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Fancy Things Friday

August 26, 2016

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Get into this super-cute batch of swoon-inducing goods and wares in this week’s edition of Fancy Things Friday:

1. A curtsey is in order when addressing a piece as elegant as these stacked Bourbon & Boweties Black & Labradorite Stone Bracelets. It features marbled stones, lustrous glass pearls and inky-black crystals, wherein each piece could be deemed the real star. Since this boho-chic bracelet combines multiple pieces, you can really get creative with the layering. Hop to it! (nordstrom.com)

2. This Taupe White Envelope Clutch from DeAlmeidaDesigns is definitely something to write home about. The killer color combo of white and taupe fit nicely in this darling little package. It’s large enough to carry the essentials yet stylish enough to elevate an ensemble. (etsy.com)

3. This Meridian Sweater-Jacket in Stripe will transition smoothly from summer to fall (eeek! time flies). Color-blocking is here to stay, friends, and the stripes effortlessly add a smidge of razzle-dazzle. It’s the quintessential lazy-day frock: Just throw on a pair of jeans (boyfriend or skinny — take a pick), a tank, some flats and this jacket, and you’ll look lovely. (madewell.com)

4. Asymmetry is at its finest with this Belted Wrap Midi Dress. The different hem lengths and stripes give off a certain sporty vibe (hey now, Sporty Spice!) but could look equally stunning if dressed up. I’m digging the choice of the all-white (daaaamn, Daniel. back at it agin) sneaker here, too. (genuine-people.com)

5. Lavender, black, white or autumn: Take your pick and traipse through the city while wearing the sweetest Kimchi Blue Meryn Ruffle Babydoll Top. That ruffle tho! Plus, I enjoy the high slits on the slides. As the sun gradually sets, break out a wedge or a bootie to play up the night-on-the-town factor. (urbanoutfitters.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

August 19, 2016

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

1. Why hello, Sarah Jessica! Very Last Detail lives up to its name with this darling Sarah Jessica Clutch in Black. The devil’s in the details, and I am over the moon for the gold accents and tribal icon. An added bonus is the versatility this piece affords. Wear it across the body, over one shoulder or as a clutch with the chain tucked in, and you’re ready to step out “Sex and the City” style. (verylastdetail.com)

2. You gotta risk it for the biscuit, folks! Lazy Oaf and Poppy Lissiman know exactly what I’m talking about with their Biscuit collab sunglasses, which are a daringly calculated risk with the dual black-and-white marble acetate and wild print. Plus, the black gradient lenses allow you to partake in an all-day baewatch with the object of your affection being none the wiser. It’s giving me “Saved by the Bell” circa ’91 swag and I’m here for every ounce of it. (poppylissiman.com)

3. Stick a bow on it, ’cause this Bib Dress is a real gift. The blue and ivory stripes have a certified nautical vibe, and the baggy fit makes me want to get real cozy. I’d go casual with the styling here and pair this frock with a low-top red Chuck Taylor or classic Vans. (cladandcloth.com)

4. All hail the queen! I’m talking about one of the greatest to ever do it, Sade Adu, who gracefully adorns this ill Queenin’ Tee from Zoe Love Designs. I mean, she has captured the hearts of generations, from my pops and uncles to J. Cole, whose only regret was being too young to date her. My love is king for you, Queen Sade! (zoelovedesigns.com)

5. And speaking of queen ish, feast your eyes on this regal Feathers Kimono Dress. The bold gold metallic feathers scream royalty, elegance and confidence. Compliments to Symbology for knowing a woman’s body and designing features that accentuate it in all its glory. The plunging neckline, the slit and the cinched waist? Here for all of the above. (ashandrose.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

August 12, 2016

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

1. These Tera Stiletto Heels in Red Faux Suede are super sassy. I’m talking Rick James and Teena Marie “Fire and Desire” sassy. The cutouts on these shoes are a hit, and the gold heel adds a pop of added flair. (publicdesire.com)

2. Kudos to Mango for making this Small Knot Bag happen. It’s petite but it packs a punch stylistically with the knot and chain. The nude color makes this bad boy versatile, so while this bag plays the background, feel free to jazz it up with a bold eye or bright lip. Knotty by nature, amirite?! (mango.com)

3. I’m all wrapped up in the subtleties found in this darling Katie Wrap Detail Shift Dress. The asymmetrical hemline is playful, and this Blush piece is a prime candidate for a day-to-night look. For work, I’d rock a dainty charm necklace and D’orsay flat with this dress, then at night, set things off with a statement necklace, cropped moto jacket and a leather bootie. But the world is your oyster. (boohoo.com)

4. Strut your stuff in these vibrant Pixie Mid-Rise Ankle Pants in Robbie Red. The color just screams summertime madness, and the cut is just begging for a funky pair of flats. Leopard prints, stripes, polka dots and cutouts would work well there. Run wild! (oldnavy.com)

5. This Primula Cocoon Cardigan by Moth looks uber-cozy. It’s perfect for a chill night in and is a great layering opportunity. (anthropologie.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

July 29, 2016

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

1. The writer in me did a full-fledged soft shoe upon discovering these Rafaella flats from Loly in the Sky. The quotation marks one the toes spark whimsy and curiosity. Mark my words, these sweet flats will be mine. (lolyinthesky.com)

2. Live on the edge — literally and figuratively — with this Splendid Girl Pleather Mix Jacket. With a blend of ponte knit mixes and sleek faux leather, this moto jacket provided texture and spunk. The asymmetrical zipper and a cowl-neck collar show that you are spontaneous looker who marches to the beat of your own drum. Zig and zag with abandon, lovey! (splendid.com)

3. It’s prime white party season, and you’ll be the belle of the ball with this daring Strapless Popover Jumpsuit. I love that it’s tight in all the right places but offers plenty of movement with the flouncy bodice. Show off those clavicles, cutie! And feel free to go big with the accessories, ’cause this blank canvas is ripe with styling opportunities. (nordstrom.com)

4. It’s Friday! Treat yo self to some fine leather goods. Look no further than this dainty Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Mini Crossbody Bag. Secure the bag, as Khaled advises, with the lock and key feature, which is a pleasant surprise. What a novel concept! (anthropologie.com)

5. I just can’t get enough of bare shoulders lately. I mean, it is summer, after all. If you feel the same way, then you’ll adore this Ribbed 2 Ways To Wear Off The Shoulder Sweater a la Express. You can wear it with the zipper in the front or back. Either way, you’re golden … or Rose Blush, as in another hue this darling top comes in. Or go with Pitch Black for a sophisticated vibe. (express.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

July 22, 2016

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

1. Don’t these huarache sandals scream summertime fun? The vibrant yellow and green on these Tusk Sandals make me want to traipse through the jungle and bask in the warmth. The cool thing about these made-in-Mexico sandals is that they’re made with recycled parts, including rubber tire sole and woven nylon straps. Now you can feel super “green” when you’re wearing them. (dusendusen.com)

2. In a bit of a contrast, this Brings You to Your Peonies Clutch is dainty and delicate and makes me want to twirl. Overcome by rosettes, this sweet little number is the perfect accessory for a sundress or subdued maxi, and has an undeniable bridal feel. The gold chain is a nice touch, but it’s removable if you’re looking for more of a statement. (modcloth.com)

3. This Ribbed Off-the-Shoulder Top is super versatile. Sometimes simplicity is key. Oh, the places you can go with this solid piece, and oh, the styling possibilities. This one is sure to become a staple of your summer wardrobe. (hm.com)

4. How darling is this Wander Fringe Top in Foxy Brown Faux Suede? I mean, c’mon. Fringe on fringe on fringe! Of course, it piques your curiosity when you see it dangling from the bottom hemline, but it packs a punch when you see it hanging from the shoulders on the back side. So many personalities you can bring to life with this ultra-adventurous top, too. Too-cool-for-school cowgirl. Festival-ready fairy. Rarely-well-behaved weekend warrior. I’m here for all of it! (showmeyourmumu.com)

5. Channel your inner pioneer woman with this Cabello Shirt in Wilma Wash by Motel. Whether you’re home on the range having a cozy dinner or roaming with the deer and the antelope at your local watering hole, you’ll look magnificent in this shirt that toes the line between romantic and tomboyish. (motelrocks.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

July 15, 2016

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

1. Step out with style and grace with these bold Mackie Wedge Heels. I’m especially fond of the suede and strategically placed slits. Already got your fill of the black-and-wood combo? Don’t fret. These fierce foot candies also come in Mocha (tan), Rosso (red-orange) and Natural/Pewter (cream). (kelsidaggerbk.com)

2. Say whaaaat?! No need to yell across the room. You’ll make quite the statement with this dazzling Style #0091 Gold Statement Necklace. It has tiered levels of gems and gold and screams “I’m here.” Bling bling, y’all! (lovejbyjulia.com)

3. Hi there, hi-low! It’s definitely girl-next-door meets girl-on-the-go with this Everly: Olivia Striped Off the Shoulder Dress. It has me swooning thinking of the possibilities. Beach day ensemble? Date night moment? It has cutie-patootie written all over it. (stylelustshop.com)

4. Tell us how you really feel, Tobi! This Miss His Kisses Mesh Maxi Dress is sultry and sleek. The mesh makes for a perfect nighttime frock and looks ultra fab. I see you, goddess! (tobi.com)

5. Now that’s what I’m talking about: a versatile jacket that elevates a look with ease. Take a look-see at this lovely Silence + Noise Kirra Swing Trench Coat. Oh, the layering that can take place. I’m thinking I about how I can bring this fun piece from summer into fall. Get is while it’s hot. It’s discounted and something tells me it won’t stick around much longer. (urbanoutfitters.com)

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Fancy Things Friday 

July 1, 2016

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

1. This past week has been sending serious desert vibes, as it’s been a bit of a scorcher. Hence, this lovely Cactus Gold Necklace. It’s straight and to the point and would dazzle popping out from a V-neck tee or a romper. Also, shout out to my new desk cactus, Penelope, the belle of the ball. (wanderlustandco.com)

2. I can’t even with these Vegan Shot in the Dark Sandals by Seychelles. So much to adore! First of all, you know black and white is my jam — always a treat in striped form. Secondly, the slingback and open-toe front bring out the playfulness. These also come in a darling chambray, if you’re having a desire for denim. (freepeople.com)

3. Do a slightly different take on the traditional red, white and blue this Fourth of July with these fun, sporty burgundy Lyocell Shorts. If you’re not sold on this hue, get into the denim version. Options! Major key. (hm.com)

4. Summertime sass never looked as good as it does in this Rust Twist Front Tunic a la River Island. The cut-out detail says, “I’m ready to party!”, and the twist embellishment just chimes in with a “Turn up!” Now this dress is speaking my language. Wear this ensemble boldly with some peep-toe wedges. (riverisland.com)

5. This Floral Fit and Flare DSress is the epitome of ladylike elegance: flirty, demure and dainty. The flowers placed throughout are like a breath of fresh air and the cut-out back adds a welcome element of style and surprise. (pixiemarket.com)

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Fancy Things Friday 

June 24, 2016

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

1. Give these Round Cut Sandals a twirl and you’re guaranteed to be hooked. ‘Round and ’round you’ll go to destinations unknown in this fancy-free footwear. I love how the circles come together to create a faux bow look. You know those are my fave. (stories.com)

2. Add a little (or a lotta) razzle-dazzle to your look with this glitzy Anapple Clutch. This beaded miniaudiere bag is demure in stature but ornate and ostentatious in its extensive beading, jewels and chains. I’d use this clutch to accentuate a little black dress or deep V-neck jumpsuit. (aldoshoes.com)

3. How sweet is this dainty Dress With Frilled Bib Front? Perfect for resort day-lounging or — dare I say — a wedding dress for a low-maintenance bride. Since subtlety is key here, throw on a simple bar necklace and your favorite stud earrings. (zara.com)

4. This Soft Tailored Blazer Dress means business. The satin shawl collar and double-breasted buttons make this piece a force to be reckoned with. But there’s room for fun when you show off those gams of yours. Pair this dress with a killer pair of heels and thank me later. (topshop.com)

5. Hot. To. Trot. That’s what you’ll be in this stunningEntrapment Dress by Rise of Dawn. I’m all over the all-over lace fabric, and the sassy sweetheart cut bodice is giving me a serious case of the swoons. Date night, here you come! (revolve.com)

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Fancy Things Friday 

June 10, 2016

This Fancy Things Friday contains a fresh batch of swoon-inducing goods and wares. Check them out here:

1. Giddy up! These Knot A Cowgirl Faux Suede Booties are enough to make me want to do my best boot scootin’ boogie. Rock these pieces of fiesty foot candy with some skinny denim or a flirty skirt. (gojane.com)

2. My girl Melody Ehsani has done it yet again with these dazzling Eye in Eye Stud Earrings. Don’t fret! These evil eyes will keep you safe against the jealous glances that are sure to come your way. As a matter of fact, give the haters something to talk about by putting these bold earrings on display with your hair in a top knot. Boop! (shop.nylon.com)

3. How darling is this Unique Vintage 1950s High Waist Flamingo Circle Swing Skirt? I can’t even. Oh, the places you’ll go in this sweet skirt. Dressed up or down, this fun little number will have you feeling as free as a bird. (unique-vintage.com)

4. I’ve got just the thing for all you artsy types: this stunning Abstract Printed Pencil Skirt. A work of art, I know. Clearly, the designers at Forever 21 had a stroke of genius with this one. So many potential looks, so little time. But I can see myself pairing this piece with a crop top layered under a moto jacket with some leather booties, and, to throw things off a bit, a bright eye and a nude lip. (forever21.com)

5. I’m so here for this Over the Line Striped Romper, hook, line and sinker. The trifecta of beige, black and white make this striped beauty all the more stylish. And the plunging neckline steps up the sass. A hidden perk is the exposed back, perfect for ripping and running on a summer’s day (or night). (nastygal.com)

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Fancy Things Friday 

June 3, 2016

This Fancy Things Friday contains a fresh batch of swoon-inducing goods and wares. Check them out here:

1. I spy with my little eye something dope as all get-out. That’d be this super-cool D’izak Eyes Large Canvas Pouch, a masterful illustrated piece by artist Izak Zenou. In love with his style as much as I am? You’re in luck because there are plenty other items with Zenou’s stamp here. (shop.people.com)

2. It’s Friday, folks! That means it’s the start of the weekend, so you better carpe the heck outta this diem. You can also commemorate this state of mind any day of the week with this dainty Carpe Diem Bar Bracelet from My Kitsch. Live life to the fullest while rocking this piece in 14k gold and/or sterling silver plated brass. (mykitsch.com)

3. In the words of the late, great Michael Jackson, “It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white.” Thankfully you can have the best of both worlds with this Color Block Cut-Out Midi Sheath Dress from Express. I’m especially here for the front cutouts and a front-slitted reverse hi-lo hem. Mmm hmm! (express.com)

4. You should be on a boat, sipping a tropical bevy while wearing this quaint Mango Ruffled Jumpsuit. I’ll have it no other way. I can’t get enough of the nautical stripes, the ruffled bodice and the V-neck drawstring. Anchors aweigh, y’all! (mango.com)

5. This darling Eyelet and Mesh Shirtdress has got me craving some fun in the sun. The slight cinch waist shows off your girlish figure and the eyelets are eye-catching. All in all a must-have spring-to-summertime dress! (gap.com)

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