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Photo of the Week No. 44: “Pattern Party”

November 3, 2018

I love a good pattern. My eyes are innately drawn to them, and that’s why the complexities found in this Photo of the Week grabbed my attention. Located just steps away from the Charles H. Wright African-American Museum in Detroit, this sculpture makes quite a statement with its abstract curves and shapes, and, well, patterns. The black-and-white piece — Charles McGee’s “United We Stand” — is quite striking, as it features stripes, dots and an array of geometric shapes. And this is just one corner of it! If you’re ever in the Motor City, you’ve got to see it in person.

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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

November 28, 2014

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1. Friends, meet Mipacha. Handmade in Peru, it’s apparent that its shoes, such as the Cavillaca Alto Llama Aviacion, are each carefully crafted with love. I mean, feast your eyes on the detailed print and leather laces. An added bonus is that every pair sold in the online store comes packaged with a hand-woven bracelet and an optional backpack made from Mipacha’s residual material. (mipacha.us)

2. This Trapeze Embossed Blouse from My BFF Couture has all the frills, and I can’t argue with that. This eccentric top makes quite a statement, with the floral print speaking the loudest to my heart. (karmaloop.com)

3. Topshop’s A-Line Box Pleat Dress is shaping up to be a staple for winter, as this one works with just about any occasion. Not to mention, the grey hue is versatile enough to play with myriad accessories. (topshop.com)

4. Every now and then, I like to check on what the wholesalers are talking about. This time, they made it abundantly clear that this cobalt blue One-piece Skinny Jumpsuit belongs in my closet. (lovelywholesale.com)

5. Is this from The Great Gatsby wardrobe closet? Well, it certainly looks the part, and I’m all for it. This Jazz Age Sweater Dress, inspired from the 1920s, features a pronounced black-and-white chevron jacquard print that’s just screaming for some improvisation with layers, leggings and a killer heel. (bitterrootvintage.com)

Fancy Things Friday

August 29, 2014

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1. Black and white go bold in this Billie Skirt by Rue 107. Set this look off with a neon orange heel and matching lip, and you’ll be as picturesque as the brushstrokes found in this set. (applebutterboutique.com)

2. Put a spell on the passersby with this dazzling silver and gold Hex Curb Link Necklace. (cwonder.com)

3. This Iris Dress has quickly become the apple of my eye. The cut-out takes this dress from average to amazing, and the stripes add a certain spunk. (tobi.com)

4. New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles — the world’s not ready for this other-worldly Two Tone Sweater! (stussy.com)

5. What a good look this New Look Pink Contrast Twist Lock Bag is. Whether worn across the body or as a clutch, this bag will make any outfit complete. (newlook.com)

Fancy Things Friday

July 18, 2014

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1. Bap! Kapow! Zzzzzwap! That’s what comes to mind when I see this powerful Acid Trekkie Collar necklace. Kinda reminds me of those zany sound effects from the original “Batman” TV show. I know you see it, too! (baublebar.com)

2. This Snake Panel Cross Body Bag with Square Lock is like a cool breeze on a hot summer day. Drink it in. (asos.com)

3. Singing “Oh! Oh, Sheila! Let me love you till the morning comes” is protocol when you’re wearing these sassy Sheila heels in Snow Dark Seafoam. (solesociety.com)

4. Pattern on pattern never looked as lovely as it does in this très chic Thebe Romper from Anthropologie. The bow-tie waist gives it an extra dose of darling. (anthropologie.com)

5. No need to be blue when you’ve got black brushstrokes all over this Sweet Jane Dress. (pixiemarket.com)

Fancy Things Friday

July 11, 2014

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1. Calling all bookworms! I’ve found something that’ll make your heart skip a beat. That’s exactly what happened when I laid eyes on this Upcycled Book Lamp from Wolfgar Handmade. Look, kids. Reading can be fun while being fundamental. (etsy.com)

2. Is it back-to-school shopping season yet? LOL. That used to be my favorite time of year in my youth (#nerdalert). Well, if I was still a student, this Women’s Loose Leaf Notebook Paper Print T-Shirt would be at the top of my list. The letter-writing advocate in me just may cop this one, for good measure. (scoutmob.com)

3. Kate Spade just keeps it coming with the hits! The Photo Finish Milo bag is my jam of the moment. (katespade.com)

4. Topshop takes us to the tropics with its Leaf Print Spliced Midi Skirt. Throw on a crop top and you’re ready for a piña colada nightcap. (topshop.com)

5. On your sleeve. On your back. Wherever you wear your heart, I’m sure it can’t top this Heart Cutout Top from Haute Rogue. It’s sweet and daring all it once, and that’s what makes me love it! (hauterogue.com)

Fancy Things Friday

May 2, 2014

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1. I’m looking forward to some good music, good weather and good company this Saturday at the Broccoli City Festival in Los Angeles. JoJo — yes, grown and sexy JoJo — is headlining and I’m pretty juiced to see her grace the stage with her sultry vocal stylings. Tickets are still available! Get yours now. (bcfestival.com)

2. Edgy meets elegant in Magnolia’s Green, Turquoise & Crystal Mixed Shape Earrings. Accessorize your LBD with these and you’ve got yourself a winning look. (fantasyjewelrybox.com)

3. This Tall Ruffle Strappy Playsuit is everything I want in a summer frock: short (to make the heat more tolerable), colorful (a lovely shade of tangerine), and spunky (look no further than the ruffle). Well played, Topshop. (topshop.com)

4. Mini Sac Black Cream Milano, why are you so perfect? (stevenalan.com)

5. Piña and naners and melons! Oh my! I thoroughly enjoy the smorgasbord of fruit and the polka dots that make up this unique Fresh Farmer’s Market Dress. The cap sleeves, slim green belt and inconspicuous pockets are just a few extra touches of personality that make this dress top my wish list. (modcloth.com)