @7:04! I am fortunate that my husband usually gets home by around 5:30 and I have dinner ready by then. We are able to eat as a family, and consider 5:30-6pm dinnertime, and always have. We haven't ever really been super late eaters anyways. As for dinner out...that is a rare occasion for us. Our youngest has just recently gotten used to staying with a sitter in the evening, and we have only been out to a movie and not dinner recently. If the opportunity arose to have dinner out with my husband and it was later than 6pm, I would be more than willing to make an exception to my rule. ;) I think though that even pushing the cut off time to 6:30 or 7pm could still work.

    Have a wonderful day!

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