friday's fancies #2.

With the rain coming down steadily today in Providence, all I really want to do is cozy up next to a fireplace and read a book. Sadly, we have no fireplace and I have a lot of things to get done around the apartment, so that plan doesn't seem too plausible. I also might brave the weather to drive to Boston to see the maid of honor, who is home from NYC.

All these things aside, I bring to you my Cozy French Chic look in my second edition of Friday's Fancies. This outfit would be perfect for the date I hope rests in my future this evening {contingent--sadly--on the husband's work schedule}. It also seems rather appropriate for "Black Friday," a shopping tradition which I opted out of this year.
1) This Vanessa Bruno tote was everywhere when we were on our Parisian honeymoon this past April. I searched high and low to find a place to buy it today, and all I could find was this low-res picture. It appeals to my preppy style, with a touch of Frenchy goodness. 
2) You can't go wrong with Splendid. This openfront cardigan + tank combo is about as basic as it gets, but hey, this is supposed to be cozy, remember?
3) I wanted to add a little fun and a little shape to an otherwise shapeless cardigan. This fun Gucci belt with a heart buckle does just that.
4) Continuing with the cozy notion, I spied these ever reliable super-stretch legging jeans from Citizens of Humanity. 
5) These precious Commes des Garcons flats are a collaborative effort with Repetto, known for their trusty ballet flats. They channel a little Chanel and, thus, fit perfectly with my nod to the French.
6) I can dream of that fireplace, can't I? {via weheartit}

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone! xo {av}