Friday, July 27, 2012

It's Friday, Friday

In addition to getting back into my regular swing of things since returning to the blogosphere, I'm excited to finally be participating in my first Friday's Fancies!

What's that, you say? You've never heard of such a thing? Well here's the lowdown:

When I met Alison from {long distance loving} at a blogger event, I immediately loved her sense of style. After reading her blog I knew I wanted to join the party that is Friday's Fancies. Every week, there is a different style inspiration challenge and it's up to each blogger to come up with their own perfect ensemble. It's basically imaginary, so money is no object (BAM!) and everyone then links up on LDL to share their dream boards. 

This first one was inspired by favorite summer treats. I chose to go the refreshment route, which of course meant paying homage to the ultimate in summer beverages: the classic margarita. 


I think I was destined to be a 'rita fan. No, I wasn't downing Jose in my sippy cup as a toddler. I'm what you call a second generation Parrothead. My father has almost every Jimmy Buffet album ever made, and I grew up listening to his free and easy beachy music. My sister's first sentence was a line from "Volcano" and my first concert was Jimmy and his Coral Reefer Band at Great Woods. So I think deep down, I always knew that me and margaritas were meant to be.

My ultimate favorite is a classic on the rocks with salt. And I don't go for any of those crazy fruity flavors, like strawberry-pomegranite-blueberry-mojito-creamsicle-whatever. I don't even like them frozen. So I drew my inspiration from a good old fashioned yellowy-green libation courtesy of sour mix and actual lime.

This neon yellow lace number is the perfect summer shade. Somehow in the process of me finding this dress online yesterday it has since sold out. And it was on sale! The necklace provides that little hint, or garnish if you will, of lime and the square stones remind me of fresh ice cubes clinking around in my glass. With all this busyness going on, a neutral shoe was necessary, but the extra texture on the front reminds me a bit of the frothy film atop a freshly blended frozen concoction. Finish off with a simple pair of earrings (but still with that same "cube" shape) and you've got yourself an ensemble worthy of an hot summer evening at your favorite outdoor bar. And if that bar happens to be Margaritaville, so be it. 

~L

6 comments:

  1. I love this dress. I'm a big fan of the solid color lace dresses. I have a blue and coral/red one. They are so cute. I'd have one in every color if I could. Happy weekend!

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    1. I dream of a cobalt blue version myself! Alas, the only lace in my closet so far is black :(

      ~L

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  2. I did margarita too! Love your choices!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad I'm not the only one with a booze inspired post. I was clicking through and it seems like everyone else went with dessert!

      ~L

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  3. yum! who doesnt love a margarita? I adore the outfit you chose and want that necklace! I am your newest follower. I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog! Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the support! I will definitely check out your blog as well :)

      ~L

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