Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cole Haan Sale

Cole Haan has started their New Year's sale. They are offering an extra 30% off Sale merchandise IN-STORES, as well as ONLINE with code CH30SALE at checkout, now through 1.3.10. This also includes FREE SHIPPING on orders of $200+.

Some pretty picks:
    All the shoes listed have the Nike Air Technology which helps to make them more comfortable. I have a pair of Cole Haan pumps and a pair of Cole Haan boots with Nike Air Technology that I was able to purchase on sale last year, and I'm really glad I did because the quality of both is excellent. Also, most items purchased at can be returned to your local Cole Haan store.

    J.Crew New Arrivals: My Wishlist

    Being that this rollout is a small one, I really didn't think I would find many new items I'd be interested in...I was wrong. I actually like quite a few pieces. Perhaps it's because I am in a climate where I can wear them right now, without a real *need* to layer or wear a coat over them? Honestly, we can still get away with wearing shorts here now...even without tights. ;) We have had cooler temps the past week or so, and that is where the Long Beach Cardigan comes in...perfect in the day and the evening.
    2. Chambray Popover. As you know, I have the Stripe Cotton Popover and love it. It works really well under the Jackie Shell, Jackie Cardigan, Boyfriend Blazers, and Chino Cooper Jacket, just to name a few. The Chambray popover reminds me a little of the Contrast Stitch Perfect Shirt, but the popover will give a cleaner line when layered since it doesn't have any pockets. I initially tried the Selvedge Chambray Shirt but it was a disaster. The color just was not pretty IRL and the fit was way too large, even in the way it would work to layer. So now that the Chambray Popover is being offered, I am really, really interested in it.

    3. Panneau Silk Cami. This isn't really a new arrival, but it is on my wishlist, nonetheless. Now, this could be absolutely gorgeous on, or it could be one hot needs to be tried on to know for sure. I may have to order it just to see, since my B&M doesn't have it in. I want to know how it fits and looks before it goes to the dreaded Final Sale.

    4. Tulle Tiered Blouse. This was also listed on my previous post and isn't really a new arrival either. However, it is still on my wishlist because I think it is just so pretty and feminine. Has anyone had the chance to try this on?

    5. Lolly Mini Clutch in Tea Rose. How pretty, how pretty, how pretty...

    6. Broken-in Boyfriend Chino Short in Canyon. Like I said...shorts are *do-able* in Florida now and I love that these are the same fit/fabric as the Boyfriend Chinos which I have in 3 colors and love. :)

    7. Pearl Twisted Hammock Necklace in *Pearl*, which is currently waitlisted until 3.15.10...can you believe that? In the meantime I have been wrapping my 72" pearl strand 4 times around my neck and *twisting* it myself to give a look very similar to the one at J.Crew.

    8. Pearl Jewel Box Earrings, currently waitlisted until 2.8.10. (Also in my previous post and still on my wishlist.)

    9. Broken-in Boyfriend Chino Short in Cognac. I love the color cognac...L.O.V.E. it on, handbags, belts, and now shorts, too! :)

    10. Lolly Mini Clutch in Spring Daisy. Pretty, pretty, pretty...

    11. Crinkled Silk Shell in Champagne. I LOVE that this has a back zip, instead of the dreaded side zip that J.Crew has been placing in their camis and shirts for quite a while now. It looks so feminine and I love the cowl neck, too.

    So, what is on your New Arrivals wishlist? Have you already placed an order, or are you headed to your local J.Crew to see what they got in?

    Wednesday, December 30, 2009

    J.Crew Wishlist Lovelies...

    Hello My are on my wishlist, and I hope that some day you will be mine (sooner than later would be nice).

    12.27.09: My Outfit and Similar Items

    What I Wore on 12.27.09: Running Errands and a trip to the market.
    12.27.09 by FFM featuring J Crew
    The Outfit:
    • J.Crew Maggie Jacket in Black from Fall 2008, similar here (in black).
      • Banana Repbulic Turtleneck from Fall 2008, similar one available at BR here.
        • J.Crew Matchstick Jeans in Ultra Dark Wash, similar here.
          • Cole Haan Air Kailey Black Leather Tall Boot (purchased last year), similar here (in black), and here.
            • Dangle Hoop Earrings with Pewter, Metallic Silver, and Black beads purchased at Target earlier this year, similar here.
              • Real Collectibles *Faux* Diamond Bracelet by Adrienne Vittadini purchased several years ago, similar here, and here.
                • Sharif Leopard Handbag purchased several years ago, similar here (in natural leopard) and here (in black).

                  Tuesday, December 29, 2009

                  You Had Me At Hello....

                  Snapshot Jacket from Anthropologie

                  See anything you like? I currently own the J.Crew Stripe Cotton Popover and Apt.9 Phoenix heels...the other items are on my wishlist. What is on your current wishlist? Please share. :)

                  You Look Very Familiar...Have I Seen You Some Place Before?

                  Perhaps here at J.Crew?

                  Now you remind me of the currently sold out Crystal Constellation Cardigan from J.Crew:

                  and her less expensive sister seen here.

                  I think I may just have to have this MICHAEL Michael Kors Cardigan since it looks very similar to the J.Crew Chiffon Pleated Cardigan that I love and blogged about here with *IRL* pics.

                  A quick note: The *You Look Very Familiar...Have I Seen You Some Place Before?* post will become a recurring feature....hope you like it. :)

                  Hello Eden...Meet Ambition

                  Hello Eden...

                  meet Ambition

                  I think she wants to be you, and it looks as if she's doing a pretty good job...

                  *More posts coming up later sure to check back. :)

                  Monday, December 28, 2009

                  12.23.09: What I Wore and Similar Items

                  What I Wore on 12.23.09: Out to lunch and a few last minute errands before Christmas.
                  12.23.09 by FFM featuring J Crew
                  The Outfit:

                  • Merona Boyfriend Cardigan in Black from Target (purchased last year), similar here, here, and here.
                  • Boden Denim Mini in Dark Wash. This was my first ever Boden purchase and I must say I am pleased with the quality and fit. I definitely plan to shop at Boden again in the near future. Similar skirt here, and here.
                  • Cole Haan Air Kailey Black Leather Tall Boot (purchased last year), similar here, and here.
                  • J.Crew Large Metallic Leather Gallery Hobo, similar here, and here (in gold).
                  • Anthropologie Urchin's Shell Earrings: you can possibly find these in your Anthropologie store. They have been marked down to $9.95 which is SUCH a fabulous deal for them. Similar here, and here.
                  • J.Crew Fireball Bracelet in Cornsilk (from Fall 2008), similar here. There are also several of them on Ebay right now if you type J.Crew Fireball bracelet in the search box.
                  Thanks for stopping by...lots more to come this week! :)

                  Inspiration: Life's Tug of War

                  Life can seem ungrateful
                  and not always kind...

                  Life can pull at your heartstrings
                  and play with your mind...

                  Life can be blissful
                  and happy and free...

                  Life can put beauty
                  in the things that you see ...

                  Life can place challenges
                  right at your feet...

                  Life can make good
                  of the hardships we meet...

                  Life can overwhelm you
                  and make your head spin...

                  Life can reward those
                  determined to win...

                  Life can be hurtful
                  and not always fair...

                  Life can surround you
                  with people who care ...

                  Life clearly does offer
                  its ups and its downs...

                  Life's days can bring you
                  both smiles and frowns...

                  Life teaches us to take
                  the good with the bad...

                  Life is a mixture
                  of happy and sad...


                  Take the life that you have
                  and give it your best...

                  Think positive be happy
                  let God do the rest...

                  Take the challenges that life
                  has laid at your feet...

                  Take pride and be thankful
                  for each one you meet...

                  To yourself give forgiveness
                  if you stumble and fall...

                  Take each day that is dealt you
                  and give it your all...

                  Take the love that you're given
                  and return it with care...

                  Have faith that when needed
                  it will always be there...

                  Take time to find the beauty
                  in the things that you see...

                  Take life's simple pleasures
                  let them set your heart free...

                  The idea here is simply
                  to even the score...

                  As you are met and faced with
                  Life's Tug of War.

                  ~ Author Unknown~

                  Sunday, December 27, 2009

                  Evie and the Boyfriend

                  The Outfit:

                  • J.Crew Wool Schoolboy Blazer, similar here (currently only available in petite sizes online, but I'm guessing the Nordstrom stores would have the regular sizes, too).
                  • Abercrombie Evie Low Rise Boot Cut Jean. I use this pair in my sets a lot as a stand-in for the Old Navy Weekend Jeans, since there isn't a *clean/non-model* pic of them. Gigi blogged about them here awhile ago. If you haven't tried them you simply MUST do so! They are so extremely may find yourself *living* in them. The only thing I wish that was different about them is the distressing. I would love to see them offered without any of it...then my husband wouldn't be able to constantly tease me about having holes in my jeans. :)
                  • Nine West Blushy boot in Cognac, unfortunately no longer available, but these are similar, and so are these (in Mahogany).
                  • Anthropologie Urchin's Shell Earrings: you can possibly find these in your Anthropologie store. They have been marked down to $9.95 which is SUCH a fabulous deal for them. I have also seen a couple pair listed on Ebay recently for around $20. Something similar here.

                  What I Wore: 12.21.09

                  What I Wore on 12.21.09: I have had numerous requests that I give links to the items in my sets or show similar options available, so I'm going to try to start doing just that from now on...starting with the set below. :)

                  12.21.09 by FFM featuring Coach

                  The outfit:
                  • J.Crew Serengeti Skinny Belt: similar here
                  • Monet Hoop Earrings purchased at Macy's, similar here
                  • Goldtone Bracelets purchased at F21, similar here
                  • Coach Large Ergo Handbag in British Tan Vachetta Leather, similar here
                  • Tortoise Shell Sunglasses purchased on Ebay, similar here

                  After Christmas Sales:

         is offering up to 45% off on their Clearance styles...definitely some great deals to be found. :) I personally love shopping at They offer Free Shipping and Free Returns on all purchases, and most items are shipped overnight. You have 365 days to decide if you want to keep your's that for an awesome return policy?

                  Now for the picks:

                  Madden Girl Shaye Round Toe Elastic Front Bootie available in Grey and Black Paris

                  indigo by Clarks Bonnie Boot. I have a pair of indigo by Clarks clogs and they are SO walking on marshmallows. I've heard the same thing about some of their other styles from friends and the reviews online are usually close to 5 stars, too.

                  indigo by Clarks Shayne Boot

                  Franco Sarto Value Peep Toe Pump available in Grey, Dark Purple, Blue, and Black.

                  BCBGirls Nice High Heel Pump
                  These remind me of the pumps Maureen O'Hara wore in the Parent Trap...I wonder if hers were comfortable?

                  Coconuts by Matisse Holly Flat

                  AK Anne Klein Isabel Dress Flat on sale in Black Multi (pic below)and Black Leather, but sizes are getting limited so act quickly if you're interested in them.

                  Earlier today I blogged about the sales at Ann Taylor so check it out if you missed it.

                  Also check out my After Christmas Sales post for Nine West Boots.

                  Steve Madden is offering 30% off your order of $59.95 or more plus FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING with code WELOVEMADDEN30 at checkout. Expires 1.4.10. Click Here for some of my Steve Madden Boot picks, as well as a sale offer and my picks for LOFT.

                  Coming up later today...a couple of Polyvores and more After Christmas Sales. :)

                  After Christmas Sales: Ann Taylor

                  Ann Taylor is offering 40% off Sale items in their stores and online with code SALE40 at checkout. This offer expires on 12.30.09 at 11:59pm EST.

                  The pretty picks:

                  Cotton Tuxedo Shirt

                  Silk Sleeveless Bow Shell

                  Wool Beaded Shell

                  Foil Texture Jacket

                  Bow Shoulder Dress

                  Bow Flat available in Crimson Suede, Black Patent, or Porpoise Patent

                  Cashmere Knit Jersey Scarf available online in Black

                  The sizes online get limited but it's possible that your local Ann Taylor store has more options available if you have the chance to visit. :)

                  Ann Taylor also has an offer on their new arrivals and full price items: 30% off any full price order of $150 or more with code HOLIDAY30 at checkout. Expires 1.2.10

                  Or you can save 25% off any full price order of $125 or more with code 104003175. This one expires 1.1.10.

                  The pretty picks:

                  V-Neck Cardigan with Ruffle Trim

                  Silk/Cotton Voile Flounce Top

                  Crinkle Taffeta Belted Coat

                  Crystal Ribbon Three-Row Necklace

                  Pearl and Tulle Grosgrain Necklace available in Oyster, Candied Violet, and Berry Compote

                  If you launch your shopping through EBATES you can receive 3.0% cash on your Ann Taylor purchase. :)

                  Be sure to check back throughout the day for more After Christmas Sale Offers. :)

                  Saturday, December 26, 2009

                  After Christmas Sales: Steve Madden

                  Steve Madden is offering FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING plus an additional 35% off on orders of $59.95 or more with code COUNTDOWN35 at checkout. This deal expires at 11:59 EST tonight so act quickly if you see something you like. :)

                  More Boots:

                  HIERA available in Black or Cognac Leather.

                  VERONNA available in brown leather or brown distressed leather.

                  CARLINN available in black suede, black leather, and midnight blue suede.

                  FOLD available in Cognac, Black Leather, and Grey Suede.

                  CANDENCE available in Cognac or Black Leather.

                  MAZZING available in Black or Cognac Leather.

                  FREEWAYY available in Black or Taupe Leather.

                  On another note: For those of you who enjoy shopping at LOFT they are offering an extra 25% off Sale Styles in their stores.

                  They have numerous markdowns, great prices, and cute items such as this blouse, this shirt (so cute under a boyfriend blazer), and this sweater. The website seems to sell out of items more quickly than the stores do, so it's very possible that these items, as well as many other sale items are still available at your local LOFT. Happy Shopping! :)