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Fancy Things Friday

January 19, 2018

This Fancy Things Friday is all about embracing the cooler temperatures with a little bit of color. In oher words it’s sweater weather with a burst of flair:

1. I love a good play on words, so this LITerature Sweater made my heart smile. I’ve been doing some more writing these days, and I’ve been making my way through some fantastic audiobooks on my commute to and from work, so I guess you could say that I, too, put the “lit” in “literature.” (cottonbureau.com)

2. With its pretty pearls and radiant ruffles, this Pearl Beading Tiered Ruffle Sleeve Jumper will definitely help you step your sweater game up. This gem also comes in Pink, Black, Green, Burgundy and White, but will turn heads in whichever hue you choose. (shein.com)

3. And speaking of making a statement, this grand Gold Feather Statement Necklace is giving me warrior princess meets buttoned-up beauty. Also, had no clue that World Market had such fanciful necklaces. Mind blown! (worldmarket.com)

4. Who says denim can only come in shades of blue? I, for one, subscribe to Zara’s belief in color. This dazzling Coloured Denim Jacket in yellow will definitely keep the winter blues away. The distressing and rips throughout add an element of badassery and boldness. And guess who’s here for it! (zara.com)

5. I wore my black-and-white oxfords so much that they’re in pretty bad shape, which is a shame because I really loved them. They went with everything! Thankfully, these sprightly Derby Tweed/Black Shoes are a(rollienation.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

September 2, 2016

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Get into this “say it ain’t so — summer, please don’t go” batch of goods and wares in this week’s edition of Fancy Things Friday:

1. I happened upon the jewelry brand Passiana recently, and I. Am. Hooked. This Aqua and Opal Crystal Collar Necklace is just one of many pieces that struck my fancy. The aquamarine, opal and clear crystals form a trifecta of elegance, style and grace. (passiana.com)

2. Show off how flossy you are with this bold Lynley Ear Crawler Set. The piece that lines the ear is sure to turn heads, while the stud piece brings balance. Wear this set proudly any and everywhere. (baublebar.com)

3. Bring on the beauty, Boden! The model nails this darling Hattie Skirt look by pairing it with a chambray shirt. But the styling doesn’t end there. Get real profesh and wear it with a tailored button-down blouse to the office, or let your wild child flow and pair it with a crop top. I mean, it is Friyay after all. (bodenusa.com)

4. J. Crew knew exactly what it was doing when it unearthed this stately City Trench. This coat is a quintessentially classic staple, bringing versatility to your wardrobe all year long, really. I’m partial to the more traditional Nut Brown hue, but I’m also warming up to the Streetscape Green Op shade. (jcrew.com)

5. Get all prim and proper with this dainty Sadgill Shirt Dress. Don’t miss the button-down front and frilled placket. That’s where the magic is. Rock this sweet dress with (what else?) a killer pair of patterned flats, and charm your way through the day. (jackwills.com)

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Outfit of the Night: Dressed-Up Denim

July 19, 2016

This Outfit of the Night is another from the many birthday celebrations I’ve enjoyed over the past couple of weeks. Birthday month! Woop woop! My pal, Briana, treated me to dinner at The Attic in Long Beach to commemorate this new year of life. Seriously, run, don’t walk. A Flaming Hot Cheetos crumble on all the macaroni and cheeses? Yes, please! But I digress. See the full evening ensemble after the jump!

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Fancy Things Friday

July 15, 2016

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

1. Step out with style and grace with these bold Mackie Wedge Heels. I’m especially fond of the suede and strategically placed slits. Already got your fill of the black-and-wood combo? Don’t fret. These fierce foot candies also come in Mocha (tan), Rosso (red-orange) and Natural/Pewter (cream). (kelsidaggerbk.com)

2. Say whaaaat?! No need to yell across the room. You’ll make quite the statement with this dazzling Style #0091 Gold Statement Necklace. It has tiered levels of gems and gold and screams “I’m here.” Bling bling, y’all! (lovejbyjulia.com)

3. Hi there, hi-low! It’s definitely girl-next-door meets girl-on-the-go with this Everly: Olivia Striped Off the Shoulder Dress. It has me swooning thinking of the possibilities. Beach day ensemble? Date night moment? It has cutie-patootie written all over it. (stylelustshop.com)

4. Tell us how you really feel, Tobi! This Miss His Kisses Mesh Maxi Dress is sultry and sleek. The mesh makes for a perfect nighttime frock and looks ultra fab. I see you, goddess! (tobi.com)

5. Now that’s what I’m talking about: a versatile jacket that elevates a look with ease. Take a look-see at this lovely Silence + Noise Kirra Swing Trench Coat. Oh, the layering that can take place. I’m thinking I about how I can bring this fun piece from summer into fall. Get is while it’s hot. It’s discounted and something tells me it won’t stick around much longer. (urbanoutfitters.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

April 8, 2016

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

1. Cool it now, with this crisp, cobalt blue Mini Fringe Crossbody Bag. The tan and grey versions are fine and well, but something about the blue feels extra special. Take this bag to new heights by removing the strap and wearing it as a clutch. (freepeople.com)

2. The Esi Top is unabashedly Afrocentric and I’m all for it. The pattern provides whimsy and playfulness, while the plunging back is a pleasant surprise. The top is also available in a teal green-and-white pattern that’s extra earthy and equally charming. (kedelcouture.bigcartel.com)

3. Shine on, girl! This Glisten Black and Nude Sequin Rose Jumpsuit just demands attention. The dazzling rose pattern overlay is made up from sequins, and this playsuit is elegant, stylish and versatile. (pinkboutique.co.uk)

4. The Hanalei Collar Necklace is a lovely reminder of the season we’re in. Springtime is upon us, and it lends itself to wonderful pieces, such as this stunning statement necklace featuring ultra-realistic marbled hibiscus blossoms secured by a structured gold collar and black ribbon. There’s a tropical touch that would make this necklace perfect for styling outfits for my upcoming Hawaii trip. (baublebar.com)

5. Peekaboo! I see you. This Faye Cut Out Dress breaks the monotony of the usual little black dress. This piece keeps you on your toes with the sleek cutout. The buttons and billowy sleeves tone down the sass and make for a darling frock. (francescas.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

March 11, 2016

Get into this swoon-worthy batch of goods and wares in this week’s edition of Fancy Things Friday:

1. This stunning Sphynx Bib Clear Necklace takes all the work out of layering multiple pieces and creates a solid statement necklace. Let this gorgeous piece do all the talking by pairing it with a plain white T, some jeans and flats. (baublebar.com)

2. Timeless and elegant, this BLAYSA Black Leather Strap Watch works well as a staple timepiece fit for everyday wear. Don’t sleep on the two sub dials, which add an element of swag and surprise. Time’s of the essence: Snag one of these before they’re gone. (tedbaker.com)

3. This Ivory Mesh Inset Jacquard Sheath Dress gives just the right amount of sass and class. The mesh cutouts are the crescendo to the muted ivory color. And bonus points: The mesh insets are mirrored on the back side of the dress so you’ll look as fly coming as you’ll look going. Hey, there! Super bonus points: It’s on sale right now for 40 percent off! (express.com)

4. Welcome to my world, Vestique. I just discovered this online boutique and I found a bunch of gems. At the top of my wish list is this extra fun, flirty Fringe Worthy Clutch. This envelope clutch features a removable gold chain strap that offers versatility. Fringe is definitely coming back with a vengeance and I fully support its return with daringly darling pieces like this! (vestique.com)

5. Australia-based Mura Boutique brings out the big guns with this khaki Emory Dress. The criss-cross draping of the fabric provides depth and the lower cutout bust detail exudes confidence. Oh, and as if you didn’t know, strappy heels are a must with this bodycon beauty. (muraboutique.com.au)

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Fancy Things Friday

January 1, 2016

Get into another batch of “New Year New Me”-inspired (HAPPY NEW YEAR!) goods and wares in this week’s Fancy Things Friday:

1. Ghanian jewelry-maker Christie Brown knew exactly what she was doing when she made this Chinaya Bib Necklace in Canary. As an avid button enthusiast, I was immediately drawn in by the layered discs of varying ankara-esque fabrics and the yellow beaded tiers that just take the piece to a whole new level. Talk about a statement necklace! This piece also comes in Gold Coast (bronze), Citron (lime green), Flame (red) and Indigo (midnight blue). Either way, you can’t lose. (christiebrownonline.com)

2. Sometimes you just have to pause and admire excellent craftsmanship. Take for instance this Saint Wide Brimmed Hat in Navy by Loéil. This structured wool fedora fat with matching ribbon trim detail is regal and alluring. (theloeil.com)

3. This Kate Belted Shawl Collar Coat is a feminine, sassy take on the traditional trench coat, and I’m here for it. This long coat can be tied to conceal a ravishing dress or opened to call attention to the layered goodness inside. (boohoo.com)

4. Nothing says “new year new me” quite like a daring outfit. Ring in 2016 with this stunning Irina Miro Ruffled Bateau Neck Mini Dress, which shows off those sexy shoulders and collar bones and leaves room for the perfect statement necklace to shine. Minimal elegance and its finest, folks. (stylewe.com)

5. Let this MOTO Clean Shirt Dress lay the foundation for a killer look. Paired with a bright pair of ankle booties, some high-top sneakers, a suede pump or a knee-length boots, this piece can come to life in a way that shows off personality and individuality, whether on a Monday in the office or a Saturday brunch. I need this staple in my wardrobe STAT! (topshop.com)

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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)

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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)

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Fancy Things Friday

November 14, 2014

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1. I have some pretty awesome, immensely talented friends! I’m so proud of them that I have to showcase what they’ve been up to. My pal, Lola Wusu, just released her Movember-inspired line, MiLa. “I discovered the Movember movement and quickly realized that my love for retro fashion statements and philanthropy had met its soul mate,” the designer says. I am quite fond of the Mo Comfy Convertible Dolman Poncho, which looks how a warm hug feels. This right here is making me catch feelings for autumn. (lolawusu.com)

2. Another friend of mine, Rachel Herbst, is making waves with her super cute Pendleton accessories designs. This Pendleton canvas rucksack is currently available at The Rare Bird in Oakland, Calif., but it doesn’t appear to be sold online. I can’t wait to see her work live and in the flesh the next time I’m up in the Bay Area. (therarebird.com)

3. There’s no need to be blue, unless, of course, you’re wearing it. This Madeline Statement Necklace is made of acrylic blue jewels and navy and clear rhinestone pendants, and I need it in my life. (solennrachael.com)

4. Look fabulous while braving the chill with this Fall Into the Holidays Chevron Scarf around your neck. The contrasting pattern and snugly fabric is more than enough to get me talking about the genius of infinity scarfs. Get yours (in navy, as pictured, or burgundy) now before they’re all gone. Also, I was delighted to discover that they have a store in my city: Long Beach (*raises roof*)! I’ll have to pay them a visit. (shopconversationpieces.com)

5. Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Any of those festive occasions call for something special, and the Flare Gold Dress certainly fits the bill. Light up any room you walk into with this sassy little number on. (shoptiques.com)