Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Little This, A Little That...

Still love this photo of Giovanna Battaglia that I first shared here back in March of last year. I would absolutely wear this look in a heartbeat...how about you? 




Love this image of Jackie O. in New York 1970...this look is still relevant today. In fact, THIS dress in 'Ecru' from Milly would be an excellent option for recreating her look. 

(Btw, you can save 20% during the Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family event with code FRIENDS at checkout.)


Speaking of Milly and 1970...love this pocketbook (and a lot of other things on her website, too).
Milly is offering Free Shipping on Online orders until 4.29.12 with code SPRING2012. :)

Here are some of my picks:



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I wore my own Milly dress to do some shopping for a client at the mall this past weekend. The dress was incredibly comfortable to wear, and I received a ton of compliments on it, too...definitely one of my best and favorite purchases to date. :)



I chose not to wear a watch or bracelets since the cuffs have beautiful gold buttons on them that act as 'built in' jewelry.

I just love the way my Zsa Zsa Jeweled Thong Sandals in 'Gold' and the gold hardware on my ChloĆ© Red leather 'Paddington' Satchel match perfectly with the Gold buttons on the dress, too. As I've said before...little details like that make me happy. :) 



Life in the Fabulous Florida Mommy household continues to be extremely busy these days. As many of you know, my 6 year-old son has Cerebral Palsy, which requires daily therapy at home, and an orthopedic brace to be worn on his affected leg. Well, he has another Therapy Clinic at Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa coming up soon, so the boys and I will be staying on the Gulf Coast for 9 days to cut down on our travel time to the hospital each day that week. 

As I'm sure you can imagine, there is a lot for me to do in preparing for the 5 of us to be gone from home for that amount of time, so I am in the process of taking care of all of that now. Add to that the normal day-to-day domestic duties, homeschooling, work, etc., and it makes for very busy days...every day. (If I don't respond to comments quickly or seem to be 'around' the blogs as much these days, that is why.)

Of course the crazy and hectic days are all more than worth it when my boys are involved. The therapy and care my son receives at Shriners hospital is phenomenal, and I always leave with a new Home Treatment Plan, too...a win, win situation. :)

I plan to start packing the middle of next week...mainly dresses and sandals this time around since the weather is warm, but I'll toss in my cropped denim jacket from Anthropologie too, since it can get a tad chilly in the hospital. I'll have limited internet access while we're gone, but will try to post Polyvores of my daily outfits at some point (maybe even a few IRL  pics if I get the chance, too. :)

Here are a few of the outfits I wore during our 2 week Therapy clinic last November...
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That's it for now...

So what have you been up to this week? Do you have any special plans for the weekend? Please do share...I always love to hear from you! :)

xoxo,

36 comments:

  1. You see with all of that going on I would be scuffing around like a tramp, I really admire you FFM.
    And of course I love that white dress!

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    1. Thank you so much Tabitha! :) Btw, you would look gorgeous in that white dress!

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  2. I would love to find the dress Giovanna has on. I've admired that photo too, FFM. She looks so cool and chic!

    I hope everything goes well on the trip.

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    1. Desert Flower: Thank you! :) Let me know if ever do come across the dress that Giovanna is wearing, or a similar one...I would also love to have one just like it.

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  3. My hats to you for being able to juggle a hectic schedule and still look fabulous! You are inspiration to the rest of us moms.

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  4. I'll be thinking of you while you are in Tampa with your boys, I hope it all goes well.
    Those outfits are amazing, what a breath of fresh air you must be to everyone around you.
    Those white dresses are so beautiful and our Jackie, she never missed it did she?
    Safe travels!

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    1. Dani: Thank you! :) As for Jackie, I have never seen a photo of her where she didn't get it right. She is truly a fashion icon.

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  5. Best wishes to you and your boys! Its amazing how far research has come and still one of the best meds is having the ones you love with you! take careand god bless!

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  6. i sound like a broken record but my goodness you must turn heads everywhere you go. i love your commitment to your sons. i did not know you had a physically challenged child. i admire you so much and now even more. you are a true lady. xo janet

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    1. Thank you so much Janet...you made my day! :)

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  7. My thoughts will be with you and your family when you're in Tampa. Thank you for sharing your outfits with us. Making the time to plan for yourself is so important-with 4 boys you know how easily you can get depleted if you don't fill the "mom tank" (which is what I call it) from time to time. After all - even though you're a mom, wife, etc...you're still YOU!
    Of course the dresses in your photos, as well as the women wearing them, are gorgeous.
    You're a class act FFM. All the best to you and yours!

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  8. All the best to you in Tampa! You have an awesome attitude about life.

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  9. Best wishes to you and your family - I hope the trip goes well! I am in awe - your Milly outfit is so chic and elegant. I also love that photo of Giovanna, I have it saved in my inspiration folder.

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    1. Thanks Louise! :) That photo of Giovanna is absolutely gorgeous, isn't it? I have it in my inspiration folder, as well.

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  10. Hi FFM! I didn't know any of this, and I wish your son and your family the best! Will be thinking of you!

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    1. Thank you Rose! :) Btw, I just used my Anthro Gift Card that I won on your blog to purchase one of my birthday presents...can't wait to get it! Thanks again for hosting that wonderful giveaway!

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    2. You are very welcome! I am glad you got something nice for yourself!

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  11. You're an inspiration, that's all I can say. Wishing you and your family a safe journey and healing for your son.

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  12. FFM, I am sending you lots of energy!! I hope everything goes very well and even better than expected for you & your precious ones. You will look smashing all the while :)

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    1. Thank you Gigi! I will definitely need lots of extra energy! :)

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  13. prayers and best wishes to you and your family! My nephew has CP and receives services from shriner's in St. louis - a phenomenal organization indeed. I admire your attitude, outlook and style while keeping it all together!

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    1. Elizabeth: Thank you! :) Yes, the folks at Shriners are absolutely the best! We are very fortunate and blessed to have them close by.

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  14. Sending healing and healthy vibes your way.

    On another note, after I saw that Milly Stirrup dress on your blog, I immediately set about trying to find it for myself, but sadly it's long gone. I still troll Ebay hoping it will pop up. That dress is FAB.

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    1. Thanks Jruby18! :) Oh I do hope you are able to find the Milly dress! It really is SO fabulous...much more so in person than online. What size are you looking for? Let me know, and I'll keep my eye out for you! :)

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    2. 10 or 12. I think either would work! Thank you!!!

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  15. lovely :)

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  16. Praying everything goes well. You truly are inspirational in not just your outfits but your whole attitude to life. Wishing you a good trip.

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  17. Ladies: I just want to say THANK YOU again to all of you for your thoughtful, lovely comments and good wishes! I truly appreciate all of them more than you will ever know!:)

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  18. Love all of your outfits! Always so stylish and chic :) Good luck with your trip! I know that I am still learning/struggling to pack for 1 baby, so I am impressed at you packing for 5 people for 9 days! I'll be thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers.

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