friday's fancies #41.

Happy Friday! This week flew by so quickly--I even thought today was Thursday...not Friday!
{I know that seems impossible, but with as much as I've had on my plate this week, I promise...it is possible!} I simply can't wait for this weekend though...with my love, {jd}, arriving today, rendez-vous: new england is about to kick into full gear. Can I hear a yay!?

With Fashion's Night Out and New York Fashion Week on the brain this week, I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to be a bit more daring than I am in my "normal" Friday's Fancies. I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone--so don't judge my taste on this outfit alone ;)


1) I can't get enough of lace these days, so when I spotted this Emilio Pucci Wool-jersey and Lace Mini Dress, I thought it could be my chance to go bold with lace.
2) Drop earrings aren't out of my comfort zone, but these Alexis Bittar Alexandria Gold Feather Drop Earrings kicks it up a notch with their feather details. Black, paired with gold and "diamonds", also provides an interesting twist!
3) Truth be told, I own a Lauren Merkin, but it would take me going all out to carry one in snakeskin. It is that texture which takes this Crosby Kenya Clutch to a whole new level. 
4) I have long been an admirer of Christian Louboutin, but I normally go for his safe {but fabulous!} black patent pumps. These chartreuse Peep Toe Suede Platform Pumps definitely would definitely propel me into new territory!
5) This Yves Saint Laurent Gold-plated Brass Serpent Cuff plays perfectly to the Lauren Merkin clutch and allows me to warm up to the reptile which sometimes haunts my dreams ;)
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How do you step outside your fashion comfort zone? Do you make baby steps or big leaps?

All of my love and gratitude for the stunning posts you take the time to create. I know Friday's Fancies is my chance to try something new {without breaking the bank!} and I hope it's become the same thing for you! Your posts make Fridays {even this one that snuck up on me!} infinitely better!

Have a phenomenal weekend :) I wish you could all be here for rendez-vous: new england...
can't wait to share how it all comes together! Until then... xoxo {av}

20 comments:

  1. I'm loving lace too right now! That dress is amazing...I don't know if I could pull it off, but I wish I could!

    And I'm so sad that I can't go this weekend, but I know that you all are going to have a fabulous time! Can't wait to hear all about it.

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  2. Great choices! I especially love your statement accessories and it's a definite "head" turning dress. Have a fabulous weekend.

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  3. omg its lovely! i def need to get a fabulous lace dress like that!

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  4. That dress is SASSY and I love it! Not sure I could pull that off, myself. And I love those heels you picked!

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  5. i really love this look. i know it may be out of your comfort zone but you did a fantastic job of putting it together and i'm sure you would look fab in it if you dared to try it! have a great time this weekend...wish i could be there!

    life spelled jen

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  6. i really love this look. i know it may be out of your comfort zone but you did a fantastic job of putting it together and i'm sure you would look fab in it if you dared to try it! have a great time this weekend...wish i could be there!

    life spelled jen

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  7. What a sassy dress! I love it! I'm new to several of the blogs that participate in this every Friday, such a fun idea! Enjoy your weekend :)

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  8. Great dress! I don't know if I'd have the guts to pull it off either. Have fun this weekend at your rendez-vous!

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  9. Love that reptile cuff! Those Louboutins would definitely make a statement, what a fun color. ;)

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  10. Gorgeous! Have SO much fun this weekend! xoxo

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  11. D-I-E!!!! This is amazing and you could totally rock this!
    Can't wait to see you tomorrow!!
    xx
    Z

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  12. I want those shoes! I love the color!
    www.diesunddas33.blogspot.com

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  13. This outfit is fabulous. I'd wear it, even outside of being fashion forward!

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  14. Loving that outfit! The dress is beautiful!

    OK I have to participate next week. I see this weekly and think it's way fun :) How do I know what fashion topic to post about? Do you announce it ahead of time?

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  15. Quite a department from your usual prep, but I love it! Have a wonderful weekend, and enjoy {jd}'s visit!

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  16. Fun picks!! Hope you have a great weekend at the meet up!

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  17. That lace dress is so edgy; I love it! And who could resist Louboutins?

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  18. Gorgeous look, accessories really complete the glamorous look. Love it ! ^^

    xx

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