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This Week's Top 10: Fall Mode Activated

Fran Acciardo This Week's Top 10 End of September Fall Mode Activated

1. Happy Friday & last day of September! I can't believe how fast this month flew by. Firstly, I want to acknowledge the hurricane and everyone impacted in Florida. I hope everyone is staying safe! I can't even begin to imagine how scary it must be to be down there right now, or to be worried about family, friends, and homes in the area.

2. I found the above photo on Pinterest and I'm obsessed with the whole outfit!

Here are some pieces to recreate the look: 
 celine ava (or - similar but less expensive bags here and here)

3. Speaking of fall outfits- yesterday I shared a blog post including a ton of fall finds at all price points!

Fall Fashion Finds

Fran Acciardo Fall Fashion Finds Underr $200 Wardrobe Essentials

I've been in a major rut with my wardrobe and shopping lately, so I've taken some time over the past few days to round up a selection of pieces that I plan to order and incorporate into my fall wardrobe. In all honesty, I find shopping really hard. I have a difficult time imagining pieces outside of the way they look or are styled in photos, and it makes me unaware to things I could actually get a lot of wear out of or would fit well with pieces I already own. So, I did my best here, and if you struggle with the same thing, hopefully, this [quite large] assortment of pieces I would purchase for fall makes your shopping experience a little bit easier! 

The Shopbop Sale is so good this year...

Shopbop Style Event

shop all of these pieces & more below!

Shopbop's annual style event / fall sale began today and I took some time this afternoon to sift through a bit of it. Oh my gosh, I am absolutely blown away but how many pieces I love that are included in the sale! It's structured as a spend more, save more type of sale and I am slightly alarmed by the number of things I plan to order as a result. In college, I would usually post about the sale but couldn't really afford to shop it, but now... someone please hide my credit card!

Here are the details:

15% OFF orders of $200+ 

20% OFF orders of $500+ 

25% OFF orders of $800+ 

use code STYLE at checkout!

I found a ton of pieces that I've rounded up for you (as usual, most everything I picked is under $200!), so you don't have to go through the site yourself (which, trust me, takes a while). I've separated my finds into three categories: fall picks, date night, and wedding guest dresses/accessories because I feel like everything I picked falls into those three categories. Omg, just reading that those are the categories most relevant to my life really shows I'm in my twenties, haha.

I hope you find this post helpful- let me know what you order! This sale is such a good one.

This Week's Top 10: a whirlwind week in the micro-influencer world

This Week's Top 10: a whirlwind week in the micro-influencer world
image via Pinterest - love this outfit!

1. Hellooo! What a week it's been! This week was quite a fun one because one of my favorite internet friends, Emily, was in NYC and we got to spend a fabulous 48 hours together. We had two events to attend on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then last night I also was lucky enough to be treated to dinner at Quality Bistro. Go check out the content if you missed it!

Earlier this afternoon I had a fun photoshoot for an upcoming campaign, and overall it's just been a whirlwind week in the micro-influencer world, lol!

2. I purchased this Ganni Top this week and I'm so glad I did - it is soo fab and going to be a new elevated basic in my wardrobe. See how I styled it on Tuesday here!

3. My favorite makeup product of the week is the Armani Fluid Sheer Glow Enhancer in shade 8; I apply my blush (this one in shade chilly - love this stuff) and then add the fluid sheer overtop to enhance the color and act as a highlighter. It's so magical, it makes me glow and makes my blush even prettier and more seamless with the rest of my face.

This Week's Top 10: A little bit of everything

Fran Acciardo This Week's Top 10: A little bit of everything; Queen Elizabeth

1. First things first, Rest in Peace to the Queen.

The past few weeks have been so busy for me and I feel like I have so much to catch up on here. I got back from Turkey two weeks ago, and last weekend I was in my hometown, Milwaukee, for one of my high school friend's weddings. This weekend Joe is in town in NYC for a concert, and then in two weeks I have my cousin's wedding! 

2. Shoutout to my Delta Amex for getting me upgraded to first class last weekend! I've talked about this credit card before but I absolutely love it; the benefits have saved me hundreds of dollars on flights and luggage, and have made traveling so much easier and more comfortable (free flight changes, free first-class, and comfort+ upgrades...) I highly recommend it and wanted to share my link again because I got a few questions in my DM's about what credit card I use after I shared that I was sitting in first class. You can earn 40,000 bonus miles by using my link, which can be worth two domestic flights!!

3. I wore this dress to the wedding last weekend and absolutely loved it. It is now sold out but I love the mini version of it... probably one of the prettiest dresses I've ever worn, and the brand is so high quality. 

Speaking of dresses - I bought this fun sequin dress yesterday (under $100); I have no occasion to wear it but I just love it. I got the black, and I will probably wear it around the holidays or on NYE, but I also love the white version for a bachelorette party if you're a bride-to-be!

Also under $100: this flattering printed satin mini (I love this style dress for dinners out or random events in the city) and this gorgeous midi dress that would be perfect for a wedding with the right accessories! + this ADORABLE tie-front top!

September Moodboard (Desktop & iPhone Wallpapers!)

fran acciardo September 2022 mood board summer fall transition blue and white preppy nyc desktop wallpaper iphone wallpaper aesthetic download vibes

Happy September! Wow, this summer flew by. I got back from 10 days in Turkey on Sunday and I'm already heading out of NYC tomorrow for a wedding and Labor Day celebrations with friends this weekend. I am so excited for this weekend; I can't wait to celebrate one of my best friend's from high school's wedding in Milwaukee and then enjoy the rest of the weekend with many of my college besties in Chicago.

Joe is coming to visit next weekend, and then in just a few more weeks, I'm off to another wedding for my cousin! Thankfully I have a lot to look forward to dim the pain I feel about being back from Turkey! Can't wait to recap that trip and my birthday soon; it was incredible.

 In the meantime, I hope you love this month's mood board as much as I do. Please tag me on IG if you download the new mood board- I absolutely love to see the board on your screens!!