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Fancy Things Friday

September 22, 2017

This Fancy Things Friday is in the spirit of protesting the impending start of autumn. Fall Equinox has decided to rear its head and, frankly, I’m not here for it! Get into my last-bit-of-summer looks:

1. Bonita Applebum, you gotta put these Bonita Drop Earrings on. These dainty yet daring earrings feature fringe and a pop of gold, and will add a little flavor to an outfit in need of some oomph. Lucky for you, if you’re not feeling the Yellow ones pictured, they come in a variety of hues, including Cobalt Blue, Fuchsia, Orange and Blush. Talk about fringe benefits. (baublebar.com)

2. These sophistifunky AVA Gem Slingback Shoes are just what the doctor ordered — a burst of sunshine, a la Vitamin D, with a touch of class, thanks to the gemstones. Try these bad boys in black for a more city chic appeal. (topshop.com)

3. The ’90s called and said, “This Acro Unitard in Abstract Floral by Motel is da bomb diggety!” For reals, there’s so much to love about this whimsical piece. For me, it’s especially the scoop back and pattern. It’s giving me a more feminine Bobby Brown “Every Little Step” unitard. The boys your milkshake brought to the yard will probably be partial to the slight side boob, but this playsuit is all about fun. (motelrocks.com)

4. In the spirit of rebelling against fall, I like where the stylist’s head was at. Pairing this super cozy ASOS Ultimate Chunky Sweater With Slouchy High Neck with denim shorts is the perfect move and just screams, “I do what I want.” It goes without saying that this piece is highly versatile, and — dare I say — will transition nicely into autumn and winter. (asos.com)

5. This sweet but bold Puffed Sleeves Dress is basically everything that a gal desires in a day-to-night-worthy ensemble, and I can’t deal. It’s like a blank canvas on which you can let your personality shine through. The possibilities are endless. Happy styling!
(mango.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

June 23, 2017

Are you ready to get snatched for the summer? Look no further than this week’s Fancy Things Friday:

1. This Vero Moda Floral Ruffle Cut Out Swimsuit is giving me “La Isla Bonita” meets “California Girls” plus a dash of summer lovin’. There’s so much to love in such a small package: the floral print, the ruffles that give a taste of peplum and the cut-outs. I might even throw on a pair of cut-offs and a pair of bright orange heels and stunt on ’em while out on the town. Say I won’t. (asos.com)

2. If the best things come in small packages, you’ve hit the jackpot with this darling Abbie Envelope Crossbody. At 6″ x 9″ x 1″, this bag is just big enough to carry the essentials. This one’s for all the Minimalist Mandys out there. This bag also comes in Ivory and Blue (a sky-like hue) for those looking for some pizzazz. (anthropologie.com)

3. You’ll never guess what type of journey awaits with this darling Learning to Fly Navy Blue Jumpsuit. I’m into the cinched waist and flowy fabric that leads down to the elastic ankles. This piece shows just the right amount of skin with the adjustable halter back, too. This jumpsuit will have you looking flawless with minimal effort — a dainty gold necklace and an open-toed heel will go a long way in completing the look. (lulus.com)

4. Take a bite out of this juicy Orange Side Split Midi Dress, courtesy of Miss Selfridge. Something about this pop of color commands attention. The side split also helps catch eyes. I’m here for this tangy burst of flavor. Yummerz! (missselfridge.com)

5. H&M is on to something with this polka-dotted Cotton Dress. It’s a prime example of how simplicity is key to creating a classic look. What you can’t tell from this view is that there’s a cut-out section at the back with ties. Hey now! (hm.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

May 12, 2017

Spring is in full swing and this batch of Fancy Things Friday is finds proof:

1. The Golden State is home for me. From America’s Finest City (San Diego) to Santa Barbara, to the Bay Area to Los Angeles, it’s full of so many places that have stolen a piece of my heart. These quaint California State Earrings from Seoul Little are the perfect tribute to the greatest state of them all, IMHO. They’re on back order but they’re well worth the wait. (azaleasf.com)

2. Mustard yellow has always been my jam! These Twiggy Sunglasses are all the more reason to love the warm, sunny hue. Step out into the spotlight with these daringly darling shades. (anthropologie.com)

3. This Esra Lace Ruffle Blouse just screams of style and grace, and there’s no wrong way to wear this ladylike piece. I can envision slayage on the horizon when paired with high-waisted denim, a pencil skirt or even a cigarette pant. Hop to it, gals! (storets.com)

4. What’s knot to love about this chic Tie Front Cotton Top? Again, the bright hue hits a home run. Even better, this blouse will kill at work or out on the town. (warehouse-london.com)

5. It takes a brave soul to don a full-on pajama shirt in the light of day. That’s why you’ll be looked at as a hero in this smart Hero Top in White by Creatures of Comfort. (needsupply.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

March 3, 2017

This Fancy Things Friday is all about the subtle slay, with an assortment of pieces that take a look to an all-new level:

1. Gals, not only is ombre killer on hair — it also suits jewelry quite well. Exhibit A: this stunning Ombre Chain Necklace that gracefully runs the spectrum from gold to black. Definitely one of my favorite color combos, black and gold are a match made in heaven. Spread the love by pairing this necklace with a daring all-black jumpsuit. (missselfridge.com)

2. Turn a basic tee into a timeless look, with this darling Montana Square Scarf. The fringed hem and mélange of patterns make this piece a win-win on all sides. (anthropologie.com)

3. This Scale Top is giving me Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons, with a touch of Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. Needless to say, it’s fierce AF. Stunt heavy on ’em in this top, paired with a pencil skirt or a tapered cigarette pant and a stiletto heel. Perfection! (shopakira.com)

4. Cozy up to this luxurious Oversized Sweater from Genuine People. The red color is powerful, but the piece also comes in off-white, if you’re more mellow. A sweater like this is key in transitioning from winter to spring, as it’s perfect for layering. (genuine-people.com)

5. Ty Hunter, stylist to Beyoncé, makes his foray into fashion design with his athleisure line, Ty Hunter by Reflex. Honestly, every single piece (I’m talking all 23 of them!) in this line is a must-have, but this Reflex Maritza Pencil Skirt (and matching Reflex Tina Crop Top, of course) stole a piece of my heart. The stripes set in different directions adds a dimension of playfulness that I can get into on the way to the gym or even out on the town. (six02.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

February 3, 2017

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Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow yesterday, but I’m already prepping for six weeks of spring. Warm it up with these Fancy Things Friday finds:

1. When I say “Coa,” you say “Chella”! That’s right. This darling Best of the Fest Black and Cream Fringe Clutch has Coachella written all over it. Heck, it’s even alluded to in the product title. This dynamic little clutch is giving me all kinds of life with its bold Southwestern print and frisky fringe! (lulus.com)

2. So nice, I had to share Lulus twice! If this doesn’t scream “take me down to the paradise city,” I don’t know what will get you to see the beachy vibe woven all over this Adventure in Costa Rica Grey Straw Hat. I picture myself lounging on a white-sand beach with this number topping my crown, and a piña colada in my hand, of course. (lulus.com)

3. I’m transfixed by this brazen Amuse Society Spellbound Woven Top. This almost-tribal print is a sight to behold. (revolve.com)

4. This Blue Yoke Ruffle Pin Stripe Shirt Dress is giving me “home on the range” meets a feminine “Risky Business,” with a dash of Sunday’s best circa 1987, and I’m here for all of it! I’d pair this dainty, frilly frock with some tan or light brown cowgirl boots and a simple tote. Done and done! (missguidedus.com)

5. Now, before you run and get the red paint, you must know that this edgy De Vil Coat is shown here in all its faux-fur glory. Channel your inner (not-so) Cruella as you set out for a night of mayhem in this piece, which makes quite a statement. (nastygal.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

January 27, 2017

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Sweater weather is in full swing, and this Fancy Things Friday highlights a few you gems you definitely won’t want to miss:

1. I almost forgot we were in the dead of winter when I saw these whimsical Make Great Rides Flats. They make me want to put on some petal pushers or a maxi skirt and ride my bike through the park on a breezy spring day. Who am I kidding? Alright, I do live in SoCal, so that scenario is possible pretty much 365. But these retro flats would be lovely all year long! (modcloth.com)

2. Can’t commit to one color for your next go-to bag? Look no further than this luxurious Reversible Vegan Crossbody Bag in Kelly/Taupe, which dares to be different by giving a girl like you options. Other color vibrant combos include Ivory/Snake, Red/Nude, Brown/Nude, Blush/Taupe, Emerald/Tan and Tan/Grey. (freepeople.com)

3. Way to give the blast from the past “dickey” a new lease on life, Free People. Meet the Mock Shirt With Scallop Collar — the dickey’s much cooler, chicer cousin. Accentuate those curves by layering on a statement necklace that peeks out from beneath the collar. (cosstores.com)

4. Sometimes less is more, and this Ultra Long Zip Hoodie has certainly gotten the memo. It’s basic but bold. The length sets it apart from your run-of-the-mill hoodie, which comes with front pockets and a drawstring hood. This sweater also comes in black, which gives me an indisputable Yeezy vibe. Bring on the rain! I know Monki’s got me covered with this daring and functional piece. (monki.com)

5. Gals, I like big bows and I cannot lie. This you already know, but this NEHU Bow Detail Ribbed Jumper by Ted Baker made me squeal with delight at first glance. I also appreciate the unexpected choice of placing the ostentatious embellishment on the shoulder. (tedbaker.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

January 6, 2017

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New year, new looks! See some hot commodities for the winter chill in this week’s edition of Fancy Things Friday:

1. How’s this for a statement necklace?! Leave it to Kate Spade to create the perfect blend of style and quirk in a neck piece. This Kiss and Make Up Wink Necklace surely won’t remain in stock for long. It’s on sale, so make haste! (katespade.com)

2. Look and feel regal AF with these luxurious SHINE Velvet Ballet Pumps. The gold embellishment is simply exquisite. Wear these puppies around the house with your silkiest robe, or strut your stuff on the town. Mind the gaps and watch out for puddles. These flats are dry clean only. (topshop.com)

3. This cozy FRS Wool Midi Coat With Tie Belt is just what the doctor ordered to brave the elements this winter. Wrap yourself up tight with the tie belt and keep those fingers toasty in those deep pockets. (frontrowshop.com)

4. Yo! Zara must have been reading my mind when it designed this darling Reversible Anorak Jacket. It has all that a girl could ask for in a jacket and more. You get double the fashion for the price of one coat. Switch between navy blue and mustard yellow, and take or leave the fur hood (I personally would take it). And let’s not forget about the drawstring waist, which you can cinch to give the piece some shape. Show off that hourglass, honey! Seriously, a game changer! (zara.com)

5. Simplicity is key, and this Cotton & Wool Sweater pulls it off with ease. You can never go wrong with black and white. Layer this piece to give it some personality. Or march to the beat of your own drum and wear it as is. Either way, you’ll be stunning. (stories.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

November 4, 2016

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It’s fall, y’all! Sweater weather is upon us, and this Fancy Things Friday showcases some superb styles:

1. Feast your eyes on these ’90s Baby Velvet Platform Chunky Heels, which are surefire show-stoppers. The chunky heel and double straps provide comfort and flair, and the texture just screams of luxury. If you’re looking for a little bit of color in your life, these beauties also come in Blue, Burgundy and Mustard (on the beat tho). (gojane.com)

2. In need of a versatile carry-all? Look no further than this 116 Athletics x Will Bryant Duffel Bag. First of all, the pattern is dope. And it can function as a gym bag, overnight bag and a weekender, too. Get it while it’s hot, gang! (reach.merchline.com)

3. Wear your heart on your sleeve with this darling Petite Heart Hybrid Knitted Jumper. The delicate chiffon heart-printed sleeve made me swoon, and the ruffles are just so darn sweet. Bat your eyelashes and cozy up to the one you love in this playful sweater. (topshop.com)

4. Which brings me to my next point: Sweaters don’t have to be shapeless and bland. Au contraire, mon ami! This sassy Endless Rose Cut Out Sleeve Sweater is a prime example of a sweater with a little bit of sex appeal. The teal seals the deal, and the cable-knit? I’m here for it! (revolve.com)

5. Pull up a front-row seat to a movie of your choosing in this pullover Black Wool-blended Popcorn Sweater from Front Row Shop. A literal take on “Netflix and chill,” this sweater is all about comfort and fun — the perfect homebody frock or “casual Friday” ‘fit! (frontrowshop.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

September 16, 2016

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Get into an all-new batch of must-have goods and wares in this week’s edition of Fancy Things Friday:

1. These Geometric Trick or Treat Black Suede Lace-Up Heels by Glamorous certainly live up to the brand’s name by giving us an extra dose of sass. The chiffon lace-up straps add flair, and don’t even get me started on the ombre rose gold block heel! Game-changer! (lulus.com)

2. Double your pleasure. Double your fun! I’m not talking about Doublemint Gum here. I’m referring to these darling two-toned Round Two-Tone Oversized Sunglasses, spotted on Genuine People. Not feeling the black and white? These bad boys also come in clear and leopard, brown and black, green and black, and blue and black. (genuine-people.com)

3. You know what it is! Make it plain by rocking this bold Pink Have My Currency Crewneck, which cleverly disguises the lyrics to that Rihanna jam that was so popular, even your mom sings along. (shop.nylon.com)

4. Stand tall in these Ruska Jeans in Mini Pinstripe Black and White by Motel. Vertical stripes elongate, so make sure you traipse all over the place with these edgy pantaloons on. I’d keep it cas(ual) and pair these jeans with an oversized sweater and a bootie. Done and done! (motelrocks.com)

5. March to the beat of your own drum with this far-out-there Love Your Shapes Tunic. The print is fun and fancy-free. Perfect for a festive Friday! (wildeunicorn.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

September 9, 2016

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Get into an all-new batch of must-have goods and wares in this week’s edition of Fancy Things Friday:

1. Cross my heart, hope to buy! Feast your eyes on this stately Oval Crossbody Bag from Zara. I’m digging the two-toned color palette. Go rogue and remove the shoulder strap — it’s equally fashionable. (zara.com)

2. Circle up, ladies! Keep those UV rays at bay in style. These Round Sunglasses have a muted, light-beige tortoise-esque shell frame and a purple-ish tint. I suspect that these shades will work nicely well into fall. (hm.com)

3. Pixie Market presents femininity at its finest with this darling Pink Off the Shoulder Shirt. I could go a number of ways with this one, but I’m torn between stepping out with it in a pair of slim cigarette plants or a svelt pencil skirt. (pixiemarket.com)

4. Splurge a little on this dazzling Short Sleeve Wrap Dress by COS. The speckled print gives off a quintessentially California girl vibe, and the embossed, textured fabric keeps things interesting. Go against the grain and wear this piece open like a jacket, or buttoned and layered with a collared shirt — oooooh! or a turtleneck. (cosstores.com)

5. OK, ladies, now let’s peep Refomation. No, seriously. You’re gonna fall head over heels for this delicate Peggy Top in Blush. The embroidery floral detail pops against the lightweight silk charmeuse fabric. It’s the perfect blouse for the girl’s girl. (thereformation.com)

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