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  • END-OF-SUMMER BUCKET LIST

    It’s hard to believe summer is coming to an end. Hopefully, you’ve been soaking up the sun all season long, but if you’re still looking for ways to make the most of your summer before it ends, check out our end-of-summer bucket list below.

    • Head to the beach one last time (a river or lake trip also works!)
    • Treat yourself to ice cream and splurge for that extra scoop
    • Take a mini-road trip with your besties
    • Get all your gals together for brunch
    • Visit a farmer’s market and buy your favorite fruit
    • Capture the perfect Instagram pic on a giant pool float
    • Watch the sunset with a glass of rosé in hand
    • Get one last summer pedi in the brightest summer shade you can find
    • Spend an afternoon outdoors with a great book
    • Take a trip to the zoo
    • Go on a Segway tour
    • DIY your own flower crown
    • Buy matching sunglasses for you and your bestie
    • Have a picnic with all of your favorite foods
    • Binge-watch that show on Netflix you’ve been trying to catch up on
    • Try making that Pinterest recipe you’ve been too scared to attempt

    Which of these do you still need to check off your list before summer ends?

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  • 5 BACKPACKS TO GET YOU READY FOR BACK TO CAMPUS & (ALMOST) CURE YOUR END-OF-SUMMER BLUES

    It’s almost time to head back to campus! Whether you’re going back to a classroom, or just like using the start of a new season to reset, you’ll want to do so in style! Somewhere between picking out cute stationery and planning your first-week outfits, don’t forget to snag the perfect backpack to make your statement this fall.

  • SUMMER ROUND-UP: OUR FAVORITE SUMMER GIFTS

    Happy first day of summer! Even though the season officially begins today, we’ve been in full summer mode for a while now. We rounded up the warm weather gifts we’ve been loving so far to help you have an endless summer!

    1. A CACTUS POOL FLOAT FOR LAYING OUT AND CATCHING SOME RAYS.

    Get that summer glow, girl!

    Get it here.

    2. THESE DONUT DRINK FLOATS SO YOUR BEVERAGE CAN FLOAT BY YOUR SIDE.

    No pool party is complete without these!

    Get them here.

    3. A SUN HAT TO KEEP YOU AGLOW WHILE PROTECTING FROM UNWANTED SUNBURNS.

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  • If you have a birthday this month, check out Francesca's blog for a fun surprise!


    April showers have brought May flowers and now it is time to celebrate you, May girls! The perfect birthday starts with the perfect outfit, so we put together a look just for you. Check it out francesc.as/2pP52om 

  • THE TWO TRENDS YOU NEED TO WEAR THIS SPRING

    If you’re looking to freshen up your wardrobe for spring, you’ll want to make sure that you include plenty of florals and stripes. These two prints come into play every year, but we’ve found some exciting ways to wear them this time around!

    FUN FLORALS

    A floral dress is a staple piece for spring, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to a simple look. The lace detail in the front of this dress will help modernize your style. We’re also loving the mixed print details on this dress!

    Florals don’t have to be overloaded with bright spring colors. If you tend to stick to a more classic color palette, you’ll love mixing up your look this spring by adding a small pop of color with a floral top.

  • CHICO'S FASHION SHOW

  • GIRLS’ NIGHT IN, ROSÉ SANGRIA RECIPE

    Grab your favorite rom-com and shoot a text to your girls, because you’re about to have the perfect girls’ night in. Whitney Bond, a San Diego-based blogger, has created this delicious Honey Apple Rosé Sangria recipe to help you and your gals welcome in the new season!

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  • Get summer ready with Chicos

    Pool party? Already on the way. https://goo.gl/lGzriT


  • Keep your rug looking fresh thanks to Cost Plus!

    Vacuum regularly. Invest in a trusted vacuum cleaner, preferably one without beater bars, and vacuum your area rug regularly and on a low-power setting. Help yourself remember by setting a weekly (more for high-traffic areas) calendar alert on your phone. Remember never to vacuum your rug’s fringe; this could potentially accelerate its wear and tear, and literally pull the fringe right off the rug.

    Rotate the rug and rug pad periodically. Doing this helps promote even wear and lets the more highly-trafficked parts of the rugs get “rest” from daily use and exposure.

    Blot immediately. The holidays and every single dinner or birthday party can take their toll on your beloved area rugs by way of drink spills, oil splatters, and everything in between. Immediately blot any spills with un-dyed cloth and press firmly around the affected area to absorb as much of the spill; it’s all about taking quick and decisive action!

    Hire a pro. There’s a reason why there are professional rug cleaners around—they know what they’re doing and they are good at it! For stains and splatters that are beyond your reach and magic, we recommend professional rug cleaning. It might even be a good idea to have your rugs professionally cleaned at least once a year for longevity.

    Invest in a rug pad. Rug pads are the unsung heroes of beautiful area rugs. They can reduce excessive shedding by reducing high-traffic wear on the surface, extend the life of your rug, and as many know, prevent the rug from slipping and sliding.

    Know your rug. Each area rug comes with a care label—read the label carefully and follow the cleaning instructions and care directions provided on the tag. Indoor-outdoor rugs are designed to withstand the elements; care directions for these versatile rugs will be markedly different from one-of-a-kind rugs.

    Treat each area rug as the unique pieces that they are!

  • PHOTO BOOTH DIY! | FRANCESCAS

    Summer is the time for soirees, picnics, outdoor weddings and “grown up” tea parties.

    Why not make your next get-together even more “insta-worthy” with a do-it-yourself fabric ribbon photo booth backdrop?

    Trust us, your friends (and their cameras) are going to love this oh-so-chic (& simple to make) party decor.

    What You’ll Need:

    ·         Three sets of 3 yards of fabric in your favorite colors

    ·         Scissors

    ·         Rope

    ·         Banner

    ·         Pinwheels

    To start, cut and tear your fabric into ribbons about two to three inches wide. Most fabrics tear pretty easily, so all you will need to do is slice a small strip with your scissors and rip it the rest of the way. 

    After doing this over and over (and over) until you’ve run out of fabric, you’ll find yourself with a pile of ribbons. 

    Now it’s time to string those ribbons up to make your backdrop!

    Double knot the end of each ribbon to the rope, evenly spacing out each ribbon. 

    It’s up to you to decide how you’d like to space out your colors, whether you want a multicolor backdrop, ombré backdrop or even a solid one! 

    Before you cut your rope, remember to measure out the space where you plan to hang your backdrop. 

    We hung our photo booth backdrop up between two trees, but tied to a light pole, fence or even nailed to an indoor wall works too! 

    Get creative! There are so many fun ways and places to hang a ribbon photo booth. 

    Depending on the occasion, banners and paper décor help to spruce up a ribbon backdrop even more! 

    Use clothespins to easily add decorations to your creation just how you see fit. 

    Once your ribbon backdrop is hung up and ready to go, it’s time to grab your pals, your photo booth must-haves and say cheese!