Friday Finds || Week 13

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Happy Friday! It’s been a rainy past few days here in Chicago, but another fun week on the books. I started the week on a bit of a cooking kick… I used to subscribe to Plated when I lived in NYC, but I finally started it back up again here. Looking forward to branching out a little bit when it comes to my weeknight recipes! Tuesday was jam-packed… I kicked off the day at the new Fairgrounds coffee shop in Bucktown with Jena & Eva and we sampled their coffee, matcha, and five of their breakfast entrees… It was all SO good! Afterwards, I shot some new outfits for the blog before taking the second half of the afternoon off for a little spa day with one of my besties. After our facials and reading by the (indoor) pool at the Peninsula, we grabbed dinner and rosé at Little Beet Table in my neighborhood. The whole afternoon and evening were such a dream… Such a lovely mid-week treat! My Wednesday routine usually involves working at the Chicago Athletic Hotel lobby so I spent the morning there before heading to lunch with my friend Kelly at Travelle. Another unbelievable meal… They just added poké to their menu so we tried the tableside tuna poké, the octopus, avocado toast with crab, and their beef tartare! I essentially had to roll myself home afterwards. Yesterday was SUCH an exciting one… I FINALLY GOT MY BOOT OFF! After nine long weeks, I’m walking on two feet again. I can’t workout for a little while longer, but I’m so happy to ditch that bulky thing. And just in time with all of the rain! Lauren got into town last night and we had plans of heading to Flamingo Rum Club or the new three-story wine bar in the West Loop, but we opted for wine on my couch and spent the night chatting and catching up. We’re grabbing breakfast with Katie this morning at Atwood and then I MUST glue myself to my desk the rest of the day… I’ve got a mile-long to-do list to wrap up before EOD. Send productive vibes my way!

Hope you had a wonderful week and are looking forward to an even better weekend ahead! xo

Here are some of my favorite finds from the week…

J.Crew invented a holiday… and it’s today! National Stripes Day… definitely something I can get behind.

I’m crushing over this beach tote and it’s $49 price tag… I can’t decide which color I like best!

If you know me, you know baths are my jam… An almost-nightly ritual… and sometimes in the morning if there is time! Taking a Hot Bath May Burn as Many Calories as a Run

FDA approves a new drug to treat Multiple Sclerosis  My mom has MS, so this is very hopeful news! I haven’t mentioned it on the blog in a few years, but you can read about it here.

Minted is celebrating their ninth anniversary so you can receive 15% off your order until April 3rd! (Use code NINE) Perfect time to order invites, graduation announcements, art, or gifts.

A few more skincare products on my ever-growing list… This vibrancy-boosting mask, this instant perfecting mask, this exfoliating serum, this anti-aging treatment, this night transformation gel, this resurfacing mask, and this clarifying face oil.

How cute are all of these beach accessories at Bauble Bar?!

I use these glycolic peel pads, but a friend recently recommended these from the drugstore! I might have to give them a try.

100% of the proceeds from this Kiehl’s Kiss for the Cure lip duo are donated to Bright Pink to benefit breast cancer awareness and education. (You can find out more here!)

I have an unhealthy crush on this bag!

Lusting over these blue bow-tied sandals. And they come in SEVEN colors!

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  1. 3.31.17
    Jenn Lake commented:

    YAY for getting your boot off! I’m sure it feels life-changing!!!

  2. 3.31.17
    Tessa commented:

    Congrats on getting the boot off! I watched your entire snapchat and was cracking up! I love these Friday finds!

    xx, Tessa
    http://www.tessatailored.com

  3. 3.31.17
    Rena commented:

    Thanks for sharing these fantastic links!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  4. 3.31.17
    Brittany commented:

    I went to a rummage sale last weekend, and literally every. single. thing. I bought had stripes on it. I could totally get behind stripes day too 🙂

  5. 3.31.17
    Britney Crawley commented:

    Happy Friday! Congrats on getting the boot off- I can’t imagine how relieved you must be! And, yes, I’m celebrating National Stripes Day. 🙂 I’m also loving that pom pom tote from BaubleBar- how cute! Now I just need a beach, and some warm weather… Have a great weekend!