Saturday, June 27, 2015


Hello all my fave fashionistas, today is another post on things I fancy

Thanks to Liz at the Ft. Wayne Ann Taylor Loft for sharing some exciting news with me about the store/company.  I used to hesitate to order from them because of the high shipping costs.  Well...its a new world in Loft Land.  You can order from the store and receive free shipping.  So...out of your size?  Out of your most flattering color?  Dying to own that "on line only" item that will complete your closet and your life?????  No longer a problem.  Go into any Loft, place your order and receive FREE SHIPPING (isn't that music to our ears??).  Free shipping means more to spend on shopping.

Speaking of Ann Taylor Loft, I just ordered this comfy maxi dress.  Its light, airy, in a pretty navy, wide enough straps to cover undergarments and right now on sale for 50% off:

Did you know that Three Oaks MI has their own theater festival?  Neither did I ... until Thursday when I saw that John Mahoney was in a play at the Vickers Theater.  So sad, it was already sold out and believe me I tried EVERYTHING to get a ticket.  Here is a link to their other summer productions:

Could I ever do one Friday Fancies without including Anthropologie?  I am guessing not.  I was in the store in Chicago, saw this platter and the love affair began...have been dreaming of it on my kitchen counter, sitting upright in one of those cute little spoon plate holders Anthropologie sells...I think seeing this message every morning as I begin my day could change EVERYTHING...see how good I am at rationalizing purchases?  Its not mine yet, but it will be...when it goes on sale.  I love it so much I even made the image below the biggest one on this post

I love pink, I love New Orleans and I really love pretty dishes...Thank you Anthropologie:

Well, I love these enough I am going to make their image large too so can see just how beautiful they are...I want all of them...every single plate, bowl, platter, pitcher, etc etc.

I will say bye for now...cannot think of a better way to end my post than with the pretties above.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Today's links are a mixture, no one theme.  I hope you enjoy them:

Do you ponder the difference between Cava, Prosecco and Champagne?  If not, you should.  Nothing is more delightful on a warm summer evening than a sparkling refreshment in a pretty flute:

Do you also ponder the difference between being a caring and loving parent vs a helicopter parent?  I believe parents who coach every team their child is on, attend every practice, volunteer in the classroom daily, etc etc are not raising their children to become mature and independent which in the end is what we all should want for our adult children:

Preston Davis, a woman who has worked in the fashion world for quite a while, shares her shopping rules.  While many of are not buying Valentino shoes, I think the same rules apply whether its a designer item or a  TJMaxx find:

I really enjoyed this article.  To me "polished" means some thought has been put into your wardrobe. I believe it reflects confidence, good taste and a general love of fashion:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


I took a brief break for a fun little excursion to visit a very dear friend in Charleston.   What a fabulous city, definitely  a FANCY FAVORITE...hmmm we may have a new category here on the blog.  Anyway, its now back to the business of blogging and here are some interesting articles online in the past few weeks:

My love affair with Anthropologie continues and this made me laugh out loud:

As I told you in a recent post I began reading My Paris Dream and promised to report back.  I am  enjoying the book and  recommend it.  The link below is to an interview with the book's author, Kate Betts:

My female friends are very important to me and I enjoyed reading other women's thoughts on friendship:

Signs of a genuine friendship:

I leave you today with this thought: