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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

July 24, 2015

1. This Fancy Things Friday is decidedly and uncharacteristically neutral. This Camel Floppy Hat from Love Culture is a prime example of the versatility offered by a natural shade. (loveculture.com)

2. I would totally take out this Nasty Gal x Nila Anthony Take Out Vegan Leather Bag for a test drive on any given night on the town. Think of how much stuff you could fit inside this clever container! Not to mention, it’s pretty darn cute. Get ready for the endless barrage of “I love your bag! Where’d you get it?” (nastygal.com)

3. I’m all for the boxy and breezy One and the Same Beige Two-Piece Dress, which really is a misnomer because it’s two separate pieces. Semantics. There’s nothing wrong with a little belly peeking out, and the subdued hue leaves plenty of room for improvisation with the accessories. (lulus.com)

4. Channel your inner flower child with this stunning Motel Yulia Shift Dress in White Sunflower Lace. There’s something undeniably mod/1960s about this dress, which will certainly bring out your classic inner beauty. Simplicity is key here, gals. (motelrocks.com)

5. Turn up the heat on your office wear with this Sleeveless D-Ring Wrap Jumpsuit in Grey, and then turn right around and head to happy hour with friends at the end of your workday. Commit fully to the seriously stylish piece by rocking it with a killer pair of heels. (missguidedus.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

July 3, 2015

1. Block out those rays this fine sunshine day with these Leopard Print Round Sunglasses. You’re gonna want these fun guys at the ready while stepping out this summer. (forever21.com)

2. I’m fascinated by how something so simple can be so elegant. I’m referring to these subdued Schutz Pearled Darussa Flats, which look like they’re made for royalty. It all makes sense when you consider Schutz’s mantra, “living for pleasure.” (anthropologie.com)

3. Turn the arguably worst day of the week into a party with this dashing Cheap Monday Tee Dress. No frills here. Just a wide-rib mock neck and straight, loose fit. Just use the signature print as motivation for all those checks you’re gonna be cashing in the future. (luckyshops.com)

4. Whether you’re ready to hit the gym or hit the club, this Banded Crop Tank in rusted burgundy will make you look like a superstar. I’m thinking dual-textured moto pants to bring the look full circle. (madewell.com)

5. Keep it carefree with these darling ASOS Pleated Culottes In Mono Chevron Print. (asos.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

June 26, 2015

1. Boxy chambray? Count me all the way in! Motel Rocks, well, rocks for crafting this Leigh Crop Shirt in Pinstripe 70s Wash Denim By Motel. Rock it with a pencil skirt to show what you’re made of. (motelrocks.com)

2. Look glamorous while you party ’round the clock wearing these Black Round Sunglasses. Make these sunshades an essential accessory for the summer. (riverisland.com)

3. Soak up some rays in this way cool Watermelon Swimsuit With Ruffle. This fun swimsuit, with optional straps, is sweet in every way imaginable, and was made in Italy. And now I’ve got a sudden craving for some gelato! (lazzarionline.com)

4. So unashamed to say that this 116 Sprinkle Tank in Red is the bee’s knees. Taken from Romans 1:16 (“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”), this tank is for the courageous and unashamed, of course. The sprinkles are a pleasant surprise, which make the tank all the more enjoyable, kind of like the cherry on top. (reach.merchline.com)

5. Bring the heat in this desert-chic Cacti Get Your Number Shift Dress by Necessary Clothing. Set the tone for your summer with this unique frock that’s just waiting for a walk on the wild side. Let the adventure begin! (necessaryclothing.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

June 19, 2015

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1. Latigo takes a walk on the adventurous side with these Milly Pokadot Sandals. First off, way to get bold with the spelling of “polka dots,” and secondly, I cannot get enough of the black dots set on the backdrop of a natural hue. (revolveclothing.com)

2. How darling is this Short Sleeve Pleated Dress by StyleNanda? It’s demure enough for Sunday morning at church, but can easily go good-girl-turned-bad (a la Rihanna) when paired with a bright pop of color, be it in pump or purse form. (en.stylenanda.com)

3. Get down to business with this Zipped Poplin Jumpsuit by Zara. It’s a simple, straightforward look. But, hey, sometimes you just have to go for softspoken strength. (zara.com)

4. Take it back to the old school, ’cause I’m a (not-so) old fool who’s so cool. “Whoomp There it Is” is right. These retro Mr. Throwback X Originals Black Joggers truly do like up to their name, harkening back to the ’90s. I could totally see Ol’ Marty Mar lounging in these numbers. (mrthrowback.com)

5. I must have been in some type of preppy mood, ’cause the pleats have made an appearance yet again with this show-stopping Kimchi Blue Pleated Skirt Dress. In this case, the pleats are a nice complement to the edgy cutout back. Hey, now that I think of it, this dress is a classic case of “business in the front, party in the back.” I’ll call it a mullet dress. (urbanoutfitters.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

June 12, 2015

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1. Cue up “America the Beautiful” and throw on your best red sundress, ’cause these nautical Striped Slip-On Shoes will have you in a Fourth of July state of mind. But they’ll look just as lovely with some high-waisted shorts or a denim skirt. (cosstores.com)

2. Sometimes less is more. Raise the bar with these dainty Small Bar Studs, which can be worn every day. (stories.com)

3. If these tropical-themed Pari Print High Waisted Shorts don’t get you jazzed about summer, I don’t know what will. These shorts were made for lounging cabana-side with a piña colada in hand. (whistles.com)

4. Just as the picture suggests, this Clayton Dress by Babaton is easy and breezy! Teal is such a flattering color, and I’m not ashamed to admit that my obsession with it just won’t go away. This little number is simple enough to wear with some flats around the office, but has just enough pizzaz to dress up with some strappy heels and a textured clutch. (aritzia.com)

5. This midi Patterned Skirt by H&M brings a ton of color and flair that you don’t need to add much else to your outfit. A plain white or black tee with some sandals will do the trick. (hm.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

June 5, 2015

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1. Why spend a million bucks when you can look like it for a mere £35.00? This Light Pink Pearl Embellished Box Clutch is full-on regal glam, and I’m absolutely here for it. (riverisland.com)

2. These Speckled Delivery Flats are a testament to Modcloth’s versatility. The black-and-white pattern looks fun and very “summertime-y,” reminiscent of “The Flintstones,” in all honesty. And they don’t have that overtly “retro” flair, which kept me on my toes. (modcloth.com)

3. No shame in my game! I’d pair these Motel Sweat Pants in Art School Cream with some pumps and cami and call it a day for the chillest and illest ‘fit ever. (motelrocks.com)

4. Oh no … This isn’t your skort from the 1990s. Rather, this Origami Wrap Tie Skort brings a contemporary elegance to a piece not originally known for sophistication. (topshop.com)

5. My theory is, the bigger the bow, the brighter you glow! Get your shine on with this Sweet Doll Bowknot Lace Shirt, which has two things I adore: bows and lace. This blouse gives me visions of Janelle Monáe, by the way. (chicwish.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

May 29, 2015

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1. With the weekend — and most importantly, summer — upon us, it’s time to think about travel. Look no further than this Weekend Bag in Natural Static by Baggu to hold all your essentials. It’s got a unique pattern, which will set it apart on the baggage claim belt. Or if you can’t bear to part ways with this weekender, it’s overhead-bin approved! Now go see the sights, in style. (baggu.com)

2. These Nike Sportswear Air Command Force Sneakers are so ’90s, and I love every part of it! If the 1990s taught us anything, it’s that black, white, pink and teal are a recipe for dopeness. Be great with these on your feet. (jimmyjazz.com)

3. Private Party has all the pop culture and hip-hop references in wearable form, and you’re all invited to partake. Set your summer off right with this Trap Queen Swimsuit, which pays homage to Fetty Wap’s jam. A close second on my list to cop is the “With My Woes” joggers, a nod to that boy Drake. (shopprivateparty.com)

4. Joe Fresh’s Tan Mini Skirt has a mod-meets-art-deco feel, which would be right at home on a day date to an art gallery or museum. (joefresh.com)

5. Live on the edge while wearing this Fringing Panel Faux Suede Mini Skirt in Black. So many styling possibilities: a crop leather jacket or a crop top, ankle booties or a strappy heel. All are welcome on the suede parade! (missguidedus.com)

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Fancy Things Friday

July 4, 2014

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1. Happy Fourth, y’all! Red, white and blue are a must for today, but you can be patriotic all year long with these stars-and-stripes Van Doren Authentic kicks. Pair these with a chambray shirt and some white denim, and you’ll be a modern-day Auntie Sam. (vans.com)

2. This is not your average swimsuit. This lovely Zimmermann Elixir Frill Tankini brings a certain elegance and charm to all notions of takinis that have come before it. I’d even dare to wear the top for an evening look — and passersby would be none the wiser. (shopplanetblue.com)

3. What’s not to love about this Back Detail T-shirt from Mango? From the polka dots to the scoop neck to the two bows across the back (the ’90s called and we were happy to catch up!), this top brings the party wherever you are. (mango.com)

4. Time surely is on Kate Spade’s side, as the designer never fails to bring us wonderful accessories on top of daring fashion. I’m especially intrigued by this Metro watch, with is big face, textured leather strap and dot detail. (katespade.com)

5. Looks like Forever 21 has turned up the heat with its Tulip-Back Printed Romper. You can’t see it in the picture, but this playsuit features a cutout in the back that sends the message that you’re ready for a night to remember. (forever21.com)