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1. Come See What's New! I have an inking that I'm probably going to be doing an order from this online boutique in the coming future. My picks? These tortoise shell studs, this hot pink toile notebook, and the Kate Spade "If I Do Say So Myself" notebook.

2. Luisviaroma I'm beyond obsessed with that romper…and I took a little time to browse Luisviaroma and I began salivating at the mouth. It's an overload of beautiful pieces that I think I might need?

3. Save The Seals I'm constantly amazed by the generosity of others. Needless to say, Sarah kind donations to Mystic Aquarium through revenue made from her website is heart warming.

4. 4 Ways To Wear Scarves This Summer I'm all about wearing scarves all year round, so this post can do no wrong in my eyes.

5. Karlie Kloss I'm always interested in what other people are using, especially when said people are supermodels and BFF's with Taylor Swift (can I be the third amigo?).

6. Amanda's Amusements: Alkaline Water I feel like I've been missing out on some huge health secret and I want in. I'm still trying to find a store in my area that sells this (we're not the most health-centric area…)

7. 10 Floppy Hats Under $100 Hats don't fit my huge head, but I am determined to find one that will fit me. They're just so darn cute!

8. Read the Inspiring Hidden Letter a Teen Cancer Victim Left for Her Family If you want to cry and, you know, get extremely emotional then this is the read for you! Loss is never easy, for the family and the person, erm, dying (for lack of more appropriate terms). There's something comforting about leaving behind words that will keep your message and spirit alive.

9. Summer Stripes Summer stripes? More like stripes all year round, rain or shine. I really loved this outfit, especially the straw tote! Could you get any more summery than that?

10. Which Color Scheme Are You? I don't know which I am! Somewhere between nautical and nice and bring on the brights. Which color scheme are you?

11. J. Crew On Bloor This looks like a beautiful event! Can't say that I'm not obsessed with the Geo Brocade dress either...

12. 13 Women Reveal What Maya Angelou Meant to Them I've written a few papers in my days either about Maya Angelou or her works, so to say that her recent passing away was heartbreaking would be an understatement. It's nice to hear how much she meant to other women as well. She truly was a remarkable human being and her lessons will live on forever.

13. The Great Big Summer Road Trip Music Swap I'm taking part in this, so you should as well! What a great way to hear some new music.

14. How To Get Your Dream Job | Creative Industry Tips It's technically a video, but still…Carly Cristman knows where it's at.

15. Our Summer Bucket List  I don't think I've ever seen a cuter bucket list. Have you?

16. Sketchy Girls: 11 Cool Young Illustrators You Should Have On Your Radar I am bowing down at these talented human beings. How? What? Can I have some of your talent? These girls are amazing!

17. 8 Reasons Why New York Women Can't Get A Husband This is on this list, not because I agree with it, but because it's completely nonsense and actually made me angry. Aspiring to be married is not the only thing a woman's life amounts to.

What have you been reading lately?


  1. Thanks for the little shout out! I hope you can find the alkaline water! I didn't realize it was so hard to come by!

    That little online boutique looks to-die for by the way! You may or may not have inspired me to buy notebooks that I do not need nor do I have the money for...haha it's an issue. I'm such a compulsive shopper, even online.

    I read the article in your #17 and was blown away by how ridiculous it is. I cannot even believe that people in the world believe this stuff...Women don't just live their lives to please men with the only objective to find a husband. Obviously that is part of a lot of people's plans but that article is just laughable.

    Love your Good Reads, Francesca! Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. There has to be a health food store near me somewhere…I'd be surprised if Wegman's didn't have it.

      I'm a compulsive shopper in the first place, but come school time I obsessively buy school supplies, specifically pens/pencils and notebooks. Like I have at least 6 unused notebooks from last year that were purchased solely based on their "prettiness".

  2. Thanks for sharing all of these I will have to check them out! Lovely blog!


    1. Thank you! Haha, there are definitely a lot of them this time around. Hope you find the time to read through some :)


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