Blogger Frannie Acciardo is an all-American babe. She is fortunate enough to call Wisconsin and Rhode Island home, two very diverse regions, and loves to explore even more places within the U.S. You can find her lifestyle posts on her website, The Blonde Prep, along with yummy cuisine recipes and her fresh take on classic-cute winter outfits-a necessity that is hard to capture in mid-western climate. Find out more about Frannie below!
-What is one thing that people would be surprised to hear?
I think a lot of people would be surprised to hear that my dad lives in Rhode Island. My parents got divorced my sophomore year of high school, so my dad moved out east. As much as I miss not seeing him all the time, it is so fun having sort of a “second” home on the east coast! I visit all the time and it really is a unique and cool part of my life… I love to travel and it’s the perfect excuse to do it a little more often.
-Where do you find your muses/inspiration?
I find a ton of my inspiration (surprise, surprise!) from Pinterest and other bloggers. I don’t ever try to copy someone’s style, but I love discovering looks I love and trying to make them work with pieces accessible to me or in my closet. I make my own variations of looks I find on other blogs or through the pins I’ve saved and I try to make them translate into my style.
-If you could collaborate with any designer/boutique on UsTrendy, who would it be?
Sabo Skirt has some really cute pieces! I would love to style some of them!
-Any cool hobbies we should hear about?
Blogging, obviously, is probably my biggest hobby that takes up a huge chunk of my time. I also work out a lot and I’m on an indoor soccer team with all of my friends which is a total joke, but that is a really fun thing to do every weekend.
-What type of music are you listening to these days?
My taste in music is pretty unpredictable! My favorite bands include Alabama Shakes and Mumford and Sons, but I’m also a huge fan of Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, #noshame! I would almost always choose alternative music over pop, and for example, when I’m just driving around in my car, I have my favorite radio stations that I always listen to instead of plugging my phone into the Aux cord. I like expanding my music repertoire and listening to music that just makes me feel good and works with my vibes!
– Coolest beauty/fashion advice you’ve been given recently?
I’m not a huge person to try out beauty tips or trends, but I just read a few articles about oil pulling and I really want to try it.
-What your hopes/future plans for your blog/social media influence/work?
I love having opportunities like this one to get to engage with people and expand my online presence. I hope to move my blog to my own domaine in the near future, and I have been considering a rebrand for a little while now, which is an exciting idea!
-What trend do you hope stays around forever or makes a comeback?
I am such a big fan of high-waisted anything. Give me all the high waisted shorts, jeans, skirts… I am so into it.
-Who is your favorite social media personality?
Oh, this is so tough. I love bloggers who make me laugh, whose style I genuinely admire, and whose lives that I secretly kind of envy! I would have to say Jess Sturdy from Bows and Sequins probably fits the bill best!
-How would you describe your own personal style?
My personal style could probably be described best as laid-back, but classic. I’m definitely that girl who will wear sweaters and leggings 24/7, but it’ll be more like a vintage Ralph Lauren hoodie with oversized pearls paired with bean boots and scarves. I love classic pieces, but I also love to accessorize and just wear anything that makes me feel good! That is definitely my biggest thing.
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