Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Francy Answers: What to wear to the Airport


With the holiday season in full swing, and many people heading to various destinations to celebrate, I often get questions about what to wear to the airport. Here are a few points to keep in mind when dressing to head out on your next voyage.

Monday, November 25, 2013

13 Holiday Dresses $50 and Under!

The holiday season is right around the corner. The holidays are all about food, family, gifts, giving, and of course… parties! Whether you’re headed to a family friendly get together, a night out with girls, or a work party there’s a dress below for you! And the best part? They are all $50 and under!


Jewel toned colors are a great choice for this time of year. Not only are they versatile, they also look amazing on everyone



Office parties can be tricky. You still want to look appropriate, while being able to dress more flexibly. A good rule of thumb– slip into a shift dress just above the knee. Tights are also a smart idea. Keep the dress fairly simple, and glam it up with a statement necklace, or sparkly bag.




Nothing screams holiday wear better than sparkles or metallics. You can go in many different directions with this look. Ultimately, you don’t want to go too overboard with the shine and end up looking like a christmas tree.



Stray away from a boring LRD (Little red dress), by keeping an eye out for interesting cutouts. If you’re skin tone is more warm than cool, orangey reds (see top middle) will look best on you. If you’re skin tone is more cool than warm, a blue-red (see left) will look amazing!



Today’s article was written by Niyah from For more by Niyah be sure to check out her blog and follow her on twitter @InexpensiveChic

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Makeup Show Holiday Pop up Shop - NYC Event

the makeup show

The Makeup Show opens its doors to the public at the return of their highly anticipated Holiday Pop-Up Shop on December 7th and 8th.   For these two-days consumers and pro makeup artists alike can pick up beauty products offered at steep discounts and get their holiday shopping done for the fashionistas on their list.  Attendees won’t want to forget to pamper themselves too!  Some of the brands will only be offering these discounts exclusively at The Makeup Show Holiday Pop-Up Shop.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How to Style a Leather Skirt

leather pencil skirt 2013

Probably my favourite way to wear my leather skirt, which is a lovely pencil skirt, sitting on my waist and then skimming over my hips to just above my knees, is to layer it up with textures. Here I’ve tucked in a blue fluffy jumper and pulled on my black fluffy cardigan for extra warmth and fluffiness. Paired with this lovely faux animal head warmer, I’m all set for winter!

how to wear leather pencil skirt 2013

If you’re looking for a more monochrome, rock chick look, then pair up your skirt with a leather jacket and a chunky necklace for good measure.  Either slip on some converse or chunky boots. These Topshop platform tie ups are perfect to add a bit of interest to the outfit and detract from all the leather.

leather pencil skirt 2013

Dressing up for the evening? The coloured strappy cami’s that are all over the place at the moment are perfect for tucking into a leather skirt for nights out. Choose a bright one to add a pop of colour like this blue one here. They add a feminine touch too which helps remove the stereotype of leather being boyish and for biker styles.

I’ve worn all of these outfits with thick black tights too for those chillier days when bare legs would get you more judging looks than you’d like. There are all different cuts of leather skirts available including the skater style, which is particularly flattering for pear of hourglass figures.

So have I convinced you to dive into the leather world? If so, shop a few of my favorite leather skirts below! Also, be sure to comment and let us know if you plan on trying this trend?!




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Monday, November 18, 2013

Five Nail Colors for Fall

Fall Nail Polishes 2013

Nail color trends change with the seasons just as much as clothing does. This past summer we showed you five colors to flaunt your fingers in for summer and now we've picked out our favs for Fall. Keep reading to see our top picks for nails this Fall and tips on what to pair them with!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cocotique Beauty Box Unboxing

Beautysets - Cocotique Beauty unboxing 2

Recently I did a review on my Cocotique beauty box after using the products for some time. This month I decided to do an initial unboxing on my YouTube channel to show my first impressions of the products before using them.
Check out the video above to see my thoughts on the latest Cocotique beauty box and leave any questions you have below! Interested in trying Cocotique out for yourself? Use this link to purchase a Cocotique subscription: and use my code FANDF20  to get 20% off. Also, if you haven't already, be sure to check out my review of my previous Cocotique beauty box.

Have you tried or do you plan on trying this beauty box? What has your past experience with beauty boxes been like?


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Francy Answers: What to wear to a casino


Spending the night out on the town can be a lot of fun. However, for some women ensuring the night’s success starts with being selective about what she will wear. Certain activities or venues necessitate a certain manner of dress. Take playing roulette at a casino as an example. This is a particular place that requires a certain level of dress. If this fails to be achieved, it could result in being denied access to the casino. Also, overdressing can make one stick out like a sore thumb. Therefore, properly dressing for a casino night is incredibly important.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fall Style Essentials

Fall Style Essentials

Fall is upon us, and for many (including myself) it's our favorite season for fashion. Each year the dip in temperature allows us to experiment with layers and stylish cold weather accessories. This season I found seven pieces that are essential for every woman's wardrobe.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

How to wear red lipstick


Fall is here and amongst the sultry lip colors that are in style for the season, red lips are definitely the most iconic. A bold red lip is a classic fashion statement, which effortlessly dresses up any look. I myself have recently fallen in love with red lips and consider it to be my signature look. With that being said, I haven't always been a fan of red lips. I like many other women, struggled with "pulling off the look" for years. It wasn't until I did some research (not to mention LOTS of trail and error) that I finally got the hang of the look. Ready to take the plunge?? Here are three tips to help you get it right!

Monday, November 4, 2013

How to get moisturized skin year-long


Now that the weather is starting to get chilly many people may feel the affects of the change in weather on their skin. Here are three tips from the pros on how to keep your skin moisturized year around.

1. Use a different moisturizer for colder seasons.
As the weather turns cooler, swap a daily lotion for a rich cream or ointment, as recommended by makeup artist Carmindy, from TV’s What Not to Wear. Carmindy also recommends switching from powder foundation to cream formulas, which are less likely to dry the skin. She also advises using a moisturizing foundation if you are still feeling the drought.

2. Know what’s in your moisturizer.
A good moisturizer shouldn’t be judged by its price tag. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends looking for ingredients such as lactic acid or urea, which help alleviate dryness. Hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petroleum have all been recommended to help hold water to the skin (i.e. trap moisture). Also wear sunscreen everyday, even when not in the sun. The AAD reminds us that even in the winter, exposure to the sun’s rays speeds up the aging process of the skin, increasing the risk of dryness, wrinkles, and age spots. Use at least SPF 15 and be sure it’s broad spectrum, which protects from both UVA and UVB rays.