friday's fancies #14.

After a week-long work trip in Pittsburgh {made much easier by Jillian, Carly, and Kristen...thanks again ladies!}, I'm anticipating a low-key date night with {cv} tonight. Though this outfit is on the glam side, it would bring the perfect purple power pop {say that three times fast!} to whatever activity we end up choosing. 

{all images are screenshots from the links listed below}
1) The second this top popped up on netaporter.com, I knew immediately it would be weaved into my Friday's Fancies. Vivienne Westwood rocked it with this Anglomania Hop 'n' Skirt belted crepe top. The color, the shape, the bow. Let's just say I'm in love...
2) J.Crew did it again. I loved my Minnie pants from last season, and this new cropped pant-- the cafĂ© capri pant--needs to make its way into my wardrobe pronto. Though they look grey, they're actually black...and I think the weight of these pants plays perfectly to the spring weather I'm dreaming of too ;)
3) The texture on this Miu Miu MatelassĂ© leather clutch jumped out at me from the get-go. It's small, it's manageable, and it would fit the basics...which would be all I need for a low-key date night.
4) I had a pair of J.Crew flats in 2009 which looked a lot like these Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Metallic Leather Ballet Flats and I completely wore them into the ground. These would definitely be an upgrade {hello, they're 'gamo!}, but they also carry through the bow from the purple Vivienne Westwood masterpiece. If I had some extra $$$ lying around, these would be on my feet.
5) I wanted a little bling--and I think I could get just that with this Kenneth Jay Lane Crystal Ring. I'd also feel like a rockstar wearing it. KJL had a matching Crystal Necklace, but I thought it might be a bit too much for a low-key date night. {cv} didn't need to be blinded by my {fictitious} bling!

How do you like my purple power pop?! 


I'm so happy to be back from a crazy week--and cannot wait to catch up on all I've missed! An enormous thank you {in advance!} to all of my lovely readers joining in for Friday's Fancies this week...I always look forward to seeing what you create. 

New to Friday's Fancies?! It's easy to link up...just create an outfit that you'd love to wear for your Friday night activities if money were no object! It's helped me spend much less in the last three months and still feel connected to fashion. {You don't need fancy graphics--just the desire to create an outfit you'd love to wear! I use Adobe Illustrator now, but I started using Picasa {via Google}...but most Friday's Fancies are created via Polyvore, a super easy and super addictive fashion site.}

Enjoy your Friday--you deserve it! Much love, {av}

29 comments:

  1. Ahhh I tried to make that clutch fit in my outfit haha...it's great! I'm a huge fan of the Minnies from JCrew - I'll have to try those.
    Happy Friday :) xoxo Linds
    Vineyard Loveknots

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  2. i LOVE these - I'm gonna have to link up one of these weeks!

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  3. love that top lady! i hope you have a WONDERFUL and RELAXING weekend :) sending you a book soooon! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

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  4. Hey av! Glad to have you back, but also enjoyed your wonderful line-up of guest bloggers :)

    Love the outfit above, especally the clutch and the silver flats... I've been looking for flats just like those for some time now :)

    I will be doing my Friday's Fancies #2 today after I run to the grocery store!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  5. I love the purple and that's such a gorgeous shade of it! I also love my minnies from last season. So much so that I'm tempted to buy a couple more pairs this Spring!

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  6. I love the purple!!!

    http://cassieleeblogs.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-fancies-5.html

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  7. Just discovered your Friday's Fancies on cornflake dreams ...such a cute idea! I will for sure be joining in one of these days! Great blog!
    xxkristin {ten scenic drive}

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  8. Love LOve the purple! That clutch is perfect and I always love a piece of Kenneth Jay Lane!

    Happy Friday!

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  9. LOVE LOVE the shirt and flats! They are both super cute!

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  10. Oh my gosh, so obsessed with that top! Such a gorgeous shade of purple. Have so much fun tonight, and glad to have you back! :)

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  11. Welcome back! And cute outfit! I am obsessed with purple right now!

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  12. I would totally wear the top, that color tone is perfect. I like the shoes also.

    I won't be able to link today, my brain is fried after 2 exams. Happy Friday, xo

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  13. so fab! i lovelove the cropped pant + flat look. and who doesn't want a miu miu bag?? happy friday!

    xo.ashley

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  14. love your outfit my dear! and so glad that you had a good trip! though I'm sure {cv} is glad you are HOME! :)

    Happy Friday! xo!

    Lauren @ tickled.

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  15. Welcome back and happy Fancy Friday!! Love the outfit! Absolutely adore the purple as well as the cropped pants w/ flats!

    XO
    Jenn

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  16. Glad you're back, and that the work trip didn't cripple you! Enjoy your date tonight; I'll be drooling over those divine Ferragamos!

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  17. Welcome back! I love the silver shoes...I have some in my Friday's fancies too! Hope you have a good weekend it get some time with hubby :) Hugs!

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  18. That ring is SO gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  19. Pretty pretty pretty! Great choices, girl! :)

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  20. OMG. I love your blog. My name's Anna, I'm a stylist and visual merchandiser in LA. I just started my own Fashion site. Check it out for multiple post a day on all things fashion. I'm following, I hope you'll follow back.
    Thanks love. xoxo.

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  21. First of all, love your blog! I somehow came upon it from another blog. "Long Distance" totally caught my attention, because my Mr. and I were long distance for about three years.

    Anywhooo! That outfit is adorable... love the purple power pop (lol!) and that cocktail ring is a great accessory.

    Emily
    www.texasnj.wordpress.com

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  22. This is a cute outfit. It's definitely my style and I love it. I had fun linking up with your link up today, although I'm mildly embarrassed of the quality of my entry. Next time I do it I'm going to use photoshop (as i'm taking a class about it monday! Yay!). Thanks so much for the opportunity to link up. This is a fun one.

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  23. Just bought the cafe capri- love love love! HAPPY FRIDAY!

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  24. confession: i've been so busy at work i haven't had a chance to read blogs and i sincerely "missed you" friend! glad to hear you had a good week of away work....love the outfit!

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  25. Those gray pants and silver flats are amazing <3

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  26. cute idea for a linky...thanks for the follow...i am now following you back here, on twitter and on bloglovin...can't wait to read more!

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  27. This outfit is so cute. I'd love to participate in Friday Fancies. Should I just link my blog post back to your blog when I do it? My email is stefanyovalles@gmail.com if communicating that way might be easier. I look forward to hearing from you. :)

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  28. Holy cow, how is it that I've never heard of Polyvore before? Gahhhh I'm going to waste so much time on that site now. haha. :)

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  29. I'm obsessed with that outfit! I just started following your blog, great posts!
    Best, Cami
    camilynbeth.blogspot.com

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