Friday, October 26, 2012

It's {finally} Friday!

I've been linking up with {av} for a long time for Friday's Fancies, so even though I'm incredibly tired, I just knew I had to create an outfit to celebrate her 100th linkup! What a great idea for a linkup she had 100 Fridays ago, and how much fun it is now to still be able to linkup.

The theme this week was to create an outfit to celebrate 100! And because I think of gold as being a celebratory color, I needed to go with classic black and fancy gold.
dress//shoes//clutch//earrings & bracelet
I didn't know if wearing a lace dress with lace inspired earrings and a cuff were too much, but I think it might be just enough. I'm newly in love with this JCrew bag, and Zara will always be a go to for me and unique but perfect shoes. 

So congratulations to you Alison on a wonderful 100! And here's to your Marine Corps Marathon this weekend! Best of luck, and I can't wait to hear about it!

Dear this week, you went by quickly, but I am so tired. You were full. Dear Thanksgiving, could you come quickly? I need a longer break than two days. Dear blog, sorry I skipped two days this week. I fell asleep trying to blog. Dear 7 mile Wednesday night run, I've officially decided that runs over 5 miles on weekdays fit into a new category in my running life; I just haven't decided where. You required a new kind of mental focus.
Dear friends who came for my Stella & Dot party, thank you so much! It was so much fun. I was a little nervous about having it, but I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. And thanks for shopping through my party so I earned rewards! Dear Claire, you won the Stella & Dot giveaway! Congratulations!! Dear Tim, I can't wait to go on our date tonight. It's been too long since just the two of us have gone to dinner. I'm glad you got to go eat oysters and stone crab with your friends while I had my party. I love you! Dear 13.1, I can't wait to be reunited with you this weekend! Here's hoping the weather is perfect.  Dear Tori, Lydia, Genna, and anyone else I haven't mentioning running NYC next weekend, I am insanely jealous and incredibly excited for you! I can't wait to live vicariously through you! Dear camera, I had fun playing with you during the jewelry party tonight. Here are a few of the pictures.
 I wish I had pulled my camera out earlier. These were the only girls left when I got it out!
And Alex, the stylist that hosted the giveaway and my party! Thanks for all the free jewels.

And some questions for you!
What was the highlight of your week?
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Should I buy the leopard scarf I'm wearing above or the orange and pink one with the elephants in the second picture above?

Have an amazing weekend!


Rachel said...

You should buy the pink and orange one and send the leopard print one to me! :) Have an awesome weekend!

Nicole said...

Elephants all the way. Where are you going to find something like that again?! Plus, it's can transition to the other seasons :) ADORE the lace dress in your Friday's Fancies look. I'm keeping my eyes peeled for a good lace dress. This one is gorgeous!

Taylor said...

orange and pink elephants! It caught my eye before you even asked which one you should get. Leopard print is everywhere, too!

Betsy said...

a) leopard! it's classic.

b) that outfit is so elegant - I love it :)

c) I still can't push past 2.5 or 3 miles on weekdays, especially now that it's dark when I wake up and when I get home from work. But since I need to escalate my milage, I think it means that I'm going to have to start hitting the treadmill, which I hate, but it's just SO hard to find that kind of time to run before/after work!

KatSnF said...

Looks like an awesome time!

Jessi Fuller said...

That scarf is amazing! I was just getting ready to ask where it came from! Duh! :) Get it!!!

Lauren said...

Love all the jewelry from S & D and your scarf,I just got one kind of similar :-)

siddathornton said...

i got home from book club at midnight last night, & i was so tired, but i knew i had to link up for the 100th, too! i love your dainty gold accent pieces - they're gorgeous.

alongobucco said...

Lace is the perfect "special occasion" fabric. That dress is gorgeous!

The Glossy Life

Lindsey @ Let the Light Shine said...

Oh my goodness, how I LOVE S&D!! I also love that lace dress! GOrgeous! Enjoy your date night :)

Neely said...

LOVE that dress! Glad your party went well :)

Courtney from Journey of a Dreamer said...

I need that elephant scarf! it is so cute!! I'm doing the zombie survival dash this weekend, but i'm nervous because it is so cold!

Calley said...

The outfit immediately made me think of Theta pref night! Miss you :)

Lydia - Running Wild(er) said...

Hmmmm, both scarves are cute. I say the one with elephants since its different. Love all the jewelry...I need to order something! Cannot wait for NYC....I leave a week from today!

Angela said...

Gorgeous outfit! :)

Niki Caron said...

I loveee that party outfit!!! Every single piece! The pictures of the jewelry party are great too! I didn't have a very eventful week, but I have my cousin's wedding tomorrow so I'm excited for that! Have a great weekend Meg!

Allison said...

I say elephant! This weekend we have a wedding to go to. Its our first one this year. I'm ready to dress up and dance :)

Kristen said...

Love your outfit for Friday fancies! Jewelry parties are always so fun!!

Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething} said...

Love the dress! I just bought a black lace dress for holiday parties! And congrats on your run! I just completed a half marathon last weekend and I've decided to take a break from running for a is so time consuming! Love all the jewels from Stella & Dot! What kind of camera did you get? I'm on the market for one...

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous lacy dress. And I have those Zara heels!! They are great and I wear them all the time! PS. I'd definitely get the leopard scarf :)

Anna said...

I love the elephant scarf but I think the leopard one is more practical. It looks great!

Claire Kiefer said...


I've been really really hopeful about this giveaway, just cause I wanted to win so badly! I looooove Stella & Dot, and have spent many an afternoon pining away on how I want to expand my collection. Squealing with delight! What do I do now? :)

Happy Friday! Gorgeous black & gold outfit . . . those happen to be the colors of my football team, and thus my favorite combo!

still being [molly] said...

yay for fridays and awesome stella & dot parties!!!

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