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Fancy Things Friday

April 1, 2016

Springtime vibes seemed to just find me, so I’m delighted to present an all-new batch of spring-inspired goods and wares in this week’s Fancy Things Friday:

1. Of course an Etsy shop called “A Little Vintage Store” would be right up my alley. I recently discovered this magical shop and can’t get enough of all the cuteness inside. I’m particularly partial to this Thread Drawn Cactus Necklace. (etsy.com)

2. Can I kick it? Yes, you can! Elevate your kick game leaps and bounds with these Winslow Bow Slip-ons. I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge these beautiful bows. I mean, how could you not? They have a certain Japanese, origami aesthetic about them, and you can kinda see that theme showing up in a few other items in this roundup. (theloeil.com)

3. ‘Cause I’m a laaady! (*said in Sheneneh’s voice.) The name of this My Little Lady Dress from Storets is rather apropos. It’s dainty and precious and sweet and stylish. I live for the Peter Pan collar, by the way. Complete the look by pairing this number with an ankle-strapped heel or a downright Mary Jane. It goes, trust me. (storets.com)

4. There’s something so edgy and sophisticated about this Boohoo Bow Front Crop Top. Hats off to the creative genius who thought outside the box with the placement of this ginormous bow. It really makes a statement! Like, “I’m different, yeah, I’m different.” (asos.com)

5. You’d have to be an April Fool to pass up on this dazzling FRS Yellow Crane Embroidery Kimono Jacket. It truly is a work of art … from all angles. So I’ll let its beauty speak for itself. (frontrowshop.com)

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ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday

March 25, 2016

Spring has sprung, y’all! To commemorate the occasion, I present an all-new batch of vernal equinox-inspired goods and wares in this week’s Fancy Things Friday:

1. This vibrant Flap Cross-Body Bag is like sunshine in a bag. The stitch detail adds extra flair, and don’t forget there’s levels to this. The strap is adjustable to whichever length suits you. (mango.com)

2. Hey, Heidi! These stunning Heidi Gem Drop Statement Earrings are elegant and stately. They’ll have you looking and feeling like a million bucks, without breaking the bank. (boohoo.com)

3. Sweet, charming and quaint is how you’ll look rocking this dainty Bib Shift Dress in Retro Lace Ivory by Motel. This dress could work well for Easter Sunday, with some flats or a low heel, of course. Or channel your inner flower child by pairing this with a floral cardigan or headband. (motelrocks.com)

4. Vroom, vroooom! Buckle up for a wild ride with this Isn’t It Grand Prix? Dress. The automobile print makes quite the statement. For some reason, this dress is giving me serious Kentucky Derby vibes, but I also envision this for (you guessed it!) Easter or brunch. Or Easter brunch! Either way, you’ll be a beacon of style and grace. (modcloth.com)

5. Sunshine on my shoulders and this Harlyn Lemon Bustier Romper make me happy! This playsuit is ideal for a romp at the beach or an easy bike ride through the city. (shopkoshka.com)

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ashley ♥ adores

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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ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday

May 22, 2015

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1. Make a statement with this vibrant New Print Clutch. I love a piece that tells a story, and this bag certainly paints a picture. Let the clutch do all the talking for your look by going the monochromatic route. (frontrowshop.com)

2. These Harpoon Wrap Sandals have an undeniable vintage feel. In fact, they would be perfect paired with a retro sundress. (freepeople.com)

3. “Yabba dabba dooo!” White Fox Boutique effortlessly channels your favorite prehistoric pals with this Pebbles & Bam Bam Shirt Dress. I wouldn’t dare break up the awesomeness of this print by adding a belt, but I’d keep the playful vibe going by adding some colorful, strappy sandals. (whitefoxboutique.com)

4. Rise up to the challenge of all the rivals in this ultra swanky Eye Of The Tiger Satin Bomber Jacket. And the only accessory you’ll need is confidence, you survivor, you because you can’t not be fierce with this jacket on. (pixiemarket.com)

5. Date night it up while channeling your inner Jessica Rabbit with this vivacious, sultry Passion for Fashion Backless Black Maxi Dress. “You’re welcome,” is what we say to the lucky guy on your arm. (lulus.com)

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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

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)

ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday

May 1, 2015

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1. Double-scooped ice cream on waffle cones, cotton candy, poodle skirts: all things that come to mind when I see these Parade You Look! Flat in Jade. They have a certain retro Americana appeal that’s super charming. Sock hop, anyone? (modcloth.com)

2. Let this Emerald Stone Necklace do all the talking for your look. This statement necklace brings it, so there’s no need to compensate elsewhere. A simple plain white (or black) T-shirt with some dark denim and you’re good to go! (hellosupply.com)

3. These Coated Denim Jogger Pants bridge the gap (see what I did there?) between tom boy and chic, and I love every part of it. (gap.com)

4. I’m on the market for a new swimsuit, and this Pop Floral Plunge Bikini Top is a top contender. I appreciate that there’s so many possibilities for bottoms. Maybe stripes? Maybe solids? Polka dots, if you’re living dangerously? (topshop.com)

5. Speaking of living on the edge, check out this daring Hannah Multi Twist Open Back Strappy Vest, perfect for festivals, beach days and casual bike rides. (boohoo.com)

ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday

April 24, 2015

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1. In the words of the lovely Ms. Lauryn Hill, “Ooh la la laaaa, it’s the way that we rock when we’re doing our thing.” That has absolutely nothing to do with this sweet Large Ooh La La Denim Pouch — just a random segue for a darling accessory that I’d love to rock. (loft.com)

2. With a name like “Fantasia,” it’s easy to see why this Ring is pure magic! This ring is gold plated with a brass base and druzy stone, and it’s simply dreamy. Don’t you agree? (katiedeanjewelry.com)

3. These Wide Leg Pants With Buttons scream nautical. Taking the lead from the model, I’d go full-on sailor and pair these hot pants with some horizontal stripes. Just call me Captain Ash-hab. (frontrowshop.com)

4. This V Neck Florals With Bow Jumpsuit makes me want to sip a piña colada and lounge poolside like I’m on holiday in the Tropics. Short and carefree, this playsuit comes in prime time for summer madness. (romwe.com)

5. This Koshka Denim Flare Dress by Mink Pink is making me love the ’90s all over again! This fun ensemble would have been a smash hit at my friends’ recent ’90s-themed party. All that’s missing is a pair of jellies. Da bomb diggety, no doubt! (shopkoshka.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

April 17, 2015

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1. Stop the presses! These Paules heels from Aldo make quite the statement with its black-and-white polka dots and pale teal strap. The daring appeal of these strappy sandals would make me want to live dangerously and pair it with something unexpected, like a red or orange sundress. (aldoshoes.com)

2. Meet the talented Janessa Leoné. This Henningsen wool and lambskin hat is an effortless, classic beauty. It’s giving me quintessential film noir dame in the best sense possible. (janessaleone.com)

3. Miss Selfridge fuses naughty (think nautical) and nice with this Petites Stripe Pinny Dress. I predict sunshine, sand and beach umbrellas in this dress’ future. (missselfridge.com)

4. X marks to spot in this extra edgy X-It Through the Jumpsuit. You can’t see it from this image, but this exquisite number features a racer back with cut-outs. (gojane.com)

5. Let’s face it. I’m Too Cool For You and this tee proves it. Of course, you gotta bring it when you make such a brazen statement. You’ll prove them right, whether you go the tomboy route with some high-top Chuck Taylors and camouflage-print shorts or the girly route with a pair of skinny jeans, a loud lip color and bright pump. (rad.co)

Fancy Things Friday

April 10, 2015

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1. It’s polka dot perfection with these Natural White/Dotted Flats from H&M. So many styling ideas come to mind: a hot pink dress, a horizontal striped blouse, a spotted chambray shirt, florals, and the list goes on and on! (hm.com)

2. Where are all my church girls at? I know you can relate to this Look at God tee. Won’t He do it? Yes, He does every single time. Thanks be to God! And thanks to Andrea Lewis for making one of my favorite sayings wearable. (missandrealewis.bigcartel.com)

3. If this Ivory Floral Twist Dress from Dorothy Perkins doesn’t put you in the springtime mood, then I don’t know what will. This dress was made for twirling in the sunshine. Pair it with some espadrilles and a floppy hat, and you’ve got a winning ensemble. (dorothyperkins.com)

4. How fun is this Blue Cotton Candy Beaded Bracelet Set? There’s a whole lot going on with the tassels, beads and pops of gold, but sometimes you gotta kick things up several notches with accessories. (poppycove.com)

5. Come on baby light my fire is right! Check out this smokin’ hot Clayton Tunic in cayenne by Tularosa. I wouldn’t be surprised if this spicy number is in heavy rotation at Coachella. (revolveclothing.com)