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On My Radar (+ exciting news!)

Remember when I changed my blog from The Blonde Prep to Fran Acciardo?! I have been realizing lately that it makes little sense that I never switched over my other handles. I did switch over my tumblr (which is a platform that I love but don't use enough... it's my favorite when I get anonymous questions and random questions to answer), but making the whole rebrand/transformation includes switching over the Instagram handle too! So.... be sure to check out my Instagram later because I will be moving to @franacciardo today!!! 

(this wasn't the super exciting news, lol. keep reading!)

Freshly is a really cool gourmet meal delivery service that reached out to me a few weeks ago to try their meals. Freshly basically lets you pick meals from their website to make eating healthy "deliciously easy," and then they get mailed right to your door! All of the meals are made-to-order and completely microwavable, so you don't need a kitchen or more than a few minutes of time, which is perfect if you're in college like meeee. 
Anyway, I tried my first meal on Saturday night (before the Alpha Phi formal!) and it was really good for a microwavable meal! Unlike other microwavable foods, Freshly's ingredients are 100% real (I looked at the list and they don't use any chemicals or preservatives, which was really impressive) and they actually taste like real food. I'd totally recommend them! 

*You can use the code nocook639, which gives first-time users $20 off Freshly's 6 meal plan

Okay... I finished Thirteen Reasons Why on Netflix, and I loved it. I know the reviews are really all over the place, especially due to the subject of the series (suicide), but I thought the show did a good job of making the audience understand the impact of our decisions and how even little things can have an affect on people without us realizing it. Overall though, I am not a Netflix person at all, and I couldn't stop watching this show. It was just so engaging and made me want to know who was next and next! (And my friend Hannah Payne is in the show! She plays Stephanie. So cool!)

I went on a Target run this weekend with my roomie, and I picked up two bottles of Humm 'booch to bring back to my dorm. At my school they have Master Brew kombucha on campus, but at Target I found a new-to-me brand, Humm, on the shelves. I have been loving drinking kombucha lately because everyone here at school (myself included) has been getting sick, and kombucha is a deliciously refreshing and healthy way to get some probiotics back into your body (read my blog post on it here!). I got the Coconut Lime (amazing) and Blueberry Mint flavors, and I love how this brand is just perfectly sweet! Sometimes other brands are very bitter.

5. My Formal Dress

As I mentioned, Saturday night was Alpha Phi's formal. I borrowed this dress from one of my friends, and I got so, so many compliments on it that I wanted to share a few similar options here. (I couldn't find it online, but the brand is JOA) In addition to the 30 dresses under $100 that I posted about a few weeks ago, you can shop some cute dresses here: 

....finally! the exciting news!!!! i declared my major as retail marketing, and I will be working at a retail store this summer! I got the job this week, but I still have to sign the contract and make it all "official," but I couldn't wait to share! I'm so excited to jump into retail and work at a store! Have any of you worked in a store before?! I'd love to hear some tips or what it's really like!! Once it's all official I will be sharing what brand, but it's one of my faves :)

What's on your radar currently?! Happy Monday! (Last week of April.. how crazy is that?!)


  1. I worked at J.Crew during the summer through out college and loved it! The only problem with retail especially in the summer is the hours, it isn't consistent and sometimes you have like 4 hour shifts so it can be a pain. Be ware that your paycheck will be going to all the clothes! I couldn't help myself!
    xo elle //

  2. I worked at Old Navy for a summer, and enjoyed it (especially the discount ;))! I would make sure you have really comfortable shoes, because you're on your feet for a really long time!

  3. Yay for declaring your major! I'm a retailing and consumer science major with a specialization in fashion merchandising! You'll love it! I've been working retail for about 3 years now and it's pretty fun especially If you choose a career in the field. The discounts are pretty great and I've had good experience. Of course there's always going to be rude customers but don't let them ruin your day! Just have fun with it. Congrats again!

    Much love,
    Desirae Marie ||

  4. So excited to find out where you're working this summer- so exciting!


  5. No, Fran, No. Thirteen Reasons glamorizes suicide as a revenge fantasy and is wholly irresponsible. Do not promote this. Here's why:

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  8. Congrats on the job! Can't wait to find out where you'll be working.

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  9. I love the dress you wore for your formal. You always have the best style.


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