friday's fancies #51.

A very happy Friday to all of you! This week, Friday's Fancies is all mixing and matching...prints, that is.  When Ashley from a {little} dash of ash and I were together for blogger blitz NYC last Sunday night, she suggested this fun theme...and I loved the idea! My outfit for today is a bit toned down but that's because I'm back in Indiana--and I'll be taking care of my mother after she has surgery this morning. Please say a few prayers for my dear mom...she'll be laid up for a few weeks and I'll be there for the first two to help out. I think this outfit would be perfect for a cozy day in with her :) enjoy!


1) Let's be honest: I'd never buy this Boy. by Band of Outsiders Striped Cotton-Blend Top. I could get a much cheaper version in just about any store these days. In my Friday's Fancies, I can pick a $200+ cotton top, right? ;) 
2) I've added a few pieces of leopard in my wardrobe this fall and I'd love to add this J.Crew Leopard Scarf to the mix. Adding leopard with the stripes is my first foray into the mixing and matching--and I like it!
3) A great, "basic" pair of jeans is always good for the wardrobe {and the soul!}. These 7 for All Mankind High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans work for every day and for snazzier occasions too.
4) These Kate Spade Putting on the Ritz Large Stud Earrings add a little sparkle to the mix and would be a perfect addition to my jewelry box. 
5) Structured bags have been calling my name all fall--and this Prada Saffiano Framed Tote Bag is currently topping the list. I know it will never be mine, but a girl can dream!
6) Infusing a little red into this outfit would definitely make it pop, so these Tory Burch Carrie Leather and Patent Ballet Flats fit the bill. The touch of patent always gets me!


I can't thank you enough for linking up today--be sure to use your blog name when you link up to get
all the credit you deserve for your post :) If you have any questions at all, please send them my way.
I'm happy to help. 

37 comments:

  1. Not gona lie... I was intimidated by this week's theme but I love what you created! Great job :)

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  2. I love your outfit, as usual :) It's got real personality to it - and I love that!! I'll keep you and your Mom in my prayers! I hope she recovers quickly. xoxo, eliza

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  3. Great mix! And your Mom is definitely in my prayers. Have a great weekend!

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  4. This is gorgeous! I'm loving the leopard print and the red flats.. too too cute :)

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  5. that bag is amazing!! luck to your family
    xo emily

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  6. Lovely and casual!! And thank goodness for Friday's fancies and my not having to look at price tags! I feel like every time I go shopping now I think "Yeah, but I could find it cheaper at Target"... so sad. lol Oh, adult decisions! So glad to be playing along again! And much love to your mama!
    *Krystina

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  7. honey bun, i hope everything goes ok with your mom. i'll be thinking of you both. :) xoxo

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  8. I'll be keeping your mom in my thoughts today! I couldn't link up, for some reason it wasn't working for me :( Your outfit looks so comfy and cute, though!

    Xox

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  9. praying for your mom girl! :) Love these picks too...i am obsessed with stripes right now!

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  10. Love the stripes and leopard - so fun! Praying for your mom :) It is so nice you are there to take care of her!! xoxo

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  11. You are such a good daughter!! Thinking of your mom.
    Leopard and stripes.... right there with you this week.
    xo

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  12. Sending prayers and wishes for a quick recovery to your mom!

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  13. praying for you momma + a speedy recovery. xo

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  14. I'll be thinking of you & your mom...hope all goes well!
    xx

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  15. Great outfit! And yes you can pick a $200 for Fridays Facnies! The sky's the limit right?

    I hope your mom recovers quickly from her surgery!

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  16. Love your comfy look, and sending you both best wishes!!

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  17. I adore that Prada bag!! I have never linked up, but so enjoy looking at everyones ensembles. I need to get on the ball!

    Praying for your mom!!

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  18. This is totally an outfit I would wear! I need a new pair of red flats so bad…and I have those Tory Burch flats on my wish list!

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  19. I linked up! (Sorry I've never used the linky tool and accidentally did it twice). Thanks so much for including me!

    Praying for a quick and smooth recovery for your mom!

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  20. Simple and chic - the perfect way to mix patterns. I got so overwhelmed in pattern land trying to come up with an outfit. I just couldn't handle the challenge I guess!! :)

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  21. Have a good weekend lady. I'll say an extra pray for your mom today!

    xo
    Jaclyn
    A Day in the Life and Mind...

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  22. Definitely linking up next week - and praying for your mom!!!

    Caitlin @ seatoshiningport.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh love this! I'm so using it! (just need to place red sheoes on my list)
    :)
    Have a great weekend!

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  24. Love this look!

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist
    www.gamedaystylist.com

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  25. Thinking of your Momma-hope recovery is speedy!

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  26. Fabulous look! I love it. Thanks for hosting yet another wonderful link up this week! I seriously love them!

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  27. Indeed; a $200+ striped top works very well and I love that Prada bag. Glad you're Mom is recovering :)

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  28. Those flats are super cute! And I love the striped top, although I could never spend that either, haha!

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  29. officially added the j.crew leopard scarf to my christmas wishlist :)

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  30. I need a prada bag in my life...but not before Chanel!!

    Visit me at www.HAUTEWIFETODAY.com.

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  31. Hope all went well with the surgery!! I'm sure its nice to be home with her. Love this theme and plan on emulating this outfit at work tomorrow. Thx love!

    xo
    http://shanelesheek.blogspot.com/

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  32. Love this look! I'm sad I missed out on the FF fun but sometimes an internet disconnect is just what the doctor ordered. But man, it feels great to be back online! Hope your weekend was lovely!

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  33. I love how re-creatable this look is!!
    Obviously for friday fancies price doesn't matter, but I love being inspired by other bloggers to shop my closet and try a similar outfit : )

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