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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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ashley ♥ adores

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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ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday

July 17, 2015

1. This dainty Diamond Necklace was one of many superbly made goods and wares during last weekend’s Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles (In fact, all the items on today’s list are from vendors who attended the event.). I envision this charming accessory resting gently atop a V-neck tee. For some reason, it’s giving me a beachy keen vibe, and I’m all for it. (haroldstudio.com)

2. And speaking of beach vibes, take a look-see at this cool-as-a-cucumber Wave Stripe Beach Bag. It’s perfect for loading up all your beach essentials for fun in the sun, or even for those who are California dreaming. (mcartershop.com)

3. This January Dress from Apricity has so many things a girl could ever hope for: bows, hidden pockets, pleats and a touch of whimsy. Oh, and the best part for me is that this dress can be worn two ways: bow in the front or bow in the back. It’s all about the details for me. (shopapricity.com)

4. Soiyl’s Huarache Slides in Mahogany would look darling with a patterned sundress, or anything, really. You can look at them and just tell that someone put such care into making them by hand. I love a piece with character. (soiyl.myshopify.com)

5. I’m a fan of options, and this sweet Mazy in Peach V Dress presents multiple. Criss cross the straps or wear them normally. Dress it up or down. Have a field day with this southwestern-patterned dress by Field Day! I know I certainly would. (fielddaywearables.com)

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ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday

November 21, 2014

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1. Now that it’s colder, I wouldn’t mind wearing a fancy hat to warm this noggin of mine. Luckily, there’s Una Hats, which has an abundance of vintage-inspired handmade brims in an array of fabrics and hues. There were too many to choose from, but for now, this True Grit – Oatmeal Felt Western Chic Hat is my favorite. It’s so regal and old-timey. For some reason, the name Eleanor comes to mind. (etsy.com)

2. These Steve Madden Jannyce Black Suede Leather Ankle Boots were made for walking. And that’s just what they’ll do. That’s right, walking to a night out on the town, or an intimate dinner with the one you love. (lulus.com)

3. Move over, standard peacoat. This ultra sleek and stylish Frock Coat is where it’s at. The black faux leather trim on the lapels, shoulders and pockets are just exquisite. (madeleine.co.uk)

4. Hello there, HelloMolly! I don’t know if I’m late to the party but the online shop has plenty of darling items. For example, these multi-colored Puzzle Piece Pants that are just too cool for school. (hellomollyfashion.com)

5. I rep Team Natural all day every day and fully support this Nappy Dictionary T-shirt, because some people just don’t know. (globalcouture.net)

Ashley Adores’ Favorite Things: Market Colors Polished Medallion Clutch

November 11, 2014

I see your true colors shining through, Market Colors, and that’s why I love what you’re doing. I recently got acquainted with the online store and nonprofit, and am glad to have done so. Market Colors makes a “handmade impact” by collaborating with craftsmen across Africa and selling their amazing products to people around the world.

This is what founder Lizzie Randazzo had to say about how Market Colors came to be: “God called me to this type of ministry over several visits to Africa. I spent days with widows anxious over whether they could give their kids food that day because they hadn’t sold many of their handmade products at the market. I don’t say that to pull at your heartstrings, but because it’s the truth. Together, we can change that — not for everyone in Africa, but for many.”

There were many items that struck my fancy while perusing the website, but none quite like the Polished Medallion Clutch, from Market Colors‘ Winter 2014 Collection.

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See more from this vibrant collection after the jump!
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And the Winner Is …

February 20, 2014

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Congrats to Mimi! She is the winner of the Two-Year Blogiversary giveaway for the one-of-a-kind Blessings Jar! And thanks to all who entered. ❤

Thrifted Thursday: Western Jacket from eBay

July 11, 2013

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I stumbled upon this little gem on eBay and couldn’t resist. It’s a little eccentric, I know, but it was the horses and floral print on this Western-style hooded jacket ($15) that won me over.

Grand total: $15