friday's fancies #26.

It's Friday--which means Friday's Fancies :) This Friday is especially grand because it is the unofficial start of the summer season! Memorial Day Weekend is perennially one of my favorites since it {should} signal the end of cooler weather in the Northeast and it almost always holds my birthday--so I love this weekend even more! Like last year, {cv} and I will be driving to the Cape to enjoy a weekend with {ch} and {ao}--full of bocce, boat rides, and best friends. It's become one of my favorite traditions :) 

If money were no object, you would see me sporting this outfit for my birthday dinner on Sunday! And in a perfect world, I'd also have a few of those cupcakes to share. This Friday's Fancies post is extra special because it marks a six months of Friday's Fancies posts on {long distance loving}. Ironically, I'm also turning 26 for this 26th week of FF posts. It's fate ;) Enjoy!

1) The second I saw this dress in person, I knew I would have to feature it in a Friday's Fancies post. This Shoshanna Beaded Strapless Dress is a statement piece, in the bold cobalt blue you've seen in many of my previous posts. I simply cannot get enough of the beadwork on the chest--which forced me to go a bit lighter on the jewelry this week.
2) You won't normally see me choosing hoop earrings, but these Alexis Bittar Pave Crystal Metal Strand Hoops caught my eye. With my curly locks, this pair would blend in it a bit more than the perfectly circular hoops do ;) I liked the contrast they provided next to the beading on the dress as well.
3) By no means are Jack Rogers anything new--but I'd love to have these Navajo Riviera Society Sandals to add to my collection. While walking the beach, they would be easy to take on and off but still provide that lovely little metallic pop.
4) With temperatures looking to be on the cooler side this weekend, I knew I needed to toss a cardigan into the mix. I loved this Westwood Cardi from The Row, in part because it just looked so cozy but also because it wouldn't distract from the beautiful colors in the dress.
5) When I lived in DC, I celebrated my 23rd birthday with a few dozen Key Lime Georgetown Cupcakes. If I still lived in DC, you better believe I'd be ordering a few again this year. Soooo yummy!

What do you have planned for your Memorial Day weekend?
Do you have any birthday traditions?

I simply cannot wait to see what you ladies pull together this week! Week after week, I'm blown away by your creativity and your vision. I simply cannot tell you how much I appreciate the time and effort you put into these posts! I just hope you enjoy creating them as much as I do :) In my opinion, Friday's Fancies posts are a perfect way to round out the week: you can dream and not be worrying about the pricetag! 
{If you're new to Friday's Fancies, feel free to email me or check out this post for more info!}

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend! And on Sunday--indulge in something sweet for yours truly so we can pretend we're celebrating together :) xoxo {av}

32 comments:

  1. Pretty! I really love the sandals and earrings too. Hope you have a wonderful time on Sunday! bisou x

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  2. Beautiful dress! And I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

    xoxoxo,
    Joelle

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  3. Oh my goodness, I love that dress! Happy birthday to you,lady!

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  4. That dress is TDF! The way you paired it with simple gold jewelry and JR, perfection! Hope you have an amazing weekend on the water and a VERY Happy birthday!

    Thanks for hosting these Friday's Fancies, they truly are so much fun to participate in!

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  5. Happy Birthday! Love the details on the dress! Enjoy your birthday dinner xo

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  6. Happy Birthday!!! Key lime cupcake OMG looks delicious! :)

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  7. have a fun birthday/memorial weekend! 26! woooo! enjoy it girlie!
    big hugs,
    mariss

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  8. I am loving those earrings! Found your blog through Belle in Bows. Looking forward to reading! Have a great birthday!

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  9. Oh my, the dress!! Beautiful!

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  10. that dress is TO.DIE.FOR. loves it. perfect bday ensemble! :)
    Enjoy your weekend!
    xo::http://tickledonline.blogspot.com/2011/05/friday-fancying_27.html

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  11. HOORAY for birthday weekends! have a fantastic time lady! xo jillian

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  12. Happy, happy, happy birthday friend!! I hope you have a great time on the Cape. The blue is such a beautiful color and a wonderful way to welcome "unofficial" summer! Also, LOVE Jack Rogers. Have a nice weekend.

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  13. Aww Happy Birthday Weekend!! Boat rides, friends, key lime cupcakes!! Sounds like a great 26th to me!! Loving the colorful beadwork on your cobalt dress!! Hoping you have great celebrations this weekend!! ;)

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  14. Good morning, honey! I am in love with that dress! Perfect for a celebration of any kind! Thirty-one ppl have already linked up, I'm thinking it's going to be a big day for Friday's Fancies ;)

    xoxoxo

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  15. The key lime from Georgetown Cupcakes are the best flavor by far. Now I'm craving one.

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  16. Just linked up for the first time! This is such a great idea!!!!! :)

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  17. Love those earrings! Have a great weekend!!! Happy Birthday!

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  18. I love that you added a cupcake too! I just linked up for the first time. My outfit is actually affordable, but I'm really trying to stick to a budget and not shop these days! It's sooooo hard.

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  19. Oh my gosh. That dress is awesome! I hope you have a great weekend! Happy birthday!

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  20. impeachable taste, that dress is gorgeous.

    Happy birthday my dear friend, have a joyous weekend!

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  21. the dress is AHHHHmazing!!! i love this link-up, just participated in my first one today and had so much fun with it!!! have a very happy birthday weekend :)

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  22. Happy early birthday from one Memorial Day weekend baby to another!

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  23. Love this look, but I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time Sunday no matter what you're wearing! Happy early birthday, gorgeous!

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  24. My dear {av}, I hope you have a fantabulous birthday and awesome holiday weekend! I love your outfit and now I'm craving some cupcakes :)

    xoxo, Ana

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  25. have a greatttttttt birthday weeekend!!!!! xoxox

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  26. Happy Birthday....amazing blog


    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Rosabellebyvasu

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  27. Adore this outfit! Those earrings are divine, and anything Shoshanna is always on my wish list. Hope you had a fabulous long birthday weekend! :)

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  28. I love the cupcake added to the outfit! Adorable!

    I'm your newest follower - maybe one day I'll get up the guts to do Friday Fancies!

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Many thanks for visiting {long distance loving}! I'd love to hear what you think :) xoxo {av}