friday's fancies #48.

It feels like yesterday that we were complaining about the heat, but here we are at the end of October...brainstorming costumes and starting to pull together our holiday gift lists. Where did 2011 go?! {cv} and I still haven't decided if we're going out for Halloween this year, but if my budget could include a costume like the one below...I think that would be an easy decision ;) I can't wait to see what creative ideas you ladies weaved into your Friday's Fancies posts this week! Without further ado, here's my budget-free take on the gold digger Kanye West described in his song a few years back...


1) Let's be honest: I've been looking for a reason to rent this Badgley Mischka Screen Siren Gown since I first saw it on Rent the Runway. I don't know if I could ever pull it off in real life, but this is Friday's Fancies, right?
2) A true dream of mine is to own my own piece of Chanel, so when I saw I could rent this Vintage Gold Coin Quilted Bag, my heart went pitter-patter. Any gold digger would certainly have a bag like this!
3) These Kendra Scott Gwen Lilly Earrings provide even more high octane sparkle to this little costume. They would also translate well into a non-costume too!
{psst: If you'd like to rent any of these beauties, all you need to do is join Rent the Runway! I have rented more dresses than I can count...and all I can say is that Rent the Runway is as amazing as it sounds.}
4) The Ceremonial Shovel is the quintessential accessory for any gold digger--though I would probably make my own if I ever concocted a costume like this one ;)
5) Stuart Weitzman goes glam with these Mischief Glitter-Coated Leather Slingback Sandals...and I'd feel like quite the queen in these gorgeous shoes! 


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39 comments:

  1. So your costume is awesome and very clever. Sorry I accidentally uploaded mine twice. :)

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  2. I have also been drooling over that dress! What a great costume! :)

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  3. this is sooo perfect.
    you're genius.

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  4. What a cute idea! That's so unique - I love it!!

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  5. Yay, I can comment on your blog again! I haven't been able to for several weeks but, I can today! So, yay me! Your gold digger outfit (shovel included) is ingenious - I love it! And the dress is pretty sassy and sexy my dear - you'd definitely turn heads! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. what a good idea!! looove the gold. :) happy halloween my dear!

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  7. Such a cute idea and that dress ..... gorgeous!
    Happy Friday my dear!

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  8. Cute costume! Love your blog! I'm a new follower.

    Katie @ Glamorous Without the Guilt
    glamorouswithouttheguilt.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm loving the gold! Clever lady.

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  10. Great costume idea! This is something almost any woman could make with things you have already, too! Even if you just had a gold shirt or skirt! Fabulous!

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  11. LOVING this costume :) so pretty! happy friday chickadee! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  12. Oh my goodness that dress is amazing! Such a clever costume idea. What girl doesn't want to be covered in gold?

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  13. LOVE it, and the inspiration!!! I almost did the same thing!!

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  14. Ahh love it you would look gorgeous in this!! Urban Outfitters has a great little gold dress right now, was totally considering being a Gold Digger so I had an excuse to get it!

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  15. I'd love to go to a glam Halloween fete where a gown would be a necessary part of the costume. However, this year we are hosting a party that will be a little bit more relaxed. I plan on being the Energizer Bunny, neon pink spandex included! xo

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  16. What a fantastic idea for a costume and execution! I love it! Completely glamorous and beautiful!

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  17. such a great idea for a costume! Love! :)

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  18. I might steal this next year. That's a really cute idea!

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  19. I rented that dress from RTR for last year's HSC ball, but they had a blizzard in NY and couldn't get it to me in time!

    I was so bummed but then they let me pick any dress I wanted that was available and they overnighted it! So I chose this amazing, way too expensive one instead and it was so pretty.

    Then when I got to the ball there was another girl in that gold dress, so it ended up working out perfectly.

    I just love RTR but I don't have as many events as I did in college!

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  20. Love your costume - that would be so much fun to wear! I had fun putting mine together - a little late but better than never :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  21. that dress is absolutely stunning. and i LOVE the premise of this outfit - so unique & clever. i hope you have a great weekend!

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  22. I love that Gold Digger idea! So creative! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

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  23. That dress is incredible!! My Halloween costume is definitely less ornate but certainly still shiny: Jem from the 80s cartoon!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    http://idlefascination.blogspot.com/

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  24. Love that costume!!! Hilarious! And so creative!

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  25. AH super gorgeous AND hilarious!!! That'd be the best costume to wear :)

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  26. I think this would be the classiest and most tasteful gold digger costume that ever existed (and you would look stunning in it). Happy Friday!

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  27. The best costume ever!! I'm keeping this one in my mental files for a Halloween when I actually get to attend an adult party :). Have a great weekend!

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  28. I love Kendra Scott's earrings - they make a look so elegant! Since the dress is so sparkly, I thought something simple and delicate would be appropriate... I would wear these earrings http://www.kendrascott.com/fashion-designer-jewelry/earrings/delicate/rori-earring-in-crystal.html

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  29. LOVING THIS COSTUME IDEA! i love a hilarious costume that looks classy! the Kendra Scott earrings really add sophistication to the look (it could go so bad so quick with this idea). Ive got my Kendra Scott earrings on today! i always get tons of compliments! they are the Andi Earring. Here's the link - check em out! http://www.kendrascott.com/andi-earrings-in-eclipse.html

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  30. Wow, that's insanely clever! And that's definitely a dress you could wear again, too. :)

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  31. Oh goodness that's a gorgeous dress!!!
    This is one of my very favorite FFs :) :)
    Love, Leigh

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  32. Oh my stars. I might just have to rent that dress for my lover's ball in December... Oh my gosh. I'm in love. It's beautiful...

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  33. GOLD DIGGER! That's such an adorable costume idea!!!

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  34. OOH. Gorgeous dress by the way. :) I don't have a costume since there's no party coming up today.. ^^


    Have a happy Halloween,
    xx indie by heart

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  35. I love this! Glamorous Halloween costumes are the best.

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  36. I love this dress, it is gorgeous!

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  37. I love that costume--hilarious!!! If it wasn't so COLD here all of a sudden, i would totally go for it ;) Thanks for stopping by mamaZEN. I will be linking up on Friday!

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  38. Okay I am OBSESSED with your glittery finds!! I'm a HUGE fan of all things that sparkle and shine. The Gwen Earrings in Lilly are so elegant and would compliment this bold, glamorous look flawlessly. Thanks so much for the love!

    xoxo,
    -Kendra

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