friday's fancies #33.

Hello from Chicago! I'm in town this weekend for an action-packed girls weekend with {ah} and
{ch}.  I have to tell you: it's great to be back in the Midwest! Though I grew up in Indiana, {ah} spent her pre-college years just north of the Windy City and wanted to share her hometown with {ch} and me. I'm pumped to see more of Chicago and share some time with a few of my favorite ladies. As an incredible added bonus, I even get to meet and spend time with my blogging bestie, {jd}!! All in all,
this weekend will be just what I need after a long few weeks.

With such a great weekend on tap, I decided to create a lazy, hazy summer chic outfit...though this weekend will be anything but lazy. I'm okay with that because it's going to be a memorable one!
I hope you like the pops of color against the neutral tones I've been loving these days :)


1) I don't think I'll ever get enough of a long pendant necklace, so when I spied this Kara by Kara Ross Red Python Eclipse Skin Pendant Necklace, I knew it would be a perfect springboard for my summer chic get-up. I love love love the layered chains and the overall texture of this necklace. It's fab!
2) Simple and chic, this Joie Selda Tank makes my heart happy. It's about as basic as you can get, but I can just feel its cotton-y perfection on my body. sigh.
3) It only happens every once in awhile, but...I actually own these 7 for All Mankind Roll-Up Shorts! I love them! I ruined my white shorts last summer after dancing all night long in New York City, so these beauties were a perfect replacement. I love the cuff and the soft denim. They work so well with this outfit--and are sure to be a fixture in my wardrobe for years to come.
4) This 3.1 Phillip Lim Lynus Camera Bag is so new that it's not even available yet. The photography lover in me longs for a gorgeous bag like this one....but really, the fashionista inside of me loves it even if it was listed as just a bag ;)
5) If you could put a pricetag on this candle, you'll never put it at where it's listed. I love the colors of this Missoni Home Torta Four-Wick Wax Candle and decided to include it in my Fancies because I thought it would be fun if I had an unlimited budget for a hostess gift. It ties this whole outfit together splendidly, don't you think?
6) An amped up version of flip-flops, these Tory Burch Abitha Patent Leather Thong Sandals add a pop of color and still keep with the lazy+hazy theme. I wish I could have them in all the colors they have available. Why does Tory tempt me so much? haha!

I hope you enjoyed my lazy and hazy summer chic this week--if you want more from me, 
be sure to check out my domestic chic guest post on Love is Home!

Last week, Ashlyn created a dreamy summer outfit--and won the Friday's Fancies "likes" competition!


If you're joining in the Friday's Fancies fun, follow these simple instructions
and you just might appear in my post next week...


I cannot wait to see what you create this week--I seriously cannot tell you how honored I am to
have you linking up week after week.  If you're new to Friday's Fancies, just know this: your goal
is to create your dream outfit without worrying about the pricetags! If you have any questions,
please send them my way...I'm happy to help :)

If you're in Chicago and on foursquare, you might be able to find me in the Windy City! Add me!
 Thanks again for taking the time to link up today--have a fantastic weekend! xoxo {av}


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33 comments:

  1. So I'm a little embarrassed that I'm #2 to link up - why am I up so late?? This is so much fun tho, thanks for hosting!

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  2. #2, 3, and 4! I want new white shorts jsut because my old ones are all worn out. and i'm loving that purple messenger bag!

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  3. Rollup shorts have become a favorite of mine this Summer! I need to add white ones to my collection!
    I love that you added that pendant, perfect pop of color!
    Thanks for hosting!

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  4. I'm bummed that we can't meet up this weekend! But have all sorts of fun in Chicago!

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  5. Have fun in Chicago!! Love this outfit, btw. I want it for this weekend, too!

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  6. Love the outfit. Amazing pendant necklace and I love the bracelet. Have fun in Chicago! I am on vacation in another country and I miss Chicago.

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  7. The links aren't working so here is my Friday Fancies!
    http://pieceofcakepeaceofmind.blogspot.com/2011/07/friday-fancies-sheer-as-can-be.html

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  8. This was my first Friday's Fancies! Everyone has such great outfits so far! I can see this being a weekly thing for me :) And I really love that bag you're fancying!!

    Becca
    http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

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  9. Love this ensemble! So relaxed & cute! Have a great weekend :)

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  10. Happy Friday's Fancies! Thanks for hosting another great week! I really love the sandal and purse combo. I have a thing for red and purple together-love!

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  11. I always love your collages that you make. What do you use? They always look awesome. Your Cali trip looked amazing! Glad you had fun!

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  12. YAH! cant wait to see you on sunday!!! enjoy the rest of your weekend chickadee! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  13. The other day my boss was whining about Missoni pillows or something and I was NOT paying her any mind because I'm trying to afford to live then you post this candle. Are you two in cahoots!? Haha. Kidding! Love that candle, it is amazing. Glad you gave those shorts a glowing review. I ruined my white pair by putting them near dark denim and I can't get it out :( So I see these in my future.

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  14. wow, now that's the most expensive candle i've ever seen. it's cool though, i will give it that.
    have so much fun in chi-town with the lovely jillian! give her a big blog hug for me! :)

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  15. This is my favorite Friday's Fancies yet, especially that candle!

    Hope you have fun in Chicago--that's one of my favorite cities :)

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  16. That necklace is amazing!! Have a super great time in Chicago with blogging besties!! How fun!! ;)

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  17. I love the camera bag. I need a small chic bag and that one would be perfect. Re-searching now....

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  18. I promise to get back on this bandwagon sooner than later:)

    PS- I saw on twitter that you were in Chicago...and my hubby is there now too...I was double jealous:) Have a blast

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  19. Those shorts and sandals are calling my name!!!

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  20. What a wonderful weekend, and a perfect look for hanging out with the girls! Enjoy yourself, darling!

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  21. this is a perfect lazy hazy outfit :) i love that tank... it is so simple in the best way! i am going to look into one {or two} for myself :) Have a lovely weekend!!! xoxoxo brynn

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  22. That candle is so so pretty. I clicked on it hoping that it was insane, and holy cow! Hello $520 candle. Even Jo Malone isn't that high. Gorgeous, nonetheless.

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  23. Have a great time in Chicago! Maybe next time you come we can all meet up!!! Happy Friday!

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  24. Is it weird if I say my favorite part of this outfit is the candle!? lol

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  25. Hope you have a great time in Chicago! && thanks for the linkup I always look forward to Friday fancies!

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  26. LOVE your lazy, hazy day outfit! that tank would def become a staple in my summer outfit, and those flip flops are so adorable :) hope you're having the best time in the windy city!! xoxo

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  27. Ooooh great link up! Will have to join in next week:-)

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  28. If o ly I could afford that candle!

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  29. That candle is amazing! I'll know I've made it when I own a Missoni candle, haha.

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