This is not a drill! You may have thought fancy finds were gone for good...but we're baaaaack!
The past four months have been quite the whirlwind. With the start of 2017 came my last semester of grad school, 40 hours of weekly internship, and a daunting research thesis. Unfortunately it was just all too much to allow for the quality of Fancy Free content and posts that I had always imagined. However, courses are completed, my thesis has been approved, and there are two new letters at the end of my name! (insert praise hands) You can now refer to me as Sydney Laukenmann, M.S. ya'll!
Diane Von Furstenberg dress [secondhand, $3], Banana Republic tie up heels [new, $14], Rebecca Minkoff studded cross body bag [new, $50], Dior cat eye sunglasses [secondhand, $40]
Just kidding. You don't have to call me that. But I am really very excited to have accomplished my dream of a graduate degree, and now move on to my next exciting ventures!
The past few months have not been totally Fancy Free-free. I have been acquiring AMAZING new items (you'll see..), shooting looks, and documenting fun getaways. But do you want to know my most exciting new undertaking?
Drum roll please...
Fancy Free Boutique!
I've always wondered how I can take my love of finding great deals and somehow make it profitable. And I think have found it! Fancy Free Boutique is an online eBay resale store where I offer new and gently used high-end + luxury items at a fraction of the retail cost. I have been scouring outlet malls, thrift stores, and clearance racks to find incredibly low prices on deals that I pass on to others! It really has been a blast being able to expand shopping into other departments (men's, children's, etc) and sizes. The possibilities are really endless! It has been a slow start since I started the shop back in March (because of the aforementioned grad school), but I am so excited to bulk up my inventory and begin to see where this can go! If you want to check out more about my store you can click the tab on the top left that says "fancy free boutique" or you can click HERE to check it out yourself!
So what can you expect from Fancy Free moving forward? Expect more posts every week on my finds, outfits, getaways, and adventures as well as updates on Fancy Free Boutique, items that sell well, tips for online resale, and bunches more!
I've been so excited for this day to come, and I look forward to sharing this passion of mine with all of you!
Live for luxury? No trust fund, no problem!
Join the fancy free journey as we seek the
finer things in life, sans millions.
- Marie Claire, September 2016