Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 18

Jessica Sturdy in Kobe, Japan wearing an Old Navy maxi dress, denim jacket, Loeffler Randall pom pom sandals, Illesteva sunglasses, and a Clare V Straw tote

Hellooooo from Chicago! I feel like I’ve been gone for-ev-er. Japan was so much fun, but since we’d both been before (a short 18 months ago) we thought the trip felt a little bit on the long side this time around. I’m sure a big part was because I was so sick for the first ten days… I finally started to feel a bit better on Sunday, just as we got to Osaka. (Which was great timing, as it was my first time in Osaka!) After Osaka, we made our way to the Izu Peninsula for a night and before flying back to the US. I got back to Chicago last night and it felt so good to be home… I unpacked and got all of my laundry done, went to a deep stretch yoga class, got my favorite Sweetgreen salad, did two face masks, took a bath, and got to sleep in my own bed! Today and tomorrow won’t as relaxing… I’ve got quite the lengthy to-do list before I fly out again on Sunday. (Why do I do this to myself with back-to-back trips?! haha) When I get back next week, I’m seriously putting myself on a major travel hiatus except for weddings, bachelorette parties, and quick weekend trips for the foreseeable future. (More on that to come.)

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to squeeze in any shenanigans for the Derby this weekend or not. TBD! Hopefully you’ve got something fun planned to celebrate. ๐Ÿ™‚

xx JRS

If you’re remotely interested in crystals and/or quantum physics, you’ve GOTTA listen to this podcast.

I accidentally left my Janessa Leone straw hat on the plane when I got to Tokyo. (So bummed, I’m blaming the headache from flying 14 hours with a raging sinus infection…) I was hoping it would maybe in the lost and found at Narita, but I just broke down and ordered another one.

So many memories in this video!

I saw a girl walking with this LV backpack in Kyoto and I’m now obsessing over it. So cute!

OMG THIS RICKRACK BATHING SUIT! Ordered it as soon as I saw it.

I also ordered this gingham bikini top and these high-waisted bottoms.

I absolutely NEED this dress. NEED!

I used this mask twice while in Japan and loved it!

Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates People Who Achieve From Those Who Only Dream

Really loveย these raffia slidesย and this striped pair, too.

This book is on my wish list.

How cute is this tie-back tank?

Yep, going to need this tee immediately.

This tee is such a fun Mother’s Day gift!

I’m really into these wide leg crepe pants! They’d be great for the office. (I want them in all three colors!)

So, I think I need these bow sandals in every color they come in.

This gingham card case would make for a great gift! When summer rolls around, I’m always searching for a smaller wallet to fit inside my warm-weather clutches and little straw bags.

Yep, going to need this slouchy tie-front blouse.

Crushing on this car diffuser! I think it would be a great Mother’s Day gift.

Call me crazy, but I want these athletic slides for summer. White or blue?! Or both? 😉

This french phone case has my name written all over it.

These lucite hoops need to be mine.

I love this pen set — perfect for summer! (Is anyone else a total stationery and pen snob, like me?!)

Not to end on a sad note, butย this post on Kaskade’s websiteย after Avicii’s death is worth a read.




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  1. 5.4.18
    Rena said:

    How good you felt finally better! And I can imagine that that trip seemed for you that long. Love the olive dress and how you have paired it with the denim jacket!
    Lovely greetings from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 5.4.18
    Allie said:

    Welcome back! I love the t shirt – itโ€™s so great they still make things with Mean Girls phrases. Also, I have those flower earrings. If anyone is on the fence they look even better in person and are super light. Happy Friday! xAllie

  3. 5.5.18
    Bubby said:

    Hi! Great blog! Just a question what do you do for a living that allows you to travel so much? I love seeing all your travels and insights, just wondering how you do it.


    • 5.6.18
      Jessica said:

      Thank you! I currently write my blog full-time.

  4. 5.7.18

    Those raffia slides are everything!! Love all of these!

    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe