Meet Frannie Accardio, a recent college freshman starting at Lehigh University with a passion for all things classic and slightly preppy. She started her blog The Blonde Prep in eighth grade on a whim and now it’s taken her HERE. Read more about how her bold personality leads her life!
WHAT ARE YOU UP TO RIGHT NOW?
Relaxing in my dorm after a full day of classes!
WHAT'S YOUR DAILY ROUTINE TYPICALLY LOOK LIKE ON A WEEKDAY?
Now that I’m in college, I typically wake up, go to my classes, go to lunch, finish classes, do my homework, grab dinner, sometimes I work out (which I used to be so good about in high school but unfortunately haven’t been doing a ton since getting to Lehigh!), and then I go out often around 10 or 11 PM.
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR BLOG. WHAT INITIALLY INSPIRED YOU TO START IT? WAS THERE A CERTAIN EVENT/MOMENT YOU KNEW YOU WANTED TO DO IT?
I actually started my blog in eighth grade when my friend made a blog and we wanted to compete. It was really funny because we both had no idea, essentially, what a blog even was, or what we were doing. I’m so glad I stuck with it despite that it was just a random, impromptu decision one day!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
My style is pretty classic, in my opinion. It’s not overly preppy, but I wear a lot of classic styles and brands.
ARE THERE ANY OBSTACLES THAT YOU HAVE HAD TO FACE IN YOUR CAREER? HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THEM?
I wouldn’t say I’ve experienced any significant “obstacles” in my blogging journey because I really haven’t made it too much of a professional platform, so it’s been nice just to take The Blonde Prep in whatever direction I choose.
HOW DO YOU REPRESENT THE TRAIT BOLD? DO YOU SEE YOUR BOLD PERSONALITY TRANSLATED IN THE WORK YOU ARE DOING NOW?
I think bold means a combination of being driven, excited, and motivated. I love coming up with an idea, working to get it done, and being excited about it the whole way through.
DO YOU FEEL THAT YOUR BOLD PERSONALITY RUBS OFF ON OTHERS? HOW SO?
I hope it does! I like to think I can motivate others just by doing what I love and having that shine out of me.
ASIDE FROM BEING BOLD, WHAT ARE THREE OTHER PERSONALITY TRAITS THAT DESCRIBE YOURSELF AND HOW SO?
Athletic, Creative, Easy-Going.
I played field hockey all through high school and I try to run as much as I can on a day-to-day basis. Working out makes me feel good and I love the good energy that comes from doing something athletic everyday.
As a blogger, it takes a ton of creativity to come up with post ideas, graphic designs, Instagram edits, etc. I like to think I can get pretty creative and produce the best content that I can on my platforms!
I’m generally a very easy-going person… I rarely get mad, I don’t really restrict myself to too much of a routine, and I love spontaneity.
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND/OR BIGGEST INSPIRATION?
This is so tough! I have to say I’m a huge Kendall Jenner fan, but I couldn’t really give a good reason why… I just love her look and easy-going personality!
WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND GOALS? WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS FROM NOW?
In five years I will have graduated from college, and given that I only started last week, that’s a pretty crazy thought! I hope to live in New York City or Paris and have a job that I really love.
WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU COULD GIVE TO ANOTHER YOUNG WOMAN ABOUT BEING BOLD?
Always have a goal, and do whatever it takes to get there! Don’t give up on yourself or your aspirations no matter how hard the road can get.
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