Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 12 & 13

Jessica Sturdy hosts a pink-themed pizza party in Chicago with rosé, Happy Camper pizza, and colorful pizza boxes covered in wrapping paper.

Happy Friday, friends! Wow, this week felt like a long one. Each day seemed to fly by, but the week itself felt suuuper long. Just me?! I kicked off the weekend a little bit early and had a fun little pink pizza party with a few girlfriends last night. We rented out the top floor of my apartment building and went all out — balloons, wrapped pizza boxes in colorful paper, sweet treats, and lots of rosé. (You can see more on my Instagram stories for the next few hours before it expires!)

For a fun little pop of color and some added functional decor, I wrapped the pizza boxes (from Happy Camper — my favorite!) in colorful wrapping paper (remember it from under my Christmas tree?!) … I honestly don’t know how the idea came to me (I’ve never seen it before!) but it was such a fun little DIY. A bit of a pain the in you-know-what with how odd pizza boxes are, but pretty simple to do overall.

Like I mentioned on Tuesday, I’ve been in a major spring cleaning mood since I got back from Mexico last weekend! I’ve been cleaning out my closet and listing a ton of things on Poshmark and on my second Instagram, so be sure to check out those pages if you’re interested in scooping anything up. I’ll be listing lots more things on Tuesday and Thursday this coming week, too. So stay tuned!

Chicago Happenings

Since I’ve been on a cleaning and purging kick, I finally dropped off an old bridesmaid dress and a bunch of jewelry for the Glass Slipper Project! (If you’re not familiar, Glass Slipper Project is a non-profile that collects new and almost-new formal dresses and accessories and provides them, free of charge, to high school juniors and seniors who are unable to purchase their own Prom attire.) I’m bummed I’ll be out of town for the actual shopping dates, but if you’re free in April, you should definitely look into volunteering and helping out.

Reads, Listens, & More

The Best Marriage Advice We’ve Ever Received .. Loved the one simple phrase!

The Only Way To “Wake Up” And Become Unstoppable .. So many life-changing tidbits in this one. A must-read!

I absolutely need to visit this London cafe!

How friggin dreamy is Merritt’s closet?! Oh em gee.

Gray’s kitchen is so stunning!

My friend Grace just launched a podcast!

So many great nuggets of wisdom in this one (that aren’t even necessarily related to the title) … How to Meet Friends in a New City

Shop ’til You Drop!

I found the straw bag mecca on Urban Outfitters this week! My favorites are this stitched colorblocked bag, this mini bag under $10this colorful tote, this open-weave bagthis circle bag, this circle wristletthis round crossbody, this top-handle bucket bag, and this crossbody in both colors.

Had to re-order my brow pencil this week… I just got Hallie obsessed with it too when we were in Mexico!

These palm leaf natural slides are SO DANG CUTE! Had to buy them. (At least they’re under $90!)

And how cute are these green gingham sandals?!

I really think I need these $38 pink sunglasses!

This straw bag is a great alternative to the Clare V bag, under $100!

This wrap skort is SO cute and even more affordable!

How fun is this little gingham set?! It’s on super sale, too.

So many great finds at White Elephant Designs right now!

Still crushing on this bamboo handle bag! Which color is your favorite? I’m leaning towards white or navy. (Shocking, I know.)


Aerie has so many cute swimsuits right now! And they’re basically all on sale for $30.

While I was placing my swimsuit order (gotta get some new suits before Coachella!), I fell in love with these knotted slides!

In an effort to not place a bank-account-busting order on Revolve for Coachella outfit options, I actually found quite a few fun things on Forever 21! I’ll report back if any of it works out. Lots of very affordable options that were still super cute!

Loving these earrings and these earrings!

Did you know you can now get Instax Mini polaroid paper in fun colors and patterns?!

Couldn’t order this hat fast enough! It’s so cheap (under $30!) and I’ve been looking high and low for a leather-band boater hat.

V tempted to order another chill pill for my phone. I recently saw a photo of it from last year and I miss it! haha

Don’t ask me how I got here this week… But how fun are these rosé bottle pool floats? haha

I found my gold statement earrings that I wear constantly on sale for $45!

Major shoe lust happening at J.Crew right now… Can you even handle these sneakers?!

Also loving these blush pink loafers!

How cute is this striped jumpsuit?! It’s on sale for $39!

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  1. 4.1.18
    briana commented:

    cute idea with the pizza box! i so need those knotted sandals!


  2. 4.3.18
    Rena commented:

    This marriage advice is so true and I really try to follow it!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena