Wear? Weekend Errands

Running Errands

For this “Friday’s Fancies” I decided to put together a chic casual look perfect for running weekend errands or a little weekend shopping ;)

This outfit is great for the weekend because it features a soft chambray skirt with drawstring, a loose breathable floral print shirt, and comfy flats (perfect for running around in.) Comment below and let me know what your favorite weekend-go-to outfit is!

$64 – topshop.com
$23 – target.com
$44 – asos.com
$35 – asos.com
$43 – asos.com
$43 – asos.com
$9 – dorothyperkins.com



Current Crush

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For this week’s current crush, I decided to try out a new format and give you all insight into what I’m crushing on in the three major areas that I make purchases: electronics, beauty, and apparel. I think that by breaking it down into these three categories you will get more of a glimpse into my personal likes and taste. 

 Crush #1: Okay so technically an iPhone case is not an electronic item but it goes on top of my most prized electronic device – of the moment – so I think it still counts. I came across these spiked iPhone cases a few months ago after seeing someone I watch on YouTube with one. I was instantly in love and was surprised to find

very few major retail stores in the US carrying them. With an average price tag of about $50 they are not terribly expensive, but are a bit above my college student/recent grad budget, hence why it’s still on the crush list and not on my iPhone :( 

 Crush #2: I love when my nails are done but I hate painting them or getting a manicure done at a nail salon because the polish never last more than a week and I always smudge at least one fingernail (don’t ask me how, it’s a “gift” I guess lol). 

 Crush #3: So I have a rule when it comes to major trends (think colored jeans this season, maxi dresses last spring, and rompers the spring before that) I only allow myself to purchase one item in that trend. From my experience, when something is an uber-trend, it’s usually not something that I am going to want to wear seasons later (for example I refuse to wear rompers, I don’t care how cute they are, I just don’t want to wear them). Which is why last year I limited myself to one maxi dress purchase, which I barely wore because it was such a statement dress. This spring my mouth has been literally watering over simple, chic, and comfy maxi dresses. So… I broke my rule and purchased two more last week, it’s okay…I won’t tell if you don’t ;) 

Comment below and let me know if you like this new format or prefer the old less structured current crush lists, also let me know what’s on your “current crush list”!!!

Weekly Wardrobe Inspiration: Envelope Clutch

“Stop trying to make clutch happen!” is a running joke between one of my best friend’s and me. As most of you are probably aware, it’s a play on one of the lines from the movie Mean Girls. A while back, a guy I was interested in told me that I was “so clutch.” I didn’t know what the word meant but from context clues I could gather that it was a compliment. Since I am well aware that I am not properly verse in the acronyms, slang, euphemisms, and youthanisms of my generation, I decided to play along like I knew what it meant while simultaneously texting several people in my phone to find out the word’s meaning. Eventually I found out that it is a word derived out of sports terminology and basically means to “come through and save the day at the last minute” or “to perform well under pressure.”
So Clutch
Since gaining this new addition to my vocab list, I’ve tried to casually drop it into conversation when ever mildly fitting. To my delight most of my friends are just as unaware as I am and often give me a blank stare after I drop the “C bomb.” I then explain to them the meaning and origin in my most scholarly voice, followed by most of them openly laughing out loud and shutting my attempt at slang down ala mean girls style. Over time when ever I or someone else happens to say the word it’s turned into an inside joke, and one of us will lovingly joke “stop trying to make clutch happen”.

All jokes aside, clutches are the perfect accessory, especially for spring! Clutches work great with dresses as a simple easy to take along hand bag or with jeans to dress up a more casual outfit. Clutches are especially useful when in high volume areas such as a city, or night time event because it’s a lot easier to maneuver with a lighter piece, as oppose to a big heavy shoulder bag.

I’m in love with all seven of the clutches I picked out, and can’t wait to order some! Comment below and let me know which number is your favorite pick! Also let me know if you have heard the word “clutch” used or if you use it yourself!

PS. If you want me to do a DIY post on how to make your own perfectly posh and one of a kind envelope clutch let me know !!


What to Wear to Graduation

This past weekend I officially graduated from college! The past four years have been the best of times and sometimes the worst of times, to say the least. I will miss my friends and peers but I’m excited to start the next chapter of my life. Thank you again for everyone who submitted their opinions on what dress to wear under my cap and gown. I ended up purchasing a white lace peplum dress from H&M (unfortunately I couldn’t find a picture of it online but below are two similar dresses).

                                                                           Source: asos.com
                                                                                 Source: nastygal.com
 I was super excited to wear my dress but then
the night before I decided that I wanted to wear a dress with pockets! Since it was such a last minute decision, I didn’t have time to go out and purchase a new dress. I ended up wearing a dress that I purchased last season. (pictured below).
Although I didn’t end up wearing  the white dress, my floral print dress was a big hit. I’m sure the white peplum dress will come in handy this upcoming summer! :)
Comment below and let me know what you think!

Fancy Francy Featured: Blog Love Therapy Blog Critique

I’m happy to announce that Fancy Francy is being featured this week on Blog Love Therapy’s weekly Blog Critique! Blog Love Therapy was gratuitous enough to allow me to receive feedback on my blog from fellow bloggers. To check out the feature and provide me with constructive criticism on Fancy-Francy.com please click here!

 PS. If you haven’t already, please enter my giveaway :) !!!


Francy’s First Giveaway!!

I’m super excited to announce my first giveaway! I wanted to do it when I reached 50 subscribers but it happened during final exam time so I was living in the library and didn’t have time to organize it. Now that I am at over 70 I want to show my appreciation to all of my subscribers by doing my first giveaway. The item will be one of the *brand new* collar style necklaces I recently purchased from H&M (here’s an example below until I have time to take actual pictures of the necklace) In addition, I will also be giving away the denim Madewell tote bag I received at the Denim a thon event!

**It will be either this necklace pictured below or a similar one from H&M!!


The rules are simple…

1. Must be a subscriber to http://www.fancy-francy.com through google friend connect (there is a  blue follow button on the right toolbar, it’s free and only requires an email address, you don’t have to have a “blogger” account!)

2. Follow Fancy Francy on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/fancyfrancyfash or like the facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/fancyfrancyfash

3. Must be 18 years or older to enter or have parent/guardian consent.

4. The winner of this contest will be chosen with the use of random.org. Comment on this post to be assigned a number and a random number will be selected as the winner.

5. Contest Ends May 30th 2012. Open internationally.

Be sure to check back to the post for updated pictures. Also comment below and let me know if you have any questions.


Current Crush: ID Bracelets

Lately I’ve been crushing on adorable ID bracelets. Maybe it’s because I lost my ID for like two weeks and suffered feeling like a non person for that time (I couldn’t partake in any 21 and over activities). Although I finally found it (in my car after I already paid for a replacement one of course) I still love this new trend. My favorite is pictured below (hint hint for those looking for a graduation gift for me). It’s somewhat a cheat since it’s not a typical ID bracelet, but I’m pretty sure it still counts.

                                                                Source: Nastygal.com

Check out some of my other top picks and comment below to let me know if this is a look you plan to wear :)

ID Bracelets

Vince Camuto rhodium jewelry
$45 – macys.com

Ann Dexter Jones gold bangle
$3,000 – barneys.com

Ann Dexter Jones onyx jewelry
$2,800 – barneys.com

Engraved jewelry
$90 – maxandchloe.com

Maison Martin Margiela brass bangle
$425 – net-a-porter.com

Max Chloe evil eye jewelry
$49 – maxandchloe.com

Irene Neuwirth diamond jewelry
$2,885 – ylang23.com



Weekly Wardrobe Inspiration: The High Bun

The High Bun

It’s only May, and yet it’s already ridiculously hot in Atlanta. The idea of me even considering wearing pants during the day went out the window quite some time ago, and having a long mop of hair over your back, only seems to intensify the heat. Solution? The stylish yet seductively bad ass high bun.

There is something so incredibly chic and sexy about wearing your hair up in a high bun. Maybe it’s the association with being a prima donna or backlash from the movie Black Swan…whatever the source may be, woman all over are discovering the beauty of a high bun. Although I usually wear my hair down, when ever I do pull my hair up, I notice that I get a lot more compliments and people take notice.

 Comment below and let me know if you plan to escape the heat this summer with this style or your favorite summer time hair styles!


What’s Trending Now?: Arm Candy

Arm Candy
So I’m sure this trend as been of notice to most of you, and probably didn’t require a whole post dedicated to it, but none the less here you go ;). For some time now arm wear as gone the antithesis of the limbo…”how high can you stack?”
 Source:  http://blackisblack.ca/

Unlike the days back in the early 2000’s when I was in middle school and it was popular to stack the thin plastic cheapo bracelets from Claire’s (in some schools apparently sexual favors were attached to these), this trend is more so about stacking your typical bracelets and bangles in uniform size and width (it’s even acceptable to throw in a watch or two).

Although some people like to stack both arms, I personally like to keep it to one (usually my non-dominate hand because it can get pretty annoying trying to write with an arm full of stuff).

                                                                Source: Nastygal.com 

Some of my favorite personal style blogs have even mentioned it in their OOTD (outfit of the day) post, such as Emma at pleasureoverbusiness.com

Check out the rest of the post to see some of my top “arm candy” picks. Let me know if this is a trend you plan to participate in or already do!

Arm Candy!

Stacking bangle
$82 – asos.com

Oasis stackable jewelry
$22 – asos.com

ASOS stacking bangle
$18 – asos.com

Forever 21 floral jewelry
$8.80 – forever21.com

Forever 21 stone jewelry
$7.80 – forever21.com

Forever 21 jewelry
$7.80 – forever21.com

Forever 21 geometric jewelry
$6.80 – forever21.com

Color Paneled Bangles
$7.80 – forever21.com


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