Friday Finds || Week 25

Chicago-based travel blogger Bows & Sequins shares her beach must-haves: Las Bayadas striped beach blanket, Jack Rogers sandals, a Canon video camera, SPF, Fresh Sugar Sport, and InStyle magazine.

It’s finally Friday! Last Friday kind of feels like forever ago, doesn’t it? The beginning of this week was quite long, but I will say the last two days have flown by… Either way, I’m so excited the weekend is finally here. I’ve got a few fun plans on the calendar… Cooking out with the girls tonight, Mamby on the Beach tomorrow. Summer in Chicago truly is *the best!* It’s been so nice to have been in town the last week… I got back from Santa Barbara late last Friday night (around 1am or so) and had a blast catching up with friends on Saturday. I was out and about all day (and night) and then embarked on the 3.5 hour drive to my hometown to take my dad to dinner for Father’s Day on Sunday. I wasn’t able to stay long, but it was worth the trip! I drove back to Chicago on Monday morning and had to hit the reset button once I was home. After trips on trips on trips, there was just shit everywhere in my apartment. It looked like a tornado had hit… Open suitcases, bags I had quite literally just dumped the contents out of, clothes and shoes everywhere, packages covering the kitchen counter, dishes in the sink… Simply put: an actual effing disaster. I felt so guilty turning my phone on silent and neglecting work for a few hours during the day, but I knew there was no way I’d get anything done while trying to work in such a chaotic space. It’s been so, so great to get settled back in this week (in a clean apartment!) without knowing I’ll be packing up again in a few days. If all goes according to plan, I don’t think I’ll be traveling for the next month until a friend’s wedding in July! It’s so hard to say no and to set those boundaries, but I want to stay put for a little while and soak up summer. Hope you’ve got a great weekend ahead of you, too! xo

Oh, and good news… I was able to shoot a ton of new posts this week since I was in town! (Well, we got rained out of shooting some new outfits, but I’ll get to those this coming week.) Lots of summer entertaining ideas (rosé popsicles and poolside picnics, anyone?), plus a few beauty posts, too. Stay tuned!

Here are my finds from the week…

How freaking cute is the Sezane x Holiday collection?! I want it all.

Gabby Bernstein (my fave!) is coming out with a new book! Too bad we have to wait until January… Perfect way to kick of 2018, though.

How fun is this ruffled blazer?

This new Peanut Butter Chocolate RXBAR is SO SO SO GOOD.

Lusting over this navy straw tote!

This two-year-old’s birthday party is what pink dreams are made of.

The Insta-famous Cult Gaia bag is now available in so many great colors! I’ve got my eyes on the black, tortoise, pearl, and pink versions. One of each, please!

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Excited to follow along with Mackenzie’s redecorating project in Nantucket!

So tempted to order this swimsuit for 4th of July weekend!

Serena & Lily has a ton of great summer pieces on sale… Outdoor furniture, beach towels, etc!

Obsessed with this pink gingham skirt… I think I need it, yes?

I can’t wait to try Bonci Pizza when it opens in Chicago next month… It’s only in Rome and soon-to-be Chicago!

How fab is this Westchester home?

J.Crew is running an extra 40% off sale promotion this weekend… use code SALESTYLE. SO many great pieces for summer, and they all come out to a steal of a price. Some of my favorites below 👇🏼

I’ve never seen Despicable Me, but this Minions Fujifilm camera is prettyyyy cute!

This bag came back in stock and I couldn’t order it fast enough! (Thank you, stock alerts. #bestinventionever) I got the cream color, but I really want the black one, too. And if you’re like, “JFC, Jessica, you do NOT need another straw bag,” here’s why you’re wrong: I tried the bag on in the store in LA and the white leather strap totally changes the look, as compared to my straw bags with the cognac brown leather handles. Or at least that’s what I told myself! 😉

Love how luxe these sandals are.

Speaking of luxe, I’ve been in the market for a new phone cover and I wish I could justify the pricetag on this one!

And speaking of phone cases, I came across this shop and I’m obsessed with every single style!

Did you see? Khloe Kardashian & Good American launched a line of bodysuits. So fitting! (pun not intended, ha)

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  1. 6.23.17
    Rena said:

    Now I’m also obsessed with this pink gingham skirt, thanks a lot for the link!
    xx Rena

  2. 6.23.17
    Kellie said:

    You need to see Despicable Me. It is so cute (the minions are). And I am not one who sees every single kids movie. (Yet- my almost 4 year old is quickly going to change that!)

  3. 6.23.17
    Tracy said:

    I ordered the Las Bayadas bag similar to your towel and now am thinking I need the towel as well!

    Mackenzie’s renovation is going to be amazing. I spent summers in Nantucket and hope to get back this summer!

    Have a great weekend, Jess!