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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 

May 6, 2016

This Fancy Things Friday is all about black-and-white statement pieces with a pop of color:

1. When Madewell’s Tassle Time Earrings come out to play, you know it’s party time. The little bursts of fringe are nothing more than a fun adornment for your ears, but I’m here for all of its whimsy. Be sure to pull your hair up to ensure that these earrings get their due shine. (shopbop.com)

2. Stop the presses! As a matter of fact, these ASOS Publisher High Heels are bright and edgy enough to stop traffic. I can’t put my finger on it, but these open-toed heels put me in a New York state of mind. I picture Carrie Bradshaw strutting down Park Avenue in these faux suede gems hailing a cab. (asos.com)

3. Talk about deep cuts! This Inesa Polka Dot Sheer Black Chiffon and Devore Maxi Dress boasts an unabashed plunging neckline and enough razzle-dazzle to make a best-dressed list for the Met Gala, if properly accessorized. Who knew polka dots could get so sassy? (houseofcb.com)

4. You can’t tell me this Crepe Skirt Overlay Aztec Romper in White isn’t festival-worthy. It’s giving me bohemian chic in a way that makes me want to twirl (that’s where the skirt overlay comes in nicely) and sway barefoot on an open field. Who’s on board? (missguidedus.com)

5. Being bad never looked so good. Ladies, take note. This Lara High Neck Crop Top in Stripe Lace Black by Motel is the epitome of badass with a touch of class. Bonus points because I’ve never met a scalloped hemline that I didn’t like. (motelrocks.com)

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Fancy Things Friday 

April 29, 2016

This Fancy Things Friday features some swoon-worthy, fashionable finds:

1. Who says black and white means straight and narrow? This Head Wrap in Dreamweaver is a dazzling example of black and white done right with some oomph. So glad I discovered Zuvaa, too. It’s a one-stop shop for some of the most darling African-inspired pieces you’ve ever laid eyes on. I’m talking dresses, two-piece sets, midi skirts, jumpsuits, jackets, et. al — all in THE most gorgeous ankara patterns known to mankind. You’re welcome! (zuvaa.com)

2. Now that’s what I call a bag! This Leather Bucket Bag looks like it literally can fit your entire life inside — and look sleek and stylish at the same time. Pack it up, pack it in! (frenchconnection.com)

3. Channel your inner Coachella-loving freebird queen with these smokin’ hot Alena Fringe Shorts. Pair these bad boys — er, Nasty Gals — with a bedazzled or patterned ankle boot and you’re all set to slay! Snap, snap! (nastygal.com)

4. There’s lots to love about this edgy Slam Dunk Hooded Minidress from Go Jane. The cutouts are everything here, and this dress would look perfect day or night. I can see it as a swimsuit cover up for a beachside bonfire or even a date-night “bring out the big guns” kind of ensemble. Either way, it’s a slam dunk. Kobe! (gojane.com)

5. I can’t get enough of the sweetness and playfulness that Madewell serves up with this ace&jig Savannah Tank Top in Rosette Print. Peplum can do no wrong, in my book. I just love how it provides structure, makes your waist look tiny and has plenty of movement. Oh, and in case you were wondering who ace&jig are, they’re two textile-obsessed Brooklynites who started the label in 2009. And this isn’t just any old cotton top — the stock comes from softly textured, custom-dyed, hand-loomed fabric from India. Fancy! (madewell.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

January 8, 2016

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Get into another batch of must-have goods and wares in this week’s Fancy Things Friday:

1. RVCA has the right idea. Don’t talk about it, be about it! Look like the go-getter or girl-on-the-go that you are in this Be About It Blue Chambray Jumpsuit. Make this look your own by layering necklaces and wearing a bold heel. (lulus.com)

2. Simplicity. Major key, as my life coach, DJ Khaled, would say. This Etched Bar Necklace has it. Take the minimalist feel a step further and wear it solo. (madewell.com)

3. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think that this Ivory Floral Cut Out Sweater was a one-of-a-kind thrift store find, and I’d rejoice at the steal of an item I just found. Well, either way, I’m delighted that I found such a unique piece. I love the juxtaposition of the dainty, feminine floral appliqués against the bold ribbing found on the collar, waist and wrists. (pixiemarket.com)

4. Show off those gams with these sassy Vixen Double Strap Platform Heels. Wear it with a flouncy skater dress and brace yourself for all the double takes you’re bound to get. (tobi.com)

5. Leave it to this luxurious Zazula Biker Suedette Jacket in Teal to breathe life into any outfit missing a certain something. This piece is so versatile it’s almost unreal. Day to night. Casual and dressy. Sweet yet edgy. Fire but chill. Need it now! (missguidedus.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

July 31, 2015

1. Feeling elite and eclectic? These TOMS Yvette Sunglasses should fit the bill. Exclusive to Bloomingdale’s, these vintage-inspired sunnies seek nothing but to make you look good while enjoying great iconically summertime moments. Plus, this black-and-white tortoise pattern is the bee’s knees. (bloomingdales.com)

2. Now that’s my kind of party dress! Way to kick things up several notches with this bold Black Lace Wavy Point Splice Dress, Chicnova. Bonus points for the keyhole back, which adds a welcomed surprise. (chicnova.com)

3. Pree Brulée just found its way onto my radar, and I’m so glad I discovered this darling shop. It doesn’t get any cuter than this bright, airy Parisian Hot Air Balloons Blouse. This top is perfect for that spontaneous weekender you’ve (and by “you’ve,” I mean “I’ve”) been itching to take. (preebrulee.com)

4. What better way to show your love for summertime and/or frozen treats than this super sweet re:named Popsicle Curve Crop Top. And while you’re at it, you might as well play outside till the streetlights come on in this fun top, you big kid, you. (shopbop.com)

5. #Love! This Tompkins Tank Jumpsuit in Hashtag Stripe is playful and stylish. I fully endorse the soft and drapey feel with this unique geometric print inspired by Japanese pen-and-ink drawings. Domo arigato, Madewell, for introducing me to this laidback look. (madewell.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

July 3, 2015

1. Block out those rays this fine sunshine day with these Leopard Print Round Sunglasses. You’re gonna want these fun guys at the ready while stepping out this summer. (forever21.com)

2. I’m fascinated by how something so simple can be so elegant. I’m referring to these subdued Schutz Pearled Darussa Flats, which look like they’re made for royalty. It all makes sense when you consider Schutz’s mantra, “living for pleasure.” (anthropologie.com)

3. Turn the arguably worst day of the week into a party with this dashing Cheap Monday Tee Dress. No frills here. Just a wide-rib mock neck and straight, loose fit. Just use the signature print as motivation for all those checks you’re gonna be cashing in the future. (luckyshops.com)

4. Whether you’re ready to hit the gym or hit the club, this Banded Crop Tank in rusted burgundy will make you look like a superstar. I’m thinking dual-textured moto pants to bring the look full circle. (madewell.com)

5. Keep it carefree with these darling ASOS Pleated Culottes In Mono Chevron Print. (asos.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

May 8, 2015

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1. Love Lorde, but I think she got it wrong when she sang, “And we’ll never be royal,” ’cause this Duchess of Panama Necklace has made me fall in love with being queen. Thanks to Glamour and Glow (who else?) for serving up this glamorous piece of wearable royalty. (glamourandglow.com)

2. Chill out in this über relaxed Slub Crewneck Tee in Faded Chartreuse. Or tszuj up this simple tee by adding some sparkle, a la item No. 1. (madewell.com)

3. Whether you’re going off the grid or going to the country club for a game of tennis, these checkered Eve Shorts are perfect attire. (brandymelvilleusa.com)

4. Way to class it up with these Women’s Sam & Libby Heidi Two Piece Flats, Target! For the uninitiated, that’s pronounced Tar-jé, not Tar-get. These d’orsay flats are deceptively affordable and extra stylish. They also come in black on black, and animal print on black. (target.com)

5. Spring on the scene in this darling Peach Full Bloom Rosette Flare Dress, courtesy of Love Culture. Look fab in this sweet number at a springtime wedding. (loveculture.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

March 27, 2015

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1. As strange as this may sound, this Madewell Abroad Dress In Stripe-Inset may actually look best when viewed in profile. Those stripes are a pleasant, adorable surprise that make the otherwise typical LBD super interesting. (madewell.com)

2. Fun fact: The Woolrich brand is based in the working community of Woolrich, Pennsylvania, a town that was founded in 1845 around the wool mill’s activities. But when you consider the brand’s name (emphasis on “rich”), it makes total sense that this Woolrich Feather Print Tote is as elegant as they come. (farfetch.com)

3. It looks like you’re Out For Blood ’cause you’re gonna be killin’ it in this dashing Crop Top and Pencil Skirt. If you’re in the mood for a toned-down look, you can always wear the pieces separately. Gotta love variety! (melodyehsani.com)

4. Dopeciety has done it again with its Artist.Creator.Threat. tee! If ever you needed something to reignite that fire inside of you calling you to be great, you’re looking right at it. Now get to work! (dopeciety.com)

5. Free People’s Denim Petal Brief shorts are the more sophisticated cousin of those ratchet daisy dukes. I love that the shorts hug the body in all the right places and at the same time creates a dainty, feminine feel. (freepeople.com)

Fancy Things Friday

November 7, 2014

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1. I’ve always felt lucky to be born in July because my birthstone is ruby, the most beautiful gemstone, in my personal opinion. And it appears my luck may have just improved because I discovered these Ruby Red and Swarovski Stud Earrings from the Etsy shop, Petite Delights by Iloniti. These are like the cherry on top of any outfit, and totally remind me of Christmastime. (etsy.com)

2. “Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.” Now that’s my kind of mantra. This darling little Itty Bitty Be Silly Bowl from Aoki Boutique is perfect for holding rings or earrings, or even organizing loose change. This design accent is both functional and quite fun. (aokiboutique.com)

3. Ah, to be wrapped up in this super cozy, heather grey Reverse Herringbone Pullover on a chilly autumn day. This Merino wool sweater from Madewell looks how a warm hug feels. Sign me up! (madewell.com)

4. Looking like a stylish, put-together professional could be as simple as putting on this sleek Cream Pussybow Tweed Jumpsuit. It transitions well from day to night, or “from desk to dinner,” as River Island puts it. (riverisland.com)

5. This stunning Sequins of Events Tribal Bustier from Go Jane already has me dreaming of New Year’s Eve. My ideal sequence of events in this feisty, festive little number? Good music, erratic dancing, the company of loved ones and priceless memories. (gojane.com)