Thursday, August 25, 2011

Guest Post: Alison from Long Distance Loving

Hi there! My name is {av} and I'm the author of {long distance loving}! To say I am thrilled Katherine asked me to post while she is away is definitely an understatement. Her outfits are always impeccably styled {and I envy her life on the sunny West Coast, while I spend winters freezing in New England!}. She's a girl in the know--and having the opportunity to appear on her blog is an honor!

Playing to her polished style, I pulled together this little get-up. I overlooked budget and simply focused on the fashion. This idea is the root of Friday's Fancies--a weekly link-up I created to help bloggers focus on the clothes rather than their budgets. I hope you enjoy this look as much as I do...

1) Playing up my love of '50s and '60s fashion, this Oscar de la Renta Belted Wool-Crepe Dress fulfilled the vision I had for Katherine. The collar is stunning and the cut is perfection. I would expect nothing less from Oscar.
2) To add some spunk, I chose these Marco Bicego 18K Gold Cluster Link Earrings. This gorgeous pair of earrings would work splendidly today and in fifty years.
3) Karen Walker knocks it out of the park with these Deep Freeze Sunglasses. I adore the bold frames and the tortoiseshell finish. They would most certainly add that extra dose of polish.
4) This Kate Spade Bixby Bag has been on my list since it first appeared on their website. Beyond its clear sensibilities, the clean lines and its timeless feel made it an obvious choice for this ensemble.
5) I am always a sucker for a great pair of nude pumps and these B Brian Atwood Frederique Pumps meet all my requirements. I just cannot get enough of the rounded toe and the slight platform. swoon!
6) I loved this Kenneth Jay Lane Printed Cuff from the moment I first saw it. It definitely amps up this outfit and gives it that perfect finishing touch.

Many thanks to Katherine for inviting me here today! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend...
and that I will be seeing you dream along with me every Friday! xoxo {av}


  1. I can't thank you enough for having me, Katherine :) so glad to be here and hope you're having a great week! xoxo {av}

  2. I am in love with those earrings!

  3. great guest post! i love the earrings and those sunglassesxoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  4. I absolutely LOVE vintage inspired fashion. That dress is so pretty. In fact, I'll take it all please ^_^

    Have a fabulous weekend,

  5. I adore {av} and Friday's Fancies! That green Oscar dress really is phenomenal in every way. ;)

  6. That green dress is TO DIE FOR! SO PRETTY!!

  7. loving the green color of the dress, very nice!

  8. Love the color of that green!! And the cuff...I think I could wear that everyday!

  9. Love this outfit! This may sound weird, but it would be perfect for a fancy St. Patrick's Day night out. :)

    Stephanie (Big Mario Life)


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Can't wait to read! xx Katherine