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Fancy Things Friday

February 3, 2017

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Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow yesterday, but I’m already prepping for six weeks of spring. Warm it up with these Fancy Things Friday finds:

1. When I say “Coa,” you say “Chella”! That’s right. This darling Best of the Fest Black and Cream Fringe Clutch has Coachella written all over it. Heck, it’s even alluded to in the product title. This dynamic little clutch is giving me all kinds of life with its bold Southwestern print and frisky fringe! (lulus.com)

2. So nice, I had to share Lulus twice! If this doesn’t scream “take me down to the paradise city,” I don’t know what will get you to see the beachy vibe woven all over this Adventure in Costa Rica Grey Straw Hat. I picture myself lounging on a white-sand beach with this number topping my crown, and a piña colada in my hand, of course. (lulus.com)

3. I’m transfixed by this brazen Amuse Society Spellbound Woven Top. This almost-tribal print is a sight to behold. (revolve.com)

4. This Blue Yoke Ruffle Pin Stripe Shirt Dress is giving me “home on the range” meets a feminine “Risky Business,” with a dash of Sunday’s best circa 1987, and I’m here for all of it! I’d pair this dainty, frilly frock with some tan or light brown cowgirl boots and a simple tote. Done and done! (missguidedus.com)

5. Now, before you run and get the red paint, you must know that this edgy De Vil Coat is shown here in all its faux-fur glory. Channel your inner (not-so) Cruella as you set out for a night of mayhem in this piece, which makes quite a statement. (nastygal.com)

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ashley ♥ adores

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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ashley ♥ adores

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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ashley ♥ adores

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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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

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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ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday 

August 14, 2015

1. You may not be able to recreate that epic hologram, but ‘Pac can live on in your everyday life with this dope Lil Bullies ‘All Eyez on Me’ Lapel Pin. It’s the perfect way to pay homage by reppin’ the homie. (digitalgravel.com)

2. I had to check my eyes when I first saw this Summer Breeze Bag by Jump for Paper. It’s not an illusion. This fun 3D bag has a certain comic-book quality to it, which also makes it an ideal carry-all while you’re drinking in what’s left of this summer. (jumpfrompaper.com)

3. This Nasty Gal Nina Pleated Dress is a nice “little black dress” with some edge. I’d even dare to call it a freakum dress. The panels let a little bit of mesh peek through, but it’s all back business on the opposite side. Hey now! (nastygal.com)

4. I’m enamored with these vibrant Love Birds Earrings from Melody Ehsani, who can do no wrong, in my book. Such a cute statement piece to liven things up. Tweedle tweet! (melodyehsani.com)

5. Good looking out, J. Crew. This Structured Flutter Hem Tee is that must-have casual Friday look, when you want to take it easy but need to add some spice. (jcrew.com)

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ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday

July 24, 2015

1. This Fancy Things Friday is decidedly and uncharacteristically neutral. This Camel Floppy Hat from Love Culture is a prime example of the versatility offered by a natural shade. (loveculture.com)

2. I would totally take out this Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony Take Out Vegan Leather Bag for a test drive on any given night on the town. Think of how much stuff you could fit inside this clever container! Not to mention, it’s pretty darn cute. Get ready for the endless barrage of “I love your bag! Where’d you get it?” (nastygal.com)

3. I’m all for the boxy and breezy One and the Same Beige Two-Piece Dress, which really is a misnomer because it’s two separate pieces. Semantics. There’s nothing wrong with a little belly peeking out, and the subdued hue leaves plenty of room for improvisation with the accessories. (lulus.com)

4. Channel your inner flower child with this stunning Motel Yulia Shift Dress in White Sunflower Lace. There’s something undeniably mod/1960s about this dress, which will certainly bring out your classic inner beauty. Simplicity is key here, gals. (motelrocks.com)

5. Turn up the heat on your office wear with this Sleeveless D-Ring Wrap Jumpsuit in Grey, and then turn right around and head to happy hour with friends at the end of your workday. Commit fully to the seriously stylish piece by rocking it with a killer pair of heels. (missguidedus.com)

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ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday

May 15, 2015

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1. Tip toe through the concrete jungle with these Leopard Walking on Sunshine Sandals by Savoire-Faire. Don’t it feel good? Why, yes. Yes it does. (shopsavoirfaire.com)

2. Zara, I think I’m in love with this Dress With Bow at the Back. The secret’s out, but the cutouts are a pleasant surprise. All bows everything is what I say. (zara.com)

3. This Nasty Gal Shark Deco Bustier Top is a work of art. First of all, it has great bones. Secondly, the attention to detail is pretty sweet. The mesh is subtle but simultaneously edgy. This saucy number also comes with a matching pencil skirt, but run wild with the styling possibilities. Tutu, skinny jeans, midi skirt. All viable options. (nastygal.com)

4. Like Drake says, “I’m waaaay up, I feel blessed.” Straight up! And I feel the same way. I’ve been beyond blessed. Shout out to God for holding me down throughout the years. This darling I Am Blessed Small Dog Tag Necklace comes courtesy of Dogeared, a contemporary jewelry line with the daintiest of trinkets. Pictured here is the silver version, but I personally am a huge fan of the gold dipped style. (dogeared.com)

5. Va va va voom, y’all! Take a look at this Rock the Bateau Black Off-the-Shoulder Dress . Stir it up, little darling, ’cause it’s about to be all eyes on you with this dress on. It’s also available in light blue. (lulus.com)

ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday

January 16, 2015

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1. Real eyes realize that these Bueller II Shades from Nasty Girl are pretty boss. The gold metallic brow bar, arms and bridge are what sealed the deal for me. These shades are a work of art, which I personally would werk the heck out of every chance I got. Sunshine day for lyfe! (nastygal.com)

2. Not sure what’s triggered my recent obsession with orange, but this Clementine Uber Clutch with embossed python texture makes me think, “If loving orange is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.” The fringe zipper accent is the right amount of fringe, too! (giginewyork.com)

3. Orange fever is at an all-time high with this Hooded Bouclé Coat. This takes your average winter coat hostage, gives it a makeover and creates a whole new persona. (yesstyle.com)

4. “Oh na na. What’s my name?” It’s Ashley, silly! I was delighted to see my name as the model for this charming Argento Vivo Personalized Script Name With Heart Necklace. But don’t fret. This online exclusive can be personalized just for you. It’s not visible from the image, but the necklace has a heart going up the left side and it’s so sweet. (nordstrom.com)

5. I’ve officially caught feelings for this Mod Striped Button Up Blouse from Love Culture. Pair this with a colored skinny jean, a pointed heel and a clutch, and you’re all set to go from the boardroom to the best night out you’ve had in ages. See you there! (loveculture.com)