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Chicago Outfits & Weekend Recap

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This past weekend was SO much fun. I flew out to Chicago to celebrate my best friend Elizabeth's birthday. In college, Elizabeth, myself, and two of our other best friends Celia and Coco all lived together. The four of us are so close but have not all been together since before I moved, so the weekend was extra special and exciting. We had such a great time, and I want to do a full recap of what we did, where we stayed, what we wore, and all of the things to answer any questions you might have, as well as for my own memory! 

May Moodboard (Desktop & iPhone Wallpaper)

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May is here!! This mood board is one of my favorites I've made in a while... this month just feels so exciting; I will be traveling quite a bit, for Mother's Day and then to a wedding, and I just feel so excited and happy about the warmer spring weather as well. I hope you all have a fabulous start to this new month and enjoy the mood board as much as I do!!

This Week's Top 10 (Going Out Outfits + My Go-To Drinks & More)

This Week's Top 10 (Going Out Outfits + My Go-To Drinks & More) Fran Acciardo Spring Weekend

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 1. I landed in Chicago last night and I am beyond excited for this weekend. I am working from my brother's apartment today and then meeting up with my three best friends/roommates from college to celebrate Elizabeth's birthday tonight & tomorrow here in Chicago! The four of us are so close but haven't all been together since before I moved to NYC, so I seriously could cry from excitement. 


Before we dive into everything, in case you missed it, I shared two gift guides on the blog this week: a Mother's Day gift guide and a gift guide for the College Graduate!


2. This weekend, because all of the girls are so stylish, I really had to plan my outfits. I ended up doing RTR last minute because a lot of things weren't working, and I am SO glad I did. I am beyond obsessed with this plunging leather top which I'm going to wear tomorrow night - might end up buying it to keep. I also love this open-back crop top for maybe tomorrow afternoon, and then I also got this retro paisley dress that I plan to wear to a rehearsal dinner in a couple of weeks; it looks so much better on than you'd think!


3. Speaking of going out, how about an update on my drinks of choice?! My go-to drink drink is usually a dirty Hendrick's martini (I don't drink vodka) or white wine, and sometimes a negroni if I'm at the right spot. 

College Graduation Gift Guide

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It's hard to believe another year has come and gone since I graduated college in 2020! When I graduated, I was fortunate enough to receive a few pieces I love and use almost every single day, so I've curated this gift guide with those things in mind. If you're looking for the perfect gift for a college graduate in your life, I hope you find this helpful!

Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Mother's Day is this following weekend and I am really excited to be visiting my mom in Raleigh. She moved from Charleston to Raleigh in the fall and I've never been! I'm so excited to see her, my dog, and celebrate Mother's Day with her and my brother. I think we already know what we are getting her, which is nice to have figured out. If you are still looking for gift ideas for your mom, I rounded up some good ones here! There are ideas at all price points on here and a variety of vibes, so you're bound to find something good to make your mom feel special :)