friday's fancies #22.

We made it to Friday! It's the most wedding-obsessed day this generation has ever seen! To get swept up in the hype, I hope you'll join me in dreaming up your British best by creating your look for the Royal Wedding :) This could mean what you wear as a guest, what you dream the bride will wear, or even what you'll be wearing as you watch it at home. {If you don't have the Royal Wedding fever, don't sweat! You can still dream to your heart's content with your Friday's Fancies!}

If I had received an invitation to the Royal Wedding, you'd likely find me in a get-up like this:
{all images are screenshots of the corresponding links below}
1) Since Kate is the future queen of England, it's fair to say she's also the queen of hats! This Philip Treacy Small Disc Hat gives some height and texture to the look I pulled together :) He's also rumored to be the millinier for the Royal Wedding!
2) While scouring a few new British websites, I eyed this Agnona Pleated Dress. The designer was new to me, but I loved the soft pleating and thought this would make for a very appropriate and not-too-overstated dress. I wouldn't want to take away from the bride--though I think that might be impossible ;)
3) Everything I read about Royal Wedding fashion called for understated earrings, so I decided these Mikimoto Stud Earrings with Diamonds would do the trick. They are elegant and don't take anything away from the fun brooch I chose!
4) This Adriana Orsini Medallion Brooch might normally be spotted on a woman three times my age, but for today, I decided it would work splendidly! I wanted a little flair and a lot of pizzazz without adding bold colors. This starburst pattern does just that.
5) I know I've previously shared my love of Judith Leiber, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that I chose another of her masterpieces in the form of the Rope-Motif Minaudiere. It felt regal and nautical, all at the same time. I couldn't help myself!
6) Whenever I see the name McCartney, I think of the British Invasion in the form of the Beatles. It's only appropriate to pick a jacket by the daughter of a Beatle, Stella McCartney. Though it's not my style completely, I needed to cover my shoulders, so I thought this Duchess Satin Collarless Jacket would help me fulfill that need.
7) A British brand that I wish would jump the pond is the L.K. Bennett. These Selina Shoes made me think they could be the brainchild of Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman! I love them!

Will you be watching the royal nuptials today? If you are, how are you celebrating?

Now it's your turn to share your dream outfit for this Friday, be it your attire for the Royal Wedding or for whatever your weekend has in store! Remember--the great thing about Friday's Fancies is that you can dream up whatever your heart desires without worrying about the pricetag! Want more information on how to create your own Friday's Fancies? Read this post or email me!

I simply cannot wait to see your looks this week! This weekend, I'll be in NYC enjoying a weekend with my girlfriends, where we will definitely be watching as Will and Kate make it official :) I'm also SO excited to meet a few of you on Sunday morning at the NYC Blogger Meet-up {shoot us an email if you want more information}!  Have a great weekend--and as always, thank you so so much for all the time you put into your Friday's Fancies :) I love seeing the creative ways you rock out your style!

Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo {av}

P.S. I have a double dose of "regality" on tap for you today! I'm guest-posting at a little bit of this + that!



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30 comments:

  1. i love the very british coloring you went with, allison! that clutch is a stunner! love that you did this theme as a friday fancy. so fun!

    xo
    i wander, i wonder

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  2. that dress is perfection! and good call on the jacket! i would probably be kicked out of the wedding for my "risque" one-shoulder number ;) much love to you lady! we'll chat soon. xoxo jillian

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  3. Lovely! You would look like a beautiful Lady in that ensemble. Love the jacket, love the clutch :-)

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  4. Have fun in NYC wish I could join in on the meet up.
    Your outfit for the wedding is timeless and beautiful! I love the color combination here.

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  5. that outfit is soooo perfect!

    I wonder if the Brits are as weird as we are about ONLY the bride wearing white... although like you said I doubt any attention would be spared.

    I plan to sleep through the live wedding but watch it later.

    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  6. Oohh, you can't go wrong with a Lieber clutch!! Joined in for the first time :D (although my outfit is sooo far from being royal ;))

    Happy Friday!!

    xx

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  7. that is gooohhhhgeous dahhhling! (english accent)
    xoxo

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  8. Love this outfit! It would look amazing on you!

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  9. love that hat! i wish we wore more hats in the US.

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  10. I LOVE the entire outfit. The colors especially stand out to me, love the navy. And your accessories are spectacular.

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  11. Love your jewelry selection! You probably see I posted mine twice- don't know how to delete...

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  12. I woke up just in time to watch the kiss. And your outfit is beautiful. I love the dress!

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  13. I just love, love, love, love, LOVE that clutch! Great colors!

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  14. the hat is SO kate. love it. i didn't tune in for the wedding, but i do think kate is just so lovely--and i'm definitely more a harry fan. ;)

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  15. o0o0o0o you will look stunning (and very classy) my dear!! haha
    This was a fun one!

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  16. my mouth just dropped seeing that dress. LOVE IT!

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  17. Oh my goodness your whole ensemble is amazing!!! My FF won't compare! Seriously...I have no idea what I would wear if I were there! haha. Love that sapphire color!
    And I did watch this morning! :)

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  18. Love love love the dress- what a stunning color!

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  19. I'm a little late in the game today but I did it! It was fun, a lot of fun. Have a great weekend!!

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  20. Just found your blog! Love it! I am in a distance relationship going on 3 years! This is an adorable blog! I'm a new follower for sure! Happy Friday!
    Kae-barefeetmakemehappy.blogspot.com

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  21. This is just perfect-and those shoes are to die for! I'm sure you're having a divine time this weekend, and I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  22. Thanks for hosting this fabulousness! And loved your ensemble! :)

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  23. I adore this in every way! That brooch is divine! :)

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  24. your style is impeccable! this would have been perfect for the royal wedding

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  25. Victoria and David Beckham wore Grey and Navy Blue! Good Job on picking something one of the most fashionable women in the world would wear! Also great sensible shoes!

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  26. This is just perfect! Fergie's daughter could have taken some advice from you! I love grey and navy, so classic!

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  27. Ahh I LOVE the dress! And that clutch! Great picks - I just want to watch the wedding over and over again!

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  28. I love this hat, so much fun! Next wedding I go to...definitely wearing a hat. Glad to see you're following on pinterest, I'll be checking out your pinterest photos too!

    xo
    Maddie

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  29. OK I'm totally late but oh.em.gee. this is the most perfect outfit...EVER! Navy is my fav color so I am especially smitten with this look :)

    Loved the wedding. I didn't even plan to watch, but caught a rerun and fell in love with Kate. She's the sweetest thing ever!

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  30. So so pretty! I loved watching the wedding at woke up at 1 a.m.! Kate looked perfect and is such a class act!

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