Showing posts with label Friday Fancies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Friday Fancies. Show all posts

Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday's Fancies: City Style New Orleans Edition

Hi Friends! Remember me? Yah, it's been a while, I know. But I've wrapped up practice exams, and I decided to have a lame Halloween, so I could say in and read. Well after a long day I decided there is nothing more I'd love to do that put together a friday's fanices look for y'all!

Now that I've been a New Orleanian for a few months, I'm starting to really love this city. And let me tell you, this city loves to do it up big. Everything they do is bigger and better, and lord knows there are always plenty of sazeracs to go around.

So I'm thinking the perfect city style look for this town has to be a mardi gras ball look. 


Hm... maybe my old boss will invite me back to DC for washington mardi gras next year so I could wear this look twice?

A girl can dream right? 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Fancies: Happy 150th!

Congratulations to the lovely Alison for hosting my favorite link up, 150 times! Can you believe it??? In celebration of 150 weeks, this week we are celebrating with our fall finest for a party! This fall I'm loving the touches of leather everywhere.

fall party time

I love the girly edge of this look. The peep toe booties, the studded clutch, spiked necklace. I'm kind of obsessed.  Now if only I could take a night off and go out and celebrate.

Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Football Fashion

Is anyone else doing a little happy dance because it's Friday? Man let me tell you, these weeks certainly feel long and unfortunately I'm in for a very long weekend of work. I signed up for this right? Oh yep, I certainly did.  Thankfully there's no UGA game this weekend, so I wont miss much spending the weekend in the law library. But if I was going to a game this weekend, I'd definitely be wearing this gorgeous dress.


Perfect right! I definitely need to remember this one. Anyways, hope y'all have a fabulous weekend! 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Fancies: Transitioning to Fall

While it still feels like the height of summer down here in New Orleans I'm told fall is on it's way... one day. Fall was one of my favorite things about living in DC and I'm already missing pulling out my scarves in preparation for those crisp fall days. So those of you in a more northern locale get to transition your summer pieces to fall, I'll still be here, rocking in the Louisiana heat.

I've been obsessing over the return of the denim jacket for fall, and those gorgeous riding boots and some opaque patterned tights? Perfect!!!

Alright gals, I hope y'all have a fabulous weekend! I cannot believe I've made it through two whole weeks of law school! Ready for a break this weekend FOR SURE. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Back to School Style

Apparently my blog has turned into all things back to school style lately. I have to say these last few days in Louisiana have been miserably hot and humid. I love the idea of this outfit, but there is NO way I'll be wearing layers any time soon!


River Island sweatshirts hoody, $31 / Band of Outsiders asymmetrical shirt / Dorothy Perkins pants / TOMS red shoes, $61 / FOSSIL bag

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Rainbow Sherbet

Happy Friday Friends! I'm hanging out in Atlanta and having a fabulous time hanging in my hometown. Last night we had a slumber party with my favorite 10 year old and she helped me cultivate today's look. This week our #FF theme is summer treats, and I only had to think for about 3 seconds for my favorite summer treat. Rainbow Sherbet! Duh. So we took the treat theme quite literally and cultivated the most colorful outfit ever! Hey, if you can't wear this when you're ten you'll probably never wear it right?

Rainbow Sherbet

Amazing right? While you probably will never see me rocking this combo of colors it's the best of the best for that preteen in your life. Wish me luck heading to NOLA tomorrow!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Tank Top and Tangerine

Well y'all, we've made it once again! Another week down. This summer is absolutely flying by! I only have THREE WEEKS left in DC and I'm crazy excited about these last few adventures I'm going to have in my favorite city (hopefully the weather behaves).  Now for this week's Friday's Fancies theme is "Tanked" and we are all professing our love of tank tops. Now, I'm going to be honest with y'all, I'm not much of a fan of those loose slouchy tank tops that the hipsters seem to love. So I went a little more preppy with my look, I hope y'all approve.

Tank Top and Tangerine

J.Crew j crew / MICHAEL Michael Kors skinny pants / Cole Haan flat shoes / Topshop satchel handbag / Statement necklace

I'm so in love with the coral and turquoise combo for summer. It's just so fresh and bright. Perfect. Hope you girls have a fabulous weekend! If you want more Friday's Fancies Fun head over to Long Distance Loving and join the party!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Fourth Fun

Hope y'all all had a great fourth yesterday! I spent my day relaxing, watching baseball, drinking beer, watching fireworks and being kept up late into the night with "bombs bursting in air" seemingly right outside my window.

This weekend I'm just hanging out enjoying DC living while I still can! What are y'all up to?

Fourth Fun

Dorothy Perkins / Flat shoes / Havaianas , $23 / Hat Attack fedora hat, $155 / Sheriff&Cherry pink sunglasses

I'm thinking this would be a perfect look for a cookout this weekend don't you? I'm kind of obsessed with those flats too :)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Summer Wish List-- Target Maxi Dresses

Greetings! As you read this, I'm on the road to New Orleans for a little weekend visit with my Mom. So far my little vacation has been lovely (minus the crazy early mornings two days in a row). Today marks the first official day of summer, and let me tell you it feels like it! DC has still been cool, but Arkansas and Louisiana are quite warm, let me tell you.

For this week's Friday's Fancies theme we are discussing our summer wish list. Mine is long, but since I'm moving I've put myself on a spending freeze! I don't want to have to move anything extra! Whatever doesn't fit in my Jetta isn't going to make it with me to NOLA.  I have been lusting over one piece... and I think I could make an exception to the spending freeze. The Target Jersey Maxi Dress.

Summer wants

Mossimo petite dress / Mossimo pocket dress / Mossimo see through dress / Mossimo petite dress

Are they not killing it lately? That black and white one, first introduced to me by the lovely Alissa, I'm obsessed. 

Wish me luck house hunting this weekend, and please excuse me for potential delayed posts next week as I'm traveling Sunday and Monday! Have a great one gals!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday's Fancies

Is it just me, or did that week just fly by? Time seems to just keep moving faster and faster. While it's overcast and rainy thanks to that pesky storm Andrea. While I don't mind the cooler weather and rain, I would like to break out my sunglasses this weekend.

summer sunnies

I need them all, obviously.  Don't forget to come link up with Alison so you can see some other fabulous shades to last you through the summer and beyond.

Link Love

  • In need of a fabulous cocktail? Natalie's got you covered with these cute printables
  • I loved this board of four favorites. Definitely thinking about this color scheme for my new apartment. 
  • This is SUCH a good idea for decorating an apartment! Who doesn't love Washi tape?
  • I've been on a quinoa kick lately. Definitely going to attempt to make this little cake
  • Shay had a great list of books to read in your twenties. I had better get a move on if I want to get it all done!
Since it's supposed to be rainy tonight I may just stay in and do a little reading in bed. I went to the library yesterday and picked up a few books to read to prep be a bit for law school. I doubt I'll make it through all of them, but I'm just feeling so antsy about all the upcoming change, I felt I needed to do something tangible.

Anyways, have a fabulous weekend dolls! Oh... and don't forget about the Shabby Apple Giveaway!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Gilded Stripes

Well folks, we made it once again! Happy Friday! I can tell already this summer is just going to fly by (yay/sad).  This week has been an absolute whirlwind and I really don't know where the time keeps going! But anyways, let's talk about more exciting things like Friday's Fancies. I decided to go a bit more formal for Friday's Fancies this week. While the theme was stripes, I seemed to be craving any and everything gold.
striped fun

I don't know about you, but I'm absolutely and completely obsessed with this pencil skirt! 


Oh my gosh y'all! somehow I forgot to do a little link love this week! How did that happen? Maybe because I stayed up entirely too late last night watching the epic office series finale. Before we get to link love can we just talk about the office for a minute? Oh my gosh, I'm so sad. I was a little disappointed with the ending, but I think that's more in the fact that it's ending not so much the writing. I was definitely great to see the whole gang together one last time and get some resolutions for so many of my favorites. Seriously. Thursday nights are never going to be the same. 

Okay, enough ranting about TV. Link Love time. 
And that is all she wrote. Happy Weekend Y'all! I'm finally seeing Gatsby and checking out Opera in the Outfield. Other than that, I'm going to enjoy this lovely weather! 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday's Fancies

Wow. I cannot believe it's Friday yet again! The days seem so long, but the weeks are short. This week marked the 100 days to law school count down. Can you believe it? I certainly can't.

Lately I've been itching to embrace my inner hipster on the weekends. I think it's my new camera, I feel  so much "cooler" if I dress the part of a hipster photographer as I try to learn how to take a decent picture.

weekend wear

What's more comfortable than a flowy maxi dress and some havainas for walking around the farmers market? Yoga pants, but that's not chic enough for Friday's Fancies.

Now I have a little link love for the week.

  • How great are these prints from Ashley Ella design? I'm definitely going to print these for a gallery wall in my new place.  
  • I'm always trying new face masques but after this review I think I may have found a new favorite. Have y'all ever tried something like this? Let me know.
  • Lately I've been loving getting tips on how to be a better blogger. I've fallen into a bit of a blogger rut, so in an effort to change things up I'm following all of Sarah's tips.
  • This Lemon Basil Jello definitely peaked my interest this week. One of my favorite flavor combos in squishy form? I'm in. 
  • The Beauty Department is one of my go-to's for any and everything hair and beauty. I loved this tutorial for soft waves. This actually inspired my hair yesterday. Super duper easy. 
  • Two of my favorite beauty bloggers in once place this week? Loved it!!! 

Alright boys and girls. I'm signing out for the weekend! I'm heading to Williamsburg, Va to celebrate my bestie and her husband's law school graduation! PS. How adorable are these two? I'm obsessed with those pictures! 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Floral Fun

For this week's Friday's Fancies we are featuring our favorite florals for spring. Personally I'm not a huge fan of floral prints, but I'm trying. I came across this gorgeous pink top from j crew and I knew it would be the perfect piece to build a floral outfit around. The only problem? I've fallen for too many floral pieces! Who knew?

Floral Favorites

On the left I feel like the shoes steal the show, but with some bright color blocking and a gorgeous kate spade watch I think it balances well. But if you wore this outfit you certainly couldn't be afraid of color!

On the right the floral combo is a little more traditional. Add in some fabulous flats, a little sparkle (y'all know I had to) and a fun bangle and you're all set for a spring brunch.

As always come join the fun over on {AV}'s blog!

Now for a new tradition on this blog, Friday Link Love!

I loved getting to catch up with Alissa this week, especially because she was wearing this fabulous outfit! I love her in florals and neon!

Meg is one of my go to blogs for beauty advice and I loved her April favorites post.

Tabitha never fails to make me laugh out loud, this post featuring her attractive bald fiance M had cracking up.

Allyssa had a great mother's day gift guide which has definitely given me some great shopping ideas.

Congratulations Liz on your big announcement this week! I'm so excited to have another blog friend navigating the craziness of law school!

As for the weekend, I'll just be hanging around town trying to enjoy this gorgeous spring weather we've been having. Soaking up as much DC time as I can!!! What do y'all have planned?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday's Fancies

I've been doing some thinking lately. Since I'm going to be moving to a whole new city where I don't know anyone, I'm going to have a completely fresh start. If I want to, I can totally reinvent myself. So who do I want to be as a law student? I'm not sure, but it's made me realize that I want to push myself out of my comfort zone.

This look is a tad on the edgy side for me (which is a look I rarely embrace), growth right?

dance in the rain

Prabal Gurung full skirt dress / Nine West flat / Low heel shoes / John Lewis black patent handbag, $59 / Marc by Marc Jacobs stainless steel jewelry, $250 / Amrita Singh dangle earrings / Rose necklace / Lulu Guinness striped umbrella

I loved the prabal dress from target earlier this year and when I saw the umbrella I knew exactly what direction I wanted to go.

What do y'all have planed for the weekend? I'm going to be running around town enjoying the spring weather while it lasts, working on my DC bucket list and taking a ton of pictures on my fancy camera. Get excited folks. You are about to be inundated with probably pretty terrible pictures for a while, but I'm excited, so you should be too!

Happy Friday!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Pop of Neon

I'm not going to lie. I've not been the biggest fan of the neon trend. While my personal style is pretty colorful, neon just strikes me as a bit abrasive. Needless to say when I saw this week's topic I made it my mission to find a neon look I would actually wear.

When I came across this dress, I knew this was it.

pop of neon

Jessica Simpson shift dress, $175 / Double breasted trench coat, $990 / Giuseppe Zanotti heels / Blue Nile peridot jewelry / Reeds Jewelers

While this isn't exactly the most affordable look I've ever put together, I absolutely love it! So how do you feel about neon? How have you managed to work it in to your style? I need some help!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Fancies: Polka Dot Love

This week's Friday's Fancies focuses on one of my all time favorite patterns, the polka dot! I was going to try and create an outfit for you guys, but a look full of polka dots seemed a bit absurd. So this a board of some polka dot pieces I'm loving this spring.

Polka Dot Love

Marchesa polka dot dress / R k originals dress / Polka dot blouse / TOMS red shoes / Kate Spade patent leather bag / Betsey Johnson white watch / Betsey Johnson post earrings / Kate Spade wool shawl

So, what do you think? I'm kind of obsessed with the new Marchesa line at JCP. Have y'all checked it out yet? The black dress is one of my favorites for sure. I am loving the subtle polka dot mesh neckline.

Plus I'm pretty sure I'm going to add those TOMS to my collection.

Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend! I'm going to be hanging out with the crew. #dcCallie is here and team lawfully wedded wife is coming to. DC's not ready for us, that I can promise you.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday's Fancies

Well, it's offically the third day of spring. But no one seems to have let mother nature know, because goodness has it been chilly in DC this week. We even had snow! So as much as I'm itching to put away my winter clothes for good, I may need to postpone that project for a few more weeks. Understandably, I think you'll forgive me for planning two outfits. One for this cooler weather we've been having, and one a little better for a 70 degree day.

Spring has Sprung

River Island dress, $98 / Full Tilt elbow sleeve top / Maison Kitsuné / River Island light pink pants, $23 / Libby Edelman shoes / Betsey Johnson / White House Black Market jewelry

Have a fabulous weekend ladies!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Blue Dog Belle

Well one year ago today I wrote my very first post here. A year later I can't believe how much this blog and my life has changed. I have so many new friends and friendships that I'm sure will last for years to come. I'm actually kind of "in" to fashion now... not something I would have said a year ago. The blog has forced me to focus on what I want in my life, what I don't. It's kept me accountable, and pushed me out of my comfort zone.

Some days I still don't really know why all of you lovelies stop by here and read my opinions on the random happenings in my life, but you keep coming back. For that, I am forever grateful. I'm sure those of you that blog can share in my sentiments.

And seriously, what better day to have a Blogiversary than on my favorite day of the week! Friday's Fancies!

Feeling Lucky

Did you see my post yesterday? I shared some of my feelings about the big google announcement. Needless to say I'm going to make the transition to bloglovin, so don't  forget to add me!

Follow on Bloglovin

And if you're new to BL, like me, check this post out from Whitney on how and why to change your comment form!

I'm heading out tonight with #DCCallie and many of my favorites to celebrate the Blue Dog Belle's big day! Thanks again to everyone who has come by, left a comment or followed me over the last year, it means so much to me!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday's Fancies

Wow... did this week feel crazy long? or is it just me? No matter. Friday is here! One more day of work then I'm free and have a super fun weekend planned. Plus spring is well on it's way! Sunday is going to be 58 and sunny! YES!

This week's Friday's Fancies theme is Lace Love. Now I know what your going to say... this dress doesn't look lacy... more shiny. I know, I know the sequin has made another appearance. But when I saw this dress by Dorothy Perkins, how could I say no? Lace and sparkle in one? Yes ma'am.

I was a little conflicted on how to style it, so I went two ways. Day and Night (because a sequin/lacy dress is totally appropriate for work).

I'm so loving the metallic cap toe look... I picked essentially the same shoe, I'm okay with it. And that watch? Oh my gosh. Don't get me wrong, I love my chunky Micheal Kors, but it may be time to branch out a bit... and my birthday is only 7 weeks away. Hmm. Anyways, hope y'all have a fabulous weekend! If you want to follow along find me on instagram or twitter.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday's Fancies #21: Bling Bling

Now this week's Friday's Fancies is a theme I can get behind. Bling Bling. It's all about the jewelry! So I'm combining a few things I love. 1. Kate Spade. 2 Jewelry. 3. Mint (which many have to be my next color crush).

We've had some slightly warmer weather here in DC and now I'm dying for spring to hurry up and get here.

Bling Bling Kate Spade

I'm so loving all things kate spade lately--- well lets be honest, I'm always loving all things kate spade. What's your latest obsession?

Hope you gals have a fabulous weekend!!!

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