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Fancy Things Friday

December 4, 2015

1. Tuck all your essentials into this simple, sleek Kelsi Dagger Leather Envelope Clutch. If Kelsi were a human, she’d be all business at work and then the type to sip whiskey while dancing and laughing with friends until last call. (lastcall.com)

2. These boots were made for stunting, and that’s just what they’ll do. It doesn’t get any better than these Circus by Sam Edelman Black and White Leather Ankle Boots. The perfect cut, these edgy kicks combine tones and textures (I’m swooning over the black-and-white dots pattern) to make one heck of an anchor for an outfit. Get these while they’re hot, because with all this goodness wrapped into one pair of shoes, they won’t last. (lulus.com)

3. Don’t sleep on the elbow patches! Am I the only one who enjoys dressing like a middle-aged college professor from time to time? Show that you’re intelligent, quirky and fly with this tan Elbow-Patch Cotton Blazer. I’d definitely pair this jacket with some riding boots and a plaid or printed scarf. Or a slim turtleneck if I’m feeling extra proper. (mango.com)

4. That melanin tho! If you got it, flaunt it, right? Shout out to Legendary Rootz for giving us brown-skinned girls something that speaks to why we’re so awesome. Not only is this Melanin Defined Tee an informational tool, it’s a stylish conversation starter. (legendaryrootz.com)

5. The weather outside is frightful. OK, it’s not as bad as the East Coast, but it’s been a little nippy in Cali. And I just want to wrap myself up in this BP. Geometric Blanket Scarf. You know I’m all for warmth and functionality. (nordstrom.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

November 20, 2015

1. If you’re looking to stand out, take a look at these vibrant Tonka Drops Earrings. So many elements at work here: organic wood accents, crystal jewels, marble and a burst of sunshine with the reddish-orange dangling drops. And guess what. They all complement each other flawlessly! (baublebar.com)

2. Simplicity shines through with this subtle, elegant Glass Crystal Collar. Use this no-frills piece to anchor an already-fabulous ensemble or to draw attention to your gorgeous collar bones. (modandsoul.com)

3. First place, in your face! Or is it “first the worst; second the best”? Either way, you’ll stay winning with this stunning Tied for First Place Faux Suede Dress from Go Jane. The deep U neckline is sure to turn heads, while the tied bow sweetens the deal. All in all a great LBD! (gojane.com)

4. When you want to look like a domestic goddess as you’re carving into your delicious turkey this Thanksgiving, keep A Passing Prance Dress in mind. You can’t tell from this view, but the pattern features an autumn menagerie of leaping deer, curious foxes and ostentatious owls. It’s charming and super flattering. (www.modcloth.com)

5. Baby, it’s getting colder outside, and you can’t neglect those toes. Thankfully, Kate Spade New York’s Salena Fox Slippers offer warmth, style and pizzazz. The sequin accents and faux-fur lining and trim combine to make these playful, cozy numbers a hit. (shopbop.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

November 13, 2015

1. Nate Dogg: Nobody does it better than Nate Dogg! Since he’s passed there’s been a major void left in music. Pay homage to the big homie who brought us hits like “Regulate,” “Never Leave Me Alone” and “I Got Love” by rocking this Nate Dogg Pin by Nowen. “Na, na, na, na, na, na!” (nowen.bigcartel.com)

2. Fall all the way into The Gap’s Mini Crossbody Bag. A little tassel never hurt no one! I’m feeling this Modern Red color, but this hot little number comes in five other shades. (gap.com)

3. Meet me in the dojo or out on the streets rocking this Harmon Jacket from Golden by TNA. Whether you’re in the mood to bring out your inner Karate Kid or want to show your fiercer side, this edgy kimono-style coat should do the trick. And the belt pulls it all together. (aritzia.com)

4. I see you bringing so much sass to fall fashion, Topshop! This Premium Fit and Flare Sweater Dress is not your mother’s sweater dress. The pattern! The silhouette! I live! Yet another top contender for a dazzling New Year’s Eve look. (topshop.com)

5. Nothing like the perfect pair of skinnies to accentuate all your curves and make you feel like a woman. These Skinny Jeans from Zara fit snugly into that territory and takes things a step further with the zipper pocket accents. I’m here for the pairing with the mustard yellow coat, too! (zara.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

November 6, 2015

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1. Party over here! Thanks to this Lee Coren Confetti Envelope Clutch, you can bring the party with you wherever you go. This Lord & Taylor clutch has rife with all kinds of razzle-dazzle goodness, but not in an over-the-top way. (shoptagr.com)

2. These Cluster Marquis Pearl Studs are for the woman who makes elegance a priority. Make a bold, luxurious statement with these gems framing your beautiful face. Werk, queen! (fallonjewelry.com)

3. With its sequin top and velvet (“What is this? Velvet?!”) skirt, you’re in for a memorable night while rocking this Lotty Babydoll Dress in Tinsel Lace by Motel. If you’re in the mood to live dangerously, throw on a bright heel to take the look to even greater heights. In this case, I’d go with cobalt blue. I’m spying a potential New Year’s Eve ensemble. (motelrocks.com)

4. These pointed toe smoking shoes are smoking hot. Kudos to Sole Society for making glitter sophisticated with these sparkly, fun Cammila numbers. Has me thinking, “Please watch your step, ’cause I’m feelin’ myself.” #hitthequan (solesociety.com)

5. Tobi has done it yet again with its lovely Within Due Time Hoodie Top. The tulip hemline and slight cowl neckline are elements that make this sweater a pleasant step apart from the norm. There’s thumbholes, too! (tobi.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

October 30, 2015

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1. If you love smart social commentary, pop culture recaps so on point they’ll have you screaming “YAASSS!” all by yourself, and copious amounts of laughter (who doesn’t?), I’ve got the podcast for you! It’s called The Get., and it was created by my pal Ivy and her good friend Rhiana (Ovary Gang, represent!). I just love how transparent these women are and how inviting the podcast is. The Get just, well, gets me — my delight in shedding light on the most epic shadings of our day and the varying levels of foolishness in need of a good rebuking and all. It’s like these gals are right there with me in my living room. So basically get in on The Get! You won’t be disappointed. New episodes drop biweekly on Wednesdays. (www.wearetheget.com)

2. A tip of the hat to the good people over at J. Crew for bringing this luxurious Wide-Brimmed Felt Hat With Leather Band to the masses. With some over-the knee boots, a bold lip and this hat, you couldn’t tell me nothing! (jcrew.com)

3. Doesn’t this super cozy Maronie Shawl Cardigan look how a warm hug feels? Ah, drink it in. This sweater is rife for opportunities for layering. Make a piece like this one of your staples this season. (hautelook.com)

4. You know by now that I go ga-ga for d’orsay flats. Mix in a variety of patterns and textures and I’ll swoon. These dazzling Elsemma flats had that effect on me. These fun shoes can elevate a plain look to plain dope, and I need them in my life. That is all. (justfab.com)

5. Hey now! Whether you wear these Crepe Cigarette Trousers in Red around the office or out on the town, you’ll be making a bold statement. Pow! (www.missguidedus.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

October 23, 2015

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1. Snap! Crackle! Pop! And all the other forms of onomatopoeia because these Jadyn Sneakers in Black/White Crackle deserve all the sound effects. All of them. These kicks, courtesy of Circus by Sam Edelman, are all kinds of big-top fun. (circusbysamedelman.com)

2. That cool, refreshing drink! (Try it with your friends!) Shout out to P&C Poolside for thinking up the most exciting and ultra-specific pins to spice up my life. The latest on my radar is this Boba Tea Enamel Lapel Pin. I just wanna drink in all the awesomeness that is the delicious Tapioca ball-laced beverage. (www.pandcpoolside.bigcartel.com)

3. This New Look Denim Longline Tee is, in a word, perfect. The longer hem in the back is an added element of surprise, and the cuffed sleeves up the charm factor. Chambray all day! (asos.com)

4. What better way to ring in cardigan weather than with this Women’s Lapel Cardigan with Prints from Open Sky. I can see myself adding some pizzazz to my business casual ensemble or stepping out on the town with this fun piece. A great item for layering! (opensky.com)

5. This Classic Cable Knit Sweater makes the concept of a winter wonderland bearable–and rather stylish. The intricate cable-knit pattern will have people guessing if it came from Bloomingdales, but this can be our little secret. Once again, Forever 21 offers a sophisticated take on a staple piece (and for fewer pennies!). (forever21.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

October 16, 2015

1. Nothing says party like pizza, so bring the shindig with you wherever you go by rocking these
Pizza Slut Earrings. I know that name for these fun ear-lobe adornments is kinda edgy, but what did you expect from the saucy gals over at Miss Wax Jewelry? (miss-wax.myshopify.com)

2. Speaking of feisty femmes, Dimepiece Los Angeles always packs a punch with its accessories. Look no further than this Hustle Clutch, which reads, “The Dream Is Free The Hustle Is Sold Separately.” Y’all ain’t never lied. Speak on it. (dimepiecela.com)

3. I haven’t perused the offerings from Banana Republic in a hot one, but I was pleasantly smitten with these Colorblock Drapey Pants in Neon Cobalt. It’s giving me a jogger meets Park Avenue vibe. I’m a fan of the bright hue set apart by the black trim. Even better than the color scheme is the price tag. Get these vibrant pants while they’re on sale. Yes, run, don’t walk! (bananarepublic.com)

4. Hold it down for the Bay reppin’ Oakland! I’ve got mad love for the Bay Area, and not just because that’s where my bestie lives. And being that I’m a sucker for a good double entendre, I couldn’t help but admire this Bae Area Sweatshirt by Private Party. I’ll be seeing you real soon, my city by the bae! (revolveclothing.com)

5. U2 was on to something when they wrote, “Oh oh oh, the sweetest thing.” I’m sure Bono was singing to his lover in that iconic tune, but I can break into song when I see this Sweetest Bow Faux Leather Skirt in Dark Green. Slay! (chicwish.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

October 9, 2015

1. Stunt like Coco Chanel in these regal Coco Stud Earrings. This big blue stones surrounded by Pave Stones are all about style and grace, and are the perfect accessory to illuminate your face. Razzle dazzle! (hellosupply.com)

2. Sssssick kicksss, bra! These Black Snakeskin Sneakers offer some serious swag. Strike like a cobra in these textured must-haves. (loveculture.com)

3. Pretty in pinafore! Guess what, ladies. Our favorite style of yesteryear is back with a vengeance. And this pretty little thing is setting things off proper like. Could this Black Ditsy Floral Pinafore Dress get any cuter with those dainty, tiny little flowers? (pixiemarket.com)

4. A jacket after my own heart, I see. You know I love my bits of flair–pins, buttons, patches, etc. It’s my favorite way to spice up a jacket. Make it vintage denim and it’s a done deal, my friends. This Patch Denim Jacket cuts the collection time immensely by lacing you up with some pretty sweet extras. Talk about a conversation starter. (shopkoshka.com)

5. I’m all wrapped up in the possibilities the come with this cozy C. Luce Make It Personal Poncho. Layers on layers on layers, y’all! (shopsavoirfaire.com)

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Outfit of the Day: Denim Trust Fall

October 6, 2015

Sunday was slated as a day of fun and frivolity, as it was my job’s big annual block party. But when the rainclouds began to roll in, I had to rethink my look. This casual, colorful Outfit of the Day did the trick.

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Fancy Things Friday

September 18, 2015

1. I am absolutely head-over-heels in love with these Jeffrey Campbell In Love Leather D’Orsay Flats. Why, you ask? The two-toned dynamic duo of tan and black. You can never go wrong. Obvi. (urbanoutfitters.com)

2. Artitzia advises that this Sunday Best Dashner Dress be saved for when you’re feeling particularly coquettish, and I concur! The flowy cap sleeves and fit-and-flare silhouette are particularly flirty. Hey, boys! (aritzia.com)

3. It rained a good amount (well, at least for Southern California in the tail end of summer) earlier this week, and for the first time in a long time, I didn’t know what to wear. Not a good predicament to be in at 5 a.m., scrambling to get dressed and out the door for work. But I digress. I’m slowly coming to terms with the fact that fall, and chillier weather, is upon us. However, this swanky Mono Check Duster Jacket actually has me looking forward to autumn and winter. Plus, the vintage feel is an added bonus. I spy small pockets of houndstooth! (missselfridge.com)

4. Look like a walking masterpiece in this stunningly abstract Brush It Off Painted A-Line Midi Skirt. It paints a lovely picture of a avant-garde statement piece that commands attention. (gojane.com)

5. Way to play the wild card with these fun Leopard-Print Slacks, H&M! The possibilities are endless with these pants: day or night, work or play, heels or flats, neutrals or a pop of red — you catch my drift. (hm.com)

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