Friday, April 19, 2013

Style Inspiration by FFM... *4.9.2013*

Hello Everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful week so far! Today's post continues an ongoing feature called *Style Inspiration by FFM*, where I will post one or more of my Polyvore set designs and include links to items you can purchase to re-create the look if you so choose. Some of the set designs will be outfits I am wearing or have worn in the past, others will be *reader request* sets, and some will simply be outfits I would love to wear. (If possible I try to include a *real life* photo of me in the outfit if it's something I'm wearing at the time. Of course my schedule doesn't always allow time for snapping a pic, but it is definitely something I hope to include more of with this feature in the future.)

Now on to today's *Style Inspiration by FFM*...the following is a set of the outfit I wore on 4.9.13. This was a day mainly spent at home teaching school lessons to my boys, taking care of work assignments, as well as my normal daily domestic duties. I had to run a couple of errands that afternoon, as well. This is one of those outfits that allows you to be comfortable while at home, but still 'presentable' when answering the door, or leaving the house to run errands, without feeling the need to change first. 


4.9.2013

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*My shirt is the Girls' Heritage Sailor tee from Lands' End. I purchased this 2 years ago, but I believe they still sell it today, although it appears to be sold out right now. The tee is so soft, the quality excellent, and the price very reasonable. My tee is a girl's size XL, and it fits perfectly in the shoulders and bust, has 3/4 sleeves, and the bottom hem hits right at my hip...not too short, not too long. (Similar options here in Ivory/True Navy and here.)

*I wore my Weekend jeans from Old Navy, which I also purchased a couple of years ago. They are incredibly comfortable to wear, and I'm surprised that Old Navy stopped making them, as they were always best-sellers and a customer favorite. I actually purchased numerous pairs in different washes and lengths back then, and still have them all today. Hopefully Old Navy will decide to bring them back for those who missed out on them. Even though the jeans are sold out, there are similar styles/options here and here.

*My belt is the J.Crew Roughed Out Leather Belt purchased from the men's section a couple years ago (now sold out) - similar options here and here.




*My Goa 4-Pocket Handbag is from Banana Republic and was purchased several years ago. I like the way the color of the bag works with the color of the belt and sandals, really helping to pull the outfit together. The bag is no longer available, but there are similar options here and here.



*My gold hoop earrings are made by Monet and were purchased at Macy's a couple years ago. They are a staple piece in my wardrobe, and I wear them almost every day. Similar options here and here. 

*My bracelet is the J.Crew Classic pavĂ© link bracelet, which I purchased on promo with an extra % off last year. Love, love, love this bracelet, and wear it almost daily.Less expensive alternatives here and here. 

*Michael Kors Goldtone 'Camille' Watch. This was an anniversary gift from my DH last year, and another staple piece in my wardrobe.

*Aviator sunglasses purchased awhile ago (now sold out) - similar options here and here. 

*Bernardo 'Miami' Sandals in 'Luggage'. This is the other brand of sandal that our Jackie O favored and wore quite frequently (she also loved her Jack Rogers). After purchasing them myself, I can see why...they are well-made and extremely comfortable to wear. :)

That's it for now...have a lovely day! :)

xoxo,

 
 P.S. - On another note...

**J.Crew is offering 30% Off Promo-priced items & Final Sale styles with code SPRINGTHAW at checkout. Click HERE for more details, and to see the Promo-Priced items & new markdowns list. 

***Madewell is offering 20% Off Promo-priced items & Final Sale styles with code EXTRA20 at checkout. Click HERE for more details, and to see the Promo-Priced items & new markdowns list.

****There are also some great deals taking place at Brooks Brothers, Lands' End, Banana Republic, & GAP right now...savings up to 35% off. You can see the details, as well as my picks, and links to a couple of reviews in this post.

Happy Sale Shopping! 

14 comments:

  1. This is so my style, FFM. I have similar items to all these pieces. Except in the case of the Camille watch, I have the identical item! I love that watch. I have the mini Camille.

    These posts are great. I get new outfit ideas from you all the time.

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  2. gosh you are so good at putting together beautiful, effortless looks ffm.
    i wish you were my personal stylist! xo

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    1. Thank you so much Janet! You always look so fantastic I can't imagine you needing a personal stylist (even though I would love to go shopping with you). :)

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  3. Wow, I love this post with the links. I have been looking for a luggage colared belt and thought my recent sale purchase from JCrew was it, but it turned out to be a very narrow belt- nothing substantial. I love these options and will order one.

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    1. Thanks Domestic Engineer! I hope the belt works out for you this time! :)

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  4. Oh I love this and I think I may need these sandals for my summer style! I need to get out my summer shoes and see what is missing, but this style is most definitely missing! Love it!!!

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    1. Thank you WMM! The Bernardo sandals are extremely comfortable, and come in a large variety of colors. I think you would really like them, too. :)

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  5. this color combination is one of my absolute favorites! I have similar items to recreate the look and I think I will steal it this weekend, hope you don;t mind...

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    1. Hi ajc! It is so nice to 'see' you...thanks for stopping by! I hope all is going well with you, and of course I don't mind if you use this look! :)

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  6. FFM, variations of this outfit, with ballets instead of slides and a coloured cargo type jacket because it's Canada, are what I live in at home on days I am not scheduled to go out or have meetings. For fun I should send you a photo of my striped tee stack. It is the other addiction, besides the Schoolboys. Very happy weekend to you and yours!

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    1. Hi GetFresh! Oh yes, please do send me a pic of your striped tee stack. You know I'd love to see it! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, as well! :)

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  7. Love this outfit! The JC matchsticks seem to fit similarly on me. I wonder if those sandals have a padded sole.

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    1. Thank you Lane! The Bernardo sandals have a padded footbed that feels very cushiony and comfy, plus they are made very well. They are worth the $$$, IMO. :)

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