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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

July 29, 2016

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

1. The writer in me did a full-fledged soft shoe upon discovering these Rafaella flats from Loly in the Sky. The quotation marks one the toes spark whimsy and curiosity. Mark my words, these sweet flats will be mine. (lolyinthesky.com)

2. Live on the edge — literally and figuratively — with this Splendid Girl Pleather Mix Jacket. With a blend of ponte knit mixes and sleek faux leather, this moto jacket provided texture and spunk. The asymmetrical zipper and a cowl-neck collar show that you are spontaneous looker who marches to the beat of your own drum. Zig and zag with abandon, lovey! (splendid.com)

3. It’s prime white party season, and you’ll be the belle of the ball with this daring Strapless Popover Jumpsuit. I love that it’s tight in all the right places but offers plenty of movement with the flouncy bodice. Show off those clavicles, cutie! And feel free to go big with the accessories, ’cause this blank canvas is ripe with styling opportunities. (nordstrom.com)

4. It’s Friday! Treat yo self to some fine leather goods. Look no further than this dainty Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Mini Crossbody Bag. Secure the bag, as Khaled advises, with the lock and key feature, which is a pleasant surprise. What a novel concept! (anthropologie.com)

5. I just can’t get enough of bare shoulders lately. I mean, it is summer, after all. If you feel the same way, then you’ll adore this Ribbed 2 Ways To Wear Off The Shoulder Sweater a la Express. You can wear it with the zipper in the front or back. Either way, you’re golden … or Rose Blush, as in another hue this darling top comes in. Or go with Pitch Black for a sophisticated vibe. (express.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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ashley ♥ adores

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

September 25, 2015

1. Do it for the ‘Gram, the Vine, the ‘Tube or whatever else strikes your fancy with this Selfie Camera Bag by Melie Bianco. Make this fun crossbody bag the central focus of your look, and you’ve got yourself a picture-perfect ensemble. Selfie sticks are more than welcome! (meliebianco.com)

2. Roial redefines royalty with these edgy Charcoal Earrings. Show that you’re on some queen ish by daring to wear these bold earrings, which mix gritty charcoal with charming gold. (karmaloop.com)

3. Speaking of royal things, whether you go with the Adriatic Royal or the Luxe Orange that’s pictured above, this Clare Skirt from New York & Company’s Eva Mendes Collection will have you looking and feeling all kinds of regal. Don’t be alarmed. The sudden influx of curtsies and head nods are just a byproduct of your majestically splendid outfit. (nyandcompany.com)

4. I’m so glad I discovered Habitually Fly, a brand dedicated to honoring African and African-American culture and heritage. Well, the company really stays true to its mission with this mad decent That Melanin Though Tee. This tee combines style with a sense of humor and, most importantly, embodies the unhindered sense of pride that I have in my beautiful roots. (habituallyfly.com)

5. Do people find wristwear attractive? If so, you’ll be seen as a total fox with this Kate Spade New York Metro – Wild One Leather Strap Watch. The little creature peeking out at the top of the watch’s face inspires whimsy and adventure. And don’t sleep on the spade at the 12 o’clock mark. We see what you did there, Kate. (nordstrom.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

July 10, 2015

1. Steve Madden knew what he was doing when he made these ‘Aintso’ Strappy Leather Toe Ring Sandals. The toe wrap and leather strap allow for comfort and ease (dare I say, easy like Sunday morning), which make them the ideal, go-to summer sandal. (nordstrom.com)

2. Look like you’re in mint condition while wearing this darling Mint Round Shoulder Bag. The chevron detail with the gold chain go together like peanut butter and jelly. (loveculture.com)

3. It’s a jungle out there! Why not look comfy and poised in this bold, unique Leopard Tunic? With varying spots of turquoise and green, this ensemble is ripe for transitioning from day to night. Picture this: turquoise eyeliner, open-toed wedges and a sassy shoulder bag for a winning outfit. (brenda-shop.com)

4. Regal, chic (I’d expect nothing less from Chicnova) and carefree. This Roseous Sexy V-neckline Dress is all of those things. Bonus points for this rare shade of red and the hidden detail with the back, which is a pleasant surprise. Be the belle of the ball or one heck of a head-turner with this elegant ensemble. (chicnova.com)

5. Quaint! Quick, someone give the woman reading this a crop top and a high five for being daring enough to pull off these Floral Print Tie Waist Joggers. And don’t underestimate flower power. The floral print yields a feminine, trendy vibe, which make these joggers a hit for just about any occasion. (missguided.com)

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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)

Fancy Things Friday

January 2, 2015

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1. This MINKPINK Yay Sweatshirt expresses my sentiments for the new year! “Yay” for a fresh start and another chance to get it right. Plus, I’m all for wearing my emotions on my sleeve, or chest, in this case. (bloomingdales.com)

2. It’s all love when it comes to Kate Spade and her Be Mine Studs. Charmingly simple, wear these golden gems to spread that loving feeling all year long. (katespade.com)

3. These leather d’orsay-style Camela Flats, courtesy of Need Supply Co., are perfection in shoe form. That is all. (needsupply.com)

4. Wear these dazzling Trouvé Sequin Track Pants day or night because, why not? Go for the tomboy look or go for the glam girl flair — either way you’re winning in these slouchy joggers. (nordstrom.com)

5. No detail was spared on this Charcoal Dots Tote Bag. Looks like it was handcrafted just for me (you know I can’t resist a nice dot pattern). But in reality it was handmade in Portland, Oregon, using handprinted canvas, rich sturdy leather straps with fine brass rivets and finished with chocolate-brown geometric-print cotton lining. Well done, Anna Joyce! (annajoycedesign.com)