friday's fancies #16.

Considering I woke up on Tuesday thinking it was Thursday, you might guess that I'm overjoyed it's Friday ;) With fun plans to head to a housewarming party tonight, I pulled together this chic but not too formal get-up...with a touch of Georgetown pride for our game tonight! {You all learned of my love of March Madness earlier this week, so this inspiration shouldn't be too surprising!}

{all images are screenshots from the corresponding links below}
1) I am a long-time fan of Shoshanna. Simply put, they make strapless dresses that stay put. Catch my drift? This ikat Ruched Strapless Mini Dress caught my eye--not only for its gorgeous print but also its fab navy and white contrast.
2) With the loud buttons on the cardigan I chose, these Ippolita Bastille Earrings are bold and gorgeous, but they don't distract from the details and fun happening below my neck ;)
3) When going to a housewarming, you can never go empty-handed. I thought The Savoy Cocktail Book was a perfect gift for the hostess with the mostest!
4) My love for Tory Burch is evident in many previous editions of Friday's Fancies. Her Simone Cardigan is a staple in her collection--and though I love the brilliant hues she's produced in the past, this grey works as the perfect compliment to my blue+gray ensemble.
5) Didn't you know foam fingers were all the fashion rage? Just kidding, just kidding. I have to sport my Georgetown pride somewhere in this outfit! Fun fact: they made an appearance at our wedding. {Yes, it's true. Click here for proof!}
6) Ok, I know most of you are thinking: where are the heels, lady? I understand, I do...but if I'm going to be on my feet all night, 9 out of 10 times, I'll choose flats. Being uncomfortable just isn't my thing. These J.Crew Cece Cracked Metallic Ballet Flats polished off this outfit pretty perfectly in my book!

Am I doing my Hoyas proud with this outfit? 
Do you ever opt for flats when you know you'll be on your feet all night?


And before I go--I have an extra special treat for you this Friday!
You can see more Friday's Fancies from yours truly on two of my absolute favorite blogs today! 
Jillian from cornflake dreams and Deanna from Mellow Fever asked me to fill in for them while they're on vacay this week! I am so honored to guest post for them :)

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!} I use Adobe Illustrator these days, but my early outfits were pulled together on Picasa. And if you aren't graphically inclined, no sweat! Feel free to create your look just using pictures!

As always, I can't wait to see what you create--thanks again for taking the time to pull together these dreamy outfits! They definitely make my Friday {and hopefully yours too!} much more fun! Much love to Japan today...though I'm not participating in the day of silence,
it doesn't mean their country isn't on my mind!
xoxo, {av}


  1. I always wondered how people made these photo spreads. Thanks for the info! I like the things you chose, I'd have a "Go MN Wild" jersey for the game tonight :)

  2. Love the cardigan and ballet flats. Bon weekend!

  3. I love that you added the finger!!! hahaha
    Let's hope your Hoyas win... my brackets needs some serious help already with Louisville's loss.
    Such a cute dress. Wahhh I want it all!
    Have a great weekend.

  4. I love this dress, allison, and the bikini you chose for san juan; great color.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    i wander, i wonder

  5. In LOVE with the Shoshanna dress! And how exciting to be guest posting for those two! I know you'll do them justice!

  6. I love that dress, the pattern is lovely :)
    anyway, i'm participating. Hope you like it :)

  7. Cute outfit. Love those flats. I'm such a fan of flats. Have a good time tonight :)

  8. I love my dress: here's my list :)

  9. love those earings!
    nice idea with this Friday's Fancies :*

  10. I am going to start participating in Friday Fancies next week!

  11. Beautiful outfit!! I really like the cardigan and the silver flats! Happy Friday! :)

  12. I love the flats! This week I tried something a little different for Friday's Fancies as a tie in to our BBC discussion of Sense and Sensibility--hope you don't mind :)

  13. I am obsessed with that dress! Happy Friday! xoxo

  14. I love that ikat dress, but damn, not the price!

  15. love Friday Fancies! what a great idea!!!!!

  16. Love the pattern on the dress and the earrings too! :)

    Happy Friday! xoxo

  17. I might be in love with that ikat print Shoshanna dress! Those earrings are great too.

    I definitely try and wear comfy shoes if I'm going to be on my feet all day. I'm a big fan of wedges and flats... and flip flops haha. Love your Friday fancies today.

  18. Hey girl, I can't judge about flats. Being on my feet means if I want to have fun I need to wear flats. And any day that UK plays I will sneak in blue in white into anything I wear and my foam finger is on my desk. Have a good weekend!

  19. Loving the Savoy as a housewarming gift-how perfect! Have a wonderful weekend, darling!

  20. happs on the housewarming par-tay! sounds like loads of fun. i think that's the same Shoshanna that used to be with Jerry Seinfeld, yes? her designs are wonderful...especially for the ladies who have a fuller top half ; )

    for sure i go with flats if it seems to be a night of dancin' but in lieu of that i'll try and make sure the peddies are pampered in case the next step is kickin' shoes right off and baring it all!! haha

    awesome 16th installment. happy weekend to you! ♥

  21. love this look {av} and you looked super cute last night, as always! i'll be back on board with friday's fancies and blogging in general next week :)

  22. This is a great ensamble for your Friday Fancies! I adore that dress, and the cardi, and the shoes, and the earrings! Basically everything! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  23. I love this outfit. I was so hoping that dress would be priced for an impulse by, but after a quick click, I was a bit disappointed. I was ready to buy it right now! Ha! Love your Friday Fancies at all three of your locations today! I didn't do it this week because I did the bloggers day of silence, but I can't wait to join in again next week.

    Your Illustrator skills are fantastic!