Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 24

Jessica Sturdy in Amsterdam, Netherlands in a pink tulip field wearing a blue and white striped Vineyard Vines dress and a Clare V round straw bag.

Happy Friday… er, I mean Sunday! Better late than never, right? Let’s just call this one Sunday Finds this week, okay? The last few days were a bit of a whirlwind with unexpected plans pop up on Thursday evening and quite an eventful Friday.

Long story (kind of) short: I had a bunch of loose ends to tie up with work projects on Friday morning before leaving town for the weekend to visit my family for Father’s Day. I was planning to leave the city around 2pm on Friday afternoon, but didn’t get in the car until about 3:30. (Big mistake.) The drive is ~200 miles, which I can usually make door to door in a little over 3 hours. Long story short, it took me about 5 hours with traffic (and random detours to avoid traffic) and I got my first-ever speeding ticket when I was about 10 minutes from getting to my dad’s house. It’s kind of comical that I had my cruise control set and wasn’t speeding on the interstate (after it took me 2 hours to get out of Chicago in bumper-to-bumper traffic), but I was on a country road in my hometown that I know like the back of my hand and have never once seen a cop on in my twenty eight years of life and got a ticket. Womp, womp! Oh, and I realized once I got home that I forgot the entire bag of things that I needed to bring home… Gifts for my niece and nephew from my recent trips, my dad’s Father’s Day card, etc. Crushing it, Jess… Crushing it.

It’s still been good to be home and spend some time with my family! Although, It’s been a friggen scorcher this weekend in the midwest! With the humidity, my weather app said it felt like 103 degrees as I was truck shopping with my dad yesterday afternoon. I low-key love the heat, but it really does take it out of you! Grabbing ice cream with my niece, nephew, and sister-in-law was very necessary afterwards.

Alright, enough about me. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend enjoying the warm weather, too!

Here are this week’s finds…

MY FAVORITE BODY LOTION NOW COMES IN A 1 LITER BOTTLE WITH A PUMP! Apologies for the caps, but this is serious. It’s the best ever, trust.

Chicago friends, this is for you! One of my favorite yoga instructors at CorePower Yoga just started teaching classes at Oak Street Beach! Check out for class times. I’m booked in for a 7am this week… Can’t wait!

This is also major… Today is the last day for 40% off at Talbots! My favorite coral dress (I wore it last week!) is 40% off and also comes in white. I have these scalloped sandals in both black and white and they come out to be $23 with the promo code. (I want to order them in both navy and silver, too! Heck, maybe even pink while we’re at it.) I also have these navy block-heeled sandals that I’ve worn multiple times over the last two weeks! I feel like it’s always so hard to find good navy shoes, isn’t it?! Unfortunately these adorable sandals are sold out in my size, I would have ordered them in a heartbeat. I’m absolutely in love with these white and red loafers… So chic for summer! (They also come in blush pink and silver.) These slides are also chic AF.

I want a beach cruiser and this bike basket pronto!

Oh my gosh… How cute is this kids’ table and chairs?!

Umm, this hat is a NEED! Under $100 and so freaking fab. I love how the darker cane pairs better with my rattan and wicker bags and clutches.

Absolutely loved this podcast episode this week!

And this video had me in tears!

You’ll see it on the blog and Instagram soon, but THIS DRESS IS SO CUTE! I had four strangers stop me in public asking where it was from when I was wearing it this past week. The back is just to die for.

This is so random, but I was cleaning out my filing cabinet earlier this week and found a stack of the most random gift cards. I found this site that buys them back, for either a check or an Amazon credit. Kind of like finding money in an old jeans pocket!

I’m thinking about scooping up this dress for Fourth of July… Thoughts?!

Obsessed with this striped tie-front blouse! So easy to throw on this summer with white denim, jean shorts, boyfriend jeans, or even a skirt.

If you follow Happily Grey, her trainer is now offering a monthly subscription for workouts! She’s in such great shape so I’m eager to see what this is like. (Watch her HG Fit Highlights on Instagram Stories to see what a typical workout is like.) Code HGFIT makes it $5/month.

The Most Instagrammable Spots in Paris … I’ve been to every place on this list except the most popular, the clock window at Musee d’Orsay!

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  1. 6.17.18
    Allie said:

    Love that dress for the 4th! I’ve seen it in store and it’s so cute. I hope you are having a wonderful time with your family! xAllie

  2. 6.17.18
    briana said:

    I always get so sucked into your finds!


  3. 6.18.18
    Rena said:

    So sorry you got even a speeding-ticket … But your picture is absolutely adorable!
    xx Rena

  4. 6.28.18

    That seersucker dress is absolutely perfect for 4th of July! I hope you bought it! So cute. <3

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  6. 12.7.21
    Polina Kazi said:

    Hi Jessica! This dress is looking perfect on You.