Weekly Reading

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Hope you had a fabulous Derby weekend! I got a bizarre phone call on Friday — I shared this story on SnapChat, if you’re interested (username: jessicasturdy) — so I wasn’t really feeling up for a full-fledged Derby party on Saturday. Instead, I ate a ton of food and drank a lot of rosรฉ with Hallie and Grace… Naturally.

I meant to get my usual Weekend Reading post up over the weekend, but I spent Sunday mostly unplugged, laying on a blanket in Central Park. Much, much needed! So we’ll just call this Weekly Reading this week. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do you remember FTD, the company that Hallie & I went to the Rose Bowl with? They’re running a really fun promo for Mother’s Day right now… You can enter on Instagram or Facebook! Considering my mom tagged me on their promotion kick-off Instagram last week (not kidding — and yes, I got the hint, Mother), you know it’s a surprise gift that your mom will be sure to love for the entire year! Make sure you enter this week — contest ends on Saturday and the winner will be announced on Mother’s Day (this Sunday!).


My friend Meghan just re-designed her blog and it looks gorgeous! You have to check it out — WitWhimsy.com

My friend and fellow blogger, Grace from The Stripe, was just featured on Career Contessa! I always love hearing about someone’s journey and background.

I have these in the basket-weave leather, but I am in love with this stripe pair! And they’re on major sale.

This sounds entirely too enticing. I can’t wait to follow along!

I’m obsessed with these sandals! (They’re under $65!)

Today is the last day for 25% off select spring styles at J.Crew! I’m loving a lot of their beachy dresses & cover-ups — one, two, three, fourย — as well as this straw tote.

I’ve read this article over and over and over. Definitely makes you think!

I’ve been loving Old Navy’s new activewear line. How fun is this tank?

Talbots has a really cute selection of sandals right now.. and they’re all currently 30% off! My favorites: this suede tassel pair, these jute heels, this braided pair, this leather tassel pair, and this strappy pair.

I gave in and got my first pair of Birkenstocks. (Ever.) You can read more about itย here!

I just started reading this book. I’ll keep you posted!

Current Faves

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  1. 5.4.15

    Adding this book to my reading list asap! I just started the Accidental Creative and it’s great so far. I’m excited to follow along with Ashley’s sabbatical, too. I hope your week is off to a great start!

  2. 5.4.15

    Oh no I hope everything’s okay. Thanks so much for the great links!

    Her Heartland Soul

  3. 5.4.15
    Casey said:

    Definitely considering a pair of birkenstocks!


  4. 5.5.15

    Hats are my favorite accessory! I love the striped option featured in this post. Glad to hear you were able to relax a little over the weekend. Hopefully, you didn’t receive bad news during the phone call.

    Happy Tuesday ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 5.5.15
    IRENE said:

    thanks for the links! good to take some time off…it is always needed!

  6. 5.5.15
    Meghan said:

    Thanks so much for sharing my redesign- <3 you!

  7. 5.5.15

    Derby weekend kicked my butt.

    I’m officially just now joining the land of the living again. Note to self: you’re not 21 anymore.

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent

  8. 5.5.15

    Definitely want this book/need it haha!