Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wardrobe Inspiration: Let Your Inner Animal Go Wild

GUESS, Giambattista Valli, Adrienne Landau



It's no secret I love animal print (my junior year in college every square inch of my room was basically covered in leopard print) and if you've been a reader of Fancy Francy for a while you probably remember my summer post about it.

This fall, adding some sass to your style has never been easier. Animal prints are back on the runways and fortunately, it's easy to walk on the wild side. If you want to bring out your inner animal this autumn, keep reading to follow these tips provided in today's guest post by Anya Sarre.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

What’s Trending Now? Trench Coats

Comment below and let me know your favorite one! Do you plan to try out the "trench coat trend"!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Wardrobe Inspiration: Statement Sweaters

Wardrobe Inspiration: Statement Sweaters

How to Prepare Your Wardrobe for Colder Weather

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With all this talk this past weekend of preparing for hurricane Sandy hitting the Northeast, I figured it would be a good idea to also make a cold weather survival list for the brisk temperatures sure to follow closely after Sandy (not to mention the surge of online shopping that sure to also accompany Sandy as we stay inside the next week days).

So now that Autumn has made it clear that it's officially taking over, what's a southern girl (who's closest thing to a winter coat is a flannel shirt) to do? Aside from the clear excuse to purchase a whole new wardrobe, its time to transition my current wardrobe with a few key items.

Keep reading to see my "essentials" and where to purchase your own!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Elly Clay Billie Jean Clutch Giveaway!

Fashion week may officially be over but that doesn't mean that the fun has to stop!  Since many of my readers were unable to travel to NYC for the shows, I thought I'd bring a taste of NYC fashion to you!! Fancy Francy has partnered up with the ultra stylish NYC brand Elly Clay to host a giveaway of one of their most popular items, the Billie Jean Clutch ($220 value)! Elly Clay is a New York City based luxury handbag and shoe brand carried in upscale boutiques and stores in the USA and Worldwide. The "Billie Jean" clutch is an oversized zip Front Clutch made from lambskin that can be  carried or worn across your body.

The rules for this giveaway are super easy. "Like" the Elly Clay Facebook Page and the Fancy Francy Facebook Page. Additional entries are also awarded for following Elly Clay and Fancy Francy on Twitter!


The giveaway starts on Sunday, September 16th and ends Sunday, October 14th. Be sure to enter now, this is one giveaway you don't want to miss!!!

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Out and About: Boy Meets Girl Fashion NYFW Show


For this past NYFW Boy Meets Girl put on what could only be described as fashion show meets concert and thanks to Diana of War Worn Fashion, I was front and center for this amazing event. Boy Meets Girl designer, Stacey Igel teamed up with heavy hitters such as Wyclef Jean, Chris Cab, Rosario Dawson, and Jarina De Marco to make the show on September 12th, one unforgettable night.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

How to Style Combat Boots: WIWW Edition



Back in late August I shared my love affair with combat boots, and promised to do a follow up post on how to wear them. Some how between attending events for New York Fashion Week, working work appropriate outfits during the week, and the somewhat warm weather we had in September, I didn't get many chances to wear my boots. So recently I decided to defiantly pair my boots with a sundress as  I spent a day in the city sucking up the last few days of warm-ish weather.

 I choose to do a variation of "hard as a feather light as a rock" (if you have no idea what I'm talking about check out this previous post I did) by pairing a soft flirty dress with edgy combat boots.

Love this look? Keep reading to see how you can recreate the look for yourself.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Look for Less: Miley Cyrus at the I Heart Music Festival

Recently Miley Cyrus was snapped out and about on the red carpet for the "I Heart Music Festival." The head turning look Miley opted for a some what straight forward look pairing a black crop top turtle neck, a silver pencil skirt, a Moschino branded belt and matching leopard print pumps. Although nothing about that look is particularly noteworthy to me (for some reason it reminds me of a look from the early 2000's back circa the movie "She's All That" and "Never been Kissed." None the less, the way in which the former Hannah Montana star rocked these pieces together seems to have impressed the Fashion Police crew, even causing a slight internet buzzing after naming the young star "best dressed."

Like the look? Want to steal this star's "best dressed" look at a more budget friendly price? Keep reading to see my picks to recreate this Fashion Police approved look!

Monday, October 8, 2012

3 Awesome Menswear tips we learned from the Gap x GQ Collection


If you follow me on twitter (and if you don't, go ahead and head on to twitter right now and do it), you know that I was really excited about the GQ for Gap line coming out. The Gap x GQ collection officially dropped on September 27th and after checking out the collection (i.e making a shopping list, remembering I don't have a boyfriend to shop for, then promptly emailing the list to all my guy friends) I found 3 key tips every guy needs to know to look his best this season.


 Gap x GQ Mark McNairy Tech Blazer

1. It's okay to take your blazer out the office. Okay so maybe your actual blazer you wear to work isn't as kickass as this one, but metaphorically speaking, it's cool to keep the blazer on for that party you're heading to after work, just be sure to drop the tie.

Gap x GQ Saturdays NYC Flat Front Khaki


2. Colored jeans are sticking around for Autumn/Fall. A while back we told you the verdict was in and it was totally fine for guys to hop on the colored jeans bandwagon. Undoubtedly, I'm sure a few of you never got around to buying any new jeans and then forgot all about wanting to get some. The good news is they're still accepting applications for the colored jeans bandwagon on a rolling basis into Fall. So in case you missed the boat last time, here's a lifeboat another chance. Just be sure to stick to cool color tones such as the blue khaki pair in the collection.

Gap x GQ BLK DNM Slouch Cardigan

3. Sometimes nice guys DO finish FIRST. The cardigan, aka the nice guy nametag, is actually really hot right now. So go ahead, pick up one, wear it to that coffee shop down the street from your place, and finally ask out that barista you've been checking out for weeks. You'll both be glad you did.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Look for Less- Blake Lively

Look for Less- Blake Lively

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Gossip girl star Blake Lively has great style on and off the set. Recently she was spotted shooting scenes for Gossip Girl rocking a gorgeous brown trench coat and a funky chunky scarf. Although the trench coat is definitely droll worthy, we can only guess how much that jacket most cost.

Love the look and want to see how to to get a similar look for a steal of a price? Keep reading to see my picks for recreating this look at only a fraction of the cost!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Oxblood Color Trend Wardrobe Inspiration

Oxblood Wardrobe Inspiration

Items Pictured Above: Pencil Skirt / Pocket Tee / Shopper Bag / Sheep Sweater

"Oxblood" (aka dark red/ burgundy) is a huge color this season. Get inspired for a little midweek shopping trip with today's weekly wardrobe inspiration.

Comment below and let me know what's your must have color for fall!? What name do you like to call this color?!