friday's fancies #20.

Happy Friday! I'm reminiscing today for Friday's Fancies :) I'll simply be remembering what we were doing a year ago today while on our Parisian honeymoon. {cv} and I strolled the streets of Montmartre and had our silhouettes cut by a street artist. We walked from that corner of the city all the way back to our hotel near the Arc de Triomphe. We stopped for crêpes along the way {something which became a daily occurrence during our honeymoon!} and started dreaming about what we'd do with a few extra days in Paris if the volcanic ash affected our travel plans...which it so conveniently did :)

This would be an outfit I would love to wear on a dreamy Parisian day, strolling 
the streets and exploring quiet cafés, though I'll admit I would probably pack a 
pair of flats in that dreamy YSL bag to save my feet from ruin after a few hours...
all images are screenshots from the corresponding links below, excluding the Eiffel Tower shot by {av}
1) This dress may be a little fancy for walking the streets of Paris, but French women always look so fabulously put together...and this is a Friday's Fancies post--so I think I'm allowed ;) I adore the colors in this Dior Cotton Poplin Mini Dress. The ivory and navy twisted in a gorgeous dye look almost like a work of art and the pricetag would hold up that idea too!
2) {cv} and I wandered into Hermès one afternoon during our stay--and let's just say we didn't quite look the part of an Hermès customers in our jeans and New Balances. Even still, I have a dream to own one of their quintessential enameled pieces, like this Narrow Printed Enamel Bracelet.
3) While not the most comfortable of options, I had to chose these Christian Louboutin Ankle Wrap Platform Sandals. Their navy color and general gorgeousness would make me feel like a million euros walking down Rue Rivoli.
4) This Yves Saint Laurent Roady Shoulder Bag would allow me to carry my Nikon, a pair of flats, and even a map without any fuss. It may not have much detail, but it certainly plays the part in that rich navy hue.
Do you gravitate toward any one city's style?


Need some fun inspiration for your Friday's Fancies post on Friday, April 29th?

I'll be pulling together what I would be wearing to the Royal Wedding, if I were lucky enough to attend! If you'd rather, you could also pull together what your dream look for your viewing party ;) Non-themed Friday's Fancies are certainly welcome on that Friday, but I thought I'd take a spin on the Royal Wedding like I did for the Oscars!

If you're new to Friday's Fancies, have no fear! Check out this post for some helpful hints and feel free to email me for more information :) Remember--the main goal is to dream big and forget about pricetags! Anything goes for Friday's Fancies!

Many thanks to the Friday's Fancies faithful and to the newbies who post this week! I cannot wait to see what you all create :) Remember that you can claim an extra entry in my {ode to france giveaway} for your post today...just make sure you leave a comment on that post to make it count! Have a phenomenal weekend, everyone! xoxo {av}


53 comments:

  1. That is the most perfect outfit ever!!!! Everything works to well with one another. I LOVE that dress & shoes!!! Eee! Love. getting my link up ready! Yay! xoxo

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  2. i'm so into navy right now. how did you know? :)

    love the hermes bangle!

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  3. I really love that dress and bag! They're so beautiful!
    I'm getting my friday's fancies post ready :)

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  4. SO FUNNY you're doing a royal wedding edition. Before I even saw this, I created one tonight for next week. I will be on a cruise so I wanted to email you and see if you could somehow include my link for me? Emailing you now :)

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  5. Okay I'm an idge. UGH. I meant I created a Royal Wedding one for the 29th. Not next week. LOL. I emailed you anyway and hopefully you can decipher my absent mindedness. I left a comment on your giveaway that I would do the 22nd but would be gone...well I'm an idge and will be here so NM that but def need your help for 29th. HAHA. Time for bed...

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  6. That dress is gorgeous! If I wore it with those shoes I think I'd end up parking myself outside a little cafe with a carafe or too to toast the afternoon :-)
    Bon weekend!

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  7. Love that dress! I think it's perfect for strolling the streets of Paris. But you're right, pack some comfy shoes to save your feet!

    I'm excited for a Royal Wedding themed FF!

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  8. that dress is so lovely, allison! I love that you're reminiscing your honeymoon.

    xo
    i wander, i wonder

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  9. gorgeous dress! that's so awesome that we have similar "fancies" today! paris is a never ending font of inspiration!
    xoxo have a great weekend!

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  10. Love the outfit! Unfortunately, polyvore and/or blogger isn't playing nice this evening with the html code so, I can't link up. However, I am looking forward to unveil what I'll be wearing to the Royal Wedding...

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  11. i dream of wearing something like that...every day in paris....one day!

    those shoes...i die!

    tgif! hope it is a good one!

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  12. that dior dress is to die for! great find. xo excited for the royal wedding post in two weeks! will have to start thinking of what i would wear. if only. xo kendall

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  13. LOVE that dress!

    Happy Friday!

    <3
    aj

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  14. This is my first time to play along...I'm excited! I absolutely love your outfit- that dress is ridiculous. I, too, dream of an Hermes enamel cuff!! Preferably 2 or 3 of them because they look better stacked ;)

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  15. loooove this outfit. so pretty :) and im excited about the royal wedding outfits :) ill have to start looking for something! happy friday lady! xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams

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  16. Love this outfit! The dress is so pretty! I'm excited about the royal wedding outfits! I hope you'll still post for me :)

    Linking up today! Happy Friday! XOXO

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  17. Um, love it. Makes me want to go to Paris today and nibble on some crepes...I guess sushi will just have to do!!

    And um, I'm in love with the Royal Wedding Theme...guess my invitation got lost in the mail though;)

    Happy Friday love

    xoxoxo

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  18. I'm linking up :) http://cassieleeblogs.blogspot.com/2011/04/friday-fancies_15.html

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  19. The dress is perfect~ love it! Thank you for the great comment; happy to have found this blog!! Ava xx

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  20. Oh my gosh obsessed with this entire navy concoction! I need everything immediately! Happy Friday :)

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  21. I love navy blue - and I LOVE that dress.

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  22. that dress is gorrrgeous! happy friday, dear!

    xo.ashley

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  23. ♥I love your blog so much.)) ♥

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  24. av darling i'm more than flattered that my humble paris photos moved you so much! it made you think of your honeymoon, didn't it? you're precious. and yes, i will be participating in friday's fancies every week! :) i love it!

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  25. Oh my GOSH that dress. THAT DRESS!!
    This is so fun! And I'm totally envious of your Parisian honeymoon :)

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  26. Thank you for the invite. Feel free to link up to my Fashion Friday sometime as well. I am your brand new follower.

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  27. That dress is awesome!! I love the color's.

    The Cheeky Cafe

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  28. Can't wait for Royal Wedding FF!!! YAY

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  29. That is one heavenly Friday's Fancies-swoon! I love each and every piece, on their own and together!

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  30. Love the outfit and what an awesome experience Paris must have been. Hope you have a great weekend :)

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  31. Loving this! Definitely Parisian chic..and you have given me a craving for a crepe!

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  32. I just L-O-V-E this outfit...so stunning!!!! I need to brush up my skills on polyvore...it still scares me! But I want to start playing along with the Royal Wedding! Have a great weekend! xo

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  33. That dress is adorable - perfect for a stroll in Paris.

    Look at all the Friday Fancies links here. I am so happy you have created quite a popular series.

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  34. Awesome post! Love that bangle and purse!

    xoxo

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  35. I love your choices!!! Especially the dress ;) I live this segment and am so excited to become a Friday fancies loyal poster ;) Love dreaming up all the possibilities, I am especially excited to prepare my Royal Wedding attire ;). Have a great weekend sweetie and thank you so much for your sweet comment ;) Enjoy xoxo

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  36. I would LOVE to take part in these Fancy Friday posts!! How fun!! I'm glad you liked my post enough to invite me to do them! I went ahead and linked the post you commented on, but I'll link it up as a "Friday Fancy" from now on! ;) What an awesome idea you had!!

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  37. I've missed Friday Fancies during my blog absence! I will definitely be linking up next week and on Wills and Kate's big day :)

    Ironically, that date is J's dad and stepmom's anniversary: looks like the royals will be in good company!

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  38. oh that dress!! and those shoes!! to die for!! xoxo

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  39. Love the outfit - perfect for a day in Paris, although I totally agree with you on the flats!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  40. I love the dress!!! so so beautiful! :D I'm following!

    Look my blog and if you like it, follow me!

    www.sickbytrend.com

    xx

    sBt

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  41. Love those shoes! The navy and the red are so perfect together!

    And thank you for your super sweet comment on Jacin's blog about my wedding video- it was so nice to share it with so many people. I'm so glad it led me to your blog

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  42. love the dress and the shoes! very cute.

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  43. Fancy indeed! Love the whole look. I've never been to France, but your blog is great for little bits of mental vacation. :)

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  44. ♥nice post.)) love your blog♥

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  45. Love that dress! The fashion and style in Paris is just so amazing.

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  46. this is perfect for a parisian stroll - and what a romantic honeymoon spot!

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  47. I'm linking up http://flora-fricker.blogspot.com/2011/04/fridays-fancies.html

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  48. Oh, I LOVE your blog! Thanks for finding me :) xo

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  49. I've gotta get that dress. Love It!!!!

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