dream big.

With Friday on the horizon, I get excited...it means Friday's Fancies posts are right around the corner! I've come to really love Fridays. When I created the Friday's Fancies concept last November, I did so because I knew I needed to rein in my spending. I love to shop---almost as much as I love 
J.Crew or JIF peanut butter {which is a LOT}. 

My solution? Create outfits which satisfy my shopping needs without spending a penny! I think about what activities my Friday night will hold and then envision what I'd wear if money were no object. Sometimes I even dream up my activity--or create outfits for later in the weekend. 
It's all good...I'm dreaming here, remember?

Here's my little advice for those of you hoping to do Friday's Fancies posts in the future...

Over the past ten weeks, more than 200 other Friday's Fancies posts have been linked to {long distance loving}! I'm always so honored to see the time and effort bloggers put into their posts. The best part of Friday for me? Getting to take a step back...and watch others dream big :)

Though I use Adode Illustrator, most of the Friday's Fancies faithful utilize the fabulous fashion time void known as Polyvore. You don't have to use any design programs though...using pictures works perfectly too. Maybe what you're fancying this Friday isn't in the form of clothing--that's fine too. Your only requirement is to share your dreams!

Are you a Friday's Fancies faithful? Do you have any tips for newbies?

Need help navigating Polyvore? Check out this videoHave other questions? 
Contact me! I'm happy to help :)

Check back here tomorrow to see what masterpieces your fellow bloggers created this week :) 
I'd love to see your dreams in the gallery! xoxo {av}


  1. YAY! I made mine a couple days ago and can't wait to share it on Friday!! :D

  2. I think I'm going to link up for the first time this Friday! :)

  3. I love participating in Friday Fancies. It really is a great way to enjoy those pieces you just can't quite afford and step out of your real wardrobe for a change. :)

    i wander, i wonder

  4. I've been thinking about doing my own Friday Fancies... Though I'm not sure I could quite live up to yours and Jillian's!

    Andrea x

  5. I'm going to make my first one this Friday!


  6. Polyvore is definitely easy to use! I recommend just getting a feel for it by taking a little time to play around with it! Once you get it, it's easy peasy! Can't wait to show mine for this week :)

  7. Ahhhh! I ADORE Friday's Fancies! I get excited every week! And I really have been spending less because of it! Which makes hubs REAL happy! :)

    xo! Lauren @ tickled.

  8. I love friday fancies and look forward to it every week!!!

  9. I love love Friday Fancies- will definitely be taking part soon:) I've never used Polyvor- I'm an old school power point user- might just have to try it out though- fingers crossed it is as easy as everyone says!!

  10. Want to know so something so fun! This morning I got dressed for work and I turned to my husband and said, "What do you think of my outfit?" He said I love it...it looks like it could be a Friday's Fancies outfit! I almost died I thought that was so cute:) See you tomorrow.

  11. just did my first friday's fancies!! although, i think the set-up didn't quite translate....hopefully i'll get better at it!! so fun!!

  12. Greatness. =)