friday's fancies #7.

I can't believe Friday is here! With a snow day on Wednesday, it feels more like Tuesday than Friday...but hey, I won't complain! Tonight, we'll be dining at Gracie's, one of our favorite restaurants in Providence, with another recently married couple from Georgetown. {j} and I worked at Intermix together for a few years in college--but we actually met freshman year working elsewhere...coincidentally where she met her husband, {t}. Since they moved to Boston, we got back in touch--and it's been so fun to have girls nights, but for tonight, we thought we'd include our boys. {j} is quite the fashionista herself, so we always chat about our recent finds...so I generally can't wait for tonight!


I anticipate a fun night, swapping Georgetown tales and reminiscing about our recent weddings. Since they're coming directly from work, I wouldn't want them feel overdressed, so I decided I would create a fun day-to-night ensemble. If money were no object, I'd wear this outfit...
{images are screenshots from the sites listed below}
1) This black miki top from my perennial favorite, Kate Spade, provided a great {albeit simple} canvas on which I built this outfit. 
2) Playing to my feminine side and further illustrating my love for Kate Spade, I thought these all wrapped up studs were a perfect choice to play up the sweater I chose. 
3) Milly strikes again...this Belle du Jour beaded cardigan feeds into that feminine angle flawlessly.
4) Though I'm just not a pink girl {apologies to all my pink-loving friends!}, I am trying to bring more into my wardrobe. For me, this fuschia pencil skirt from J.Crew would be a fabulous foray into the world of pink.
5) Growing up, I despised wearing tights. So much so, I went bare-legged {much to my mother's horror} from roughly ages 15 to 23...until I discovered Spanx. These dotted fishnet Spanx are delicately beautiful--and would help me {ever-so-slightly} with the cold night ahead.
6) As much as I love Kate Spade totes, I had a soft spot for this journal newspaper clutch. It wouldn't function well for work, but it would be perfect for this night out on the town...and I loved the contrast of the white and black with the fuschia skirt.
7) I obviously want to put my best foot forward...and these Jimmy Choo Private Patent Leather Sandals would help me do just that. 


If anyone feels inspired this week {or on a future Friday} to create their own Friday's Fancies, here, again, is the graphic you can add to your collage. {I'll add it on my sidebar soon!} I'd love for you to join me in dreaming up the perfect Friday ensemble.
Here's to the Friday night ahead--and whatever it spells for you! 
Happy weekend! xoxo {av}

P.S. So glad you liked my fun {and affordable!} finds yesterday from Old Navy...
I'm hoping I can do a budget-friendly fashion find post every so often :)

22 comments:

  1. LOVE your outfit choice :) I need that pencil skirt in my life.

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  2. I'm one of those pink loving friends, so obv, that skirt is amazing. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Ooo...those choo's are so chic! happy to have discovered you via my cup of te!

    xo,
    joAnn

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  4. have fun tonight!! love love the polka dot tights! xoxo jcd
    ps i was totally going to do a fridays fancies post and i forgot. epic fail! will schedule one for next week!

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  5. Love the color of that skirt.

    It'd be awesome if you did a link up for Friday Fancies!

    Have a great weekend!!

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  6. Ahhh I love Friday's Fancies! And that clutch.. it WOULD be Kate Spade. So so cute. I should just assume that everything that catches my eye at this point is Kate Spade. I'm so jealous you worked at Intermix! They have such a gorgeous selection, even though I can only afford half of it. Have fun with your friend tonight and a lovely weekend!

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  7. oh my oh my do i love that clutch! it is darling. this whole outfit is :) xo
    i hope you have a wonderful evening and an amazing dinner lovely lady!

    hope you have a magical weekend as well!

    much love ♥ lindsay

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  8. The newspaper clutch is so clever. oh, and, the shoes are pretty sexy!

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  9. Great look! hope you have a great night and weekend, dear! :)

    i wander, i wonder

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  10. Hey! Darling outfit. That clutch is so presh. I read your post about our Lauren! Really enjoyed it! She is so fab ;-) Have a great weekend!! xoxo

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  11. cute shoes!! OMG so I just found out Rent the Runway is soon going to be offering bridesmaid dresses!! YAY!

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  12. Love the outfit. Have a lovely weekend pretty lady:)

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  13. I'm loving the skirt and cardigan!! LOVE!

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  14. I'm also one of those pink loving friends,I fancy your choices too!
    xoxo
    lila

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  15. i love all your choices :) especially the skirt and the shoes. stunning.
    so happy i came across your blog, i love it. i am a new follower :) x

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  16. i love that skirt! hey just wanted to say thanks for your gym comment! here's a post i wrote a while back on group classes if you've never taken any! maybe it will help? http://fitwithflash.blogspot.com/2010/07/what-to-do-at-gym-when-you-dont-know.html Thanks gir!

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  17. Love your outfit! I picked an outfit out too!

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  18. Love this outfit choice, perfect for date night, maybe someday $$$ will grow on trees...I am hoping!
    Very cute Blog!

    http://fashioninthefog.blogspot.com/

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