friday's fancies #15.

Hello everyone! I'm entirely thrilled it's Friday--I'm betting most of you are too! Though our plans are up in the air for tonight, we have tossed around the idea of catching a concert, featuring one of {cv}'s favorites from his younger days. I pulled together this "concert chic" look to fit with those projected plans and push the limit with a bright color combo I've been dying to try in the form of purple+orange:



1) I love many of Tory Burch's wares--and this Classic Mini Bag is no exception. I loved the crossbody style and the fact the chain was something other than gold. I thought it just a bit more edgy {and concert friendly!} to me.
2) What can I say? I adore orange. My skin tone works much better with this shade in the summer, but I would love for this Oscar de la Renta Ruffled Silk Top to hang in my closet year-round. Though you can't see it, it also has a super fun back!
3) Continuing with the slightly edgier look, these Anita Ko Spike 14-karat white gold stud earrings provided a nice contrast to the ruffles in the Oscar top. They also jived with the chain on the Tory bag too!
4) I've been dying to own a white blazer for quite some time now. The details in this Elizabeth and James Triple Pocket James Blazer are so exquisite. I knew it had to serve as my jacket for what will inevitably be a chilly {almost} spring night in New England. There are some great buttons right on the sleeves near the elbows, which just put this blazer on a whole other level for me!
5) I can never get enough of 7 for All Mankind. My first pair of "nice" jeans were gifted to me my freshman year by two of my closest {and extremely generous} friends--and I still wear those 7s almost eight years later. I liked the color and the fit of these Kaylie Skinny Trousers. They're just sharp looking, especially in contrast to the ivory and orange elsewhere in the outfit.
6) Playing to the concert chic vibe and again to the chain of the Tory bag, I felt these Vera Wang Lavender Label Snake-Embossed Leather Ballet Flats would be a perfect choice for my feet. Both comfortable and stylish, these little beauties top the outfit off right!

Opinions: do we like the purple+orange?
Do you have a favorite piece from this look?

If you're looking for a fun way to round out your week, consider creating your own Friday's Fancies! It's an easy way to make the hours pass until 5:00pm rolls around ;) It's also a fun avenue to discover other blogs which can help keep you entertained on a slow afternoon!

The idea behind Friday's Fancies is simple: create your dream outfit without looking at the pricetag for whatever activity your Friday will hold. {Truth be told, you could also dream up that activity too!} Many of the Friday's Fancies faithful use Polyvore to create their looks--a super easy website which is also pretty addicting. {Not sure how to use their website? Check out this video to learn more!} 

Friday's Fancies also helps to curb my shopping urges...I can channel my much too expensive taste into this weekly outlet, which {cv} appreciates too! If you have any questions about how to create your own look, please feel free to email me...I'm happy to help :)

Looking forward to seeing what you all create! A big thank you in advance for those who take the time to create their own Fancies--you make Fridays so exciting for me :) I am so blessed to have such wonderful readers! Here's to a fabulous weekend! xoxo {av}

37 comments:

  1. love love that look for a concert! I'm not a big fan of purple and orange,but in this outfit it looks GREAT!

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  2. I'm loving the purple and orange combo, really makes the colors pop. Bon weekend ma chérie!

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  3. I love those jeans- I want to get some "fancy" jeans too :)

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  4. Yes, we love purple and orange!! it looks a bit more blue on my end but we love blue and orange together too! haha super cute look, allison (feels weird not to call you av, but yay!) hope you have a lovely weekend, lady.

    p.s. i loved the photos from your trip to new orleans.

    xo,
    i wander, i wonder

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  5. Love the purple and coral/orange combo! - If you go to the concert have a great time! - Can't wait to do my friday's fancies later tonight :)

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  6. LOVE purple & orange! and LOVE this outfit!!!

    Happy Friday! xo! Lauren @ tickled.

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  7. love the purple + orange combo, dear! any colors would be appreciated really after a winter of grey and black! (italians are obsessed with grey and black) and ahem, that blazer needs to be in my closet!!

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  8. love that blazer!

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  9. love this bright outfit! i hope you two have a fantastic friday :) xoxo jcd

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  10. Thank you for your sweet comment. Isn't laughter the most precious, contagious thing? Your blog is fabulous. and you have impeccable taste. :)

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  11. Love the clean+crisp white blazer!
    Happy Friday to you~

    xo*

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  12. I'm loving the purple and orange color combo. The flats are cute too!
    Happy Friday! xoxo

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  13. I really love that color combo--and that TB bag! Here are my picks, I love the plum, orange, yellow combo this week: http://cassieleeblogs.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-fancies-6.html

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  14. Loving this color combo! Great picks! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  15. Purple and orange scares the bejeezus out of me, but I love how you pulled it together with just the top and the clutch! Plus, I'm really into that blue-ish shade of purple. And those ballet flats are gorgeous! Have fun at the concert! You're definitely going to be the best-dressed there. :)

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  16. I love the white blazer! I've been wanting one for a while now! Might have to look this one up :)

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  17. Send one of this outfit my way ... sz small tops, 27 jeans and 8 shoes pleasethanks

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  18. So cute! And as a Clemson girl, I loveee purple and orange! Happy Friday!

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  19. I love the bold look of purple and orange together!

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  20. Great outfit! I love the color combo. That white blazer is so classy!

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  21. I love that orange top, and that purse! I just started using Polyvore yesterday and am addicted! Have a great weekend!

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  22. love the purple and orange together. i'm a color kinda girl :) also seriously in love with that blazer...why must it be $400 dollars!?

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  23. Hey! I love your blog and this is my first Friday entry. I'm #22 and as you can see from the jacket in mine, I love purple and orange too! I am a big fan of bold colors, or even just a pop of color. I would wear this outfit today in DC because it isn't sunny, and I love to wear colorful coats on dreary days to brighten my mood!

    P.S. how did you create your image? Did you do that in Polyvore? It looks awesome! Thanks!

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  24. What a perfect concert look-comfortable but still hot! Hope you guys enjoy date night, whatever you end up doing!

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  25. my favorite is definitely the white blazer!..second is the romantic orange top.
    (p.s. thanks for your lovely message!..i just started so I have a ton of things to put up but since you have an interest in turkey make sure to check back because my next one has amaaazing pictures from palaces, mosques, etc. :-)
    have a beautiful weekend!
    —Lorena

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  26. Dear AV,

    Please come dress me everyday.

    Love Rhi

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  27. I am dying to try this color combo too - purple -orange as well as some other bright color mixes such as bright pink + red, bright pink + orange. I am sure spring will be a great chance to do all that - wear colors. And I am sorry I missed this Fruday Fancies but I am definitely playing next week. This will be so much fun ... I cannot wait. Oh, and I love that orange top - curious to see the back.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    xoxo

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  28. What a great idea! I think I might have to start doing this! I agree- it's a great way to pass the time. :) I whole heartedly support purple + orange. But I especially love pink + orange or red, coral, any of those hues really! So glad to have found your blog. Have a great rest of the weekend! xo

    Kathryn

    http://sweetteaandchampagne.com

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  29. Thanks so much for including me in this!!! What a fun idea. I do one of these babies every Friday, so I'll be participating much more now that I found you:)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    The Cheeky Cafe

    P.S. I'm doing a fun giveaway this week, so make sure you enter!

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  30. So glad you stumbled on my blog, too...I am one of those girls braving long distance so I could use all advice from your blog :) Hope you had a good weekend!

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  31. I love the orange and purple together!! I'd so love to give that blazer a try too!

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