Monday, February 28, 2011

Style Inspiration by FFM: *2.7.11*

Happy Monday Everyone! Today's post continues an ongoing feature called *Style Inspiration by FFM*, where I will post one 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*...this set is a casual outfit I wore for working at home, schooling the boys, and all my other daily wife/mommy duties on 2.7.11.


The J.Crew Heathered French Market Tee is from several years ago, but a similar one can probably be found at the J.Crew Factory Store. You can see that part of the lettering on the tee is gold, so it looks really nice worn with gold accessories.

My Jackie Cardigan in Navy Blue is just one of the many that I own in various colors. I have collected them over the past few years and find them to be such a great staple piece in my them. :) (Similar here and here.)

The Old Navy "The Weekend Jeans" are my *go to* pair for a more casual, dressed down look. They are extremely comfortable and very affordable...highly recommend if you're in the market for a new pair of denim. (Similar jeans here and here in 7yr distressed.)

My Urchin's Shell earrings in Crystal from Anthropologie are now sold out unfortunately, but this pair are a similar alternative. style="font-size: small;">

The gold oversized watch is from Target and is a great less-expensive alternative to this one from Michael Kors. It runs large, but I had a jeweler remove a couple of the links and it's now a perfect fit. I love it AND the price! :)

My Perfect Crystal Bold Stretch Bracelet is a favorite piece of mine. It is comfortable to wear, good quality, and reasonably priced. (Similar here and here.)one are similar alternatives.

I purchased my Gap City Flats in Camel several months ago at a great price and have worn them numerous times since. They are very comfortable, but do run small so if you decide to get them definitely order up a size. As you can see from the picture, they are very flexible, so much so that they don't lay flat unless you physically hold them down. They do come with a little travel bag to carry them in, and are also perfect to stick in your handbag when you wear a pair of heels in case your feet start aching...just take them out of the bag, pop them on, and your feet will immediately thank you. :) (The same style of flats are being offered at different retailers such as this one, this one, and this one.)

My Large Metallic Thompson Tote was purchased from J.Crew a couple years ago. I don't carry it often during the winter months, but it gets plenty of use during the spring and summer. It is a bright yellow gold that actually works well as a great neutral for all the prints and color I wear during those seasons. I also like the way it coordinates and almost *matches* most of my yellow gold jewelry pieces. (Every now and then the bag will show up for sale on Ebay, or there are similar options here and here.)

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



  1. Adorable! I love that you paired a gray tee and jeans with lots of gold and sparkly things. So classy-casual. I have that same cardi, but alas, it's still too cold for it!

  2. Adorable and comfy combo. Why won't ON bring back the Weekend jeans? Why oh why? I want more. I'm holding out hope that they are considered a summer item due to the weight and the rolling.

  3. The GAP city Flats REALLY ROCK! I have them in two colors!

  4. Thanks ladies! :)

    Generation Kvetch: I wasn't aware they had completely removed the weekend jeans. I bought a couple pair 2 months ago and just thought they hadn't restocked yet. Fingers crossed they do come back for spring and summer at least! :)

    yogagirl: Yay for another fan of the city flats! :)

    Thanks for stopping by ladies!

  5. I wore ballet flats for the first time in 7 months yesterday, oh it was great to get out of clumpy boots.
    Having seen Dani's pics I now want to move to Florida.

  6. They also have a fabulous gold one on Gap's website! $39.99!

  7. I LOVED those J.Crew French market tees - so cute and clever. And I've been so impressed with Gap's ballet flats. I want a pair in every color!