friday's fancies #45.

Hello friends! A very happy Friday to each and every one of you--I am so happy it's finally here. After being a bit under the weather this week, I'm looking forward to this weekend so I can lay low and really recoup. It may not sound that exciting, but you won't hear me complaining ;)

Though this weekend may not feel much like fall, much of this week has, so I have really been craving fun outerwear. {Is that weird? I love coats and jackets--even though I don't love them so much, come March!} Continuing with the fall fashion wave, I picked a blazer as the springboard for this week's Friday's Fancies. Even if you're not super preppy, the blazer can be the perfect way to polish off any autumn ensemble. Here's my attempt at how I'd style a blazer if my shopping budget was unlimited...


1) This Rhiannon Lace Top {via Marc by Marc Jacobs} is simple and feminine, not to mention perfect to wear under a crisp blazer. With all the other moving parts in this outfit, I thought this top provided a great foundation for this get-up.
2) Rag & Bone always takes a "normal" piece to a whole other level. Case in point? This Wilshire Stretch-Cotton Blazer. The clean lines and bold lapel made my preppy heart sing.
3) Since I bought my first pair of J.Crew Minnies, I have been aching to fill up my closet with cropped pants. I spied these Tibi Cropped Wool-Blend Crepe Pants and knew they'd be stellar with this outfit. I adored the cuff too!
4) Tassels have been teasing me for a few months now, so when I spotted this Lee Angel Jewelry Tassel Necklace, I knew I finally had my chance to try out this trend. 
5) I could only dream that my shopping budget allowed for Yves Saint Laurent. This Dandy Houndstooth Patent Leather Shoulder Bag would be one of those investments I would never regret making. It is not only chic, it's classic--which is just my scene.
6) A bold cocktail ring, like this Michael Kors Chunky Chain Ring, may not provide a pop of color, but it does add a fun little edge.
7) Animal prints and I are becoming fast friends this fall. These J. Crew Nora Calf Hair Ballet Flats add a little peep of leopard to finish off this get-up with some sass.


48 comments:

  1. Ahh! No way- we totally picked the same blazer! I pinky swear I did not see yours first. Great minds think alike, I guess? :) I love your outfit, as usual. Happy Friday, lady! xo

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  2. always love leopard flats :) thanks for another fun Friday. feel better!
    xo,
    Haley

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  3. So classy!
    I love that the top adds texture, then you have the super fun flats too :)

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  4. Another gorgeous outfit!! Loving those shoes!
    -Val

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  5. The lace tee is a great piece, and I'm a sucker for leopard print ballerinas! Always.

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  6. YSL would absolutely be included in my dream shopping budget, too. ;)

    Love your picks as always. Thanks for hosting! xoxo

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  7. Leopard, leopard, leopard! Love, love, love! :) Hope you have a relaxing weekend and start feeling better real soon :)

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  8. I love those flats! I am soo excited for fall clothes!!!

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  9. Love your blazer Alison! I want the top and shoes too!

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  10. SUCH a cute outfit. There is something about neutrals that i just LOVE. black, brown, and white....AMAZING. and good thing leopard goes with EVERYTHING!

    xo, whit

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  11. Love this look girl! The shoes are calling my name and I love the blazer you picked - the camel color is gorgeous!

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  12. LOVE this outfit! The blazer is perfection and I have been dying for a pair of trouser pants for fall! Happy weekend! xoxo

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  13. I've been lusting after those J.Crew flats for quite some time now :) Gorgeous outfit!

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  14. I know what you mean about the weather not exactly acting like fall. We have an entire fall weekend extravaganza with wine tasting, pumpkin carving and apple picking planned for my birthday and it is going to be in the high 70s. It needs to be blazer weather NOW!
    Happy Friday! xo

    PS. Your Bilson post inspired me to watch Hart of Dixie... sooo goood and so many gorgeous people!

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  15. That YSL bag is perfection! Love your look this week!

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  16. Love that ring and those little shoes! Really cute.

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  17. i am loving this outfit. i am such a fan of the neutrals.

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  18. this is just such a great idea! love your looks xxx

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  19. Gorgeous outfit! Have a terrific weekend :)

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  20. You always put together the cutest outfits! You really have an eye for accessories.

    Have a great weekend!!

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  21. Loving your color combo and choices!
    I'm missing out this week :( tucked away at grandma's means no Internet so all I've got is my phone .... When I get service :)
    Happy weekend. Feel better!
    Xoxo

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  22. Love that outfit! I have the same leopard print shoes!

    Hope you feel better soon! :)

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  23. I love this outfit. The color palette is perfect for this time of year. I also love that purse! I hope you're feeling better. xo

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  24. i love that lacy top - i want it :)

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  25. annnnnnd, another perfect outfit by you!! love the blazer -- just got one very similar to that, and can't wait to pair it with all kinds of fall items :) and the leopard flats are dreamy -- instant glam. hope you're feeling better, sweets. i had a cold myself this week, and i don't think it wants to leave. hate it. miss you!! come visit again. xoxoxoxo

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  26. I'm not sure if it's a FALL trend, but I've just bought a new red lipstick that I've basically worn everyday this past week, and a new Audrey Hepburn sweater.

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  27. Yes please! I just got a great lace top (much more affordable!) at Zara... and wow I LOVE that bag... need! xo

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  28. I love that lace top & all of the accessories. What a cute outfit! And wow at all the bloggers participating in the link up. Can't wait to peruse their creations and I hope to join in on the fun next Friday!

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  29. What a gorgeous look-I'm such a sucker for blazers, but I've been eyeing a new wool coat lately!

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  30. I had so much fun finding blazers I liked! :) Yours is just adorable. You always put together the cutest looks!
    I tried to link up and it's not showing up that it worked, so just in case:
    http://waspwhispers.blogspot.com/2011/10/friday-fancies-blazer.html

    Have a relaxing weekend!!! :)

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  31. gorgeous outfit av! i just love it!

    :)

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  32. I'm dying for those nora flats! Love your blog:) Have a fabulous weekend.

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  33. I had a ball doing friday's fancies today AV! Thanks so much for having me. I'm loving all the blazer inspiration I'm finding!

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  34. wow just discovered your blog! its so great, and great trends! now following :)

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  35. I love the leopard print flats! I just entered your awesome giveaway! I love the fashion posts you write!

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  36. ooh so classy. this is a perfect little work outfit.

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  37. Hi! Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog! We are both officially Foster the People groupies. lol. Loving your blog!!

    Much success!xo

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  38. I love those leopard flats. I've been needing a pair! Haha. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  39. ooh i am a big fan of this whole list! might need to link up next time :)

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  40. I love everything about this outfit - I love that this is cute for work and a night out too! I am all about blazers and adorable fall outerwear (though my bank account is not thrilled by the fact that Anthropologie seems to have the most perfect fall clothes ever).
    Those flats are amazing! xo

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  41. very classy and chic outfit! i am loooving that lace top! so versatile! great look!

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  42. A blazer is essential to a wardrobe!! I'm new to your blog, and hope I can link up to Friday Fancies next time!!

    xo
    elissespieces.blogspot.com

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  43. I love Friday's Fancies!!! :) There is an award for you on my blog. I hope you can stop by to check it out.

    http://babycravings.blogspot.com/

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  44. I love the blazer in this collage- great way to sharpen up an outfit! :)

    starcrossedsmile knits
    star-crossed smile

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