Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 27

Bows & Sequins visits Parson's Chicken and Fish in Chicago.

What. A. Week. With the holiday being on a Wednesday this week, I’m all sorts of thrown off. I didn’t do much for July 4th this year, but I’m okay with it. A little bit of solitude was much needed… it had been a while! I went out to Parson’s with some friends on Tuesday night, but ended up working all afternoon on the actual Fourth, prepping for a call I had yesterday morning. Womp, womp. The day did redeem itself when I got to watch the fireworks though! I went on CHE’s fireworks tour and got to watch the Navy Pier fireworks from the air over Lake Michigan… Pinch me, right? It was so insanely cool and definitely something I’d recommend adding to your bucket list! (If you’re visiting Chicago any time soon, Navy Pier does fireworks every Wednesday and Sunday night so this definitely isn’t a once-a-year kind of experience!)

Not trying to gloss over the lows of the week, but honestly, I don’t even know where to begin. Life has truly never felt more challenging than it has these last couple of weeks (/months/year). [insert every quote about ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ here]

Plenty of things to look forward to this weekend to get my mind off a very exhausting week, though… My niece and sister-in-law are coming up to visit me today, which will be a lot of fun! We’ll be hitting up all the spots… Lincoln Park Zoo, The American Girl Doll Store, Navy Pier, and probably rounding out the day at Lou Malnati’s! (I got my niece an American Girl gift card for Christmas… Surefire way to make them come visit, haha.) Playing tourist isn’t always my cup of tea, but I think it will be nice to experience these places again with my niece! Pray for us with the crowds, though… haha. 😅

Here are this week’s finds…

I love Caroline’s new office set-up! I’ve looked at WeWork in the past and it doesn’t make sense for me financially right now, but I’d love to someday have an office at one of their Chicago locations.

Northern Italy is still on my list of places to explore! This itinerary has me itching to book a flight. Maybe next summer!

I think this shirtdress is so freaking cute for the office!

I’ve added these shower sheets to my ever-growing beauty wish list! I feel like they’ll be perfect for my gym bag, to toss in my straw tote for pool and beach days, and even for long travel days or overnight flights.

Vitamin Sea 💙 How cute is this sweater?! Perfect for chilly summer nights.

I’m obsessed with this colorful Cubs hat!

This post makes me want to organize alllll of the things!

If you need a little workout motivation, check out Lauren’s workout planner!

Speaking of workouts, I kind of want to order this hula hoop! I feel like it would be such a fun workout to do at home on days when I don’t have time to take a class.

I’m obsessed with this new Outdoor Voices color! 💗

I’m absolutely obsessed with this top! So perfect for date night or a girls night out with a pair of skinnies. It looks much more expensive than it is! I have a dress by the same brand and I can speak to the quality of the pieces… They definitely don’t look cheap in person for how affordably priced they are!

How freaking cute is this wrap dress?! I love that it can be worn both ways.

Fourth of July may be over, but that doesn’t mean the red-white-and-blue looks need to be a thing of the past! This striped dress is so cute, as is this red and navy piped maxi. And how fun is this ruffled dress?!

I’m always on the hunt for reasonably priced sunglasses and I love this white cat-eye pair!

How gorgeous is this blue and white dress?! OMG.

This red, white, and blue crab clutch is adorbs.

PS: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts next week! I’ll be sharing more so stay tuned for updates. Please let me know if there’s anything you’d specifically like to see!





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  1. 7.6.18
    Rena said:

    You are really right! The Boden dress is extremely cute!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 7.6.18
    Allie said:

    Have a wonderful weekend! It sounds like you guys are going to have so much fun! I loved American Girl dolls growing up, I can’t wait to share them with the next generation like you are getting to.
    Halle Friday, xAllie

  3. 7.6.18

    Aw thanks for including my workout planner, Jess!! Also, that sounds like the COOLEST way to see fireworks ever. Totally makes up for a work day holiday 😉 Have fun with your niece and sister in law this weekend!
    Lauren at

  4. 7.6.18
    Brianna said:

    Your helicopter ride looked so insane, how amazing!

    As for the Nordstrom sale, you trying things on and showing them is the BEST! Everyone else just posts all the links which isn’t helpful. Appreciate you taking the time!

  5. 8.3.18
    Ashley said:

    You’re the best!! xo