friday's fancies #56.

Hello friends! The calendar isn't slowing down for us, so it's best to forget about all the things we could have {or should have!} done and just enjoy and embrace the holidays. With dreams of a white Christmas, I thought it would be only appropriate to have a winter white week of Friday's Fancies! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I think we can all rally around the idea of a stunning white look at this time of year...though I've never been quite brave enough to rock it. Trust me--if I had the outfit below, I think I could finally take the plunge ;)

1) A basic white shift dress has been on my list for ages now. I would love to find this Tibi Long Sleeve Dress in my closet this Christmas ;)
2) If I could sport this Kate Spade Putting On The Ritz Collar Necklace on Christmas Eve, I'd feel like the queen of the evening. It would add just the right amount of sparkle for a festive evening!
3) Let's be straight: I could have chosen some sparkly polish, but I didn't want to go completely over the top. I chose this Sephora by OPI Frankly I Don't Give A-Dam because it adds a fun dimension to this get-up without going over the top.
4) With the winter temperatures in mind, this Jason Wu Lauren Framed Felt Clutch seemed like a cozy yet chic choice for a fanciful holiday outfit. I just love the texture and simplicity of this clutch.
5) These Gucci New Hollywood Horsebit Pumps look rather similar to the cobalt blue Guccis I wore on my wedding day, so they were an obvious choice once I spotted them. I'd feel like an absolute princess in these shoes!

We'll be celebrating Christmas with {cv}'s family in Maine before heading to the Midwest to spend time with my family. I cannot wait! Thank you so much for linking up with me today--in the midst of all the holiday craziness, it means the world to me to have you join in the Friday's Fancies fun! Don't forget to use your blog name when you link up so that you get all the credit you deserve for your gorgeous posts :) If you want the heads-up for future themes, email me and I'll add you to the list! All my love to you this year!


  1. I'm all about black and white o I love your outfit! Have wonderful Christmas celebrations with both sides of the fam :)

  2. So cute! I love love love that white dress!

  3. This dress would look stunning on you! Merry Christmas :) xoxo, eliza

  4. You always make such classy outfits! ;)

  5. The dress is so classic and i love the whole outfit! happy holidays

  6. love the look! happy holidays my love!!!!!! hope it's fabulous, just like you!

  7. I'm in love with your outfit! That necklace over the white dress is so stunning!

  8. Love that white dress! Beautiful. I love the theme of your blog- so unique! Excited to follow along. :)



  9. Love your white Christmas look! Enjoy time with friends and family! Merry Christmas!

  10. this is so gorgeous! i still love all these FF posts av, even though i am on hiatus for a while! they are so very fun :)

  11. Have a FANTASTIC holiday lady! Enjoy the time up in Maine! PS. I'm concocting an idea for DC blogger brunch so let me know if you have any plans to come back down here in the new year!

  12. LOVE this dress! Crazy how something so simple packs such a big punch!
    Happy Holidays lady!

  13. This is so pretty! And the clutch is fabulous.

  14. Love the sparkly necklace! All of your choices make a fabulous outfit and I do love the polish too. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  15. Have a great Christmas!!

    I almost picked that Tibi dress myself - it's so stunning : )

  16. Merry Christmas Alison!
    Wishing you a wonderful day!


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