No matter what your body type, swimsuit shopping can be really difficult. Everyone wants to look good when they are practically baring it all for the world to see. But when you’re wearing such little amounts of clothing, it’s kinda hard to accentuate or hide anything.
For my last beach vacation I spent weeks ahead of time searching for the perfect bikini. I ordered some online, bought some in stores, and even tried to get a pair from Instagram (spoiler alert, that’s not a good idea). Finally in the ninth hour I found a few swimsuits at boohoo.com that were cute and affordable. I impulsively decided to order a few right before my trip and luckily they worked out perfectly for me. The whole experience (including talking to friends who have had their own swimsuit shopping nightmares) left me wanting to help other women who might be going through a similar struggle this season.
Curvy/Hourglass: I love the high-waisted swimsuit trend for this body type. It accentuate the smallest part of the body (the waist) while still highlighting the curves.
Athletic: If you’re body doesn’t have many curves naturally you can totally still (more…)
If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t you should) you probably already heard about this awesome Kate Spade Giveaway!
Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than with a new bright and cheerful KateSpade giveaway?! I’ve teamed up with a group of great bloggers & shops to bring one lucky winner an amazing new Kate Spade bag, wallet, and beautiful journal. Interested? Simply follow the instructions below to enter
1. Follow me (TheFancyFrancy) & all the 11 other bloggers in the loop. All entries will be verified!
2. Like the photo on each blogger & shops page (including mine)
3. Click on the photo and go to the profile of the person tagged, continue this until you get back to mine!
4. For an extra entry, tag 3 friends in the comments of the original picture you liked.
This giveaway will be running from Monday 6/22 @ 7:00pm EST until Wednesday 6/24 @ 9:00pm EST.
The winner will be announced on each photo within 24hrs of the giveaway ending.
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The shift dress is a great look for spring and summer because it’s easy to wear and super versatile. Shift dresses look great on all body types and can be styled to fit any signature look. Pair it with a belt around the waist to accentuate your figure or let it hang loose for a easy breezy style. You can wear a shift dress for almost any occasion this season by finding the right fit and accessories. Keep reading to see three ways to go from work to weekend weddings and everything in between with this casual yet chic closet staple.
For Weekends: If you’re anything like me than you probably love to live in dresses during the warmer months. One of the most classic dress silhouettes is the shift dress. Opt for a shift dress in a fun print to wear out to weekend brunches and even a casual date night. One of my favorite weekend shift dresses is this one from Eliza J that I found at Nordstrom.
For Weddings: A shift dress is a perfect option for (more…)
As a lover of all things DIY and lip products, I decided to tackle the idea of making my own tinted lip balm at home! After doing some research I found that I could be saving myself over $30 by taking a few minutes and creating my own lip products. This is one of the simplest (and most fun!) DIY projects I have done so here are my tips for creating your own signature shade of tinted lip balm at home!
Seen all over Spring 2015 runway, Gladiator Sandals are a must have this spring! Whether you are going for the minimal bohemian look or super chic, there is a gladiator sandal for each outfit. From lace up, to suede, to embellishments,or even heeled gladiators, there is no way not to find the perfect sandal for you! Keep reading to see outfit ideas for every type of gladiator sandal.
With tall heeled gladiators, a simple outfit is best. Wear loose fitting shorts and a classic tank top, paired with a necklace. Add an animal print bag to make the outfit really pop.
This outfit is a perfect bohemian look. Wear a maxi skirt, crochet crop top, and studded gladiator sandals. For this look a simple cross body bag will go best! Top of the whole look with an arm cuff, the quintessential boho accessory.
Last but definitely not least, the lace up gladiator sandal is probably the biggest variation of this trend this season. A cute white mini dress, statement necklace, and simple bag, will have you on trend for this spring and summer!
Personally, my favorite variation of this trend is the tall lace up Gladiator Sandal. The look of that style really makes me feel like I’m back in Ancient Greece rocking this trend the first time it appeared!!
Comment below and let me know what your favorite Gladiator Sandal style is, do you plan on wearing this trend?
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I’ve teamed up with NYC based jewelry company Amy O, to host a fun after work “sip n shop” party in their NYC showroom. If you’re in the NYC area on 5/7 come enjoy complimentary refreshments and signature drinks while shopping spring and summer jewelry must-haves. I’ll also be in attendance to help you pick the perfect items to suit your wardrobe! Lastly, all attendees will be entered in for a chance to win giveaways throughout the night.
With warmer weather on the rise, festival season has arrived! There are countless numbers of fashionable outfits to wear to festivals. This super chic fringe skirt, with a flowy off the shoulder top, a statement necklace, sunglasses, and sandels is a perfect 70s inspired outfit for a festival.
High waisted jean shorts are still a summer staple and are a go to for any festival. To bring the look together, try pairing the outfit with a classic kimono, a crop top, and cute booties! For the sun, the prefect sun hat and sunglasses will do the trick. A trendy bib necklace and rings, with a small cross body bag will complete the fashionable festival outfit.
For a simple outfit a boho dress, trendy gladiator sandals, sunglasses, and a statement necklace is the way to go for a comfortable, but still fashionable outfit.
Your closet. Whether you love it or hate it, it could definitely use a little love this spring. For those of us who have a shoe addiction and an overstuffed closet comparable to Carrie Bradshaw’s, your closet could use a lot of love. Spring cleaning is the perfect excuse to reorganize your closet and I have some great tips to help you through the clutter.
First things first, I recommend enlisting help whenever you decide to tackle your closet. You need someone who is going to remind you that no, you do not still need that shirt from high school and you cannot hang on to those shoes you wore one time and will never wear again. Your closet needs some tough love. Some items have just got to go, especially if they don’t fit into one of these three categories.
Next, invest in high quality hangers that all match. Although this may seem like an odd tip, you want your closet to look and feel clean and organized. Matching hangers is the finishing touch that your closet needs to seem perfectly put together.
If you really want to give your closet an overhaul, I recommend checking out additional shelving and drawers to be added to your closet. These additions will absolutely give your closet a professional look that will make you (and your closet!) the envy of all your friends.
Once steps 1-3 are all checked off, you’re ready to begin. Start by going through all of your clothing and decide what you want to keep and what you would like to donate or sell. This is where the tough love comes into play: if you haven’t worn an item of clothing in a year, it’s time to retire it. If something doesn’t fit or isn’t your style anymore then why hang on to it? This step will take the longest so play some music and have fun reliving the memories that fill your closet.
Now you’re ready for the reorganization. Hang up the rest of your clothing on those new matching hangers. Be sure that everything has a place and that everything needs to stay in that place from now on. Have a section just for dresses, a section for pants, and a section for tops and so on. My tip for organizing your shoes is by designer or by color, whichever appeals to you most.
Lastly, you can take a step back, admire your hard work and start filling those empty hangers. Check out the latest trends here at Fancy Francy and have fun creating a new style for yourself. After working so hard reorganizing your closet, you deserve to splurge a little. Carrie Bradshaw said it best, “I like my money right where I can see it – hanging in my closet.”
Leave a comment below and let us know how these tips and tricks worked for you! Or tag us in a photo on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that shows how fabulous your freshly organized closet looks. Good luck!