Sunday, December 30, 2012

What to wear for NYE 2012

NYE 2012

It's hard to believe that 2012 is already over, seems like just yesterday we we're watching the ball drop for 2012 and freaking out about the end of the Mayan calendar.

For me New Years is always a time for me to reflect on the year that had just passed and to create goals and prayers for the upcoming year. Looking back, 2012 has been a very eventful year for me, everything from graduating college, moving to New York City, and restarting Fancy Francy has been a new and exciting experience that I'm really grateful to have had.

Whatever your plans are for the NYE 2012, today is the perfect day to bring on the sparkle. Celebrate the New Year in style with a little help from today's outfit inspiration and end 2012 shining bright like a diamond!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Giveaway

In honor of the holidays, I'm teaming up with eight other lovely bloggers to bring our readers an amazing holiday giveaway!! Keep reading to see the prizes and find out how to enter :)

The Rules:

The prizes will be split up into two separate prize packages.

Prize Package {one} can be won by anyone anywhere... that means {international}.

but... prize package {two} has to be US only.

The first name will be drawn through that person will win prize package number {one}

then a second name will be drawn - if the person is located outside of the US a second name will be drawn again.... and again until it is someone located in the US.

Prize Package {one} - International

  • Helix Thread ease Tool from Nykki

  • Customized Blog Planner from Rachel

  • Julep Nail Polish {Megan} from Karen

  • Julep Nail Polish {Leah} from Karen

  • Kiss Nail Dress in Camisole form Karen

  • Broadway Press-on nails in Call My Agent from Karen

  • Soap and Glory body Spray and Shower Gel from Efia

  • Henry Holland Knee high Socks from Efia

  • Green necklace and Earring Set from Efia

  • Three months premium ad banner {150x50} on ;Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cosmetics

  • Six months {150x150} ad space on ;Cakes, Cupcakes, and Cosmetics

  • 5 pound elf UK gift Voucher {valid to EU only} from Alessandra

Prize Package {two} - US Only

  • Helix Thread ease Tool from Nykki

  • Regular 200x200 Ad Space on ;

  • Special edition Glossy Box from Fancy Francy

  • Ad Space on Wonderland Beauty Blog

  • Salon Effects {misbehaved} from Megan

  • Salon Effect {Purrr-fect Harmony} from Megan

  • Elf's HD Powder from Megan

  • 250x200 Ad space on ;The Feminine Crusade ;

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Francy Answers: What to wear with seafoam green pumps

Seafoam green pumps


Recently reader Amanda wrote in " what you would wear with seafoam green pumps?" I personally love seafoam green and although I don't own a pair, I do own other accessories in this color. The trick to wearing seafoam green is making sure that the rest of your outfit is slightly more subdue. I personally like pairing it with black, tan, and blue. In particular, cobalt blue is a rich color that compliments this light green beautifully. With those tips in mind I put together two looks to serve as inspiration.


Seafoam green pumps outfit 1

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Must Have Monday

Rare Sequin Collar And Cuffs Shift Dress

Originally I planned on talking about my recent obsession with sequin in general for today's "Must Have Monday" however I stumbled upon this little gem dress decided it was too special to share the spotlight and deserved its own dedicated post. It's called the "Rare Sequin Collar And Cuffs Shift Dress" dress and it's from  I really love this dress because it combines my love for chiffon and sequins and rolls it all into one big happy ball of pretty. I could so see myself rocking this on my birthday or for a fun New Year's party in the city, there's just one problem... the price. The dress cost $127 and although that's not crazy expensive, it's expensive enough that I can't justify to myself spending that amount on a dress I'm probably only going to wear once. I would love to splurge and treat myself to this dress but since I've already "treated" myself several times since payday I think I'm going to just admire this love from afar (but if it goes on sale, all bets are off).

Comment below and let me know what you think of this dress, do you love it, would you spend $127 for it? Don't forget to let me know what's on your must have list this week?!



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Thursday, December 13, 2012

The It List

  • Fancy Francy looks so chic in leopard, leather and cozy knits - the ultimate winter look! So cute! (find Fancy Francy on Twitter!)

  • The Second Best is satisfying her color craving in bright hues and printed pants that she carried over from her summer wardrobe! Love this look! (find Second Best on Twitter!)

  • Ishi is making her closet do double duty and rocking her shorts even in the colder temps! Pop over to see how she styled this versatile piece to stay warm!

  • Fleurani is sporting a new hair color and new glasses while frolicking in the snow! She looks so cozy in plaid and a bright blazer! (find Fleurani on Twitter!)

  • Rachel's Lookbook is channeling her inner Sex and the City and pulled out her vintage fur coat for the first time! Absolutely fabulous! (find Rachel's Look Book on Twitter!)

  • See Mo Go is sporting a festive new top for a day out Christmas tree shopping! Pop over to see where she found her (on sale) sweater! (find See Mo Go on Twitter!)

  • My Thrifty Chic is showing us how to make our own embellished sweater for the infamous Tacky Christmas party that everyone finds themselves at this time of year! Head over to get some inspiration and see her tips! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)

  • The Chic Curator rounds up some fab finds in emerald - the new color of the year! Go check out all of the cute pieces and scoop up some emerald of your own!

  • Laura Wears is trying her hand at vintage clothing for the first time in plaid pants and she knocked it out of the park! Don't miss her fun menswear accessory! (find Laura Wears on Twitter!)

  • Sam ipsa Loquitur shows us how to look chic on a major budget! The whole outfit is under $50 - impressive! (find Sam ipsa Loquiter on Twitter!)

  • A Fashion Fixation makes sure that her holiday party looks perfectly suit her style with a casual but refined look.  See how she does holiday, without sacrificing her personal style! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)

  • Rose a la Mode is thinking pink in a casual tone-on-tone look ready for a weekend out and about! So cute! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)

  • Good Life glams up her look a bit with a fabulous fur cowl that she scored on the cheap and a hint of glitter! Definitely one to recreate! (find Good Life on Twitter!)

  • Second Street East shares her favorite type of room with us - lived in and cozy but still chic and stylish! Pop over to see the room and the outfit that were recreated from the inspiration look! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)

  • Sweetie Pie Style shows us the 13 pieces she can't live without in her winter wardrobe and how to make them into 9 outfits! Love them all! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Irish Creme


Photos taken by Andrew

December is finally here and that means spending time with friends and family during the holiday season. This is definitely my favorite time of year and I've already started getting in the holiday spirit by picking out decorations to hang inside my apartment. If you follow me on twitter than you know I've already attended my first of several holiday parties this season. With all the holiday parties coming up, I've already started mentally planning outfits ( look out for a few look books on the blog soon). Aside from wearing traditional colors such as red and green, I also love dressing for the season wearing white, cream,and metallics. Recently I got in the holiday spirit wearing my new favorite cream colored sweater and leather leggings.

Comment below and let me know what are your holiday season wardrobe stables? What do you wear to show your holiday spirit?


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Thursday, December 6, 2012

The It List


  • A Devine Life turned an old dress into a new skirt by layering a sweater on top! A great way to transition your summer wardrobe into cooler temps! (find a Devine Life on Twitter!)

  • Rach.E. Cakes is rocking one of her go-to feel good dresses that is versatile enough for work or play! Pop over to see why she keeps reaching for this pretty little number! (find Rach.E.Cakes on Twitter!)

  • Fancy Francy gives us some great tips on how to style a midriff bearing bandeau top and shared two looks for inspiration! Great solutions to one of the more difficult pieces in our closet! (find Fancy Francy on Twitter!)

  • The Second Best is recreating a low-key look from another blogger and knocked it out of the park! Goes to show that inspiration is everywhere! (find Second Best on Twitter!)

  • Ishi is showing us her studious side and how she stays stylish and comfortable for days spent with her nose in the books! So cute!

  • Fleurani lets her pretty gold skirt shine by pairing it with lots of black! It's gorgeous and the perfect piece for holiday party season!

  • Rachel's Lookbook takes her outfit to the next level by throwing on some purple tights! Such a fun way to add excitement to your look! (find Rachel's Look Book on Twitter!)

  • See Mo Go is totally comfy in her new printed cords! She paired them with a blazer and boots and is ready for a day at the office!(find See Mo Go on Twitter!)

  • My Thrifty Chic pairs her new glasses and patterned tights together for a geek chic look! The total outfit only cost $55! Go check it out! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)

  • The Chic Curator gives us a bedroom duvet breakdown on a budget with three different price points to choose from! Pop over to check out the super cute bedding and find out where to buy!

  • Laura Wears is showing off her holiday party style - a little bit of sparkle mixed with a little bit of responsibility! Love this look! (find Laura Wears on Twitter!)

  • Sam ipsa Loquiter wrapped up her 30 f0r 30 challenge and she definitely ended on a high note! Pattern mixing at its finest! (find Sam ipsa Loquiter on Twitter!)

  • A Fashion Fixation is showing us some love in a gorgeous new sweater! No better (or more stylish) way to make a statement than that! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)

  • Second Street East is in love with a bright and beautiful little girl's room! She recreated the look in a room and an outfit - tons of great pieces! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)

  • Sweetie Pie Style rounds up her favorite stylish rain boots after getting tons of use out of hers lately! Head over to pick out your favorite pair to be ready for the rain (or snow!) ahead! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Francy Answers: How Do I Style This Edition

Untitled #134

Clothes shopping is a lot like grocery shopping, sometimes we 're in the store shopping and we pick up items only to come home and realize we have great "ingredients" but none that can be paired together. Recently a reader had this very same issue and wrote in:
I need help piecing this outfit together. I ordered these shoes in the badge/taupe color And this merlot/dark red bandeau top I am not sure if it matches or what pants I should wear?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What's Trending Now: Beanies

Beanie Hat Trend


Another one of our old favs from the 90's is back, and although it shares it's name with the ultimate icon of the 90's the beanie baby, this trend actually has a purpose. The "beanie" hats are back (right in time for winter I might add) and have been given quite a facelift. No longer are they just for the men in your life trying to keep warm, now they come in fun and different colors and shapes, all of which are perfect to give your outfit that last finishing touch this winter.

Comment below and let me know what you think of this trend, will you be rocking it or leaving this one for the boys?



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Monday, December 3, 2012

Tis the Season to Be Glossy {November GlossyBox Review}


I am definitely the definition of a "beauty product junkie". I can spend hours perusing the makeup aisles and probably spend days "getting lost" in beauty supply stores. With that being said I was thrilled when I woke up this past week to find that my first month's GlossyBox had arrived. The theme of the November box was "Tis the Season to be Glossy" which I thought was perfect to kick off the start of the holiday party season. From what I could tell from other G reviews that I read online, there were several versions of this box sent out, all with different fun products to try! Keep reading to see what items I received and my initial thoughts on these products!