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Fancy Things Friday

March 25, 2016

Spring has sprung, y’all! To commemorate the occasion, I present an all-new batch of vernal equinox-inspired goods and wares in this week’s Fancy Things Friday:

1. This vibrant Flap Cross-Body Bag is like sunshine in a bag. The stitch detail adds extra flair, and don’t forget there’s levels to this. The strap is adjustable to whichever length suits you. (mango.com)

2. Hey, Heidi! These stunning Heidi Gem Drop Statement Earrings are elegant and stately. They’ll have you looking and feeling like a million bucks, without breaking the bank. (boohoo.com)

3. Sweet, charming and quaint is how you’ll look rocking this dainty Bib Shift Dress in Retro Lace Ivory by Motel. This dress could work well for Easter Sunday, with some flats or a low heel, of course. Or channel your inner flower child by pairing this with a floral cardigan or headband. (motelrocks.com)

4. Vroom, vroooom! Buckle up for a wild ride with this Isn’t It Grand Prix? Dress. The automobile print makes quite the statement. For some reason, this dress is giving me serious Kentucky Derby vibes, but I also envision this for (you guessed it!) Easter or brunch. Or Easter brunch! Either way, you’ll be a beacon of style and grace. (modcloth.com)

5. Sunshine on my shoulders and this Harlyn Lemon Bustier Romper make me happy! This playsuit is ideal for a romp at the beach or an easy bike ride through the city. (shopkoshka.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

March 18, 2016

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

1. This Mina Envelope Satin Clutch Bag has me all wrapped up. Need it in my life! I love a piece that can be worn multiple ways. Shhh! You can’t tell from this angle, but there’s a shoulder strap tucked inside. Use it at your leisure, ladies. (accessorize.com)

2. Step into spring, when the weather’s warming up and signs of new life are emerging, with these super-cute Dolce Vita Payce Sandals. Seen here in Mint, these sleek slides also come in Honey. They’re also the perfect candidates for dressing up or down. I, for one, can see myself strolling in these to Saturday morning brunch. (urbanoutfitters.com)

3. Fun in the sun must be on the horizon, because I just caught a glimpse of this Island Fantasy Floral Romper, which has a definite retro feel to it, like circa 1978. It also reminds me of “Gilligan’s Island,” for some reason. There’s lots to love about this charming piece. The pattern is giving me tropical island feels (need a piña colada STAT!), and the neckline provides options: off the shoulder, scoop neck, one shoulder, et cetera. (gojane.com)

4. Just like the newness of spring, these Vice High Waisted Zipped Super Stretch Skinny Jeans in White provide a clean slate with which to build a stunning outfit. Take cues from the model here, and wear these jeans with a black jacket and open-toed heel, or forge your own path by going a completely different route. A colorful top or heel would be a nice choice. Also, let’s not forget what drew me to these hot-pants to begin with. The gold zippers give me life, as does just about any gold accent! (missguidedus.com)

5. Madewell’s Industry Button-Back Top won’t steer you wrong. This darling top is the quintessential office-to-after thing go-to. Picture this: buttoned all the way down during the day, and undone, as in the picture, come nightfall. It also comes in Bright Berry (red) and True Black, and you’re in luck because it just went on sale! (madewell.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

March 11, 2016

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

1. This stunning Sphynx Bib Clear Necklace takes all the work out of layering multiple pieces and creates a solid statement necklace. Let this gorgeous piece do all the talking by pairing it with a plain white T, some jeans and flats. (baublebar.com)

2. Timeless and elegant, this BLAYSA Black Leather Strap Watch works well as a staple timepiece fit for everyday wear. Don’t sleep on the two sub dials, which add an element of swag and surprise. Time’s of the essence: Snag one of these before they’re gone. (tedbaker.com)

3. This Ivory Mesh Inset Jacquard Sheath Dress gives just the right amount of sass and class. The mesh cutouts are the crescendo to the muted ivory color. And bonus points: The mesh insets are mirrored on the back side of the dress so you’ll look as fly coming as you’ll look going. Hey, there! Super bonus points: It’s on sale right now for 40 percent off! (express.com)

4. Welcome to my world, Vestique. I just discovered this online boutique and I found a bunch of gems. At the top of my wish list is this extra fun, flirty Fringe Worthy Clutch. This envelope clutch features a removable gold chain strap that offers versatility. Fringe is definitely coming back with a vengeance and I fully support its return with daringly darling pieces like this! (vestique.com)

5. Australia-based Mura Boutique brings out the big guns with this khaki Emory Dress. The criss-cross draping of the fabric provides depth and the lower cutout bust detail exudes confidence. Oh, and as if you didn’t know, strappy heels are a must with this bodycon beauty. (muraboutique.com.au)

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Fancy Things Friday

March 4, 2016

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

1. What better way to let them know that you are a gift than to rock this baller Quela Gold Ring, with the most darling bow detail. This dazzling piece is the perfect accessory for a cocktail party dress. (ruegembon.com)

2. Picasso, baby! How rad is this Paint Palette Clutch from the rommydebommy Etsy shop? It’s a full-on party that’s a prime piece for self-expression. Wear this clutch with a sleek, subtle black dress or run wild with patterns. Either way, you’ll be great. (etsy.com)

3. Sometimes you just gotta stunt on folks. This ultra lavish, elegant Lavish Alice Split Back Cape Dress is just the ’fit to give it to them. This smart dress is structured yet whimsical, and I’m here for all of it. (asos.com)

4. Hot ticket alert! These Michael Kors Casual Pants are deeply discounted over at Yoox. Get them while they’re hot. There’s lots to love about these pantaloons, but I’m partial to the stripes, which elongate. Crucial for vertically challenged ladies like me. They just scream for a pop of color. Anything would work, really. Play around. Try something new. (yoox.com)

5. Be still my heart! I’m having genuine feels for this Genuine People Red Fit + Flare Velvet Mini Dress. Glad to see that crushed velvet is making a comeback! “What is this? Velvet?” You already know! (genuine-people.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

February 26, 2016

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

1. These All Black Fishscale Flats are really all white, but that’s quite all right. Now I’m totally in the know that fishscale texture is a thing (where do they come up with this stuff?!), and I’m here for all of it. There’s a distinct retro vibe to these flats that’s got me craving batwing sweaters and acid wash denim. (anthropologie.com)

2. What happens when you fuse grit with glamour? You get these daring Logan Gold Stud Earrings in Platinum Drusy. Simple yet so complex, these earrings will elevate any look. (kendrascott.com)

3. Textures and patterns and warmth. Oh my! Could this Knit Sweater in Pink Melange be any more perfect? The sleeves are long and puffy, almost reminiscent of a Victorian-era blouse, and the knit pattern just screams “fun times.” Pretty in pink, for realsies! (hm.com)

4. Carefree and flowy, this lovely Petites Ivory Spot Wrap Dress is a reminder that spring is on the horizon. I’d pair this piece with some espadrilles, a floppy hat or a wool fedora (you know — play with fabrics), an oversized clutch and a delicate charm necklace. Wear this one to a park picnic with the boo wop or an upscale brunch with the gals. The world is your oyster! (missselfridge.com)

5. Show off those gams and make the boys blush with this Thigh Hi And Hello Curved Hem Dress in Blush. This GoJane creation is a game-changer. I’ve never seen a bodycon-esque dress with a curved hem. It hugs all the right curves and helps put your best leg forward, if you catch my drift 😉 (gojane.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

February 19, 2016

Get into this monochromatic batch of goods and wares in this week’s edition of Fancy Things Friday:

1. Ladies, we’re in the clear! These Akira Clear Ankle Strap Pump add a nice element of surprise to your typical, utilitarian black heel. Pair these pumps with your best freakum dress and get ready for a memorable night on the town. (tobi.com)

2. The Dream Noir Earrings from Miss Wax are a pop of pizzazz that I need in my life! Black, white and gold are my favorite color palette, b.t. dubs. (misswax.com)

3. Olive never looked so sweet! These Contemporary High-Waist Pants in olive make for a perfect “office by day, turn up by night” ensemble. Plus, the drawstring waist has a way of making one look pulled together. (forever21.com)

4. The Boutique Leah Polka Dot Tulle Midi Dress is a dream come true! A dress so me, I’m wondering if the designer was stalking my daydreams. Where do I begin? The polka dots I live for. The tulle provides great fun and movement. I can picture myself twirling on the dance floor in it. Woo hoo, Boohoo! You’ve done it again! (boohoo.com)

5. I love me a jumpsuit, this I’m sure you know about me by now. This Swank Us Later Tux Jumpsuit is no exception. It’s sleek and sophisticated. The double-breasted collar says “all business,” but the plunging neckline says, “Don’t forget about pleasure.” Ooooh, and those front vanity pocket flaps are a nice touch! (nastygal.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

February 12, 2016

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

1. Kate! You never cease to amaze me. Shouts out to Kate Spade for singlehandedly being responsible for keeping ladies’ wrists dainty and fun throughout the years. This ‘Tiny Metro – Bow’ Leather Strap Watch in Black/Mother of Pearl is so precious, I literally. CAN. NOT. Too much sweetness to take, and if you prefer a different flavor, don’t fret because this beauty also comes in Vachetta (Pink) and Red. (nordstrom.com)

2. Greetings and salutations to Rachel Stewart, who I just discovered. You have to check out her designs! I’m crazy in love with this Two-Sided Triangle Clutch from her Rachel Stewart Jewelry imprint. Just when you thought this party-in-a-bag couldn’t get any more lit, it goes ahead and flips the switch to reveal a leopard print. That’s right! This clutch is double-sided. Double the excitement. Double the versatility! Double the props from admiring gal pals. (rachelstewartjewelry.com)

3. I thank my lucky stars for this Best Years Surplus Jacket—Lucky from Gypsy Warrior. This one’s for the girl who’s all about keeping it real, unabashedly dishing out swag and providing a smidge of spontaneity. Fingers crossed! This one’s a keeper! (gypsywarrior.com)

4. A little on the softer side, this Oh My Love Bette Davis Applique Flower Romper is darling and cute as a button. London-based label Oh My Love should be commended for its great attention to detail here, as this little number features a semi-sheer textured short-sleeve top with a banded crew-neck and short-sleeves. (urbanoutfitters.com)

5. Thanks to Topshop, I have an official “easy like Sunday morning” staple jacket. This Knit Boyfriend Jacket is for those days when you’re in need of warmth and comfort. I need it in my life. (topshop.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

February 5, 2016

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

1. Shine bright like a diamond in these dazzling Diamond Brunch Sunglass from Free People. Unlike the name of the company that produced these gems, Crap Eyewear, these stunna shades are a quality find! (freepeople.com)

2. Now this is what I call puttin’ on the glitz, folks! These Pointy Gold Strap Flats are just the right blend of pizzazz and elegance. These chic suede numbers will take a look from Plain Jane to Off the Chain real quick. Rock these flats with a cigarette pant or a midi skirt to give them their due shine. (pixiemarket.com)

3. Get all warm and cozy in this ultra-snuggly oversized Layne Sweater from UNIF. The red stripes pop amid the grey and black plaid pattern like a crimson-colored kiss. Muuaaaah! (unifclothing.com)

4. Step aside, Charlie Brown. There’s a new black-and-yellowed sheriff in town and it goes by the name of ‘Zig Zag’ Sweater by Something Else by Natalie Wood. Here, the designer’s intentionally playful and carefree style make for the perfect sweater for a daytime gallivant. (shopkoshka.com)

5. Kudos to Modern Citizen for giving pinstripes a modern, sleek new lease on life with this darling Channing Striped Tie Blouse. If you wanted to be extra matchy-matchy, look no further than this darling Paola Striped Swing Skirt. Also, the wraparound tie adds an unexpected bit of flair to this charming striped crop top. (modern-citizen.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

January 28, 2016

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

1. Front Row Shop was all, “I am woman; hear me roar,” when it concocted this Pink Asymmetric Zip PU Jacket. Edgy and fierce with a feminine touch, because, hello. Pink. It’s the details that do it for me here: the notched lapels and the ribbon zipper pulls. Plus, the asymmetric look is on fleek — just like your auntie’s haircut circa ’89. (frontrowshop.com)

2. These Mountain Post – Peaks Sterling Silver Stud Earrings from TheAngryWeather are giving me serious winter feels, as they’re reminiscent of snow-capped mountains. Chilly willy! The silver lining here is that these silver showstoppers are handmade with love. (etsy.com)

3. They say El Niño is gonna show up and show out this winter. While we wait for the little-big fella to arrive, check out these Riff Raff Rain Boots from Nasty Gal. It’s literally where the rubber meets the road. Wear these fun guys out when the weather outside is frightful. But, hey, splashing in puddles with these would be so delightful! No doubt, they’ll keep you high and dry. (nastygal.com)

4. Remember when dark-skinned Aunt Viv danced for her life that one time in dance class, showing those haters how it’s done? (Still one my favorite moments from Ms. Petty LaBelle herself, Janet Hubert, although her recent readings have made me reconsider which reigns supreme.) Well, you can bring that look to life with this curve-hugging ribbed Little Miss Popular Jumpsuit in Rose. Just be sure to nail it with a statement necklace and a strappy heel, and snap in the face of any shade that comes your way. ‘Cause you cute and you know it. Yaaass, Queeen, yaaaasss! (fashionnova.com)

5. Math was never my strong suit, but this Black Geometric Print Bomber Jacket could make me fall in love with geometry. The black-and-white pattern is eye-popping and the faux leather shoulder patches help bring this stunning jacket home. Doesn’t it just exude power? (riverisland.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

January 22, 2016

We’re knocking on February, and you know what that means: Valentine’s Day! Hate it or love it, this “holiday” got me inspired this week. Get into this batch of must-have V-Day-esque goods and wares in this week’s Fancy Things Friday:

1. How romantical! “I love you more than all the stars.” (*swoon) What kind of lady doesn’t like having sweet nothings like that spoken to her? This All the Stars Bracelet by Cooperative De Creation is a reminder of just how beloved you are. A delicate handcrafted piece, you can also feel really special wearing this bracelet knowing that it was made in a small batch with raw materials from Paris and Bali. (zady.com)

2. Or maybe you’re that type who likes love the hard way. You know — with a little edge. This leather Heart Fringe Pouch by Rebecca Minkoff is just that. The little gem also comes in a more subdued, pinkish Guava hue. Gals, go ahead and get your preorders in because it looks like this one will sell out! Go ahead and treat.yo.self to some fine leather goods. (rebeccaminkoff.com)

3. This Scarla Peplum Sweater serves up double the sass, as it can be worn with a subtle scoop neck as pictured or with the deep V-neck on the opposite side. Sometimes options are a girl’s best friend! (guess.com)

4. If you want to get real literal about Valentine’s Day, step out in this fierce Trench Warmer Belted Coat from Nasty Gal. It’s red, it’s bold and it’s smoking hot! Wear it open or with the belt. The world’s your oyster. (nastygal.com)

5. Bring some swag and sophistication to your notion of a suit with this Vanessa Suit Set by Jessica Rich. It’s giving me a touch of Janelle Monáe with the black-and-white color scheme. I’m here for all of it: the lapels, the stripes along the side, the buttons and the tulip bottom. (jessicarichcollection.com)

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