Instagram Lovin'

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Just a little update via Instagram.
I love taking outfit snapshots, pictures of recent shopping scores, and things that make me smile.
You can follow me @ FrancescaPenko

My latest thrift store score- a Tory Burch jacket and a Trina Turk sweater, I spent $16 for BOTH!

Glitter Mani

How cute is my little sister?!

Cruelest joke ever

My love and I in the city

Probably my favorite summer dress ever. 

How amazing is this rug?! 
It went out of stock then came back and I was giddy while ordering it :)

My DIY sparkly phone case

Some little additions I picked up for our home and a pair of jeans for my mom.

decisions decisions- sequins or lace

double deliciousness: a yummy iced coconut latte and grey rose printed jeans

High-Low Skirt

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Material Girl Skirt: Plato's Closet ($12!)
T-shirt & Cuff: Target
Vince Camuto Bootie: Marshalls

I started the morning off not knowing what to wear, then I rediscovered this printed high-low skirt and the outfit fell together from there. I decided to tie a simple black shirt to showcase this Partridge Family inspired skirt and paired it with my favorite Vince Camuto booties for a fun everyday look. 
I have some cute outfit posts planned that I can't wait to share with you all!
Thank you SO much for reading!

Polka Dot Blouse

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Blouse: Old Navy
Rich & Skinny Jeans: Plato's
DVF Sandals: Plato's

Just a quick post before my portfolio presentation tonight. I wore this outfit yesterday for a day full of errands. The shoes are so easy to walk in and really transform an ordinary outfit into an effortlessly chic outfit! I also went thrifting and found an item I have been searching for forever, so be prepared for an upcoming DIY post.
Thank you so much for reading!

Navy Lace Skirt

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lace Skirt: Forever 21 (here) (under $20!)
Sam Edelman Pumps: Marshalls (also here)
Equipment Blouse: Marshalls (another cute blouse here)
Oryany Bag: Tjmaxx (here)
Ray-Ban Boyfriend Sunglasses: (here)

Let me start off by saying that the Sam Edelman Lorissa pumps have been on my wish list for over a year but I could never give in and pay the hefty price tag. Seriously, where's the fun in that? Finally, I found them at an affordable price- thank you Marshalls!  I was beyond excited when I saw them in the shoe section, especially because they were in the nude leather. These pumps are the perfect mix of edginess and glam, they are a beautiful shade of nude, and finally mine :)

Thank you so much for reading!

Also, I was featured on Fashion Click over at Teen Vogue yesterday. Beyond excited!

Neon Pleated Maxi Skirt

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pleated Maxi Skirt: Plato's Closet ($8!) (similar style here)
White T-shirt: Target
Vintage Clutch: Curio
Nude Sandals: Plato's Closet
Earrings/Bracelets: Forever 21

I wanted this neon maxi skirt the moment I saw it, but I found out about this gem too late- Old Navy had already sold out. Luckily, I found this one at Plato's Closet for only $8, the tags were still attached and everything! I was so excited to plan outfits with it and occasionally spin around in it. 
I was going to wear the shirt as a normal t-shirt but it looked a little plain, so I wore it as an off-the-shoulder top and tied it in the middle, then I added some gemstone earrings and strappy sandals for a chic everyday look!

Thank you for reading!

Summer Picks

Friday, May 11, 2012

Summer Lovin'

Here are some of my top picks for summer. I already splurged on the Free People lace shift dress because it was love at first sight! The bracelet was another recent purchase too; Target has really stepped their game up with this cuff and it's even more stunning in person.

Clockwise from the top:
Heart Soul Pasquale High Sandals - AMAZING!  
Philosophy- Hope in a Jar
L*Space Fringe Bikini Top
Free People Almost Famous Dress (on sale now!)
Target Gold Multi Stone Cuff (only $24.99!)
Deborah Lippmann Glitter Nail Polish
MOTO Ice Stripe Hotpants

What are your top picks for summer?
Thank you so much for reading!

Tangerine Striped Dress

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Alice + Olivia Dress: Ebay (more orange striped dresses here & here)
Turquoise Cuff: Forever 21
BCBG Wedges: Marshalls (similar here)

The weather shot up this week- it's always a challenge trying to dress for 90 degree weather and I tried on a few outfits today before I picked this one. I bought this Alice + Olivia dress on Ebay last year for a steal and it just screamed summer to me; the tangerine mixed with the cream is a beautiful combo and the soft breezy fabric makes it perfect for a hot day. I accessorized the dress with a turquoise bracelet and my new favorite gold wedges for a feminine look.

Thank you for reading!

And the winner is- Ali from A View From Underneath My Pink Umbrella. Congrats! I will be emailing you soon. Thank you to everyone for entering the giveaway and thank you again to CupcakesForBfast for sponsoring it!