friday's fancies #39.

I really thought this Friday would never come ;) It's been a long week here, but I'm looking forward to the weekend--even if it includes Irene in some shape or form. I don't mind holing up with {cv} and weathering the storm, just pray everyone on the eastern seaboard stays safe! This week, I asked the Friday's Fancies faithful to pull together a chic look they'd sport to a wedding if money were no object. {This theme also works well with the super fun wedding blog crawl hosted by Love is Home and cornflake dreams!}

Since I discovered Rent the Runway last year, I've been able to amp up my wedding guest style in a major here's a look I pulled together playing to my love of RTR and allowing me to be stylish without worrying about my wallet. Check it out!

1) Rebecca Taylor nails the feminine look every time--and this Sweetheart Party Dress is just another example of their lady-like style. I loved the color and the soft polka dots. In my opinion, it's just heavenly! {It retails for $365, but you rent it for just $50!}
2) There's nothing like a bold necklace to make a statement. In a way, this Cara Accessories Chain and Crystal Necklace would also play up the polka dots in the Rebecca Taylor stunner. I'm in love. {It retails for $163, but you rent it for just $30!}
3) A little bling goes a long way and these Crislu Teardrop Sparkle Earrings take this look to the next level. With my hair pulled back, I could show off these beauties and save myself the hefty pricetag with a rental! {It retails for $120, but you rent it for just $20!}
4) A perfect pout, which could be achieved with this Lancome Color Design Lipcolor in Wannabe,  would polish off this whole look. You can also order it with all your other Rent the Runway goodies! {$22}
5) If you've been following along for any length of time, you know I love Kate Spade, so it should come as no surprise that I adore these Covet Heels. I think it's worth investing in one great pair of shoes which can be worn to multiple weddings, not just one! I like to justify it with the cost per wear argument ;) {$276.25}
6) I have been lusting for envelope clutches lately and renting this Kara Ross Snow Queen Clutch would afford me the chance to try it out before I commit. I love the details and the clean lines. But really, who can argue with a cute clutch? Not me! {It retails for $975, but you rent it for just $45!}
Want to see more Friday's Fancies from yours truly? 
I'm guest posting on two incredibly fabulous blogs today, the boot and Get Dressed.

Every week, I feature one Friday's Fancies faithful who got the most "likes" for their post last week...

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I've been an {unpaid!} advocate of Rent the Runway for a year--and if you haven't tried it, you should! {Have any questions about the process? Email me...I'm happy to help walk you through it!}

Help a girl out: what one website do you find yourself sharing with everyone?

Many thanks to all of you linking up this week--I really can't wait to see your wedding chic looks! If your past posts are any indication, you'll be one stylish bunch :) I pinch myself every Friday when I see your posts roll's such a dream come to life! Have a fantastic {and safe!} weekend, everyone! xoxo {av}

P.S. If you're in the greater Boston area and haven't signed up for rendez-vous: new england
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  1. In love with that necklace...dress is pretty perfect too!

  2. Ahhhh that dress is so fun! Love this weeks outfit!

    {and thanks for shout out!}


  3. Cost per wear... I justify lots of things with that argument :)

  4. I tried soo hard to do a Friday's Fancies this week and I was so excited, but I could not for the life of me figure out how to clip the jewelry and dress from RTR into Polyvore! The green box doesnt show up because its a zoom. Help!


  5. I'm really liking your outfit and the accessories you chose are perfect. The clutch is to die for and I love the shoes. I haven't tried Rent the Runway yet...

  6. The dress is pretty! Happy Friday's Fancies!

  7. I LOVE this outfit you pulled together!

    My weeks since school has started have been insane and I havent had a ton of time to participate. I'll try and link up next week. But I am in LOVE with the dress you chose!

    Stay safe this weekend!

    Jenn @ Going the Distance

  8. What a great outfit! I took your hint and used Rent the Runway for my dress and accessories too! Have a great weekend!

  9. the blue + bright pink lips would be incred together! i'm stealing this color combo! :)
    manu and i wanted to come hang out in prov this weekend but it looks like the hurricane won't be permitting that...sad! :(

  10. p.s. oh no! i didn't realize you linked me up already! so i'm on here twice. sorry dear!

  11. I just recently discovered Rent the Runway and I can't wait for my next big event so I can use it. Such a brilliant idea!! And this outfit is the perfect wedding guest outfit. :)

  12. Great look, Alison! I love RTR too but I've only actually rented one thing. I should change that - next time I need a dress that's what I should do!

  13. holy gorgeous lip color! i will be purchasing. no doubt about that.

  14. I adore that RT dress- the color is gorg and the pattern is so cute! Stay safe in this hurricane! :)

  15. cute! i have never tried RTR, but i would love to!

  16. Those earrings are OUTRAGEOUS, and I love the whole look! Hope you guys have a wonderful, wet weekend!

  17. I love that dress! B is in a wedding in October, and I'm seriously considering trying RtR. We'll see...

    As for websites I love, aside from Pinterest, I love zulily for their daily deals. It's similar to Gilt but more geared to kids & moms.

  18. That Rebecca Taylor dress is just so pretty! Loving that sparkly necklace, too.

  19. I just found your blog and I'm in love. I can't wait for Friday so I can join in.

  20. amazing- that beautiful girl wearing the blue dress is my friend te'ara!