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Internship Outfits (from Insta Stories!) Round-Up

Hey guys! I hope your day is off to a good start! I am excited to write this post because sharing my daily outfit on Instagram stories each morning is something fun that I've been doing for a majority of the summer thus far, and I didn't realize how much you guys liked it until I got so many DM's on Friday about my dress (pictured above). So, I want to go ahead and actually link up some of the pieces I wear and similar styles for those of you that might be curious to shop my outfits.

This Week's Top 10

how amazing are Sara's pictures from the flatiron?!

1. I am leaving for New York this afternoon after my internship! I am so excited to spend a weekend in the Hamptons and next week in Manhattan! Here's a sneak peek of what I'm packing.

2. An incredible travel guide to Nice, France. Nice is definitely in my top 3 destinations and this post gave me such wanderlust!

3. Speaking of wanderlust, this guide to the Greek Islands is something I can only dream of!

Packing for New York (all under $100!)

If you've been following on my blog for the past, like, 6 summers, you might be familiar with my always spontaneous jaunts to the east coast each August. Last summer I took the most incredible trip to New York, Rhode Island, and Maine for two weeks with my dad, boyfriend and brother to celebrate my 18th birthday and high school graduation. Tomorrow I am heading to New York City and the Hamptons (and Long Island for a bit!) to see some of my best friends from Lehigh, see Kings of Leon in concert, celebrate my dad's birthday, and just hang out. For the majority of the 10-ish days that I will be gone I will be on my own, but I am excited to just see my dad even if only for a few days (he moved to Dallas just about a year ago!) and hang out in one of my favorite cities! Not to mention, seeing a few of my friends and one of my favorite bands in concert doesn't hurt ;) I've missed my Lehigh girlfriends and I am excited to see Kings of Leon live! 

Home Decor Deals

I will be the first to admit that sales and deals tickle my fancy like no other. Why purchase a piece at full price when you can score it for an amazing deal a few weeks down the road? I don't want to renounce the pieces in my closet that I were a splurge for me, but I feel I should acknowledge that when we're talking home decor, pieces you love can almost always be found at a price point that works for each person. At least, that's my opinion!

Lake Outfit

I had such a fun and full weekend spending time at Caroline's lake house soaking up the sun and relaxing. Before we hit the road, we did a few outfit pictures and I realize that I've gravitated towards a very similar outfit every time we've gone out to the lake. Cut-off shorts, a flowy top, and strappy sandals paired with neutral accessories. My new favorite sandals have to be the Olive and June Saturday pair, because I just love that you can tie them a different way each time you wear!

This Week's Top 10

1. 10 Times Damsel in Dior "Did it for the Gram." Jacey's post was not only so interesting to read and take a peek behind the scenes, but such a reminder of how Instagram's lens onto our lives really doesn't capture it all.

2. Madewell never has sales, and this weekend they are offering an extra 30% off all sale items! A few things that I love and are still available in multiple sizes: this ruffle skirt, these culotte pants, a pretty ruffle top, and classic buckle sandals

3. Public access to the Nordstrom Sale starts today!!! A few of the things I am loving...

For the home...

What I'm Loving Right Now

Five years ago when I started blogging (ah, eighth grade, the golden years) it was so common to give fellow bloggers little awards, guest post on each other's platforms, and do weekly themed posts such as "What I'm Loving Wednesday." I was a big fan of the what I'm loving round-ups, but didn't really part-take for more than a few months. Five years later, I have noticed how most bloggers do some sort of weekly round-up of links or photos on Friday's, and that's similar to my "This Week's Top 10." But, this week there are few things I want to share in addition to Friday's post.

Small Space Decor: Part II

If you couldn't tell, I was feeling a little uninspired to blog last week. However, after a relaxing weekend and a little bit of apartment shopping yesterday, I am not only excited to be back on the blog, but also to be sharing the Part II of my Small Space Decor posts!

This Week's Top 10

1. I apologize for being MIA this week. I've been busy preparing to take today off of my internship to go to U Wisconsin for a transfer student day, so that's resulted in staying at work until 6:30 a few nights when I am used to heading home around 4. It's kind of surprising how much less time that leaves me with... I get home, eat dinner, hang out with friends, and all of a sudden I'm jumping in bed to do it all over again!

2. On Monday though, I did share 6 shoes under $100 that I am loving right now.

3. Last night I went to dinner with Elizabeth and one of our close high school friends that we hadn't seen since last summer. We went to the best empanada bar in Milwaukee and had a ton of fun catching up. If you haven't already, go check out my Insta post!

6 Shoes (Under $100) I'm Loving

This summer I can't seem to get enough of all the cute shoe trends popping up everywhere. From platforms to espadrilles and strappy sandals... I am in love with almost all of the cute footwear out right now. One thing I just can't get myself on the bandwagon for is slides. Maybe it's just me (it feels like it is!) but I'm not a fan... of course, to each their own! I do, however, love a great pair of mules, as you can see below!

This Week's Top 10

^this photo is everything I could ever want for my life. I imagine she's somewhere in Italy, dining al fresco. Ah, the dream.

1. Anyone else happy this half-week has come to an end?! The holiday was so relaxing and these last couple days of being back at work just kept me craving the weekend all over again. It's the final days of Summerfest and I'm excited to see Dan + Shay tonight, Whitney tomorrow, and Lee Brice on Sunday!

2. I am so obsessed with my new watch from Daniel Wellington. It's such a classic style and I love how the tiny silhouette is really flattering. For 15% off, use the code FRAN15!

3. I really need some new swimsuits for the rest of summer but I can't find any I love!!! Do you guys have any suggestions?! 

My New Favorite Necklace

I would never consider myself trendy, but I really having been loving a lot of the jewelry trends I've discovered on Instagram and Pinterest as of late. For one, I am in love with this wrap necklace from Shop Bauble. I was a little hesitant to see if I could actually pull it off, but I've worn it quite a few times now and it really makes me feel so much cooler in otherwise simplistic outfits. For example, this is just a totally simple blouse, white denim shorts, and jack rogers. I mean, we all wear a variation of this routinely in the summer, don't we? But somehow, I feel like this necklace just makes it look complete in a whole other way.

Fourth of July Playlist

Happy Fourth of July!!! I am excited to spend the day at the lake, watch the fireworks, and just enjoy summer in the best country in the world ;) I absolutely love country music in the summer (and only in the summer!) so I will without a doubt be listening to my favorites all day long out on the water. I thought it would be fun to share my favorite country music today in case any of you need a patriotic playlist to blast at your barbecue, backyard party, or other festivities!

The Best Fourth of July Sales

Hi everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the holiday weekend! I wanted to pop in and just share some of the irresistible sales going on... the ones I have rounded up below are truly goldmines and I am struggling to not give in and purchase every single thing I've found!!! Most things I have rounded up below are under $100, and I have including both clothing/shoes/accessories as well as some fabulous decor pieces. Happy shopping!