friday's fancies #40.

Happy {almost} Labor Day weekend, everyone! I'm taking the day off of work to maximize my time with my bffs, {jt} and {ch}. This is the first time {jt} has made the trek to Rhode Island from her home in Las Vegas. {ch}, {cv}, and I will be showing her the best of New England! We are heading to the Cape today to begin what is sure to be a perfect weekend. This is the outfit I would sport if I didn't have to keep an eye on my budget, though there are a few budget-friendly pieces include this week :)


1) I have long been a lover of Vince, so it is no surprise this Cowl Neck Blouse jumped out at me! Though Nina Garcia may not be a fan of cowl necks {as evidenced from the recent Project Runway episode}, I like the simple drape on this beauty...it is positively perfect for a stroll on the Cape.
2) Another line I perennially love? Kate Spade, of course! This new Lynx Necklace brings a bit of glam to this outfit without being blingy. I adore all the different shades in this gorgeous piece.
3) Admittedly, I own these J.Crew 3" Chino Shorts in three colors. They may not be super complicated, but they do lend to the clean, crisp, and preppy look which I love so much.
4) At first glance, I thought this might be a Kate Spade bag--see the spades? It is actually from another favorite of mine, Diane von Furstenberg. The versatility of this Addison Printed Canvas Tote Bag would easily allow me to sport it on the Cape and also carry it to my night classes at RISD this fall.
5) These Paloma Barcelo Doris Twill and Leather Sandals were unlike anything I've seen. I loved the mixed material feel and the gold straps provide just the right dose of sass.
6) In keeping with my sun savvy ways, this Floppy Hat from the Gap would keep my face safe from the bright sun we are expecting this weekend. 

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How are you spending your holiday weekend? 
Are you trying to squeeze as much out of summer as possible?

I wish I could tell you just how much it means to me to have you linking up for Friday's Fancies--I get giddy every time I see a new link added! Thank you for enriching my life beyond words! I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend...it's hard to believe that the next "break" we get will come in the form of Thanksgiving. Where is this year going? Seriously! All my love, {av}

P.S. If you post a Friday's Fancies today, don't forget to grab your extra entry for my Shabby Apple giveaway! You earned it with all the hard work you put into your post :)

21 comments:

  1. Black and white is always so classy! Love it! I'm having trouble linking up, but I'll keep trying until it works!
    -Val

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  2. I love those sandals! And funny, just this afternoon I made a cobbler with cut-out hearts for the dough! I arranged them exactly like they're arranged on the bag! :) have a great weekend, Alison!

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  3. I'm loving your entire outfit! Have fun with your bff's. I'll be having a low-key weekend. Participating in a yard sale early Saturday morning. Gym, laundry, cleaning. Probably see a scary movie and definitely going to see The Debt. And card making all day Monday. Oh, and I can't forget that I'll be hitting the pool for sure. Have a wonderful weekend and be safe. :)

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  4. HEY MS. AV! I'm loving your fancies! Yup! I love rockin the white shorts during summer, but I always get them dirty...no matter what.. never fails.. They should invent some anti staining white fabric...I would wear it more often.. Love the whole ensemble btw! Have a greattttt 3 day weekend!



    Janette the Jongleur

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  5. Thank you so much for the shout out this week! What a great way to be welcomed into the blogging world! Love your outfit, Friday Fancies are so fun!

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  6. LOVING the lynx necklace! I think I need that stat! :)

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  7. Black and White always has a place in my heart. Love the floppy hat, and those sandals are TO DIE FOR!

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings, and Other Things.

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  8. I love your look! I saw that necklace on your blog or someone else's blog earlier this week, and I immediately had to go check it out! It's perfect. I'm really into this resin trend right now. I included one in my FF this week. :)

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  9. I would wear this outfit in a heartbeat! This may be one of my favorites so far!

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  10. Love your outfit! I so want a floppy hat :) Perfect for Labor Day!

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  11. That top is fabulous, the perfect drape for the Cape :) Sounds like a fabulous weekend ahead, have a great one!

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  12. Wow! Thanks so much for including Luella & June in this! I'm so excited. Love your blog!

    Bradley

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  13. That's a great tote! I was totally fooled into thinking it was Kate Spade at first glance. Have fun with your friends over the long holiday weekend!

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  14. love these gorgeous fancies! especially the kate spade necklace & the vince blouse.

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  15. Can't wait to explore everyone's outfits over the long weekend! Hope you have a fabulous weekend. :)

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  16. Such a perfect look for a weekend on the Cape-enjoy every minute of it!

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  17. White J. Crew 3" chino shorts are an essential! No shame in buying a new pair every year! I totally thought that DVF bag was Kate Spade, too, haha.

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  18. i am loving the style you created here!

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