Friday Finds || Week 45

How to Tie a Scarf on Your Handbag

Happy Friday! I’m running on fumes at this point… Sleep had to take a backseat to deadlines this week and I am T-I-R-E-D! I have no idea how I used to function on 5 hours of sleep regularly in New York (when I was working full-time in addition to running the blog)… 5 hours was a good night. Nowadays, if I don’t get at least 7, I can feel it! I truly don’t know how you moms out there do it.

I sound like a boring broken record, but this week was just work, work, work. (Again.) I had a few meetings, shot A TON of new content for the blog on Tuesday, and pretty much just parked it at my desk… Emails, editing photos, writing and drafting posts, working on gift guides and planning holiday content, etc. Other than going to a few workouts and meetings, I really didn’t do anything that exciting. Now that it’s gotten so cold and we don’t have the nice weather to entice us to make impromptu plans after work, I *really* need to be better about scheduling time to hang out with friends during the week. Goal for next week!

Hope you have a great weekend. Don’t forget to send in any questions for this Sunday’s Q&A! xx JRS

Here are this week’s links…

If anyone needs to get me a gift, I NEED this passport cover. It’s under $25, great stocking stuffer. Hint, hint!

I love these gift wrapping ideas from Gray Malin!

I was shocked to read Deborah Llyod is leaving Kate Spade, but not surprised after all of the recent company changes.

I was laughing out loud at this one… What Your Favorite LaCroix Flavor Says About You

I found this post on Gal Meets Glam to be so inspirational… 10 Key Business Lessons from Women Entrepreneurs

You guys… Talbots has some of the cutest new arrivals right now. Click through to see my favorites!

Bookmarking this T&C article for the next time I stay with Lauren12 Cool Upper East Side Restaurants

After seeing how I’ve been living in this set of PJs, I’m ordering the matching robe!

I can’t get over these ribbon earrings… So cute!!

OH EM GEE… Plaid sneakers! A must.

And plaid flats with a bow!! See ya, budget.

I could literally blow my life savings at J.Crew right now. I want ALL OF THE NEW ARRIVALS!

Can you even handle this embellished bow barrette?!

As a blue and white lover, I’m so obsessed with Amy & Wade’s house! Check it out here: Formal Living Room, Kitchen, Guest Room, & Powder Bathroom

I’m loving the look of fun straps on classic bags, but haven’t purchased one yet… I’m kind of thinking this cognac bag with this navy and white striped strap!

Evelyn Henson just launched the CUTEST customized travel print. This is so perfect for holiday gifting!

Tips for Navigating the Provence Flea Markets in France

Great tips for layering this fall!

Six things to do to boost your mood!

White Elephant Designs just launched an apparel section and there are so many cute pieces! (You may have seen this dress on my Snapchat… Outfit post coming soon!)

New Yorkers, mark your calendars for this one! NEST is having a sample sale at 260 Fifth Avenue… November 14th – 18th

And for my Chicagoans… the Junior League is hosting their Gazebo Holiday Market today and tomorrow! (11/10 & 11/11)

Oh, and ROBERTA’S PIZZA IS COMING TO CHICAGO THIS WEEKEND ONLY! I’m sure lines will be crazy, but you guys — this is major.

Another random note for my Chicago peeps… I had to go to the DMV last week and I went to the 100 W Randolph location (basement of X building) and it was honestly a pretty painless process. Just FYI!

How cute is this hoodie with striped piping?!

I love these fun sneakers from Emu for to-and-from the gym this winter. The hightop is a little bit of extra warmth!

I spent some time searching for the cutest winter PJs this week… Here are some favorites…

How friggen cute is this pink pom pom hat?!

Going to need these fuzzy slippers… They’re under $30! (Or the rainbow pair!!)

Couldn’t order these bow-tied velvet pumps fast enough!

So into berets and want to order this one ($22!) in every color…

Still can’t get over this blouse! So, so pretty for work.


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  1. 11.10.17
    Rena said:

    The gift wrapping ideas are fantastic, thanks for sharing!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 11.10.17
    abi said:

    Love the leopard print flats int he wishlist!

    Abigail Alice x

  3. 11.10.17
    Jessica Camerata said:

    well now I want a la croix! I’m a lime, coconut or grapefruit kinda gal ha!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita