Look for Less- Blake Lively

Look for Less- Blake Lively
Blake Lively Photo Credit: dailymail.co.uk
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!

Fashion and Technology: Snapette


How often do you see someone wearing an item and you instantly have got to have it? Or worse your shopping in an area like Soho or Williamsburg and know there are a ton of great finds, you just don’t know where to find them. Enter Snapette; a mobile phone app that is a curation of user and brand/retailer submitted images of clothing items. Snapette users are able to take a picture of an item they see or purchased and tag where exactly the piece is from, how much it cost, and other helpful tidbits about the item.


This app is great for those of us who like to shop alone but want to share the experience with our friends! Personally I’m really getting into this app and I’m enjoying snapping away at cute items while I’m shopping!

Comment below and let me know if you plan to try out this new app?! Also be sure to follow me Fancy Francy


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Currently Craving: Metal Toe Cap Shoes

Currently Craving: Metal Toe Cap Shoes

If you follow me on twitter then you know that I recently got a pair of Dolce Vita metal cap toe loafers (pictured below). I’m in love with the metal cap toe trend and can’t wait to get my hands on a pair of pumps as well!

What do you think of the metal cap toe trend? Comment below and let me know what’s on your “currently craving list”?!


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Out and About: Yuna Yang Q&A at the Mandarin Hotel

Now that the madness of Fashion Week is over, and I’ve had time to settle back into my regularly scheduled life, I would like to introduce an addition to the Fancy Francy team!!! In an effort to have more content I have been trying to “beef up” the behind the scenes Fancy Francy team and now I am excited to announce my first regularly reoccurring guest writer, Anne!! Anne is my sister and by default my in-house “photog”. In addition to taking pictures for Fancy Francy she is also a talented writer and will be a contributing editor on Fancy Francy. During fashion week Anne attended a number of events I was unable to attend and got to get up close and personal with a number of designers, including Yuna Yang. She’s excited to finally have a chance to give you all a rundown and details on a few events! First up, the Yuna Yang Q&A at the Mandarin Hotel!



So how often do you get a chance to talk to an actual fashion designer who is showing at New York Fashion Week, in a posh environment with other fashion loving attendees? If you’re me then never, so needless to say I was beyond excited when Francy asked me to go in her place. As I said, the venue was very nice! The Mandarin Hotel in conjunction with HTC did a fabulous job of ensuring a quality environment for this event. They provided snacks and coffee (which was totally needed because I really was having that “2 o’clock feeling” by the time I got there), a place to charge your phone, and just an overall tranquil oasis in the midst of the craziness that was NYFW.
Ok now to the meat and potatoes of this event, I mean snacks and coffee are great but meeting Yuna Yang was awesome! If you don’t know Yuna Yang’s work, here are few of her pieces that she showed this season. (I’m obsessed with the blue lace dress!)

Photo Source: Audrey Allure

Photo Source: Audrey Allure

The initial interview was conducted by Jenny from Jenny by Design. The beginning of the interview focused on what inspires her work. She said that she is inspired by art in all of its forms; she described the process in which she developed her current collection, which was inspired by music from a rock band called Civil Twilight. She went on to describe how interesting it was to develop tangible art (the pieces for her collection)  from such an intangible artistic form like music.


Additionally, she discussed her background in fine arts. Prior to entering into the fashion world, she received a B.A. in Fine Arts, and upon moving to Milan, she became inspired by the style of the women in the city and shifted her artistic outlet to fashion. I spoke to her briefly after the interview, and she talked at little more about this aspect of her transition. She stated that she loved fashion because it was like creating fine works of art that people could actually live in. Luckily for us, she made the switch to fashion because her pieces are truly works of art!
Comment below and let me know what you think of the Yuna Yang S/S 13 collection?



4 Trends staying in style for Fall

4 trends staying in style this fall


1. The Satchel Bag: This bag is perfect to carry into Fall because it’s carefree and adds instant style to any outfit. This bag is especially great for weekends in the city when your shopping or just going around town and need to be hands free.

2. Leather Loafers: I’m in love with loafers right now. Point blank period. You can opt for a more classic pair like the ones shown above or a fun printed one, either way you can’t go wrong!

3. Colored Denim: Colored denim has been hot for a while, and appears to be going strong into the Fall. Replace some of your brighter jeans from spring and instead opt for cool weather colors such as navy, mustard, and ox blood. Want to add a fun twist to the colored jeans trend? Try colored cords! Corduroy is back this season and is a easy way to give your outfit a more polished look.


4. Ankle Boots: You already know from my earlier post on combat boots how much I am digging ankle boots this Fall. I’ve spotted lots of stylish ladies rocking ankle boots with dresses and shorts throughout the summer, and now that the weather is cooling down, I’m excited to wear mine as well!




Leather trimmed items for Fall

It's All in the Trim
Lately I’ve been obsessed with leather trimmed accessories, if you follow me on Snapette, you know that I recently went on a leather trimmed shopping binge and purchased like four new items in one day. It’s safe to say leather is officially back and making a huge appearance this Fall. So what’s the best way to rock this new trend? Ease into with leather trimmed accessories.  Keep reading to see some of my favorite leather trimmed picks this season!

Men’s Fall Fashion Trends

What Will the Trendiest Men Be Wearing This Fall? Robert from Style Pilot let’s us know the top trends for men in today’s guest post.

You and your friends are headed into town for something to eat and a few drinks, and inevitably, fashion makes its way right into the conversation. Once you have discussed your own styles and where you have bought your latest breath-taking accessories and designer dress, you move onto judging observing, the many men who are also at the bar.

The debate quickly heats up around which guys look the most fashionable, so for the sake of settling an argument, we put together this quick look at what you can expect to see stylish men sporting this winter.

Bombing Away

You might think that the guy playing pool over there is wearing a jacket that makes him look like Justin Bieber, however the bomber is a very fashionable trendsetter that is set to become a style staple for men around the world in the latter part of 2012.

If you spot a guy wearing a leather variation, then you can rest assured that he knows his fashion extremely well and is usually always this immaculately turned out.


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