your royal invitation.

Imagine it: you open your mailbox a few weeks ago and find this glorious invitation inside...

The first question which would then come to my mind is: 
what in the world do you wear to a Royal Wedding?

Unless you've been raised in high society, the idea of a "lounge suit" could be pretty daunting. I went on a hunt to find out exactly what that meant...and found this helpful article via the BBC. When it mentioned a "smart" day dress, it diminished the idea of wearing a cocktail dress--though I am sure fabulous yet tasteful cocktail dress could apply ;)  Extensive research helped me discover that a Royal Wedding outfit is a conservative, yet thoughtful get-up. A lot of attention must be paid to the details! 

For tomorrow's Royal Wedding-themed Friday's Fancies
I thought I'd give you a few tips on what I deemed as essential accessories...

As a fair disclaimer, not all of my research pointed to hats. There was actually quite a bit of buzz around the fascinator...that lovely headband-esque item you see Kate Middleton sporting frequently. Besides the perfect pumps, a pretty purse, and a fancy hat, one must also keep in mind tasteful jewelry...which means different things to every person, but I think you all have that sense about you ;)

If you're feeding into the Royal Wedding hype...
besides the bride, who are you most excited to see tomorrow?

The players I'm looking forward to watching tomorrow are the princes. Back in the late '90s, I was borderline obsessed with Prince William. I must admit that these days I'm now quite the Prince Harry fan {who would have imagined that back in those awkward teen years?!}. I am also intrigued to see what  Chelsy Davy wears to the wedding. There have been plenty of rumors swirling that her dress choices may be on the {how shall we say} not-so-conservative side.

All in all, I'm just thrilled to have some "good" TV to watch with a few of my best girl friends. It is sure to be a day we won't ever forget! Though I can't give you an invitation to the royal celebration, you are always invited to join in the Friday's Fancies fun. I am just crossing fingers that today passes quickly--because I know I cannot wait for tomorrow morning {for the Royal Wedding or for your
Royal Friday's Fancies!}!  Happy Thursday! xoxo {av}

P.S. Don't forget about our NYC Blogger Meet-up this weekend!
It is certainly not too late to RSVP--just send an email to nycbloggermeetup{at}gmail{dot}com! We got quite the group of talented ladies already joining us :) if you're in the NYC area on Sunday morning, it'd be a shame for you to miss out! Once you email us, we'll send along the final details!

And for those of you in other parts of the US, don't fret! 
I want to meet you on my next visit to your town!


  1. I wish I had a way to watch it, but I don't have cable! Pooh.

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. oh! I can't wait for tomorrow! Now I just need to pull together the perfect outfit before we head to the royal wedding! ;)

    Have a great day {av}! xo! Lauren @ tickled.

  3. I can't wait to watch the wedding. Playing dress up sounds fun :)

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  5. haha TOTALLY included a wedding invite in my FF :) have a fantastic day!! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  6. HAHA love the wedding invite! Great post! I can't wait for the Royal Wedding! Happy Thursday! xoxo

  7. I used to be obsessed with William, too, but now I'm a Harry fan!

  8. I removed my last comment because I worded it weird :-) I just meant I too, have been trying to figure out what is "proper engligh wedding attire" Thanks for putting this together! My outfit might not be super proper, but it will certainly be cute!!

  9. I love this post, it just adds to all of the excitement for tomm ~ my dvr is set!

    I wish I could make it on Sunday, I'm just 60 miles south of the city...maybe next year!

  10. I couldn't even imagine being invited to this wedding! I am loving all the hyoe on TV, I have learned so much history!

    I am excited to see Victoria Bekham...and what hat she wears, because she literally can pull off anything!


  11. I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait- I've got my outfit all ready to go for tomorrow- hope it's suitable:)

  12. Two things: Love this post, my cocktail attire FF will be revised ... but I included an invite!

    Also, I wish I could come to NYC but I'll be there in two weeks! Love!

  13. I guess I will be dismissing royal tradition, because my outfit is quite over the top!

  14. I feel like as long as you look like a giant cupcake or cream puff you're good to go!

  15. ahh so excited! i'm having a viewing party with some girlies!

    have fun at the meetup! we're having one tonight and i can't wait!


  16. I am so excited for the wedding. I think that it is going to be such a beautiful event and a history making one at that. There are few events in our world today that are on tv that make history besides the most obvious and depressing one, war. I am so excited to see what Kate's dress will look like, and all the other leaders. It is going to be amazing.

  17. Ohhh I am so excited for this wedding! I will be getting up at the crack of dawn because there is nothing like watching it live! (My DVR is set just in case too ;) I have breakfast food, snacks, everything all set up and ready to go!

  18. You practically have my frothing at the mouth to see Friday's Fancies tomorrow! I'm just getting more and more excited about tomorrow, but you can be sure I won't be up at 2:30 am watching the coverage!

  19. So excited for the wedding! So excited...I already posted my Friday's Fancies :)

    Well, I can't post it AFTER the wedding! Can't wait to tweet about it with you tomorrow.


  20. I can't wait to watch this tomorrow morning! I rearranged my work schedule just so I could see it. I'm not even sure I'm going to be able to sleep tonight I'm so excited :)

  21. I simply cannot wait. It's 8:40pm and I'm off to bed. Your site is up and ready to post my outfit "once I'm ready of course". So excited and I'm looking forward to see what everyone is wearing. :)