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Fancy Things Friday

May 27, 2016

This Fancy Things Friday is all about welcoming the sunshine with some spring- and summertime essentials:

1. I’m like hey. What’s up? Hello, Akira! How perfect are these Low-Cut Sides Lace-Up Peep Toe Booties? There’s so much to love about these heeled sandals, especially the cutouts that show a little side-foot action and the tassels. They’re pictured here in Rust, but are also available in Black and Taupe. (shopakira.com)

2. I’m definitely here for these Marina Earrings in Frosted Bronze. Call me crazy, but I’ve got a sudden urge for a cream soda, thanks to these clear and frosted bronze crystals. Plus, these little dazzlers can really elevate an outfit. (glamourandglow.com)

3. This boho-chic Bec & Bridge Mandala Mini Dress is the ideal fun-in-the-sun frock. The dress has a plunging halter neckline and a dreamy pattern throughout. What you can’t see from the picture is that this piece is pretty much backless. Whoa, Nelly! At least there aren’t any potential wonky tan lines to cramp your style. (shopbop.com)

4. Brace yourself, ’cause this Stripe Cutout Jumpsuit from Hot & Delicious is exactly that! The wide-leg pants are bold and edgy, but also bring an element of wonder: Is that a dress or a wide-leg jumpsuit? It’s magical. I’m particularly fond of the cutout bodice, which shows off a little back. I mean, a little back never hurt no one. This jumpsuit just commands attention, so don’t forget to bring your A game when it comes to accessorizing! (shoptiques.com)

5. If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s only fitting that your Outfit of the Day pay tribute. This darling Breakfast Dress by Ziztar is quirky and sweet all at the same time, with its eggs and phoenix print throughout and ever-so-subtle ruffles at the bottom. If you do it right, this super-stylish shift dress can last you day to night. I’d start off with some all-white canvas sneakers, like Keds or Chuck Taylors, then step it up by nightfall with a bedazzled bootie or a strappy heel. Versatility is key! (shop.nylon.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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ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday

December 25, 2015

Get into another batch of gotta-have-it Christmas-inspired (MERRY CHRISTMAS!) goods and wares in this week’s Fancy Things Friday:

1. In the words of my boys Hall and Oates, “It’s you and me forever.” Yes, this Sarah half sequined clutch will have you smiling and rejoicing in the fact that it makes for a splendid staple night-out purse. Not too much sparkle but lots of versatility (peep the removable crossbody strap). I think she’ll make several appearances this Christmas and well into the new year. (thegooddanger.com)

2. Move over, blue suede shoes. There’s a new diva in town and it goes by the name of Belanger Loafers, thanks to the incomparable Jeffrey Campbell. These red suede numbers just scream “Christmas cheer.” Spread it with each step you take, be it at a holiday party, New Year’s Eve bash or on your first day of work in 2016, ’cause, hey, who says bright shoes are only for the last two weeks of the year? Not feeling so flashy? These kicks also come in (a pale-ish) pink, navy and grey. (shopbop.com)

3. Did I just transport back to the Gatsby-art deco era or what? This gorgeous vintage-inspired Gold Crochet Dress has me wanting to hear live jazz at a speakeasy as I sip on some absinthe. But more likely, you can find me wearing this exquisite floral-detailed dress as I wait for the ball drop. (modandsoul.com)

4. If variety is the spice of life, then the earrings found in this Posts Parade Set are the equivalent of a kicked-up gingerbread cookie: sweet yet spicy. They’re all quite darling, but my personal fave is the large crystal cluster, which adds a lovely bit of holiday sparkle to any outfit. (anthropologie.com)

5. Now that it’s officially winter, let’s not be shy about rocking those cold-weather pieces. This White Black Geometric Printed Scarf can warm my neck and enhance my ‘fit any day of the week. I’d love to see just how many different prints I could pull off while wearing this accessory, a la the legendary Iris Apfel. (genuine-people.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

November 20, 2015

1. If you’re looking to stand out, take a look at these vibrant Tonka Drops Earrings. So many elements at work here: organic wood accents, crystal jewels, marble and a burst of sunshine with the reddish-orange dangling drops. And guess what. They all complement each other flawlessly! (baublebar.com)

2. Simplicity shines through with this subtle, elegant Glass Crystal Collar. Use this no-frills piece to anchor an already-fabulous ensemble or to draw attention to your gorgeous collar bones. (modandsoul.com)

3. First place, in your face! Or is it “first the worst; second the best”? Either way, you’ll stay winning with this stunning Tied for First Place Faux Suede Dress from Go Jane. The deep U neckline is sure to turn heads, while the tied bow sweetens the deal. All in all a great LBD! (gojane.com)

4. When you want to look like a domestic goddess as you’re carving into your delicious turkey this Thanksgiving, keep A Passing Prance Dress in mind. You can’t tell from this view, but the pattern features an autumn menagerie of leaping deer, curious foxes and ostentatious owls. It’s charming and super flattering. (www.modcloth.com)

5. Baby, it’s getting colder outside, and you can’t neglect those toes. Thankfully, Kate Spade New York’s Salena Fox Slippers offer warmth, style and pizzazz. The sequin accents and faux-fur lining and trim combine to make these playful, cozy numbers a hit. (shopbop.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

February 27, 2015

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1. This Sue Navy Striped Jumpsuit from Pixie Market takes the traditional pinstriped suit and makes it hip by adding an unexpected mesh lining. Watch out now! (pixiemarket.com)

2. Olive + Piper’s Melia Stud Earrings have a certain vintage quality that you can’t find everywhere. The subdued sparkle has just enough pizzazz to spice up a basic outfit, but has just enough shimmer to work for a nighttime look. Seriously, run, don’t walk, over to the website and get familiar with this brand’s stunning accessories. You’re welcome. (oliveandpiper.com)

3. Pretty in pink? More like pretty in peplum. Amirite?! This Peplum Mini Dress, courtesy of Oh My Love, also features pleats on the back, presenting me with an offer I could not refuse. (revolveclothing.com)

4. Two words: peaked hem. Yaaaas! This Blaque Label Striped Crop Top is a definite head-turner but leaves just enough to the imagination. Pairing it with a high-waisted skirt is genius, by the way. (shopbop.com)

5. The Classic Rose Gold & Grey Watch by The Horse is a classic beauty. It’s so clean and simple that this could work well for everyday wear. (needsupply.com)

Fancy Things Friday

January 30, 2015

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1. Jet set in style with this Wander On (Blue) Duffle Bag, designed by Christine Herrin for Punchdrunk Panda. Perfect for world traveling or even working out, this bag has all kinds of fun, functional features. All I can think of is, “Where to next?” (punchdrunkpanda.com)

2. I have small wrists, which make finding bracelets and watches that fit a Herculean task. Thankfully, this malleable Measuring Tape Bracelet by Monserat De Lucca makes it easier for a gal like me to have style by the mile. (shopbop.com)

3. Appropriately adorable casual wear, this Killian Cropped Cotton-Blend Top by Elizabeth and James is the ideal Saturday lounge wear. Whether you’re catching up on some Hulu or enjoying a leisurely a.m. stroll, this top will do the trick. (theoutnet.com)

4. Zara’s Raincoat has got you covered (literally and figuratively) the next time showers roll in. Heck, with this light-pink dream I wouldn’t mind doing a rain dance just to be seen in it! (zara.com)

5. These Check Wool Trousers from 3.1 Phillip Lim are the right mix between preppy and relaxed. (polyvore.com)

Fancy Things Friday

December 12, 2014

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1. Pump the brakes! Are you as in love with these Guilhermina Posy Cutwork Heels as I am? The attention to detail here is impeccable, with the cutouts and subtle gold accents on the strap. Beautifully made indeed. (anthropologie.com)

2. Peekaboo! I see you, Nasty Gal. Great work with these eccentric Now You See Me Cutout Shades. These would be perfect with a leather jacket and a colorful lip to draw attention. (nastygal.com)

3. These smokin’ hot Brown Animal Print Cigarette Pants have my name written all over them. They’re shiny, versatile and uber chic. (riverisland.com)

4. Thanks to ShopBop, this Adia Kibur Crystal Earring Set is thrice as nice with not one, not two, but three different earrings. Gotta love more bang for your buck and the luxury of multiple choices! (shopbop.com)

5. Channel that schoolgirl-gone-professional vibe with this Angela Babydoll Dress. The optional fabric belt is an added bonus that completes this fun and fancy look. Throw on some pointed flats and you’re all set. (pixiemarket.com)

Fancy Things Friday

September 12, 2014

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1. Come sail away with me and this luxurious World Traveler Eternity Scarf. I must say, this darling accessory makes the transition from summer to fall a smooth one. (urbanoutfitters.com)

2. Alice and Olivia’s Piano Bag infuses playfulness and style in this über-unique across-the-body bag. I’ve got the sudden urge to play “Chopsticks,” by the way. (aliceandolivia.com)

3. The label True Decadence at ASOS says it all. This True Decadence Tall Strappy Colour Block Jumpsuit is just that: truly decadent! So many styling options flood my mind when I see something as polished and charming as this. (asos.com)

4. I say “faux sho” to this Faux Leather Pleated Skirt from Forever 21. Someone get me a knit top and a red lip STAT! (forever21.com)

5. Doesn’t this sweater remind you that it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood? Well, don’t mind me while I get my Mr. Rogers on in this preppy BB Dakota Galena Cardigan. Cute sweaters like this soften the blow that fall will be upon us in no time. (shopbop.com)

Fancy Things Friday

August 8, 2014

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1. Where Brooklyn at?! Fun fact: This Uzi Woven Tee, featured via clothing line Spiritual America, was made there. Wear this avant-garde black-and-white top and you’ll be right at home on the hipstery streets of New York. (spiritualameri.ca)

2. Skorts are back with a vengeance, in case you didn’t know. Sanctuary’s Soft Skort is like the older, sophisticated sister of the skort of yesteryear. But don’t get it twisted — she can still rage with the best of them. Live on the edge with this tribal-print high-waisted piece. (sanctuaryclothing.com)

3. Tell it like it is with this Jet’aime Necklace from Jennifer Meyer Jewelry. (shopbop.com)

4. Relax your feet, but don’t you dare kick off these shoes. “Why?” you may ask. Because it’s a nonstop party with these Beebop thong flat sandals. Please observe the fact that paisley print never looked so perfect than it does here. (chineselaundry.com)

5. Words of wisdom: Be Brave & Be Kind. To wear this helpful reminder on your wrist, look no further than this stylish bracelet from The Lost Lanes. Apparently, the phrase “be brave and be kind” is a lyric from the song “Baby, We’ll Be Fine” by The National. The more you know. (thelostlanes.com)