friday's fancies #59.

Who is happy it's Friday?! {ME!} I always anticipate 12:00am on Friday because it means the weekend is almost here...but more importantly, it is Friday's Fancies time again! This week, the theme is color crush, which meant it was my chance to indulge in my recent love of purple. My high school used this color as one of its own, so I was clothed from head to toe in purple for nearly eighteen years. I strayed away from the grape hue for quite a few moons, until recently that is. I can't get enough of the punch it packs--and only wish I could have the outfit below to do it justice! I'll just keep dreaming...


1) The grape-colored glory, which is this Alice + Olivia Caprice Cross Back Dress, is simple, stunning and just plain gorgeous. I adore the waistline and only wish I was daring enough to pull off that plunging v-neck!
2) I chose this Derek Lam Albertine Clutch because it kicked this outfit up a notch. It gives a nod to the classic side I love without being too, how shall I say, boring ;)
3) I didn't want to distract from the killer neckline of the dress, so I opted for a dramatic pair of earrings! These Belle Noel Black Leather Pyramid Stud Tassel Earrings might get caught in my curly locks, but for this outfit, they were a no-brainer. 
4) Though I could never pull off these Jimmy Choo Patent Leather Sandals in the cold of winter, I can in my Friday's Fancies. I also thought they mimicked the cross back of the dress beautifully.
5) I have an affection for anything Wizard of Oz-related, so the name of this BaubleBar Yellow Brick Road Bracelet had me at hello. The bracelet also created a pleasant contrast between the black of the clutch and the purple of the dress.

Infinite amounts of gratitude coming to each and every one of you linking up this week :) Your posts definitely inspire me to try harder, so thank you from the bottom of my heart. {psst: Don't forget to use your blog name in the "title" box, so your post gets you all the credit you deserve.} Please email me if you'd like to join in the Friday's Fancies fun--I would love to have you join the family! Until Monday...

37 comments:

  1. You're def making me crush on purple :)

    Happy Friday!

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  2. ugh i have SUCH a crush on shades of purple! i cannot get enough of it lately!

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  3. That dress is stunning! :)
    So happy that your blog came back to life :)

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  4. Phew you're back... we were all so worried!!
    Loving the purple. Wish I had that outfit... and somewhere to wear it!
    xo

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  5. That's a gorgeous color! I could definitely see you rocking that! I love this week's theme too! Love it! Happy Weekend to you!

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  6. I want that dress!!!

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist

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  7. That dress is guh guh gorgeous! I never wear purple, but I'm always admiring the color. :) So happy you're back. Happy weekend!! xo

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  8. purple is my all-time fave. :)
    honey bun, i tried to link up twice but i'm not seeing it on here! do you see it?

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  9. love this shade of purple! and the cross back on that dress is gorgeous!
    happy weekend!

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  10. I am loving that dress!! So gorgeous! The shoes are of course incredible too!

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  11. I love that purple dress. It's funny how hard it was to find purple clothing. I guess even though it's my favorite color it isn't as commonly worn as you might think.

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  12. The color is fabulous, and I am loving the accessories especially the yellow brick road bracelet!

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  13. Oh I love that purple dress! It's fantastic! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  14. Purple is my fave....I am loving that dress.

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  15. Love your dress choice! It would look great on you!

    P.s. I linked up twice...oops!

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  16. Love that pop of purple! I love looking at everyone's color crushes! Happy Friday!

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  17. Great color! Those earrings are pretty epic too!

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  18. Hi! Love the purple and gold. Especially the bracelet. I have been on the look-out for something chunky like this. Happy to be back for this week. Color crush made me feel inspired :) Hugs to you lovely lady.

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  19. Wow, that dress is stunning! Happy happy weekend! :)

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  20. I love the idea of Friday's Fancies! I think I will have to jump on this train. This is a really wonderful post. Purple is my new found favorite color and this dress is just adorable! The accessories make it all the more appealing. I love gold and purple- it's such a royal color palette. I'm a new follower on blog lovin! Thanks for the inspiration

    xox Olivia
    iwanttheseshoes.blogspot.com

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  21. Love your look! I was a K-State fan growing up, so I was always sporting royal purple. I'm not even remotely a K-State fan now, GO KU (ahaha) but I still love the color for fashion's sake. Have a great weekend!

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  22. LOVE that Alice + Olivia dress, I want!! And I have the yellow brick road bracelet and wear all the time - it's such a classic piece! Happy to see that you are back and running! xox

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  23. I love EVERYTHING. Fantastic picks! That clutch is especially fabulous.

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  24. I just pinned that dress the other day- SO perfect!!! Love the collection!

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  25. Love the dress! This outfit is fantastic!!!!

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  26. Full disclosure: I normally loathe purple. However, this dress is super pretty!

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  27. That dress is just gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  28. That dress is lovely. I would snatch it up!

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  29. Oh wow, the purple is fabulous! The straps on the back of the dress are definitely attracting my attention.

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  30. After seeing the new nail polish I friend got and then this post, I am really loving purple.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

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  31. That purple dress is just stupendous. Seriously, what a knock out!

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  32. Love this color purple! & i especially am crushing on the adorable back of that dress :) following you now :)

    http://girlbhindthereddoor.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love the interesting back on that dress!

    - Lauren

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  34. oh my gosh, that purple dress - AMAZING!

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  35. You are SO right - I love your Friday's Fancies! Really cute blog. Following!

    x shelby

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  36. I love purple and that clutch is so cute! This is such a fun link party idea!

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