The Fancy Friend’s YouTube Videos Of The Week

I watch tons of YouTube a week. Tons. Like… I spend entirely too much time watching YouTube videos. Some times it’s a good thing. It’s how I’m getting through my natural hair journey. And sometimes I spend countless hours when I could be doing anything else on earth watching useless BuzzFeed videos. (The ‘Try It guys are just so addicting!). So I’m going to keep track of the ones I like and share (some) of them with you each week. If you want a chance to be featured, tweet me your video!


Jouelzy: #SmartBrownGirl Live Q&A w/ Gina Paige, African Ancestry Founder

A lot of good information here, if you are interested in your genealogy and ancestry.

 BuzzFeed: 9 Problems That Only Assistants Will Understand

This video is soooo hilarious because it’s true.

Shana Moore: Painted Lips Project

I’ve seen #ThePaintedLipProject in YouTube, but wasn’t sure what it was really about. Shana has a great idea here! Because make-up looks completely different on dark skin than on white models.

Smartista Beauty: My DIY | Homemade Organic Hair Gel

I’ve seen Naptural85’s DIY flaxseed gel video and have always wanted to try it, but Bri’s method seems a million times easier to actually do.

BuzzFeed: How To Make A Living On Instagram


*le sigh* Why I no Insta-famous?

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How To Rock A Colored Fur, Part Two

fur 2

See Part One Here

This set is inspired by the cool, always on the go downtown NYC girls. Start off with a blue and black striped Marc By Marc Jacobs fur coat over a simple black T by Alexander Wang (similar here). Next add your on-the-go accessories:  a pair of Whistles tights,  flat Kurt Geiger boots (similar here) and a sturdy black Rag & Bone backpack. Add a bit of dazzle with these Lulu Frost for J. Crew earrings and top it all off with a floppy hat from Topshop.

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Lulu Frost for J. Crew earrings

Whistles tights

Pilot Backpack • Rag and Bone 

Kurt Geiger London Shadow Short Booties • Kurt Geiger 

T By Alexander Wang bodycon tank dress • Alexander Wang 

Marc by Marc Jacobs Airglow faux fur coat • Marc by Marc Jacobs 

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How To Rock A Colored Fur, Part One

Colorful Fur 1

Fur, of course, is a winter staple. But this is Winter in particular, I’ve seen some of the most gorgeous colored fur coats. So this week, I’ll show you three ways to style this season’s warmest trends. Just in time for another polar vortex.

For this outfit, start out with this beautiful patchwork Nina Ricci faux fur coat (that’s also reversible!) Underneath, pair this undeniably cool Alexander Wang sweatshirt with these quilted leather Thankoon Addition pants (on suuuuper sale!).  Keep up the edge with thigh high Circus by Sam Edelman boots and Nicole Miller earrings. And nothing finishes off a cool casual look like a Gucci crossbody bag. Swipe on this incredibly pigmented vampy lipstick from NYX and you’re all bundled up for wherever this icey winter wind may take you.

Stay tuned for more colored fur inspiration!

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Nyx Cosmetics Simply Vamp Lip Cream • NYX

Gucci Soho Leather Chain Shoulder Bag • Gucci

Warrior Runway Earrings • Nicole Miller

Circus by Sam Edelman Tatum Thigh High Boots in black 8.5 – 9.5 • Sam Edelman

Thakoon Addition Grey Leather Quilted Leggings • Thakoon

Alexander Wang Logo Barcode Sweatshirt • Alexander Wang

Nina Ricci Reversible faux fur coat • Nina Ricci

What To Wear To A Winter Wedding: Part 3


See Part 1 and 2

Last up! What to wear to a black tie winter wedding. Because nothing says “I love you!” like an extremely expensive wedding.

Start with an elegant gown with some movement like this strapless J. Mendel dress. (It’s not completely white, so it’s totally wedding approved!) Next add in the most adorable crystal encrusted Jimmy Choo heels I’ve ever seen. Complete with a bow! And what’s a black tie event without a little Oscar. For a major glam factor, add in an amazing Oscar De La Renta crystal necklace. For cooler climate, toss on a showstopping Giambattista Valli overcoat and a fur Emilio Pucci clutch in a shocking blue color. Finish with a nude lip from Tom Ford and spritz of Valentino Eau de Parfum.

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Strapless Gown With Pleated Chiffon Underlay – J. Mendel

Tucan Black Mesh and Suede Pumps with Crystals and Satin Bow • Jimmy Choo

Oscar de la Renta Clear Multi-Crystal Necklace • Oscar de la Renta

Giambattista Valli Metallic Jacquard Coat • Giambattista Valli

Emilio Pucci Leather/Fur Mini Newton Clutch • Emilio Pucci

Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color, William, 0.07 oz. • Tom Ford

Valentino Valentina Assoluto Eau de Parfum, 2.7 fl.oz. • Valentino

What To Wear To A Winter Wedding: Part Two


See part one here

Okay so your terrible best friend invited you to her wedding in the middle of the winter. What to wear, what to wear? I say if you have to attend this frigid mess wonderful wintertime wedding, you might as well slay.

Start off with this resort dress from McQ. What I like about this piece, opposed to many other resort pieces, is that the dark floral pattern just hints at spring, making it a “wear now” piece. Turn this resort piece into an ultra luxe outfit with a navy fur by DVF and matching gemstone encrusted Miu Miu pumps (similar here). Finish off with sapphire earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane and a gold Kate Spade clutch. Swipe on a dash of Dolce and Gabbana lip gloss and enjoy the spoils of your disposable income. Soon your friend will be spending clothing money on a chiiilllld.

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On purpose silver clutch • Kate Spade

Rabbit Fut Coat – DVF

Miu Miu Suede open-toe pumps • Miu Miu

Dolce & Gabbana The Lipgloss Intense Colour Lipgloss • Dolce & Gabbana

Kenneth Jay Lane Award Winning Earrings • Kenneth Jay Lane

McQ By Alexander McQueen festival floral smocked fluid dress • McQ by Alexander McQueen

More Audrey than Marilyn. Unapologetically feminine. A High / Low Mix of Ladylike Style.


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